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3b win32k BSOD from hardware upgrades

Q: 3b win32k BSOD from hardware upgrades

I've been getting pretty constant BSOD's since I upgraded my mobo, CPU, and GPU. (ASUS to Gigabyte, Intel to AMD, AMD to AMD; respectively)
I've been slowly fixing it with my limited knowledge and Google, and they've lessened somewhat. I've basically just been upgrading drivers and trying to get rid of the old ones.
The biggest change so far has been from yesterday, when I completely uninstalled all AMD components, folders, and registry entries. I then reinstalled with all the newest AMD drivers (chipset too of course). No BSOD's for the rest of the evening yesterday, and none for a few hours this morning, until the newest (which you will see as the only entry for today).

Hoping to finally get this fixed and dealt with once and for all.
Please let me know what I need to do.

Edit: More BSOD's. New one saying it caught a device driver attempting to corrupt the system. I can't recall the stop code now, and I'm on my laptop now so I can't access the minidump for it. The computer also crashed with another 3b win32k 10 minutes after the new one.
I'll go on the computer and add the minidump when someone tries helping. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: 3b win32k BSOD from hardware upgrades

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: 3b win32k BSOD from hardware upgrades

Welcome to SevenForums

Did you perform a clean install after installing so many new hardware?

Is the firmware for your SSD up to date?

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Recently after some new hardware upgrades I have been having trouble starting my system up, and when it does decide to start up, it often will blue screen after startup. After a few restarts it seems to be stable for a while.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64x
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.40 GHz
8.00GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5750
Asus M4A79XTD Motherboard
This is the log after a BSOD:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

The minidump files are attached.

A:BSOD with recent hardware upgrades

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005

BugCheck D1, {0

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a00a216c88

BugCheck 124, X64_0x124_AuthenticAMD_PROCESSOR_BUS_PRV

1. Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

2. prime95 http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

3. memtest RAM - Test with Memtest86+

4. Replace AVG with MSE:

AVG Worldwide - Download tools


5. Update:

AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 11:11:49 2007

ASUS (Probe)

Rt64win7.sys Thu Nov 05 16:15:41 2009

Realtek 8136/8168/8169Read more

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I need some serious help with a problem that I have been troubleshooting for 2 days without any progress.

I recently upgraded my PC from an [AMD Athlon XP 2800+ on an Abit NF7-S2G with an AGP Radeon 9800XT] to an [AMD 64 3200+ on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with a PCIe Radeon X800 XL]. Now after booting, it gives me a stop error blue screen with the error code:

STOP: 0x0000007e (0xC0000005, 0x00000000, 0xF88BA0C0, 0xF88B9DBC)

strange thing is. Windows XP Home Edition (service pack 2) boots up to safe mode, safe mode with networking, and VGA mode Enabled just fine. It has no problems there. I just it stops with the error code when booting normally. The error occurs right after the POST, Mem Test, and IDE tests, prior to the Windows OS loading screen.

While in Safe Mode and VGA Mode, I updated EVERYTHING including the Realtek Audio drivers, nForce 4 chipset drivers, Catalyst Drivers for my Radeon, and the drivers for my Ethernet controllers. It is running on the latest non-beta BIOS. Any attempts to flash the BIOS (with the latest Beta BIOS version) using a Windows GUI BIOS Flash tool returns an error that states that it cannot verify the ROM after flashing, so it aborts and restores the previous BIOS.

I have run out of ideas and im not sure what else to do to fix this problem, so any help will be much appreciated.


A:BSOD Stop Error after Hardware Upgrades

That's the same thing as mine almost..

No solution to date. Running msconfig and setting boot.ini switch to /sos will get you a full working machine. Join the club
MS recommended first remove SP2. If that didn't work format/reinstall. If you didn't want to do that do a "parallel
install so you had 2 copies of XP to boot to. Boot to the bottom one on boot screen.Transfer settings and then eliminate bad one. I'm still in a email dialogue with them but didn't do any of these "recommended" things. Out of curiosity do you have any new "minidumps" in windows/minidump folder? I don't get any. At least it's not a MB or graphics problem I have an nVidia fx5200 on a chaintech vnf3-250. MS sort of implied a compatability problem w AMD64 and SP2. Longshot is a incompatability w/ the Newcastle core maybe????
Error 0X00000007e (0xc0000005, 0x00000000,0xf7a2f0c0,0xf7a2edbc)

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Hello. Good Day to all. Permission to post. I just search for my problem and i didn't find any answers yet.

I'm receiving a BSOD several times i keep getting BSOD mostly when browsing with google chrome.

What i did so far :

-I just installed whocrashed and found an error (you can see it in the bottom).

-Reformat my PC (still no luck)

-Run memtest in 12 hrs and didn't find any error

-Update my video driver and fix 1 BSOD problem while playing games!

UPDATE: I just attached the sf diagnostic result.

My PC Specs :

-AMD FX-8320

*Please help me fix the BSOD it's really annoying my PC is one month old and i'm keep getting this

Thanks in advance!
Here's some result of Whocrashed :

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Sat 1/18/2014 6:29:05 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\011714-17971-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: cdd.dll (cdd+0x6CF9)
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF96000676CF9, 0xFFFFF88008AA0110, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\cdd.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Canonical Display Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing ... Read more

A:Randomly BSOD on my new PC - win32k.sys (win32k+0xC4283)

Bump. I just attach the sf diagnostic result thanks.

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Here is my dilemma. My motherboard has gone bad, which is going to obviously force me to do a ton of upgrading to get my computer working again. (Going from socket 939 -> AM2 = need ddr2, am2 processor, etc)

My copy of XP home right now is OEM, and I've already concluded that I need to buy another copy of XP home OEM since I'm replacing the motherboard. When I put in the new motherboard, processor, ram, and connect my other hardware and boot up, is windows going to boot up normally since I'm still using the same harddrive? Will I have to format? I ask this because I have quite a bit of sensitive data on the drive that I can't lose.

What about the fact that by Microsoft's definition I'm getting a "new computer" thus I need to get a new copy of windows? Will it just ask me to put the serial of my new windows in or will I have to reformat and install it from scratch?

How can I save my sensitive data? (Project files, etc)

A:Regarding XP and hardware upgrades

G'Day Davetman, Welcome to TSF!


Originally Posted by Davetman

Here is my dilemma. My motherboard has gone bad, which is going to obviously force me to do a ton of upgrading to get my computer working again. (Going from socket 939 -> AM2 = need ddr2, am2 processor, etc)

When you get the RAM, make sure that its compatible with the Motherboard; don't go less than 1Gb, to do the AMD CPU justice. Also be sure to use Thermal Paste when installing the CPU..we can advise you how to do it if needed.

Another thing, if you are going to use this new system for gaming, please get a decent Power Supply; a recognised brand with a minimum of about 550W output, otherwise you'll be having more troubles.

My copy of XP home right now is OEM, and I've already concluded that I need to buy another copy of XP home OEM since I'm replacing the motherboard. When I put in the new motherboard, processor, ram, and connect my other hardware and boot up, is windows going to boot up normally since I'm still using the same harddrive? Will I have to format? I ask this because I have quite a bit of sensitive data on the drive that I can't lose.

Yes you will need to wipe the HDD, as it will not recognise the new Motherboard.
You will need some thing like Killdisk (FREE Version) to completely wipe the HDD to give you the best chance of a 'clean installation' from scratch.

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My copy of XP Home is OEM and I've built 3 different machines/motherboards/graphics cards/RAM, etc., etc., and never had a problem using the same CD. Twice I had to call them and I explained new mobo and I upgraded some hardware while I was at it. No problem whatsoever. And your CD has no brain so it doesn't know not to bootup normally. You have to authenticate within 30 days and I guess they scan your machine online and if the stuff is real different you might have to call.

You don't have to format that drive. Buy a new one that's bigger and make a partition on it to transfer your sensitive data to or install that drive as a slave. Or buy a cheaper small HDD to get up and running again. With your sensitive drive as a slave you can access it and delete your previous Windows installation. There are all sorts of cheap USB things that will attach to your drive and you can use it externally -- maybe get an external case for it ~$20. You can turn it on and off at will. Things are extremely cheap now if you buy online and even in retail stores I saw 2GB DDR2 RAM for $59. I went through this 3 weeks ago and they didn't make me call this time. I'm using one of the same mobo but new HDD, RAM & graphics card and still have my HDD intact from when the other mobo died. $55 for 160GB in a store.

You aren't getting a new computer if you're using the same old case and some other things you aren't upgrading.

A:Regarding XP and hardware upgrades

Go for Intel Core 2, it's better.

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I have just bought a AMB Athlon XP 2800+ , and a new motherboard while I was setting it up I set the fsb speed too high and the computer crashed and I reset the bios and now when I try starting the computer all I see is a black screen and hear too long beeps. Now I want to know if my processor is burned up or what? Not sure what is going on replacing the processor is not a problem i'm just wondering what is going on and if it is in fact the processor that is burned up and not the RAM or something along those lines.

A:New Hardware Upgrades

See if this helps at all!

BTW Welcome to TSG!

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Hey I have a question about upgrading my Motherboard and CPU, I currently have CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K and Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H . I'm planning on upgrading my ram to the hyperx fury 2666mhz ddr4, my current MB and CPU only support up to 1600mhz ddr3.
Does anyone have a recommendation for what to upgrade them to?

A:Hardware Upgrades

If you want to stay intel, go with a z270 chipset board from asus, gigabyte, or asrock. I am using this asrock board on one of my systems and it is bullet proof; runs a 7600k @4.5gig;
http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6/index.asp
CPU either a 7700k or 7600k

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My name is Jeff, and I have a Dell XPS 210 circa 2007. Its bone stock except for two gigs of ram. 250 gig hard drive with a 10 gig partition for recovery, named as a second drive. What can I do hardware-wise to turn this average performance computer into a super-computer for CHEAP?

A:hardware upgrades for XPS 210??

From what i know dell xps computers are for gaming mostly. if you are able to add more ram to it thats all i can think of that might work.

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Have Windows 10 AU UPDATE. When i am clicking close system ( turn off pc ) , system closing fine, pc closing fine. But after that when i boot to Windows 10 it boots fine but event log register livekernelevent: win32k.sys.There was not bluescreen i dont saw a bluescreen. So question. It is related to my hardware or system?

LivekernelEvent - win32k.sys - it is related to hardware issue?

But why i dont saw a bluescreen and windows only report this.

Memtest86 no errors. Games are not crashing.No Bsods,no freezing etc.

Windows 10 ,newest Anniversary update.

PC:6700k stock

Asus Z170-P

Corsair 750

16GB DDR4 Kingston

Gtx 1080 Ti Fe

Maybe a BUG? because it does not display any BSODs or works strange.

A:I have hardware problem? LivekernelEvent - win32k.sys log,when closing system.

win32k.sys = graphics subsystem.

Where are the links for the other topics about this?

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So, looking to make my computer run faster while running games/ browsing, and I want to make sure I'm covering my bases.

Already have a comcast modem, granted there are faster modems but internet connection has always been fast. Buying RAM upgrades for my computer, a Dell Dimension 2400, 2 512MB chips. However the website I'm buying from told me it's capable of holding 1GB chips, and after checking my manual, turned out that it can't. That sound reliable or should i even bother and continue the purchase. Memory itself is fine, 80gigs and it's only half full. I don't know any other ways to significantly boosting my computer's speed suffice freeing up memory, but if there are other factors i need to consider please let me know

Second problem, run issue. A few months ago I opened a bad .rar file which contained a virus or something of that nature, and since then IE pop-ups have been invading my screen. I've tried several times to delete the virus via free antivirus software or a system restore (which locked me out from any previous dates the virus came into contact). What's the best FREE way into ridding myself of the virus (which i think is adware). I'm thinking of completely cleaning my C:/ drive and restarting from the systems discs (which I'll ask from this board to help me do), but please let me know if there is some free software that can help me

A:Hardware upgrades & run issues

the 1g should be sufficient for xp
follow the five steps here

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I have 4 systems to maintain - all had Win7 Ultimate 64bit, and all upgraded (free) to Win10 Pro successfully. Toward the end of this year, all 4 systems will have new motherboards, CPUs, memory and possibly SSDs.

I understand that major hardware changes will cause a deactivation state in Win10 (although I never had any issues with Win7 and hardware upgrades). It would be nice to just pop the old SSDs into each new system, do a few driver updates and be done...

I have seen references that the Win10 upgrade was ONLY good for the hardware it was installed on and you will have to purchase a copy of Win10 for your new hardware. I have also seen references that all you have to do is call MicroSoft, explain about your new hardware and reactivation should not typically be a problem.

I know I can start from scratch and put the original 7 on all of them and then do the free Win10 upgrade again, but this is tedious and I will likely lose most, if not all, of the third-party software (and games) that I had installed across the systems.

So the question is: has anyone done a major hardware upgrade after a free upgrade to Win10 from a valid Win7 / Win8 and successfully reactivated (assuming you were prompted for a reactivation)?

A:Activation after new hardware upgrades?

If you put in a new motherboard and CPU - it is a very BAD idea to move the old Windows installation over to it anyway due to the major differences in drivers that will result.

But, if you really want to try it that way - replace all the components and put in a blank hard drive or SSD. Install Windows 7 to it. Upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that is activated. Then either put the old hard drive back in or clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive/SSD. The old Windows 10 should calculate the same Hardware ID for the new components as the upgrade Windows 10 did and will retrieve the activation from the activation servers that was pushed when you did the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade prior. Maybe. Worth a try.

If you previously had Windows 7 retail licenses and product keys, read the Windows 10 upgrade EULA and notice that it says that retail licenses are supposed to upgrade to retail licenses and retain transferability, but in reality they upgrade to OEM licenses of Windows 10. Push the issue with Microsoft and they might give you retail Product Keys for Windows 10.

If you had OEM licenses for Windows 7 before, then it violates the EULA to transfer those Windows 7 (and resulting Windows 10 upgrades) to the new systems created by a motherboard and CPU upgrade.

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I was inspired to upgrade by a game that requires "pixel shader v1.1 or higher", but i want to make upgrades that will accommodate any other modern software advances that i may not have been exposed to yet. My computer was custom built by a friend who is no longer able to assist me. Thank you in advance to whomever takes the time to help me out.

Desired Results
1. Run games at a high graphics level and frame rate
2. Get as clost to the cutting edge as i can without entering that technology bracket where the price increases exponentially for relatively minor increases in performance
3. Support duel monitors
4. Make sure i don't upgrade a component that can't operate a full potential because another component isn't capable of allowing it to.

$100-$400 give or take if the payoff is worth it.

Computer Specs
Operating System:
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circut Board:
ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-E 2.XX
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1006 06/30/2005
Radeon X1800 Series [Display adapter]
Radeon X1800 Series Secondary [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n H9NY628655, June 2005)
ViewSonic VA720 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n A1D032202474, May 2003)
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7109)
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A:Help pick hardware upgrades

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Hi everyone. I'm looking for some constructive criticism regarding some hardware upgrade choices on a dated system (about 6 years old).

The following are the current system specs:

Motherboard: M2N-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
RAM: 4 GB Crucial 400 Mhz (2 x 2 GB)
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GTX
Power Supply: 500 Watts (can't recall the specifics, but I doubt it will handle my upgrades)

I'm on a budget of about $350. I think that if I replace the video card I will see almost no improvement because it's already being bottlenecked by the rest of the system, so I would like to replace the other components first and then determine whether or not I want to pay for a new video card. I want to upgrade the Motherboard, CPU, Power Supply, and possibly the RAM if my budget permits (if not now, then I will eventually).
Here are my AMD choices based on my budget:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6 Ghz (Quad Core)

RAM: 4 GB PNY 1600 Mhz (2 x 2 GB)

Power Supply: Raidmax Hybrid 630 Watts
and here are my Intel choices based on my budget (same Power Supply and RAM):

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3

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A:Looking for Input Regarding Hardware Upgrades

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Can I upgrade the hard drive on my new Yoga 720? It's not really clear if you can or cannot. 
If I upgrade it will it void an warranties?
Moderator note: subject edited to match content.  Was:  Yoga book hardware upgrades?

A:Yoga 720 hardware upgrades?

Hi there, Danke           -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
As per the datasheet, it can be upgraded to Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD.
No, it will not void any warranty until & unless if any damage occured.
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hi there

I have been having persistent crashing problems with my around-2-month old Dell Studio 540 PC where it will almost daily just randomly crash, sometimes with a BSOD, sometimes just freeze.


2.66ghz Intel Quad Core processor
4gb RAM
750gb hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium

When it freezes, the windows in use (IE, Windows Live Mail etc., nothing out of the ordinary) will remain visible and the mouse and everything will lock up. The music that's on (I use WMP most of the time) will freeze and continue coming out of the speakers as if a scratched record. The only thing to do then is to press the power button to reboot it. It will stay like this, frozen, until I do.

Dell are being typically useless and can't help as the Boot Utitlity and BIOS tests return no errors (is there not more to IT support than running tests? Apparently not.) They can't even decide if it's a hardware or software issue. Chocolate kettles.

When it does return a BSOD, the code I got tonight is:

STOP: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x95F53174, 0x8D0E2C68, 0x00000000)
win32k.sys - Address 95F53174 base at 95E80000, Datestamp 498F9E96)

Now, the only major thing I have changed or installed since it was new is Norton Internet Security 2009, which is patched and up to date, but the only thing different about what runs in the background. The PC came with McAfee preinstalled which I removed as I used to find it hideously slow on my old XP machine. What are the chances of this hav... Read more

A:win32k.sys Blue Screen crashes - Norton Security and/or hardware?


Can anyone please please help me with this? Does the fact that whether I get a BSOD or just a lockup, the mouse freezing indicates a hardware problem?

Is it worth uninstalling Norton and seeing if it becomes more stable?

Somewhere I saw an option to restore the PC to Dell factory defaults. Is this worth doing, and installing a different AV product?

Thanks in advance


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Can I upgrade the hard drive on my new Yoga 720? It's not really clear if you can or cannot.  If I upgrade it will it void an warranties? Danke... 

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I can expand the memory Samsung M471b5773DH0 CH9 (2GB) -> Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 DDR3 (8GB) for HP 3420 AIO PC

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Hi - I recently upgraded my desktop.

Original hardwares:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 3.0GHZ

I changed the following hardwares:
500GB WD 7200rpm > 120GB OCZ SSD
4x1024 DDR2 > 2x4096 DDR2
GeForce 9800GT > XFX Radeon HD 6950
Original CPU Cooler > Corsair H50
ULTRA LS 500W > OCZ Mod Xstream-Pro 700W
Motherboard BIOS flashed

I installed windows 7 64bit Ultimate edition. Installed graphic driver via online, and other drivers via windows update. And when I started installing google chrome and other programs, all the blank screen started to show up.

At first, the screen just went to blank black.
Later, some vertical orange/white strips appeared.
Then, some kind of blue screen popped up.
Every time, music stops, and everything stops. It takes about 10 minutes or so, when all the freezing happens - totally random.

So I did some research - and saw a thread about "driver verifier."
After I set it up, BSOD just appears every time when I boot up - even before typing password to log on. I tried booting with safe mode - and got this message.

Problem Event Name: Blue Screen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
BCCode: c9
BCP1: 0000000000000006
BCP2: 0000000000000103
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\sharKy\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-8220... Read more

A:Crashing Randomly after hardware upgrades

Hello there.

Please follow this to upload an attachment.


But the description you give us, sounds like a faulty video card. do you have all the latest drivers from their respectively manufacturer's website?

Here's the link for the Video Card driver:

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Here's the link for your Motherboard drivers:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS M4A78-E

And here you have the manufacturer's website for your NIC and Audio devices.

Ethernet NIC (Unofficial): Drivers for Atheros L1E and Windows 7
Audio (Official): VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

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First and foremost, I would like to thank Toshiba for producing such a great product. This Toshiba laptop was bought in September 2001, with Windows 98 installed and is still running 10 years later!!! This is a great testament to all the designers and developers at Toshiba.

I have now brought it into the real world with Windows XP!

I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade the cpu without replacing the motherboard? In addition I bought a PCMCIA USB 2.0 notebook card. My dongle prefers the real USB sockets, but is there any way of upgrading the sockets from 1.1 to 2.0 or should I buy an external adapter?


A:Re: Portege 4000 - Hardware upgrades

Hi meridius10,

CPU upgrade is not possible and not supported. You can read more information about this behavior here:

If you have USB 1.0 ports on notebook you can?t upgrade them to USB 2.0 ports because it?s hardware limitation.

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Can anybody please tell answer the following query? I have the retail version of Vista X64 Ultimate which was installed originally. I then purchased the upgrade disc for Windows 7 ultimate and performed a clean install of win 7.

It has been fine for nearly a year now, however I am now considering an upgrade by replacing my motherboard and cpu.

I know that there used to be a policy of hardware being registered to the activated copy of the installed OS (or something like that), whereby any hardware changes effectively meant it was a new computer and therefore required a new licence.

But I also thought that retail copies did not apply. Where would I stand on this given that my original Vista is a retail copy but my upgrade is not?

Any advice gratefully received.

A:Vista x64 to Windows 7 X64 - Hardware upgrades???

Call MS, they will validate for you.
When you install, do not put the key number and utick the box activate automatically activate when on line.
When you are happy with the install, call to activate.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I have poked through your forums and already tried all the troubleshooting I could find for similar problems and I appreciate any assistance given.

About 5 years ago I picked up a HP from Best Buy because it was cheap and I intended on improving on all aspects of the machine over the years. I have upgraded the RAM, Processor, Video Card, and replaced the Power Supply. I never touched the hard drive or motherboard.

My computer has been under performing when set to recommended setting on games specifically. Most games that I play wil recommend me setting the graphics to medium/high, but my computer never performs well. I have to turn nearly all games down to low to run smoothly. I am primarily playing World of Warcraft without the Cataclysm expansion and Civilization 4.

My most recent troubleshooting attempts have been driver updates for chipsets as well as video card. Ran CHKDSC. Reformatted with a fresh install of Windows 7 32-Bit. Ran Direct X diagnostic.

My inkling is the motherboard or power supply because those are my weak links and the CHKDSC came out clean. Thank you for any insight or input.

My computer.
AMD 2X 3800+ 2 GHZ
GeForce 8400GS
Very cheap 400 watt power supply

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My System:

-Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

-i7 CPU @ 920 2.67GHz 2.79GHz

-RAM 12.0G (4GB DDR3-1333 PC3 10600, UDIMM 240 Pin)x3

-ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Overclocked 1536MB 384-bit

-Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

-Power Supply: TX 650Watt
Recently I upgraded to the GTX 580 and also upgraded my RAM to 12 gigs. Since the upgrades, I've had a heck of a time getting my PC to work properly. irql_not_less_or_equal BSODs as well as Driver_not_less_or_equal BSODs and no matter how many times I upgrade my drivers nothing gets fixed. This recent memory upgrade is the third one I've tried in six months. It feels like I can't buy new memory without at least one stick being bad. I'm getting pretty crazed.

Any thoughts or ideas? I replace the RAM properly, and it seems unlikely that I'm getting a DOA stick every time I order new memory. Thanks for any help.


A:Hardware upgrades to GPU and Memory causing problems

Since you changed the vid card and the RAM have you considered that it's not the RAM but something to do with the video card? Did you remove all the ofd drivers before installing the new ones?

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OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 10· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? 
Purchased from retailer - Windows 10 education edition· Age of system (hardware)
CPU,CPU cooler, Mobo, RAM, PC case all brand new· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
reinstalled OS few days ago· CPU
Intel i5 6600k· Video Card
AMD R9 280X· MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop)
ASRock Z170 Extreme4· Power Supply - brand & wattage (skip if laptop)
Not sure of brand - AC 230V 500W PSU· System Manufacturer
Custom-built· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Laptop or Desktop?
Custom-built desktop
Hi All,
Been plagued with a numerous amount of BSODs after upgrading the main parts of my system. The stop codes have consisted of but not limited to the following: Bad pool header, irq_less_or_not_equal, Memory_management, System_error. I have run windbg to try and diagnose the cause of the crashes and found a faulty driver that avast used. Uninstalled avast and ran special pool on the driver in question just in case and haven't received a bad pool header since but have got every other error code anyway!
Might be important to note it usually happens while playing games, but has happened while using a game editor, watching onlin... Read more

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OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? Windows 10· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? 
Purchased from retailer - Windows 10 education edition· Age of system (hardware)
CPU,CPU cooler, Mobo, RAM, PC case all brand new· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
reinstalled OS few days ago· CPU
Intel i5 6600k· Video Card
AMD R9 280X· MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop)
ASRock Z170 Extreme4· Power Supply - brand & wattage (skip if laptop)
Not sure of brand - AC 230V 500W PSU· System Manufacturer
Custom-built· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)· Laptop or Desktop?
Custom-built desktop
Hi All,
Been plagued with a numerous amount of BSODs after upgrading the main parts of my system. The stop codes have consisted of but not limited to the following: Bad pool header, irq_less_or_not_equal, Memory_management, System_error. I have run windbg to try and diagnose the cause of the crashes and found a faulty driver that avast used. Uninstalled avast and ran special pool on the driver in question just in case and haven't received a bad pool header since but have got every other error code anyway!
Might be important to note it usually happens while playing games, but has happened while using a game editor, watching onlin... Read more

A:Constant BSODs after multiple hardware upgrades

Your UEFI/BIOS (version P3.20) dates from 2016.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  This is just in case there has been a more recent update.FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and that outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.F: drive has much less than 1% free space.  Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance.  Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty).  Low free space can cause BSOD's - but the actual amount depends on the files being used by the system.  Systems with as little free space as yours have been known to throw BSOD's because of the limited free space. Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BS... Read more

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It's been a while since I last upgraded my hardware, and I've got a little bit of cash at the moment, so I'm thinking it's time to get a new graphics card, motherboard and/or CPU. However, it's always tricky to ensure that everything is compatible with everything else. Is there a website that anybody knows of that can help me? Ideally I'd like to be able to tell it what I've got and have it suggest upgrades, and for me to be able to list various bits of hardware and have it tell me whether they'll work together. I understand that's probably a big ask, though, so anything helpful would be good.

A:Website to help check hardware compatibility for upgrades?

You might first use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page.

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Last night I made a rather large upgrade to my system, Motherboard, CPU, and RAM to be specific. Everything worked fine that night, but this morning I have "Activate Windows" sitting in the bottom right corner of my screen.

Going to settings to Activate Windows gives this message:
"Activation failed because this device doesn't have a valid digital entitlement or product key. Error code 0x803F7001"

I preformed the free upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 if this effects it any.

How would I best go about reactivating windows. I read that a clean install should solve this problem, but I would rather not wipe my HDD if at all possible,

Thanks, EvanS

A:Windows 10 showing not activated after hardware upgrades

The activation fails because you have replaced the Motherboard and the MS servers do not recognise your system. Try entering your W7 product key.

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I'm wrestling with how best to remedy some sluggish gaming. (Alas, I'm trying to play holiday gifts without having to buy a new pc!) People have suggested (rightly or wrongly) that I look into two upgrades: more RAM and/or a better graphics card.

The basics of what I have: Dell Dimension XPS T700r. PIII. 384 MB ram. NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64. Win 98 SE. Defrag regularly.

First, if I go from 384 to 514 ram, it'll help apps generally, but will it make a visible difference to gaming? What about from 384 to 640?

Second, the Dell rep said that they had no compatable graphics cards in stock, but was not clear on what graphics cards would be compatable with my system. Anyone out there know / have experience on what graphics cards I should be looking at? (Especially those that won't break the bank!)

Third, is there something else I should be looking at?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!!

A:Solved: Hardware upgrades for sluggish gaming?

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000, and I had it upgraded. The upgrade consisted of its memory, video card, external hd & processor. I had a Maxtor 500GB HD via USB, a higher ghz P4, 2g DDR, and a PNY GeForce FX5200 PCI graphics card installed. After the upgrades, my pc will randomly get extremely slow, and usually ending in a stall. Something tells me this has to do with a conflict of my graphics card or the driver for it. I have windows xp sp2. So what could be the issue?

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The Internet's basically always been the same: text, audio, and streaming video, so is it all bells & whistles and security that we need to upgrade OS and hardware every so often?

A:Why are new OS and hardware upgrades needed for basic internet browsing computers?

The Internet's basically always been the same: text, audio, and streaming video, so is it all bells & whistles and security that we need to upgrade OS and hardware every so often?The Internet and the browsers are always changing, and security needed for the browsers is always being updated.Your Antivirus and Antimalware programs also need daily updates to keep up with basic ttheats being added at an alarming rate -20 years ago there was only about 70 to 100 known infections - Today there are over 100,000 known threats and growing daily (check Wiki if you do not believe me)Your browser needs to recognise many of these problems to prevent you downloading them -Run I.E.6 and the early version of Firefox, never update your Antivirus or Antimalware programs and you will be in the Malware Removal Forum in 2 day (or less) -Thank You -

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Ranging from Far Cry 3 (which is a bit buggy already) to other games like Dead Island, I'm experiencing blue screens. Never happens outside of playing games. Also a lot of games tend to crash on me giving me the error message

'X.exe has stopped working' either leaving me to click close the program or kill it via task manager.


Intel i5 2500k at Stock Settings
8GB RipJawsX (2x4GB Sticks)
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
Win7 Ultimate (64 Bit)

A:BSOD During Gaming - BSOD's include dxgmms.sys, win32k.sys

Welcome aboard, EvilPengy.

Let us start from applying a known good stable driver version.
Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
Then, stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

And, Stress test the video memory, too.
|MG| Video Memory Stress Test 1.7.116 Download

Let us know the results.

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Edit; My thread seems to have messed up the format of the page, so i'm sorry :3

Hello, first post Prepare for a long one, I truly appreciate it if you can read it. I'll try to bold the bits that seem most important.

I'm having a little issue with my PC, though it's not really causing any major distress at the moment.

First a little background, which might also explain why i'm getting the BSOD if i'm unlucky enough that it's my ram or OS installation.. I have a PC (shock horror) that's around 1.5-2 years old. After about a year or a little more the hard drive started to click and freeze, and eventually went to hell; I got that replaced at the beginning of this year (got the PC back on the 30th January). Sort of ironic that it happens right outside of the warranty. But yeah - as of the end of January brand new hard drive and freshly installed Vista.

So for the past 3 months i've been running comfortably, faster than before in fact. I mostly use it for gaming, playing a free MMO and Battlefield 2. No problems running games. 2 days ago an old MMO I used to play was re-released. The graphics are very old and outdated so my PC runs it easily, albeit in a very low resolution. Last night, I had the first BSOD i've ever had on this PC. Unfortunately it was set to autorestart so I didn't manage to get all the information down, all I managed to grab was that it was referring to the file "Win32k.sys". I was running th... Read more

A:BSOD (Win32k.sys)

Just one more point:

The first BSOD came after around 15 hours of the game running (left it idle whilst sleeping then continued later)

The second BSOD occurred after around 10 hours of play.

.. hey it was a weekend

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I have just reinstalled XP 3 times now to rectify BSODs which display either:

IRQL_EQUAL_OR_NOT_EQUAL (well something like that)
and blank ones

the first two sometimes display win32k.sys

then after rebooting and sending the report to M$, firefox opens and says it's something to do with a driver.

These BSODs happened after I bought a Sidewinder X3 mouse if that helps



A:BSOD win32k.sys

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Hello, I am a novice when it comes to computers, but know enough to be dangerous. With that said, for the past several weeks I have been getting BSOD's when using my laptop and they seem associated with the win32k.sys driver. Attached are the DMP files of the two most recent crashes.

Dump File : 091515-28719-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/15/2015 1:41:44 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000007f
Parameter 1 : 0x00000008
Parameter 2 : 0x8e139750
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : win32k.sys
Caused By Address : win32k.sys+d1b5e
File Description : Multi-User Win32 Driver
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : win32k.sys+d1b5e
Stack Address 1 : win32k.sys+981a9
Stack Address 2 : win32k.sys+9515f
Stack Address 3 : win32k.sys+85e36
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\windows\Minidump\091515-28719-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 131,072
Dump File Time : 9/15/2015 1:42:57 PM

Dump File : 091615-39187-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/16/2015 11:53:26 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000007f
Parameter 1 : 0x00000008
Parameter 2 : 0x807c9750
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A:BSOD - win32k.sys

Someone else can address your blue screen issues and dump files, but I do have a question for you.


Why are you running Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit in your computer with 8 GB of RAM?

A 32-bit version of Windows won't make use of more than 3.25 - 3.5 GB, so there's no point in having more than 4 GB in the computer.

In some cases, having more than 4 GB in the computer will cause a 32-bit operating system to make use of less RAM.

That appears to be the case in your computer because your log shows it's making use of only 2.92 GB.


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Hello all, I'm new to the forum. Upon reading about somewhat similar issues, I decided to just post mine, as I didn't happen to see anything that matched my problem exactly. inb4 "this has been answered 2039424 times," I am deeply sorry, but I didn't see it. :-/


Okay, so I just recently got a BSOD for your "typical" System_Service_Exception, and I ran memtest86 immediately to make sure it wasn't the memory (as that has been the case before). The dump is included herein. iTunes was actively running at the time, which the dump appears to indicate, and something about win32k.

I asked the oracle (Google) and found a few potential solutions, but most pertaining to memory failure. Anyway, enough rambling. Just wanted to be clear.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Johnny B.

A:BSOD win32k

theres no real clues i can see in your .dmp file at the moment but there are some drivers that need researching and updating

GVTDrv64.sys fffff880`08971000 fffff880`0897b000 0x0000a000 0x44fd22ca 05/09/2006 07:10:02
jraid.sys fffff880`011c7000 fffff880`011e2000 0x0001b000 0x48855b12 22/07/2008 03:59:14
RTKVHD64.sys fffff880`05a42000 fffff880`05babf80 0x00169f80 0x488853f3 24/07/2008 10:05:39
000.fcl fffff880`06dcb000 fffff880`06df6000 0x0002b000 0x48dcdf7a 26/09/2008 13:11:22
AODDriver.sys fffff880`0897b000 fffff880`08982000 0x00007000 0x48f2d0df 13/10/2008 04:38:55
purendis.sys fffff880`05a00000 fffff880`05a0c000 0x0000c000 0x490695a0 28/10/2008 04:31:28
pnarp.sys fffff880`05bf1000 fffff880`05bfd000 0x0000c000 0x4906a9ac 28/10/2008 05:57:00

also what antivirus and or third party firewall are you using ?

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For awhile now I've been getting the BSoD on my computer. It's a Dell XP Inspiron 530S with Service Pack 2 (well at least I think it's SP2). Sometimes, although rarely, it happens at random. Mostly, its occurances are predictable.

For example:
-A friend of mine downloaded a video game onto my PC. It worked for the first two or so weeks, then when I loaded it up I got blue screened. Now the game, or any game that I download, will not play at all because of the BSoD.
-It also occurs when I try to set my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768, or any other resolution. In fact, it is so predictable that in order to write down the information listed below, I initiated the BSoD by trying to set resolution.
-Finally, I get the BSoD when my computer goes to sleep mode (standby). I log back onto the computer and no matter what I click on next, I get the BSoD. It happens everytime.

Listed below is exactly what the BSoD read (minus the help advice given by the computer):


The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Win32k.sys


Tech Information:

Stop: 0x00000050 (0xE47EB304, 0x00000000, 0xBF89BAC9, 0x00000001)

Win32k.sys - Address BF89BAC9 base at BF800000,
Datestamp 47e0e106


Then after I reboot, this message comes up:

Diskette drive 0 seek failure

Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup

...to which I press F1.

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Also, can any solutions posted be as intructional as possible? I'm talking step-by-step.

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I've recently reinstalled XP Home on a customer's computer. He is now getting BSODs after leaving it idle for 15 mins -1 hour. He was having some filesystem related troubles earlier (following the reinstall) but I think I have those resolved. He reports seeing BSODs during those troubles, but doesn't remember the exact message. Since I (probably) took care of the filesystem problem, the BSODs have only been coming during idle periods - so far anyway. I'm currently typing this on the computer in question.

Here's some of the information from the BSOD:


STOP:0x0000007A (followed by a few other memory addresses)

(something) win32k.sys (something)

I've turned off the screensaver on the unlikely chance that might be the trouble. I'm about to run a memory test, and after that, load up Knoppix and do a dd if=/dev/urandom | gzip -c >> /dev/null to see if I can cause some cpu-usage problems. Any other ideas?

A:BSOD on win32k.sys

So far I've run adaware and avg (more killing time than hoping it'll fix anything). Run memtest86 - no problems, as expected.

I've turned off the screensaver and put on service pack 2. I haven't had any BSODs while I've been here - check the timestamp. I've decided to forego the cpu intensive thing. I'm thinking of just leaving it at that - give it a week, if no BSODs turn screensaver back on. Any other ideas?

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My Dad's desktop has been giving him the blue screen of death recently, last week or so to be specific. No changes have been made to the computer to cause this. I took a screenshot of the most recent bsod and I also have the log from bluescreenview. I would appreciate some help in figuring out the problem. Thanks in advance.[quote]==================================================
Dump File : Mini112312-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/23/2012 12:17:40 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0xbf8488a2
Parameter 3 : 0xb7b05ae4
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : win32k.sys
Caused By Address : win32k.sys+488a2
File Description : Multi-User Win32 Driver
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.6307 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.121022-1132)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : win32k.sys+488a2
Stack Address 1 : win32k.sys+48976
Stack Address 2 : win32k.sys+e82a2
Stack Address 3 : win32k.sys+e879a
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini112312-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 90,112

A:BSOD Win32k

Hello again, esmn.Let's collect some more information: I'll have a look at it and help you try to resolve the problem. Download the following 2 files and save both to the My Documents folder:BSOD_XP_v1.3_jcgriff2_PROD_.exe - a system file collection application provided by jcgriff2 autoruns.exe - an application provided by Microsoft SysInternals. Go to the My Documents folder and run #1 (BSOD_XP_v1.3_jcgriff2_PROD_.exe). (That will also run #2.)It will take a little time to complete: Please be patient and wait for it to finish.A new folder named TSF_XP_Support will be created in My Documents. Zip up the newly created TSF_XP_Support folder.Right-click on the TSF_XP_Support folder > Send to ... > Compressed (zipped) Folder.
The newly created zip file will be located in the My Documents folder. Please upload the zip file to a file sharing website of your choice and and post a link to it in this thread so that we can access your uploaded zip file.Note: The BC forums will allow a total attachment size of only 512 kb (and what you need to attach will exceed this limit).See the suggestions in the following links for recommendations on file sharing websites:http://lifehacker.com/388284/best-online-file-sharing-serviceshttp://www.hongkiat.com/blog/15-great-free-online-file-sharing-alternatives/http://www.smashingapps.com/2008/08/28/5-best-free-file-hosting-services-to-store-your-files.html

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I just install Ulead Video Studio for my DV camera and when I try to create DVD,after some time get this error


Technical information
STOP:0x00000050 (0xC6353B24 0x00000000,0xBF81407E 0x00000000)
Win32k.sys - Address BF81407E base at BF800000, date stamp 45F0146F

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
Can anybody help me with this ??????? THANKS

A:BSOD Win32k.sys

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Hello All Experts,
I have a vostro 1500 laptop orginally came with win xp professional sp2 64 bit. I did a CLEAN install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Everything went fine but now it keeps crashing with BSOD win32k.sys

I uploading the dump folder and PERFMON html file (zip folders) as adviced. I have just installed Windows 7 Ulitmate 64 bit a week ago.

I am scared that if this doesnt get fixed I might loose my work. If this cant be fixed I am willing to go back to Win XP professional 64 bit.

Please help me out experts. I appreciate it

some system info:
original OS : Windows Xp Professional SP2 64 bit
current OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Ram: 3GB
Hard drive : 320 GB

A:BSOD with win32k.sys

Is there a reason on why you are switching from 32bit to 64bit?
Unfortunately, the Dell website does not provide drivers for the 64bit version - I suggest that you do a clean install again and have it 32bit.

These drivers cannot be updated until it is switched to 32bit.

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

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff96000175314, fffff8800793f920, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!SURFACE::bDeleteSurface+264 )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
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Hello everybody,

I am getting random blue screens all the time for different errors including win32k.sys and memory management. BSODs also randomly occur on bootup as well. I have a Dell Studio Laptop 1535 with 4 gigs of ram: Radeon HD 4300 Series graphics card
Dual Intel 5750 2.0 GHz processor
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
This is not the original OS installed (Windows Vista 32bit was the original OS)
The age of my system is a little over 2 years old
The current OS installation is a few weeks old
Thanks for your help.

A:win32k.sys BSOD

Uninstall Kaspersky with this tool:

Removal tool for Kaspersky Lab products

Uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware.

Install MSE as the replacement:


Update drivers:

rixdptsk.sys Tue Nov 14 20:35:19 2006

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x
k57nd60x.sys Sun Apr 26 07:23:19 2009

PerfectDisk Raxco Software
DefragFS.SYS Wed Aug 19 13:31:36 2009

Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter wireless
bcmwl6.sys Tue Jul 07 20:44:47 2009

Crash Dumps:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [F:\a\Minidump\D M P\122310-25802-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a39000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b81810
Debug session time: Thu Dec 23 00:49:26.915 2010 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:13.881
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded... Read more

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BSOD win32k.sys while browsing uploaded the dump file. When you install graphic card driver an additional ge force tool also install I am posting image of it. I don't know if geforce experience is the problem

A:BSOD win32k.sys

Additional information is required.

1. Download this .BAT file to your desktop by clicking the icon

2. Right-click the .BAT file and 'Run as Administrator'
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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So i was getting a Win32k.sys BSOD page fault in non page fault area. I noticed it this morning and it seems it happened right after a windows update. At first i was unable to boot in to windows and at all. At the splash screen it would just blue screen every time. So i ran the mem test and it passed then i tried to system restore to yesterday the 13th and everything seems to work fine now, but of course i am being cautious and wanted to see what you guys think.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8145 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 397964 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z77A-G45 (MS-7752)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease, Updated and Enabled

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hey guys so i've been having some issues lately with bsod's, however it seemed with some of the guys help on here we managed to solve it, but alas a new one today, first time seeing this one too win32k.sys? ill upload the dump if anyone could help it would be very much appreciated

A:win32k.sys bsod

Hello and Welcome to SF, let me take a look, will be right back ...


Lycosa.sys Fri Jan 18 03:51:42 2008
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Run Memtest obernight:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Attach your latest crash dumps if bsod's happen again.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [F:\a\Minidump\D M P\110910-26566-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c55000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e92e50
Debug session time: Tue Nov 9 09:00:11.936 2010 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:56:35.279
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Friend of mine is getting BSOD at regular intervals and I do not have much Idea how to fix it because never came across with this error before. did some basic troubleshooting like changing RAM, Updating windows but not good.When I ran Bluescreen view found win32k.sys was causing it. I am attaching the image of the same and the .dmp file with this..
Counting on experts help..

A:BSOD win32k.sys

Hi mangarkevin.

You supplied a stray crash dump only. Nothing very precise can be said based on it. But your display driver is very old.

9aa0a000 9b3f9000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Oct 15 12:04:27 2011 (4E992973)
CheckSum: 009DBCBF
ImageSize: 009EF000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Try to update it: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Let us know the situation after doing it. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I have a custom built PC that is running windows XP. The original problem I am suppose to be fixing is a disk read error prior to windows loading. I performed a check disk and did some other maintenance procedures. This seemed to work for a few days. Then I got the disk read error message back again. I decided to do a repair install of XP. This worked for 1 day and then problems started. I got a BSOD and it told me win32k.sys, kernal inpase error, 0X0000007A. After I got this BSOD and loaded back up windows took 10 min to load up. Now that I am in windows it is malfunctioning big time. It is running incredibly slow, the desktop icons disappear and come back again. I read that this error is typical of bad RAM, or a windows installation gone bad. I am going to run memtest to test the RAM. What else should I try to determine the problem. I cannot use the system like it is right now? Thanks for the help?

A:BSOD/ Win32k.sys

Remove the hard drive...attach it to a second system as a secondary drive, run chkdsk /r on that drive or any partitions on it.

If this cannot be done, I would run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive...actually, I would do that regardless of the previous suggestion.


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