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Several BSOD errors, hard to repeat, extremely frequent

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

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 different type.

Reinstalling windows might fix it again, but there's clearly a problem that needs to be addressed. I will now attach the two recommend utilities output dumps.

My profile has my system specs too.

Any help would be much appreciated, it's becoming extremely frustrating, and confusing.


Edit: Forgot to say, temps under load average at 60o for GPU, 39o for CPU.

Preferred Solution: Several BSOD errors, hard to repeat, extremely frequent

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: 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 your Motherboards web site for your board and install all updated drivers that you use.

Here are the errors reported by your dump files. many of them were reported repeatedly, I only am showing them once.

start end module name
fffff880`101b0000 fffff880`101f6000 dxgmms1 (pdb symbols) c:\symcache\dxgmms1.pdb\93AB163000A844D5BF442A979FB6FF991\dxgmms1.pdb
Loaded symbol image file: dxgmms1.sys
Mapped memory image file: c:\symcache\dxgmms1.sys\5164DC1346000\dxgmms1.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
Image name: dxgmms1.sys
Timestamp: Tue Apr 09 22:27:15 2013 (5164DC13)
CheckSum: 00043C9B
ImageSize: 00046000
File version: 6.1.7601.18126
Product version: 6.1.7601.18126
File flags: 0 (Mask 3F)
File OS: 40004 NT Win32
File type: 3.7 Driver
File date: 00000000.00000000
Translations: 0409.04b0
CompanyName: Microsoft Corporation
ProductName: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
InternalName: dxgmms1.sys
OriginalFilename: dxgmms1.sys
ProductVersion: 6.1.7601.18126
FileVersion: 6.1.7601.18126 (win7sp1_gdr.130409-1534)
FileDescription: DirectX Graphics MMS
LegalCopyright: ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
That's the Direct X driver from Windows Update

start end module name
fffff880`0f445000 fffff880`100d3000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jul 02 12:42:02 2014 (53B4446A)
CheckSum: 00C4C7C9
ImageSize: 00C8E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your graphics driver

start end module name
fffff880`00e5e000 fffff880`00f20000 Wdf01000 (pdb symbols) c:\symcache\Wdf01000.pdb\03FC6AA4329F4372BE924775887225632\Wdf01000.pdb
Loaded symbol image file: Wdf01000.sys
Mapped memory image file: c:\symcache\Wdf01000.sys\51C51641c2000\Wdf01000.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Image name: Wdf01000.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jun 21 22:13:05 2013 (51C51641)
CheckSum: 000CC9CA
ImageSize: 000C2000
File version: 1.11.9200.16648
Product version: 1.11.9200.16648
File flags: 0 (Mask 3F)
File OS: 40004 NT Win32
File type: 3.7 Driver
File date: 00000000.00000000
Translations: 0409.04b0
CompanyName: Microsoft Corporation
ProductName: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
InternalName: wdf01000.sys
OriginalFilename: wdf01000.sys
ProductVersion: 1.11.9200.16648
FileVersion: 1.11.9200.16648 (win8_gdr.130621-1503)
FileDescription: Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime
LegalCopyright: ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
That is a Kernel mode driver from Windows update

start end module name
fffff880`01ca7000 fffff880`01cb2000 iaStorF T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: iaStorF.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStorF.sys
Image name: iaStorF.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jun 27 16:18:46 2013 (51CCAC36)
CheckSum: 0000DEC7
ImageSize: 0000B000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Intel Rapid Storage Technology

start end module name
fffff880`10182000 fffff880`101eb000 asmtxhci T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: asmtxhci.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\asmtxhci.sys
Image name: asmtxhci.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jun 24 12:16:27 2013 (51C87EEB)
CheckSum: 00075B99
ImageSize: 00069000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Asmedia USB 3.0 Driver

start end module name
fffff880`05a90000 fffff880`060d2000 bcmwl664 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: bcmwl664.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bcmwl664.sys
Image name: bcmwl664.sys
Timestamp: Mon May 06 02:33:12 2013 (51875CB8)
CheckSum: 0064CD56
ImageSize: 00642000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter - Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

As you can see, the errors shown pretty much run the gamut of everything. Which tends to make the real problem somewhere else. Please try what I posted above and let us know how it goes.

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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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Sometimes the blue screen shows up or my computer just freezes seconds after logging in; I tried safe mode but it froze while loading windows files; i Uses my windows disk and did a system restore, and I did not freeze immediately considering i have the time to write this msg.; ihave 3 mini dumps if you they can help.

A:Extremely frequent bsod.

Please download and run both speccy and who crashed:
We need to analyze your operating system's crash dump files to further diagnose what could possibly be crashing your computer system.Please download Who Crashed? and save it to your desktop.
Double click whocrashedSetup.exe and choose Run
On Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 machines, when User Account Control asks if you wish to install this program, say YES to install the program on your computer.
Program can also be installed by right click and choosing Run As An Administrator.
On the next screen choose Next and accept the agreement.
Install the program in it's default location C:\Program Files\WhoCrashed (If your primary drive is different from C:, choose your primary drive.)
Choose Next and allow program to create a Start Menu Folder called WhoCrashed and click Next.
Allow program to create desktop icon and click Next.
Now Click Install.
Once the program is installed on your computer system, look for the WhoCrashed desktop Icon and double click it.
Accept the User Account Control request and the program will open on your screen and should look something like this.
Next, Click the Analyze button.
An Information Window should appear on your screen prompting you to scroll down your screen.
If a report was generated we would like to have a look at this report.
To do this, click File and then choose Export.
Save as WhoCrashedOutput.htm to your desktop.
Open WhoCrashedOutput.htm and copy and paste all of the conte... Read more

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I'm running Dell Studio 1555 Vista Home Premium x64
It's the original OS
Hardware is 1.5 years old
I just tried reinstalling the Drivers and Utilities disk today, and it seems to have made the problem worse.

Attached is the report and everything in zip file.
I've backed up everything on my computer to an external hard drive.
Ah man, I really don't know too much about this stuff. I'm decent with computers but I haven't been able to figure this one out.

A:Extremely Frequent and Annoying BSOD(s)

Your AVG Antivirus/Secuity Suite is the cause

Remove it with the Removal tool and use MSE

BugCheck A, {38f300000008, c, 0, fffff800024e1f11}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSDriver.Sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for AVGIDSDriver.Sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for AVGIDSDriver.Sys

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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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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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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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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 2n... Read more

A:Inconsistent but frequent BSOD errors.

Anyone have ANY thoughts on how to approach fixing this?

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hello All,

I recently did a complete reinstallation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit a few months ago because of buying an SSD. I made my SSD my primary hard drive for the OS and mostly all other apps over to my secondary drive which is a SATA.

Everything was OK for about a month, until afterwards where I've been battling some extremely odd permissions related issues. Then the random BSOD almost once or twice every week or every other week. I'd like to get to the root of the problem, including some of the permissions related issues that I've been having without having to reformat. I'm not even sure where to begin on the permissions issue, but I am posting all other relevant information required to diagnose my issues. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask. I am tired of putting this off for months on end and would like to get to the bottom of it. Full report is attached.

OS - Windows 7 x64
What was original installed OS on system? Nothing. Custom built.
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): 4-5 years
Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?: 5-6 months
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb Socket AM3 938
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX+
MotherBoard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
System Manufacturer: Custom built
Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom): N/A

A:Extremely Odd BSOD Errors and Issues with Windows



Device is disabled.

Cause: A device is disabled preventing it from working properly.

Details: The device, Array Networks SSL VPN Adapter, is disabled. If this device is no longer used it may be intentionally disabled. The Plug and Play ID for this device is 11.

1. Determine if you need the device.
2. If you need the device, enable it in Device Manager.
3. If you do not use the device it can be left disabled.

Various different bugchecks attached, most mentioning memory corruption:


This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
is always instant death (double fault).

The processor identified a problem, but Windows was unable to deal with it.

This problem can occur when any of these issues occur:

Defective memory, memory incorrectly installed or mismatched memory sticks
BIOS having the wrong settings and/or overclocking the processor (CPU) or memory
Stopped or slow fans causing overheating
Defective or buggy hardware or video drivers
Defective Processor (CPU)



A kernel-mode driver or process attempted to access a protected memory location it does not have permission for, or a kernel interrupt request level (IRQL) attempted to access a memory address that is too high.

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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.

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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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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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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
Goo... 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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Greetings - I have a major problem of 4-6 shutdowns a day and would really appreciate your help. Here are the specs, description of the problem will follow:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4062 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 202635 MB;
Motherboard: Compal, 306D
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have searched for months but cannot find a solution to fix this on my own. It's getting much worse suddenly.

Shutdowns occurring in front of my eyes or when I'm not looking; cannot discern any particular software or drivers at fault, no timing pattern. Browser and email open or not; assorted programs open or not. Loses all power and stays off, like a power plug pulled. Happens at my home and other locations as well, with home PSU or my travel PSU (both OEM and carefully handled over the years), as well as on battery power only.

I had random shutdowns before a new hard drive replacement & clean Win7 OS installed Sept 2014. Shutdowns began shortly after again; now shutdowns much worse again. Do not believe it's temp related; I run a fan nonstop und... Read more

A:Frequent Unexpected Shutdowns / Black Screen-No Pwr / Repeat Patterns in Event Viewer

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Hello everyone,
I am really at my wit's end with my pc at the moment. For about a week now it has been hard locking all the time, just at random but I do notice it happens most often when launching a game. I have tried everything I can think of. I've ran memtest which came back with no errors, ran chkdsk with no errors, ran my anti virus and it cam back clean. I just don't know what to do. I have uploaded all the info you guys hopefully need. I really need help guys. I'm totally stumped. Cheers.

A:Frequent Hard Locking, Getting BSOD Messages After Boot. Please Help!

Hello Thunder50, Welcome to SF!

MSINFO32 Analysis:

Start Menu\Programs\Alcohol 120% Public:Start Menu\Programs\Alcohol 120% Public
Just Like Daemon Tools, Alcohol is also known to cause problems. Please uninstall.

Dump Analysis:

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Looks like a hardware error. Please do the following:


BugCheck 0x124

Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For your hardware stop 0x124 crash, read through Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try and use the following hardware checks to supplement that link.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
Monitor temperatures during the following tests. Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures. Rea... Read more

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So after putting together my new computer, I'm having no problems except a huge crashing one. Randomly the computer decides to crash, sometimes during games, but usually during something like extracting files, which is odd, and I guess a RAM issue maybe, but what can I do to fix this problem? Or find the the hardware that is malfuncting so I can return it, thanks.

Windows XP SP2
Gigabyte Technology GA-MA785GM-US2H Mobo
AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor
ATI Radeon HD 4650 (1024 MB)
HP DVD Writer 640b
Western Digital Caviar HD WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 (465 GB, IDE)
PowerUp Case and 450Watt Power Supply
2x 1gb RAM, forgot manufacturer

A:Extremely Frequent Computer Crashing

Hey Derek, firstly what are the symptoms of the crash, ie blue screen? If so what is the error code? If not, please describe the symptoms.

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Greetings - would love any assistance you could provide.

Recently bought a pre-owned PC due to mine being destroyed by inter-country postal services. First few weeks, it was fine - more recently, constant BSODs, like.. every 5 minutes or less sometimes. Often it'll go hours without one, but not reliably.

Attached 1 minidump + dxdiag.

One thing I did note - this PC has 12gbs of RAM currently installed, but it's only showing up as 8GBs. I believe it's 3 sticks of Corsair 4gb ram, not sure on speed etc. Does this suggest it's corrupted or something?

I do have 16gbs of RAM from my old computer that weren't damaged, but when I install them, the pc errors, saying "Overclock failed" or something. I presume I have to un-overclock whatever's overclocked, but I think I'll be able to work that one out eventually.

Just wondering, is there something I've missed? Could it be something else? I've tried system restores etc, antivirus always comes up perfectly clean etc. Just really frustrating - there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind it. Sometimes it BSODs during a game, sometimes when alt-tabbing, sometimes when the computer's just completed/completing startup.

SFC test runs clean.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

A:Extremely frequent BSODs - possible RAM issue?

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80074f08f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
The bugcheck points to a general hardware error, but at this point its not possible to tell if its RAM...it could be an incorrect overclock.

I would do the following in this order, given the information you provided:

1. Reset all overclocks by entering the BIOS at boot, and choosing the "Reset to Default" or similar, and save those settings.
2. Boot and run the computer as normal. If it BSOD's, go to step 3.
3. Run the following stress tests:

RAM : run a minimum of 8 passes, no less
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video :
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

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Computer is constantly hanging with (not responding) in firefox although I can still use the mouse. Fan also seems to be running louder. I have run all the antivirus/malware scans, used ccleaner, defragged, physically cleaned any dust and nothing helps. The computer is an hp pavilion laptop just purchased in january. Somehow I have no system restore dates. I don't know what else to do. Note, the problem is not only with Firefox but happens randomly with other applications as well.

A:Frequent not respondings and extremely slow

Hi and welcome to TSF uninstall and reinstall FF and run sfc /scannow from cmd prompt SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums
Clean boot to trouble shoot further Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
there is also a fix it pop up in the first link you might try

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DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Louis at 15:55:54.25 on 19/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3326.2780 [GMT 0:00]

SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

BHO: AutorunsDisabled - No File
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
uRun: [msnmsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
mRun: [IntelliPoint] "c:\prog... Read more

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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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I adjust the sliders for delay and rate but they are inefective

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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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My Gateway NE56R is having bad problems involving BSOD, PXE-E61 and PXE-MOF error messages, system crashes and hangs. The trouble started a few days ago after I foolishly clinked on a spam email link that may have been malware/spyware bait. When I realized I may have downloaded a virus, I used my Windows Recovery Partition to delete my entire operating system and restore the computer to factory default settings. The BSOD/PXE crashes came back, though.

I am now wondering if the problem is that my hard drive is dying on me due to age (I bought the computer two years ago) or if malware/virus may have infected the system restore software that resides in the Windows Recovery Partition. I suspect the latter cause, because my computer has never been exposed to any trauma that would break moving parts. I've only been using the computer for two years. Either way, I'm not sure, though.


Is there any way I can run some tests to find out which is the problem here? I'm not a techie. I'd appreciate any advice offered.


Gateway NE56R
Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Intel (R) Pentium (R) CUP B950 @ 2.10 Ghz 2.10 GHz
4.00 GB (3.84 GB available)
64 bit OS


1. BSOD - flashes for about two seconds on my screen; I never have time to read all the details before it closes. It says something like, "System shut down due to a problem."

2. When I try to restart the computer, I'm frequently blocked by PXE-E61 (meia test failure, check... Read more

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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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Anyone know how to change the keyboard repeat delay, repeat rate in RC build?

Annoying as hell, as its so slow, and I cant find it anywhere lol!

Many thx

A:Keyboard repeat delay, repeat rate??

Hello Rik,

You can find it in the Control Panel (large or small icon view) under the Keyboard icon. Yours may look a little different since this is driver specific, but it should be similar.

Hope this helps,

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For more on this BSOD (Crash), please refer to C Drive Missing in Windows 10 - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums.


A:BSOD: Possibly caused by Errors on Hard Drive. Not sure...

That link to the BSOD doesn't work. So I am uploading a new one.

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Hey guys, here's my problem. I got this computer for free from a friend who said he had problems with it overheating. I'm not sure that was actually the problem, he doesn't know anything about computers, so he got a new one and gave me this one. Turns out, one of the hard drives had died so I just installed a new one and viola, we're back in business.

It's a 3.2 ghz pentium 4 sony vaio, 2 gigs of ram, radeon 1600 graphics card, running windows xp home.

However, it's been acting up and I'm at a loss what it could be. Sometimes, after a while I hear a click and the hard drives turn off, then I can hear them spin back up again. It begins doing this over and over and everything locks up. the sides are off to cool it off a little, so I don't think it's overheating, it's not like it shuts down to prevent damage, the hard drives just stop spinning and wind back up over and over. I'm not sure what could possibly be causing it. I restored it multiple times to different saves in case it was something I installed but it still does it from time to time. Every time I think it's stopped it'll start doing it again. It seemed like it would start doing it every time I had my ethernet drivers enabled, and when I disabled them it seemed to work, but then again there were times when it would do it when they were disabled so I don't think that's it, it just seemed to work better with them disabled. Could something be lo... Read more

A:Hard drives shut down the spin up, repeat, locks up.

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RAM is good for sure. It has been tested and also is an RMA return from Kingston.
Power supply is good.
The BSODs don't seem to be a driver issue, as they often refer to many different things and also the OS kernel, and happen quite randomly.

I have also noticed very subtle weird things like EXEs being "corrupt", cds that I've burned missing certain files, etc.

I suspected the hard drive and did a complete error-checking, yet I still get many BSODs (about once every few hours and the frequency seems to be increasing). Its almost unusable. The hard drive SMART detection doesnt show anything abnormal about the hard drive.

I want to know how I can narrow it down without swapping in a new hard drive. I have a feeling some path on the motherbaord is no good. But motherboard issues are worth dealing with just throw it away and get a new one heh.

Of course, it could be the sound card this whole time. It is a Creative... so... heh
I guess I will try to run on onbaord sound tonight and see if I get any BSODs.

Any help appreciated,

A:random BSOD errors. I know its either mobo or hard drive - how can I narrow it down?

but the weird corrupt files and suich wouldn't be explain by BSODs occurring from a sound card driver issue (at least I don't think), which is why I have narrowed it down to hard drive or motherboard.

I will try running in safe mode tonight, yet still that won't help me figure out between a motherboard and hard drive problem.

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Hello; I am new to the forum and have tried to follow the guidelines for posting this crash, however if I have missed anything I apologize in advance.

I have fresh-installed the OS on 3 different drives, having had failures (BSOD) on all three at some point during windows updates, or when installing other programs. This happens very quickly after installing the OS, and I suspect a hardware issue.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM OS (as purchased with MOBO/HDD and installed by me)

Installation is fresh, and tried on multiple drives with formatting
tried Memtest for hours...passed
tried OCCT tests on GPU and CPU...always passes with no errors
main BSOD comes when doing windows updates after fresh install.
Zip dump folder attached.

Thanks in advance to anyone with help on this issue....the PC is completely unusable as it is and I really appreciate any help!


A:Repeat OS install BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by raffiican

Hello; I am new to the forum and have tried to follow the guidelines for posting this crash, however if I have missed anything I apologize in advance.

I have fresh-installed the OS on 3 different drives, having had failures (BSOD) on all three at some point during windows updates, or when installing other programs. This happens very quickly after installing the OS, and I suspect a hardware issue.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM OS (as purchased with MOBO/HDD and installed by me)

Installation is fresh, and tried on multiple drives with formatting
tried Memtest for hours...passed
tried OCCT tests on GPU and CPU...always passes with no errors
main BSOD comes when doing windows updates after fresh install.
Zip dump folder attached.

Thanks in advance to anyone with help on this issue....the PC is completely unusable as it is and I really appreciate any help!


Mike Hi and welcome
These were all caused by memory corruption. Possibly because of your avg.
I would run memtest ad remove AVG ad replace with Microsoft security essentials.

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

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.

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Same problem as most. Repeat BSOD every few hours sometimes just a freeze then returns to normal. Updated all SSD firmware to latest.

A:Repeat BSOD and freeze

I realize that you've updated the firmware on your SSD, but this is my canned speech for SSD's. Please read it in it's entirety:
We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard! I STRONGLY suggest not using controller drivers older than mid-2012 with SSD's.
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
- Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
06 Dec 2011 - Th... Read more

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