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Q: Random restarts freezes and bsods

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 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="2016-01-25T14:55:14.392015500Z" />
<EventRecordID>1383</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>GerginDarakov</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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Preferred Solution: Random restarts freezes and bsods

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 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 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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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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:
If kv shows a taskGate
use .tss on the part before th... 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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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.

Code:

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
...............................................................
................................................................
............................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
....
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

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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0: kd> !analyze -... Read more

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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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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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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.

Then after many tries, it worked, it booted up, but got a bluescreen during... Read more

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 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
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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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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!!

A:Freezes, BSODs, Restarts... Oh My...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fallenscale


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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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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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.

Attachment 170614


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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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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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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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

Here is attachment

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).
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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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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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Pretty much once a day, sometimes twice my system will restart for no reason. Sometimes I'm not even using it, pretty much only background software running and it crashes. Sometimes I'm watching a movie in Media Player Classic or youtube/flash player in IE 8 and it crashes. My old hard drive was making wierd noises (running XP), so I replaced it with a brand new Western Digital, but the crashes continued (I copied over files from the old HD, but not in the system partition, in a separate one)

I really appreciate it if you guys could help. I'm afraid to keep replacing parts and wasting money without fixing the problem.

I use 2 monitors (a Dell 24' Monitor - 1080p and a 42' Panasonic TV 720p).

Here's my setup:

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? Win7
? full retail version
? 3 months
? 3 months
? CPU - i7 860
? Video Card - ATI 5770
? MotherBoard - ECS P55H-A Black
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Zalman 500

A:Win 7 several random restarts/BSODs

"The Security Center reports that Windows Update is disabled."
don't disable windows updates. most windows 7 updates are important.
also turn on your UAC i know it's a pain but weather you have a antivirus or not it worth keeping it on...

anyway....BSOD time
i'm only having a look at some of the dump files... i'll list the dates
____________________

findings:
9/9/2010,1:09pm- "VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT" "FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_IP_MISALIGNED_dxgkrnl.sys"

8/9/2010,4:15pm: nsiproxy.sys <---cause
6/9/2010,9:50pm; crashdmp.sys
5/9/2010;1:14am; ntkrnlmp.exe
29/8/2010,6:02pm; "memory_corruption"


ok here is what i suggest.

1st) put windows update on and run it.
2nd) run a virus scan please... nsiproxy.sys is a bit fishy
3rd) run Driver Verifier (for dxgkrnl.sys) see http://www.techsupportforum.com/2110308-post3.html and http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...od-416718.html
4) update all your drivers, do a RAM test, hard drive... the works

post back with you results

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Hi !

I was wondering if anyone can help me to determine why my sons computer have these random restarts and BSODs.

Earlier it happened like maybe once a day or so.

Now it starts happened more frequently, like 4-5 times a day and

well, it's time to do something about it.

The computer first go BSOD for like a tenth of a sec, too short to see what it says, then it restarts completely.

So I wonder, is there anywhere you can find what it said on the BSOD screen after the restart, so you can check for the error ?

I can say what its not, it's not the OP system, since it doesn't make any difference if its newly reinstalled or not.

The CPU temp are ok, only around 45c.

The motherboard is fairly new, not even a year, but on the other hand it doesn't have to mean a lot. Also the graphic card isn't too old.

It's a Celeron 2,4GHz with a P4S8X-X motherboard. 1280 DDR-ram.

What should I look for ?

Help me please !
 

A:Random restarts and BSODs.

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Hello,

I've had on going issues for the last month or 2 that is driving me up a wall.

My computer has been randomly restarting and BSODing. Most of the time it is random restarts.

The machine has 6gb of RAM installed. Most of the time after it restarts or BSODs the initial bios slash screen only shows 4gb instead of 6. To make it show 6gb again I would either take out the 3rd DIMM and put it back in or lightly push on each DIMM. After doing that it would show 6gb again. If it kept crashing after doing this I would just leave it showing 4gb and it seemed to run much longer without a crash.

I did memtest on each stick and they all passed.

This lead me to believe I had a bad DIMM slot so i RMAed the motherboard. When I got the new one back the same issues persisted.

After talking to the G.Skill they thought it might be the RAM. So I ordered another identical set. I got those today and I'm still having the issue. However, after putting in the new set of RAM I've gotten all BSODs instead of restarts.

Also, the issue seems much worse first thing in the morning. I'll usually have 5+ crashes within an hour of starting the system in the morning. But then I can be good for 4-5 hours or more.

I'm really hoping someone here can help me out. I run my company from this computer and it's been extremely hard to get any work done.

System Info:

Windows 7 x64
This is original OS
Retail Version
Age of hardware is a little over a year
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A:Random Restarts and BSODs

Hello,

First off, make sure you are following proper order of population for your RAM. I have attached a copy of the relevant page from your motherboard manual.

If that doesn't help, then run Memtest86 on all sticks at the same time, from a cold boot (several hours' rest). If you didn't use Memtest86 the first time, see here: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

Also, what is the make/model of your PSU?

Finally, do you have a different graphics card you can try?

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue May 24 17:00:16.478 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:00:35.758
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+327a7e )
PROCESS_NAME: System
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_nvlddmkm+327a7e
BiosReleaseDate = 05/11/2010
SystemProductName = OEM
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri May 20 13:48:49.648 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:15:07.928
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for win32k.sys -
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7f_8
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION
PROCESS_NAME: iw4mp.e... Read more

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I've recently had two BSODs, occurring once yesterday and once today. One occurred while gaming, the other during browsing of the internet. The entire system is around 2 years old, along with the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OS. Never reinstalled the OS. I'm not sure what else to indicate, so please let me know if additional information is needed. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Random BSODs and restarts

Hi -

Check for updates for the 1st 2 (Asus); remove Daemon Tools/Alcohol 120 -

Code:

ASACPI.sys Wed May 13 21:25:17 2009 (4A0B72FD)
AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 04:11:49 2007 (47663D55)
sptd.sys Wed Apr 07 21:29:00 2010 (4BBD315C)

http://sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=ASACPI.sys
http://sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=AsIO.sys
http://sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=sptd.sys

If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier -- Driver Verifier - MVP

Regards. . .

jcgriff2



Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\061912-47315-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Tue Jun 19 12:08:31.903 2012 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 11:55:37.902
BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800038671c4, 0, 7ffffff0000}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+c1f1 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E
PROCESS_NAME: LOLRecorder.ex
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1E_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+c1f1
Bugcheck code 0000001E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff800`038671c4 00000000`00000000 000007ff`ffff0000
BiosVersion = 1201
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 2806
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
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I recently reinstalled my Windows twice because of stability issues and have now been experiencing random bluescreens and restarts. We've been trying to solve this for days, even had a guy stress test it for over 30 hours but he didn't have any BSODs then.. Now I've got it back and the problems persist. I already checked peripherals so they are ruled out (I think).

EDIT: I use Windows 8.1 64 bit and have all the latest updates.

I have included the results of the SF Diagnostic Tool.

Please help.

A:Random BSODs and restarts

BSOD'd again, I attached more info.

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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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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!
 

A:Windows freezes, BSODs, and randomly restarts

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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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(Well then, as I was beginning to type this, my computer locked up once, then after rebooting I tried again and it randomly restarted on me, my luck, right?)

Hello. I have been experiencing lockups, restarts, and BSODs as of recent. My computer is 2-3 years old, and most of my information is located in my profile related to my system specs. This issue has begun occurring about a month or two ago, malwarebytes has had 2 full scans through my computer and has found nothing, Microsoft Security Essentials(My static antivirus) did not pick anything up as well. I've opened up my case and cleaned out the dust, I've given my hardware a good look over and noticed nothing out of the ordinary (no bulging capacitors, no dead fans) which is a bit disheartening. Usually I come here and read other posts for my issues, but this one I can -not- solve on my own, this is my 3rd day of attempting to diagnose my computer's problem and I don't think I'm getting anywhere. (Which is bad considering I have weekly papers to do for college classes as well, looks like I get to practice my handwriting in any case today.)
Help would be very much appreciated, thank you!

A:Random Restarts, Lockups, and BSODs

Upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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Recently my computer has been restarting randomly, and by restarting I don't mean shutting down, waiting a bit and then starting again, I mean the screen goes instantly black and restarting happens immediately, the computer never stops making the usual noises (fans etc) during any of this.

Occasionally, instead of restarting, the screen will display glitched for a moment before actually displaying a BSOD (error code 0x0000007F) and then restarting normally.

This so far has only happened while focus was on Google Chrome (47.0.2526.58 beta-m (64-bit)), with all but 1 of them happening while watching a Youtube video (happens randomly, sometimes even after hours of watching videos), the one exception was on twitter.
Gaming and other tasks that strain the pc much more than Chrome work just fine.


I've attempted memtest, sfc /scannow and tried updating every driver.
Nothing is overclocked and fans are working exactly as they always did.
I checked the error logs Windows outputs using BlueScreen Viewer, and there are by far not enough logs for how often the computer crashes, so make of that what you will...

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002F17152
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Finally caught one of the errors
Specs MSI Pro-E x58
I7-930
GTX 480 SSC
1220w Kingwin PSU
12gb ddr3 ocz 1600mhz ram sometimes it shows 10gb and sometimes it shows 12 not sure if it's taking 2gb of my ram to make extra vram
ocz vertex 2, 1tb hitachi 7.2k rpm hdd.

So I've been having these random restarts and bsods for a hell of a long time and I just want to get to the end of it. It is probably my motherboard because the northbridge always hits 70-80*C anyways, my other thought would be my ram but who knows, I haven't tested the ram yet though.

A:Having random restarts and bsods for like 3 months

Can you follow http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html these posting instructions to help us get to the problem.

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I've been having a ton of problems with BSODS, random restarts and lockups while gaming.
This only happens with graphical intensive games, so i kind of narrowed down what the issue is. Either it's my memory or my CPU is overheating. I had the same issues before using XP and decided to just reformat and run Windows 7 to see if the problem gets fixed.

Here is my .DMP File. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Calvin\Desktop\031911-25615-01.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 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17514.x86fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82e19000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82f63850
Debug session time: Sat Mar 19 21:40:26.218 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:17:07.138
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
.................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.........
*******************************************************************************
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How many RAM modules do you have in your box?

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I'm getting restarts and BSODs with no reliable/reproducible trigger. I have a 99% new computer, built within the last year:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Core i7 870
16GB DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 MoBo

The only pieces I'm reusing from my old rig are the monitors, and my DROBO. I'm afraid, looking at some of my error logs, that the problem might be with the DROBO. For those that don't know the (Drobo Home), it's an external hard drive enclosure that is similar to RAID, but doesn't require all of the drives to be the same size. Mine attaches via iSCSI, or SCSI over gigabit ethernet, direct cabled.

I'm attaching my reports, and I would greatly appreciate any insight you guys might give me. Thanks in advance for your time.

A:BSODs and Restarts at random intervals

Some additional info I forgot in the original post:

While I think that the Drobo is possibly to blame, I can't easily disconnect it and see if the issue changes. This failure happens every day or two, and MOST of the data I use on this computer lives on the Drobo, so I wouldn't really be able to use the machine without it attached. Suggestions?

Running "WhoCrashed" gives me a lot of these:

On Mon 11/7/2011 5:20:51 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\110711-57782-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA800E1DD060, 0xFFFFF80000B9C518, 0xFFFFF9801BBC2E50)
Error: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.

Is there something wrong with my network/iSCSI drivers, maybe? I'm pretty sure I have them all updated.

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- I use windows 7 x32 .
- Version from MSDNA .
- Hardware :
mainboard asrock p4v88+
hdd WD 500GB - 3 months old
3 GB of ram - 2X1GB + 2X512GB
graphics GIGABYTE RADEON 9250 128MB
cpu: intel pentium 4 3.4Ghz

A:Random crashes, restarts, BSODs help please

Related to old drivers from as far back as 2004. These need to be updated before we can unvestigate anything else.

Code:
ac97via.sys 11/22/2004 4:29:55 PM 0x927c3000 0x927e2000 0x0001f000 0x41a24c43
ati2cqag.dll 2/22/2005 10:20:49 PM 0x9c800000 0x9c830000 0x00030000 0x421be881
atikvmag.dll 2/22/2005 10:23:15 PM 0x9cae0000 0x9cb11000 0x00031000 0x421be913
ativvaxx.dll 2/22/2005 10:27:01 PM 0x8df90000 0x8dffbc40 0x0006bc40 0x421be9f5
ati3duag.dll 2/22/2005 10:32:33 PM ati3duag.dll+1616f 0x8dd60000 0x8df807a0 0x002207a0 0x421beb41
ati2mtag.sys 2/22/2005 10:36:03 PM 0x9251f000 0x92618000 0x000f9000 0x421bec13
ati2dvag.dll 2/22/2005 10:36:23 PM 0x9cba0000 0x9cbdb000 0x0003b000 0x421bec27
fetnd6.sys 6/19/2008 7:45:41 AM 0x92cb6000 0x92cc0c00 0x0000ac00 0x485a46e5
ewusbmdm.sys 12/12/2008 11:27:48 PM 0x92e5d000 0x92e76180 0x00019180 0x49432bb4
ewusbnet.sys 2/17/2009 8:38:09 AM 0x92e77000 0x92e96000 0x0001f000 0x499aafb1
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- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/progr... Read more

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Hi folks,

Thought I may need to start a new thread, I noticed other threads have similar issues to what I'm seeing and didn't want to confuse by re-posting in the same thread.

I have Windows 7 Enterprise and just started having many random windows blue screens. I think it started as soon as I tried to run a trainer for a game Company of Heroes, since McAfee said it was a trojan and I tried to restore it after seeing online by other folks that the file was legit.

Anyway, since then I think, i started to see many BSoDs, not always the same BSoD message and they would occur during normal windows usage, a few times in Safe mode with networking. But most of the time, usually within 5 to 30min of running normally.

Anyways, I ran the McAfee virusscan and it found a few viruses, also ran spybot and malware bytes, and Stinger. I ran them from safe mode and was able to clean out the affected files.

I still see fewer BSoDs, but mainly now my google chrome browser won't work. I've tried uninstall/reinstall and every time I load it, it never works. sometimes freezes and I have to do a hard power off/on on my laptop. I have a lenovo w510.

Other problems is that my windows randomly freezes. Also, so far I can use Internet Explorer and Firefox, not able to install Opera. But when using Firefox or IE, i sometimes get random redirects.

I have ran hijackthis and can provide the log file. I can also provide the windows minidump files.

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A:Windows 7 - malware, random BSoDs, browsing redirects, random freezes

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

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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I received a new Video card(Listed below) and Blu ray player(LG Super
Multi Blu) for Xmas. Ive had them installed for a few weeks. Last Tuesday
I began to see random reboots which progressed to frequent BSODs by
Wednesday. We at first thought It was my Boot Drive so we went out
and got a new one then cloned the old disk to the new disk.
I was back up and running again Friday. Today(Sunday) I awoke to find
the reboots and BSODs back in full force. Another problem caused by this glitch
is the inability to install or update most programs. I having a very frustrating
time trying to figure this out on my own and have exhausted my own knowledge
base. Any help would be greatly appeciated.
? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

? Original OS was Windows XP 32 bit

? Age of system - 5 years(Motherboard, CPU) Brand new (Hard drives, Video Card, RAM)
? Age of OS installation - About 1 year

? Intel Quad Core
? Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 TI
? Gigabyte EP35-DS3R (GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP35-DS3R (rev. 2.1))
? Not sure what Power Supply Ive got

? System Manufacturer: None, custom built
? Exact model number: None

perfmon /report didnt work. Said something about not being able to find the path. So its not included in rar file.

A:Random Restarts\BSODs Installations failing

Absolutely no info in the WER section of MSINFO32. Have you turned Windows Error Reporting off?

Please uninstall Daemon Tools as it causes BSOD's in some Win7 systems. Then use this free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system: DuplexSecure - FAQ

One of the dumps blames sbwtis.sys - a driver belonging to your Counterspy software. Please do the following:

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Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the antivirus software from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of the antivirus software using one of these free tools: Antivirus Uninstallers
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's
NOTE: NEVER run more than 1 anti-virus, firewall, Internet Security/Security Center application at the same time.




wacommousefilter.sys dates from 2007.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=wacommousefilter.sys
Please uninstall your Wacom stuff. When we're finished troubleshooting, please install the most updated, Win7 compatible version available from the Wacom website.

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\010912-31184-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Mon Jan 9 22:25:29.915 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
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I have an Acer Aspire 5100 notebook with Vista Home. It's doing a very annoying thing. Normally when I shut the laptop, it goes into hibernate mode. However, occasionally I'll open it back up to find that it's crashed and restarted (error message says it was a BSOD). There seems to be no rhyme or reason for this.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be? Perhaps there is a patch, but I'm not sure what it would be called or where to look. I checked the Acer website for known bugs for this computer, but there weren't any hibernation/blue screen related ones. I didn't find anything useful at the Windows site, and calling Acer customer support is a waste of time (too many bad experiences with them).

Thanks!
 

A:Random BSODs and restarts when I close my laptop

In case this info is useful to anyone, here is the error message that pops up when the system restarts:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 00000003
BCP2: 84235B98
BCP3: 8520A030
BCP4: 83CBED48
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini111007-01.dmp
C:\Users\Kamajogo\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-2371171-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Kamajogo\AppData\Local\Temp\WER5341.tmp.version.txt
 

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I have this problem for some months, that i get random BSODs/computer restarts
First of all, a problem i have for some months: When i use mozila firefox browser, the computer crashes after a few minutes
And when i start BFBC2, it instantly reboots

But lately, it is happening more often, the computer restarts randomly when browsing in chrome, or playing in games (such as garrysmod and fallout new vegas)

And i'm not sure that it is a BSOD, because i only have two minidumps that are pretty old

I don't know if this is a software or hardware problem, because i tried installing drivers and it didn't help, and some months ago i reformatted windows and it didn't help either

The GPU Temperature is about 60*C after the computer restarts which is normal
And the CPU Temperature is about 59*C too

I'm planning on upgrading the hardware, probably the GPU
but i don't know if it is the problem, or is it the processor/psu/ram/motherboard/etc..

Included perfmon and bsod dump/system report file, but i'm not sure if the problems i have are BSODs since i don't get the actual blue screen and i only have two old minidumps
The computer just randomly restarts

A:Computer restarts at random times, bsods

Temps seem ok...

You also have some problems with Windows Update





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Please go to your Maintenance Center and check the Windows Update status. Make sure you are up to date, do them one by one manually if needed.
For help or reset see: Windows Update - Reset


Furthermore... you might want to free some space on D:

Dumps are old...but the Aug 3rd one points to problems with your graphics drivers.
Please renew: ati driver

Make SURE you delete old first.
When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Driver Sweeper

Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system. It's very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems. You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.

How to use ?

There are two methods to use Driver Sweeper.
Both methods achieve the same results. This method is always able to clean all files.

This method will delete remaining files upon reboot (if deleting failed). You can clean your drivers this way:

- Use the official uninstaller(s) of the driver(s) you want to uninstall.
- Reboot your PC in Safe Mode.
- Run Driver Sweeper and select what to clean.
- Analyse lists all the entries possible to remove, cleaning removes the entries selected.
- More drivers can be selected for the same cleaning process.

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This problem has been going on for about 2 weeks now. It began while I was playing a game, and the PC simply froze. I was unable to reboot, so I shut the computer down and tried to turn it back on. I got a "1 long" beep code. I tried replacing the RAM with some older sticks I had, same error.

The next day I replaced the Mobo. It booted to POST but reported that it could not detect my hard-drive. I fiddled with the thing for about 4 hours without getting a proper boot. Finally I put everythingback the way it was (old motherboard and all) and somehow it booted. From then, I've been getting seemingly random errors.

Sometimes the computer will simply reboot. Most of the time it was not POST properly after a reboot and I must keep turning it on/off before I can get windows to load.

Sometimes the computer locks up, and I have to do the same as above.

Sometimes I get an error on POST about resetting the CPU freq. My CPU Freq is and always has been at default.

I've seen several errors on my BSODs: IRQ not less than, page fault in non paged error, etc. My event log is full of 4609 errors.

I thought it might be an issue with overheating, so I put in two new 180mm fans. It still has the same problems.

I put in some old ram. That seemed to do the trick, but today it has started rebooting yet again.

I thought maybe some user setting were corrupted or some such, so I completely deleted my user account and started another one. No dice.

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A:Random restarts, POST locks, and BSODs. Tried everything!

Noone wants to tackle this demon?

Note: I highly doubt it is a software problem or even a driver problem: sometimes the computer will not even turn on. After a "reboot" it won't fully reboot and I'll turn it off. I'll either get a long beep or simply a black screen with all fans running.

I basically need to find out which hardware needs replacing.
 

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Hello!

For the last year I've been having problems with random BSOD, hangs, and system restarts. Sometimes there are several each day, sometimes there are a few days between. It seems to happen predominately when I run games with 3D graphics, but it's definately not exclusive to that.

My system is an Alienware Aurora R2. Windows 7 64 bit. Tell me if any specific system components would be useful and I can figure out what they are.

I've ran memtest a while ago and chkdsk without finding any problems. I've used Dell's service to check for suggested driver updates and done that. I've updated the latest graphics card driver.

I've tried some basic googling and some of the common solutions but nothing so far has fixed it, and since I don't know what's exactly wrong I have a hard time proceeding.

A lot of the system dumps are attached in the .rar.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.

A:Random BSODs, hangs, restarts the last year

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

The minidumps are only a small portion of the information collected if you follow the instructions here : Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista.

Whilst you wait for an analyst to come along, I would check for an update for your graphics card : Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

I think I heard somewhere that the dell drivers are sometimes not good.

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Hello guys,

I've been getting BSODs for a while now. Most of the time it's while I'm playing League of Legends. I get a BSOD and sometimes I just get a random restart. But just now I had a BSOD while I was browsing the web, it was a different error code then I usually have!

I hope it's just some driver error.

I'll attach the stuff required in a BSOD post.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 Home Premium
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)? I think it's 1.5 years old now.
- What is the age of OS installation? I recently reinstalled it (about 3 months ago...)

A:BSODs different error codes. Also random restarts!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by iGreek


Hello guys,

I've been getting BSODs for a while now. Most of the time it's while I'm playing League of Legends. I get a BSOD and sometimes I just get a random restart. But just now I had a BSOD while I was browsing the web, it was a different error code then I usually have!

I hope it's just some driver error.

I'll attach the stuff required in a BSOD post.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 Home Premium
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)? I think it's 1.5 years old now.
- What is the age of OS installation? I recently reinstalled it (about 3 months ago...)



All of the crashes from when you updated to SP-1 were caused by memory corruption

These were caused by a memory exception. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.
1-Memtest.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier






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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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Running win xp pro, been having a problem off and on for some time.
a couple years ago, i had a completely different setup and started getting computer freezes and random restarts. I've made numerous hardware upgrades and keep current on software updates, and i've started having the problem again. The only thing i have in my computer now that i had then was the proc, heatsink, and video card.

I get freezes and random restarts when installing software, viewing online video, viewing certain webpages, burning cd/dvd, and lots more. I've suspected the video card because the drivers have given me fits in the past (it's a nvidia geforce ti 4600). My motherboard does not have a utility for checking temps and voltages, so I can't even troubleshoot that area. MBM does not even give me realistic temperatures (34 F)

Other times the computer will just randomly restart. If it does this (or freezes) and i try to start windows again immediately it will freeze at the welcome screen, but if i wait a few moments and then reboot it works fine, at least until the next freeze. I'm at my wit's end because I've tried so many times to get past this and the problem keeps reappearing.

Any help anyone can give will be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

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Okay so this is a long story. But a few years back in college I built my first ever computer for myself. A top of the line gaming rig was the intent. The specs as best as I can remember them are as follows:

AMD FX 8120 8-core Processor Black Addition 3.1Ghz (AM3+)
ASRock 970extreme3 Mobo (as best as i can remember)
2x8gb Corsair XMS 3 RAM (placed in second and 4th slot from processor)
XFX R7770 Ghost Thermal Edition 1gb graphics
Corsair RM 1000W power supply
Asus CD/DVDR
120gb solidstate drive

Anyway...

I put it together and start booting it up and it hiccups and just black screen... nothing
try it again... nothing
why not a third time... suddenly works... for 2 seconds... freezes.
Force shutdown. starts again. makes it to windows startup. randomly restarts itself.

So I just accepted it as a bad power supply. My computer has done this ever since. How do I live with that you say? because its stops. after either randomly freezing or restarting for roughly an hour... it stops happening and the computer works amazingly for weeks on end as long as you dont shut it down.

Next time i go to boot it up again... happens again. I have just learned to do minor tasks while my computer keeps doing this and being on hand to force the restart if it freezes. So why am I here you ask? Its because my power supply just fried... like smoking. Replaced it with an identical RM 1000 from corsair. And its STILL happening. so my assumption of the power supply must me incorrect.

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You did use standoffs between the motherboard and case, correct?
 

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Here are the symptons:

Random freezes
Random reboots
Random closures for any programs I have open with no error message
Taking 20+ minutes for computer to turn off on it's own

Basically, it all started a few months ago when I purchased a Nvidia Gefore 5500 with the intention of using it for EverQuest 2. Well, when I put it in and did all of the stuff needed, a ton of problems arose. I was able to freeze everything and hold off till I took it in to get fixed. Since then, a few of the symptons listed above have increased or just started since this computer was "fixed".

Reboots:
I'm a pretty big gamer. I enjoy playing EverQuest II - alot. However, more and more often I find that I'll be doing my thing and it (the computer) will just reboot for no reason. This is a typical sign of the Video card overheating, but after taking the sides off of the computer and observing the temperature, I see that the temperature is not very high at all. I have more than adequate circulation within the computer with many fans pulling the heat off of the cpu and video card. So, in my own state of naivity, I don't think that's an issue. This happens anytime. Sometimes I'm just chatting with friends on AIM/MSN and it will reboot. Sometimes I'm playing EQ. Sometimes the computer is at the login screen waiting my password and it will restart. Completely random.

Freezes:
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A:Random freezes, restarts, and oh, so much more

G'day Sir King, try a really good virus check, AVG is good, Smartcop is also good as a double check.
Run them in safe mode. (hit F8 during boot)
Run an adaware program and a spyware program.
You will likely find a few odd things you didn't expect.
A scandisk and defrag is worthwhile also before you begin looking for other problems.
That will keep you occupied for a bit!
Cheers, qldit.
 

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OS Windows 7 x64
CPU Core i7 920
Motherboard EVGA x58 SLI LE
Memory Corsair Dominator DDR3 6gb 1600
Graphics Card GTS 250 2X SLI
PSU Corsair HX750
Case Lancool K60-PC
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight
Hard Drives Patriot PS-100 32GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB

So, I have had this computer for about two weeks and it is consistently freezing and restarting. Have the latest bios for the mobo, driver for the video card, and ran memtest on the RAM which passed %100. Set everything on default settings and still the problem is there. There is no specific instance where it will restart but does it randomly. I could be playing a game, surfing the web, opening a document, doing all three, and even restarts after just restarting/logging into windows. System is not overclocked and temperatures are reasonable (although it seems a little higher than average).

Event ID: 35 is the most common one and I believe the most significant issue. Have no idea of what the problem is for this.

There are some other Event ID that are there that can be listed if needed.

Please help me fix this. It took me a while to put this computer together, not to mention the other frustrations and now this after putting good money into it.

I don't know what other information may be relevant so let me know and I will do the best I can.

I'll appreciate any help.

A:Random Restarts and Freezes

How 'bout a screenshot from the event log referring to the Event ID: 35

New build, how are your temps? Memtest passed 100% after how long? Have you tested with Prime95?

Just looking for more info...

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I am not sure if this problem is solely Vista based or Hardware. Figured i would start here and see where it goes.
Computer Freezes or Reboots Randomly
-Can happen when windows first starts
-Can happen when playing a game
-Can happen during boot around windows load or after
-Can happen when browsing the internet via Firefox or Google Chrome

Seems to happen 1-4 times of freezes then works fine for a while.

Windows Vista Business
AMD Phenonm X4 9950 Black Edition Quadcore (temps run about 104-114F)
Nvidia GeForce 9600GT (updated to current drivers)(Nvidia's monitor tool showed the temp at 30F (think it was F))
Dell Auroa Computer
MotherBoard Asus M3A32 MVP Deluxe (updated Bios to current version of 2102)
Seagate HD 250g Serial ATA

Things i have tried,
-I reinstalled Windows Vista Business Over my existing which put all user files into a windows.old so it turned out to be a fresh installation. Then when the problem persisted i did the following below.
-I have run the windows Memory Diagnostics - NO ERRORS
-I have run HD Sentinal to monitor the Harddrive for errors - NO ERRORS
-I put fresh CPU Thermal Compound as the old stuff was dried out
-I have ran VMT (Video Memory stress Test v1.7) - NO ERRORS
-I have scan for virus's/spyware/malware with f-secure, eset, Trendmicro Housecal and Windows Defender - NO VIRUS or MALWARE or SPYWARE
-I have run SeaTools for Windows to Check the Harddrive - NO ERRORS
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Hi, my PC is restarting randomly and sometimes it just freezes. BSODs are off so I haven't been able to see what's causing it but I was able to extract a debuglog from a dump after reading one of the threads in this board.

Please help!
 

A:XP random restarts and freezes

In the Debug Log you have a 0x8E error these are almost always Hardware errors. Since it occurred while you were running WOW i would suspect RAM or the Graphics Card being faulty.
Try running Memtest86 for 3-5 hours (Minimum Of 7 Passes) or Overnight which would be better.

Download the Memtest pre-built ISO from the link below and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder also on a link below. Then boot off the CD and let the test take over. If it lists any errors in the test you need to buy new RAM.

Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
 

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So here's my story.. Please take the time to read it! It's much appreciated

A while back, I tried helping a friend with a game so I downloaded it & went to install it. When it started to install, it was like the installer froze. So I ctrl+alt+del out of it & then my computer starts to get all out of whack.

I start getting error messages in the task bar saying "so and so was corrupt, please run the Chkdsk utility to fix these errors" or something to that affect.

I figured shutting my computer off & letting it load back up would make Chkdsk run automatically (it usually does ) but it didn't. My computer wouldn't even load.

I got the computer formatted & such. Less than a week later, my computer began to freeze and restart itself for absolutely no reason. It got worse, and worse so I formatted again.

Same thing happened.. I formatted again, and then once more. Yeah, I formatted a lot.
So.. it's starting up again and I just don't know why.. there's no reason behind it at all. I've ran virus scans just out of curiosity and they came up with nothing. I'm pretty much stuck.

I cleaned out a fan just a bit ago and it didn't help at all. Each time it freezes or restarts it runs ChkDsk; just throwing that out there.

Anyways I hope I can get some help. here's some system spec's and lets see if I can get some help

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

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