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Windows 7 Laptop. Memory failure, BSOD & now wont go to windows

Q: Windows 7 Laptop. Memory failure, BSOD & now wont go to windows

Tried to fit what I could in my topic so someone can help me or move me to the right forum lol..

Okay here is what happened.. My husband got me a brand new laptop.. windows 7. Sony Viao VPCEH (if that last part means anything lol)

all was well for the first few weeks or so.. Then it started BSOD on me. I have bull guard antivirus & it said all was well & updated.

Few days later it would BSOD again.. no biggie, restart & it worked fine.

NOW a few days ago it started with this million screen error message thing saying something about not being able to store things on the hard drive & something about system 32 (sorry I dont have the actual message this is a different computer) BTW My laptop is running 64 on it .. not 32. (not sure what those are but my husband said he thinks Quick time, which I was trying to install at the time) tried to change things to 32 or something & that is why it is all going nuts now..

My icons disappear from the desktop, besides the recycle bin... and my start menu is empty as well. I was following directions from another thread on here who had similar problems.. installed & ran that unhide program.. ran MB & told it to fix the items found.. restarted & all was well for a few days. Now today it is back doing the same thing.. Only now I can not restore it, repair it or start it in safemode at all. Just gives me the BSOD. I have pictures on there that I REALLY want to save, if possible.. Tried to throw them on a disc when it would let me but it said I had way too many (which I didnt... ) so I couldnt save to disc or usb drive. that was the last time I even SAW my files.

I am leaning towards this being a virus, but at the same time I am not sure since it says memory issues.. oh & I get a "system fix" type scanner thing that pops up & claims I Have all these errors but yet to fix them, I have to buy the program... I can not exit out of the program, just have to slide it away. It usually pops up and then I get the million error "rectangle" type messages.

Any help for me? lol. TYIA for guiding me in the right direction lol. Oh & I do not have any discs for the PC except for the Repair one they had me make when I first got the laptop. They told me to write "Repair Disc Windows 7 64-bit" on it... so I did lol. But that is all I have.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Laptop. Memory failure, BSOD & now wont go to windows

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 Laptop. Memory failure, BSOD & now wont go to windows

Any ideas on saving my files at least?

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My Dell XPS 13 (L321X) with Win7 Home Premium has been have strange battery issues that I believe are linked to a software issue keeping it from charging. During the course of my investigation into the matter I found the windows diagnostic tool which I decided
to run to see if the battery itself was faulty. I rebooted into the setup screen and chose the standard level full diagnostic.  It said my battery was nearing the end of its usable life and the test continued to end of the standard memory.  Everything
passed and I opted out of the extended memory check...

Now I exit and reboot to a powered on beeping laptop.  The beep code is 4 beeps repeating corresponding to a memory read/write failure.  I also notice the laptop was rather hot after the test...

Has anyone else experienced or have any possible remedies?  If there is a memory failure I have to trash the whole thing because the memory is soldered into the motherboard and move on to data recovery.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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Hi, when I turn on my computer, it trys to load windows XP and will restart over and over again. I can't load safe mode or my last known good configuration won't fix the problem. I also get the message "UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME."

After this, I used a windows XP CD and ran chkdsk /r and fixboot with no luck. Since my main drive is Seagate, I created a boot cd with Seatools on it. Ran the program and it told me that I have a bunch of errors on my drive. I tried repairing them but then other sectors would come up with errors when I re-ran the scan.

So now I don't know what to do. Did my hard drive fail or is it just a virus? Im thinkin that I should just buy a new HD, but Im hoping that I can just restore all my data, settings and everything to back how it was. I don't want to go thru the hassle of reinstalling every single thing again.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Windows XP wont boot - HD failure or Virus???

Try a different data cable for the hard drive. A bad cable can cause all kinds of errors.
If that doesn't change anything, and if Seatools keeps finding more bad sectors each time it's run, it's time to replace the hard drive.

You can try using a Ubuntu CD to recover any files you don't already have backed up.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
Version 10 looks different than the screen shots, you don't get the same boot menu. Just be sure to choose the Try option, not the Install option when asked.

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So i assume i got a virus after a whole bunch of wacky things happened, which i got rid of via my virus protection software, but the dmg was done.

I got a windows read memory error (didnt write down the numbers) shortly after followed by the bluescreen and auto restart.

Windows booted up again, and i ran my viral shtuff to remove any harmful files and such (of which i found only 1 new trojan file). Soon after i openned iTunes and Warcraft3 (both connected to the internet) and the same read memory error popped up followed 10seconds there after with the bluescreen.

So knowing i ran the spyware and such, i turned off my computer instead of letting it restart, and now today i tried booting it up again and the farthest the boot will go is to "Verifying the DMI files..." in otherwords the boot stops as soon as windows should begin.

The RAM and BIOS seem fine (i'm reading full memory and the temp/watts look normal), so i'm pretty sure i just bugged up windows.

What do u guys think i should do? I'm about to repair windows if i can find my disk.

oh: my junk...

2gig RAM (it aint cheep stuff either)
Intel Duo 2.4gHz
EVGA Nvidia SLI 680i
1 Hardrive (><; ouch!) Seagate 7200 128gb?[if i recall]

A:Windows won't boot after Memory Failure Bluescreen (2x)

oh, it will go past the "verifying DMI files..." but it just gets stuck at a black screen where the windows icon should appear with a load bar, ya know?

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Hey guys ,

So I've finally made the jump from 7 to windows 8.1 ,fresh install all updates done and drivers correct , but every now and then I am getting BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows

Your Help would be much appreciated


SF file uploaded

A:BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows?

Hey there...

Help us help you by posting what's needed: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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hello everyone, today i had several bsod Kernel Security Check Failures in my windows 8.1 pc and i want your help..

(i must say that i have all the ms updates done)

i have attached the zip file
thanks in advance

A:BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows

Are you using some kind of firewall or network monitoring software? Update drivers in red. Uninstall Gigabyte Charge driver.
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Logitech Camera driver

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Hello everyone, I just got my Lenovo Y70 from Amazon, I got a BSOD in the first 15 minutes, so I assumed auto updates were installing something nasty that would go away once they were done. So they're done, but the BSOD keeps on ticking.

The machine is 2 days old. Nothing has been installed yet.

Since it happened yesterday morning, I've:
1. Completed all Windows Updates (although it happened before any of them had the chance to cause it)
2. Reverted the device back to factory reset
3. Allowed for Troubleshooting tool from BIOS to take a whack at it, which it claimed has resolved the issue (at one point I couldn't even boot the machine) but then I got the BSOD during what appears to be random activities while using the laptop

I've attached the tool file as instructed, any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS: Go as technical as you like.

A:BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on Windows

Uninstall McAffee with its tool. http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe Run SFC. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters

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Intel Processor driver

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Intel Management Engine Interface driver

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Lenovo ACPI Virtual Power Controller

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NVIDIA Virtual Audio Driver

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Intel WIDI Bus Enumerator driver[br]Related to Intel Widi - Wireless Display

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Major thanks in advance for anyone that can help.

Problem started on 11/29. Had a power failure during a Windows Update. Computer has since been unable to start. Startup Repair is unable to automatically fix the problem and it wont let me restore to an earlier point.

I followed much of this thread but was still unable to solve it.

I finally gave up and tried to install windows using the recovery partition on the HD but i'm getting an error message saying the windows installation is unable to complete.

I cannot do a complete wipe because this is my business' computer and there are pertinent files on there.

Can anyone help please? Thanks

A:Startup Repair failure - Now wont let me reinstall windows

Hi eMachine, Welcome to Sevenforums.

There is a cool feature of the Windows Vista and 7 installers. If you have a previous install of Windows on the HDD (be it XP, Vista or 7) and start the new install it will actually do whats called a Old Files so long as you do not format the HDD.

What it does is it will install 7 and tak the old Windows install and put it on C:\ in a folder called 'Windows.Old'. This includes the entire old C:\ from the previous install including Program Files, Windows folder and User folder.

What you need to do is get into your BIOS (or if you have a OEM computer such as a Dell, HP or Toshiba press the button to open the boot manager) and tell it to boot to the CD/DVD. Have the Windows 7 install disk in the drive and boot to it. When it starts, tell it to install Windows and when you get to the part with the HDD, do not format it. Just click next. It will tell you it found a previous Windows installation and that it will move it to 'Windows.Old'. Continue with the install and there ya go.

You will have access to all the old files you had before, minus Programs since they wont be registered properly but will still be there.

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Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!! Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

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Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

Did you check the bios and check that the CD/DVD Rom is enabled as a boot device and is searched before the HDD?

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Hey Bleeping Computer, How is everyone tonight? So I am working on a Samsung Laptop ( MOdel Number=Series 3 NP300E5C - A0AUS) My friend in my Math class just bought it literally 3 days ago from Best Buy and they told her they would install any software she needed when she paid for it, but when she picked it up they wouldnt without charging her extra (so they flat out lied to make a sale) Anyways thats besides the point, so it has Windows 8 installed and she absolutely hates Windows 8!!! So I told her I could install Windows 7 for her and all the software she needs, (thats easy) But here is my problem.... PROBLEM: The Samsung Laptop WILL NOT boot from disk, it will not boot from any disk, I have tried Windows 7 (obviously) but I have also tried Puppy Linux, Parted Magic, Mem Soft (various other bootable disks that Bleeping Computer has given me over the years... I have gone into BIOS and changed the boot priority to CD drive, I have messed around with the BIOS trying to get it to boot from a disk and it wont. Windows 8 boots up so damn quick, I can enter Bios by hitting F2 at the Samsung splash screen and I can enter BIOS but I can not find a boot menu like hitting F8, F6, F12, F11 other ones I have used in the past on other machines, none of them seem to work. I can not get it to boot from disk, It looks like I can install windows 7 from the desktop but if it will not boot from Disk then when it restarts during install I am worried about. She Hates Windows 8 She ... Read more

A:Windows 8 Installed LAPTOP WONT BOOT off windows 7 disk

Hey just to let you guys know the BIOS is Phoenix SecureCore Tiano. There is a setting called Secure Boot (not sure what it does exactly) but I have not changed it, the only thing I have changed is the Boot Priority menu. If this Laptop wont boot from disk I am going to tell her to return it, and then in the future boycott samsung or any laptop maker that does not give you the option to boot from disk, This does make me angry with the future of computers I am hoping for an easy fix. My poor friend, she is totally computer illiterate(does not know how to install software at all) so I am trying to be a good friend and help her out!!

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Hello all

I just ordered and built my new custom PC a few days ago i have 8 gigs of Gskil ram in it and it shows that it can read it but it only is allowing 3.55 to be used. i checkd the MSconfig to make sure the max ram box isn't checked. i have read before that some of your parts will use ram like an on-board sound card or video but the only thing i have on board is the sound. and i dont think it would use over 4 gigs of my ram. is there any other ways to check or fix this problem.


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A:Windows wont use over half of my memory

Test memory with memtest.

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when starting windows XP professional it shows:

the size of the \WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP is not valid.
\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP is cross-linked on allocation unit 344127.

and it just stops loading windows, this is showed during check up. I cant even start it in Safe Mode.
does any1 know how can i fix this without having to formatt my hard drive because i have lots of files on it that i dont want to lose?

A:Windows XP wont start-memory.dmp

vilenko said:

when starting windows XP professional it shows:

the size of the \WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP is not valid.
\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP is cross-linked on allocation unit 344127.

and it just stops loading windows, this is showed during check up. I cant even start it in Safe Mode.
does any1 know how can i fix this without having to formatt my hard drive because i have lots of files on it that i dont want to lose?Click to expand...

Hi vilenko,

If you have access to another computer, you can explore the search results by going to: http://support.microsoft.com and searching for cross-link

This will lead you to the following webpage:
How to Fix Cross-linked Files

Since you are not able to boot up into Safe Mode due to this problem, you may have to strap up your disk to be passively accessible in another computer from another main disk to repair the problem - if possible. At any rate, you should do this to backup the data you need on the disk that won't boot.

-- Tom

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Ok, so a few days ago I was on my computer and it started running a little slow so I decided to restart. This is when all the trouble began... Following the reboot at the welcome screen i was greeted by several registry errors, and a message saying a backup copy of my registry had to be loaded. So I thought ok, why did this happen? So, I rebooted again to make sure every thing was still in check. After the second reboot(not sure if I can call it that) i didn't even get the welcome screen. Instead i got a quick flash of a BSOD stop error and that was it. So after overall reboots, I figured my computer had crashed and decided to do a clean install. I got my original cd free of scratches and formatted the hard drive completely. Then, when setup began to copy the files about 5 different files could not be copied. I tried to install windows AT-LEAST 10 times. I only got past the welcome screen twice and windows was completely crippled, even though it did manage to load. I tried reformatting, repairing the install, created a new partition and tried to install, and all have failed. The thing i find strange is that almost each time it would copy files some of the files would change. So, I am at a loss and don't know what to do or try next any help. I have a 40gb hd, 256 ram, pentium 4,Msi computer with an Aopen motherboard.

A:Windows xp had BSOD. tried to reinstall windows, but it wont install correctly!?

Pity you reformatted, sometimes that BSOD stop code gives a little insight to a problem. Could have referenced to a hardware fault and somewhat ruled out a few possibilities.
I've also had this problem with files not transfering and I just bought another CD and it worked. It happens with Server 2003 too. The CD just suddenly stops working and thats it.
You could try cleaning your CD\DVD drives laser, but thats a bit of long shot really. (didn't help in my case)

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I just recently purchased some new memory, installed it, but the computer doesn't wanna boot now so im guessing its some kind of compatibility issue...here's my specs:

first off here's a link to my crucial scan results page...hopefully you'll be able to view it has all the details of my comp...


if not it's a gateway 508ge, motherboard is a Gateway D915GAG Motherboard

here's a link to the ram i just bought:


i currently have 2 x 256 ddr 3200, not sure what the timings are though. i tried running it with my old ram plus the new and also just the new...no boot either way...

any help/ideas greatly appreciated!

A:Memory upgrade > windows wont start

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I'm trying to fix my sister's laptop which was obviously infected with a ton of stuff. First, I ran SuperAntiSpyware; it found and deleted 81 threats. Then I ran MBAM and it found 9-10 threats. I ran HJTthis a few times and it found and fixed 5-6 threats. Finally, I ran SpybotSD from a thumb drive and it found a couple things. I also installed Windows Essentials. Symptoms:- on bootup, sometimes it tries to check the disk, then cancels itself- Windows Help and Support starts as soon as the desktop shows. When I click the X, it closes and immediately pops back up.- IE doesn't work at all.- I installed Firefox. It worked fine at first, then randomly started redirecting me when I tried to click results on Google- I tried to run spybot installer to install the program on the computer, but it failed when it started unpacking.- I tried to run Windows update but it would start to download, then fail- when I tried to run Gmer as directed in your instructions, it caused the following: + message that said taskmgr.exe was corrupt, please run chkdsk + message that said gmer.exe was corrupt, please run chkdsk + logonscreensaver stopped responding, and screen went whiteDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 16:18:17.62 on Fri 05/28/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.264 [GMT -4:00]AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861F... Read more

A:Windows Help and Support won't turn off/random browser redirects/Spybot SD installation failure/Windows Update failure

Please close this post as the problem is now fixed. I appreciate the service your forum provides. Thanks.

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When ever I properly shut down my system it wont boot normally. Here is what happens:

It goes to the screen "Starting windows" and gets stuck.
I press the power button, and then press it again to start the system.
I am given the screen with two options: run system repair and start windows normally.
I chose system repair.
And after system repair starts it takes like half an hour to get to the screen with the option: restore to a previous restore point.
I chose no and the system repair starts again.
And at the end it says that it was unable to find any problems and weather I need to see advance options
in the advance options I chose run memory diagnostic.
The system reboots and starts memory diagnostics.
And after completing the test it again give me the screen with options start system repair or run windows normally. I chose windows normally and it boots
After booting I am given the message that windows memory diagnostics did not find any problems with the memory

This is how I boot my computer right now, but i really dont like it. Please tell what might be wrong and how can i fix this.

Thanks in advance.

A:windows wont boot without running memory diagnostics

Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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 After I upgraded the ram memory of my HP DV6 from 4Gb to 8Gb (2 x 4Gb Kingston KTA-MB1333/4G), Windows wont boot anymore. I get blue screens and it keeps rebooting. I believe the specs of the memory are similar to the original Samsung M471B5673EH1-CH9 memory: 1333Ghz, non-ecc, 1.5Volt, Cas latency 9 etc.etc. It's a HP DV6-2140ED laptop with an Intel i5-430m processor and Intel mobile HM55 chipset. The bios detects 8Gb and it also passes the memory check/test. As far as I know I also installed the latest bios firmware: F.1D. Reinstalling my Windows 10 64-bit doesnt work either: with 8Gb I also get blue screens after I try to boot from my Windows 10 bootable usb flash drive. I read of other people having the same problem, but I havent read of a solution yet. What can be done about this? 

A:Pavilion DV6: Windows 10 wont boot after memory upgrade (4Gb...

What happens if you remove the upgrade memory and reinstall the original module?

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Have had constant BSOD issues for the last couple years. May finally be making progress as i downloaded the latest UEFI hardware check and recieved the following error on the memory test:FAILURE ID: PU03LW-6T78JN-MFGJWK-405503Product Id: E7Z34UA#ABAI reset my pc back to windows 8 after upgrading to windows 10 and still get the bsod. I also swapped out new ram sticks and still recieved bsod. Erorrs consisted of "memory management" and " kernel security failure", "irlq not less than or equal" among others. Any help in telling me what is wrong and how i can fix it would be great!! Thank you very much

A:Memory test failure bsod

Did you ever upgrade the installed memory in your notebook? When you installed the upgrade memory was it identical in all respects to the originally installed memory or did you mix manufacturer and capacities?

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I recently installed the "Windows Service Pack 1" (SP1), I turned off my computer and it would load the main screen, then a black screen would appear with an error ( !! 0xc34----- !! 146/49000, Something like this) I tried to do a system restore and it took hours to do, it never actually did the restore. It said "Finalizing Files" then it would stay there for hours on end. After I restarted my computer. I got this blue screen which says " A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x00000067 (0x00000001, 0x00000009, 0xc0000035, 0x00000000)

The only way I was able to see this screen is when I went to advanced options and stopped auto restart on crash.

This is a Dell Inspiron 1525. I am currently on a different computer trying to find a solution for this problem. I really need some help as soon as possible, thanks.

A:BSOD + (Windows SP1 Failure)

Can you get into Windows at all? Even Safe Mode?

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources

This is an infrequent error that means that the registry couldn't find enough space to load in memory. Since it's early in the boot process, this shouldn't happen - so I suspect a RAM issue (although the HDD could also be at fault).

Run the diagnostics above and let us know the results. We'll move on from there.

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The issue happens on multiple platforms - PC and LapTops running Win10. Issues are with Samsung Portable SSD MU-PS250 (direct USB3 output) - I have tried several of these Drives and all wont work! and SanDisk Exterme Pro SATA in a 2.5" SATAIII to USB 3.0 external enclosure (Vantec NexStar 6 G NST-266S3)
An explanation mark comes up beside these drives under Disk Drives in Device Manager. Not seen in Disk Management.

BOTH of these SSD disk drives work well under Win7! - without ANY problem at all.
These are both new SSD Disk Drives.
I have even tried formatting them 1st under Win 7 - but Win 10 still won't Mount them despite them working nicely under Win 7. I have tried using the Disk Drives latest drivers to no avail!!

So the issue is not with any particular Win 10 computer (ASUS PC, ASUS ROG & HP laptop) nor with any particular SSD drive. Multiple complaints and unsuccessful "helpful" suggestions are on the various Web Forums about this SAME problem.

This suggests to me that there is a serious problem with Win 10 that Microsoft has not addressed yet.
As an aside - I am now using a HP PC Z640 and I have gone back to using Win 7 - I won't touch/ install Win 10 / upgrade from Win7 - there is a serious issue with this OS in my opinion. Same conclusion by my IT department at work - they wont touch Win 10 either - 12 months ago they upgraded our large multi- PC systems from XP to Win 7!!

I have have had a look at HP website to what needs to occur... Read more

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Hi Guys

Can anyone help with this error please my computer keeps crashing and going to BSOD below is the error i get

STOP 0X0000000A, 0X00000001C, 0X000000002, 0X000000001 , 0X80535C5A5

Also when browsing IE keeps having to recover pages and I cant install AVG so I have no anti virus at the moment.

So far I have restored to the earliest point possible uninstalled and old copy of kapersky but not sure what else to do, what i have read points to a driver and memory problem but not sure how to properly diagnose or fix

Thanks in advance


A:BSOD XP memory failure stop error

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ASUS P5B Deluxe-WiFi Motherboard
4GB Corsair 800mHz RAM
Intel [email protected] 2.40GHz
ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB Graphics Card

I think the Motherboard Wifi driver is causing the problem, it was downloading automatically through windows update, it works and it started crashing whenever I used it for about 10 minutes.

I have the dump and xml files but not sure where you guys want me to upload them?
EDIT - I uploaded the dump/xml files

Please help!! this is re-occuring every 10 min ~ very annoying!!

Please ask if you need more info to help me!!

A:Windows 7 64-Bit BSOD driver failure!! help please

Quote: Originally Posted by Legendairy

ASUS P5B Deluxe-WiFi Motherboard
4GB Corsair 800mHz RAM
Intel [email protected] 2.40GHz
ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB Graphics Card

I think the Motherboard Wifi driver is causing the problem, it was downloading automatically through windows update, it works and it started crashing whenever I used it for about 10 minutes.

I have the dump and xml files but not sure where you guys want me to upload them?

Please help!! this is re-occuring every 10 min ~ very annoying!!

Please ask if you need more info to help me!!

If you cant get into your computer for even a few mins we might be able to help you better. If you can get to the destop, goto c:\windows\minidump. that is where the BSOD dump files are kept. XIp the dump file (*>dmp) and using the attachment tool (shaped like a paperclip) attch it to upload for us to examine. If the dump fille isnt in minidump search for *.dmp


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A:laptop wont start says a hard drive dst check failure

Hello andy191, Welcome to FORUM !! Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby  Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click o... Read more

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I am helping a friend with a PC. From what they told me, all of a sudden when the PC boots, they get a message: "Floppy diskette seek failure". They attempted to repair (it's a Dell Dimension 9200), and the repair screen just sits there for hours and hours. I tried to go to safe mode to no avail (can't get to the screen - only options are 'attempt to repair' or 'Start Normally' . When I try to start the PC 'normally', I get a BSOD - Memory Management. The PC has 1GB of memory.Please help me. Thank you.UPDATE: Finally got into SAFE mode. This is a VISTA Operating System. Needs to be moved to the appropriate forum

A:PC will not boot; get floppy seek failure and BSOD for memory

A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting/running computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.The following image is the test results area:The most important item here is the ?errors? line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.

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I'm trying to troubleshoot what's gone wrong with my computer, and I was hoping someone could help. I self built this ~2 years ago, and haven't had a problem until now.
Build Here (Intel Core i5-3570K, Asus GeForce GTX 780, Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) - System Build - PCPartPicker)
I turned my computer on this afternoon and Windows failed to start. I tried repairing with no luck, and there are no restore points available. I stored my OS on my SSD which makes me think my SSD has failed. I've tried using working power cables / SATA cables to try and rule out the connection being the issue. I've changed the RAM slots to rule out bad slots too.

Here is the error image from the BSoD I get when I try to start Windows normally.

Also, these are the two errors that appeared after trying to run Startup Repair/Diagnose:

Any help on trying to diagnose this would be greatly appreciated. I've seen other threads posted here before about this error, but they seemed to be able to start Windows, however.

A:BSOD at Startup. Memory or Drive failure? Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area

Sometimes a BSOD may make the system unbootable. Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Let us see if the steps can make the system bootable.

Also try to boot the computer in Safe Mode .... if it boots, post the data following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Actually a stop 0x50 may be caused by both the physical RAM and the drivers. It is impossible to point one of them out without checking the crash dump.

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Dell Inspiron Laptop
OS: Windows 2000
When I boot my Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop I get an error message. The background is black and in white text at the top of the screen it reads,

" Memory write/read failure at 10000000 read 00ef02ee expected before 00ef00ef decreasing available memory.

Does anyone out there know what this means or how to fix this?

A:Dell Laptop boot memory write/read failure

Sounds like you have a faulty RAM chip in the machine.

Wothwhile trying to reseat the RAM chips first, before replacing in case it is a connection problem.

The chips are likely to be under a panel in the bottom of the laptop, but the manual should advise.

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I have a Toshiba laptop three years old. Its Windows (C memory used currently 148 GB out of 149 GB available. However the Windows (C memory of other computers for example in the library and in the college used only between 40GB and 60 GB even though they are bigger than my laptop. As a consequence I have problem because I have little memory left in my laptop. My laptop has some applications like all the computers but I think that each application uses approximately 1 GB. Hence I would like to know why my laptop used so much memory and how can I free memory.

A:The Windows (C:) memory of my laptop uses too much memory

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums reading from your post its hard drive space you need to free up ....... How much ram do you have ? The link below will help you clean up your hard drive.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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Hello People

So i'm having a problem , while i play league of legends sometimes, appears a bsod saying, video_tdr_failure (nvlddmkm.sys), months ago i solved it ( i dont know how ) , and yesterday i formated my laptop and this appears again. I play crossfire too and i play it fine

Thinks I already Tried.

- Install the drivers ( Is not the drivers )
- Format Again
ps: SF diagnostic file is in attachment
ps2: Sorry for my bad english.

A:BSOD -video tdr failure nvlddmkm.sys Windows 8

Is there any reason that you have not updated to Win8.1 yet? I ask to see if you are having problems with it.

Only 45 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

This device is disabled in Device Manager. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Bluetooth USB Module USB\VID_0489&PID_E04E\6&2DD24A3D&0&1 This device is disabled.

- download a fresh set of the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device
- enable the device
- install the drivers
If you'd like, feel free to disable it again.

Lot's of Live Kernel Events in the WER section of MSINFO32
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
Overheating can cause the Live Kernel Events (among o... Read more

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Hi guyz, My laptop, since a few monthes has been having BSOD crashes repeatidly. I have tried and installed windows many times, and after each install, it would run properly for 3 weeks, then blue screens start to appear. Eventually i recieve BSOD errors and their rate of appearence increases with time, untill windows completely fails to start and crashes just when the microsoft logo appears. I then install a new windows, and the problem repeats itself. I have tried to look for online help, but i find that each forum\site gives a different reason. This time bluescreens have started to appear and just as i log into windows, a BSOD appears, so i had no solution other than copying the minidump files and generating a report (see attachments), although i know it wouldn't be as accurate.

Info (failing windows): 7 Proffesional 64 bit, Toshiba E205.
Note: The drivers of devices in that windows were all installed. I ran a memory diagnostics test and therefore i don;t suspect faulty ram to be the reason.

Can u please help me?Iam in deep trouble

A:BSOD causing repetitive windows failure

Quote: Originally Posted by Abdomoteawa

Hi guyz, My laptop, since a few monthes has been having BSOD crashes repeatidly. I have tried and installed windows many times, and after each install, it would run properly for 3 weeks, then blue screens start to appear. Eventually i recieve BSOD errors and their rate of appearence increases with time, untill windows completely fails to start and crashes just when the microsoft logo appears. I then install a new windows, and the problem repeats itself. I have tried to look for online help, but i find that each forum\site gives a different reason. This time bluescreens have started to appear and just as i log into windows, a BSOD appears, so i had no solution other than copying the minidump files and generating a report (see attachments), although i know it wouldn't be as accurate.

Info (failing windows): 7 Proffesional 64 bit, Toshiba E205.
Note: The drivers of devices in that windows were all installed. I ran a memory diagnostics test and therefore i don;t suspect faulty ram to be the reason.

Can u please help me?Iam in deep trouble

These most recent one was releated to your NETw5s64.sys driver (network)

Your is from 2009 and needs to e re-installed using newest available.

How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- ... Read more

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My computer is having an issue which is increasingly bringing me concern. I am unsure if it is a virus, a software, or a hardware problem, but I'll describe it as best as I can.

My computer will start to freeze up - shooting up to full CPU usage for about 1-2 seconds before running normally for a few seconds and then repeating the process. The freezing gets worse, and within a 10 minute span of time, my computer crashes, hitting one of those useless blue screens that flashes by far too fast to get a detailed view of it. (I noticed that ONE of the screens mentioned 'KERNEL_' at the start, though it *didn't* specifically mention my 'old friend', kernel32.dll)

After it crashes, Windows seems to have issues with loading up. It's stalled pre-windows splash screen (the screen when windows first begins to load with the 'loading' bar on it), with nothing but a blinking cursor all day. That pre-windows screen normally takes about two seconds to pass.

The computer has also gotten to the splash screen and spontaneously restarted itself then and there.

And of course, the entire freezing-to-crash process has repeated itself with increasing frequency, often within the first 5-10 minutes of Windows actually loading.

I had to restart my computer over a dozen times to get it to load completely enough that I could run the TSG SysInfo and HijackThis (log following), but luckily it's cooperated long enough this time to do so. I don't e... Read more

A:Sporadic Freezing to BSOD to Windows Failure

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Hi there all!
I have come to you because I'm having some fairly extreme issues with my PC. I recently upgraded my graphics card and switched over to Nvidia, and after the install I used Advanced Systemcare to uninstall the old drivers etc, but I didn't carefully check what it was removing and I think it may have taken a load of stuff out of the AMD system32 folder.
I am now greeted by the windows 8 sad face bsod on boot and the error critical_service_failed.
This just loops and I am unable to get into the safe mode menu or anything. I have tried using a system recovery USB but the system restore fails every time with the error "An unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0x8007051a)"
I am kind of at a loss now, I have tried the refresh tool and the automatic repair, both to no avail.
Thank you in advance!

A:Windows 8.1 boot failure, critical_service_failed bsod

Hello, sorry about your problems. I do have some questions. When you install your new graphics card, did you follow the instructions? I ask because in the case you did, you could have a defective product. Have you also uninstall the new graphics card and running the computer? 

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The evening of Wednesday 6th July I was playing World of Warcraft on my Windows XP Home Edition laptop when the graphics froze, the sound glitched, then I got a BSOD for about half a second before the screen went black.

I rebooted but got another BSOD. I restarted the computer again, got to the login screen, typed the first character of my password and the screen went black. Over the next few attempts I determined that generally using the mouse was ok, but sometimes the screen hung. Attempting to type in my password invariably resulted in either a hang or the screen going black.

The following morning, once the laptop had cooled down I was able to log in. I shut the lid and left it. That evening I was able to log on and played World of Warcraft very briefly without trouble.

This morning I logged on and had been playing World of Warcraft for perhaps 10 minutes when I got another BSOD. Same routine as before.

I left the computer for a few hours, then logged on without trouble, downloaded the tools to capture system issues as listed at World of Warcraft crash destroyed operating system. While running the tool I noticed it reporting two mini-dumps and when I checked them they were both from the Wednesday night. None from a few hours before.

While the tool was still running, I got another BSOD.

Where do I go from here? I can't get the tool to run to completion without getting a BSOD. I may be able to get the minidumps off the computer and separately extract other information ... Read more

A:BSOD on Windows XP - possibly hardware failure

You could test the hard drive yourself, that would be a good starting point.
You'll need to download the ISO CD-image from the drive maker's website, create a CD from that ISO file, then boot your laptop from it and run the test.

First determine what brand the drive is, then download the appropriate ISO file from the manufacturer. The links are at the top of this page: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

PS: Don't download the Windows version of the testing software because that will be of no use to you if Windows is currently unstable or won't run properly.
You need to download the version for DOS which is supplied as an ISO file.

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My HP laptop is stuck on Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer blue screen.

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My HP laptop is stuck on Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do not turn off your computer blue screen.  The system would not configure after installing microsoft office.The system will not go to the desktop so all the suggestions about system restore and fixes via the desktop are impossible.  No matter how many times it try's, it restarts, goes to the HP screen, and goes back to the blue failure configuring windows updates  screen.  The system came preloaded with Windows 8, so no boot disk available.  Anyone please help

A:HP laptop stuck on Failure configuring Windows updates

Hello @ford17 , Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand your notebook failed a Windows update and will no longer boot.  There is actually a document published by Microsoft for this exact issue. Have a go at it and let me know if you need any help with any of the steps or if it does (or doesn't) resolve your issue: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when y.... I look forward to your reply!

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I have a dell latitude cpx. I just got 2 256mb sticks of ram for it and it wont boot up. I tried with just one 256mb stick and same thing. It still works fine with the old ram. I got CL2 memory because ive heard dells require this. what gives?? and its pc100 also so it should be the right kind??

A:laptop wont boot with new memory

sounds like it`s not compatible.

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Every once in a while, there will be a BSOD. It doesn't matter what I do; it's occurred when I was in game, or simply idling. Once it's rebooted, it keep on going back to blue screens and often doesn't even boot. There's been occasions where I wasn't able to boot for 3 days straight. There are also many errors:
Kernel security check failure, memory management, driver irql not less or equal, and system pte misuse.
Thanks in advance! This has been bothering me for a long time. I've tried running memory tests, but nothing so far seems to work :/

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What a mess...

I came to my PC this morning only to find it restarting after the BIOS continuously. I peeked in the case and the DRAM LED was lit on my ASUS mb. I pulled one of the memory sticks out, restarted, and it booted right into windows (I'm running win 7 x64 ultimate). I wanted to run memtest86 to check the rest of my memory, so I booted that from a flash drive, test was OK. When I booted from the flash drive, it changed my boot order and disabled my RAID1 for some reason, so it booted to one of the RAID drives (except now it wasn't in raid, it was just an IDE drive). When it got into Windows it did all the 'installing new hardware' stuff on my hard drives. But it was running fine. I knew what happened, so I shut down, went into the BIOS and put the RAID back on, and booted back into Windows. It booted fine, except that there was a red X on my internet connection icon in the tray (even though I could get to web sites just fine). Network control center said the "dependency service or group failed to start". A few seconds later, a msg pops up saying the firewall is off and should be turned on. It ran stable at this point, had it on for about an hour.

Then to fix the red X thing, I read that maybe I should try a check disk. So i went to do it in windows on my C drive and it said I couldn't do it while the drive is active or whatever, so it would schedule it for the next startup. Sure enough it ran, found some problems, and finished. Now when it gets into wi... Read more

A:BSOD (registry error) after check disk, after memory failure

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hi there, ive had this problem with my laptop for a while now but have just gave up on it! Everytime i switch it on it will ask to start in Safe Mode, Run Windows Normally or on the last knowen settings, but no matter what I chose the screen will come up "Windows XP" with the loading bar, then restart automatically, can anyone tell me what may be wrong with it?

A:Laptop Wont Run Windows

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Yeah so this happened earlier today when i was shutting down the computer,it was taking ages to shut down then the error 'Driver power stat failure' came up along with BSOD

Any idea's?


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I can't seem to figure out the pattern here with programs/actions despite the consistent crashing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

A:BSOD - Kernal Security Check Failure, Windows 8.1

Almost all BSOD (8) of your 10 Dumpfiles is a BugCheck 139, {3, ffffd0002077b6d0, ffffd0002077b628, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiFastFailDispatch+d0 ) ,
(1) BSOD is BugCheck A, {ffffcf8003b16f98, 2, 1, fffff80255133a39}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiProcessThreadWaitList+b9 )
and (1) BSOD is
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002b79c38, ffffd0003839b208, ffffd0003839aa10}
Probably caused by : AsusTP.sys

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 139, {3, ffffd0002072aa20, ffffd0002072a978, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiFastFailDispatch+d0 )
Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Hello there, from time to time i get a blue screen with Kernel Security Check Failure as en error.
Any ideas to solve this problem?
I inserted the attachment (zip file)

kind regards

A:BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure

Hi brownieee,

Welcome to the 8forums.

I have checked the 3 most recent crashes, they look pretty much like each other.
Everytime the NETIO.sys file was marked which is the Network Input/Output System.
This usually points to the network drivers, but looking a little deeper the Nvidia Video driver is flagged.

Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.
Please be careful with removing the right drivers as you have switchable GPU's.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
0: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff800`da41b000 fffff800`db0b4000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Wed Feb 04 01:08:12 2015 (54D162EC)
CheckSum: 00C57C2D
ImageSize: 00C99000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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On new 8.1 pro PC with windows media center feature added and a tv signal scan started the machines bsod with error. Windows 8.1 pro has been fully reinstalled but same issue. Before re installing 8.1 pro a crash happened when playing media files from a usb. see uploaded file can you help? All updates done and drivers updated.

A:BSOD Windows 8.1 Kernel Security Check Failure on new pc

Your DVB-T Receiver caused the issue. Unplug it and see if the problem persists.

AF15BDA.sys Tue Jun 22 05:12:54 2010 (4C202A36)
DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver

athw8x.sys Wed Sep 19 09:15:18 2012 (50597106)
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver

HECIx64.sys Mon Dec 17 20:32:21 2012 (50CF7345)
Intel Management Engine Interface

IntcDAud.sys Fri Jan 11 14:55:16 2013 (50F019C4)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver

athwnx.sys Mon Apr 1 07:32:05 2013 (51591BD5)
Driver for Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN (CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43) Network Adapter device driver

RTKVHD64.sys Tue Apr 9 18:57:27 2013 (51644877)
Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver

dump_iaStorA.sys Mon Apr 22 21:38:05 2013 (5175919D)
driver created to provide disk access during crash dump file generation

iaStorA.sys Mon Apr 22 21:38:05 2013 (5175919D)
Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) driver

Rt630x64.sys Fri May 10 11:59:08 2013 (518CC4EC)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/dri... Read more

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First i am sorry for any english and grammer mistake i will have while i try to explain what is the problem with my comuter
i got this computer for around 2 years, its not new, up untill now it worked perfectly no trubble at all
recently im starting to have alof of problems,
computer suddenly freeze or shutdown, getting message kernel security chek failure windows 8.1
since we use this computer few family mmbers idk if something been installed

i tried useing thos tools u ask that gives the needed information about your system and dump files.

A:BSOD Kernel Security Chek Failure windows 8.1

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80165712cbb}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for wsimdx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for wsimdx.sys
Probably caused by : wsimdx.sys ( wsimdx+9324 )
Followup: MachineOwner
2: kd> lmvm wsimdx
start end module name
fffff801`ade82000 fffff801`ade98000 wsimdx T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: wsimdx.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wsimdx.sys
Image name: wsimdx.sys
Timestamp: Tue Mar 17 16:49:55 2009 (49BF410B)
CheckSum: 0001DDA9
ImageSize: 00016000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Update the Atheros miniport driver here - its more than 5 years old:

You'll need to determine the model number by running MSINFO, since you never provided that detail in your zip file.

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Hi all,

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit. I started getting the annoying BSOD of Kernel Security Check Failure since the past couple of days. It happens after my PC is on for a few minutes and will then restart and happen again after a few minutes. I first noticed this when I was browsing the internet. As far as I know, I haven't made any major changes to hardware/software over the past 2-3 days.

I have uploaded the dump files as suggested, by using the DM Log collector Tool created by John (z3r010).

I will be very grateful for any help - as my productivity has plummeted for the past 2 days!

Thank you,

A:BSOD Kernel security check failure, Windows 8.1 64 Bit


I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.

In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.


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