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multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still BSODs

Q: multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still BSODs

First, my system specs & some details:

-I purchased the hardware & assembled my machine in late December 2011
-Full Retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-Multiple (at least 4) clean installations of the OS over the past 6 months, all BSODing
-Initial OS installations (at least 2 from Dec. to Feb.) were performed on a WD hdd...all had BSOD problems
-RAM: In January performed "stick by stick" & "slot by slot" testing with Memtest86+. No reported errors on Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
-SSD: This latest clean OS installation is the 2nd clean OS installation onto a Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series purchased & installed in late February & updated to the latest FW update (CXM03B1Q) prior to any OS installations. Using the latest Samsung SSD Magician software & its OS optimization
-CPU: Intel i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core cooled with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
-Video Card: XFX DoubleD HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon 6870 1GB 256bit GDDR5 PCIe
-MB: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX w/ UEFI bios

Secondly, I have a 'method' whereby I've been able to increase my chances and/or rapidity of this intermittent but consistent BSOD I'm experiencing. Although I've experienced BSODs while doing all of these particular things in this combined method singly, I've seemingly had it happen in any and many other unremembered scenarios. In other words, I'm not necessarily convinced of any specific causation or any conclusion as a result of using this method to more quickly guarantee the eventual BSOD. It just works. I used this method to solve my curiosity as to whether I could induce a BSOD while also in SAFE MODE a few days ago. It was successful. I'm not sure if this fact is helpful or not.

All the programs or tasks comprising this are opened and then ran simultaneously. This "method" of inducing an eventual BSOD...sooner rather than later...is as follows:
1. Open Media Center and play a recorded show. (When attempted in Safe Mode, I was only able to open WMC but unable to playback an actual recorded show.)
2. Run a full scan of Microsoft Security Essentials
3. Run a full scan of Malwarebytes
4. Open 3 different browsers (Chrome, IE & FF) and have all 3 browsers simultaneously playing a lengthy YouTube video playlist.

Again, this is after yet another clean install of the OS. I most often get through full scans of MSE or Malwarebytes w/ no problem or detections just in case someone is trying to send me down the malware causation route. These are a compilation of tasks that where more notably underway in a singular form when previous BSODs occurred. These are however not the only singular or combined scenarios in which BSODs have happened over the past 6 months of numerous clean OS installations on both an HDD & an SSD.

Thirdly, more in regards to the Asus motherboard and Corsair RAM. In this latest clean installation of the OS (6/13/2012), I've updated the MB with the very latest bios and been sure that any other Asus available download for my MB is up-to-date via the MB's OS specific support page. I've also used the Intel Driver Update Utility to be sure that everything is current on that front also.

Delving into my BIOS & my MB manual before proceeding in the most recent round of Memtest86+ v4.20 testing over the past two days raised a few questions and things I'm not exactly sure about which I'll address momentarily. Having previously completed (back in January) both a full 16GB config test AND also literally every conceivable "stick by stick" & "slot by slot" & 'extended tests' testing possibility with no errors, I opted this time to only run the Memtest86+ in my full 16GB configuration since I seriously doubted to encounter any error detection anyway. Here are results of Memtest 86+ over the past 2 days for my Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4 GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B:

1st Test Results: No Errors after 8 passes taking nearly 18 hours
SETTINGS: **668 MHz (DDR3-1337)** CAS 9-9-9-24

2nd Test Results: No Errors after 8 passes taking 17 1/2 hours
SETTINGS: **802 MHz (DDR3-1605)** CAS 9-9-9-24

Here's where my questions and uncertainties arise and why I ran the Memtest86+ in the two different settings mentioned above to be sure I wasn't missing something. unfortunately, I'm not very sure if the following is relevant or helpful but it is defintiely unclear to me. I've read the MB manual and noted the default settings. I'm not necessarily any clearer on things however. I was trying to determine a few things so that I could expedite the troubleshooting. I was trying to figure out the following 2 things:

1. Although I know the processor is capable of over-clocking via the MB, I haven't learned enough about to to be comfortable with doing so. I'm trying to ensure that I'm NOT overclocking and I'm finding that not so easy to determine precisely via the MB manual or BIOS.

2. The "Ai Tweaker" menu found in the Advanced Menu of my BIOS is slightly confusing to me in regard to the "Ai Overclock Tuner". Yes, I'm trying NOT to overclock but I don't see anywhere to specifically keep it from overclocking per se. Having noticed some differences that in DRAM speed while trying to figure out the Advanced Settings in BIOS, I decided to Memtest BOTH speeds that showed up most often when trying to figure out what the heck I actually had or should be using. I kept seeing 1337 or 1336 and 1600 and even 1648. This became more confusing to me.

In summary, I don't really know if I am over-clocking. I'm not trying to and don't want to...especially for the purposes of this debugging...therefore due to my uncertainty I've set my "Ai Overclock Tuner" to "X.M.P." so that the seemingly appropriate 1600 actually shows up when I re-enter and view the details in my bios. Having said that does that mean that I'm not overclocking and begs this question. Why is it that when I otherwise tinker in that menu of my advanced bios do I end up with 1337 which is below the RAM's 1600 rating? Which should I even use. In summary, I don't know if I'm over-clocking so I tested 2 different RAM settings for the Memtest86+. Being that I get still get no errors on Memtest after all this, is any of this even a problem, a red herring or maybe something I still need to get to a proper setting or baseline for proceeding any further with troubleshooting and debugging?

I'm not sure what's the most logical progression from here. I'm wanting to focus my effort on whatever is relevant and next. I've attached the required files. I'd be grateful for any and all who can make clear my path for working to debug and troubleshoot my 6 month ongoing BSOD problem, specifically in this latest incarnation. If you made it this far, many thanks as I really appreciate your time.

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Preferred Solution: multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still 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.)

A: multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still BSODs

Been reading around and I'll try this out in the meantime: "While waiting for a reply, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings"

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Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of blue screens on my newish laptop, got it in September and I sometimes get a good few per day.
I've got Windows 7 64-bit and it came installed when I bought the laptop.
I've attached the relevant things, and I'd be very grateful if someone could take a look and see if they can tell what's up!

Thanks in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs in the last couple of months

  
Quote: Originally Posted by joeevans1993


Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of blue screens on my newish laptop, got it in September and I sometimes get a good few per day.
I've got Windows 7 64-bit and it came installed when I bought the laptop.
I've attached the relevant things, and I'd be very grateful if someone could take a look and see if they can tell what's up!

Thanks in advance.



The 5 most recent are caused by memory corruption (probably a driver-My bet is avg)

I notice your AVG which is often at least a contributing cause of BSOD'S . Please remove and replace your AVG with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!
1-Memtest.





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*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 sl... Read more

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Hi there!

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

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

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

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

Hi Salrion,

Welcome to the 8forums.

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



Diagnostic Test

RAM TEST

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


   Note


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



Diagnostics Test

HDD TEST

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


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

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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The BSOD's happen while I'm browsing the internet or playing games. I've seen IRQL Less then or equal to and one which referenced Direct X in the last 3 days. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

The fresh install was prompted by a video card overheating (running at 84C in a freshly turned on computer) and having to replace Mobo, CPU, RAM, and video card - as it had burned out the pci-e port on the old mobo

A:Multiple BSODs for last 3 months since fresh install

Someone who can diagnose DMP files will be along shortly.

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Good day,

I have been away on vacation for 2 months and after I've come back, my pc went to hell :D

These are the problems im facing :

The PC BSODs after putting pressure on it. Mainly - games.

Firstly ALL of them simply crash, browser ones - shockwave has crashed.
Minecraft - java crashed.
Guild Wars 2 - crash, etc etc.

Now if I put even more pressure than just try playing them, for example run a minecraft server AND play in it - I BSOD.

Now a day back it was alot worse - I would BSOD minutes after startup without doing a thing! So I took measure :

1. Updated all my drivers.
2. Ran a virus scan (clean)
3. Ran a Malware scan (1 malware file)
4. Used Registry Mechanic to its full power.

All of these seem to have helped to getting me able to use the pc just fine if I dont game.

Now what I suspect is a RAM failure. I ran a Memtest and it came out with 29 errors after one run.

I'm new to the forums and also am using Windows XP SP3 so I dont know what error info and how to give you :( If you specify and instruct -ill get you the logs.

Computer :
Inter(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
E4600 @2.40GHz
2.40 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM
Physical Adress Extension.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 video card (only half a year old)
The computer itself is a dazzling 5 years old, had my last OS reinstall half a year back too.

Also - its not the heating, I've cleaned all the dust and checked the temperature for quite a while - its stable all the time, even under stress.

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Hello my name is Josh I have followed your instructions on the BSOD posting instructions and will attach the logs for review.

The computer is sporadic sometimes it will bsod almost immediately launching almost any game wow,steam games,ect even sometimes just launching the web. Other times it will run for hours without bsod then suddenly crash. I've seen it get to the desktop and bsod 5-6 times in a row. Very random from what I can tell its not linked to a specific application.

Any help is greatly appreciated at this point i'm thinking its probly a hardware failure of some sort. Pinning it down would be helpful.

Thank You.

A:Multiple BSODs over the last few months system service exception or me

STOP 0x0000003B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (go to top of page)

Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory

BSOD Index


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

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880010be039, fffff88003395990, 0}

Probably caused by : fltmgr.sys ( fltmgr!GetContextFromStreamList+99 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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3: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff880010be039, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88003395990, Address of the cont... Read more

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I set this computer up for a friend and the BSODs seem to be never ending -- at least a few per day and every morning I get the error message that windows shut down incorrectly (something like that). I think it's hardware related because I get the BSODs before I've loaded a bunch of software and I was getting them during one of my Windows installs.

Here are the steps I've taken to try to solve it:
- Tried installing Win7 from DVD image and from a thumb drive (downloaded an ISO)
- Tried RAID 1 and non-RAID (on each hard drive separately, with different SATA cables)
- Sent the whole system back to Shuttle. They claimed they would check all components. They loaded Win7 and claimed they didn't have any problems, but I started getting BSODs again in 1 or 2 days.
- Ran Windows memory check
- Updated drivers, Windows update, BIOS, etc...

I've followed the forum instructions and attached the zip file from the DM Log Creator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs/day Shuttle SH87R6 (fresh Win7 installs)

The driver causing this BSOD is the wireless driver. Update it or uninstall it and you'll be good to go!

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

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

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Howdy all! I was here in the past a while ago with getting semi-frequent BSODs on boot after the splash and login screen. The issue I found was a loose power connector. I snugged it in place, and then my system is fine for many months (maybe four or five). Now this morning, I had quite a few BSODs after the splash screen and logging onto my computer. I was finally able to get a successful boot after many attempts. I checked power connections, tried to make the connections secure, yet still got BSODs. Dump is attached. You guys are awesome. Thanks!
***STOP: 0x000000F4

A:Months of system being fine, sudden multiple BSODs this morning

EDIT: Here is the stop code:

***STOP: 0x000000F4

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5 months of Multiple BSODs on a brand new computer - driver or hardware error? Mini dump analysis help please.

Hi, I?m looking for anyone who can analyse mini dumps and help me determine the source of my problems.

The system has been giving me hell from the start. The problem often manifests in different driver and memory errors - To my level of understanding the errors seem to be fairly unrelated. When it runs well it?s awesome and it really performs. When it starts messing up, that?s it, it might BSOD on every start up 5times in a row and then start working for no apparent reason.

I ruled out: faulty PSU and faulty RAM, and system always runs cool, (the hottest component being the fanless graphics card).

I have also run extensive tests on system hard drive:
Seatools returned no errors after firmware upgrade and 2 long tests. However DiskCheckup keeps changing its mind out predicted TEC date: it jumps from Jan 2010 too Aug 2011 either of which is unacceptable and well within manufacture warranty

Reinstalled windows countless times with different installation CDs

So that leaves MOBO, CPU, GPU or maybe some software of driver issue.

I feel that it must be hardware related but I can?t work out what it is, on top of that the faults are often intermittent making trial and error testing unreliable. I have collected many minidumps now, but I can?t work out if they are related or not ? has my comp dozens of problems or just a couple with v... Read more

A:5 months of Multiple BSODs on a brand new computer - driver or hardware error?

Here are some of the older dmp analyses:
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System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current:
Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2

Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.

Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a ?Disk read error? before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.

Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a di... Read more

A:System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs

Hello thereisnoart,

you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk

the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again

this is the same as for some virus's

follow the link

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site

this will zero out the drives and make them like new

then reinstall

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First off, thanks for being there
Iv'e been suffering from bsod since shortly after build, done lots of re instals, different discs,every,test Ican find no change memtest (ok) memtest 86 older version (ok).
When I run Mem86_4 ALL of the sticks fail at test 7 (block movement ?) in every
configuration, 4,2x2, single, tried them all.
She does run in safemode with networking,but bsod on normal start.
I'm using my laptop for this.
I think I really need help here

A:BSODs for months! Help please?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nongeek


First off, thanks for being there
Iv'e been suffering from bsod since shortly after build, done lots of re instals, different discs,every,test Ican find no change memtest (ok) memtest 86 older version (ok).
When I run Mem86_4 ALL of the sticks fail at test 7 (block movement ?) in every
configuration, 4,2x2, single, tried them all.
She does run in safemode with networking,but bsod on normal start.
I'm using my laptop for this.
I think I really need help here


Seems you've got back sticks of RAM, just buy new RAM and it'll be fine
Test each stick separately to identify the defective one(s)

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Hi all,

Never tried using a forum before so please excuse me if I do something wrong.
I'm desperate.
I built this PC with a little help from a computer savant. He helped me chose the pieces and I put it together. It's about 15 months old. Recently it fried the main SSD from which the OS booted (after 11 months of use). It was of course my fault for filling the SSD more than 80% (I have no computer certifications, I go by instinct most of the time and then learn the hard way) ... so it wouldn't surprise me if I have something to do with the computer failing so much now.
I've also had the feeling that my system has never really ran at full potential.
I think my BIOS settings need seen to as well. It's all on "default", when I think they can be tuned according to the components... but I don't know how to do that

Anyway, I'll do my best to answer and follow the guide you provide;

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Nothing, I built the tower from scratch
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? No, pirated version of Windows Ultimate 7
? Age of system (hardware) 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Twice, because fried the SSD in January-ish this year

? CPU AMD Phenom II X4 980 Quad-Core Black Edition 3.70 GHz
? Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
? MotherBoard Asus M5A88-M EVO AM3+
? Power Supply - brand &... Read more

A:50 or so BSODs in the last 2 months

Welcome to TSF!
Quote:




? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? No, pirated version of Windows Ultimate 7




We're not allowed to help with illegal software here as per the TSF Rules:
Quote:




You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::

software pirating




When you have a legit version of Windows installed, please return and start a new Thread if you still have problems.

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I have had bsods for months and finally changed hds and did full new install. After 6 weeks they started again. Attached is a minidump file if someone could pls give me some guidance I would appreciate it.
 

A:BSODs for Months

problem

I attempted to look at the minidumps you posted. However, when I try to extract them it says no files to extract. Please post the minidumps on a reply not in zipped folders and we will be more than happy to look them over for you.
 

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Attachment 209974Attachment 209974Attachment 209974Hi, I have had 4 different BSODs in the last two months:
1st BAD_POOL_HEADER - occurred hours after installation of Wireless card
2nd REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
3rd IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - occurred hours after Windows update
4th NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM

OS Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 fully updated
CPU DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, 3166 MHz (9.5 x 333)
Motherboard Asus P5K
Memory 8 GB
Graphics Card GeForce 8500 GT
have 3 HD, OS is on SAMSUNG SSD 830

edit: uninstalled TP-Link TL-WN951N wireless card

Attached BSOD Dump & System File Collection & System Health Report as requested.

thanks for your help!

A:4 different BSODs in two months

Problem Devices:
Code:
Unknown Device USB\VID_0000&PID_0000\5&BE1018E&0&1 43
First thing to do is determine which device the above is pointing to. Do you have your chipset drivers installed?


Security Software: ??? I recommend either of these two setups:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Good and Free system security combination.
Download and install the security setup of your choice, update the software, and then run a full scan of your system for viruses and malware. If you only install MSE, I would also suggest installing and updating Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download, but do not start the free trial/full version of Malwarebytes. Run a full scan with Malwarebytes after updating it. Post back the results.


Which ASUS P5K motherboard do you have installed? Please fill in your system specs more accurately by using System Info - See Your System Specs as a guide. Fill the specs in on your profile, not in a post in this thread.

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Do you know much about performing multiple windows 7 installation on one hard disk drive?

For example,

Let?s say I have a 300gb drive and I make 3 100gb partitions.

I now want to install win 7 on each of these partitions and have a boot menu to pick which one I use.

E.g. one for work, one for school and one for home.

I have been asked to do this for someone in my college and they will ONLY accept windows L

Thanks

Alan

A:Multiple installs of win 7 on multiple partitions of the same drive

Do you have an issue or are you trying to figure out how to do this?

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Hi-am having trouble with multiple BSODS involving ntfs.sys and https.sys. Happens frustratingly randomly.
Toshiba Satellite L300D running Win 7 Ultimate.

Any help Appreciated. Archive attached.

Cheers,

P

A:Repeated BSODS over the last 3 months!

You definitely need to reduce the items you got on start-up.

Perform a Clean boot:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows:How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it.

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

Read complete instructions on the tutorial: Disk Check

Other Tests:

 




Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using Crystal Disk Info.
Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website.
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Back in May I went through quite a few rounds of troubleshooting here for BSOD's that had been occurring. (Search for my previous threads to see that.) I ran memtest for 8 hours and had no errors, updated a bunch of drivers, etc. Since then I have had almost no issues... until a couple of days ago. Now it seems suddenly I am getting BSOD's very frequently - sometimes multiple times a day. There is no obvious pattern as to what triggers them. Sometimes I am using Eclipse (Java IDE). Sometimes I am reading email on Outlook. Etc. I have attached the zip file with all the dumps from the very latest BSOD. I can attach others if needed. Perhaps someone here will see an issue that I can fix. Thanks!

A:BSODs recurring after a few months with few or none

First off, the G750 series has had some issues with video card problems (both with overheating and with failing cards). Stay aware of this while you're troubleshooting.

This device needs to have drivers installed:





Not Available PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_119D1043&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B0 The drivers for this device are not installed.



This is most likely the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface Driver. Please download and install the latest, Win8.1 compatible version available from the Asus website.

Out of 6 memory dumps there were 5 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- dirt/dust/hair/fur/crud inside the case. Blow out the case/vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum as they can cause damage to the system)
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostic... Read more

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Hey everyone, i've been having the same BSOD ever since I got my new computer in November last year.

After repeatedly getting the 'A clock interval was not recieved on a secondary processor' BSOD a million times, I decided to send my processor back to ebuyer who said it was faulty and sent me a new one. I've also reinstalled windows completely as well as take out all parts to clean them.

Unfortunately this still hasnt solved my problem out like i'd hoped. The bluescreens are less frequent but still a nuisance when I'm trying to do my university work. It also crashes randomly sometimes without a bluescreen error.

I found a post here and read about running my minidump files through Microsoft's debugger but the setup just failed so I find myself begging for someone to take a look at my minidump files and potentially find me an answer to this frustrating problem.

The crashes typically occur when doing very small tasks like clicking a button in 3DS max, links on firefox. It seems to happen when it's loading something within an application its more likely to crash. People i've spoke to about it think it could be the motherboard but i've updated the bios. I'll also include my system hardware in this post:

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
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A:Three months of BSODs, no answers

What is the make and model of your hard drives? Are you over-clocking? The minidumps are extremely vague, ntoskrnl.exe with no BUG Check Screen. Have you checked the hard drive for errors?
 

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Hi,

I've been having a lot of BSODs on my new custom built computer at random times. After the last BSOD, my network card doesn't seem to be working anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Random BSODs for a few months

Run a virus scan with your Anti Virus and then download and run Malwarebytes anti malware.

Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software



   Warning

Make sure you don't enable the free trial


Can you also run these tests.

Stress test your graphics card with Furmark

I recommend running it for around 30 minutes



   Warning

Furmark will increase the temperature of your GPU rapidly so keep and eye on your temperatures

Memtest86 will test your RAM



   Information

Run Memtest86 for at least 8 passes so we get enough information to confirm that your RAM isn't failing

Run a Disk Check to scan for errors



   Note

Afterwards go into an Elevated Command Prompt (Run as administrator) and type in sfc /scannow
If it finds errors reboot and run the scan two more times

Run SeaTools to see if your HDD or SSD is failing


Code:
BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff880072f1868, fffff880072f10c0, fffff80002e92cc4}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsAcquireFcbWithPaging+13a )

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff9600008d1a8, fffff880026f9ed0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware ( win32k!GreCombineRgn+18 )
If all comes back clean then run driver verifier.
Only if everything comes back with no errors.

Enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier -Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.... Read more

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Sorry for all the text and thanks for reading in advance.

BSODs are random, it can be just browsing chrome or in the middle of a game. I've attached my most recent dumps. Strange things that my computer does that are worth noting is random extensions crash on chrome, and sometimes chrome just closes at a random time and won't open back up until I restart my computer. Some games(overwatch is the most consistent in crashing but it's still random) randomly crash so I thought it might have been my video card, but I run Unigine perfectly fine with alright temperatures in the max settings. Also when chrome crashes sometimes when I go to restart my computer that's when I'll get a bluescreen. Just before I started writing this my chrome closed so I had to restart and got the damn BSOD. Sometimes I will go to restart or shutdown and it just gets stuck on shutting down.

It's like sometimes I am certain that is has to be a driver, other times I am not sure at all, and then something else a little different will happen and then I'm certain it's hardware. I can't pin it down at all.

I'm on my 3rd set of ram, chkdsk and memtest both come back with zero problems. I want to list everything I've done but to be honest over the course of half a year, I can't even remember half of the things.

Reinstalled Windows 10+ times, used DDU in safe mode (cant load safe mode anymore) to remove AMD drivers and reinstalled the latest, around 10-15 times. Bought a new and more powerful... Read more

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Alright guys,

Hope you all can help me sort this out since it's driving me crazy. Back in December of 2011, I overhauled my gaming rig with a new power supply (750W Silverstone Strider Gold), a new CPU (Core 2 Quad Extreme 9650), a new video card (EVGA GTX570 Superclocked), a new audio card (Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty), an additional 2 x 2gb of G.SKILL DDR2 800 Pi RAM for a total of 8gb, and a new Corsair case (not that this should matter). The additional ram was matched with an older 2 x 2gb set of G.SKILL Pi RAM. According to the manufacturer, the only thing that was changed between the two sets was the heat spreader. Additionally, I'm running Vista Ultimate x64.

My machine hummed along awesomely for about 5 months. Then back in May of this year, I started getting random crashes in World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3. At first, I would just crash to the desktop, but then this devolved into total BSOD system crashes. The stop messages include the following: CACHE_MANAGER, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE, POOL_CORRUPTION_IN_FILE_AREA, INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.

-So far I've done an SFC /SCANNOW, which comes back with the corruption of a couple files every time I run it. The corrupted file is inetres.admx and inetres.adml
-I've run Memtest+ 4.20 on all four sticks of RAM, which at first yielded zero errors. However, I recently tried this again on all four sticks for 3 pas... Read more

A:Random BSODs for the last 4 months

Welcome
First we do not have any current dump reports, the most current is several months old, I do not know what happened to the most current dmp reports.
That being said, if I do not read any of your narrative, my first thought would be that this is a hardware problem. There is an ocassional reference to memory. That is all that your reports indicate.
Now based upon that information and the fact that using 4 sticks you had 1000 errors, I would conclude that this is a memory problem. In fact one failed memtest indicates memory problem and the sticks shold be changed.
My inclination is that your specific problem is that the 4 sticks do not play nicely together, which is often the case when you mix and match and do not buy all the sticks at once. The only thing that I can suggest from your post and the test results is that you test the machine using different ram.
This does not seem to be a problem that will be solved by reinstalling, Vista or any other OS.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. I am currently on the third clean install of Vista. I only recently did the last one after my system stopped booting completely. Only a couple weeks later, I started to have BSOD crashes.
Below is the error details from the most recent crash:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FCA00008
BCP2: 00000001
BCP3: 81A91D30
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini041009-01.dmp
C:\Users\Alix\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-19843-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Alix\AppData\Local\Temp\WER72CE.tmp.version.txt
I downloaded windows debugger tools and debugged the crash dump file, but it doesn't really mean much to me other than it says that the win32k.sys file is corrupt. I've posted the full debug details below.
Is there some way to find out what program or driver is causing these crashes even after brand new installs?
Is there a way to repair my currently corrupt win32k.sys file without doing a fresh install?
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini041009-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a s... Read more

A:Continuous BSODs after clean installs

You did not configure the symbol cache folder properly, or set the path correctly.

Reading BSOD crash files

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- Windows 7 Home Premium x64
- just changed from XP x64, fresh install
- full retail version

- What is the age of system (hardware)?
I built the system, about 2 years ago
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
OS was purchased about 5 months ago

Fresh install of win 7, had alot of blue screen crashes right after the install while trying to get ALL windows 7 updates. Ended up having to do 1 update at a time. Had kaspersky installed, but I suspected it as the problem so it has been removed, but still BSODs all the time. This is my most consistent error.

0x0000001E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0XFFFFF80002AF82A3, 0X0000000000000000, 0XFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF)

Thanks for any help!

A:Frequent BSODs mostly while DLing/Installs

STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS





Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_BSOD_win7report[1].zip\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\090410-30841-01.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 (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02811000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a4ee50
Debug session time: Sun Sep 5 01:15:11.123 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:28:23.183
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
.................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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I've been getting seemingly random BSODs on my Win8.1 box for months now. There are several different errors that show up, and most of them seem to point to the drivers. I have no idea which driver could be causing the issue though, as I've reinstalled the majority of them.

A few I can remember:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NON_EXECUTE_MEMORY
TIMER_OR_DPC_INVALID

Bluescreenview points at ntoskrnl.exe for nearly every one of them, though some have others thrown in as well such as usbehci.sys, dgxkrnl.sys, and ndis.sys

I'm at a loss of what to do at this point. Some days I only get one BSOD, other days I get 5+. It's really starting to be an issue.

A:BSODs over the past few months. Many different reasons

MSINFO32 report is missing. Please do this:





MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "msinfo32 /nfo %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.



Out of 11 memory dumps there were 5 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems
- low-level d... Read more

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It was kind of a curve ball, and a little unsettling, because I thought I had solved the problem. I think I've narrowed it down to my graphics card, since a lot of the recent BSODs point to it, but I'm not sure if it's because the drivers are bad, or if the card itself is bad (it's an Nvidia, and I thought that those cards are able to withstand gaming for several years, so I'm a little disheartened if it's a bad card).

Specs:
OS: Windows 7
x64
The original installed OS was Windows 7, I think (this is a used laptop)
My OS is a full retail version
Hardware around 4 years old
The OS was re-installed 6-8 months ago.

CPU: Intel Core i7 Q720 @ 1.6 GHz
Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M
Motherboard: I'm not sure, but I assume it's the original Asus version?
Power supply: Asus N193 85V
System Manufacturer: Asus
Model Number: G60JX
I'm hoping that this is maybe a driver problem, and not something serious like a defective card or maybe faulty RAM.

Thank you for reading this!

A:After a few months of no BSODs, it suddenly came back

Hello NocturnalSleep,

Various differemt bugchecks but they're all pointing to your GPU drivers of DirectX one way or another. I'd recommend uninstalling and reinstalling your nVidia video drivers and reinstalling the latest version. If you're already on the latest version, I'd recommend uninstalling and installing a previous version to the latest to be sure it's not a simple driver issue.

Driver(s) in need of update:


Quote:




ASMMAP64.sys - Sun Feb 04 14:52:56 2007 (LENOVO ATK Hotkey ATK0101 ACPI UTILITY). Update if available here.

vuhub.sys - Fri Nov 16 10:31:13 2007 (Eltima Software USB to Ethernet Connector Driver). Update if available here.




Regards,

Patrick

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Hello all,
 
I have been struggling with BSODs for months and months and I am about to start selling my computer as scrap, I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I have run memtest and other similar stress tests a million times, nothing seems to be wrong.
I have installed and re-installed windows like 4 times. I have tested different ram. I have tried with on-board graphics and with a graphics card. 
If anyone could please take a look and give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.
Minidumps are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/idha1fdefcc8cv8/QeO4Lr-TXW
 
Blue screen viewer gives me the following:

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Dump File         : 062213-6770-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 22/06/2013 14:01:25
Bug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code    : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1       : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2       : fffff800`02ce2d97
Parameter 3       : fffff880`02972e00
Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75c00
File Description  : NT Kernel & System
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company           : Microsoft Corporation
File Version      : 6.1.7601.18113 (win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
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A:I've been struggling with BSODs for months...I'm about to give up

You stated you had run many tests does that include ChkDsk and SFC?
 
By chance is your security software McAfee? This program has been known to contribute to BSOD.

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OS - Windows 7
x64 bit
Original OS installed was Windows 7
"Bought" it
Hardware is over 1 year old, bought it around January 2011
Age of OS installation is about 1 month

CPU - Intel i5 2500K
Video Card - NVIDIA 570 GTX
Motherboard - ASUS P8P67
Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Corsair and 650W

I included a couple extra minidumps I had sitting in my minidump folder. The one on 5/3/2012 at 11:18 PM is the BSOD I got with Driver Verifier.

A little history, I've never had problems with my computer for over a year now. It's only been recently, as in 3 to 4 months ago, that I've started to get blue screens. At first it wasn't a big problem, then I started to get them more frequently after another month. I thought it was my RAM, so I purchased new RAM, Corsair Vengeance 8GB. I stopped blue screening for a while, then the intensity and frequency of the blue screens went through the roof, literally skyrocketed. I couldn't go a day without getting at LEAST 3 to 4 blue screens. I changed my RAM back to the pair I was using before, and I don't blue screen not nearly as much as I did.

Before I did that though, I formatted my harddrive and re-installed my OS. hoping that would solve any problems. It didn't, I'm still blue screening at least once a day. I've ran memtest on both my sets of ram. Corsair Vengeance failed miserably, while my Corsair XMS3 4GB passed. I'm not sure what to believe is causing my blue screens. I thought my motherboard might have became faulty, but ... Read more

A:Memory related (?) BSODs for months

One VERIFIER_ENABLED crash minidump (050312-12386-01.dmp) has flagged a driver as the likely cause of the crash.(The remainder of the minidumps are not overly useful.)


Quote:




Probably caused by : uxpatch.sys

uxpatch.sys Mon Jul 13 15:09:18 2009




uxpatch.sys ... "Some sort of Theme package from the Within Network" ???Reference: Driver Reference Table
Do you have any idea where that may have come from or what it may be related to? If so, un-install it.Then run Driver Verifier again to see what the result is.
If the system crashes again, zip up the new minidump(s) and attach to your reply.

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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:
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Loading Dump File [C:\CactusIsland\JSphere_TSF\Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2\050312-26863-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17790.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505
Debug session time: Fri May 4 05:48:12.727 2012 (UTC + 10:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 10:47:35.586
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+13c82 )
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_41201
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: dota.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_41201_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+13c82
Bugcheck code 0000001A
Arguments 00000000`00041201 fffff680`003e8ed8 9e900000`10eed867 fffffa80`03bfcec0
BiosVersion = 2303
BiosReleaseDate = 02/17/2012
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
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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 BSODs since I built my system nine months ago, and I'm at a complete loss as to what's wrong. Just recently I RMA'd my motherboard as a last-ditch attempt at a fix because I couldn't find anything wrong. Every blue screen is an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error. My device drivers are all up to date. My BIOS is up to date. I've run about 20 memtests and all come back clean. I've run diagnostics on my hard drives and all come back clean.

I got my motherboard back from the manufacturer in the beginning of December. My first blue screen after that was yesterday, after I used Registry Booster to clean my registry. I restored the files since I'd hoped that I'd removed something accidentally. I just received a second one about a half hour ago. I reset, and the system hung when Windows was trying to load. I reset again, got the message that Windows didn't start normally and the system hung at the 27 second countdown to choose how to load Windows. I did a hard shut down, booted, and it appeared to boot normally.

I did have a backup motherboard I used while my current one was being repaired, and during that time I had three Kernel error blue screens. After the third, the system did an automatic Disk Check on reboot and I didn't have one after that. Granted, I was only using that motherboard for about a month.

It may be worth mentioning that the line in/line out for my headphones hasn't worked properly since my c... Read more

A:Solved: Nine months of BSODs - no apparent cause

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Hello all. I've been getting blue screen crashes for months (a check in my event viewer shows they started around January). Only recently did I decide enough was enough and to start looking into them.

Primarily, they manifest as STOP 0x109 errors, but there have also been a couple 0x1e errors and a few others show up once. I tried to enable driver verifier, as my research led me to believe that this was a driver error modifying the windows kernel. However, every time I tried to enable it and reboot, I would get a 0xc9 error. I found the erroneous driver that was causing this issue and deleted it, but upon digging back into the original repeated 0x109 errors I kept coming across the following in WinDbg:

"BugCheck 109, {a3a039d8a54ad540, 0, b266a988baa6cd90, 101}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt+76e80 )"

A quick google search yielded that this is the NT Kernel Multiprocessor, and that this showing up is something of a red herring - that is to say, it's an inconclusive cause for the issue. So, I'm hoping someone can help me out and point me in the right direction to determine what hardware is causing this issue (as I am now fairly certain it's a hardware issue, since it's not a specific driver being returned).

Thanks in advance, and please let me know if there is any information I neglected.

A:BSODs for months, finally trying to fix. Mostly BCCode 109+some others

OK, i have a feeling that we are definitely dealing with hardware here, first run memtest86+ as per this tutorial:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Ever since I built this PC I've had BSODs every so often. I've not been able to trace them to any particular source, but lately they seem to be getting a lot more frequent and I am getting fed up, so I figured I would try asking here.

I've used the SF Diagnostic Tool to gather the requested information and attach it to this thread.

The most recent one seems to suggest a problem with the CPU. It's been suggested to me that my CPU might need a microcode update - I installed SiSoft Sandra Lite which is able to check the CPU microcode level and indeed it does suggest it isn't on the latest version, but as far as I can tell there is no procedure for manually updating microcode, you just have to wait and hope it comes down through Windows Update or something.

Can anyone help?

A:Intermittent BSODs over the past few months

Welcome to SF Dan .

The dump files are not showing a definitive cause but most of them are 0x1A, so the best course
of action in these type of situations is detailed in the quote below.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arc


Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arc


First run it with all the existing/installed RAM modules. If it comes with no error, all is good.

But if it starts showing errors, Stop testing. Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:
testSlot1Slot2RAM1ErrorErrorRAM2GoodGood It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : nt... Read more

A:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance


Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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I really tried to be patient, but man.
It started out as a BSOD every few days or so, but now it's getting more and more frequent.

There's all kinds of BSODs, Kernel data inpage error, page default error, and so on. I've lost count on how many kinds I've went through. I even sent it in for warranty repair once, and it doesn't do anything at all. The trip to the nearest Acer Support Center will take me half a day, and I really just can't take it.

I'm at a loss. I leave it to you guys.

Oh, and the model of the laptop is Acer V3 571G 736B4G1T.
When I ran BlueScreenView, it seems that ndis.sys and ntoskrnl.sys show some sources of error.

A:Random BSODs been happening every 2-3 days or so, for 6 months.

You need to grab all the files: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi guys, my computer has been having blue screens for a while now. I don't remember exactly when it started, but I've been trying to fix it for about a month now. I cannot figure out what is causing it or how to go about fixing it. Everything I have done so far does not seemed to have helped at all.

The blue screens happen seemingly randomly. They happen every few hours, sometimes they can happen only minutes after restarting. I could be playing a game, idling at my desktop, or watching a video. I have gotten many different error messages from them as well.

I have done a fresh install of windows on my hard drive, and my ssd. I tested my ram for 8 cycles with no errors back. I swapped my video card with an older one, and I still got the same random blue screens after all of it.

Here are two previous forum posts outlining some of the things I have tried:
BSOD at random times. System_Service_Exception and atikmdag.sys. - Windows 7 Help Forums
Random BSODS Multiple times per day. - Windows 7 Help Forums

I've attached a sysnative file dump that contains my most recent minidumps, and in those forums I have posted other dmCollections that contain past dump files. I've also attached an image of a temperature monitor, I don't know much about it but the temps seem to be pretty high.

Any help of direction is greatly appreciated, as I've become very discouraged about this whole thing. I just want to be able to use my computer without the constant worry of restarts all th... Read more

A:BSODS for months, desperate to find cause and solution.

I just got a blue screen that said CACHE_MANAGER was the error. It didn't provide a minidump, but I think it's the first time I've seen this message.

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I bought a Novatech PC in December last year and after a month began getting BSODs firstly when playing Assassins Creed 3 and then with other new games such as Bioshock Infinite and Battlefield 3. There didn't seem to be any trigger within the games, just a random crash at random times - anything from 30 mins to several hours after starting to play. The only pattern was the games it crashed in and that, after the initial crash and restart, the PC would bluescreen very soon after loading up the game again.

The errors have included:
0x1A
0xD1
0x50 (most often)
0xA
0xBE
0x3B
0xF4
0x24

I've run disc checks, memory tests, GPU stress tests and all have come back negative. The only possible lead was running a CPU test in OCCT (Home) which causes a BSOD pretty quickly every time.

As the PC is still under warranty I also contacted Novatech who suggested I try removing the Creative X-Fi card and front panel as I added them from my old PC. This seemed to help reduce the number of BSODs but they did still occur, particularly in BF3. I've left the card in recently as it's the only way I can use my 5.1 speakers and the BSODs have been much worse - even occurring in Minecraft a couple of times and when I left War Thunder on idle on its menu for an hour or so.

I've attached my SF Diagnostic output below.

Any help would be great. Thanks!

A:Various BSODs playing recent games for 7-8 months

Start with the following:

Quick CPU stability test:
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Thorough RAM test:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi,
i had a few months without BDOS. But now they are back. I had some in January (about 4 the whole month). But today i had 4-5. I even had a pink one, which i have never seen before. I had one while booting and the last one was a few minutes ago. I recognized, that the Bluescreen was in bad resolution like only VGA mode or something. I need your help again
Its also mentionable that i cant udate my nvidea driver using the nvidea center. So i reinstalled the driver manually last month or so. But its up to date....
Another lue perhaps: Some Bluescreens didnt create a minidump...

I realy have no idea and would be very thankful if someone could help me. Thanks alot!!!!

A:My BSODs were fixed by you guys a few months ago - Now they are back

It seems Gigabyte doesn't provide support for your motherboard, but there are some drivers that need updating like the nvidia audio and Gigabyte GBB36x Controller drivers.

Please update Driver Reference Table - t_mouse.sys

Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from Nvidia. Be sure the clean install box is checked and only install the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver.


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck D1, {ffffe008722163e0, 2, 1, fffff8006794405b}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidSchiCompleteFlipEntry+20b )
Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> lmvm nvlddmkmstart end module name
fffff800`67a80000 fffff800`6871c000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timesta... Read more

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Hello,

I've been getting an increasing number of BSODs recently. I haven't been able to spot any pattern in what triggers them, sometimes it can happen when I am afk with nothing of note running, sometimes when using something more demanding such as games. The error messages I get do not seem to be consistent. Sometimes it points to a driver or file such as ntfs.sys, or other. Sometimes a 'crucial thread' has stopped or it's just an unknown error.

I have run chkdsk and memory tests without finding a problem, but it still persists. I'd much appreciate some help in finding out what is behind it all. I've considered upgrading to Win 10 to see if that solves it, but I don't want to upgrade a broken system just to encounter more problems.

Thanks in advance,
Wightpants.

A:Seemingly random BSODs for the last few weeks/months

Remove ASUS software, it is known for causing bluescreens.



   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with DriverFinder and SlimDrivers, please remove them as it may cause trouble.


If you are using a program like Ccleaner please stop using it while troubleshooting.
This because programs like Ccleaner remove dump files that are needed to troubleshoot.
Or configure Ccleaner to not remove dump files:





   Note
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO TEST EVERY HARD DRIVE!



Diagnostics Test

 HDD TEST

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



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


Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

Run HDTune toscan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
check the health,
benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
Let me know what the results areof the error scan,
make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
post screenshots with the benchmark of thetransfer rate,
access time,
burst rate,
cpu usage.


Input/Output errors, meaning the data can't be read from the hard drive(s)

Code:
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpec... Read more

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Hello all. Since around the middle of October, I have suddenly been receiving BSODs, mostly DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, or IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I have collected the necessary files and will upload them, with one caveat - I cleaned out the dump files a week or so ago, so I only have a few. After trolling forums for a bit, I did a few self diagnostics such as updating drivers, and that seems to have reduced the frequency. I was getting them at least once a day, but after updating the Razer Synapse program by cleanly uninstalling and reinstalling, I was able to knock a lot of it out.

I updated to Windows 10 basically the day it was released, and have not really had any problems up until this point. I generally use this computer for gaming, but it does also serve as a home office PC as well. I am very careful as to what files I will allow on my PC, and I have run multiple virus scans/Windows Defender scans. The only thing that I have seen it pick up is a false positive on Oblivion.exe (game) due to modding the EXE to be LAA. Other than that it is clean.

I also ran SeaTools, and that came back clear. I have not run chkdsk yet, but will probably run that if necessary. The only new hardware that I can recall adding in the past few months would be the Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Adapter, back near the end of October/beginning of November.

Please let m know ou need any additional information.
NICK-PC-Sat_12_12_2015__91635_67.zip

A:Receiving frequent BSODs in the past few months

There are traces of bypasses on your system.
You are required to remove bypasses and related software before support may be given.
Forum rules





4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).

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Hey everybody,

This is my first post and I am trying out 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. I know its not very powerful, but it is running 7 nicely (when it does run..)

In any case, I am dual booting 7 and XP from this 1.6 atom, 1gb ram netbook. The install always goes smoothly and so do most programs. However, I will get BSODs regularly when the system is under load doing lots of tasks. The error messages seem to be different every time. I have gotten volsnap.sys, bad pool caller,and lots more. Superfetch will often crash as well. The screens flash by so quickly I can't always see the exact error messages.

These are appearing after clean installs of 7 with 2-3 programs installed. I have attached one of the minidumps if that would help, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

Reed

A:5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

I got this also.. I think it is an audio driver issue.. did you get music whtn this crashes?

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I realize the title of this thread is a little out there, I wasn't quite sure how to best describe what I've been dealing with but, yes, I have been dealing with this issue for multiple months at this point. Anyway, it occurred to me that being able to read dump files might give me some more insight into the problems I've been having. However, try as I might, I have found no resources on how to actually read and decipher these files for myself, just a lot of blog posts and videos about how to generate dump files or read the BSoD as it's actually happening, which is extremely unhelpful, as you might have experienced yourself. So, I decided to bite the bullet and actually make a post on the forums here.

I suspect that the issue is related to my GPU. It's one of the "founding members" of my rig, so to speak, so it's been chugging along for around four and a half years at this point, and I've had some issues over time, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was the problem. Plus, it probably ought to be replaced at this point anyway. But, just in case, I decided to triple check and make sure I wasn't buying something I didn't need. I'd hate to get a new GPU only to still have the same problems, or worse, end up having whatever is causing these problems now ruin my brand new tech.

I'm uploading two different files, I suspect that they are the same but I don't know that for sure. I noticed when I was creating these .zip folders that the DM Log Collector couldn't acces... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any advice.
The BDODs appear to be of multiple types.
Motherboard, RAM, wireless card and SSD were all replaced in early October and system completely reinstalled but BSODs continue. They are more likely to occur 1-2 min after waking from sleep, but recently also occurred when the system is just sitting.

System details below
Windows 7 professional SP1, x64
Version of OS: Windows(7), VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
See my profile for system details.

This is a laptop, Lenovo T440s

Darren

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First of all I must apologize about my limited English. I'll try to do my best to explain my situation because I really need help. I usually prefer to look for solutions by myself, because I think it's a good way to learn, but this time is different: after hours reading posts and more posts I can't get rid of BSODs and I'm going mad.

I decided it was time to buil a new system and use the old one as an HTPC, so I bought all the parts three weeks ago and started. I always build my custom PCs, so I never imagined that this was going to be my worst nightmare. All the parts were brand new.

I started with a different graphics card instead of the one below: it was a XFX HD5670 1024Mb Heatpipe, new too. I wanted to use the 1TB HDDs together in a RAID 1 for my pictures, music and documents, and the 500 GB one only for OS, programs, downloads...

The first thing I did was to upgrade the BIOS to the last version (F6) from the motherboard manufacturer's site. Then I entered BIOS setup and enabled RAID for the SATA3 0/1/2/3 connectors of the AMD SB850 controller (1TB HDDs were connected to ports 0 and 2, and the 500GB HDD to port 5. My 2 optical drives were connected to the Gigabyte SATA controller ports). After save and reboot, I entered the RAID BIOS Setup utility and built the array. A new reboot and I started installing Windows from the DVD (it is an original retail DVD).

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A:New custom build system. 60+ clean installs. Always random BSODs.

Hi and welcome,

Do the followings...
- Boot into Safe Mode with Networking
- Uninstall the Display Drivers including Catalyst Control Center
- Use Driver Sweeper to sweep the traces of the driver Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
- Install the latest version ATI Radeon
- Reboot into normal mode

Dean

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

BugCheck 3D, {fffff8800b779fd0, 0, 0, fffff8800568b69d}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+4a69d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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4: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (3d)
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff8800b779fd0
Arg2: 0000000000000000
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: fffff8800568b69d

Debugging Details:
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I’ve been plagued by chronic and unpredictable BSODs since day one of using my Toshiba Satellite P70-A. I’ve found and tried countless solutions; none have worked. Apologies for the length of the case history below, but I’d rather explain as much as I can to avoid confusion later.

The lappy came with Windows 8 when I first bought it online (mint condition). I immediately swapped for Windows 7, then ran SlimDrivers and Windows Update until no new updates were found. Laptop is kept on automatic updates.

For privacy/security reasons, the Windows 7 partition is encrypted with TrueCrypt. Plenty of others have done the same without issue, so I doubt that’s the problem.

Almost at once, the computer began to BSOD on occasion and has continued ever since, despite numerous updates since. The crashes occur at random, at least once every 24 hours of continued operation or so, though often sooner. The error codes listed vary and have included (from memory) “DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” and “MEMORY_MANAGEMENT”.

Use of Driver Verifier (enabling all checks on all drivers) results in near-instant BSODs during start-up (“A device attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. The faulty driver currently on the kernel stack must be replaced”, error code 0x000000c4). I had to disable Driver Verifier in Safe Mode to get it to stop crashing the system before it could finish loading.

Online research led me to ... Read more

A:Frequent & random BSODs for months on new laptop, various error codes

Welcome to SF .

No dump files are present in the folder, you can manually check the minidump folder.

Code:
C:\Windows\minidump
If dump files are present in that folder copy them to the Desktop, zip and upload in your next post.

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Hi there, everybody. I recently installed a new pair of WD Raptor X HDs, and am running them in a RAID 0 array. Since I am using them as my new and primary drive, I've set them as the boot drive. My old SAMSUNG drive is currently set as the system drive. I formatted it so that I could use it strictly for storage, but because it is recognized as the system drive (I even changed HD priority in my BIOS in an attempt to fix it) it must have an instance of XP installed on it or else my computer is unable to successfully boot (it will tenaciously try to boot from a CD instead).

Truthfully, I don't mind it so much, but I've heard tale that having multiple installs of XP on a system can lead to malfunctions and problems-- can anyone verify this for me? If such is false, I'll simply leave the XP install on the old drive and continue to use it as a storage device as normal, but otherwise, I would like to know if there is a way I can remap the system drive to my new RAID 0 array or not-- even though the XP install doesn't bug me, if it is possible to remove without the wacky startup errors, I'd still like to know how. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Multiple Installs of XP-- is it bad?

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