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Q: Occasional hard crashes

I fairly recently got a new computer, and started w/ windows 7. I have since had the very occasional unexplained hard crash. Most of them occur when I'm not present. I did try to install ProTools 8, which was a complete failure, and caused a few hard crashes, but that's the only thing I know of that's a direct cause. I've since given up on ProTools, both because I'm sick of it, and it seems there's no reliable driver for the Mbox (which is also fine with me). Obviously, hard crashes concern me, but I have no idea how to go about determining the source.

I have:
Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD FX-4100 Quad Core
Gigabyte MB (and I can never seem to find a model number when I need it, but can keep digging if need be)
Nvidea Geoforce 9800 GTX+
8GB RAM

I don't do a whole lot with it. Normal interneting and stuff, and some recording programs (audition mostly), all just via line ins and line outs. I'm kinda just stuck restarting when bad things happen. They've been rare enough that I've just shrugged and moved on, but repeated hard crashes probably shouldn't be ignored, so...

Any help is appreciated

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Preferred Solution: Occasional hard crashes

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Occasional hard crashes

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Hi,

I've been experiencing random BSODs which are becoming slightly frequent. Am therefore posting the necessary information needed for analysis. I'm myself unable to analyse the dump.

OS - Windows 7
? x64
? original installed OS on system - WIn7
? came pre-installed on system
? Age of system - less than a year
? Age of OS installation - same
? CPU - intel core 2 duo 2.2ghz
? Video Card - nvidia
? MotherBoard - dunno
? Power Supply - dunno

Additional info that I got:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000538
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880040D6836
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

PFA the performance files asked for.

Help is really appreciated :)

A:Occasional Win7 Crashes/BSODs

Hi I have looked at the first 3 dmps the first 2 are 0x116 and blame your nvidia driver the next was 0xd1 and pointed to your atheros driver,updating these will do no harm and may well help,can you tell me what security program your using and do you have any thing like daemon tools or alcohol 120 installed,I will ask one of the analysts to check out the rest of the dumps so please be patient

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I've had a couple of problems (may be the same problem?) develop on my windows 7 pc

Started with occasional freezes which always seemed to be when I used Chrome. This developed into crashes were I'd get flickering cyan magenta etc bars on some of the screen, again mainly with chrome but then also with other programs. Once this got bad enough (ie several times a day) I did some maintenance - cleared up the registry and defragged it, checked the disk with no problems, removed most of the programs I was no longer using and cleared a lot of crud off the disk. This made the problem drastically improve, the number of crashes dropped right off. In fact it's not crashed for a couple of days

More annoying I've also started having problems booting up. I would get a black slightly flickering screen when I turned everything on. I can hear all the windows boot up sounds ok. Up until a few days ago if I booted it up again everything was then fine and windows started ok. And if I had to do a reboot during the day that was fine too. It was only happening when I booted the pc up first thing in the morning (unfortunately I can't keep it running all the time). However it now takes several boot ups to get working. Sometimes unplugging the monitor from the back of the pc seems to help or that might just be coincidence. This problem hasn't got better with trying things with the pc.

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A:Problem with booting up pc and occasional crashes

Well; if you have the original windows 7 disc; i would try booting off of that disc and doing a repair if it will let you. Also, before doing a repair off the disc; i would click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator. Then type sfc /scannow to let the system scan for any system structure violations which can affect the way windows functions.

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I have been playing different games over the last few months and I keep getting a screen freeze follow by a loud sound. I have put a picture of what my screen usually looks like when it happens. It happens randomly and it also happens to my friend and we are seeking answers.

A:Occasional BSOD, usually not but still crashes while gaming

You have a lot of dump files in there, but none really recent. The most recent dump file is 6-30 all the rest are earlier. I checked all the way back to April and none of them would tell me anything. The only one that did was the 6-30 one and it showed


Code:
lmvm klif
start end module name
fffff880`044fb000 fffff880`045a1000 klif T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: klif.sys
Image path: klif.sys
Image name: klif.sys
Timestamp: Fri May 16 11:31:41 2014 (53763D6D)
CheckSum: 000A7751
ImageSize: 000A6000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is the Klif Mini-Filter fre_wnet_x86 (Kaspersky) You can get downloads from http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads

If you would

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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'M... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I've got a three year old toshiba laptop running win7 home premium 32bit which isn't particularly great, but it has served its purpose. Any way, Yesterday the laptop froze, upon start up it froze again before I was able to open any programs. I've restarted it possibly twenty times with several different results. Several freezes after thirty seconds, several froze before I'd entered my password, three bsod's which I didn't note, but I had noticed that "physical memory" was mentioned.
I know there isn't much to go on based on that, but I've not got any more information to go on. I've attempted to reinstall win7, but the computer freezes long before I can start the install process. Also, for some reason I don't have any restore points for when I try to system restore.

Any help you can provide would be fantastic, I need this back up and running asap.

Thanks in advance.

A:Crashes, freezes and the occasional bsod.

Welcome to SF, braydee89,

Please do the following:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

and fill out your specs.

Thanks...

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i've been having occasional crashes only over the past maybe couple of months with no change in hardware. i'm at a loss at to what to do, and i worry about taking it in to where i purchased it due to the randomness of the crashes - fearing they might not find anything wrong, and a continuous cycle begins...

i'm running windows 8.1 x64 using a ssd, and have 16 gigs of ram. you can view my entire system in my profile if there is anything specific that may be of help.

i have had my system "system failure" set to write an event, automatically restart and create a small memory dump. unfortunately, no memory dump has ever been generated. is this because i haven't actually had a BSOD? the computer simply crashes/restarts, and will see another entry in the event log stating it was another event 41: kernel-power task category (64) critical event. i honestly haven't been able to figure any logic to the crashes/restarts.

so i don't have a dump to upload.

i did follow the instructions here:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

i downloaded the DM Log collector Tool, launched it from my desktop (as admin), and after a while it does say a zipped folder will be located on my desktop... but nothing is actually generated by the tool either.

any assistance would be much appreciated as to how i can first of all provide some helpful data for you to view. i really don't know what i am doing wrong with the DM Log collector Tool

thank you very much.

A:Occasional crashes lately (2 mo.): Event 41, Kernel-Power

Hi, Take a look at other user accounts, file must be somewhere:
C:\users\ <any account name> \Desktop

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Hi again, a few weeks ago i posted a problem with windows crashing when idle, the problem had appeared to be solved for a little while with an option within internet explorer that i unchecked after following some advice i got from a website, at the time I thought it was weird as the error messages i was getting in event viewer didn't correlate. Which was AODdriver4.2 had failed to start.

I had solved the issue with AODDriver4.2 by completely removing the drivers using a driver sweeper, and installing the drivers fresh. Since then I had no crashes when the system was idle AFTER it was in use which was the original problem. Instead now it only crashes occasionally on windows start-up, I get a black screen so I cannot see anything apart from one of the lights on the keyboard, to test to see if it has crashed on me i press caps lock/num lock to see if the keyboard responds, i usually leave it for around 5 minutes see if it wakes up but after that my only option is to hold the power button and reboot it.

I have recently reinstalled windows to see if the problem was with the OS and had no problems up until this morning when booting. I have checked the event viewer and log files and there are no errors that say anything apart from the system did not shut down cleanly.

The problem is that I cannot tell when it will crash, and there is no information that the computer gives me to work off, which makes it harder to diagnose. I cannot tell if it is a software or hardware issue a... Read more

A:Solved: Random/Occasional Crashes, Mostly at startup

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Since upgrading from XP to Windows 8 Pro I am experiencing numerous freezing and occassional BSOD crashes. The freezing will happen at any time - browsing, watching a video using VLC, copying files etc. I have a report from Blue Screen View for the last 2 BSOD but most of the freezing issues did not result in a BSOD so I just re-booted to continue with my work (sometimes it required 2-3 boots to get the system up and running again as it froze again on login page. The Crash list below points to a Driver problem but does not say which driver. I have been through Device Manager and checked that drivers are up to date.
Crash List

Created by using BlueScreenView
Dump File
Crash Time
Bug Check String
Bug Check Code
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter 4
Caused By Driver
Caused By Address
File Description
Product Name
Company
File Version
Processor
Crash Address
Stack Address 1
Stack Address 2
Stack Address 3
Computer Name
Full Path
Processors Count
Major Version
Minor Version
Dump File Size

011213-18423-01.dmp
12/01/2013 09:06:13

0x00000124
0x00000000
0x85cc7024
0xb2000040
0x00000800
halmacpi.dll
halmacpi.dll+25a20
Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813)
32-bit
ntoskrnl.exe+b7218
ntoskrnl.exe+c83a9
halmacpi.dll+25813
halmacpi.dll+251f8

D:\WINDOWS\Minidump\011213-18423-01.dmp
2
15
9200
158,792

011013-22417-01.dmp
10/01/2013 18:14:47

0x00000124
0x00000000
0x86439024
0xf2000040
0x0... Read more

A:System Freezing & Occasional BSOD Crashes

The MSINFO32 report and the systeminfo report are missing from the uploaded reports.
Please run the tool again and let it run for at least 15 minutes before zipping up the contents.
Then upload it again so we can perform a full diagnosis.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

VSTCNXT3.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:29:13 2008 (48F68AD9)
Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VSTCNXT3.SYS

VSTAZL3.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:30:03 2008 (48F68B0B)
Conexant SoftK56 Modem
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VSTAZL3.SYS

VSTDPV3.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:32:04 2008 (48F68B84)
Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VSTDPV3.SYS

oz776.sys Tue Sep 8 22:10:13 2009 (4AA70E85)
O2Micro USB Smart Card Reader
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=oz776.sys

tap0901.sys Thu Aug 19 18:07:37 2010 (4C6DAB29)
OpenVPN driver or COMODO
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901.sys

Apfiltr.sys Thu Mar 31 06:34:27 2011 (4D9458B3)
Alps pointing device
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Apfiltr.sys

b57nd60x.sys Fri Oct 21 01:22:27 2011 (4EA10193)
Broadcom NetXtre... Read more

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Hi all

For some time now my computer's been running fairly slow. I've tried numerous software to sort it out, and well as online scans such as trend micro housecall. The anti virus/spyware/etc software only ever seems to be a temporary fix before my computer goes back to its usual slow state. The trend micro housecall scan crashes my computer right after the scan before its sorted anything out! I'm stuck what to do! Hopefully some of you guys can help me? I'll post my hijackthis log.

Thanks in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:34:09, on 15/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
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A couple of weeks ago I was hit by Koobface. I thought I'd removed it all (using Malwarebytes), but either it or something else is still persisting on my system. Two symptoms I'm seeing are redirection of my Google searches (only sometimes, though), and svchost.exe crashing every so often.

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:06:29 AM, on 1/5/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311v3\wlancfg5.exe
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A:Occasional search redirects, and svchost.exe crashes

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I've been running Win 7 Ultimate Retail happily for over a year on this PC.

I started getting occasional crashes a few weeks ago, no BSOD just a complete and sudden restart. It started getting more and more frequent until it always crashed during startup.

BUT, it worked fine in safe mode - no crashes even after running for days.

I tried removing various drivers etc. to no avail so I decided to give up and do a clean install.

While doing this I decided I might as well upgrade the 256gb HD to a 1Tb drive which I did.

All went well but checking the system out after the install I found that it crashed during Windows Memory Diagnostic. It's fine with Memtest86.

I dug around the web and found references to a graphic error (it's on the mobo) so I put in a HD5450 (I now have a DVI connection to the monitor) and changed the BIOS etc.

Still the crash in Memdiag, and one apparently random crash too. More digging and I see that the original power supply at 305W is a bit weak so I've put in a GX 550W supply.

Still the crash in Memdiag and another in the middle of the night while it was just switched on with no programs running.

The event viewer
shows

-System
-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
EventID41Version2Level1Task63Opcode0Keywords0x8000000000000002-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2011-09-28T00:09:06.869223500Z
EventRecordID9328Correlation-Execution[ ProcessID] 4[ ThreadID] 8
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A:Occasional Kernel 41 crashes but always in memory disgnostic

Hi gsullymorgan welcome to SF
You dont have any minidump in your folders.

To enable minidump please read this,

Copy\paste this >---> sysdm.cpl in the start search,then click in the appeared sysdm.cpl
Click on the Advanced tab.
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump 256 kB in the dropdown box.
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.
Now we must wait for a new crash\bsod to occur.
After the new crash\bsod run again the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
And upload again here the new folders.

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Hi all,

I built my own machine about two years ago, and everything ran smoothly until recently. I added 8GB of extra ram back in May -- the only hardware update I've made.

Starting in August, I started to get frequent crashes (maybe 10-20 times/day) of my most used applications: Firefox, MS Outlook, and Netbeans. I also get the occasional BSOD, a few times each month.

There were a large number of Windows updates and Office updates that were installed in the middle of August, but I can't say for sure that my problems started with any one of them.

I tried updating the BIOS today to the latest one available, but the most recent BSOD occurred after that.

Can you please help??

edit: the majority of BSODs are caused by ntoskrnl.exe, but not all.

A:Occasional random BSOD from various programs, frequent app crashes

Welcome aboard.

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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About two months ago my system started giving me problems, first time in the 4 years since I built it. At first it was just an occasional freeze then a random reset. It then progressed to a BSOD that mostly disappeared before I could read. "IRQL not less then or equal" appeared a couple of times and the event viewer started showing "Event 41" errors after every reset. I had planned on replacing the motherboard and memory this christmas to get ready to upgrade to a newer CPU next year so I went ahead and replaced them early only to have the problems worsen. I've run driversweeper wondering if it was leftover drivers, ccleaner and still no fix. Sometimes it happens when I'm watching a video and\or browsing other times the system just boots up and freezes.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:System Crashes and occasional BSOD with no clear pattern

Welcome to SevenForums.

There are no dump files in the attachment.

Please follow: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Internet Security Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Internet Security Public
Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Tools\Spybot - Search & Destroy Public:Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Tools\Spybot - Search & Destroy Public
Comodo Internet Security can often be a cause of BSOD-s. Spybot can slow down the system. Please uninstall both and use Microsoft Security Essentials to test.

Use the free version of Revo uninstaller to uninstall. (Use advanced mode)
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:
Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - Sys... Read more

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Hi guys. I'm having a problem that I don't know what could be the reason for it.specs:cpu Intel i5 2500K 3.30GHzboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3ram 4x2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 G-Skillgpu Geforce GTX 970drives SDD 250GB Crucial MX100+HDD 1TB Samsung HD103SJpsu Corsair TX 750W v2OS Win10 64bits(besides the gpu and sdd of maybe 1 year old.. everything has 4 to 5 years)Here's the situation:Sometimes (pretty much every single day now..) mainly when I'm playing something a bit heavy (e.g Paragon) but also happens when I'm just browsing the web.. my monitor suddenly goes black. Sometimes after a few secs it turns back on with the message "Graphic kernel driver stopped responding and recovered etc" and I can go on with my life (but sometimes it still happens again..).Other times.. the screen keeps black and the only thing I can do is to power off and on my desktop.And other times.. is goes black and after a few secs my desktop reboots and displays the message that my CPU has overheated. Only yesterday I also noticed that if a hit the case with my knee.. the screen goes black and displays the driver message (don't know if it was just a coincidence.. because there was a delay between my knee hitting the case and the screen going off).At first I thought it was because if the graphic driver (have been reading forums with people complaining about nvidia latest drivers). So I used DDU tool to completely uninstall the drivers and eliminate all traces.. and did a clean install of the drivers t... Read more

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I'm not sure if anyone else has posted, but both my step-dad and I are having the same issues with both our computers.

He bought a new computer, and I'm 99.99% sure that none of his hardware or software has any conflicts or any issues.

I have my copmuter, which i've upgraded over a period of time, and its pretty decent. I recently upgraded to Gigabyte's ATi Radeon HD5870 1GBDDR5 video card, and even more recently upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit.

His computer is Windows 7 as well, and he recently bought two Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD5870 1GBDDR5 video cards and ran them in Xfire.

Now we both seem to have nice and speedy computers, nothing seems wrong, until we try to go on Youtube to watch a video( when we actually try to play the video, not actually just being on the site itself). Or , in his case, try to watch a Blu Ray disc with his computer ( he's got a blu ray player)

We occasionally got the BSOD, but generally we just blackscreened and it rebooted itself. =S

So I want to know if anyone else is having this issue? I've updated the drivers to the latest to date and all that shizzle, but my guess is that the 5870's have comp. issues with Windows7?

A:Occasional BSOD, but mainly Crashes and reboots when watching Videos

Can you update minidump files so that we can take a look
http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

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Pretty much as the title describes. Of late the system has been prone to random resets, freezing up entirely. (No HDD activity etc.) And it seldom goes to BSOD it just freeze screens and I have to manually powerdown.

To help diagnostic I am not going to lie, I did a stupid thing, and reinstalled Daemon tools I had an image file I had to get at. Its since been removed and I even did a system restore to a point before it was put back in. But the problems have persisted.

I also cannot at current update my video card drivers to current install as theres a few old as shit apps I have to run on a day by day that dont seem to want to run under the newest drivers.

ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting
Is basically what it looked like. Froze at this point in playing Stalker SoC. Cellphone camera quality not withstanding.

A couple of the BSOD's i've received are:

PFN List Corrupt
Bad Pool Header
Memory Management

As a pre-emptive strike I ran Memtest 86 for 6 passes and it came back with 0 errors as well.

A:In and out of game freezes, crashes, restarts and occasional BSOD.

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\Feonir\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\042112-28485-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17790.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03059000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0329d650
Debug session time: Sat Apr 21 10:12:42.138 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 14:19:44.777
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

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Hi guys.

I'm having a problem that I don't know what could be the reason for it.

specs:
cpu Intel i5 2500K 3.30GHz
board Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
ram 4x2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 G-Skill
gpu Geforce GTX 970
drives SDD 250GB Crucial MX100+HDD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ
psu Corsair TX 750W v2
OS Win10 64bits
(besides the gpu and sdd of maybe 1 year old.. everything has 4 to 5 years)

Here's the situation:
Sometimes (pretty much every single day now..) mainly when I'm playing something a bit heavy (e.g Paragon) but also happens when I'm just browsing the web.. my monitor suddenly goes black. Sometimes after a few secs it turns back on with the message "Graphic kernel driver stopped responding and recovered etc" and I can go on with my life (but sometimes it still happens again..).
Other times.. the screen keeps black and the only thing I can do is to power off and on my desktop.
And other times.. is goes black and after a few secs my desktop reboots and displays the message that my CPU has overheated.
Only yesterday I also noticed that if a hit the case with my knee.. the screen goes black and displays the driver message (don't know if it was just a coincidence.. because there was a delay between my knee hitting the case and the screen going off).

At first I thought it was because if the graphic driver (have been reading forums with people complaining about nvidia latest drivers). So I used DDU tool to completely uninstall the drivers and eliminate all traces.. ... Read more

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Hi guys.

I'm having a problem that I don't know what could be the reason for it.

specs:
cpu Intel i5 2500K 3.30GHz
board Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
ram 4x2GB DDR3 PC3-12800 G-Skill
gpu Geforce GTX 970
drives SDD 250GB Crucial MX100+HDD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ
psu Corsair TX 750W v2
OS Win10 64bits
(besides the gpu and sdd of maybe 1 year old.. everything has 4 to 5 years)

Here's the situation:
Sometimes (pretty much every single day now..) mainly when I'm playing something a bit heavy (e.g Paragon) but also happens when I'm just browsing the web.. my monitor suddenly goes black. Sometimes after a few secs it turns back on with the message "Graphic kernel driver stopped responding and recovered etc" and I can go on with my life (but sometimes it still happens again..).
Other times.. the screen keeps black and the only thing I can do is to power off and on my desktop.
And other times.. is goes black and after a few secs my desktop reboots and displays the message that my CPU has overheated.
Only yesterday I also noticed that if a hit the case with my knee.. the screen goes black and displays the driver message (don't know if it was just a coincidence.. because there was a delay between my knee hitting the case and the screen going off).

At first I thought it was because if the graphic driver (have been reading forums with people complaining about nvidia latest drivers). So I used DDU tool to completely uninstall the drivers and eliminate all traces.. ... Read more

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I started having issues about 5 days ago, I had a couple of games crash but it was hours/days apart. On Sunday watching Netflix, Firefox crashed repeatedly. Over the course of two hours I had about 4 or 5, and a bluescreen.
Then games started crashing more regularly and firefox kept up its crashes. It also had regular page crashes. VLC/WMP also crashed on opening video files. Switching output, to OpenGL from Auto fixed this.

I made sure GPU drivers were up to date, even wiped them and clean installed. I did a memtest, no issues. I tried using Chrome and it has the same problems.

I just formatted and reinstalled and am having the same issues again, but they seem reduced.
Any ideas on what could be causing it how to fix it?

i56600k - 16GB Ram - R9 290 - 256GB SSD - Win 7 Pro 64bit

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Hey guys, I recently had my computer crash on me for the first time in a long time. After it rebooted, I noticed that random audio was playing in the background. It almost sounds like a bunch of pop-up ads are open at once, but there are none open on my computer. In my volume mixer, the sound source is listed as "Host Process for Windows Services."
 
I have been trying to fix this on my own, but I have been unsuccessful. So far I have tried scanning with Malwarebytes/Spybot Search and Destroy, used CCleaner, used TDSSKiller and Rkill, and did a Combofix scan. Even after using all of those tools, the sounds still play, and the computer crashes after a random amount of time. Sometimes the crash happens after only a few minutes, and sometimes it happens after a couple hours. I would also like to note that the Malwarebytes and Spybot scans came up clean. 
 
I would appreciate any help/advice that you have for me.
 
Thanks.
 
DDS log below:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Alex at 14:37:31 on 2013-12-30
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.16349.12825 [GMT -6:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.e... Read more

A:Computer playing random audio in background, occasional crashes

Hello, and welcome to Bleepingcomputer! My name is Elise and I'll assist you with this issue.It looks like you ran combofix as well, can you please post the log created at c:\combofix.txt?

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I have a rather strange problem. once every 6 weeks or so, i get an Intel Storage technology box pop up and say Curretn Status: your system is working normally. But when I check explorer my Erive is gone from the list.
My setup is Asus maximus hero VII, C:SSD, D:BDROM, E: 2TB Games, F: 2TB data drive.
If i reboot and enter BIOS the drive is not seen. If I disconnect the power to the drive and then reconnect and reboot, the drive reappears and everything is Ok, for another 6 weeks or So. E: and F: drives are on the same SATA power connector. Never see a problem with F: drive.
I can live with this as it is so infrequent, but I'm hoping someone else has seen this problem or can give me some insight.
regards
Freddie
 

A:Very occasional Hard drive problem

Swap the SATA cable and maybe try it another SATA port. Keep backups of important stuff because if it's the drive it may one day not come back.
 

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Hi, I have a P51 with one M2 drive in use.  I ordered 4XB0L63274 which is a rubber caddy with the cable to connect up a 2.5" HDD.   The HDD is a "Seagate 500GB FireCuda 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Internal SSHD" It kind of works fine but for one thing, when I'm putting the system under load (with a big compile using MS Visual Studio), the whole system will periodically hang for about 10 seconds. The mouse won't move and all compliation stops.  This is when I have all my Visual Studio files on the existing C drive (SSD - the new drive is D drive).  If I disable the new drive, then the problem doesn't occur (it never occured before I fitted the drive either).  This means that even though I'm using the existing SSD drive, my compiles take longer than before just because there's a second drive that I'm not even using. Is there some setting I need to mess with? Thanks. Peter.

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Hello,

I just added 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 to my Dell m6700 in a windows striped dynamic disk (OS RAID 0). One is in the secondary hard drive slot; the other is in an optical drive caddy. I have tried two such caddies. These disks are not used for OS. For that, I use a Samsung 840 pro 256gb SSD.

I am encountering seemingly random total crashes. There can be as much as a week between crashes or as little as a few hours. The active application will stop responding. Switching applications via the task bar causes the task bar to similarly change colors as if it was not responding. CTRL+ALT+DELETE has no effect. I recover by holding the power button for 5 seconds, causing a hard shutdown.

I typically restart my system weekly; other than that, it is either on or in sleep mode.

I currently have my page file disabled (because I have 24gb of RAM), but that has been the case for almost a year and there were no problems until I added these hard drives. Before adding these hard drives, I had a 320GB OEM hard drive that served the same purpose. I also use Actual Multiple Monitors and AutoVer, but have for a year with no problems.

I have attached a screenshot of the system log surrounding this event.

Thank you for your assistance
EDIT: Added log dump file. Apologies for my earlier negligence

A:Occasional random total crash (No BSOD) Hard drive suspected volmgr 46

Hello Chopter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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Hello,

I just added 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 to my Dell m6700 in a windows striped dynamic disk (OS RAID 0). One is in the secondary hard drive slot; the other is in an optical drive caddy. I have tried two such caddies. These disks are not used for OS. For that, I use a Samsung 840 pro 256gb SSD.

I am encountering seemingly random total crashes. There can be as much as a week between crashes or as little as a few hours. The active application will stop responding. Switching applications via the task bar causes the task bar to similarly change colors as if it was not responding. CTRL+ALT+DELETE has no effect. I recover by holding the power button for 5 seconds, causing a hard shutdown.

I typically restart my system weekly; other than that, it is either on or in sleep mode.

I currently have my page file disabled (because I have 24gb of RAM), but that has been the case for almost a year and there were no problems until I added these hard drives. Before adding these hard drives, I had a 320GB OEM hard drive that served the same purpose.

Thank you for your assistance

A:Occasional random total crash (No BSOD) Hard drive suspected volmgr 46

Let's start by opening a elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

I also notice quite a few windows update failures. Are all of your updates installed? if not please install them then click and check for updates until it says there are no more. Let us know how that goes.

You may also want to run the Windows update readiness tool http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821 which is supposed to try to fix update problems. Just scroll down to the Windows 7 X64 version and download it.

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
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A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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Has anyone else been experiencing any hard drive failures? I have 2 lenovo's (twist and y50-70) and both have had hard drive failures within days of one another. I sent the y50 drive off to have tested and it came back as firmware was corrupted therfore eventually crashing my hard drive. I have not been able to reach Lenovo at all.

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Details
My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
 
Games
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
 
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

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I'm getting frequent hard crashes while running games fullscreen, with the occasional BSOD. I removed Kaspersky, thinking it could be the cause, run sfc /scannow, tried different video drivers, etc. I even rolled back to a time before the crashes were happening, but they persist. PC has been running fine for a few months until a few weeks ago.

Files included. Thanks in advance.MPC-Thu_05_05_2016_144321_62.zip

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So recently as you can see in this thread, my GPU has decided to die. For now though I've installed the latest Intel HD 4000 Drivers which should keep me going until the new year, when I can start looking at building a new rig.

Now since losing my GPU, I've ran into a strange and frustrating issue. Every now and then, my PC will crash - it will look like this, make an awful sound and then switch off after maybe 15/20 seconds.

Now I can't put my finger on what's causing it, it can happen when I'm playing CS, when I'm browsing the web, or writing in documents.

I'm about to uninstall the Intel HD graphics drivers to see whether that stops it, the issue will be then, I will not be able to play any games.

You can see my PC specs here.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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For the last few months I have been having BSOD and random hard crashes. I have been using my laptop for school and haven't really looked into fixing this until now. The most recent error that I saw was dxgmms1.sys and system service exception. I removed my driver for video card and reinstalled from ATI site.

Thanks for taking the time to look.



? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) About 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? About 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II Black X4
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5750
? MotherBoard Asus M4A78T-E
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Corasair 650W

? System Manufacturer Hand Built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

A:BSOD and hard crashes

Bump. Please and thank you

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my hard drive crashes when i copy files from one partition to another and the c: drive directory structure turns to gibberish if that makes any sense and i have to fdisk format and reinstall windows and program files. i've checked the cable , jumper setting and ran the diagnostics disk that came with the drive and the drive appears to be healthy mechanically and electrically. is windows 98 really that unstable ? i'm wondering , if i back up the mbr and partition table could i just restore them after a crash to avoid reinstalling everything ? is the mbr and partition table the same thing and how would i go about backing them up. any thoughts ?
 

A:hard drive crashes

IS the drive set up correctly in the BIOS? Are you running any drive overlay software on the drive (for compatibility with large drives and older system BIOS)? Do you have the correct drivers for your IDE controller? Right click My Computer and select properties, go to the performance tab and if it says DOS compatibility mode you may have a controller problem. I wouldn't suspect the OS at all as being the culprit though.
 

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Hello all,
Last Feb I bought my son a Asus K50 laptop and since that time the hard drive (windows will continually try to start until the screen goes black) has had to be replaced 6 times, I thought it was the laptop but, I let him borrow my Dell laptop Latitude D610 (gets a DST short test error, error code 1000-0146) and he has crashed the hard drive on this one as well. What could he be doing to crash these drives? How can I prevent this in the future? Anybody need a son?

In advance thank you.

Tom
 

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I just install XP Pro on my kids PC a couple days ago and I have never personally witnessed this problem on any PC. Sometimes when he just begins to type something in the search area of AOL 9.0 it hard crashes the PC it will reboot and of course go through the check disk thing and it might be fine for a while but eventually will do it again I am totally lost here. I am not really sure it's the IE 6.0 to blame just thinking it might be.
Thanks Mr. Bill
 

A:IE 6.0 Hard Crashes OS to Restart

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Alright, I have an Acer Aspire 7745G laptop ( a piece of $#%@ by the way) with two hard drives, C and D. I install all my games on D, seeing I had a hard drive failure on C three months into the warranty and now want to tax C as little as possible, seeing Windows is installed on there and I would be f***ed if C crashes with all my files. Now, after the warranty is over, C is running well, but just two days ago, when I game, multiple games keep crashing, like homefront, Black Ops, etc. On my speakers a buzzing noise sounds for a few seconds and the games freeze, then I get a CTD. When I go into my computer, hard drive D is no longer visible until I completely shut down the computer and then turn it on again. Then Hard Drive D works OK for about half an hour into gaming, then crashes again. Keeps repeating over and over again. Does this mean hard drive D is on it's last legs? Or maybe there's some drivers I need to update? I reinstalled the intel AHCI drivers of Acer's website, but no to no avail.
My specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Acer Aspire 7745G
8 gb ram
ATI radeon 5650m
i5 460m @2.53 Ghz

A:Hard Drive Crashes

Check this setting:
Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options >
Whichever plan you are on > click "Change Plan Settings"
Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings"
Expand "Hard Disk" > expand "Turn Hard Disk Off After" > and make sure the setting is "Never".

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I have been getting few BSOD screens lately, usually while watching a YouTube video and sometimes the system crashes as soon as it boots. However, I have been very busy lately so I kept postponing the the search to find the error.

Today, something unusual happened, after yesterday's update (KB3156421), I booted my system but the monitor remained blank, I could here clicking noises around the area of DVD drive (couldn't tell if it was from the hard drive or not) and the system didn't boot up. I had to do a hard boot and restart my PC, which gave me this error:

I selected the second option and then the system had booted successfully, soon I restarted my computer to clock the RAM back to 1866Mhz and it still loaded fine. However, whenever I did a hard boot when I was troubleshooting this error, the clocking noise came back and I had to manually restart the system to be confronted with the same message.

Notes:
I have ran both MemTest and the chkdsk command before (around 4 months ago) and there were no problems.
Have also ran a Kaspersky virus scan and no malware was detected.

I have uploaded the DM log collector file but it does not contain a crash report for today's BSOD.

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Details
My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
 
Games
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
 
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

A:PC hard crashes during gaming

Sorry for the delay, just returned from traveling and am still very busy. For starters, uninstall the ATI Tool and see if that stops the crashes. Beyond that, wait until it does it again, recover it, then generate these 2 sets of reports for us to have a look at: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports: Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdo... Read more

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Ok so i came home last night from a ****** day of the fair and going to megans house. I boot my computer to find out the blue sceen of death appears "unmountble boot volume" By the sound of that I know Win XP is going to need a reload. Im fine with that. But the messed up part is i hook the HD to another computer and theres nothing on the disk!!!! A complete RAW data partion 0/0kb or what the properties box says. Explain how a hard drive can just magically reformat itself as a RAW partition??? Ghosts?
Heres what the disk consisted of or HAD

- a C:Windows XP partition
- a Linux RedHat 9 partition
- F: Network drive partition

Even more wierd....when my HD is a slave...my F: is still intact and readable by other master HD. However the clicking the properties of C: thrashes hard drive and then tells me C: is not formatted....would you like to....bla bla bla shut up! Any help is needed and this doesnt seem possible unless a ghost came into my house and reformatted my drive. BUT.........my WindowsXP bootscreen loads...........
 

A:Hard Drive mysteroiusly crashes

Sounds like the controller on the HDD is stuffed - that's why when its slaved to another drive it works OK, because its being driven by the controller of the other HDD. You should recover what data you can and then return that HDD.
 

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Recently most games and apps I open are not responding and then crash and I notice my hard drives disk usage spikes up to 100% during these crashes. I've installed CrystalDiskInfo to do the S.M.A.R.T reader/test thing and it said the health of my hard drive is good, so I don't get it. What can be the issue??
 

A:Is my hard drive causing crashes, or is it something else?

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First some background: In October of 2016 I bought an HTC Vive (virtual reality headset) and I loved it. I have over 2000 hours of use in mine. No issue there. The issues started in October of 2017 when, I was playing with my headset, and my whole computer just 'shutoff'. I don't know what the proper term for a computer restarting with a delay is, so I'll call it a 'shutstart'. Basically, when a shutstop occurs, my computer shuts down as if I had held the power button down, and then after 5ish seconds, restarts. Normally, this would just be concerning, but now it's at the point where I have had it shutstart during a reboot.

What triggers a shutstart, I do not know, but what I do know is that none of my tests have found the trigger. The oddest part about this whole ordeal is that the intensity of the game I'm playing doesn't have effect on the chance of the shutstart. It only ever happens when I'm in loading screens or menus. I would have assumed it would be related to my memory buses, but all the tests I did didn't show anything odd.
Tests:

Memory Stick Tests = (No errors)

CPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

GPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

CPU AND GPU = Both Maxed for an hour, No issues

Harddrives = No issues (NOTE, bought a new internal Hybrid SSD for all of my games and downloads.

Fans = All fine

Powersuply= More Power than my computer needs, Shouldn't be running out of power
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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron late 2011 model on which I recently installed Windows 8.1 32 bit. Soon after the installation, the system started crashing frequently showing BSOD. I got a new computer for myself, but now I am unable to access the hard drive from the old Dell one. When plugged in another computer, it says file system "other" under the disk management section. Moreover, whereas the hard drive had two partitions, now it's showing just one single partition and is asking me to 'format it before using it'. The hard drive is shown to be 'healthy' though. I have very important data in the hard drive, and I don't want to lose it.. Could somebody please help?

A:Hard drive not accessible after OS crashes

The OTHER drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5. The OTHER drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc. When you access the OTHER drive, you will get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, if we click "No", the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all of the files stored on this drive. I suggest you try some data recovery software.

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I hope someone can help. My computer has started to crash when I have a few things on the go. It usually happens when on the Internet, but not on any particular site or any particular length of time. It has only happened recently, but I'm not sure why.

I am running windows XP, and it happens no matter which browser I'm using. The computer is also running much slower than it was.

I have run a full virus scan using AVAST, which is also running constantly in the background, I have cleared the temp files, I have run every option using Auslogic Bootspeed, I have run Ccleaner and Spyblaster as well as Spybot, Regcure and Tuneup utilities 2008. I have also cleared out the startup menu to include the absolute minimum.

I've tried uninstalling and re installing IE, but that now just opens then shuts down instantly.

When the computer crashes, I can still move the cursor round the screen, but can't click on anything. Ctl, Alt, Del doesn't even bring up the windows task manager. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer.

Any help much appreciated

Cheers

Chloe

A:Computer crashes when working hard?

Hello Chloe

I?ll suggest you check for dust inside the computer, as described: here


When done - Rightclick on My computer - Properties, and tell how much ram you have in the computer.

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I have had multiple instances of browsers not responding - white screen - both IE and Firefox. I check my event log and found two consistent errors: bonjour service and disk issues. First, should I uninstall bonjour? Second, is this suggesting that my hard drive is dying and needs replacing? the error messages are:
1) The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.
2) The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Hard disc causing crashes?

Yes, you can uninstall Bonjour, but you won't be able to discover other itunes libraries on other systems broadcasted around you. Can also reinstall iTunes if you want to keep it

Defragment your harddrive see if it can make it. Then check your disk for errors and automatically fix them and recovery of bad sectors:

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Hello to all of you. I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer, with Me as the operating system. I recently a Western Digital external drive called the "My Book Essential". I plugged it in the first time, everything seemed to go well and then, it stopped. It froze everything. I tried again and this time nothing happened, my screen just froze and there were no peripherals installed. When i unplug it, the screen comes to life and I see D Drive cannot write to. A blue screen warning.
Now, I know that my usb plugs work well cause this week I plugged in a card reader and in less than 5 minutes it was working. According to WD my system needs no drivers for this external drive. I have read comments that it seesm to work well with XP but has trouble with Me. What should I do, return it? Use it to crack nuts with it ?

Thanks for any answers.
 

A:Hard Drive crashes computer!

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Last night I installed a brand new Western Digital hard drive into my wife's PC. I partitioned it and set it up so window's sees it. Problem is, now the system keeps crashing every so often....it will either crash a game being played or completely shut down the computer.

The one thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the main hard drive is set to Master and this new drive is set to Secondary Master, but after the computer started up I figured it must be ok. That's the only conflict I can think of that might be screwing things up.

Any ideas on why it might be crashing?

AMD 3.0
Sound Blaster Audigy
Two different hard drives
1 gig of DDR ram
 

A:Installed new hard drive, no PC crashes

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

A:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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