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Multiple BSODs in the past week

Q: Multiple BSODs in the past week

I have a feeling the BSODs are being caused by my USB audio interface, but there's nothing specific that I do that seems to trigger them. I've had a random BSOD every couple of months or so, but as the incidents were so far apart I didn't really bother investigating. However I've now had a couple this week alone, which is rather concerning. I recently changed the USB port my audio interface uses after dusting the PC out, which meant I had to remove / reinstall the device drivers for it and it seems there are more BSODs after doing this.

If that's the case (presuming a BSOD can't do any actual damage besides losing unsaved work?) then it would be great to know.

The PC was self-built in August 2012, all items were new except for the graphics card which was bought in September 2011.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
CPU: i5 3570k @ 3.4GHz
Video Card: HD 6870
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77 Socket 1155
PSU: Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU

Thanks in advance!

Preferred Solution: Multiple BSODs in the past week

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: Multiple BSODs in the past week

Your crash reports indicate a possible problem with your Windows installation. Please download and run the MGA Diag Tool. When it finishes, hit the copy button, and paste in your next post with [code]<MGADiag info>[/code] surrounding the MGADiag info.


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Ok, new to the forum I keep getting 1a BSODs and the last one I got was a c1. I'm not sure where to go or what to do at this point. When I used BlueScreenView the common driver failure after activating verifier was ntoskrnl.exe. Any help is appreciated! I have had this rig for about 2 years now with no issue, and within the last week get a tone of BSODs (5+). I feel it is a software thing, but I wasn't sure and wanted to check here before doing a wipe and reinstall.

A:Multiple BSODs, all in the past week doing random things

Hello and welcome darksurfer I would first up try these in safe mode if possible


Then I would reseat all cards and sticks - you didn't mention what RAM you have and I would make sure you have the latest driver for the card and maybe do this


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.htmlthis one you will need to make a bootable disk set the BIOSto optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair time to complete andsome leave it running overnight.

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I've been getting a BSOD or two almost every day for the past week or so. I tried upgrading to the new Nvidia driver and it seemed to make it worse so I rolled it back to the one I had. I followed the directions on this site to properly install the drivers so that I wouldn't have any conflicts but it seems to still be happening.

I've also tested my RAM many times and haven't had any errors come up.

It seems I get the biggest issue while playing games or watching videos. Tends to crash when I go between screens but that might just be coincidence.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Constant BSODs the past week or so

Chimi, I checked the last 5 dumps you had. 4 of the 5 listed the same thing. However, they were all different stop codes, which indicates a memory problem from my experience. I need to know all of your system specs, as specific as possible. We often have to look up a component and need all of the components with the Manufacturer and model. The following will tell you how to do it. Just please include your PSU and CPU cooler. Also, please put them in the place provided.
Please fill out your System Specs

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, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs
I also would like any information you have on what causes the BSODs. If it is always playing g... Read more

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Hey guys,

So lately I've had several BSODs the past week. I updated my video drivers and everything seemed to be okay, but then I got a new error code (located in dmp file) and then today I received a completely different code, 0x01E.

This occurs randomly, I can't recreate it. Sometimes it happens when playing video games, sometimes it happens while browsing the internet or watching YouTube videos.

I've read the instructions and I believe I have everything in order, apologies in advance if I missed something, please let me know otherwise.

I greatly appreciate anyone's help on this matter, as well as your time.

A:Several different BSODs the past week, completely random.

There are multiple different bugcheck codes blaming multiple different things, and one of the dumps is totally uncommon in nature. In this situation it would be better to determine the stability of the RAM at first.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the result. A camera snap of the memtest86+ window before closing the program would be nice.

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Hello, I've been on a bit of a journey the past week so I'll try to be brief and organized.

Last Tuesday, I added 2x4 GB of new RAM (same make, manufacturer, GBs, speed, etc. as the old RAM) and hooked up a second monitor (same as old monitor, though due to my GPU's available outputs the old one is on hdmi and the new one is DVI). Since then I have been having regular BSOD crashes, typically after 3-4 hours of consecutive use though on Sunday it managed to go 7 hours without crashing. I have had seven BSOD in the past week. There appears to be no common program causing them, I'll just be watching a movie, playing a game, or doing some typing when the crash will just happen.

For quick reference, the probable causes for each BSOD are listed in the minidumps as follows (from oldest to newest, I only thought to record the Stop data for the two most recent):

tcpip.sys Stop oxoooooo7F
hardware/dxgmms1.sys Stop oxoooooo3D (the minidump listed hardware, the actual BSOD showed dxgmms1.sys as the cause)

Trying to figure things out for myself, I first tried removing the second monitor after the second crash. When that had no effect, I tried updating my GPU's drivers through AMD Catalyst Control Center. Then I ran memtest86 for 10 passes with no errors (I've included a screenshot).

At this point I'm guessing it's a driver problem or something wrong with my GPU, since several of the minidumps seem to point graphics being t... Read more

A:Regular BSOD for past week, multiple probable causes

Quote: Originally Posted by BDH

Last Tuesday, I added 2x4 GB of new RAM (same make, manufacturer, GBs, speed, etc. as the old RAM) and hooked up a second monitor (same as old monitor, though due to my GPU's available outputs the old one is on hdmi and the new one is DVI). Since then I have been having regular BSOD crashes,

Quote: Originally Posted by BDH

For quick reference, the probable causes for each BSOD are listed in the minidumps as follows (from oldest to newest, I only thought to record the Stop data for the two most recent):

tcpip.sys Stop oxoooooo7F
hardware/dxgmms1.sys Stop oxoooooo3D (the minidump listed hardware, the actual BSOD showed dxgmms1.sys as the cause)

There is a saying about using RAM ....

Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad

If you're going to upgrade RAM in future you'll want to replace the whole lot anyway so it doesn't matter. Always use RAM in kits, never mix and match even if it's the same brand and the same model.

So I would suggest you to remove the additional RAM and see if the BSODs continue or not.

Let us know.

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Link to dump files

System Specs:
- System was built in 2011, but GPU, SSD, and RAM has been upgraded along the way
- Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce
- 12 GB G-Skils Ripjaws DDR3-1600 RAM
- Asus Motherboard (not sure model)
- i5-2500k (stock clocks)
- Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, retail
- Samsung 840 Pro SSD
- Corsair TX650 PSU

I've been experiencing many BSODs over the last couple weeks, and I can't figure out why. Some of the common symptoms are:

- BSOD when waking up from sleep (extremely common)
- BSOD when attempting to get back into Windows after a BSOD
- Crash with graphics glitches after rebooting from a BSOD

I can get into safe mode just fine. No temperature issues on GPU or CPU during games.

I have done the following:

- Run Memtest, all clear
- Run Prime95, all clear
- Uninstalled all graphics card drivers using DDU and installed latest
- Updated graphics card BIOs
- Driver verifier does not cause a BSOD

Looking at the dumps, my thinking is bad RAM or a bad GPU. It seems like I'm getting a lot of errors related to Direct X drivers or when something is trying to write to memory.

I think my next step is to start pulling RAM and see what happens.

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Hi, I had multiple BSODs for the pass week. Today, there were 5 BSODs and happened when I was watching videos on youtube and playing games. In addition, sometimes I get BSOD when my computer boots after the windows logo.

I have attached the zipped file as instructed. Thanks.

A:Multiple BSODs for the pass week

Hi Wakka

Is the firmware of your SSD up to date? The bugcheck code below is hard drive/storage related issues.

Model Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB ATA Device

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Yusra\Downloads\E-PC-Fri_04_04_2014_222121_11\040414-6520-01.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 (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0301a000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0325d6d0
Debug session time: Sat Apr 5 08:49:57.020 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:05.848
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Hi. I've had some computer trouble recently(past couple weeks, fan issue, a data backup service not reverting ownership of files so I had to comb through my computer myself, lots of things) and I thought it might be a good idea to update some things.
I was annoyed about convenience and used the third party Ninite updater to try and update a lot of things at once on November 7th.
A day later on November 8th that's when the problems started rolling in.
BSODs about memory management and system service exceptions, they happened just about every day.
Even updating Windows further did me no good!
I had looked into this a little myself and found that in all cases, it was connected to firefox.exe. It tended to happen after I used it for a while, like having multiple (long) youtube videos open, but it would also happen if I simply left it idling with a few tabs open. I reverted to an earlier version of Java to try and fix this problem, as one of the root causes was with a java servlet.
No crashes for an entire day but then I grew frustrated with Firefox crashing, due to a specific Dropbox .dll, and thought to remove it.
Well, then I ended up getting a task scheduler error.
Long story short, I uninstalled Dropbox and re-installed it, but it said it needed a Windows update. The first time I tried to install the rollup update it said it failed, so I tried to update it overnight.
Unfortunately, when I woke up this morning I found that I got a BSOD. A brand new one to boot.
That wasn't goo... Read more

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After Christmas I built my own PC. Every since then I have been getting different BSODs. They mostly occur while I am on youtube watching a video or have youtube open in the background. The most common one is 1000007e. I'm not sure what the problem is and i'm hoping you guys can help me out in finding a way to prevent thee BSODs. I have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 processor and 4 gigs of OCZ gold series DDR3-1333 also I have a GeForce GT 240 video card. Also I never uninstalled the drivers for the integrated graphics and my old 8400 gs also, so maybe the new graphics card is having some sort of interference. I have attached the minidump file. Thanks

A:Multiple BSODs a couple times a week

Start off by removing Norton - known cause of BSOD on some Windows 7 systems. Use this removal tool to remove Norton: Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product | Norton Support

If you want a free AV, try: MSE OR Avast
If you want a paid AV, try: Avast

Update all of your CD/DVD programs - if you do not know what programs uses this driver (see note below)

PxHlpa64.sys Sat Feb 03 10:24:22 2007

Create a system restore point using System Restore. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and rename PxHlpa64.sys to Pxhlpa64.BAK
This will break your CD/DVD program, but can easily be renamed after we've finished.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800021626ae, fffff88001fb9a48, fffff88001fb92b0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpDelayDerefKCBWorker+d6 )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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so i was getting BSOD's once in awhile on my new comp (specs below), took some tinkering but found out my bios had incorrectly set the timings and voltage wrong for my ram. it had it at 5-5-5-15, 1.8V and 800mhz, but my ram is rated at 6-6-6-18, 2.0V and 1066mhz. i manually configured the settings in bios to the specified ratings, and it has been working fine for the past couple days. today i got another BSOD while playing CS:Source, but after i restarted i cant get anything to show on the screen anymore. i power it on, and the monitor stays at a black screen and i cant get to bios or anything, but all my fans power on.

im posting from my laptop btw. i tried removing the ram and using one stick at a time in different slots, and that didnt work. i also tried removing my 6600GT and plugging my monitor cord into my onboard video port from my mobo, and that still didnt work. right now im trying to reset my CMOS, i took out the battery and unplugged the power and am gonna wait like 30 mins, plug it back in and see what happens.

any help would be much appreciated

AMD 7750BE @ 2.7ghz
Gigabyte MA78G-DS3HP
2x2gb G.Skill 1066
BFG Geforce 6600GTOCX 128mb
500gb Seagate SATA
Raidmax Smilodon case w/ 500w PSU (22A on 12v line)

A:1 week old build, multiple BSODs, now won't post all i get is black screen

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Hi, sorry for posting again. This is just a follow-up from my previous post:

I ran memtest86+ (standard test) on my 2x2GB Team Elite DDR3 sticks. Testing each stick for 5 passes showed no errors. Later I'll be testing my other pair, 2x1GB GEIL DDR3. Since Ken mentioned that I should also test the slots, I'm thinking of testing the next 2 sticks on different slots, basically trying to hit 2 birds with one stone, testing both the stick and the slot at the same time.

I was wondering, If all the sticks have no errors and all slots are ok, is it safe to say that the problem might be software or driver related? Would doing a fresh install be a good solution to the problem?

Also, my mobo has an ATI chipset and I now have an nVidia GPU, will installing the ATI southbridge drivers conflict with the nVidia GPU drivers?

Thanks in advance!

A:Multiple BSODs for the past 2 days

ok, please go to your old post, I will post stuff there!

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Hi there!

So I've been getting multiple BSODs over the past few months during general use. I've gotten several different stop error codes that I will list below, as well as uploading the zip file as per the posting instructions.

System service exception
Driver Irql not less or equal
Kmode exception not handled
System thread exception not handled
Page fault in nonpaged area,

Any and all help is very appreciated! I've tried updating drivers and running memtest, but the problems still persist.
Thanks in advance!

A:Multiple BSODs over past few months during general use.

Hi Salrion,

Welcome to the 8forums.

It appears I cannot read the latest dump file, this could be caused by hardware damage. I think the hard drive might be causing this.
The 2nd most recent dump file says there might be memory corruption.

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? Windows 7
? Dev license Win 7 Professional
? <1 year
? <1 year

ASUS F2A85-V, AMD A4 6300, 4GB (2x2) G Skill, Samsung EVO 120GB SSD, SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3

Custom built desktop

Hopefully I attached everything correctly. Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] Multiple BSODs past 2 days

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00000000030c6008, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff880086085d2, address which referenced memory
Invalid system memory was referenced (written to) at an IRQL of 2.

fffff880`09fe4a58 fffff800`02ec7169 : 00000000`0000000a 00000000`030c6008 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000001 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`09fe4a60 fffff800`02ec5de0 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff880`0860d840 fffffa80`05a06c20 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`09fe4ba0 fffff880`086085d2 : fffffa80`05a06c20 00000000`0018e424 00000000`030c6008 00000000`030c5ff8 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`09fe4d30 fffffa80`05a06c20 : 00000000`0018e424 00000000`030c6008 00000000`030c5ff8 fffffa80`068186d0 : AthrTS6_x64+0x15d2
fffff880`09fe4d38 00000000`0018e424 : 00000000`030c6008 00000000`030c5ff8 fffffa80`068186d0 fffff880`0860977d : 0xfffffa80`05a06c20
fffff880`09fe4d40 00000000`030c6008 : 00000000`030c5ff8 fffffa80`068186d0 fffff880`0860977d 00000000`0018e42c : 0x18e424
fffff880`09fe4d48 00000000`030c5ff8 : fffffa80`068186d0 fffff880`0860977d 00000000`0018e42c 00000000`030c7080 : 0x30c6008
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I started getting consistent BSODs about 3 months ago, mostly when playing League of Legends. I did a clean update and install of my graphics card drivers (using DriverSweeper) and it fixed the problem for about a month. Three days ago I started getting BSODs roughly once per day, mostly from watching streams on twitch.tv. I ran Driver Verifier this morning and was able to force one in about 10 minutes. It was a 0x000000d5 (Driver_page_fault_in_freed_special_pool) that pointed to ntfs.sys as being the culprit. Later in the day I got another BSOD while gaming that was a x116 and it mentioned something about the display driver attempted to reset (pointed to dxgkrnl.sys). Note that over the past 3 days I encountered a BSOD 4 times and each time it gave me a different bug check code. Appreciate any help.

HP Laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M

A:Multiple (different) BSODs over the past three days from streams/games

Please uninstall Daemon Tools. It uses a driver called sptd.sys which is known to cause BSODs in Windows 7.

 SPTD Removal:
Uninstall the software using Add/Remove Programs.
Reboot the system.
Once the program is uninstalled, run sptd.sys uninstaller to remove the driver from your system.
DuplexSecure - Downloads
As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

 Clean bootTroubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows:How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
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 - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it.

 Hard Drive Diagnostics
Double click and open my computer.
Right click on desired drive and hit properties.
Click on tools tab and Check now.

Read complete instructions on the tutorial: Disk Check

Other Tests:


Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using Crystal Disk Info.
Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website.
Test your Hard Drive with SeaT... Read more

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Hi there this is my first post on these forums so apologies if I'm not too familiar with the layout. I'm not too computer savy so if anyone could try simplify any answers/solutions that would be great. Basically the problem is for the past few months around start up of windows 7 I was getting freezes, BSOD errors (in particular IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL and Page_fault_in_non_paged_area being the main ones) and my pc would be in a continuous loop of booting then freezing or shutting down and I couldn't get the pc to work. I thought the problem could be corrupted windows files so I reinstalled windows onto my computer using the isntallation disk and installed drivers and all was working fine for around 4 days. Each day my windows would have importaint updates so I installed them when prompted. One day I all of a sudden started getting the same errors I got before, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGEED_AREA and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL and no new software had been installed at this point. I have tested ram and my hard drive with no errors showing although when looking at properties of my computer I have 20GB of ram (16GB Available) not sure if this has anything to do with it (2 x 8 GB sticks 1 X 4 GB stick). Hopefully you guys can help me out and prevent me shelling out on a new rig. Thank you, Conor .

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· OS - Windows 7 SP1 64-bit (Original OS) - User installed/Custom Built Desktop (Not OEM)
· 2.5 Years Old System, built Aug 2013 (All original components)
· Installed Windows 7 on Aug 2013 and reinstalled/reformated with same Windows 7 on April 4th, 2016.
· Intel i5-4570
· EVGA GTX 650 Ti 1GB
· MSI H87-G43
· SilverStone ST50F-ES 500W
· Primary/OS Drive: Samsung 840 120GB SSD, Secondary: WD Blue 500GB 7200RPM, Tertiary: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD
· G.Skill RipJaw 16GB (2 pairs of 2x4GB) (Bought original pair in 2013 and second pair late 2015)
Before the reformat/reinstall, I accrued similar BSOD error codes as attached. I'll note that the frequency of BSODs has gone down considerably since I reformatted/reinstalled (Instead of once maybe 5-12 hours of activity, now its closer to once per 24-30 hours).
I've run various versions of MemTest86 (As well as Window's Memory Diagnostic Tool) while swapping the sticks around, checking each pairs, different slots and different combinations, all of which have resulted in no errors. I'll be running MemTest again as soon as Driver Verifier is complete. I have run SSDLife on both SSDs with no errors in both SMART and file system integrity (I can include logs if need be), I'll be running health checks on my HDD but recent checks on both SMART and file system integrity (As of Dec 2015) came back clean.
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Hi there, I've been having problems with an inherited computer recently, I got it after the owner said they were experiencing problems and the repair guys estimated it would cost as much as a computer to fix so they bought a new one.

I think this was just a case of lazyness by the repair guys so I took it home and tried to start it. it wouldn't boot into windows so formated I loaded windows 7 U 66 and boom it worked.

Now I've had a few BSODS on it and updated what I could with different websites from microsoft and HP I can't figure out what is causing it
ranging from "irql not less or equal" to "fage fault in non paged area" and "bad pool header"

Any Ideas?

A:Multiple Bsods over the past month mainly "irql not less or equal"

Please run a SFC.
{Option 2}

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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So I recently noticed that my hard drive space has been filling up with stuff I can't seem to locate and I don't know if its a virus or if its just something my computer is doing to prepare for the Windows 10 update.
Last week it was up to 164 GB but this week it went down to 156, and yesterday I noticed that it went down to 143 GB, up to 145, and stopped at 144.
Can somebody help me?

A:Lost 20 GB in the past week

 Most likely this is a result of System Restore.  Windows periodically makes restore points so you have a way to get back to a system you had prior to some problem.  This process takes a percentage of your total hard drive space which you can change if need be.  If you want to see where every bit and byte are going, you can download a program called Treesize and run it. 
 Good luck.

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..in eradicating some of the infections that were causing me difficulties and after a good long session of running and rerunning applications and uninstalling Java updates i've finally got my laptop reading clear in my installed anti-virus (Avast), online antivirus scanners (eset and kapersky) and multiple antispyware applications (malwarebytes, superantispyware). The thing is my laptop, even though reading clear has started browsing quite slowly so BOOPME (my expert) who's helped me out so far has suggested we take a deeper look. I've done all my logs which i'll post below. One thing i couldn't understand is that in the DDS log it states my antivirus in norton 360. I used to run this over a year ago but removed it using norton removal tool a very long time ago and changed to avast. Other reports show avast installed but the dds one states AV norton 360 updated!!!! I can find no trace of norton on my machine and i'm not even sure if it's even relevant.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jamie at 22:33:36.38 on 16/05/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2046.1122 [GMT 1:00]AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A5F1BC7C-EA33-4247-961C-0217208396C4}SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}... Read more

A:I've been infected in the past week

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Ever since I began playing Battlefield 4, I have began having many crashes. I just recently enabled BSOD so I can see what the error exactly was. However, I have no idea how to interpret these dumps. Here is a summary of my issue that I posted on another site to no avail:

Hey guys, I just purchased Battlefield 4. I had similar issues like this when playing the beta a few weeks ago, but no such issues during BF3.

I had been playing for a few hours and then all of the sudden everything crashed. The PC seems to still but running (fans are running loud, probably max), but my monitors lost signal, and sound and mouse/keyboard input went out. Right after the crash, the computer reboots itself. However, the fans are still running at max and the monitors aren't getting any input. Sound and keyboard/mouse does work after the reboot. With the monitors not working, I just have to hard turn the computer off and then back on to fix it. Ever since it first happened, it has been happening constantly about 10 minutes after being into a game.

This was happening a few weeks ago as well while playing the BF4 beta. I stopped playing the beta, however the issue continued happening. The PC would crash outside of the game even while just browsing the internet. I rolled back to before I installed the BF4 beta and opened up the case and reset everything. The issue seemed to be fixed at that point. Now that I have installed the retail copy of the game, it is happening again. The computer is now cr... Read more

A:Getting Many Crashes over the Past Week

Although the max GPU temp was 86?C - that's not usually hot enough to cause BSOD - but I would look into the cooling solution for your GPU (everything from how the cooler is attached to the card, the cooler being clean, the fan working, and good airflow in the caase)

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:

1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD. I usually can't see this info in the reports, so I rely on you to check it.
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to. If involved these should be visible in the memory dump - but it doesn't hurt to check manually.

These device have problems in Device Manager:

High Definition Audio Device HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8086&DEV_2805&SUBSYS_80862805&REV_1000\4&38A04C3F&0&0301 This device ca... Read more

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I built a desktop machine for an old co-worker of mine. He has had it for a few weeks now and he has been experiencing a couple of BSODs - 4 to be exact. I am only able to access his machine using TeamViewer and have limited input from him. Hopefully someone can figure out what caused these Blue screens.
Information on the machine is below

OS - Windows 7 x64 - This is the original OS installed
? OEM version
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 5 months
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU / i7-3770K
? on-board video
? MotherBoard / ASUS WS Z77
? Power Supply - brand & wattage / SPARKLE 600W

This is my first time posting in this forum. If i did forget to post additional info needed to help solve this problem, please let me know and i will get on it! Thanks alot

A:4 BSOD's in the past week - Need help!

BugCheck 4A, {776f131a, 2, 0, fffff88009ae7b60}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245 )
This is a very simple bugcheck, a driver has failed to return to IRQL Level 0 (PASSIVE_LEVEL) when transferring control back to User-Mode. User-Mode can only be accessed at IRQL Level 0.

4: kd> !irql
Debugger saved IRQL for processor 0x4 -- 2 (DISPATCH_LEVEL)
Please enable Driver Verifier for at least 24 hours - http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

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This past week or so my system is running apps and internet very slowly. Takes a long time to open or switch from one open app to another or from one internet tab to another. I am running Windows XP; using Mozilla Firefox, McAfee, regularly run SpySweeper, Spybot Search&Destroy, SpywareBlaster, Hijackthislog as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:00 AM, on 3/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134174737\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
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A:System very slow, past week u

Well, by including a hijackthis log you really kind of restrict the number of people who can or will reply to you until a malware expert comes by and certifies that there is nothing in your log which can be considered malware.
You really should have posted on the malware board first if you think you are infected and if not you should not post a hijackthis log unless it is asked for.

But lets assume you are not infected and that the problem lies elsewhere.
The first thing I would ask is "What changed"
Did you install , update , or change anything just before the slow down occurred? Or did it just sort of creep up on you?

You mention that you think your internet is slow,
"This past week or so my system is running apps and internet very slowly. Takes a long time to open or switch from one open app to another or from one internet tab to another."

Have you run an internet speed test to confirm that you are getting the connection speed you are paying for?
Your ISP may offer one such as this one from AT&T

Or you can try any of the free ones
for example.

Okay, lets say that you have tested your connection speed and it checks out.
So you know it is your PC.

The next thing to do is to check your specs out.
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I sent my laptop to get something fixed and when I got it back I found a hell of a lot of personal folders accessed by the sickos who 'fixed' it.

I'm disgusted beyond words, just... please, I NEED to know if they copied anything out of my laptop or bluetoothed anything out of it - there were a LOT of personal pictures and videos they snooped into - is there some kind of action history saved anywhere on windows 7 that would allow me to see if they took anything and what they took if they did?

A:Is there ANY WAY to see the history of every action in the past week?

Press start and type computer then press enter.
this will open up computer management.

now under System tools node expand event viewer node.
now expand Windows logs node.
finaly click on Applicatin node.

now in top left corner click on Action and select filter current log
now in this dialog in drop down menu of loged label select last 7 days
fill in additional info and click OK.
now when you click on any log you'll get details bellow computer management window.

Do so for every node like Applications and services node, filter them and read detais as long as you want.

It's hard to find what what you want there cos a lot of info but I think this is the only option to check events in past 7 days.

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Hi guys, first post here, so hello to everyone.

My husband's computer has been behaving erratically for about 10 days or so. It will crash with different BSOD's at random.

Details of the behavior:
- The computer shuts itself down anytime: It can be idle doing nothing for hours, you may be working with it, running programs or not, after it just restarted or after about 12 hours or more.
- The BSOD messages so far have been: "BAD_POOL_HEADER" (mainly on the first few days, haven't seen that one in a while), "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION", a few days ago and twice yesterday, and "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" a good few times. Today, for the first time, when running the BSOD Dump & System File Collection app, we had a "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" one.
-I used "Speccy" to monitor the temperatures and there's no sign of overheating for CPU or motherboard. The graphic card is at around 80 C, but i've read that's quite OK.
- There has been no major new software installed (I think my husband had installed quicktime a couple of days before), windows has been updated, and there have been NO hardware changes at all. There is no hardware connected to the computer except for the USB wireless adaptor for the Mouse and keyboard (see below).
- Technical details: Computer is a Packard Bell Onetwo L A6524 UK.
AMD Athion II X2 220 dual-core processor
23" multimedia Touch monitor Full HD 1080
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A:Lots of BSOD in the past week

Crashes seem to have been plaguing this machine in various forms for some times looking over the information.
Unfortunately I'm unable to pin down any one cause and the minidumps are all over the place.

I do notice that the usb system driver has caused several of the crashes. I would recommend unplugging any usb devices in the short term to see if that helps clear up the issue.

That being said.

There's 2 things I would like you to try for the moment.
The first is a simple windows core file check, this is easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

The second is not very difficult either but will take some time (it's best to allow it to run overnight) and that is to check the physical memory for problems
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Needless to say you have a massive number of minidumps here to go over, and I would like to try these two relatively easy on both of us options before I start digging through 15+ minidumps looking for a common problem causer.
I'm attaching one of the minidumps just for future reference.

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My pc has froze 3 times in the past week.  I've applied all available Windows updates.  I've applied all available updates in System Update. What info can I share to help track this down? 

A:3 Freezes in the Past Week with my P50s

Machine Type Model: 20FL000MU

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I'm using windows 32bit on a 15 inch macbook pro through bootcamp.
I haven't been quick enough to get the error code. The BSOD occurs seemingly randomly; once while loading a youtube video, once while the computer was just idling, once while chrome was open.
The error code mentioned something about it being a graphics card error, and I've heard that the graphics cards on 2011 macbook pros going out was a common problem.

I've attached my system info and the debug files.
Any help?

A:BSOD 3 times, twice in past week

Hi chelsie.

The zip you uploaded is not appearing to be the output of our SF Diag tool. Moreover it does not contain any crash dumps.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded). Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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My pc has froze 3 times in the past week.  I've applied all available Windows updates.  I've applied all available updates in System Update. What info can I share to help track this down? 

A:3 Freezes in the Past Week with my P50s

Machine Type Model: 20FL000MU

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For the past week I have been having random reboots. This never usually happens but it started after I updated Catalyst and started playing Team Fortress 2. It never reboots when I am on it, but it reboots when Its idle. I thought that maybe it was my CPU overheating so I decided to switch the power options to "Balanced" which doesn't shut it down but puts the computer to sleep after about 30 minutes. I have done virus scans and I am afraid that none of them are completely due to the random reboots.

I am also dual-booted to Ubuntu so when it reboots, it loads into ubuntu.

There was one BSOD but I didn't read what was wrong and it hasn't given me one since last week, so thats when I assumed it was the CPU and decided to lower the power settings to cooldown my CPU.

I am on a Gateway GT5692 (Gateway Support - Specifications) with a 1gb RadeonHD 4650 graphics card. I upgraded the PSU to a 500w Ultra. As well as installed a Ram fan to cooldown the Ram a year or 2 ago.

Normally in this position, I would format my HD and reinstall windows but at this moment, I do not have a backup HD hooked up to backup my files and there are plenty of files on here that I wish to keep.

If there is any other information you need, I will gladly fill you in as best as I can.

A:Random Reboot's for past week?

What's the make and model # of that Ultra 500 watt? If it's an X-3 or an X-Pro, then you're in good shape; if it's an Xfinity or an X-2, then ... not so much. If it's an Ultra X-Connect, get rid of it now.
Official XS Power Supply Ranking Phase I - XtremeSystems Forums

Whenever you update CATs, you should always uninstall previous driver versions, then boot into safe mode (reboot, tap the F8 key), and run driver sweeper.

DL and install driver sweeper: Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

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Hi -

I just registered at today, after learning of it thru a goodle search. I read some of the basic tutorials (overall helpful) but still need help.

My internet connection is significantly slower in the past week and I don't know why. I'm a novice when it comes to this stuff...but my setup is relatively new...

* verison avenue dsl
* dell inspiron 8600 laptop

... I do try to take precautions:

* I switched to Mozilla in early Jan 05
* I use a firewall, antivirus and pest scanner (all Computer Associates - eTrust EZ Armor, EZ AntiVirus, and Pestpatrol)
* I try to regularly do updates

But I still feel a bit clueless. I did a system scan with the anti-virus software yesterday and it came up with 9 "infected files not cleaned/deleted/renamed" and they each had "trojan" at the end of the name.

Can someone tell me the next step?

many thanks in advance

A:internet lots slower in past week...

Hi Robert,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I need you to run a program named HijackThis and post a log here for me to look at. Please do the following:Please download the analysis program. Download HijackThis from: HijackThis Download Site. Please read the instructions on the download page and place the unzipped version in its own folder on your C:\ drive.

Run HijackThis.exe, click on the scan button
Click on the Save Log button and save the log.
Notepad will open with a copy of the logfile.
Right click, select all, right click, select copy.
Come the this thread use the Add Reply button and right click & paste the contents into the reply box.
Click the Add Reply button to complete your post.

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Hi, I've recently been experiencing quite a bit of BSOD on my computer. It doesn't seem to be triggered by a certain event like playing a game or browsing the internet. Sometimes it just BSOD's while I leave it idle on the desktop. On average it's been crashing twice a day, and it's getting pretty annoying, so any help would be appreciated .

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This is my first time on this site, so I hope I'm posting in the correct section. Over the past week I have been experiencing frequent disconnects in my internet service. I have called my ISP four times since this began, which resulted in them giving me a new Modem, and replacing the Filter on the outside of the house, but none of this has helped the issue.

I especially notice the disconnects when I am playing on-line games (World of Warcraft, League of Legends), and it causes any and all games to be un-playable. They also occur when I am just browsing web pages. Sometimes the disconnects happen every 5 minutes for an extended period of time, and then I could have steady internet access for up to an hour if I am lucky.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this problem, please help!! IDK if you need my computer specs, but I've pasted them below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 1743876 MB; E: Total - 476938 MB, Free - 368484 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-970A-D3
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Frequent Disconnects from Internet for the past week Please Help!!

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It all started about a week ago. At first, the charger was acting really weird. It would only charge the computer on certain outlets and if the prongs were facing a certain direction on the outlet. The computer would also immediately die when I plugged the charger in and THEN it would start charging. But then after that, everything would be fine. It was a hassle, but it was managable. Then, a couple of days later, I did a mandatory Windows update, although I'm not sure if that's important. Nothing changed immediately after the update until about 2 days later. Now, my laptop charges fine, but the screen is black. I can plug in an HDMI to view it on the screen though. Also, whenever I remove the HDMI, the laptop does a bunch of 'error' beeps, but when I plug it back in there are no notifications on the screen. The touchpad and the keyboard also act really strange. The mouse only works about 25% of the time and the keyboard about 75%. The WiFi also acts really weird and only connects sometimes. The most concerning part is that random things seem to trigger a blue screen of death with the error code: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. A lot of the triggers seem to involve connecting to or using WiFi. Here are a list of things I've tried to do to fix it:Turn off fast boot in the power settingsUpdate BIOSUpdate all driversSystem restore where I save all of my filesDoes anyone else have any other ideas?

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic358639.html ~ OBI received a thinkpoint virus 2 wks ago when attempting to fix my Iphone with jailbreak links/utilies. After beleiving I cleaned my system of the thinkpoitn my system showed no more signs of issue until last week where I encountered a Fraudulent Pop-up Security Window upon logging on to Chase.com site to review my account. Nothing was typed into the said pop-up and the incident was reported to Chase. I ran several scans daily up until ealier in the week this week and my antivirus and malware s/w detected nothing until the Chase.com Fraudulent Pop-up Security Window appeared again this past Tues. I then began running scans again and no detectios found until this evening when TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen was discovered.System: IBM T42 - XP SP3 on a wireless home networkAvira Antivir Personal Anitivirus:Product version 8/9/2010Search engine 10/25/2010Virus definition file 11/2/2010Control Center 11/2/2010Config Center 11/2/2010Luke Filewalker 11/2/2010AntiVir Guard 11/2/2010Filter 11/2/2010Scheduler 11/2/2010Updater 11/2/2010Malwarebytes’ Anit malware:Version 1.46I had posted to initially in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" under the topic "TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Trojan along with a few others over past week." and tried several things instructed steps to no avail so far. ... Read more

A:TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Trojan along with a few others over past week

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I received a thinkpoint virus 2 wks ago when attempting to fix my Iphone with jailbreak links/utilies. After beleiving I cleaned my system of the thinkpoitn my system showed no more signs of issue until last week where I encountered a Fraudulent Pop-up Security Window upon logging on to Chase.com site to review my account. Nothing was typed into the said pop-up and the incident was reported to Chase. I ran several scans daily up until ealier in the week this week and my antivirus and malware s/w detected nothing until the Chase.com Fraudulent Pop-up Security Window appeared again this past Tues. I then began running scans again and no detectios found until this evening when TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen was discovered.
System: IBM T42 - XP SP3 on a wireless home network

Avira Antivir Personal Anitivirus:
Product version 8/9/2010
Search engine 10/25/2010
Virus definition file 11/2/2010
Control Center 11/2/2010
Config Center 11/2/2010
Luke Filewalker 11/2/2010
AntiVir Guard 11/2/2010
Filter 11/2/2010
Scheduler 11/2/2010
Updater 11/2/2010

Malwarebytes’ Anit malware:
Version 1.46

Thank you!

A:TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Trojan along with a few others over past week.

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News outlets were reporting for about a month there would be a national hacker attack on the 4th/5th of july. MAYBE it did hit,maybe not.
i'm speculating it might have occurred wwith my dsl provider this past week. they spent 5 hours over 3 days with me, over the phone,and were getting ready to have someone go out and check my lines.
here's what occured:

on wednesday,i lost my dsl connection for no apparent reason. today,(4 days later, dsl just came back).

On thursday and after spending 5 hours over the phone ,the dsl provider was dumbfounded what could be wrong. everything checked out(confiqurations,rebooting,resetting modems,etc. my dsl was just not going through! On thursday,i called my dsl provided back and got a recorded message my entire state was having (trouble) and there would be over a 30 minute wait for assistance. i waited 1.2 hours and hung up.

On friday ,my dsl provider called and said they found alot of trouble with the lines.

On saturday,the dsl went through. in restropect no one has to visit and i dont think it was computer,ie it was an external cause.
Im wondering if that attack occurred. i give 3 cheers to my dsl service for thier perservance and patience...not to mention likely hundreds of dollars of free time helping me.

A:this past week's national HACKER ATTACK

My service was shakey, but never went down.

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Longtime HP laptop owner, I think I've owned nearly 10 of them since the late 90s and have become loyal to HP laptops like many "Apple people" are to their Macs, Iphones, etc and my loyalty was increased after "cheating" on HP and buying ONE Dell laptop (seemed to be a deal too good to pass up at time, bad move!) So, when I recently was ready to do a "Dell Dumping", I clicked the HP box for the brand on my first searches, didn't even want to bother with other brands unless NOTHING looked good and then saw this HP Envy, which I liked for being so thin AND had a backlit keyboard, something I've never had and always kicked myself for not insisting on after buying as I use them often when I'm in bed and not only did this one have a backlit keyboard, its a well lit keyboard and I was SO happy with this new HP! Also should mention this was a "refurbished" laptop bought through Monoprice, I saw the exact same model being sold as refurbished through several sellers and I'm contacting Monoprice next to see if that meant it was an HP refurb unit or Monoprice or some 3rd party job, this was my first refurb laptop or really anything, but have a couple of friends who've sworn by refurbs, for laptops and other electronics. Then, it happened! I believe I had to restart the laptop after it sat on my desk for a while and I didn't know the power strip was off, so I restart it like normal and all I get is the black screen with the blue circular HP logo in the middle with the spinning ... Read more

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My computer has developed a very annoying BSOD problem recently and I am unable to pinpoint what I might have done to cause this

? Windows 7 Professional
? x64
? Vista Home Premium x32
? Full retail version
? 27 months
? October 2009 (Win 7 release)
? Intel Q6600
? His/ATI HD 5670
? Motherboard : As supplied - Dell XPS 420
? Power Supply : As supplied - Dell XPS 420

These BSOD were very rare then started to get more regular. Usually fairly soon after restart. Another odd thing also started recently which I guess is probably realted - during boot and shutdown there is a very long period of about 5-10 minutes when nothing seems to be happening then all of a sudden the process continues.

A:BSOD : Computer Regularly Crashing for past week

Hi and welcome to TSF what dvd software are you using,and are you running a vpn

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It's been years since I've had a virus or malware I couldn't shake on my own or with a little research, but this one seems really slippery.  It has infected both my and my wife's laptops. Whether that is because we share a wireless connection or because we've visited the same infected page, or some other possibility I do not know. Malwarebytes, Avast Anti-rootkit (both updated) found nothing, but TDSkiller and Trend-Micro Anti-Threat both turned up issues at separate instances under various names. I've been hammering at this for a week, and unfortunately I didn't keep very good logs of what I did because (foolishly, apparently) I thought for sure I could solve the issue myself no prob.
I reset Firefox (v. 28.0) as one site led me to check the troubleshooting information and there was indeed an unauthorized entry listed in the Important Modified Preferences (Conduit.exe and BackgroundContainer.exe if I remember correctly).
I've manually removed some suspect files in AppData and Registry.
It seems at least some of what I have done has slowed the pop-ups down. Day 1 it was fairly constant when I clicked links (sometimes even just clicking empty space or text boxes on a page), now it's 2 or 3 times a day I get a visible pop-up (Several other times a day I see a pop-up TRY to open but get killed, presumably by the pop-up stopper).  The visible popups cycle through about 4 ads, LinkBuck$, GREEFL, something with Cash in the name, and then another that ... Read more

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Hi sevenforums,

Was wondering if you could be of any assistance. I'm a gamer, have had the same computer for a few years and all has been well. I know my setup is a little outdated but I havent had any issues until this last week.

I play WoW mostly and I used to be able to run multiple versions of the game (3 or 4) and I would have no issue and stick at 60 fps for the most part. Something happened last week sometime and now when I open 1 client I am at 60 fps, 2 clients 40 fps, and 3+ is unplayable. When I have 3 clients open my CPU usage is sitting at 80-85%.

Trying to think of everything I can, I ran disk cleanup, both of my anti virus/spyware softwares, opened up my computer and cleaned out all the crap, and still having the same issue.

just wondering if you guys think it's possible to go back to the way it was or it's just time to upgrade my computer. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I kind of suck at computer management, don't have any backups to restore to

A:Computer Performance dropped significantly within the past week

Do you have any Restore Points?
It would be the quickest way to get you back the way things were in most cases.

Take a read through this tutorial by Brink.

System Restore

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For the past week, I have not been able to back up files from the Windows Vista "Backup and Restore Center", nor can I perform a System Restore. The ?Backup and Restore Center? launches, but gets stuck at 25% completed (I believe at the ?Creating disk image? stage?) for at least 3 hours, while it used to only take 10 or 15 minutes to back up files until last week. System Restore attempts to launch, even asking me for administrative permission to open, but seemingly does nothing after 30 minutes. When I attempt to see if the System Restore process is running in Task Manager, my laptop slows down and won?t let me do anything else.

Whenever I try to back up files or perform a System Restore, my laptop immediately slows down to a crawl and I rapidly cannot use any other programs. When this happens, I am forced to restart my computer by holding down the power switch since Task Manager won?t close any programs and I cannot shut down or restart my computer in Vista. A few times after restarting, my laptop has automatically run chkdsk, although I didn?t really pay much attention to the results of those scans. In general, even without trying to back up files or perform a System Restore, my computer runs slower than usual during typical tasks and will sometimes grind to a halt.

I have performed the hard drive memory tests as recommended by Dell hardware support with no reported issues. I have also performed full scans for viruses/malware with McAfee AntiVirus and Malwa... Read more

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About every other boot, I get a BSOD for one reason or another. Sometimes, no BSOD will show up, but the comp. will loop through the welcome screen, meaning the welcome screen will show but will not displays user accounts and then it will turn black and back to the welcome screen again.

Disk checks haven't pulled up anything.
I've done virus scans with Kaspersky I.S. 2012, and Malwarebytes several times and there doesn't seem to be a virus involved.

Many Thanks,

A:Constant BSOD over the past two week, varying error codes


Your msinfo file is corrupted

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this:
Click on the Start
Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box
When it opens, go to File, Save
Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember
Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info
Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

PS: Kaspersky itself causes blue screens on some systems

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Start with Coupon Factory showing me various ads on websites, constant hyperlinked words on any website I would visit and then if I scrolled over it it would pop up a new tab. Removed the extension several times from chrome and it would come back, uninstalled the program and everything and it would come back. Haven't seen it in two days and now I am infected with a new ad called Dragon Branch. Haven't downloaded anything in that brick of time and Dragon Branch re directs me to ad sites, consumes my google search and has various pop ups.
Halp pls.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 27-04-2015 01
Ran by Julian (administrator) on JULIAN-PC on 28-04-2015 22:03:02
Running from C:\Users\Julian\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Julian (Available profiles: Julian)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\P... Read more

A:Infected with various Adware for the past week! (Coupon factory/DragonBranch)

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!
My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully:
My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.
Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
P2P warning
Going over your logs I noticed that you have µTorrent installed.
Avoid... Read more

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Fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit on or about April 1st. Crashes have been happening ever since.

Event ID 41 (which says not much), but Kernal-Power is the source every time.

Potential causes (my guesses):
Incorrect Raid controllers - I had to find new ones compatible with win 7 when I installed fresh.

Radeon 5700 graphics card driver issues, although I loaded the 8.723.0.0 drivers released on 4/28/2010.

Sleep/Hibernation issue. More often than not, I see a "Windows has recovered from an unexpected error" pop-up after I leave it alone for several hours.

Thanks in advance for examining my problem.

A:10 BSODs in a week

And just when browsing to see what problems other people are having...

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP2: 0000000000000001
BCP3: FFFFF960001939C6
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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I was baffled to find my main drive with 80mb space left after freeing up 170gb of space last week. This has happened repeatedly, WinDirStat can't figure out what's taking up all the space, I've run disk cleanup, defragged and ran multiple different virus scans, all to no avail. Literally my entire useful hard drive contents has now been moved to an external drive, all else deleted/cleaned and the entire 750gb drive is still somehow full!

Its severely affecting the performance at a time when I desperately need a functioning laptop, and would like to avoid a clean install or hard drive replacement! Help would be much appreciated

A:hard drive losing space rapidly (170gb over past week)

Its your system restore points. Delete all points then make a new one in case needed.
If that does not do the trick, run your anti virus scan, then download and run a scan with the free Malwarebytes.
You can also reduce the amount of space that the restore points can take.
System Restore - disk space
Vista is done in the same way as seven

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Which tool or command part of Win7 home edition, will enable me to trace past logging in/out activites and from which user accounts?

Indeed, tools such as secpol.msc are not part of it(or where not activated)
See: Windows 7: What is Account Auditing And How To Enable It


A:Win7 home edition - how to audit when & who logged in past week/month?

Try LastActivityView - run as admin or from an elevated shortcut.

Link to website: LastActivityView - View the latest computer activity in Windows operating system

Screenshot from my machine:

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