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Windows freezes, BSODs, and randomly restarts

Q: Windows freezes, BSODs, and randomly restarts

For the past few weeks, my computer has been experiencing a couple of different failures. Sometimes it freezes up (including the mouse), sometimes it BSODs (different error messages at different times), and sometimes it just shuts off and restarts, as if the power had been momentarily cut. Sometimes it goes a few days between failures, and sometimes it happens multiple times an hour.

I've tried the following:

update drivers
restore from restore point from before the problem started
memtest86 (ran 11 times with no errors)
reinstall Windows

Here are the specs from the TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 136359 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 267557 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

It's got me stumped, but that doesn't take a whole lot! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Windows freezes, BSODs, and randomly restarts

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.)

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Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer

A:BSODs, restarts, and freezes on Windows 7 32-bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay


Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer


Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
U... Read more

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This is my first post here so im sorry if I missed anything out or posted in the wrong section.Lately I had a bad malware infection or virus and used my antivirus to clean it out, this deleted boot file and the sort. But I fixed booting up with the windows CD.The computer has gradually been getting worse, by freezing and restarting frequently, I have also had teh blue screen about 5 times.Hijack this logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:27:29, on 06/08/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

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DDS.txt:DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by LilDeamon at 16:01:06.95 on 08/08/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1398 [GMT 1:00]AV: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}FW: ESET Personal firewall *enabled* {E5E70D32-0101-4340-86A3-A7B0F1C8FFE0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcIp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

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Hello,
I am having some serious problems with my PC. It freezes, speakers are sometimes making a RRRRRR noise (last package of bits sent to speakers, I think, being "produced" over and over again), sometimes it just restarts, then it freezes in bootup (even in BIOS or in POST, just EVERYWHERE), sometimes the image on display gets "shattered" (as if the original image, the last frame displayed, got mixed up in lines and squares of different colors), sometimes it freezes in BSOD (that's hillarious), I could go on and on. I am almost sure my motherboard is faulty, but I consider this my "last hope" before making a complaint and trying to get a new mobo. I hope I did everything right (regarding the BSOD reporting protocols).

OS specs: Win 7 x64 Ultimate, OEM, hardware is mostly new (half a year, but one GPU is 3 years old nad my optical drive is 4 y.o.), OS installation is 3 weeks old.

P.S.: I do have Avast antivirus even though in System health report there is "no anti-virus detected" (dunno why), and as you may have noticed, English is not my first language, therefore I apologize for any errors and you may also find some stuff written in Czech in the BSOD regarding files.

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A:Freezes, BSODs, Restarts

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Weem


Hello,
I am having some serious problems with my PC. It freezes, speakers are sometimes making a RRRRRR noise (last package of bits sent to speakers, I think, being "produced" over and over again), sometimes it just restarts, then it freezes in bootup (even in BIOS or in POST, just EVERYWHERE), sometimes the image on display gets "shattered" (as if the original image, the last frame displayed, got mixed up in lines and squares of different colors), sometimes it freezes in BSOD (that's hillarious), I could go on and on. I am almost sure my motherboard is faulty, but I consider this my "last hope" before making a complaint and trying to get a new mobo. I hope I did everything right (regarding the BSOD reporting protocols).

OS specs: Win 7 x64 Ultimate, OEM, hardware is mostly new (half a year, but one GPU is 3 years old nad my optical drive is 4 y.o.), OS installation is 3 weeks old.

P.S.: I do have Avast antivirus even though in System health report there is "no anti-virus detected" (dunno why), and as you may have noticed, English is not my first language, therefore I apologize for any errors and you may also find some stuff written in Czech in the BSOD regarding files.

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Your English is fine, and much better than my Czech
These were caused by a driver corrupting the memory ( I srongly suspect sptd.sys)

DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL (c5)
An att... Read more

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My computer occasionally restarts itself or shuts down. Sometimes it will do a complete restart and I only know it because the Active Desktop Recovery screen is on my desktop suddenly. Sometimes it will freeze and the monitor will go black and flash an error message intermittently ("No input signal" message) after which I can no longer manually restart or shut down the computer, but instead have to turn it off and back on using the main power switch at the back of the tower. Sometimes it will restart but stop at the first black screen to alert me with the statement "S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace error..." and asking me to press F1 to continue (I have an extra HD but moved files off it some time ago). The computer will restart/shutdown/freeze as little as once per day or as often as every 10 minutes if I am doing something like playing in foobar2000 or have photoshop open, anything I happen to enjoy, it seems . I cannot pinpoint these programs as culprits, only that I've noticed that the pc will absolutely do something when foobar2000 is running, for example. It shuts down at seemingly random times too.

Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP 2, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60 GHz 992 MB of RAM, Avast antivirus.

Nothing in device manager looks funny.

Recent errors upon BSOD (I can't seem to make the BSOD show each time a restart happens, but I did a couple of times):
0x0000001a (0x00000777, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x004fffff)
0x0000008e (0xc0000005,... Read more

A:PC restarts, BSODs, Freezes

S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace errorGenerally this means that your hard-drive is failing and will need to be replaced.

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Please Help!

I have re-installed Windows 7 64bit for the third time and I still have constant freezing problems with a couple of BSODs and random restarts thrown in. I have checked the hardware side (my processor, RAM, HDD, Video card, psu all seem to be OK. All of the drivers should be up to date. I have attached the BSOD report (hopefully I did it correctly.)

This computer was my first build which I built about a year ago and it originally ran on windows xp sp3 fine and then slowed way down. A dead hdd and retail version of Windows 7 later, I can not get this thing to run longer than 30 minutes before it freezes or restarts. Did I mention... I need help!!

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Please Help!

I have re-installed Windows 7 64bit for the third time and I still have constant freezing problems with a couple of BSODs and random restarts thrown in. I have checked the hardware side (my processor, RAM, HDD, Video card, psu all seem to be OK. All of the drivers should be up to date. I have attached the BSOD report (hopefully I did it correctly.)

This computer was my first build which I built about a year ago and it originally ran on windows xp sp3 fine and then slowed way down. A dead hdd and retail version of Windows 7 later, I can not get this thing to run longer than 30 minutes before it freezes or restarts. Did I mention... I need help!!


You uploaded the application instead of the results please try this method.

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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Hi,
It used to be rather erratic and happen only once every couple of days, then I would sometimes have stretches as long as a week or more without any crashes but recently I've been having them systematically at EVERY startup!
 
I start my computer, it will usually boot up into Windows 10 Pro 64bit and then I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes for it to freeze or suddenly restart (more rarely a BSOD). Then starts a cycle of a few more restarts and freezes - always happening almost instantly or after a few minutes - before it eventually stabilizes and can then run reliably for the rest of the day!?
 
This is why I've ruled out temperature problems as it would seem the reverse would happen, i.e. crashing AFTER sufficient time was given to the system to heat up.
 
I have run 2 passes of MemTest without any errors but I've heard that as many as 10 might be needed to reliably exclude RAM problems but seeing how slow it runs the test on my 12Gb of memory, I couldn't be without my PC for that long!? 
 
Other useful troubleshooting info: I've recently upgraded to Win 10 in hope of solving my problems - it was already happening under Win 7. It's a 2nd PC I bought off ebay some +- 2 years ago so I don't know how old exactly it is but you'll see the specs in the attached files I guess.
 
Some of the BSOD errors I collected are (from oldest to most recent):
- Clock Watchdog Timeout
- Machine Check Exception
- PA (dxgkrnl.sys)
- Kernel Security Che... Read more

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CPU: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2140 1.60Ghz
RAM: 1gb DDR2 800Mhz
MOBO: Intel Desktop Board DG41RQ
Video Card: Palit GeForce 9500GT 128bit
 

A:PC freezes 1-3 seconds then BSODs and restarts

Looks like this is caused by an Nvidia driver
 

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Something weird is happening with my pc, at welcome screen and sometimes at starting windows screen pc just freezes and needs restart.Also when it goes pass welcome screen without freeze after showing desktop for 5 secs it freezes again(i have to restart pc over 5 times to start normaly).Sometimes also pc just randomly restarts.Some blue screens when watching a video online or when surfing internet.Pc scanned with Malwarebytes + Microsoft security essentials without a single threat.

System Specs:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 SP1
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD G31M3-L V2(MS-7529)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @2.93 Ghz (2 CPUs)
RAM 4GB
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890 2GB

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A:Weird freezes , restarts and some BSODs

No Dmp's included in the upload please try this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP
We could also use some system information, which you can get easily by running msinfo32.
To do that go to start>run>type msinfo32>enter

When it is finished running go to file>save>name it and upload to us here.
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under 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 (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure ... Read more

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I have those problems for 2 months but this week the problem is too big.My computer freezes , restarts or shutdowns at first 1 mins after i opened it.Freezes/restarting or BSOD at starting windows screen,at welcome screen and mostly 5-10 sec after displaying desktop.I scanned my pc with AVG and found nothing.I dont know what to do.I have to restart it 10-20 times(if i am lucky) to start normally.When it starts normally computer runs perfectly.I dont know what is happening.Here are computer specs and some dmps i got:

System Specs:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 SP1
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD G31M3-L V2(MS-7529)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @2.93 Ghz (2 CPUs)
RAM 4GB
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890 2GB

A:Random freezes,restarts and BSODs.

Hello omonoia91.

Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
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UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M (1000007f)
This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
is always instant death (double fault). The first number in the
bugcheck params is the number of the trap (8 = double fault, etc)
Consult an Intel x86 family manual to learn more about what these
traps are. Here is a *portion* of those codes:
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Hello guys for the first time.I have a very shity problem.My PC restart random a few times a day or a few times in hour.The error is kernel power 43 in the event viewer.Its not a software problem, i reinstalled windows 7 go to windows 8 and 10 still the same restarts.Now im on windows 7 professional installed just now and crashed 3 times in 2 hours.I cheked my HDD its not about the HDD.My temps are perfect GPU temp is 40, CPU temp is 35.I think about drivers but i dont know. I tried with MSU afterburner who have a kernel mod to fix the error but still the same, so i think its a hardware problem.I think its a PSU problem but how i can know for sure, how i can test the PSU or please help me what i should do at this moment.Thank you everyone and sry for this english its bad

My hardware : GPU-Palit Nvidia gt 630
CPU-AMD Fx(tm)-8300 Eight core processor
RAM 4 + 4 + 2 ADATA
MotherBoard-AssRock 970 pro 3
PSU-Fractal design integra m 450W bronze
HDD : Toshiba 1 TB

Eventviewer error :
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 25.1.2016 г. 16:55:14 ч.
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: GerginDarakov
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped res... Read more

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Hello all i need urgent help for past two days i been having strange crashes ones that freeze upon startup or after i click on mozzila firefox or close it.

I did a memdump got the information which i posted below

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800d9fa010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800f5ba9c8, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc00000b5, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 000000000000000a, Optional internal context dependent data.
Debugging Details:


FAULTING_MODULE: fffff80002e5d000 nt
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4e99233b
FAULTING_IP:
nvlddmkm+1759c8
fffff880`0f5ba9c8 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x116
CURRENT_IRQL: 0
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`05cea9c8 fffff880`1011b000 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0d9fa010 fffff880`0f5ba9c8 ffffffff`c00000b5 : nt+0x7cc40
fffff880`05cea9d0 fffff880`1011addb : fffff880`0f5ba9c8 fffffa80`0d9fa010 fffffa80`0e92b370 fffffa80`0e7e2010 : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`05ceaa10 fffff880`101c1f07 : fffffa80`0d9fa010 00000000`c00000b5 fffffa80`0e92b370 fffffa80`0e7e2010 : dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0x273
fffff880`05ceaa40 fffff880`101ebb75 : 00000000`ffffffff 00000000`00002edc 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 : dxgmms1!VidSchiReportHwHang+0... Read more

A:Computer freezes then restarts no bsods however it should be

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:





Quote:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under 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 (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.


The only generic information we can give you given the BCC116 is






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Hello All - please let me say thanks in advance for any assistance. I completed the system specs form when I set up my account.

I have an HP Pavilion p6540f with the following:
windows 7 prof 64-bit SP1,
8GB RAM,
two 1TB Seagate hard drives,
an AMD Phenom cpu,
an ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card
a Foxconn motherboard.

My problem is BSODs, spontaneous reboots or system freezes. Based on what I've seen on the internet, there seem to be several areas which could cause such a problem: something wrong with the RAM, overheating, or underpowered, the graphics driver, or something in the BIOS that needs upgrading.

As for the memory, I burned memtest to a cd and booted from that and let memtest run over night to check the RAM. It came back with no errors.

As to the overheating and underpowered possibilities, there is a CPU fan, a case fan and the fans associated with the power supply. The case fan and cpu fan seem to be functioning normally. I had the original 250W power supply replaced with a new 350W power supply which also seems to be functioning normally.

As far as the BIOS is concerned, it's AMI v6.04, dated 5/21/2010. There is a file available from HP, and that I've downloaded, called sp49851.exe. This is supposed to upgrade the BIOS to v6.09. I thought upgrading would be good since one of the things it's supposed to fix is a problem related to the machine not coming out of hibernation which sounds similar to what I've been experiencing. I ran this yesterday eveni... Read more

A:Random BSODs, freezes and restarts

Welcome aboard.
Please post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we can obtain the necessary information we need to help you.

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I have a Compaq Presario SRF710F that has been working fine (except for the past few weeks) since December 2008. The only hardware I've replaced on it was to install a more powerful video card a few years ago.

In the past few weeks, it's started giving me random failures. Sometimes it's a BSOD (the actual error message varies most times), sometimes the whole computer freezes up and I have to restart manually, and sometimes it just turns off suddenly and reboots. Sometimes it goes a few days between errors, and sometimes it can't even finish rebooting from a failure before another one occurs.

It started a few weeks ago when I uninstalled iTunes and installed Samsung Kies and Media Monkey (ditched the iPhone for a Galaxy S3!).

I have taken the following steps:restore from restore point
deep antivirus scan with MWB and MSE
memtest86 (11 passes with no errors detected)
reinstall Windows

Here are some other specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 136359 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 267557 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've also uploaded the zip file from the SF diagnostic tool.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Random BSODs, Freezes, and sudden Restarts

Welcome aboard.

You need to do two things.
Install service pack 1.
Update nForce. It is on 2010 that is installed. Get it from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
Let us know the results.

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Hi, 4 days now my pc sometimes freezes at startup and it needs restart.Also suddenly it restarts without a message.And today i got 2 BSODs and one of them was at welcome screen.I scanned my pc with malwarebytes and found nothing.

System Specs:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD G31M3-L V2(MS-7529)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @2.93 Ghz (2 CPUs)
RAM 4GB
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890 2GB
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A:Suddenly random freezes,restarts and BSODs.

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Loading Dump File [G:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\omonoia91\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\020312-20468-01.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 (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17713.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x83051000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x83191230
Debug session time: Fri Feb 3 05:09:17.515 2012 (GMT-7)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:31.031
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 96d0897b, 82ab5cb4, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware ( win32k!vSynchronizeDriver+100 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Hi,

I'm getting frequent crashes on my HTPC in Windows 7 usually without a blue screen of death (I have had maybe one or two BSODs). Sometimes the computer will crash almost as soon as I switch it on (i.e. when I'm using internet explorer), sometimes it crashes when watching a bluray in media center and sometimes when doing nothing at all.

The system was stable, however about 5 months ago I installed a new CPU and cooler, and about a month or so later I started getting these problems. I have tried the following:

- Virus scan
- Memory check (memtest86 multiple passes)
- CPU stress test (prime95)
- Hard drive check disk
- Graphics card stress (furmark)

The graphics card did show signs of overheating and the PC crashed shortly afterwards, however I have since tried the onboard graphics card and the problems are still there. The fact that the PC can crash shortly after booting also suggests its not this.

I can only think of three things that it can now be:

- Power supply (no idea how to test this, the power supply is a good quality Corsair, with more than enough power for the components and like I said, the system used to be stable).
- Motherboard (could be this I guess - potentially I damaged it when I installed the new CPU)
- Windows 7 (hence the reason I'm here!)

In trying to fix the PC I have used a registry fixer by a reputable company (I forget which one).

I can find two mini dumps on the PC (both from yesterday when I was doing some testing) ... Read more

A:Freezes, crashing and random restarts (very few BSODs)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Veggers


Hi,

I'm getting frequent crashes on my HTPC in Windows 7 usually without a blue screen of death (I have had maybe one or two BSODs). Sometimes the computer will crash almost as soon as I switch it on (i.e. when I'm using internet explorer), sometimes it crashes when watching a bluray in media center and sometimes when doing nothing at all.

The system was stable, however about 5 months ago I installed a new CPU and cooler, and about a month or so later I started getting these problems. I have tried the following:

- Virus scan
- Memory check (memtest86 multiple passes)
- CPU stress test (prime95)
- Hard drive check disk
- Graphics card stress (furmark)

The graphics card did show signs of overheating and the PC crashed shortly afterwards, however I have since tried the onboard graphics card and the problems are still there. The fact that the PC can crash shortly after booting also suggests its not this.

I can only think of three things that it can now be:

- Power supply (no idea how to test this, the power supply is a good quality Corsair, with more than enough power for the components and like I said, the system used to be stable).
- Motherboard (could be this I guess - potentially I damaged it when I installed the new CPU)
- Windows 7 (hence the reason I'm here!)

In trying to fix the PC I have used a registry fixer by a reputable company (I forget which one).

I can find two mini dumps on the PC (... Read more

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Hi,

First off thanks for reading my post. Basically my computer keeps having errors and they are nothing specific - nothing seems to set them off. Sometimes I'll be working and the computer will just freeze, or restart automatically. Often programs (especially the Windows ones such as Media Player, Live Messenger and IE explorer) will keep crashing with the error report dialog box. I have just reinstalled Windows so it can't be that.

My system specs are:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.6Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 7300GT with 512MB onboard RAM
1gb DDR RAM
Fully updated XP Home SP2

Thanks for looking

A:Random crashes, restarts, freezes, BSODs help please!!

Since you've just installed windows, you might have a hardware issue and you can try the following if you're sort of a hands-on type or get a knowledgeable friend such as a Geek to help
(1)Fan failure on the cpu or video card causing high temps. If fans appear to running full speed and no strange noises then possibly:
(2)Memory stick failure. If you have 2 ram sticks, try removing one at a time to isolate the issue. If you only have one stick, memory is relatively cheap so buy another 1 gb and repalce it. If you still have same failures, put original stick back in and now will have 2 gb to improve performance once PC is fixed..

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Greetings, I just joined after trying to look for solutions.. please pardon me if am doing something wrong. I have read the rules though. I just want to make a new thread so i can re-post any error i get again after am helped. I play football manager 2013 a lot too but my system should be good enough to play it unless am advised otherwise
> I have been having frequent system restarts, freezes, occasional black screens & BSODs as well.. i don't know why. Below is my system details. I have attached my SF zip files. Thanks for helping. :worship:

A:Frequent BSODs, restarts, freezes 0x4000000000000000

Your uploads dont contain any crash dump file.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Follow it manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump.

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Asus G73SW (Laptop), i7-2630QM, NVidia Geforce GTX 460M, 8 GB RAM, Windows 7 SP1, Samsung 640 GB HDD.

Here are my files:

A:Laptop Freezes, BSODs and restarts [Win7]

Loaded symbol image file: nltdi.sys
Image path: \??\C:\Program Files\NetLimiter 3\nltdi.sys
Image name: nltdi.sys
Timestamp: Sun Feb 13 14:07:35 2011 (4D585627)

follow these instructions
1. Uninstall Netlimiter
2. Reboot
3. Reboot again
4. Enter safe mode
5.Install Netlimiter.
6.Reboot

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Been happening to me for awhile computer will either crash after running for awhile and sometimes the BSOD will state a reason of Cache Manage or System Service Exception, or no reason at all. Sometimes the computer just randomly restarts though. Any help would be appreciated
-System Spec
-Custom built
Windows 7 64bit
Cpu- AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
Memory-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
Sound Card-(1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) NVIDIA High Definitio
Hard Drive- ST3500418AS ATA Device
Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Motherboard- ASRock M3A770DE
Power Supply- Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31
Files are attached

A:Computer randomly Restarts, BSODS Cache Manager, System Service Except

Hello Andre, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi there. For the past week, I've been getting some random BSODs, some freezes, and sometimes just a random restart. there is a flash of a pixelated screen, and then it just restarts. This computer is nigh on two years old, and has showed no sign whatsoever of slowness or any malfunction. Yet for the past week or so, it's been randomly crashing and getting restarted. Specs
-Intel Pentium Dual Core processor. 3 GHz.
-ATI Radeon graphic card. 1 GB.
-2GB RAM.
-320 GB storage space.
-HP Pavilion CPU.
-Desktop PC

I would upload the dump files, but honestly, it crashes by the time i press the copy button. i am attempting to get them using the homegroup from this computer.
anyway, i would really appreciate some help.

EDIT: I managed to pull the dump files out from the homegroup. here they are.

A:Random BSODs, freezes, and restarts with a pixelated screen.

Code:
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\ReallyFat\042612-15615-01.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 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16973.amd64fre.win7_gdr.120305-1504
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e51000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0308de70
Debug session time: Wed Apr 25 22:54:18.301 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:50.800
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
.................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3D, {fffff80000b9c120, 0, 0, fffff880043b960d}

Probably caused by : usbuhci.sys ( usbuhci!UhciInterruptService+149 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
*******... Read more

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Hello. Im a norwegian and have already written much about this problem in norwegian. Im not really good at english. So I can't write all that I've written to Zepto and on a norwegian forum. But I will atleast give you the logfiles...

Not every BSOD seems to have created a log file, some BSODs dont seem to dump properly for example. The BSOD's occur randomly. I can play several hours and end the game normal without problems or it can occur soon after startup without me even getting started up a browser. So personally I do not think this is a overheating problem, graphic card problem or cpu-problem.

I have searched with Vista's memory test, and memtest86. They found no errors and memtest passed 6 times the second time I tried to ran it. The first time I ran it, it froze during testing, so I had to restart and then it passed 6 times.

I have searched my PC with antivirus and found none. I have not been on any suspicious sites either.

The startup-problems is a pain when they occur. Like, last night. Bluescreen. Then I started it up again, but it didnt pass one of the boot up stages. It froze. So after I had waited a while I did a turn off, then I turned it on again. Black screen, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, still a black screen. I repeated this process 4-5 times, every time a black screen that didnt go away, the PC was on, but screen black and I couldnt hear any boot-up sound, only the fan.

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A:Random BSODs, freezes, restarts and booting problems... 64-bit

Hi. . .

I would like the links to your other dumps. I see in photos & dumps that you are updated w/ Vista SP1. When did you update? One photo shows WERCON screen - TrustedInstaller crashing constantly since at least October 2nd. When did the system problems begin?

Can you run in SAFEMODE w/ any greater stability than normal windows boot-up?

Please run msinfo32 when possible & save in NFO format (NFO file extension). I am not sure if it will be in English or not - but OK for now.

Also, I'd like a Vista System Health report in HTML format. Please do the following:
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Administrator | the black cmd prompt (DOS) screen will appear - type the following:

Code:
perfmon /report
It will take about a minute to run... then save it as an HTML file.

Please zip it & msinfo32 NFO file up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi

My computer has been crashing and freezing with a buzzing sound playing through my headphones randomly while it is on. It would crash whether it's on the login screen on startup, games, or on the internet. Also, I was only able to get one dump file because before it wouldn't make one.

My Specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor
Memory: 8GB(4GBx2)

A:BSOD randomly, restarts itself, or freezes

AMD High Definition Audio is disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Gigabyte EasySaver (and EasyTune6 if installed) will cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems. Please uninstall it.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.





Quote:
Please uninstall all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Uninstall". Reboot for changes to take affect.


Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Hamachi dates f... Read more

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I'm not sure what's going on with my computer currently, but it keeps freezing or restarting on its own. It typically happens when I'm not actually using it - most of the time it happens over night or during the day while I'm at work.

Generally, it just freezes with the hard drive activity light lit solid on my case. Just turning the power off and restarting doesn't do the trick - I usually have to unplug the power cable from my computer, then open up the case and unplug my hard drive before I can restart it successfully. If I don't do that and just attempt a reboot, I get an error along the lines of "Please select proper boot media or device."

Sometimes it does just restart on its own, which is just equally annoying.

Today I came home to a BSOD, a Physical Memory Dump error.

I've run disk check on my hard drive and it comes back fine. The hard drive is also new - I purchased it because I thought the crashes were caused by my old (assumed to be failing) hard drive.

I have an external hard drive as well, which is connected through a PCI-E slot on my motherboard. I thought this might be the issue, so I disconnected it. The problems still occur.

I've downloaded the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from Western Digital to run on my drives. My main drive comes back fine while my external comes back with a "Failure" on "SMART Status." This is why I thought it may have something to do with my external drive in the ... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Freezes/Restarts

Check your capacitors www.badcaps.com

Check your power supply. Better still, swap it for a known-good power supply if you have an extra.

Disconnect all external devices for a while and see what happens.
 

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At random times throughout the day, my computer will freeze, then restart after 3-4 seconds.
I do not get a BSOD, so I do not know what is causing it.

In Event Viewer, in the System list, there is an Error with the details:

- System - Provider
[ Name] EventLog
- EventID 6008
[ Qualifiers] 32768
Level 2
Task 0
Keywords 0x80000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2013-07-21T16:19:39.000000000Z
EventRecordID 10763
Channel System
Computer Joseph-PC
Security
- EventData 1:17:58 PM
21/‎07/‎2013
15513 DD070700000015000D0011003A00ED01DD07070000001500100011003A00ED013C0000003C00000000000000000000000000 0000000000000100000000000000
Binary data:

In Words
0000: 000707DD 00150000 0011000D 01ED003A
0008: 000707DD 00150000 00110010 01ED003A
0010: 0000003C 0000003C 00000000 00000000
0018: 00000000 00000000 00000001 00000000

In Bytes
0000: DD 07 07 00 00 00 15 00 ?.......
0008: 0D 00 11 00 3A 00 ED 01 ....:.?.
0010: DD 07 07 00 00 00 15 00 ?.......
0018: 10 00 11 00 3A 00 ED 01 ....:.?.
0020: 3C 00 00 00 3C 00 00 00 <...<...
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0038: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

A:Computer randomly freezes, then restarts

Webberjo, have you monitored your temps? Sounds like it might be shutting down due to heat.

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Hello!

Got a tip from a friend that this is the place that will solve all my problems!

I bought a new computer in parts for my brother (see spec below) and we instantly had a quite irritating problem. The computer could all of a sudden freeze completely or reboot without a warning or bsod. It could happend both when playing games or just chillin' on the web with one tab open. It could happend anything from twice a day to once every three days.

We have tried overheating the CPU and GPU and that doesn't seem to be the problem. We have updated the chipset, graphics driver and SSD hard drive to its newest drivers. We have also checked device manager for missing drivers.

Each and every time we get the following error when checking logs:
EventID: 41
Task Category: 63
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)

EventID 41

Version 2
Level 1
Task 63
Opcode 0
Keywords 0x8000000000000002
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2015-03-24T14:13:56.301611800Z
EventRecordID 4643
Correlation
- Execution
[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8
Channel System
The computer spec is:
AMD Athlon II X4 860K 95W, FM2+

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-DS2 mATX

Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) CL9 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport

SSD 120GB OCZ Arc 100

ASUS RADEON R7 260X OC 2GB

Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold

We really appreciate all help to get a rid of this.
Thank you and have a nice evening.

A:New computer randomly restarts or freezes.

This is a laptop, correct? If so, have you tried underheating it with an external usb-powered or ac-powered notebook cooling assembly [comes w/one giant fan or twin fans], includes extra usb ports [since it takes one from the laptop].

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Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

My computer has been running really slow for about a month.
The mouse is often non-responsive
and/or there are long time delays between clicking and executing.
It seems as if the OS is sleeping
and it takes a while to wake up
or that it is busy doing something else.
Or possibly there is not enough memory available
and the OS is swapping between RAM and the hard drive
and it takes it a while to catch up.
Eventually it seems to get over loaded
and freezes or just shuts down and restarts itself.
When it freezes I reboot
then often the monitor is not displaying properly
and I go to the control panel and reset it
and it works fine until another restart.
Often after a restart
the icons on the desktop are moved around.

Frequently I get an error message that says
a serious system error has occurred.
Sometimes the computer restarts after the error message
sometimes it does not.
It often takes as much as 3 -5 minutes for programs to load
and 10 - 20 minutes for it to restart.
Which makes me wonder
if there isn't something loading in the startup that
is taking up memory and causing these problems??
I thought it might be a virus.
I used to use Norton but I have been using
California Associates EZ trust anti virus the last few months.

Scanning for virus' seems to initiate some of these restarts.
In the past few weeks I have tried to run a complete system virus scan
but it never completes before the... Read more

A:Pc Slow, Freezes, Restarts Randomly

At the top of the thread you are in is an article: Pinned: Slow Computer?Use this troubleshooting checklistIt might help if you went thru it.To answer some of your questions Is this a virus?If so which one?Or how do I find out which onewithout being able to complete a system scan? Yes I think it is. Do not know, how do you find out - just follow the instructions below to the letter and we will be able to let you know all.Please read this guide before actually doing the procedureAnd it has all of the links for downloads you need.Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Go to the following to post your log file and it will be analyzed by a qualified techHijackThis Logs and Analysis http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Have a good day.

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I am running Windows XP on a built computer. Since day one I have had problems with the computer freezing or restarting. Being that it is a built computer, I am starting to think not all the components were new. I have had this computer for 3 years, and I really want to fix this. I found this forum, and I like what I have read from you guys.

Every time it freezes the error report says device driver(mainly the graphics card) or anti-virus error. I have ran a few different anti-virus programs like Norton, AVG and Kaspersky. I would like to know if it is hardware, software or a virus/trojan that my programs can't read or clean.

Here is my system info:
Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
3000+
1.80 GHz, 512 RAM


Now here is my hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:01:45 AM, on 8/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe
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I've been plagued by random restarts and freezes. After booting it's says "bootable device not found", than I restart system manually and everything is fine. This happens approximately every two weeks. In Event viewer I have a lot of errors and warnings. At time when system freezes and restarts in Event viewer writes "Critical".

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 4/10/2014 9:42:30 PM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Matija-PC
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-04-10T19:42:30.245604800Z" />
<EventRecordID>22179</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
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A:System freezes and restarts randomly

It could mean that your hard drive is failing. You can use Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool To gather information about your pc and post it here.

That program will inform you who makes your hard drive, and then you can go to the manufacturers website and use their disk tool to see if its failing.

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i have know ideall what is going on with my computer here is my hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:09:59 PM, on 10/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIACA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1157922615\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
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A:Computer Freezes, and randomly restarts

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Yeah, I haven't ever had a problem with this comp before, but for some reason I am now.

Sometimes I can have the comp on for a couple of days, be playing WoW and HL2 games on it and all sorts of things and it'll suddenly freeze without warning. No hdd light, no error message, just complete freezure (not a real word, I know). Mouse won't move, keyboard is locked out. Sometimes when i restart the comp, it just hangs without even getting to the post screen. Other times i'll restart and everything will boot fine, but a minute or so after windows boots it'll freeze again. The freezing/restarting happen while playing games, right after closing the games, and/or when i'm surfing the web, or even when the comp is idle.

The temps on the cpu and gpu are within limits (I use both the intel program and cpufan), this psu has never given me trouble before (I tried unplugging all my peripherals to see if I was drawing too much power or something like that, to no avail), and the only major change i've made was a new heatsink for the cpu. (I'm pretty sure I applied the arctic silver properly, but if I didn't wouldn't my temps be rocketing? Or could that still be a reason for the problems?)

I also did a bios update not too long ago, and was thinking about going back to a earlier version, but I don't know how to do that...

Here are my specs:
<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : Intel D865GBF

> Chipset : Intel i... Read more

A:Comp randomly freezes or restarts...

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Hi there, I have recently upgraded my system from 2 GB to 6GB of RAM and installed Windows 7 Pro 64bit (it's not the original OS)for try and study the benefit of the 64bit platform....my hardware is 3 years old. I have update drivers, OS but I have had few BSODs and freezes....I have attached the reports for your information, any suggestions welcomed.

Thank you in advance, Clam

A:BSODs and freezes hitting randomly

Hello Todomodo and warm welcomes to you.

BSOD Analyse

How long have you been running Windows 7 on this motherboard? I believe that your hardware barely can support running Windows 7. Your BIOS is from 2007 which could be problematic.

Here are some of my suggestions:
Search your hardware parts on the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, and ensure that Microsoft has approved the product to be 7 ready.(For an automatic check, you can use the Upgrade Advisor)

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

BIOS // nfo

Code:
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5N-E SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0801, 10/25/2007
Best Regards,
Frederik.

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Around a month ago, my computer started behaving very strangely: my computer freezes (and stops responding) on random occasions. The frerezes happen very often (every 5-30 minutes usually), and from time to time the computer BSODs, showing error with the file "nvlddmkm.sys" (that happens every 5-10 freezes or so). There is no certain program that makes it crash, but I have managed to discover some details that may show the source of the problem:

1.The computer never crashes or BSODs when using Safe Mode (I left the computer once open 1-2 weeks in a row in safe mod, used photoshop, used internet, and no freeze/BSOD happened until I manually turned it off).
2.The Event Viewer shows a sequence of 3 errors, a warning and 3 more errors every time the computer freezes and I force it to restart.
3.I ran Memtest for 3 passes, with no errors showing (I left it during the night, but when I woke up the computer was off, and I don't know why was it and if errors were detected).
4.There are 2 things that always cause the computer to freeze: one is updating the "Windows Experience Index", in the part where the graphic capabilities are bieng tested, and the other is a Furmark test, that immediately when started brings the GPU load to 99% and always runs at 2-5 FPS.
5.It certainly has something to do with the graphics: the problem started with my old graphics card, which I replaced with a new one; The NVIDIA "nvlddmkm.sys" is being mentioned in all bluescr... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezes and BSODs

It is a stop 0x116 BSOD, which is Graphics/display related.

Your display driver is the latest one. If the BSOD started to occur after updating to display driver to latest, try to roll it back to the earlier version that worked good there.
Device Manager - Roll Back Driver

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
At least 30% extra is safe.

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Seeing the BIOS date, assuming that the computer is an old one. In that case it is better you dismantle it and clean the inside carefully. Specially clean the air vents and fan grills so that it can blow the hot air out easily. When re-seating, apply thermal paste to the CPU.


Let us know the situation when done.
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BSOD ANALYSIS:

Code:
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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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Hi, my computer has been freezing and randomly restarting the last couple of days.

When it restarts sometimes it has to boot a couple of times, it seems as though it can' boot the BIOS, the bios splash screen is also different, this also changed 2 days ago.

The first couple of times it froze, now it just restarts randomly. I suspect the motherboard.

System Info:

- x64 Windows 7 Professional
- Full Retail

-Age of system hardware: 4 years
-Age of OS installation 6 months

A:BSOD - Computer randomly restarts, sometimes freezes

Problem Devices:
Code:
Network Controller PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0029&SUBSYS_3A7D1186&REV_01\4&9418CF&0&3020 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Officejet 6500 E709a ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\0000 This device is disabled.

Security Software (avast! is now on version 7, so this should probably be uninstalled and replaced with the latest version even if it has been updating normally: use the avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal to uninstall):
Code:
afwserv.exe c:\program files\alwil software\avast5\afwserv.exe 1484 8 200 1380 06/04/2012 10:47 PM 5.0.677.0 116.41 KB (119,200 bytes) 18/11/2011 3:13 PM
avastsvc.exe c:\program files\alwil software\avast5\avastsvc.exe 1448 8 200 1380 06/04/2012 10:47 PM 5.0.677.0 39.44 KB (40,384 bytes) 18/11/2011 3:13 PM
avastui.exe c:\program files\alwil software\avast5\avastui.exe 3868 8 200 1380 06/04/2012 10:48 PM 5.0.677.0 2.71 MB (2,838,912 bytes) 18/11/2011 3:13 PM

Possible out of date drivers:
Code:
nvstor64 fffff880`012db000 fffff880`01319000 Mon Jun 22 16:23:37 2009 (4a400469) 00045393 nvstor64.sys
dump_nvstor64 fffff880`0176b000 fffff880`017a9000 Mon Jun 22 16:23:37 2009 (4a400469) 00045393 dump_nvstor64.sys
Drivers should be updated from HP Support & Drivers | United States

or from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [D:... Read more

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Alright so, i am usin Win xp SP2 32 bit, to start it off. I bought this pc off a friend, it runs good other than the random freezing/locking up (sometimes) and random pc restarts. It mainly does it when im playing games, or i can just be on the desktop browsing the web or anything and it'll lock up sometimes. When i mean lock up i mean totally lock up as in cant move the mouse, cant ctrl alt delete, nothing everything is frozen solid. Also a day or 2 ago, my PC got 2 bluescreen errors in game and pc restarted. Any help is appreciated, and if you need any more information i'll be gladly to post
 

A:Desktop randomly freezes/locks up and restarts PC

What did the errors say and how much ram is in your gaming pc and what graphics card are you using.
 

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Now, I'm usually not one that asks for tech help alot, seeing how I went to school for computer networking/repair, but this is kind of bugging me, and I can't pinpoint the problem.

I reformatted the other day, due to just being tired of all the junk of my computer. Once I finished, I rebooted, re-installed all my drivers and software that I normally have, and everything I use. But now, just at random intervals, my computer completely locks up, then restarts. I'm wondering WHY it's doing this, since I just reformatted, and there shouldn't be anything to cause this on my computer. So just to be sure, I reformatted again, and installed all my usual software. Still happens. Bleh.

Here's the info in the event viewer...

Error code 100000ea, parameter1 86160020, parameter2 8604f328, parameter3 f7a17cb4, parameter4 00000001.

Also, these 2 files seem to be coming up in errors:

C:\DOCUME~1\STUFF~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER3780.dir00\Mini020307-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\STUFF~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER3780.dir00\sysdata.xml

I'm currently running Windows XP SP2, with the following hardware:

AMD athlon 64 3000+
Asus k8 something or other (754 slot, can't remember the full name of board.)
Nvidia GEforce 6200
1.5 gigs of ram

Halp me pleez.

A:Computer randomly freezes/restarts after reformat.

Got BSOD'd. MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

Error code 0----9c

Also, in my POST log, it seems to pause for a minute after it detects USB devices.

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My computer has been freezing, the problem started a few days ago. It boots up fine and I can log in, however after an indeterminate amount of time usually ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes in it will then freeze and I have to restart it to get it to work. However If I do this a number of times it will eventually start to work and will do so until I turn it off. When the freeze happens the fans are still spinning but it did make a noise at one point as it froze.

It also sometimes doesn't freeze it instead goes black and then restarts, however it doesn't restart it just freezes at the screen where it displays the GPU when it boots.

So far I have tried cleaning the registry and doing a full virus scan with ESET Smart Security 4 which is fully up to date.

I have also done a full check of the HDD and no areas are corrupted, this leads me to think it may be the SATA lead.

Please help
 

A:Problem: Computer freezes and randomly restarts.

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Ok, it sounds silly but it does exactly that. Sometimes it restarts itself, sometimes it just freezes and sometimes it gives the BSOD. Totally randomly. It may happen few times within one hour or it may not happen for a day. Usually it happens few times a day.
Here is what I have done:
1. Cleaned all the dust.
2. Tried to remove memory sticks one by one and run with just one of them. If I only have one stick it crashes less often but still does.
3. Run memtest with one memory stick. After 30 passes still no errors.
4. Upgraided from vista to windows7 ultimate.
5. Checked power supply voltage - OK. Re-checked next day - still OK.
6. Checked processor temperature with everest and speedfan. Looks OK though T goes up to 47-50 the maximum is 55 for my Athlon 64x2 5000+.

Don't know what else I could do... Here I attach 5 latest minidumps and I would really appreciate any help.
 

A:My computer randomly freezes, crashes and restarts.

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
 

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Hi guys,

A couple of weeks ago my old PSU blew up. It did kind of like a explosion sound and some flashing, very impressive. I inspected the motherboard and I could not find any damage whatsoever. Only the PSU seemed affected.

After that I bought a new PSU (Tacens MP700 - 700W), an aftermarket CPU fan (Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO) and some extra chasis fan to improve air flow and lower the temperature. I plugged everything in, and system started with no apparent issues.

However since a few days ago sometimes my PC restarts without saying anything, some other time it just freezes (very annoying) and some other times it gives me a BSOD with the errors CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. The frequency of these failures:
- Normal use like browsing, email, programming --> not very often
- Playing game like iRacing --> sometimes it freezes
- Playing game like PES2014 --> it always freezes, sometimes during the first match, sometimes after a 2-3 of them

After googling it appears is a hardware problem so I wonder if the damn PSU damaged some of my other components. The thing is the original PSU was intended to be for a quiet HTPC but I started to work from home and suddenly became a work station. I should have improved the PSU among with the other components (CPU, memory, etc.) but I did not think it was necessary. Bad decission I guess.

I've monitored temperature and it does not seem to be the issue as using a benchmark software at 100% CPU during 30 minutes temperature does not g... Read more

A:BSOD and computer freezes and restarts randomly

Power surge problems are a pain to troubleshoot! I've got a bunch of long stories that I can tell - but in short, it may not even be a device that was being used (I had hardware problems from a telephone modem that wasn't being used after a lightning strike on my cable).

Only 44 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 60 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available.

Plex Media Server has been known to cause BSOD problems on occasion. I'd suggest uninstalling it in order to test the system for problems with it.

MSINFO32 shows a history of STOP 0x124 errors - these are usually hardware problems, but can also be caused by low-level drivers.
Let's start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
FWIW - the OCCT test (in the video section) has a PSU test, but I expect you won't need it as you've replaced the PSU already.
There's no certain diagnostics for a motherboard - we just decide if it's hardware, then we try and rule all the other parts out (more steps after the hardware diagnostics).

The only 3rd party drivers in the memory dumps are related to your antivirus. When we see this few drivers in the memory dump it's usually indicative of a hardware problem (although this isn't 100% sure). So the hardware tests are where we should start.

Analysis:
The fo... Read more

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Hello!!
My problems started about 1-2months ago.
I started to get BSOD like
page_faulth_in_nonpaged_area or Bad_pool_header

Then it started to randomly shut down almoust like it went to sleep mode the fans were on and so was the motherboard lamp, but the screen was of and keyboard wasnt reakting to "caps lock" or "Num lock".

And when i restarted my computer it would not boot up, it would be in the same state as it crashed or it would turn on and then freeze when windows pops up or earlier.

Now im getting Multi colour BSOD, and then it just go in to sleep mode state as i told before.

so what i have tried to fix this is i have reinstalled Windows 7
As i suspected my graphic card i bought a new one, but still got the same problems. I changed Ram memories with the same i had before but new ones.

when this problem occured i did not Fix or do anything with my hard drives.
i tried diskkontrol with the repair, did not help.
I got a Windows 7,
Mothercard is an Asus.
Graphic card is an XFX radeon hd 6870 double fan
I have updated all drivers i know about
I use CCC with default setings and my temp are usaly 30-40C
My computer is mainly For gaming..

I really need some help with what kind of hardware or what is wrong with my computer

A:BSOD,randomly restarts, refuses to restart.. and freezes.

Hello,

Can you take a look at the below link and attach the requested reports.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hey guys,
I've had a look around the forums and haven't seen anything like my issue so I hope it's okay to post this.

I build a custom computer about a year ago, and everything has 3 years warranty.

About a month ago my computer started blue screening when I tried to play any games, and if I accidentally knocked the desk it would freeze. It then completely stopped turning on, even though the actual computer was running... nothing was showing on the monitor.

However when the graphics card was taken out, it started up fine. So my mate put it down to a faulty graphics card and we got it replaced.

I got said graphics card back yesterday, put it back in and re installed the necessary driver and hey presto it worked! ...for a while. I started playing assassins creed and 15min into the game, my computer crashed. I decided to reformat my computer to ensure there isn't any undetected virus or software faults, but the freezes and random restarts continue to happen afterwards.

So I've used my computer today for about an hour, just browsing the internet and no problems. As soon as I run skype, it randomly restarts again.

I checked the hardware with HWMonitor and everything is running fine.

This is my build:

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

2 BitFenix Spectre 120mm Black Tinted Blue LED Fan

1 Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound (4g)

1 BitFenix Sleeved Molex to 3x3pin 7V Power Cable Black

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A:Desktop freezes and randomly restarts with graphic intensive activity

Update:
fresh reformat complete - all ok
hw monitor test complete - all ok
chkdsk complete - no errors
memtest complete - no errors

Issues:
Takes forever to load on start up now
Random restarts
Random freezes
** CD rom drive now stutters/makes clicking noises when CD inserted
** Games no longer start, I.e LoL/steam
 

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I have seen so many of these threads and dislike to create another, suppose it's time for my own dump though.
The following is a copy of my notes that I've tried to clean up a bit for this thread.

Checked for windows updates due to RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.

CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z updates
updated usb & audio driver (may have already been up to date but looked to be newest drivers I possibly didn't have)

Disable fast boot

Obtained BSOD: Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap - 0X1000007f

Unsure if it is due to RAM or if I have to clear CMOS. Guess it could yet be something else even.
Going to attempt BIOS reconfigure and Windows Memory Diagnostic. Also look into BlueScreenView
Chose "Load Optimized Defaults"
-cpu ratio 20, cpu bus freq 220, mem freq ddr3-1760, cpu/nb freq 2420... all were changed to auto among some other things. I didn't copy down full list but have settings saved incase I need to go back and look at what they were.
- Qcode for mobo hung on b4 for a bit, fans are running heavier & Processor is sitting at 4.01. I also believe RAM is running at 2006.7ish as cpu-z dram freq states 668.9 and I believe I am suppose to multiply that by 3... (My ram is 1866)
Ran standard 2 pass (didn't swap ram or run single stick at a time not sure if I needed to) reported back with no errors.
Going to use the computer at current state to see if errors reoccur.

Changed overclock a couple of times...
0x000000d1 Issue occured again... Looking for solution used Wise Regi... Read more

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Hello,
 
Thank you for taking time to look at this for me. I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1, and never really noticed an issue, but would get random restarts. It was infrequent but still bothered me. I decided to reinstall windows 10, hoping a fresh install on a clean harddrive would help. I am still getting random BSODs and restarts. Its concerning because the restarts are similar to a power loss. The BSOD appears for a split second then the computer completely powers down before restarting. Otherwise the computer runs fine, always has. No problems at all before switching to windows 10.
 
I saw a similar thread about the restarts, which requested a file from event viewer so I included that as well as the 2 requested from the pinned topic
 
here is the rest of the information:
 
· OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? 8.1 (Have since done a full reinstall of windows 10)· OEM version of windows 8.1· Age of system 1 year· Age of OS installation - 4 days (reinstalled on Dec 26 2015)· CPU i7 4770k (no overclock)· Video Card Gtx 780· MotherBoard - Asus maximus hero VI· Power Supply - brand & wattage corsair hx650· System Manufacturer - homebuilt· Desktop
 
 
thanks!

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My fairly new desktop has Windows 7 SP1 64 bit, i5-3470 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM. It was assembled at a reputable shop and I bought/ installed (a genuine) Windows Home Premium, all in Feb 2013.  I installed the free AVG antivirus but after 1 month trial ended uninstalled it, currently using Microsoft Security Essentials. Everything was working fine until recently, there are increasing BSOD events, and freezes during various activities; start-up, Explorer/Chrome sessions,  League of Legends play, etc.,  which seem to cascade then perhaps there will be a  few days of relative stability. 
Yesterday during a bad session, a MSE pop-up in the lower right said 'Windows 7 build 7601, this copy of Windows is not genuine'...and there was 30 days to get a genuine copy....
 
I took the liberty of running MiniToolBox and posted the result below:
 
 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:21-04-2013
Ran by EastLynnFamily (administrator) on 08-06-2013 at 11:38:58
Running from "C:\Users\EastLynnFamily\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (06/08/2013 10:03:33 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
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A:Windows 7 stability declining, BSODs, restarts...

I also ran Speccy:  http://speccy.piriform.com/results/PSHFVcNyMP5ff32EYWLlpRm

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Hi there,Background & probs with CombofixIt was suggested by the guys at the Micro Star forums that I run ComboFix to solve / diagnose any problems with a PC I am trying to fix. After following the guide on the bleepingcomputer webiste, and disabling security software etc.. the program just sits there and doesn't get past the 'This typically doesn't take more than 10 minutes - However...' message.It does not alter the clock or suggest it is going to do so and it does not get to any of the test stages.History of problems with computer (lasting one month)[RARE] BSOD reporting PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (0x8F) - tested drivers and memory (idividually and then both 512 sticks with memtest up to 40 passes) - all tested as working[FREQUENT] Some cold starts result in restarts at random points in the start-up process (initial checks... login screen... loading windows...) - some restarts result in a dead computer with a flashing HD light though this is quite rareTested without cards (except GFX card) / drives etc.. and still have unstable PC. Sometimes, it boots without failure many times in succession - but turning it off for a while, and then turning it back on will provoke the problems. The Pc is clean of dust.The PC is a work colleagues' and they have used tools to remove virii (pc tools, avg, spybot) - I have scanned it myself with Spybot & AVGIf anyone can give me some advice it'd be most appreciated.Thanks,James--------------------------------------------... Read more

A:Boot fails, BSODs, restarts when loading windows etc..

Please download SINO by Artellos from hereSave SINO to a place you can remember and run SINO.exe.Then please check the following checkboxes:
[CODEX]System Info
Services
Boot Check
Tasklist
Startup Items
Ipconfig
Ping
Netstat

Shares
Routing Table[/CODEX]Once checked, hit the Run Scan! button and wait for the program to finish the scan.A notepad file will pop up, Please copy and paste the content of the notepad into your next reply.Note: If you try to interact with the program once it's started scanning it might appear to hang. The scan however will continue.

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