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Random freezes, sometimes glitchy freezes and rarely BSOD

Q: Random freezes, sometimes glitchy freezes and rarely BSOD

I have random freezes sometimes they are glitchy and rarely BSOD all on bootup or up to about half hour in (which also turns of the mouse). Also youtube doesn't autoplay playlists and all sugestions next to the video are black. This started a few weeks to a month ago, first it seemed just a minor annoyance but it started to become more often the last few days. I've tried some checks but without success.
Also I remember the week before those crashes that twice the screen driver crashed for a second or 2 and then a message popped up about how a monitor driver crash was adjusted, always when I played a certain game that is still in beta so I taught it was the game.

I posted the same problem a few weeks ago in another forum, without success so I try it here. I dont have a restore point from before that and nothing special in the installed drivers list.

Preferred Solution: Random freezes, sometimes glitchy freezes and rarely BSOD

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: Random freezes, sometimes glitchy freezes and rarely BSOD

Hi Relo. Please post the link to your previous thread for some references to check to avoid redundant suggestions.

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I've been having problems with my computer, which mostly involve freezing and hanging. I have had the bsod occur, but, are rare and may have been related to malware, virus, etc. that have been addressed in the HijackThis forums. I'll try to describe as best I can what has been happening and give you some information that I found in the Event Viewer to help.

First, any time I try to watch a video from a site like youtube, my computer will freeze/hang. I can not get the computer to respond to any input and can only shut it down by holding the power button in until it shuts off.

Second, I have noticed that some web forums that I am a member at, I can not log in without Internet Explorer presenting a message that it has detected a problem and has to close shortly after I have logged in. Other sites, like this one, I do not have a problem at all. Sometimes, it just does it with general web surfing. This problem only started after installing IE8. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but, it doesn't help.

Third, any time I try to play a cd/dvd, it will eventually freeze causing a loop of the last maybe 2 seconds of whatever I was playing. When this happens, I can eject the cd/dvd, but, the loop will continue. Sometimes, I can close WMP after ejecting the cd/dvd and other times I can not. In most instances, the computer will freeze up shortly after if didn't happen immediately when the loop starts. This behavior will happen in both my dvd b... Read more

A:XP Pro freezes, hangs, and bsod(rarely) sometimes.

Try running through the steps given here:How to receive help diagnosing Blue Screens and Windows crashes

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I've noticed for awhile but it's getting worse. The problem started when I had a power outage. It was when I was sleeping so I didn't notice. I went to turn my computer on and the fans and lights turn on and then it beeps 5 times and turns off. I discovered a trick though, I press to turn it on and while the fans are on I press again and it turns on. I was google-ing and it said 5 beeps means a hardware error or something. But since I got it to turn on I disregarded it because it worked. I thought it was a one time thing but it happens every time my computer turns off. By the way, my computer was custom built less than a year and a half ago. (by a friend, not me) If you need to know any specs let me know, I'm not sure what type of motherboard I have if that matters. That was like a month ago or more when it first happened. But today, I was browsing the web and when I loaded a youtube vid the screen would freeze for a few seconds, It happened a few times until My 2 monitors just froze with a bunch of glitchy lines on it. So I force turned my computer off and turned it on the same way 2 presses. It turned on but then text came on saying one of my disks needs to be checked for consistency? I'll include pictures I took with my phone. What should I do? Does anyone know the problem? Thanks in advance. 
I tried yahoo answers and someone said it's probably a virus so I came here.
http://imgur.com/a/BDWBd here's an album of the pics I took
I use avast and th... Read more

A:Computer beeps & Glitchy Freezes

So, when you turn on your computer, it beeps five times? That indicates a hardware failure. That also could be the reason your monitors get lines on them. Could you tell me the brand and model of the motherboard? It should be printed on the board somewhere.

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I read through the how-to on geekstogo and am a little confused as to how to put together the correct info to run the fix. I have read that some users who have done so, have left their computers unbootable, so I can't risk doing this fix without some assistance, although I am very eager to learn how to do so myself. Unfortunately, I am in the process of relocating across the country, buying a house, getting married, ect., so I find myself without the time to really dive in and learn everything I want to be able to do. I would so appreciate and look forward to any explainations as well as the file needed to run the fix.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-11-2015
Ran by Corrie (administrator) on CORSDESKTOP (11-11-2015 10:56:02)
Running from C:\Users\Corrie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Corrie (Available Profiles: Corrie)
Platform: Windows 10 Home (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
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.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
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A:Internet freezes and glitchy while streaming

Please, please, please, help!! I'm trying to scan in and attach escrow documents over the past few days and my bleeping computer won't work and it's making my life hell, on top of packing my house to move tomorrow from California to Florida!!!

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So one of my friends is running Vista 64-bit with her DXdiag attached.

I also have attached her Windows 7 (today, a more recent Dxdiag).

Her computer was fine about two months ago and shes had it for 13 months. Then these "freezes/lockups" started randomly throughout the day. She'll be gaming or just browsing the internet with a few AIM/MSN windows opened, random programs will lock up and freeze while others stay perfectly functional. Windows seldom freezes along with the programs, but it does happen occasionally where she can't use task manager and the windows button is forced to freeze for about 2-10minutes. She hasn't had freezes above 13ish minutes because she manually shuts down her computer about that time.

Sometimes when she freezes, she gets past bios and while windows was loading it sent her to a black screen that didn't load anything. She had to keep restarting a couple of times and waiting 10ish minutes and eventually her windows loaded up. She says this doesn't usually happen either.

She wiped about a month ago and it didn't really do anything. At all. She did a clean format/reinstall of windows and these freezes still happen with the same occurrence rate/severity/duration.

I also have the event viewer logs of her system, and programs. They were taken right after the freezes. Not sure if these help, they seem like a bunch of crap to me, but just incase? I can't tell anything for certain from it but it does say there are some errors.

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A:Random Program/Window Freezes - Formatted/Flashed/Memtested..- freezes still persists

These sound like hardware issues. Please run these free, bootable diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

Post back with the results and we'll move on from there.
It won't hurt to run MemTest again - but I wouldn't put a priority on it.

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Hello, I'm sorry if I'm doing this wrong? But I'm new to the forums (obviously) and don't know where to start.

I've owned the laptop since February and It worked wonders at first. All i bought it for was World of Warcraft, and it worked perfectly. I downloaded programs here and there, got torrents for cracked games, blah blah blah, typical things a semi-computerliterate person does, and it started messing up. It never froze though. Then out of the blue it started randomly bluescreening. So i did a system restore, wiped the hard-drive with the help of a computer tech friend, and nothing worked. I, as with thousands of other helpless users, have been searching the forums for similar problems hoping that their solution matched my own, but alas, it has not. (again, obviously).

I've ran memtest86 and it came up with nothing. I've ran a hard-drive diagnostic and it had nothing. But i've read that that doesn't necessarily mean nothing is wrong?

But here's my specs:

Acer Aspire 5742
Windows 7 ultimate (64 bit)
Intel i3 M370
4gb ram

And I don't know the rest.
If there is more info you need to know, I'll do my best to get it.

And I can fix HARDWARE, but when it comes to software I'm a lost bunny.

Can you please help? I'm fiending without being able to play WoW with my wife

Thank you,

Aaron Haworth.

Oh, And I forgot to add: It freezes mostly when I play WoW. Bluescreens also while playing but it bluescreens while doing anything else (but much less often). And it also freeze... Read more

A:Random Freezes / BSOD

Hello Aaron, can you follow this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html


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Hey, recently I've been having a problem with my computer freezing after about 5 minutes and sometimes going through to a BSoD.

My system specs are:

i7 950
Asus Rampage 3
6Gb Corsair Vengeance
OCZ Vertex2 60Gb SSD
Kinston HyperX 120Gb SSD
Geforce 480 x2

Here is a file of the crash dump. I'd really appreciate it if somebody could shed some light on the problem. Thanks all.

A:Random freezes and BSoD

Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

The upload above only driver file in it.

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Operating system: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit (Install is about 3 weeks old)
Ram: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
Hard Drives: OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (2x in RAID 0)
CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700W

Freezes are completely at random though they are becoming more frequent. I can however recreate the freezing by playing Starcraft 2. BSODs happen maybe once out of every 7 or 8 freezes.

I have flashed my bios to the most up to date version, as well as run Memtest86+ overnight with 0 errors. I know this doesn't completely rule out Ram issues however. I also reformatted.

A:BSOD / Random Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by danhazelwood

Operating system: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit (Install is about 3 weeks old)
Ram: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
Hard Drives: OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (2x in RAID 0)
CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700W

Freezes are completely at random though they are becoming more frequent. I can however recreate the freezing by playing Starcraft 2. BSODs happen maybe once out of every 7 or 8 freezes.

I have flashed my bios to the most up to date version, as well as run Memtest86+ overnight with 0 errors. I know this doesn't completely rule out Ram issues however. I also reformatted.


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: ASUS teK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE

Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.SYS file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).

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Hey everyone, I've been having some occasional BSOD's for the past month or so, and occasionally my computer will freeze on desktop or with whatever windows are open. I've updated the video drivers and even updated the BIOS safely, since I read something on here about how it could perhaps help my issue. Anyway, here is my SF Diagnostic Tool results attached to my post, help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Random BSOD and freezes during use

All the BSods are 101's and because a minidump won't be enough to troubleshoot them properly it leaves two options, the first option is for you to upload a kernel dump. The second option is guessing. I'm bored at the moment so lets start with option two:

1, Update the following drivers:

JMicron JMB36X Controller
fffff880`0100b000 fffff880`01029000 jraid Thu Aug 13 10:10:27 2009 (4A83CA73)

Intel(R) PCH SATA AHCI Controller
fffff880`010b1000 fffff880`011cd000 iaStor Fri Jun 05 03:53:40 2009 (4A287AA4)

NEC Electronics USB 3.0
fffff880`04200000 fffff880`04230000 nusb3xhc Fri Jan 22 04:22:21 2010 (4B5919ED)
fffff880`04501000 fffff880`04519000 nusb3hub Fri Jan 22 04:22:18 2010 (4B5919EA)

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
fffff880`04a00000 fffff880`04a85000 Rt64win7 Fri Jun 10 08:33:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)

VIA High Definition Audio Driver
fffff880`06205000 fffff880`063a4000 viahduaa Thu Sep 17 13:04:15 2009 (4AB217AF)

Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility
fffff880`043f7000 fffff880`043ff000 ASACPI Thu Jul 16 05:31:29 2009 (4A5E9F11)

3, Use the Avast Uninstall Utility to completely uninstall Avast and then download and install Microsoft Security Essentials.

I think these are the most likely causes of the BSoDs (In order):
Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility
JMicron JMB36X Controller

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Hello there,

let me brief about what is happening i have been using windows 7 RC 64 bit ultimate since june last year and used to get random 0x4E problems which happened when closing a program any program could be firefox chrome or crysis warhead or Eve online i thought the problem was with ati drivers and never bothered about it.

Couple of weeks back i got retail copy win 7 64 bit home premium and installed it after that i have been getting random system freeze while browsing and those same 0x4e problems again, i have cleaned my ati drivers using driver sweeper and and first tryied the drivers in power color website and which didnt work and then tried it with repeated the cleanup process and installed driver from ati website which didnt work either.

i am stumped, can u guys suggest any way forward for this

A:BSOD's and Random freezes


I believe you are suffering from bad RAM. Try downloading Memtest86 and burning the ISO to a CD using ImgBurn. Boot from the CD, and run at least 5 passes.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Jonathan\Desktop\020710-12027-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*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: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a09000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c46e50
Debug session time: Sun Feb 7 04:30:02.251 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:27:55.000
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*****************************************************************************... Read more

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Hi if i could get some help on issue i'm having recently i would appreciate a lot
Recently my pc started bugging, few weeks ago it started with BSOD or splashes colors over screen and nothing functions so i have to manually(slash button) restart.
Today for example it restarted w/o reason while i was playing WoW 2 times and periods were totally random 1st time after like 2h 2nd time 30mins after restarting pc. starting to freak out lately coz of gatherer 3036 eror seeing it constantly i updated system info's and here it is i hope you can help me, thx in advance.

A:random bsod or freezes


The attachment does not contain any dumps. Please make sure you're following the instructions properly:

While waiting for the dump file....

From what I see in your msinfo32, I would recommend you to:

1) Uninstall Avast! and replace with MSE Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
2) Uninstall Spybot How to Fully Uninstall Spybot Search & Destroy with Spybot Search & Destroy uninstaller How to uninstall | Spybot ?
3) Update to the latest version of your BIOS

When you say splashes colors over screen do you mean something like this?

Let us know

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Hey, recently I've been having a problem with my computer freezing after about 5 minutes and sometimes going through to a BSoD.

My system specs are:

i7 950
Asus Rampage 3
6Gb Corsair Vengeance
OCZ Vertex2 60Gb SSD
Kinston HyperX 120Gb SSD
Geforce 480 x2

Here is a file of the crash dump. I'd really appreciate it if somebody could shed some light on the problem. Thanks all.

A:Random freezes and BSoD

Hi Welcome to TSF

First thing, when was the last time you updated the firmware for your SSDs?
Motherboard drivers + Graphics Card Drivers?
Windows updates?

Start off things I would update firmware, windows updates, and all drivers updates

There are no files in that crash.zip

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About a month ago I upgraded my Vista box to Win7. Ever since, I've experienced random freezes and the occasional BSOD. I've updated drivers where I've been able to find updates and they seem to have lessened a bit but still continue. I tried to upgrade the BIOS, but it's an Asus MB in an HP AMD dual-core Box, with Asus refusing to provide support (claiming it's a proprietary HP MB) and HP providing only Bios updates for Vista (I've tried to run it on Win7 to no avail, but it detects that it's Win7 and refuses to run).

I've uploaded my info here on the chance that it's something not MB-related. (also, if someone can point me to an equivalent BIOS update that would work with the a8m2n-la MB I'd be willing to give that a shot.)

Thanks for any help you can provide, you guys are doing truly great work!

A:BSOD's and Random Freezes

First off, upgrading is a bad idea IMO. It brings in all the stuff from Vista - to include unidentified problems. You're better off backing up your stuff, formatting the hard drive, and installing Win7 clean.

Please start by running these hardware diagnostics:

A whole huge pile of errors with this program: C:\Program Files\Eidos\Batman Arkham Asylum\Binaries\ShippingPC-BmGame.exe Please remove it while we're testing.

Please update these 2 older drivers ASAP:

nvm62x32.sys Fri Oct 17 17:00:39 2008
AmdLLD.sys Fri Jun 29 15:47:32 2007
After updating that stuff, please wait and see if it BSOD's again. If so, please post the memory dump files.

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11/10/2010 update: This is solved. No need to read further. The issue is the power supply.


I am hoping you are able to help me with my dilemma.

My system now freezes multiple times during the day. There is no BSOD. The screen just freezes. Uptime is starting to average well under 30 mins. I have run Memtest86+, Prime95, Prime95 from the UBCD 4Win environment, HD diagnostics (SeaTools). After running what I know how to run to eliminate hardware as a possibility, I went throught the steps in How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7. The system still crashed.

No yellow warning markers in device manaer.

Though not always the case, I notice that doing file searches and running utorrent does seem to make the system crash more often. Also, running the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 usually crashes the system. It took me 4 tries before I was able to generate the folder.

I attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 folder & the PERFMON report.

A:Random Freezes (no BSOD)

The screen just freezes

Update your Radeon drivers

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Hi. I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

The problem I'm experiencing is that my computer is randomly freezing. By freezing, I mean that the computer completely locks up. No mouse movement, nothing. I'll try to give as many details as I can but if there is any further information that would help, please let me know.

First off, my machine has the following spec:
Alienware M17x R1
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
2, 1TB SSHDs

The freezing problem seems to occur randomly during usage, and I cannot seemingly force it to occur. It usually happens within about an hour or so of use, but can be as little as a couple of minutes or as long as a couple of hours. However there are a few important points. First, during the diagnostics I have run (e.g. Memtest86) I've not experienced any problems. Further, I've managed to leave the computer on overnight running malware scans without the issue occurring which leads me to believe that my interaction with the computer may be triggering the problem. I've not been able to narrow it down further than this, but it does seem to occur more when I'm making use of the internet (e.g. Google Maps, Apple Updater etc.).

When the computer freezes, I cannot do anything except power it off. I do not get a BSOD. About a second before the freeze happens, I notice massive lag. All music stops playing. However I am still able to switch the track pad on and off using the function keys. I also ... Read more

A:Random freezes with no BSOD

Well it sounds like a driver issue.
Please run Driver Verifier by following these instructions.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Please create a restore point before enabling driver verifier as it can make the system unbootable.
Follow these insructions.

System Restore Point - Create

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Hi I attached my details as required, health report and BSOD download all in my zip.
My problems are I had as follows, I turned on my PC/logged on, came back to find it booting up to a system restore point. It took ages to load up all my anti virus after then and internet connection fine but displayed with a X red icon.

Then I got a BSOD which read "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA".

After that I got mutliple random freezes which I looked in my event viewer but couldn't pin down the exact reason for the freezes, but then I did a memory test with the windows 7 memory, which came back fine.

I read causing the problems was either the memory, which said it was fine or not updating drivers, which I did try update most yesterday. This morning I had another crash as the report might show.

Also my Serial ATA Controller is missing..... any help would be good I'm not brilliant with computers!

A:BSOD / Random Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by redfox2020

Hi I attached my details as required, health report and BSOD download all in my zip.
My problems are I had as follows, I turned on my PC/logged on, came back to find it booting up to a system restore point. It took ages to load up all my anti virus after then and internet connection fine but displayed with a X red icon.

Then I got a BSOD which read "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA".

After that I got mutliple random freezes which I looked in my event viewer but couldn't pin down the exact reason for the freezes, but then I did a memory test with the windows 7 memory, which came back fine.

I read causing the problems was either the memory, which said it was fine or not updating drivers, which I did try update most yesterday. This morning I had another crash as the report might show.

Also my Serial ATA Controller is missing..... any help would be good I'm not brilliant with computers!

No DMP files included in 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.

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:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minid... Read more

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Hello everyone, this is becoming very annoying. My computer has a couple of problems that I think are related. I reinstalled windows 7 but it hasnt solved my problems. Also there is no error code to google on the bsod.

Basically its random, sometimes 30 seconds after starting, sometimes Ill be in a cycle of it not getting to windows, others it will go a week. These are the logs from the minidump files attached.

I have a core 2 extreme x9650, quad sli 9800gx2, 4 sticks of 2gb ram and two raptors in sli with a 1tb storage drive. The computer itself isnt overheating from what I can see (temp gauge on computer).

I've updated the video card drivers.... I'm at a loss. I'm guessing its a hardware issue since a reinstall of windows 7 didnt help but am not sure where to start....

Any help would be greatly appriciated!!!

A:Help please, random freezes and bsod

These crashes were caused by hardware. Please use these instructions to find out what that means and to figure out what to try.


Download hard drive diagnostic from manufacture's site and test your hard drive please:
HD Diagnostic



Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI00.337\072910-19312-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*e:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c5d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e9ae50
Debug session time: Fri Jul 30 06:39:42.570 2010 (UTC + 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:59.256
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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For the last week or so I have been dealing with some random freezing of my Win7Pro 64 system.

This freezing has occurred, most often when using the "Favorites" section of Windows Explorer. But it has also happened when opening programs or when starting to use a program after it has opened.

When this occurs there is no warning the computer just locks up completely and has to be hard powered off.

I have run virus and malware scans, chkdsk, memtest and seatools.

All drives passed on the short generic test, but there was a freeze before the long generic finished.

I7 930:2.8GHz
32GB Ram
Geforce GTX 570

Intel and OCZ SSDs
Maxtor and 2 Wester Digital SATA drives

Mother board is an Asus, but I can't remember the model number right now.

I have attached a DM log collector zip.

Any help you folks might be able to provide would be greatly welcomed.

A:Random Freezes with no BSoD

Ok, I have been reading some more and tried some things mentioned in other threads and I was able to get a BSOD.


I am attaching a new DM log zip.

My next step is to start checking for driver updates, let me know if you guys have any ideas.

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Is it possible that windows updates can interfere with the stability of your machine?

Recently my computer has been experiencing random freezes (ctrl, Alt + Delete doesnt work and there is no cursor movement, basically no access to the system at all and forces me to shut down the computer manually) I also experience BSoD "Driver Power state failure" but only when my computer has been on for some time AND only when I run the shutdown sequence.

The Machine will show the "shutting down" screen for about 15-20 minutes then go BSOD and reset itself - once the OS has loaded again a subsequent shutdown will happen almost immediately (about 10 secs) after i've told it to do so.

Since this problem has begun occuring i've run a full system defragmentation, registry cleaner, virus scan and cleared temporary files. I've even run a version of Memtest 86 incase it was a RAM problem - though i'm not sure how accurate this was because my machine is a dual core and i dont think it's 100% designed for that and opened her up to scrape all the gunk out of the fans.

Before I go last resort and do a format of the machine I came up with the idea that this may be a problem with recent updates and patches that windows automagically installs rather than a hardware issue ( I really hope it isnt cause i'm not all that tech savvy and wouldnt know how and what to replace)

Do you IT guys reckon I could fix this problem with a rollback to the patches?

Asus Striker II F... Read more

A:Random Freezes and BSOD


Please follow these instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.


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I know next to nothing about computers so I'm not sure what the problem is there may be a hardware problem because if i sit down really hard i think the vibrations turn off my computer for one and it randomly freezes in games like league of legends. sometimes it say that the display driver has stopped responding and has recovered so it may be a problem with the graphics card or could be the power supply or the cpu over heating or some other part i don't even know about i know its not much to go on but i hope to get some suggestions at least

A:random freezes and bsod

sometime you may have over temperature during playing games!!!!
what BSOD you got?

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Keep in mind, all of this started last night at about 8 PM

So I was using my computer normally as I have been since I got it (some time ago), and out of no where it completely freezes up, nothing works. So I press the power switch, and after some time (pretty long, thought it was weird and worth mentioning) it turns off and I restart.

Everything seems fine, so I go back to what I was doing. Then, it happens again (within I'd say 30 minutes of the first one). I'm getting kind of annoyed now, so I restart it again and scan my computer for some bug. Nothing was found on my computer, so I'm thinking it must be a problem with power supply or overheating.

After a couple more freezes (longer intervals, though), I check my fans and they're all working, and I really didn't want to go through the hassle of checking my power supply, so I just turned my computer off for the night and tried it about an hour ago.

Today, about 10 minutes after turning it on, it freezes for a few seconds then slams me with the blue screen error. I do play computer games, but I don't just get it when I'm playing them; it happens when I'm on the internet (for example). I haven't reproduced the error YET, so I don't know what to think of it. Right now I'm booted with a past set up so maybe it was a bad installation.

Whenever my computer is about to go down, it makes clicking noises for a while before it does (the actual computer, not a noise on the int... Read more

A:Random Freezes into BSOD

First thing I'd do is check your RAM.

Do you remember what the BSOD error was?

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Hello, recently i've been having some really weird freezes, sometimes its just the windows but multimedia keyboard keys / mouse still work, other times it completely freezes (cant even move the mouse.).

Usually if i wait a little bit the computer goes back to normal by itself, other times i get BSOD.
Im pretty sure its hardware related because i've tried formatting and got a bsod right after installing windows, i suspect the hard drive because when the computer freezes all HDD activity stops, when the computer manages to recover the hard drive activity comes back exactly at the same time the system unfreezes, sometimes if i run chkdsk there are lots and lots of errors, windows fixes them but they come back sooner or later, also, sometimes the computer doesnt detect the hard drive after a BSOD, turning the computer off and then on always "fixes" that tho.

The only reason im not 100% sure its the HDD its because all HDD utilities i've tried (incluiding western digital diagnostics software) say the disk is fine, can SMART be wrong ?!

I've also ran memtest and no errors (just one pass tho)

Things seem to have gotten worse when i changed the graphic card, however i remember getting these freezes with the old one, just not as serious, prolly just a coincidence.

I remember getting 3 kinds of BSOD errors: driver_power_state_failure, pagefault_in_nonpaged_area and kernel_data_inpage_error

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A:Random freezes / BSOD

EASY and obvious. Your Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST.


Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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just recently over the last couple of weeks my pc has begun freezing during gameplay or just while surfing the net, and yesterday I had 2 kernel crashes which caused the BSOD

I've removed and re-seated the memory, ran a benchmark on my GFX card and those were both fine, I don't know what to check now, and its really getting on my nerves!!!

A:random BSOD and freezes

got another BSOD again last night - really needing help!

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I'm having an issue with my laptop (ASUS G50V) freezing. Running Windows 7.

It randomly freezes for a few minutes, comes back, usually saying that the display driver has failed and restarted, but when it does, my internal wireless card gets turned off. I'm unable to reconnect to my wireless, and when I run the troubleshooting, it is unable to repair it. When I attempt to turn off my laptop, it sits in the "windows is shutting down" screen (which means that there's a background program running, correct?). So I have to force shut down.

When I reboot, the internet is still disconnected, but when I run the troubleshooter it finds the problem that my internal wireless modem is turned off, and I can run the fix and it resets. After a while (sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes a few hours), it rinses and repeats.

I'll also note that every once in a great while when it freezes it blue screens with the error "driver power state failure"

Assuming it was something wrong with either my video driver or my wireless driver, I've made sure both are updated. Still happens.

I'm worried that it is some sort of malware or spyware that is attacking my computer (which would explain the freezing and the program running in the background). But sweeps from both Malwarebytes and my anti-virus program have come up empty.

My only other explanation is that there's something wrong with the actual hardware inside of the machine. But I don't know enough about the anato... Read more

A:Random freezes, sometimes BSOD

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I have been getting random BSODs and lockups. Not sure why. I have checked my ram with memtest switched it out and also swapped video cards. The BSODs I get are either 0x00000008e or 0x0000000A Attached are my crash reports. So if anyone can help that would be awesome.

A:BSOD and Random Freezes

here is the file didnt attach it with my first post

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Hello, as I'm having problems with my computer again after having the manufacturer replace the RAM and sound card a few months back, I decided to request for help using this forum. At times, the computer just randomly freezes on startup or during operations. I suspect its a hardware error probably the sound card again but since it was replaced a month ago I find it hard to believe. Also, the event viewer keeps showing a WHEA-Loggger warning event ID 17 as well as errors for service control manager event ID 7000 and 7001. Additionally, the sound randomly shuts down and produces a constant static noise until I perform a restart and tends to get distorted at times. Thanks in advance for your time and help.

A:Help with random freezes and BSOD.

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click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button


CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button |
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Recently I've been getting random freezes and lockups of varying circumstances. The most common one would be windows would stop responding when I'm either browsing the web or watching a video or gaming. It would stop responding to any keyboard commands but the mouse would still be movable and any clicks (say on the maximise button) would look to have been clicked but would never actually do anything.

The same scenario would occur another time but instead of non responsive buttons, the cursor would spin, and Ctrl + Alt + Del would bring up "Preparing Security Options" and stay like that until I give up and hit the power button.

I've run Memtest86 with no issues over 7 passes, I think all my drives are up to date, and I've run CCleaner. I've also run Verifier on all non-Microsoft drivers which immediately BSOD as soon as Windows started back up.
"SF scannow" came up with nothing as well as AV scan with MSE and Malwarebytes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Random Freezes and BSOD

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorF.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorF.sys
Unable to load image dtsoftbus01.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dtsoftbus01.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dtsoftbus01.sys
Probably caused by : dtsoftbus01.sys ( dtsoftbus01+1324 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

The IO manager has caught a misbehaving driver.
Arg1: 000000000000023e, A driver has marked an IRP pending but didn't return STATUS_PENDING.
Arg2: fffff88004545324, The address in the driver's code where the error was detected.
Arg3: fffff98003a56e10, IRP address.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Status code.

Debugging Details:

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc9_23e


fffff880`04545324 4053 push rbx

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my Laptop is freezing at seemingly random times. Not only when playing games, but also when browsing the web.
It is an Acer Aspire V5-573G. I bought it without OS. I installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, but couldn?t find a lot of drivers, since Acer is only supporting Windows 8 on this machine.
I downloaded some drivers from similar Acer-Laptops which was the suggested way to do in some forums.
Right now I don?t know, what causes these freezes and I unfortuanately do not get any BSOD to get some informations.
I tried using the EventLog but the only critical error I found was "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first." which is caused, since I need to make a hard reset all the time Windows freezes.

If you need any more information please let me know. I appreciate the help.


A:Random Freezes NO BSOD

I remembered, that sometimes (at some very rare moments) there actually was a BSOD. But I couldn`t read it because it was distorted.

Hope that helps a little bit.

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I am having constant issues with my computer and I will like to fix them by any means. I constantly get BSOD and Freezes that restart my computer and I dont know what is causing it, the only way to fix it is by removing the wires from the back and letting it sit.

I run on Windows 7 32 bit.
Graphic card is a ATI Radion HD 4800 series.
processor is a AMD athlon(tm) x2 Dual Core processor 5200 + 2.70GHz.
2 gigs of ram.

If any more information is needed please let me know and any help is very appriciated. Btw I did put this together myself.

A:Random freezes and BSOD

Please upload a jcgriff2 report


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Some background?.

I have a Gateway laptop 600x with Win Xp Pro. For the past year I?ve been getting random freezes in which I have to hold down the power key to reboot, as well as, numerous BSOD errors. I?ve counted about 5 different BSOD errors. My laptop will lockup 2 to 3 times per evening.

I have 2 512mb dimms installed. I have tried running with each, separately, but that did not solve the problem. I also ran Memtest86 without errors. My earliest restore date was only from Dec 2004 - no help.
I originally thought it was a heat problem, but it has locked up within 5 mins of power on.

I recently formatted my HD and installed Win XP Pro. I have only put 2 minor pieces of software back on it. It?s been 3 days and so far and I have only encounter the freezes - no BSOD.

I also ordered a new 128mb dimm from cruicial.com to try by itself ? in the mail.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem can be? This is getting so frustrating. I?m considering buying a new laptop for Bestbuy for $700.

If you need anymore info, just ask.


A:XP Pro - Random Freezes and BSOD - I need help

When it freezes...

Does it seem to freeze when you are doing the same thing/running the same application or is it at completely different/random times? Can any pattern be determined? Have you booted in safe mode to see if it happens then?

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I switched my system over to Windows 7 64 from Vista earlier this year. Under Vista, the system was rock solid stable excluding the occasional program crashes. Since clean install of Windows 7 it's been a nightmare.

I have looked through the Windbg analysis but it seems to change from crash to crash and I am not experienced in debugging.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Random BSOD's and Freezes

Problematic Software:

COMODO Internet Security "c:\program files\comodo\comodo internet security\cfp.exe" -h Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Firewall Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\COMODO Firewall Public
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\Dragon Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo\Dragon Public
Start Menu\Programs\Comodo Public:Start Menu\Programs\Comodo Public
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public
Comodo and its components are known cause to blue screens. Please uninstall it.




PROCESS_NAME: cmdagent.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff8000315a0cc to fffff800030d41c0
I see that you already have Microsoft Security Essentials and MBAM which is good enough.

I and many members on our forum recommend Microsoft security essentials with
a great combination of Malware Bytes.

→ Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
→ Malwarebytes - The Free version
→ Good and Free system security combination.

Run a full scan with both (separately) and in addition run this tool and delete anything it finds:
→ Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

Daemon tools is a known cause to blue screens, please uninstall it as well

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I wasn't sure to put this in the Bsod bag, since I've generally been having total freeze problems (i.e. everything just stops, no mouse movement, screen as is etc) and the only solution is to power down and re-start.
Overnight, I had a Bsod incident too.

Frequency of freezes is about daily and generally occurs when idle.

System details are as follows: (the titles are in Spanish, except some edits, I hope this is not a problem). Also, I don't currently know what motherboard I have. I have been reluctant to open the system so far.

Nombre del SO Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. CLEAN install of upgrade from Vista performed beginning February 2010.
Versi?n 6.1.7600 compilaci?n 7600
Age of system: approx 2 yrs.
VIDEO: Mobile Intel 965
Fabricante del sistema Acer
Modelo del sistema Aspire 5715Z
Tipo de sistema Equipo basado en X86
Procesador Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz, 1733 Mhz, 2 procesadores principales, 2 procesadores l?gicos
Versi?n y fecha de BIOS Acer V1.43, 25/06/2008
Motherboard: Unknown
Versi?n de SMBIOS 2.4
Directorio de Windows C:\Windows
Directorio del sistema C:\Windows\system32
Dispositivo de arranque \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Configuraci?n regional Espa?a
Capa de abstracci?n de hardware Versi?n = "6.1.7600.16385"
(RAM) 2,00 GB

Power Supply - ACER (standard) Liteon Ac adapter. input 100 - 240v // output 19v = 3.42A (65W)

What I have tried:
1. The problem existed in Vista and I thought the updgrade would ... Read more

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for more background please see thread on asus motherboard forums for more detailed information if i forgot to post something. http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...d=1&model=P7P55D-E+PRO&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

In short, i was getting random freezes, no restarting and no BSODs. It wasnt until about 3 weeks into the random freezes I started to get BSOD. I only have two so far. This might be good because it actually gives me some tangible evidence now. Generally it would happen from anything as small as only running internet explorer with nothing else open, and freezing while scrolling through or clicking a link. Not always processing intensive tasks. It indeed does seem completely random, so possibly RAM? it is corsair although i guess it could have just as much problem as any other brand. Also i have reinstalled GPU drivers 3 different times, with no change.

Intel I5-750
Asus P7P55D-E PRO
Corsair Dominator 4gb (2x2gb, 1333mhz, 1.5V) tw3x4g1333cd9
Corsair 750TX PSU
WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

from ibuypower, under full warranty, less than 2 months old. I went through the painstaking research of researching every single part i put into the computer and chose them with reliability at the expense of a heftier price. guess that was a waste of time. Temps are stable and dust is minimal as it is brand new.

i also have a file at C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP it is 384 MB however. not sure if that is of a... Read more

A:Random freezes, few but some BSOD, Win 7 X64 new PC

Memory corruption. Run Memtest on your RAM.

See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

Step 2 ? Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don?t need to run the test any further on that stick.

Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

* Get back to us with the results.

*** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?

*** Also, since this is still under warrenty I would contact iPower and have them fix it. Tell them the error code is 0x50 and the minidump file cited memory corruption as the issue.

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Hi all,

i have a laptop 3 years now, a Sony VGN-NW21SF. My laptop gives me random BSOD's and often freezes. I dont perform any special operation when these incidents occur. The Laptop may be idle when this happens. Sometimes, i leave the computer turned on, and when i come back either the system has frozen requiring a pwr_btn shutdown, or has restarted with BSOD's. I have no indication on what is causing this, only one suspicion. That my Laptop is not compatible with SSD's. I suspect this because if i remeber correct, these BSOD's and Freezes, started when i first installed an SSD. Then i changed this SSD with another one, but still the problem remained. I have thrown away two ssd's and after i purchased a third one, different brand, different capacity the problems persist... Needless two say that now i feel like an idiot blaming and throwing away two ssd's... Because it can't be 3 ssd's with the same problem..... The other obeservation is that the BSOd may not happen for more than a month, and suddenly it may happen 4 times per day... no pattern whatsoever...

Please any help is appreciated. I have attached necessary files according to your instructions.


A:Random BSOD's and Laptop Freezes

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums,

If you are overclocking your system, please return all overclocked components to their stock speeds. If the BSOD's are found not to be caused by the overclock, you can re-overclock the components once we have finished the diagnostics

I have noticed that you do not have an anti-virus product installed on your PC. Please install Microsoft Security Essentials and scan your PC. Then install and scan your computer with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. DO NOT START THE FREE TRIAL. This will remove any viruses you may have caught.
Please remove the following software
SpeedyPC Pro
This software is a known cause of BSOD's. Most people here do not recommend the use of automatic optimisation tools for Windows 7. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Windows 7 is not XP. Automated optimisation software can delete important registry entries that can cause multiple problems with windows 7.

If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, I recommend the use of CCleaner but make sure you back up the registry before making letting ccleaner delete anything.
I also recommend the use of Puran Defrag to defragment your HDD. Check the "Boost Overall System Speed By Puran Intelligent Optimizer (PIZOR) under additional operations.
Then uninstall this software:

MSI Kombustor
This is overclocking softwar... Read more

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0x101 BSOD and Random Freezes

I was wondering if anyone could help me diagnose a load of random BSODs and complete system freezes I have had. I keep finding that the system both randomly freezes completely and shows a BSOD 0x101 error. The only pattern I have noticed is that it seems to happen most when the computer is in use. It has happend at least 20 times so far but only once when I wasn't using the computer.

Here is what I have tried so far:
Reinstalled Windows (Twice)
Memtest (No Errors)
BIOS Update
Stress Testing CPU and GPU

System specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard
Intel i5 2500K - Not OC'd, Quad-Core
8GB Komputerbay RAM
ATI Raedon 5870 HD Graphics Card
On the unlikely offchance that it matters:
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB Hard Drive
Western Digital 500GB Hard Drive (Not quite sure what model)
Cyborg RAT3 Mouse
HP KU-0316 Keyboard
950W Corsair PSU

I am not an expert on this but it seems to me that the random system freezes might be a driver locking up the main core and the BSODs might be the driver locking up a secondary core. I have disabed extra cores in the BIOS to see if this makes a difference hence why it might say that I only have one core in some of the uploaded data. Any help with this would be great because it is getting really anoying.

Here are the full BSOD details:

Bug Check Code : 0x00000101
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000031
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`009eb180
Para... Read more

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The title covers it all...I've been experiencing some random BSOD's.
My pc's specs are in my profile. Hope the .dmp will tell you something more.

Thanks in advance

A:Random BSOD's or computer freezes

I would check in your performance information and tools\advanced for any errors and also look in event viewer, also is everything installed in device manager with no warnings ?

have you tested your memory, if not can you download the iso of memtest86 then run the disc from boot for at least 3 full passes and let us know how it went ?

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Hi All!

Here are my specs:
ASRock Z77 Pro4-M motherboard
Intel i7 2600 processor
GEIL EVO Corsa 2x4 gb 2133 mhz CL9 + Arctic RC PRO 2133MHZ
500W chieftec smart power GPS 500A power supply

Sapphire 4850 1 GB DDR3 VGA

OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD
2 Samsung 500 GB HDD

I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition.

I am having random freezes with no BSODs, just a blank screen, black screen with a blinking cursor, or random solored pixels from the last screen, but distorted (i will try to attach this). http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2637/1364805209938.jpg

In the past I had some BSODs F4 with the message:
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

So I tested my RAMs with Memtest 86, Memtest (that runs while OS is running) and Windows Memory diagnostics, but no errors were found. I set the RAMs back to 1333 MHz in case the CPU couldn't handle the higher clock speed.

I also stress tested my processor with Prime95, but it didn't produce BSODs.

And after all this, I uninstalled the RST driver, and switched my SSD to a different SATA III slot (I thought I had it on the 0 port, but it turned out it was in a different one).

Since I had done that, I didn't have any BSODs, but have these random freezes. Eventviewer doesn't say anything about these errors.

I might need to add that when I switched the SSD to a different slot, I cleaned the interior of the computer, and after that I had a serious freeze (in the middle... Read more

A:Solved: Random freezes but no BSOD - what could it be?

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Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Powersupply: Cosair CX500M
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
GPU: Nvidia 7600 GT
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
It all started after my power supply died. I replaced it with another. I started getting this problem where the computer would go into sleep and not come out of it. I thought, weird, lets see if there is a Bios Update. I update to Asus Bios V 1202, the newset one. I use the ASUS EZ Updater, which comes standard with this motherboard. You just boot into this tool, find and install the ROM file. Computer boots up fine at first.
So Far So good.
Then, this new problem appeared after subsequent boots. I could come in and out of sleep, but now my mouse was staggering across the screen, lagging horrible. No spikes in CPU usage to be seen. Random freezes and shutdowns started occurring. I read in asus forums that this sort of thing happens to some people. No know Fix, besides using the 'newest BIOS'. So ok. I want to reapply my original BIOS, 0504. Once that is done. Computer starts up, no lagging mouse.
However. Random Shutdowns occur, less frequently at least. Now, a BSOD.
Steps taken up to this point after downgraded to original BIOS :
Taken out CMOS Battery, manually setup BIOs system time.
Resintalled Chipset drivers, Audio Drivers, Sata, WAN drivers that came with this Motherboard from ASUS. Removed what drivers I could before reinstalled.
Ran a read/write Hard drive test, Hard Drive Integrity check via various tools, Memtest86+ f... Read more

A:BSOD, Random Freezes, Restarts.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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With the help of a friend, I recently bought a bunch of new parts, built a new computer and plugged my old HDD on it. I used Kaktussoft tutorial on Paragon Adaptive Restore to get my HDD to be properly recognised by my mobo (thank you Kaktussoft) and keep my old install of windows for as long as I could. I then had a PSU problem (I tried using my old PSU and it turned out it was just not up to the task so I had to buy a new one, many thanks for ICIT2LOL for trying to help in another thread).

Unfortunately I ran into some more trouble. Since the hardware upgrade, the computer sometimes freezes in an unexpected fashion. It seems random, and once frozen, the computer will not respond to any input. In fact, my optical mouse and my keyboard stop receiving power if I hit any key. The computer can freeze when running a game, while using firefox, watching a video, at startup… It doesn't appear to be tied to any particular activity. It can run a game for hours and then freeze suddenly or just freeze after fifteen minutes of using firefox. I once left my antivirus software running for a scan and it froze somewhere in the middle of it. I never tried to let it run without doing anything. Once frozen, I have to do a hard reboot to stop it. It does not generate a BSOD as far as I know (I checked the event viewer for error messages). I do not know if minidumps are enabled on my computer but if there's no BSOD, I don't think windows could generate a .dmp... am I correct ?
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A:Random freezes with new hardware (no BSOD)

From your other thread.

New hardware : Crash/Reboot on Win 7 WEI test and games

Did you do a clean install of Windows 7 and activate it after changing the motherboard?

Did you install the new chipset ect using the new motherboard CD?
Did you install all the needed new drivers for your new hardware?
Did you install your program fresh again after replacing the motherboard and installing Windows 7?

The odds of replacing the motherboard and other new hardware and just swapping the hard drive with all the old stuff from the other system and working properly is slim to none.

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The issue I'm having right now is that when I try to startup my pc, it restarts multiple time, the screen doesn't activate or I get a blue screen. I'm not using the system restore thing on windows because I know it's useless and because sometimes it just BSOD while doing it. If the pc succeeds in booting, then either it bsod 2-5 minutes later, or it works for a longer time period, before freezing(the screen looks torn or something) and not responding. The error code is different almost everytime. This happened before, around 2-3 months, but it became less frequent suddenly so I ignored it, but now it's back and it's really, really annoying. Anyway, here is the dm log collector report.
Ps: My graphic cards driver is up to date(well, amd gaming says it is), and I recently used malwarebytes to remove 5-6 malwares which were present, no rootkits found.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Sorry if I'm not clear on certains details, english isn't my native language.

A:Multiple random BSOD/Freezes

You are having memory corruption errors.
I recommend running memtest86 for at least 8 passes.
Follow these instructions.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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

BugCheck 4E, {99, 6c002, 1, 6bd02}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c )

Followup: MachineOwner
To me it looks like something has tried to access a page which it shouldn't, a zeroed page I believe.

fffff880`0afbef78 fffff800`02cdb738 : 00000000`0000001e ffffffff`c0000005 fffff800`02ca0925 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0afbef80 fffff800`02c90242 : fffff880`0afbf758 80000000`0f61f867 fffff880`0afbf800 fffffa80`027b6818 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x487ed
fffff880`0afbf620 fffff800`02c8eb4a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
fffff880`0afbf800 fffff800`02ca0925 : fffff680`000012f8 fffff880`0afbfa00 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`027b6818 : nt!KiGeneralProtectionFault+0x10a (TrapFrame @ fffff880`0afbf800)
fffff880`0afbf990 fffff800`02c9d3fe : 00000000`0... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 on my computer and it is running kind of sluggish and also intermittently crashing. Also the screen will go dark like it's asleep and won't come back on until I force a manual reboot, but the lights are all on and tapping the power button or keys does nothing. I have run panda anti-virus and malwarebytes so far. The former turned up some viruses but computer still crashes and I want to be sure it is not malware. also sometimes the computer dims and takes a while to come back on like it needs to process.

but the worst part is that in addition to the freezing I have intermittently been getting the Blue screen of death with increasing frequency, I don't think the code is always the same. I don't have it because I was too slow the last two times but I will get a picture when/if it happens again and post it. provided my computer is still running. I'm not sure if it is malware or a hardware problem but I have been unable to fix with updates and drivers so far.

Another thing that happened the other day is the taskbar disappeared, only the round window start button is there now. I've rebooted and it's the same, usually it's there at first but at some point it goes away.


Here are my logs


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:09:27 AM, on 6/29/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16611)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\U... Read more

A:Random Freezes and BSOD on my laptop

bumping this.

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I am new to this forum so please go easy on me . I have been having random BSOD's and Freezes. They have been very very random sometimes won't even have a freeze or blue screen for a month then poof randomly happens. The Blue screens seem to only happen when i am surfing the net. I can game all day NP sometimes it will freeze but very very rarely while playing games. I will sit and surf the net a bit and maybe some netflix and then poof it will either freeze or bluescreen. My temps are fine i just recently replaced my heatsink. But that isin't what caused the freezing and bluescreens. Cause i replaced my heatsink a week ago and this stuff started happening a month or two ago. Please let me know if i need to add any other stuff.

A:Random BSOD's and Freezes Hal.dll,ntoskrnl.exe


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Got win 2k w/sp4 on a soyo 333 ultra platinum mobo maxtor 40 gig HD AMD 1400mhz processor running @ 100mhz fsb.

Well gang I got the whole shootin' match: I get BSOD errors when booting up such as 0X00000050 pagefault in non page area; reset/reboot and I get 0X00000024 ntfs file system (DUH!). Any number of these type of errors can appear (these were just the latest offerings). When I reset/reboot after initial BSOD abuse it will actually let me in and I can buzz around a bit and then I will either get another BSOD or the box will simply reboot on its own. This can happen after 1 minute or twenty. I have run:
McAfee virus (cleaned some baddies)

I have reloaded OS

No improvement

I pulled the HD from the bad machine and put it in the machine I am typing this on (as the slave). Re ran the McAfee (clean) when I launched the Spybot and it began to run then gave me the NTFS BSOD. Current machine then began to poke along like other machine (great! now 2 machines hosed!!) Luckly I launched from F8 "Last known good configuration" and so far it's running OK. Took problem HD out of "good" machine. It is sitting next to me awating your expertise. By the way I am OK with clearing this c drive and starting over though I would like to keep the d, e and f partitions I've got on it.

Thanks folks

A:BSOD and Random Freezes and Reboots

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I've been having some issues with my computer and I'm not sure how to remedy it. I've followed the instructions from the BSOD posting instruction page. Hopefully I've gathered the right information to be reviewed. I appreciate any help. Thank you.

A:BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and random freezes

Hi Nisym.

A failure from the part of the display driver is found.

fffff880`0431d650 fffff880`055ed000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
And it is too old.

fffff880`050de000 fffff880`056f5000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 23:15:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
HP does not have any feasible update to AMD HD Graphics driver for Pavilion DV7. I would suggest you to try AMD Driver Autodetect to find any feasible update for the Radeon HD 4650 GPU and apply it.

It is the prima facie issue but not necessarily the only issue. So let us know how the computer is running after the driver update.

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Hello, i recently put together some new hardware + some of my old (RAM and HDD) and now my pc is acting weird. I have trouble finding the core of my problem but so far i'm 90% sure it's not software issue. Every morning i plug and power up the pc, it gets stuck either on the bios or windows loading screen, then after the reboot it could run fine for the rest of the day and no amount of load will make it crash (games, stress tests, u name it). On a bad day however i get all kinds of freezes and bsod, load or no load. Consistent way to make the computer freeze is to go watch a video or stream that uses flash player for some reason. So far i tried reinstalling windows, drivers all kinds of virus and error scans also tried with another hdd and another gpu, the problem persists. Nothing is overclocked or overheating.

Here is the BSOD info and the dump files.

A:Random BSOD and freezes after new build

Hello, Poofoo, I'll try to help you. You had 2 dump files, both with the same error code.

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck A, {1, d, 1, fffff80002cd72b0}
Probably caused by : hardware ( amdppm!C1Halt+2 )
Followup: MachineOwner
Please go into bios and look at your sata controller and see what mode it is set to (IDE, AHCI or Raid). Set optimized defaults, set your ram to the manufacturer's specs, set your sata controller to what it is right now, set the boot order, save and exit. Change nothing else.

Where did you download your Motherboard drivers from? You are having a lot of Network related errors as well as some memory problems too. let me know if your experience changes after doing the reset in bios. Also, go to the motherboard's web site and update all of your drivers. Do not get them from anywhere else. Let me know the results.

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Hello all,

It's been a while since I've posted here but just recently my Alienware m14x R2 has started randomly locking up completely to the point where I have to do a hard shut down. This happens at sporadic times - sometimes it will just power up and it will happen 2 minutes in to use and other times it might happen 40 minutes later. When using the laptop in safe mode it never happens which leads me to believe it is software related - fingers crossed though as a new mobo on these puppies is like upwards of +$500.

I have already performed a few different restores and even used AlienRespawn to bring me back to factory stock but the issue still persists which makes my software issue theory a little less likely.

I know I have to follow the BSOD crash instructions for this but those don't occur hardly as often as the random lock ups - also BSOD are hard to replicate as I have no idea what sets it off.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

A:Random freezes and/or BSOD with general use

If you already have had BSODs, then you must already have some dumps. Check the Minidump folder under your Windows folder. If you don't have your BSOD settings to create a Minidump, then open Computer, right click and select properties. From there, click on Advanced system settings and under the Starup and Recovery section, click on settings. Under the writing debugging information section, select Small memory dump (256 KB) and click OK. Also, if you have another computer and a USB drive, download the SF Diagnostic Tool from this link SF Diagnostic Tool - Using for Troubleshooting and put it on the USB. Start the problem computer in Safe mode and insert the USB in the problem computer and right click the application and click Run as Administrator and follow the steps given in the link. Get the files generated by the tool on the USB and upload it here with the other computer. This will give you a bit time before your computer freezes again. Some BSODs are software related but it is hard to know if it really is or not without having the dumps.

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