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Q: Inconsistent but frequent BSOD errors.

I wonder if someone might be able to help me with BSOD errors that I've been getting for the last 2 months. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of, and I'm having no luck figuring out what problem is.

The crashes are pretty random, constant, and the error codes (dump file attached), are inconsistent. Occasionally the comptuer will just freeze rather than BSOD, but that's not too frequent. I often get numerous crashes right when turning on the computer, but after 3-5 attempts, I can usually get it to fully boot, and stay on long enough to work on. But then it'll BSOD later.

The only thing I've noticed with the BlueScreenView results is that under the "caused by driver" category, I see ntoskrnl.exe more often than anything else. I've googled this, but haven't yet found any solution.

The Bug Check Strings are all over the place... nothing jumps out as being seen too often.

Sofar here is what I've tried.

Thoroughly scanned my computer for possible viruses or malaware - no issues found

Cleaned the dust out of my computer and fans - no improvement

Scanned my HD for bad sectors - no issues found

Installed all relevant windows updates - no improvement

Removed new USB 3.0 PCIe Expansion Card (this was the ony new hardware I added in the last

several months) - removing the card made no improvements

updated my video card driver - no improvement

updated my motherboard drivers - no improvement

ran memory tests - on the 2nd run it found 1 issue, but after that, I let it run the entire night, and it didn't find one more. Not sure if that 1 issue could be the problem, or just a fluke.

I went into MSConfig and disabled all services and startup programs that are not Microsoft. (though some McAfee services always seems to turn back on)

Ran Hot CPU tester, no issues found

Ran Windows Registry repair - many issues found, but there was no improvement when I fixed these issues.

I'm VERY close to wiping the system, but I'm not yet confident it'll help, and I don't want to hassle with that unless I need to.

I'm sure there are more things that I've done, but since this has been going on for over 2 months, I can't remember all of the steps I've taken.

I tried creating a System Health Report to add to this post, but I kept receiving time out errors, and after trying to fix that problem for a couple hours, I gave up.

System Specs

Self BUilt Desktop - built in January 2010, with mostly new components

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, 3210 Mhz, 4 Cores
ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 1280)
Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.
ATI High Definition Audio Device - built into motherboard
dual displays, dell 19 inch, and Asus 24 inch
resolution - 1280 x 1024 x 60 hertz

Hard Drives
C: Size 811.57 GB
Free Space 590.31 GB

F: Size 104.01 GB
Free Space 37.93 GB

G: Size 481.68 GB
Free Space 202.14 GB

If I've forgotten anything, or if I can provide any additional info, please let me know.

Preferred Solution: Inconsistent but frequent BSOD errors.

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: Inconsistent but frequent BSOD errors.

Anyone have ANY thoughts on how to approach fixing this?

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Since I finished building a desktop (the specifications of which you can find in my profile) in May this year, I've been experiencing BSODs. The first appeared approximately two weeks after building completed, and from thereon after I have encountered one or two a week with no single action seeming to cause one.

I reinstalled Windows 7 within the last week and the BSODs have become far more frequent. You can find several .dmp files in the attached zip file and they represent BSODs from August 5th to today (August 8th).

Using the BlueScreenView software, it looks like a USB problem. For example, one .dmp file lists the file 'EtronXHCI.sys' as being associated with the problem; another lists AsrAppCharger.sys (ASRock USB charing post-shutdown software/driver) and VBoxUSBMon.sys. Furthermore, a BSOD a few minutes ago seen Windows 7 boot with the attached 'USB3.PNG' window.

The only thing I can do that almost always brings about a BSOD is install an operating system to a VirtualBox machine. This happened at least three times while attempting to install Windows Server 2012 to one.

So far I have unplugged the case USB from the motherboard, uninstalled ASRock XFast USB software, and updated all drivers with DriverPack Solution. Of course, none of this has aided the problems as I continue to experience BSODs - one of which happened during my first attempt to post this message.

I should also add that I have tested memory using memtest86 (no errors) and that my video card was... Read more

A:A least six different and frequent BSOD errors

Hello Ruairidh and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

I'm honestly thinking this is a roolkit that has an infection by the looks of it. Fortunately Kaspersky has provided a utility to remove this, and in most cases, I'll find the infection and repair it.

How to remove malware belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS (aka Tidserv, TDSServ, Alureon)?

USB issues

Have you tried to make your way to Device Manager, expand all the USB related devices and then right click them one by one, and select Properties, Driver-tab, Uninstall Driver. Then Reboot.

Also make sure that Windows Update has no hidden updates, and is basically fully updated, including your device drivers such as the USB related ones.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

Summary of Dumps

MODULE_NAME: ataport
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_ataport!IdeDispatchChannelRequest+41
BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_ataport!IdeDispatchChannelRequest+41
MODULE_NAME: ataport
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_ataport!IdeDispatchChannelRequest+41
BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_ataport!IdeDispatchChannelRequest+41
MODULE_NAME: ataport
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_ataport!IdeDispatchChannelRequest+41
BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_atapo... Read more

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Problem 1
Shut down unexpectedly
1/20/2011 6:53 AM
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8BC12B72
BCP3: AD1E36D0
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: 0x8E_tdx!TdxCreateControlChannel+70
Server information: 468bedb8-c4ab-458b-800e-8fe956ea87a6

Problem 2
Shut down unexpectedly
1/5/2011 6:35 AM
Solution available
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 00100010
BCP3: CE42F714
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: 0x8E_bckd+885b
Server information: a05c4a0a-a5ac-410c-b914-4d1907b547dd

What is happening?Please help me.

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Hi there,

A couple of days ago my computer started freezing and becoming unresponsive, then coming up with application errors titled 'steamwebhelper.exe - Application Error' or 'chrome.exe - Application Error'. After this the screen either goes completely black and I have to turn it off from the power button (Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work), or I get BSOD, with a message saying 'A process or thread crucial to system operations has unexpectedly ended.' After this I go to turn the computer back on and it comes up with a message saying 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key'. I assume this is the computer trying to boot from the CDROM Drive, and I can get around it by pressing Backspace/F8 at startup and changing the boot priorities. I've ran a ChkDsk, a memory check and even done a system restore and it still continues, any help would be appreciated.

A:BSOD and Stop Errors Becoming More Frequent

Hi Stuart and welcome to Sevenforums!

Could you please reupload the zip file as it seems it is empty!

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I've run into quite a jam here. I got a blue screen error a couple days ago while playing League of Legends that I believe was titled IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL, though it could have been something else. Anyway, I rebooted, ran a full system scan using Avast! antivirus (with nothing found), ran a LOLclient fix, and also played some Dark Souls to see if it was an overheating problem. Dark Souls ran fine, so I don't believe it's overheating. I discovered my NVIDIA card driver was out of date, so I went ahead and updated that with no errors. I ran League again, and the problem persisted. At this point I'm afraid I either have some corrupted system files or a very sneaky virus. I've blue screened multiple times following the first incident with errors including "File possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum." and even "A disc read error ocurred" at startup.Sometimes I will blue screen before I even get to the login screen, and sometimes my monitor simply displays nothing, or just the mouse. I'd like to single out the problem before wiping my drive, and I don't have a system reboot disc. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Attached are the kernel files of one of the recent BSOD's, though I'm not sure which as I've blue screened a couple times after collecting the files.


A:BSOD in LoL, now very frequent. Multiple errors.

Hello Gmanfreak.

It is Avast antivirus that is contributing in your crashes.

fffff880`0ab28428 fffff880`0102af19Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSnx.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.SYS
fffff880`0ab28468 fffff880`0104a0de aswSnx+0x4a0de
fffff880`0ab28470 fffff880`01086fe0 aswSnx+0x86fe0
fffff880`0ab28498 fffff880`0104a2b1 aswSnx+0x4a2b1
Description here: Driver Reference Table - aswSnx.SYS

Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Let us know the results.

Also, in the next time, if the problem persists, 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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Hi, this is my first post.  You do a great job here from what I can see    I hope this is the correct forum for BSOD help and support.
My Toshiba Satellite is only two months old and I have been getting BSOD errors for ages.  My system spec is:
Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-15H (Laptop)
Processor AMD A6-5200 APU APU with Radeon HD Graphics 2.00 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00GB  (7.44  GB available)
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
I have updated drivers on numerous occasions, restored my laptop in recovery twice, have run Malwarebytes and have no virus.  I have also run your Tweaking Computers Repair (All in One) many times but am still getting BSOD's daily. 
I am unable to open or read the dump files as it will not let me open them - it says I do not have permission, but this my own personal laptop and I am the Administrator - nor can I zip them???  I have Bluescreen View downloaded and this shows the dump errors but does not give a full dump file.  I am going to try and attach a doc from Bluescreen for your information.

 Crash List.html   82.96KB
Please can you help me - many thanks.
Regards Lillie


I am not sure if this works but I think I have managed to upload my dump files using your tutorial and SF Diagnostic tool.
Thanks again.

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Dear All,

I have been experiencing frequent BSOD crashes on my desktop since 2 weeks ago, with different BSOD error messages every time. The BSOD errors may come when my computer is on idle mode, when I am surfing the net, or when I am playing games (which pretty much means at all possible times)

Even when running the SysnativeFileCollectionApp, I experienced 2 BSOD, and had to collect the data in Safe mode.

Answers for the following questions:
? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full Retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 4.5 years (RAM & Power Supply recently changed (~0.5 years))
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 4.5 years
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.40GHz
? Video Card - MSI Radeon 6870-2PM2D1GD5
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) - MSI 870A-G54
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) - Seventeam ST-700PAT (Max 700W)

? System Manufacturer
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop?



A:Frequent BSOD crashes with different errors

bump. hope someone would be able to assist

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I have just gotten my first BSOD after I thought I solved my issues (bad ram). It has occurred after frequent bad stub errors, leading me to believe they are linked. I have tried to solve bad stub errors using sfc/scannow, returning corrupt files that couldn't be fixed. I have run AVG scan and Malware-bytes scan to see if some malicious program had altered files both returned nothing. I have only recently started having bad stub errors that occur on windows applications and 3rd party applications. I don't think my SSD or HDD is failing as my OS install is on the SSD and everything else is on the HDD, and the errors have happened with programs installed on SSD and with ones installed on HDD, therefore not linking it specifically to my hard drive or SSD (as far as to my understanding of the issue). It would be greatly appreciated if someone could look at my dump file to help determine the cause of my BSOD and to what I think will be the cause of bad stub errors. My windows 10 installation was upgraded to from windows 7, and I have installed all updates pushed to me by Microsoft. Lastly if it helps at all I had just stopped playing a game, so the computer had swung from high load to almost no load.


edit to comply with bsod post rules, sorry was a bit hasty

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Hi Everyone,

I have a weird BSOD problem which I cannot solve for a while.

The main strange thing about this is that I get BSOD only after cold boot.
So it acts like this:

1. start PC.
2. Get to Windows Logo Screen
4. Restart
5. Get to menu where I can try to repair or Start NormallyIf I Choose Repair, it will fail to repair and will try to restoreIf I Choose Start Normally, it will start OK, no BSOD, can work normally, games, browse internet, everything is normal.6. Shutdown PC
7. Next time when I start is all over again i.e. Go to Step 1

I have this problem for a while, so what I tried:
1. Another Windows 7
2. Another HDD
3. Only HDD connected
4. Changed RAM
5. Tried with built in GPU

Result is the same as above everytime.

Please suggest what could be the cause.
Logs and dumps attached.

Thank you

A:Frequent multiple errors BSOD.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff88002fd7618, fffff88002fd6e70, fffff880012e9d93}

Probably caused by : CI.dll ( CI!I_ReloadCatalogs+15c )

Followup: MachineOwner
Hi Senarium.

Only crash dumps will not be enough here. Let us see the complete zip as per the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions . The other files will be very important here.

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Built and installed 2 years ago.
Full retail

BSOD happens unpredictably, more often when doing something graphic intensive but not always.

The audio usually loops for a few seconds until the machine reboots.

A:Frequent BSOD with various errors and odd noises.

It looks like memory corruption.

Test your RAM using Memtest86+. Let it run until 6-8 passes have completed or errors have been found.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Enable Driver Verifier. Enabling this should hopefully crash your system and then point to the faulty driver that is causing problems. However before you do, it is advised that you create a system restore point and backup first.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

You might also want to isolate each stick of RAM and see if your computer crashes with each individual stick.

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Hi I have a DELL Studio XPS9100 with the following specs:-

Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-930 Processor (2.8GHz, 8MB)
Integrated Intel(R) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Networking
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Label
6GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 3 DIMMs(3X2GB)
1TB-7,200RPM Hard Drives
1GB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 5870
Integrated high definition 7.1 channel audio with THX? TruStudio PC
Dell(TM) 2.1 Multimedia Desktop Speaker System
Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card (802.11 a/b/g/n compliant)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit Edition (English)
Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 32/64bit COA Label (MY/D/TH)
Microsoft(R) Office(TM) Home and Student 2007(English)
McAfee(R) Security Center 11 (Multi Language) - 15 months

Recently I have been getting the BSOD quite a bit. I don?t game too much (at most 2 hours every other day) and I have tried all the other windows tools test etc and nothing seems to show up. Would really appreciate your kind assistance on this matter.

A:Please help, very frequent BSOD errors recently

Quote: Originally Posted by Takeshi

Hi I have a DELL Studio XPS9100 with the following specs:-

Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-930 Processor (2.8GHz, 8MB)
Integrated Intel(R) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Networking
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Label
6GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 3 DIMMs(3X2GB)
1TB-7,200RPM Hard Drives
1GB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 5870
Integrated high definition 7.1 channel audio with THX? TruStudio PC
Dell(TM) 2.1 Multimedia Desktop Speaker System
Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card (802.11 a/b/g/n compliant)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit Edition (English)
Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 32/64bit COA Label (MY/D/TH)
Microsoft(R) Office(TM) Home and Student 2007(English)
McAfee(R) Security Center 11 (Multi Language) - 15 months

Recently I have been getting the BSOD quite a bit. I don?t game too much (at most 2 hours every other day) and I have tried all the other windows tools test etc and nothing seems to show up. Would really appreciate your kind assistance on this matter.

The most recent were related to pci.sys (your pinnacle software). I would remove it

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of dist... Read more

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I got BSOD randomly and very frequent these days, I need to upload links , please verify my account

. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank You.

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I built my own computer for the first time about a month ago and everything has been fine, but a few days ago I got my first BSOD and it has been excessive since then. I can't seem to pinpoint what I'm doing when it happens, because it can happen while doing anything from playing a game, surfing on chrome, or just sitting there. I tried to have a go at analyzing the event logs and I redownloaded and reinstalled my graphics driver but it did not help. I then found there was a newer BIOS version for my motherboard, so I updated that and there were no BSOD's for the entire day and I thought I fixed the problem. But then I got a new mouse, tried to install the drivers and now the crashes have started again. I get a BSOD on startup when I try to run driver verifier and it always get BSOD before I can finish a full scan with my anti-virus (microsoft security essentials). I also ran check disk and it reported no problems or bad sectors. I'll attach the minidump files here and I'm going to run a memtest, any help is appreciated. Let me know if you need any more info.
Computer Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
ASUS M5A97 motherboard
Radeon HD6670 graphics card
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor
1x 4gb ram

edit: I apologize for not doing so in the first place, but I've run the jcgriff program and uploaded that zipped file now, instead of just the minidump. I'm unable to to the health report right now because it can't be done in safe mode and I get a BSOD before it can be don... Read more

A:Frequent BSOD at any time, errors vary

I just got another BSOD while in safe mode (with networking) while I was trying to run a scan on malwarebytes. I've never gotten a BSOD while in safe mode before, so hopefully this means something.. Attaching the .dmp

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I am trying to fix a computer for a relative, but cannot seem to figure out the cause of these BSOD's, they are frequent, with the computer running typically for less than 5 minutes before crashing out, once or twice for longer since I've received it. I removed expired versions of norton internet security and another norton program as well as a basic virus scan with malwarebytes. The laptop also passed a single full pass from memtest.

Attached is the seven forums.zip requested.

The computer is a sony vaio laptop running windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thank you for your time.

A:BSOD Frequent Errors 0x0000000a and 0x0000000e

The good news is that all your dump reports were consistent. The bad news is that they indicate a driver as the problem. The driver is a Microsoft Driver and is actually not the cause, however. This consistency leads me to believe that it is a driver problem. Use Driver Verfier to help us find out which one.

Driver Verifier
I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

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Hi, My system gets BSOD when ever I run google chrome, I did a fresh windows install but no luck. I have uploaded all the minidump files on sky drive here http://1drv.ms/Wtxzxd

My graphics card in AMD 7790 HD 2gb OC .
What I have done so far

1. Upgraded Power supply to cooler master thunder 600watt.
2. Replaced RAM
3. Removed Dust from the CPU
4. Removed Graphics drivers
5. Removed Anti-Virus

And nothing Helped so far

A:Getting frequent BSOD errors when ever I run google chrome

All the minidumps are exactly the same, pointing to a possible memory issue

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Hello all!

One of my PCs is having pretty frequent BSODs (a few times a day), can happen with just the desktop and no programs open or whilst playing games.

I originally thought this was a memory issue so did a memtest, got 9 passes so stopped it after that. HDD appears to be fine too (this is also all new hardware, purchased in november '14).
The most common errors it pops up with are Kernel security check failure and IRQ_not_less_or_equal.

The OS is Windows 10, however this also happened on 8.1 initially (I don't expect 10 to be stable, I'm happy to deal with it if something just isn't compatible - but would like to check if there's something I can do first! ). My other 2 PCs run W10 like a dream but they're all different hardware.

Here are the logs:
Thank you!

A:Frequent BSOD in and out of games, errors vary

Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums
one stick at a time eight passes per stick.

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Hi guys,

I built a PC about 12 months ago and have had BSOD problems on and off since making it.

The first month of operation was fine. Then during the Battlefield 4 Beta, I started to get BSOD's (can't remember the error), and then in Guild Wars 2. I did some basic troubleshooting but ended up reinstalling windows. This fixed the problem for several months.

Now for the last 6 months I have had increasing amounts of BSOD's, culminating in tonight's new record of 5 in one hour.

They are most apparent in various hard to run video games, including but not limited to the Battlefield 4, Beta, and Release; Aion; Firefall; Dota 2; Star Citizen; Elite Dangerous; Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge. Some of these, like Battlefield 4, were prolific. Some of these rarely ever crashed.

I've also had two blue screens while using Adobe After Effects, one using Photoshop, and one using Blender. I don't use these programs enough at home to have a decent sample size of usage.

99% of the time, the computer never bluescreens in general usage, or in heavy CPU usage. Only heavy GPU usage, from what I can tell. There have been one or two during normal operation for sure, but much rarer than ingame/program.

I have spent what time I can in the last 10 or so months, trying to figure out what it could be. I have done everything from Testing Ram (memtest for 48 hours, passed everything, no fails) to trying hundreds of drivers for every component. I have tried both BIOS on my GPU, but have not flashed it to a... Read more

A:Several BSOD errors, hard to repeat, extremely frequent

Hi Rasket, I'll see if I can help you. first, your dump files list a whole bunch of drivers and Windows Updates. Almost every one is a different bug code. My experience with ones like this are either a bad install, bad memory or a bad overclock. So, first of all, if you are overclocking anything at all, set everything back to default levels. Next I would like you to reinstall your graphics drivers using this method
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Also, accept the idea that some of the games you are playing just cause serious issues for many people. I have helped at least 6 people in the last 2 weeks who had similar issues with Archage. From everything I can gather, it appears to simply be a very badly encoded game. I have had 2 people with otherwise stable machines that would BSOD from trying to install it. BF4, is not quite so bad, but there are quite a few people, including myself, who have serious issues with it. It was patched and patched and every time it got worse. Strangely, many people have no problem with it, others it gives them fits. Finally I had to simply uninstall it. So, at least part of your problem may be the games you are playing.

Next I would like you to test your SSD for any Firmware updates and run Seatools for DOS on your other hard drive (SeaTools for DOS | Seagate) please run both the short and the long test. The instructions are at the bottom of the page.

Please make sure your Windows updates are fully run and properly installed. Also, check y... Read more

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Hi, for the last week I have been putting together a low power, small form factor, miniITX windows 7 64 bit based HTPC. Unfortunately, while playing various types of movie files in either windows media center or windows media player, anywhere from immediately to 45 minutes into the playing of the media file either the video and audio will freeze, and a few seconds later, the system will power off with no warning messages and stay off until I turn it back on. The same thing has also happened a few times when simply browsing media in windows media center. Otherwise, it has not happened outside of playing media, such as doing routine tasks in the OS.

So, technically, I am not getting blue screens, but the windows log shows kernal power errors every time I reboot and look at the event viewer.

The hardware is as follows:

GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540
Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
200 watt miniITX power supply that came with my InWin case (see below)

I am using the onboard intel hd graphics and audio via hdmi. All the latest windows and driver updates have been applied.

Things I have tried:

-swapping the power supply with a 300 watt and then 450 watt PSU I had from previous full size computers for testing, not ideal for a small htpc
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A:BSOD- frequent kernel power errors in windows 7 64 bit

Have you updated the BIOS on your motherboard? The current version is F5. You can find the information HERE.

Good day!


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Hi all,

I've been getting a lot of BSODs in the past couple of months with errors like "PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA", though this is one of many. It's particularly prevalent when playing graphically intensive games like Guild Wars 2, which is almost guaranteed to trigger it.

Initially, I thought it was a faulty NVidia 560 GTX card, so I brought it back to the shop and reinstalled my old ATI 6770. The crashes stopped for a few weeks just after I swapped out the cards, but recently have started up again. They occur at least once a day, often two or three times.

Every component I have is less than 12 months old except for the hard drives. There doesn't seem to be any overheating. I ran Memtest86 overnight on two occasions with no errors. I have changed Anti Virus software (from Comodo Firewall & Avast to Zone Alarm), updated all drivers as far as I can tell, and eventually had Windows 7 reinstalled - all to no avail.

'Who Crashed' indicates a different cause virtually every time I run it, usually blaming a third party driver but isn't able to indicate which one.

It's driving me mad at this stage as I have no clue what is the cause of the BSODs. I've attached the info from the Diagnostic Tool if anyone out there can help me.

Many thanks,


A:Frequent BSOD, nearly always when playing games, varying errors

Welcome to SevenForums.

How old are the hard drives?

You should test them: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using crystal disk info:CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Please uninstall Zone Alarm as it's contributing in your crashes. Use Microsoft Security Essentials while troubleshooting:

Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM),
Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS
BugCheck 50, {fffff8e0035d59bc, 1, fffff80003bc7fa2, 5}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vsdatant.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vsdatant.sys
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : vsdatant.sys ( vsdatant+485f0 )
Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM),
Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS
BugCheck 50, {fffff80000000600, 0, fffff80003a7befa, 0}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ks.sys ( ks!KsProbeStreamIrp+97 )
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:-
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 333693 MB, Free - 181629 MB; D: Total - 9703 MB, Free - 1057 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Hello Tech Guy Support Team,

Here to get some assistance in getting my PC back to good health. PC use has been stressful
I've been annoyed/plagued by frequent BSOD ,constant freezing, black screen on power up,my PC randomly
restarts out of the clear blue.I frequently get BSOD error message 'RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL'
'Windows explorer not responding'.Sometimes when I boot up my PC instead it takes me to the windows startup repair, and after a few times cycling thru this, it says 'cannot repair this computer automatically' .Dunno what kinda nastiness I picked up along the way to corrupt my files. Hence,the reason why I'm here.Hopefully I've provided sufficient information to help -start diagnose/resolve the problem . Thanks!Click to expand...

1. Copy and paste the HijackThis log. *DONE*
2. Copy and paste the contents of the DDS.txt file. *DONE*
3. Upload as an attachment the Attach.txt file. There is no need to zip it as suggested in the... Read more

A:Frequent BSOD,Errors,Random Sys Reboots,Freezing

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Hey everyone,
I have this Acer laptop that i purchased 3 years back. It gives me BSODs very often, mostly when the computer is idle or when i attempt to open up chrome. Also i have done a clean installation of the Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit a week back and started installing all drivers and it was working without any BSODs for 4 days which was unbelievable but as i started installing applications (the last ones i remember installing before BSODs were Winamp, OpenSubtitlesPlayer) its again started giving me these BSODs with the same error code everytime. Ive attached the DM log collector report below(COSMICGATE-PC). Also Im new to posting threads so let me know if any more information is required from my side.
Any help would be appreciated
Thank You !

A:Frequent BSOD errors, Bug check code: 0x00000124

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

BugCheck 124, {0, 8628801c, f6033f00, 40150}

Probably caused by : hardware

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware




Uninstall chrome completely. Run Prime95, if the temps goes too high stop the test. Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

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This could be a separate issue altogether but I have been unable to install the majority of windows updates (120 updates mainly consisting of windows 7 updates, security updates and .net framework updates.)

This build ran brilliant to start, until about 6 months ago I began getting frequent blue screens. I exhausted everything I knew to do(updated my chipset drivers, VGA driver, network card driver, updated my bios, dusted this thing out 100%, replaced power supply from 500watt to 750 watt)I've been monitoring fan speeds, and cpu temp (about 40 celcius at idle peaks at about 60 when stressed)

ive reformatted fresh today reinstalled the above drivers and still have the same issue

I could use a new set of eyes for sure
ran sf_diagnostic, the file is attatched

pc specs
amd fx4100
8gb(2x4) 1600mhz ram
asus M5A78L-m LX motherboard
GeForce gtx 550ti 1gb Video Card
750watt ultra professional PSU
western digital 500gb caviar blue SATA HD 7200/16mb/SATA 6-g

A:Frequent BSOD on fresh install multiple errors

Welcome to the Forum.

If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite Public
This is overclocking software and can cause instability. Please remove the software with Revo Free.

Download and install Revo Uninstaller free from here: Download Revo Uninstaller FreewareOpt for "Advanced Mode" and uninstall the software (also delete the leftover registry entries).

Update or Remove the software listed below as well:PCASp50a64.sys Wed Nov 29 08:45:19 2006
PCAUSA NDIS 5.0 SPR Protocol Driver (AMD64) - PCAUSA Rawether
Driver Reference Table - PCASp50a64.sys

jswpslwfx.sys Thu May 15 16:28:50 2008
D-Link USB Wireless Adapter Driver
Driver Reference Table - jswpslwfx.sys

AsUpIO.sys Mon Jul 6 08:21:38 2009
ASUS hardware monitoring software related
Driver Reference Table - AsUpIO.sys

ASACPI.sys Thu Jul 16 09:31:29 2009
Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7 and Win8). Also a part of many Asus utilities (Win8 versions available from Windows Update as an Optional Update - but check Asus first!)
Driver Reference Table - ASACPI.sysReduce items at start up:Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7

Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Your Antivirus software is basically whats just needed there.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring soft... Read more

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Hello everyone.
I have a BSOD/Stop Error problem that I am at my wits end in trying to fix.
Basically, starting a few days ago and getting worse these last 2 days my computer is randomly (as in, at random times/intervals) yet frequently (as in within a few minutes of booting) BSOD'ding.
The crashes don't seem to be related to a single driver and as far as I can tell, during no specific task.
Recommended troubleshooting files are attached.
Here is my system run-down:
? Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255) - fully up-to-date and installed from disc on the 2nd of February on a freshly formatted 1TB HDD
?My system itself varies in age as it has been upgraded over time - between 2006 and now.
?CPU: AMD Athlon 6400+
?GPU: Nvidia 8800GT
?MoBo: I am not actually sure - this is because for the last month (since just before I installed Windows 7) I have been using an "old" Dell Motherboard (From an E521) while my "usual" motherboard is being repaired (Asus are pretty damned slow here in Europe...), I know it has an Nforce 400 chipset.
PSU: OCZ Stealth Xtream 700W.
Just as a note: All drivers are up-to-date.

A couple of things to note prior to my uploading the requested files: I had to do the diagnostic (and type this post) in Safe-Mode (with networking) and that at this moment in time my Graphics card and sound-card are NOT inside my computer (was part of my troubleshooting and I haven't seen any point in reinser... Read more

A:Windows 7 Frequent random BSOD errors (info uploaded)

Ok, I managed to get the Perfmon done and here it is, I also included a DxDiag since I did one earlier, thought it could do no harm.
Again, thanks and I hope it helps.

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Hi - I keep on getting random BSOD while watching Netflix, Youtube, or just simply browsing (although it's more frequent on Netflix / Youtube). This has been going on ever since my PC was built, but I just kept on ignoring them. However I want to get rid of the problem because it is interrupting my work.

I wish i could provide more details, but the errors I am getting seem pretty random. My SF zip file that is attached on this thread contains dmp files from January to this date, and it can be seen that the errors are different.

Hope you can help. Let me know what can I do to help you guys investigate the issue.
Thanks in advance! :-)

A:Frequent BSOD while watching Netflix / Youtube, random errors

Welcome to the forum.

Please remove Kaspersky, Zone Alarm and Avast!. Running multiple AV's can cause BSOD's.Revo Uninstaller "Free"Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling. This allows you to remove leftover registry entries of the software.Link to download: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Free

Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

Also take a look at: Good & Free System Security Combination
Virus Check:Make scans with these tools below:TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US
Online Virus Scanner Eset
Application conflict:Reduce the start-up items. This will help avoid software conflicts:Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Clean Startup in Windows 7
System File CheckerThe SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker scans the integrity of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible. If you have modified your system files as in theming explorer/system files, running sfc /scannow will revert... Read more

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Hi all. I am having some issues with my PC, and it would be great if someone could help me out.

Crashes almost always occur while browsing firefox- and they seem to occur more frequently when I have a ton of tabs open. I can run Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3, and Witcher 2, and KoA: Amalaur at max settings with no issues. (Ok, that's not really true- I can't run Witcher 2 at the "uber" setting). The only time I experienced BSODs in a game was Batman: Arkham City.

i5 2500k
Asus P8Z68-V LE
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC
Corsair HX650
Win 7 (64)
Corsair 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600 - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
NZXT H2 enclosure

CPU temps are low, I've turned all overclocking off. The GPU is factory overclocked, but I have tried underclocking with MSI afterburner to stock speeds w/ no luck. I've run memtest 3 times through on each memory dimm card (I isolated them and tested separately). I know that some ram can pass through memtest but still be corrupted. That's fine- it's the cheapest component to replace, really. But I just want to make sure it's not some stupid driver issue that I can't identify. I would really appreciate it if anyone here has a moment to take a look. Thanks!

I've linked four error dumps (collected via WinDBG):
Thanks again, and please let me know if you need a... Read more

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I'm getting blue screens when I play moderately to heavily intensive games on my laptop. The location listed in the minidumps has been inconsistent, but may be pointing to a driver. I have tried using Driver Verifier, but have been getting no results. The harddrive is new, and the memory is relatively new as well. The memory failed one MemCheck 86+ test once, but has passed everything since.

A:Inconsistent errors while playing games

Is Windows fully updated? If not do that.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff9800064ce90, 0, fffff8000327176c, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for fbfmon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fbfmon.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : fbfmon.sys ( fbfmon+330f )

Followup: MachineOwner
Uninstall the Lenova boot optimiser. This sort of bloatware is often the cause of BSOD's. Also consider running through this to clean out other bloatware:
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a0d28eb... Read more

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I have 40 Windows 7 machines in a single domain on a Server 2008R2. I have a handful of machines that are refusing to map to some individual folders on the server to which the credentials supplied have full access.  For example:
I have the following folders on my DATAPART1 (D:)
When I log in as an admin on one of these offending machines, I can map \\dc\shared\marketing   
but not    \\dc\shared\profiles.  I have full rights to both folders.  I also cannot map \\dc\shared.  I cannot find anything which prevents the folder mappings.  When I go to another
machine with my credentials, all mappings work fine.  But, when I login to a third machine, \dc\shared\profiles works, but \\dc\shared\marketing does not.
What would prevent a individual machine from mapping to a folder to which the user has full rights?  The machines that are having issues are consistent in the folders they refuse to map to. 

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My laptop has suddenly started running CHKDSK during startup. After it completes and finishes booting I go to Properties > Tools > Error Checking of my C drive and click ?Check?. It says errors were found on this drive and to repair drive now to prevent data loss. I click to run it, the system reboots, I see the prompt to cancel CHKDSK by pressing any key, let it run, the screen remains blank with just the little spinning dots. It finishes (in less than a minute, which is faster than it usually takes) and loads to desktop. I check the C drive properties again and it still says there are errors and to repair.

Running CHKDSK from CMD prompt I get ?Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required.? Running a 3rd-party disk checker (Disk Doctor, Tune-Up Utilities) also reports no errors. Yet the properties dialog continues to warn that there are errors.

I can?t be certain when this started. Just noticed this yesterday when I booted up (I don?t usually stick around and watch the computer boot). Windows has all the latest updates/patches. This is an HP ENVY laptop that came with Windows 10 pre-installed.

Anyone have any ideas?

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So I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium on an Acer Aspire 5349. I've been having a bunch of issues with it since the install.

Firstly, When I boot, it takes me to the "Disk Check" screen and tells me that one of my disks needs to be checked for consistency. However, the disk in question isn't something like "C:" or "D:" it's "\\?\volume{c4afec15-cb60-11e4-9583-806e6f6e6963}". The disk check also automatically cancels. It doesn't prompt me with the usual " Press any button to stop the disk check" option, just straight to " Disk check has been cancelled"

When I eventually get to the desktop, I get the screen " Windows detected a hard disk problem ". I look at the details and I'm told that my C:\ drive has been reporting failures. When I check the status of the disk via the Disk Management tool I'm told that all my partitions are healthy.

When I actually use the laptop, it's very slow and frequently freezes. It takes a while to catch back up and sometimes these freezes lead to a BSOD. The BSOD message was KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. I checked the event viewer and it also seemed that before certain crashes I would have driver controller error on an IDE Port. I've attached a picture of the disk check screen, event viewer, and memory dump. I apologize about the quality of the pictures, I couldn't screenshot the images on the actual laptop as it was freezing and crashing too often.

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A:Frequent Freezes, BSOD, Disk Check auto cancels, and Hard Disk Errors

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware
Ensure all data is backed up, then run the DOS version of the LONG test of SeaTools, and report the result:
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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This has all started since installing EA's Origin in order to play SimCity and Battlefield 3, the later crashes with a BSOD Stop 0x0000001 within about 1 minute of starting, SimCity will give me up to an hour before BSOD'ing.
It's 50:50 whether it's a BSOD or a 'SimCity has stopped working...'

On top of this, I now have randomly applications including Spotify and Chrome just crashing - Chrome has crashed twice in the time it has taken me to write this post.

My hunch is a memory leak somewhere, Memtest completed about 6-7 passes last night with no errors.

Have attached requested logs.

Thank you

A:Frequent BSOD playing SimCity / Frequent applications crashing

Latest MiniDump crash attached.

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Dear Seven Forums,
I'm looking for help regarding my pc that I built 3 months ago.

I am having random crashes of all types:

- 99% of the games crash to desktop after 10-15 minutes (Overwatch,Eu4,Hoi4, CIV V is OK,Witcher 3)
- can't use chrome / firefox for more than 1-2 minutes because of either 'Oops.. something went wrong' or the applications close without error.
- Randomly appearing crashes of antimalware-service and explorer.exe

and of course many blue screens while 'browsing' ,playing

What I've also noticed that I can go playing EU4,Warthunder 3-4 hours without issues and then suddenly keep BSODing the next 4-5 restarts.
I've filled out the PC specs in my profile.
What I've already tried:
-I've reinstalled Win7 3 times and reinstalled Win10 2 times. All of the fresh installs resulted in blue screens.
- I've also tried adjusting BIOS settings like setting tad higher RAM voltage, CPU voltage, running the PCIE in 8x or 4x Mode, and using XMP settings. The recent 3-4 blue screens happened with all the BIOS settings reverted using 'Restore default settings'.
- I've been using 2x4 2400Mhz Kingston DDR4 Rams the first 2 months, but replaced them with the Corsair ones in hopes of solving the BSODs (I've done a clean install + BIOS reset after replacing the RAM)
-edit: I've also tried disabling hardware acceleration in hopes of solving the chrome crashes

Looking for tips to finally be able to identify the faulty driver/hardware


A:Frequent BSOD (050,f7,fc,3b,1e), frequent service and chrome crashes

Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

An easy way to get remove these drivers is by using a restore point prior the installation.

Please ensure that all overclocking is removed for RAM, CPU & GPU while troubleshooting.

How are the graphics drivers currently installed? Windows Update or?

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This all kicked off when I installed EA's Origin to start playing SimCity 2013 - I believe I also updated the video card drivers shortly before this, now I can't play any games for more than 1 hour, and even applications like Chrome and Spotify will randomly crash.

I have tried a full reinstall of video drivers, tried rolling back drivers, tried reinstall of Origin and associated games and also run 6 passes of Memtest = no errors.

Really stuck on this one, many thanks.

? OS - Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 - x64
? What was original installed OS on system - none
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer) - OEM
? Age of system (hardware)- 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - 4 months

? CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K
? Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte Z77
? Power Supply - Corsair 750W

? System Manufacturer -Self build
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - N/A

A:Frequent BSOD / Frequent applications crashing

No .dmps included.How to Check Computer is set to collect dumps
Crashes point to a possible driver conflict, but the BugChecks usually indicate hardware failure. See if Driver Verifier flags anything first after making sure your system is setup correctly for collecting .dmps.Driver Verifier - Windows 7 & Vista (BSOD-related).url
Also, please refrain from doing any disk cleanup during the process of our troubleshooting. Disk cleanup utilities can delete .dmp files that we need for analysis.


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I've had inconsistent BSoDs for the past year. I've never thought to do anything about it (worst decision ever) until today. I've never done this before so what information do I need to give you so the reason for my crashes can be determined?

Additional info: I use W7, it crashes mostly whilst playing games but can happen at any time really but it is inconsistent. My computer is very dusty on the inside so it's due a good cleaning if that's of any importance.

Thank you for any help you can give me, this will be a HUGE help and I wouldn't be able to thank you enough if this problem is solved.

A:Inconsistent BSoD's


Please refer to the following and reply back accordingly with the required information - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 8, Windows 7 & Vista



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I have recently moved in at my parents for a short period and connected to my dads wireless network using his Belkin wirless receiver. When I go to use my computer I am often interuppted by blue screens. They do not work in any pattern. Sometimes its just running the OS. Sometimes its while loading a game. Sometimes its just while surfing the net.

My system spec is:

Intel? Core? 2 Quad Q9400 Quad Core Processor(2.66GHz,6MB Cache,1333MHz)
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit - English
Coolermaster Dominator 690 High Performance ATX Midi Tower + 550W PSU
ASUS P5QL Pro Mainboard - Intel P43 - Intel Core? 2 Duo/ Quad/ Extreme - ATX
8192MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM - (4 x 2GB)
1TB (1x 1000GB) Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer
Blu-ray ROM Player Dual layer DVD Writer 24 x CD Writer
512MB ATi 4850 Graphics accelerator - DVI, DirectX 10.1 PCI Express 2
22" Widescreen LCD TFT Digital Display (DVI, 5ms)
7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
Logitech Desktop Keyboard & Optical Mouse
Free Microsoft? Works? 8.5 + Limited Microsoft Office Trial
Free Cyberlink Video Editing Suite - 7 titles (oem)
BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 - 90 Day Trial - AntiVirus/Firewall/Backup/Spamfilter
8 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel) - ASUS P5N-D
NVIDIA nForce? 750i SLI built-in Gigabit LAN with external PHY - ASUS P5N-D

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A:Inconsistent BSOD's

You have started to get crashes after moving your computer, the first thing I would do is check to ensure the memory and add in cards have not moved in thier sockets.
Then check all the cables.

Have you installed any new software since this has started to happen.

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I've been getting system hangs lately, which result in a BSOD some seconds later. So far this has only been while using Chrome, and always while doing *something* (ie opening a new tab, following a link, clicking to enlarge a photo... etc). But not consistently so, I am able to use Chrome to do exactly what caused my previous crash once the system has rebooted.

So far the only thing I've tried was looking into Flash conflicts, removed the system installation of Flash so that only Chromes inbuilt Flash is left. This made no difference.

Any help would be appreciated, I think I've supplied all the info needed using the SF Diagnostic tool. Anything else I can provide?

A:Inconsistent BSOD while using Chrome

James, all your Bugchecks are 0x124's : hardware-related and difficult to track down.

Start with these please:
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest
RAM - Test with Memtest86+ (run minimum of 8 passes)
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

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Hi everyone, I'm a first time poster but have always gotten a lot of use out of these forums and really appreciate them. Attached is a zip file containing the minidumps and all the other information indicated in the posting guidelines thread. I have also included some system specs here as well as some background on the problem and what I have attempted so far.

System specs:
Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Full Retail
ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
HIS Radeon HD 4870 Video Card
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (two sets for 4x2GB=8GB)

-Everything is stock (no overclocking)
-System is about 2.5 years old (built Feb. 2009), originally had XP installed but did a complete reformat and installed Vista about a year ago.
-I am very conscious about heat-related problems. I have a quality case with excellent ventilation and I keep a close eye on temps, nothing out of the ordinary going on there.

The problem:
Whenever I boot my machine there seems to be about a 50% chance that I get a BSOD error 0x0000003B SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. When I reboot it may happen again (it's happened as many as 5 times in a row), always the same error. Eventually I get lucky and windows loads correctly. Once windows is loaded the system is rock-solid. I can play system-stressing games for many hours without a hiccup or problem. I have never seen the error happen when I boot into Safe Mode. I am attaching the minidumps from the last 4 times I got the error below... Read more

A:Inconsistent BSOD System_Service_Exception

The good news is that all the dumps are consistent, which is rare. Try to update this driver. If already the most up to date try to roll back. Report back with any problems or success.
Atihdlh6.sys file description
Productname: AMD HD Audio Driver
Description: AMD High Definition Audio Function Driver
Company: Advanced Micro Devices

Also update this driver

The 2006 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: http://support.asus.com/download/Opt...uage=en&type=1

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Hi have had a few BS recently very infrequent please help

here is my dump file

Many thanks


A:Random and inconsistent BSOD


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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I keep getting a random BSOD error. It happens quite often but never after any recognizable action. I do have to say it tends to happen most often while streaming Netflix. I have checked all of my drivers for updates (at least I think I have) and I still cannot fix this issue.

A:Very inconsistent BSOD System_Service_Exception

I have just encounter a new BSOD error that showed up as IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. This also occurred streaming Netflix. I have attached updated dump logs as well.

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Hi, my laptop is Thinkpad T61. Standard Configuration
4 GB Ram.
I keep getting random BSOD's and sometimes becomes unresponsive (no particular application running all the times I noticed this).
I have Quick Heal Total Security and Agnitum Outpost PRO Firewall.
When I ran the total security scan, it found and removed a few trojans.
I also ran the Asquared antimalware and Malware bytes Antimalware and each cleaned up a few trojans.
I believe my system should now be clean.
However, to double check, I am posting my HJT Log file for your assistance.
Thank you.

HJT Logfile
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:51:51 AM, on 6/21/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk10\PDAgentS1.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 5\PdfPro5Hook.exe
C:\Program Files\Quick Heal\Quick Heal Total Security\EMLPROUI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Quick Heal\Quick Heal Total Security\UPSCHD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Quick Heal\Quick Heal Total Security\SCANMSG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Message Center Plus\MCPLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageEchoWorkstation\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageEchoWorkstation\T... Read more

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i have another PC.
i bought a 22-inch Chimei LCD, for that PC, back in February. i have seldom used that PC since then.
i have encountered a problem with it, which has never happened before ---- the PC automatically shuts down. it happened again today (it's the 2nd or 3rd time it happened).
pressing the power button does not/cannot turn the PC on (PC does not boot). but i noticed the keyboard & mouse are still lit on (remember the PC is off). i can turn the monitor on too, but of course, there is no image/monitor is black.

the last time it happened... what i did was let the PC rest for a few minutes, reconnect the power cords to the AVR (auto. voltage regulator), then it turns on & works ok, like nothing happened.

if it helps, that PC has been having a ringing sound during boot time, since mid2009-Jan2010.

i do not have an idea what the cause is.
but my guess is that the problem has something to do with the new monitor.
the old monitor was a 15" samsung LCD.
..another guess is the power supply. since i upgraded to a bigger monitor, this may be related to it. (a few minutes ago, right after the PC auto shut down, i touched the Power supply casing it was relatively hot)
my power supply is 300W, it came with the PC when i bought/assembled it around 6yrs ago..
Hopefully someone can help
Thanks all!

Greetings all!
i've written & posted the above post last July 6, 2010 in another forum.
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A:BSOD error seem inconsistent/different with PC problem

For PC2 (which initially seemed to have shutdown issues) please look into Event Viewer Logs, and see whether you can find something useful. I am unsure what that 'ringing sound' means, I hope someone else can shed some light on it.

For PC1, check that the DATA cable is correctly connected, this can also be caused by wrong cable, i.e. 40 pin cable provided that its a UDMA drive requiring 80 pin cable.

Or according to MS this can also be caused by wrong configuration in BIOS, i.e. forcing the hdd to boot with faster UDMA settings.

Last but worst case is, the file system is simply damaged and can't be mounted, to check that out you can download test disk and check your disk with it (you will need to attach it with a working PC). Regards

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Hello everyone,

I have a brand new amd 2600+ with : nvidia geforce 4 mx 440, and 80 gig hard drive, 512 mbs of RAM.

I kept having errors, i couldnt even run games it was getting so bad. I took off memory dumps (suggested), turned off "restart my computer if a serious error occurs", and turned off sending error reports (suggested).

It started out as restarting my game in the middle of action. Then taking off the "restart my computer if serious error occurs" stopped the frequent restarting. The memory dump disable stopped a big blue screen from coming up that said "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". Then the error reports would come up, and freeze my game, but disabling that stopped it. Now...the game just shuts out, brings me back to my desktop, and leaves me with the gaming settings (very bright colors).

Someone please help me fix this problem! If you have any idea what the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" error means, please tell me! If you have any idea what is causing the game to shut out, tell me! It isnt just this single game either, happens on all of my games. Thanks for viewing, but please help!

- Havoc

A:Frequent errors

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Hi there.

I just joined BleepingComputer. I just hope that somebody on here can provide a little insight on what my problem is.

Alright the story is:

While I'm on my computer, usually on the internet: through Internet Explorer, Firefox, Voice Communication programs(Ventrilo), and my "addiction" World of Warcraft, I will get frequent errors. The errors have no explaination on what they are or even how to fix them. I get the old "_______ has encountered an error and must close, please excuse the inconvenience". It happens anywhere from 5 seconds after I open that program or up to two hours later. Any ideas on what it could be? Thank you for your time.


A:Frequent Errors

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories (Application, Security, System and Internet Explorer).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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i ahve a whole bunch of errors on my computer...i have run spy ware and adaware but they seem to be persistent. first off the computer is running extreamely slow. second frequent error messages such as win 32 services and explorer pop up, my task manager isnt working, and my cd drive wont automatically read cds i place into it..

just ran a hijack this bc that seems to be what everyone is doing...if anything else is needed to fix the problem please notify me thanks all

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:55:32 PM, on 10/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
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A:frequent errors XP

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Hi ! I have a few urgent queries...
1. Can sombody tell me why & how to stop my screen from quivering during start up & change over.
2.My internet speed is 260 kbps/122kbps, however, it takes alot more time to open a site & display pages even in offline mode.
3. Notorn antivirus detects no harm & on the other hand Spybot detects 3 major problems to fix, this is very confusing kindly help most urgent???


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I've been getting BSODs at random over the last 5 months. They occur more frequently when playing games (e.g. StarCraft II, Heroes of Newerth), but occasionally occur just after startup or while idle as well.

Steps I have taken so far:
- installed new fans and case
- trialled a different graphics card (ATI Radeon 4670 1GB- now running 4870 512GB)
- bought new RAM and tried combinations of different slots (now running with all 8GB, new and old)
- done a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64
- various other driver updates, etc.

but all to no avail. BSODs after each new try. Unfortunately I have lost the old dump files prior to the clean Win7 install two days ago, but the latest two dumps should be there. One of the regular occurrences when looking at the previous dump files in NirSoft BlueScreenView was the crash address "ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40".

System specs are up to date on my profile, and usual details attached.

I would really appreciate any advice on where to go from here. I am stumped.

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD at random, inconsistent error codes

You will need to run an sfc/scannow command in an elevated command prompt. If errors are found, run it twice more with each scan followed by a reboot.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Check the ASUS site for any BIOS updates. Also, if you changed any settings in BIOS before the BSOD's started, reset it back to the old settings. If you are overclocking either your CPU or GPU, stop.

ASACPI.sys may be the cause of the problem. The pre-2009 version of the driver is notorious for causing BSOD's. From the below link, click on Utilities and download and install the 'ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit'.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE

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This is a pretty inconsistent BSOD. I get it sometimes when I start a game, but starting the game may also just cause a 'freeze' (Mouse stops goes really slow, can't close programs, that kind of fun). But the BSOD also occurs (but not always) when I launch SpeedFan. And 1 time it also happened while I was using Matlab for school...

This is the 'Technical information' I get from the BSOD:

*** STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA80108D4010, 0xFFFFF88004E72008, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x0000000000000004)

*** nvkflt.sys - Address FFFFF88004E72008 base at FFFFF88004E5D000, Datestamp 55c3e96d

Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 45

And these are the specs of my laptop:

Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad W520 (2011)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
GPU: Nvidia Quadro 2000M
RAM: 16.0 GB
Motherboard: Intel QM67 Express (I guess this is the motherboard? Correct me if I'm wrong!)

I also see at the Device manager screen a sign at the NVIDIA Quadro 2000M. It says the following:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
Driver Provider: NVIDIA
Driver version:
Driver date: 7-8-2015

I went to the IT desk here at the university, but the guy was in quite a hurry and said: I'll try 'Roll Back Driver', but that didn't do anything.. I still get the BSOD.

Can you guys help me out?

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A:BSOD when trying to game (but inconsistent) STOP: 0x00000116

Hi Dutchmen,

Welcome to the 7forums.

The 0x116 crash and the mentioned driver from the picture are related to the display drivers.

Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.

Likely the drivers are out of date or corrupted, corruption explains the error code in device manager.

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