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BSOD and hard crashes

Q: BSOD and hard crashes

For the last few months I have been having BSOD and random hard crashes. I have been using my laptop for school and haven't really looked into fixing this until now. The most recent error that I saw was dxgmms1.sys and system service exception. I removed my driver for video card and reinstalled from ATI site.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) About 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? About 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II Black X4
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5750
? MotherBoard Asus M4A78T-E
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Corasair 650W

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

Preferred Solution: BSOD and hard crashes

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: BSOD and hard crashes

Bump. Please and thank you

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I'm getting frequent hard crashes while running games fullscreen, with the occasional BSOD. I removed Kaspersky, thinking it could be the cause, run sfc /scannow, tried different video drivers, etc. I even rolled back to a time before the crashes were happening, but they persist. PC has been running fine for a few months until a few weeks ago.

Files included. Thanks in advance.MPC-Thu_05_05_2016_144321_62.zip

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SORRY! Please delete. Have to try one more thing before bugging you guys with this.

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My Dell XPS L502X laptop is constantly having hard crashes, watchdog BSODs, and extremely high disk (and sometimes memory) usage. This normally occurs while using the Netflix/Hulu apps or running games in Steam, both separately or simultaneously. I can generally get almost an entire day of Netflix/Hulu, and sometimes am able to play a game for awhile before the crashing occurs.

For reference, here are a list of the errors I have encountered:

BSOD "video_scheduler_internal_error"BSOD "Clock_Watchdog_Timeout"NVIDIA OpenGL "Unable to recover from a kernal exception. Error code 3 (subcode 2)Display driver stopped responding and has recovered "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (XXX.XX)** stopped responding and has successfully recovered.stuttering, checkered pattern (only on secondary monitor) locking up entire system

**I used several different drivers
Games absolutely crash 9/10 times more than Netflix/Hulu or even YouTube (which I don't think has ever caused a crash.....goodguyyoutube.jpg). Most games don't even make it past 5 minutes.

The levels of usage observed in Task Manager as follows:

Memory: 30%-49%
Disk: 70%-100%
[This primarily occurs when launching pretty much any application or performing a task]
Things I have done to problem solve:
3-5 clean installs of Windows 10 64bit Home EditionDDU+ clean install of either older drivers or updated driverssfc /scannow | dism /online /cleanup-image /r... Read more

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? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? System age: ~1 year
? OS Age: About 6mo

? CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4Ghz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6670
? MotherBoard - ASUS m4n68t-m
? Power Supply - 650W (I think, I can't seem to find any information on it)

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

I'm not entirely sure what is going on. I thought I fixed the BSOD problem a few months ago but my computer has been crashing recently. Let me know if I did anything wrong with the report!

Thanks for all of your help!

Here is the latest crashes error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 109
BCP1: A3A039D899BFB970
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 727A71B88106E0B1
BCP4: 0000000000000101
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD Multiple crashes, thought the problem was fixed, but now my system crashes again

Turn on Driver Verifier. Select all checks except Force Pending I/O Requests, Low Resource Sim, and IRP Logging. Restart afterwards. Provide us any new crashdumps.

Note that the latest crashdump can occur commonly from RAM issues. You should run at least 7 passes of Memtest86+.

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I'll keep this short and sweet because I know how busy you guys are.
I built a gaming computer from scratch, there were a lot of problems even getting it working initially this time, as compared to the last one I built that I had zero problems with ever.
I am getting a lot of BSOD's, games freeze and crash, movies freeze and crash, and streaming does too. In addition, I am getting an error occasionally with the GPU that tells me it has timed out and reset the GPU. I used the windows recommended fix for this and set the response timeout time to 8 seconds, since I have done so I have only seen this problem once. I was wondering if I had too little power for my system, but I have seen threads with similar problems that have plenty of power. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability, and you should find all of the information you have asked for below. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything else you may need. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing here for so many people.

· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? Windows 7 Ultimate· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? W7 Ultimate x64· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Purchased auth key, downloaded and mounted files to flash drive for install· Age of system (hardware) less than 6 months, components purchased separately... Read more

A:custom build, gaming, BSOD, game crashes, streaming crashes

IMO, the suggested fixes for the TDR timeout of the video card only conceals the problem - it doesn't fix it.If the card is timing out, then fixing the cause of the timeout is preferable (IMO) to just lengthening the timeout. Unfortunately it appears that the system has pirated software.Please get a legitimate copy installed and we'll be glad to help.Here's suggestions on how to ensure that your version is legitimate:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/genuinePlease be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.As a courtesy, I will offer an analysis of your issues using the reports you provided.I will not answer any questions about the analysis until the system is made legitimate.If you do make it legitimate, please submit a new set of reports for us to check.Just FYI, sometimes the owner won't know about this.  So here's 2 scenarios that might ring a bell:- if they had a "friend" help with the computer - and the "friend" installed a pirated copy.- or they used a copy that they had from another OEM computer.  The OEM license is tied to the hardware that it came from - so you can't just use it on another system (that means that it's pirated).And here's the analysis... Read more

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Thanks for listening, as my user name reflects I am now into stuff I'm ignorant about.


Had this computer a little over a year, I7 with 16gb of memory, windows 7 ultimate. etc

About a month ago, started seeing BSOD's. The BSOD would normally reflect "Memory Management" as the cause.Then the browsers started crashing, tried chrome, firefox and IE. Have removed and re installed all of them. I continue to received "windows has recovered" screens.

Was reading this thread, attempted the memory test via CD, it ran for several hours (actually alowed it to run all night. When I went to bed it was on test 8, the errors were moving from 0 to 32767. I got up this morning, same numbers, same test #. Seemed like it was stuck on that run even though the error numbers were still changing.

I have down loaded and ran who crashed. It's conclusion is :

12 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:


If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the... Read more

A:Browser crashes, windows crashes, memory test won't complete, BSOD

If Memtest86+ is showing up errors, then there are hardware issues present. It's just discerning what hardware is bad. Initial suspect obviously is memory, but the unusual case makes it think it's some logic error like some CPU failure or something. It's also possible that when burning it to CD that the Memtest itself got corrupted somehow (i.e. bad burn).

16 GB is a lot of memory on a consumer motherboard. There is the possibility that while your motherboard can handle 16GB of memory, that 16GB of the actual memory model that you're using may not be supported. Certain configurations of memory can have problematic issues. So while the memory sticks themselves may not be bad, the actual 16GB setup of them may break things.

Have you tested system stability with reduced amount of RAM, like 1/2 sticks of RAM, as well as running Memtest on a couple passes for each separate stick?

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

Formatting USB external hard disk
Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
&... Read more

A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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Ehhh hell ! :- )


I bought new GPU. Titan X. Plug it in. Hell begun. Crash after crash nightmare. Anyway 6 months down the line I tried

2x CPu
2x Mobo
2x PSu
3x GPu

And errors still happen...

So here are some of errors... any hints as to what is wrong? :- )

The program VREDPro.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 3d9c
Start Time: 01d1383392215cbf
Termination Time: 1237
Application Path: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe
Report Id: 7c1b1df5-a432-11e5-827a-305a3a774064

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Hang

- EventID 1002

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 101

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2015-12-16T20:33:33.000000000Z

EventRecordID 6832

Channel Application

Computer Master-PC


- EventData

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe

Binary data:
In Words

0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E
0008: 0000
In Bytes

0000: 55 00 6E 00 6B 00 6E 00 U.n.k.n.
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A:BSOD - + lots of app crashes - 6 months of crashes...

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Before Christmas I started getting browser and sometimes PC crashes. At first it seemed to be browser related. But the PC would also crash when idle. I tried disabling add- ons in Firefox and opening in safe mode. Tried using Chrome but it would crash with the message that Flash had malfunctioned. Then I started getting Stop messages and BSODs. (I hadn't installed and new hardware and, I don't think, installed any new big programs except for updates to existing ones.)
I emailed a few of the mini dump files to a friend. He said they didn't specify which drivers were causing the problem. But it might be something to do with the video or the network card. I rolled back drivers. No change. I updated drivers and uninstalled lots of programs. For a month everything seemed stable. Then the BSODs started to return. Infrequently at first but then more regularily. Sorry the story is a bit confused but it is difficult to remember every detail of what happened and the order I did things in.
The event viewer says that they are either error 1003 or 1001. Would someone be able to look at the recent minidump files and see if they specify any particular drivers? Or suggest any other steps I can take to cure the problem?
Thanks, John

XP Home SP3,Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0, MS-7387 MoBo, GeForce 8400G:
(190.62_desktop_winxp_32bit_english_whql), Fujitsu Siemens A19-3A, VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet: (

A:Browser crashes, PC crashes, BSOD

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A very strange and quite permanent problem with using Windows Live Messenger has occured recently. When I log on, I can use it like normal for 5 minutes or so, then the whole computer starts freezing up (While Alt-Tab command still works). Then the mouse input is disabled. Then I get a BSOD (The first two times the computer started acting weird however I got a remote procedure call as opposed to a BSOD).

I have been able to use Windows Live Messenger for a long time, until recently (Less than a week ago) when I got a BSOD usually calling 0x00000077 (Kernel_Stack_Inpage_Error) or a 0x0000007A (At one instance).

An example of a full BSOD code with parameters is 0x0000007A (0xE1E6E990, 0xC00000B5, 0xBF929C0B, 0x37490860); with the 0x7A BSOD the affected file was win32k.sys at address BF929C0B with base at BF8000000, datestamped 45F013f6.

Today I also got a BSOD logging into hotmail.

The computer otherwise works as normal as long as I do not remain online for too long in hotmail, or when refraining from using the Live Messenger client. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Live Messenger in case that would have been the problem. I also reinstalled Firefox to its latest version 3.6.14. The problem persists still.

I have searched for viruses with the latest definitions, and I have updated Spybot S&D likewise and searched for spy- and malware. The computer is apparently clean. I have run CHKDSK with the /F-flag enabled on startup and no sectors were damaged... Read more

A:Windows Live Messenger recurring BSOD 0x77 or 0x7A Problem [moved from BSOD, Crashes]


Originally Posted by dppp

I have been able to use Windows Live Messenger for a long time, until recently (Less than a week ago) when I got a BSOD usually calling 0x00000077 (Kernel_Stack_Inpage_Error) or a 0x0000007A (At one instance).

... the 0x7A BSOD ... win32k.sys at address BF929C0B with base at BF8000000, datestamped 45F013f6.

Bugchecks 0x77 & 0x7a are very similar = kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory.

win32k.sys timestamp 0x45f013f6 = Thu Mar 08 08:47:34 2007

Install all outstanding Windows Updates, including XP SP3.


Regards. . .



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Fixing husbands PC and got him to take a pic of BSOD. Has crashed within minutes of opening Firefox/Facebook since Wx Update on May 14, 2014. He says AVG also updated almost simultaneously. His FB account was hacked at this time and he changed his password after I ran CC Cleaner, AVG Scan. Earlier in May, the power supply of this box died because the fan seized. New power supply and fan installed about May 5th and computer ran OK until May 14. I updated all the drivers with OS device manager. HD Graphics was out of date and updated. All others claimed to be up to date. In addition to the SF Diagnostic tool file collected as per your instructions, I've also included the OS error message details that Microsoft's error reporting is not accepting "at this time". At first I guessed it was a bug in the Windows Update of 5/14, but my other Wx 7 machine is running just fine with the exact same updates, so I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD 52514-31824-01.dmp BSOD crashes on Firefox/Facebook

You are getting 0x9F BSODs, which means a driver is in an inconsistent power state.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8005bc4060, fffff80000b9c518, fffffa8003e5cc10}

Probably caused by : usbhub.sys
The code marked in green represents the blocked IRP which we'll come to in a minute, the "probably caused by" shows a USB device is causing issues

These are mostly caused by graphics drivers and it appears yours is out of date.
Update it here.

0: kd> lmvm igdkmd64
start end module name
fffff880`0480a000 fffff880`053c7d60 igdkmd64 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
Image name: igdkmd64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jan 10 22:28:09 2012 (4F0CBB79)
CheckSum: 00BC541D
ImageSize: 00BBDD60
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Now to the IRP, I have noticed your M Audio Fast Track Ultra driver is causing issue.

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MAudioFastTrackUltra.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MAudioFastTrackUltra.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MAudioFastTrackUltra.sys
And to patch things up I believe it's a USB device.
I found this in your dxdiag file:

Description: Output (4- M-Audio Fast Track Ultra)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
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Hi guys,

I am new on this forum, this is my first post here. I read plenty of other threads but i can`t find the solution for the problems I have.

I am running my system with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. This works fine after 3 or 4 years, but the last time it crashes every day a few times. I installed all the new necessary drivers. The last driver for my Geforce 8400M GS is released on 15-5-2012. I`ve done 2 clean installations of Windows booting it from the DVD, formatting and install it again, but no result.

Please is there anybody who wants to help me, because i am at a point now to buy a complete new laptop

A:BSOD after BSOD, computer is very unstabil and crashes randomly


I`am very thankfull if somebody wants to look at my problem!



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Hi, i'm new to this forum and i hope you guy can help me

So my laptop is relatively new, it's not even a month old. I guess i've been downloading a lot of stuff that caused this error. Now, i'm not a computer expert or any type of expert, so please bear with me

Before i go on, here are my specs:

Intel core i7-3517u 1.9 ghz (4 cpus), ~2.4ghz
4gb ram
nvidia geforce gt 635m 2gb (also intel HD 4000 1.6gb)
I have no idea how to get the name of the motherboard.

So this BSOD that states driver IRQL not less or equal netio.sys keeps happening to me at least once a day. The longest i've been having without it is actually almost a week, i thought it was fixed by then but it came back again yesterday. It's pretty random and unpredictable, also annoying. I hate having to restart when im in the middle of a video, a download, a game, anything.

When i did the "grab all" test it came up with 2 folders, so i'm just gonna upload both.

Thanks very much for your help

A:BSOD IRQL not less or equal. Random BSOD crashes?

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).

Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help

If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

You have both Avira and McAfee installed. Please do this:

Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free anti-virus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus If using Windows 8, enable Windows Defender and the Windows Firewall instead.
- un-install the McAfee from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of McAfee using this free tool: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR) (This link has changed a lot. If it doesn't work, search... Read more

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I'm running:

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, OEM, never reinstalled
HP model #p6654y, approx. 1 year old, no major problems until now

I've attached the BSOD Dump and System File Collection, but Windows refuses to produce a System Health Report because I have to run in safe mode. If you have an alternative method, I'll be glad to try it, but normal mode seems to be producing crashes more and more quickly.

First BSOD was 12/25, then 12/29, then 12/31. There have been more than 3 crashes, but not every crash has produced a minidump; several times, the crash has been a sudden black screen. One time, display froze with a bunch of horizontal lines/distortion and stuck like that until I hard restarted. I have had to hard restart every time (except for 2 occasions during which hard restart would not work, and I had to pull the power cord).

System Restore had me up and running for a whole day yesterday, and then it crashed again today. I was playing Zynga Poker on Facebook during at least 2 crashes, but crashes have happened without it open as well.

Running 2 passes of the memory checker did not detect any memory issues. From my experience, it doesn't seem like a hardware problem, but I could be wrong.

Please help.

A:BSOD & Non-BSOD Crashes, Display Driver Issue?

Really easy. Your AVG.

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

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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I recently built a new system and since building it have encountered many BSOD's and crashes (particularly when playing games, ranging from over a decade old Planescape Torment to the brand new DotA2, LA Noire, Chivalry Medieval Warfare)

Included in the attachment is the memory dumps, but also I have links to memory dumps that were performed before a fresh install of windows 7 and appear to have been caused by ntoskernel while the latest BSOD (post OS install) seem to have been caused by atikmdag.sys


I have updated the ATI drivers multiple times, to no avail, sometimes an update will seemingly eliminate bluescreens, but the crashes still remain.

Also I often (and not so often after increading the TRD delay) receive the message "The display drivers has stopped responding and recovered".

I have ran memory tests that have come up clean (memtest) but every video stress test causes the system to crash.

Below are the system specs;

Intel i5-3750k
8GB of G.Skill ARES 1600 RAM
ASUS 7970
SAMSUNG 128GB 830 Series SSD
Antec HCG 720w PSU

Please do not hesitate to ask for any extra details, I'm at my wits end trying to figure out what i can do!

A:[SOLVED] BSOD, Also system crashes (without a resulting BSOD)

Crashes implicate avast! as a possible cause. Please remove avast! with the avast! uninstall utility and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability.

I also recommend you update/replace/remove the following drivers:

GVTDrv64.sys Tue Sep 5 01:10:02 2006 (44FD22CA)
Gigabyte Easy Tune 6 driver (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 02:39:08 2008 (4805BB2C)
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver[br]2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Win7

gdrv.sys Thu Mar 12 21:22:29 2009 (49B9D175)
Gigabyte Easy Saver - mobo power utility driver

AppleCharger.sys Tue Nov 1 20:46:00 2011 (4EB0AEE8)
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver. See here for details - GIGABYTE ON/OFF Charge [br]May cause BSOD on Win7 systems - uninstall to test

dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 06:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
Daemon Tools driver [br] Possible BSOD issues in Win7

To update drivers, make sure to download the drivers from the manufacturer and not using 3rd party programs. Your drivers should be found from your motherboard support sit... Read more

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Hi guys, can anyone please help my problem, I had my PC crashing almost everyday, and several times a day. Please find my attached collection of memory dump & PC Health report.

Thanks very much!

I am on Windows 7 Ultimate x64
- x64
- the original installed OS on the system - Ultimate
- an OEM or full retail version? - OEM
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? - newly bought less than 2 months
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Did reinstalled.

A:Frequent crashes (BSOD) on the new PC with BSOD Dump attached

95% of the crashes are memory corruption. Let's start off by testing the memory

Please run these tests and report back the results
1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html



Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Wed Jan 25 15:54:34.955 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:31.782
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c )
PROCESS_NAME: TrustedInstall
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x4E_99_nt!MiBadShareCount+4c
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Tue Jan 24 18:14:49.901 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:11.118
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiGetTopLevelPfn+65 )
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!MiGetTopLevelPfn+65
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Tue Jan 24 18:13:01.962 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:06:29.179
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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So I decided to build my girlfriends kid a PC from all my spare parts so he would stop using mine to play his games and watch his porn.

Loaded the basic games he wanted from steam and nothing else but spybot. He complains about crashes constantly. Installed BlueScreenView but it keeps crashing without bluescreen or BlueSceen doesn't catch "Complete Dump Files". Would love to get this issue resolved, my first guess is it's my CPU or MB as I have tested everything else using my main computers parts. Wish I knew how to read the dump files myself without a 3rd party app.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hope someone can help; I'm getting several crashes a day, sometimes BSOD, sometimes just a black screen, sometimes the screen breaks up into confetti.

Seems to have happened since I started getting a message about a driver not loading properly, but I've run SlimDrivers and updated everything, with no improvement.

Dumpfiles from latest crash attached (not structly true, it's crashed twice since - just hoping it satys up long enough for me to post this !)

32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, Medion PC )Originally loaded with Vista, came with freee-ish upgrade to 7)

System is just over a year old. AMD quad-core 9650 2.3 Ghz


A:BSOD several times a day, various errors, plus non BSOD crashes

Quote: Originally Posted by Eunosdriver

Hope someone can help; I'm getting several crashes a day, sometimes BSOD, sometimes just a black screen, sometimes the screen breaks up into confetti.

Seems to have happened since I started getting a message about a driver not loading properly, but I've run SlimDrivers and updated everything, with no improvement.

Dumpfiles from latest crash attached (not structly true, it's crashed twice since - just hoping it satys up long enough for me to post this !)

32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, Medion PC )Originally loaded with Vista, came with freee-ish upgrade to 7)

System is just over a year old. AMD quad-core 9650 2.3 Ghz


Two issues

1-Your McAffee. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security essentials.

How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

2-Old drivers

AtiPcie.sys 10/30/2006 2:23:10 PM 0x8c820000 0x8c828000 0x00008000 0x4546430e
PxHelp20.sys 6/20/2007 6:26:00 PM 0x8c662000 0x8c66ade0 0x00008de0 0x4679a978
Rtlh86.sys 2/14/2008 2:56:01 AM 0x92800000 0x92821000 0x00021000 0x47b3e601
RTKVHDA.sys 12/2/2008 4:53:31 AM 0x81e1a000 0x8203cd80 0x00222d80 0x4934f78b ... Read more

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Do I need a new computer and is all my data lost? I have HP Pavilion D4100Y running XP-pro with the latest service packs. It also has a dual RAID 0 hard drive setup. A week ago when I went to boot it up Windows would not start. The machine would go through its boot screen, windows would begin to start and then it would go back to its boot screen. It just keep looking if I let it. the machine would not start in Safe Mode or any of its variations. I did some repeated memory test using Memtest version 4 and was getting some intermittent errors so I bought new memory. That was not the problem but I am not getting any intermittent errors any more. When I try to go into recovery mode (hitting F10) during boot up I get a blue screen lock up that gives a Stop 0x00000024 error and says NTFS.SYS address F6F1B857. I have not checked to see if the address keeps changing. The error also says ?Disable or uninstall any antivirus, disk defrag or backup utilities. Check your drive configuration and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and restart.? This is all good advice if you can get your machine to run but when it won?t start this is all useless.
Needless to say I have a few questions. Where should I be looking and how can I fix the problem? Assuming it is some kind of corruption or failure of the hard drive(s) how can I get the data off the hard drives? I thought about just trying to let windows do a reformat and re-install b... Read more

A:NTFS.SYS BSOD for starters [from BSOD/Crashes]

Hi berwyned,

To make sure the computer HDDs are not corrupted or what not, download the diagnostics utility from the manufacturer's website and test your HDDs for any errors using the diagnostics utility. Hope everything works out well for you.

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Sadly it would seem clicking my heels together has yet to render a solution so I thought you fine folks might know whats wrong with my baby. Of late ive been getting random freezes, and I do mean random. Sometimes they occur during full screen game operation or doing nothing but chatting on msn.

A lot of the freezes just sit in game, no HDD activity or otherwise attempt to do anything but sit in the frozen wonky screen sometimes it goes to a BSOD of which is a System Service Exception and IRQL Not Less Or Equal

Also of note there has been ZERO OCing to the rig itself and I had MSI afterburner installed but mainly to monitor GPU temp the new radeon card I got ran at 123.8 degrees, obviously a mite to hot so I RMA'd and the latest card was working fine up until this BSOD and freezery nightmare.

Also this all seemed to be preceeded by the damndest thing which was avg virus scanner (ive since switched to Security Essentials) tried to quarentine my ccc.exe for the video card. Which as far as I knew was not a trojan and rather a core hunk of my video cards drivers and management.

The system was purchased back in July of '10 and has since gotten a few upgrades from standard.

Buy the iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 518D3 Desktop PC at TigerDirect.ca <--seriously I didnt format it like that. They arent even selling it anymore. Wacky html.

Was the box in general with OEM windows 7 64 pre-installed since then ive broken a fan on the case and replaced that. And gotten a new video c... Read more

A:Error's, Crashes, BSOD Oh My. Combo BSOD's

I have also updated my system specs on the profile with as much information as I was able to. The Powersupply will be updated when I get home tonight.

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Recently I have started receiving BSOD every now n then. I have the following configuration :

Intel Core2Duo 2.93 GHz CPU
Gigabyte G41 Combo MoBo
Kingston 2GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB Seagate SATA HDD

I'll post a screenshot of the BSOD

Please can someone help what should I do to avoid this BSOD.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD on XP [moved from BSOD, App Crashes & Hangs]

I have XP SP2 on my machine

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I just install XP Pro on my kids PC a couple days ago and I have never personally witnessed this problem on any PC. Sometimes when he just begins to type something in the search area of AOL 9.0 it hard crashes the PC it will reboot and of course go through the check disk thing and it might be fine for a while but eventually will do it again I am totally lost here. I am not really sure it's the IE 6.0 to blame just thinking it might be.
Thanks Mr. Bill

A:IE 6.0 Hard Crashes OS to Restart

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Hello all,
Last Feb I bought my son a Asus K50 laptop and since that time the hard drive (windows will continually try to start until the screen goes black) has had to be replaced 6 times, I thought it was the laptop but, I let him borrow my Dell laptop Latitude D610 (gets a DST short test error, error code 1000-0146) and he has crashed the hard drive on this one as well. What could he be doing to crash these drives? How can I prevent this in the future? Anybody need a son?

In advance thank you.


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Has anyone else been experiencing any hard drive failures? I have 2 lenovo's (twist and y50-70) and both have had hard drive failures within days of one another. I sent the y50 drive off to have tested and it came back as firmware was corrupted therfore eventually crashing my hard drive. I have not been able to reach Lenovo at all.

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I fairly recently got a new computer, and started w/ windows 7. I have since had the very occasional unexplained hard crash. Most of them occur when I'm not present. I did try to install ProTools 8, which was a complete failure, and caused a few hard crashes, but that's the only thing I know of that's a direct cause. I've since given up on ProTools, both because I'm sick of it, and it seems there's no reliable driver for the Mbox (which is also fine with me). Obviously, hard crashes concern me, but I have no idea how to go about determining the source.

I have:
Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD FX-4100 Quad Core
Gigabyte MB (and I can never seem to find a model number when I need it, but can keep digging if need be)
Nvidea Geoforce 9800 GTX+

I don't do a whole lot with it. Normal interneting and stuff, and some recording programs (audition mostly), all just via line ins and line outs. I'm kinda just stuck restarting when bad things happen. They've been rare enough that I've just shrugged and moved on, but repeated hard crashes probably shouldn't be ignored, so...

Any help is appreciated

A:Occasional hard crashes

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

A:PC hard crashes during gaming

Sorry for the delay, just returned from traveling and am still very busy. For starters, uninstall the ATI Tool and see if that stops the crashes. Beyond that, wait until it does it again, recover it, then generate these 2 sets of reports for us to have a look at: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports: Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  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 the "Administrative Events" heading- 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).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdo... Read more

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

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my hard drive crashes when i copy files from one partition to another and the c: drive directory structure turns to gibberish if that makes any sense and i have to fdisk format and reinstall windows and program files. i've checked the cable , jumper setting and ran the diagnostics disk that came with the drive and the drive appears to be healthy mechanically and electrically. is windows 98 really that unstable ? i'm wondering , if i back up the mbr and partition table could i just restore them after a crash to avoid reinstalling everything ? is the mbr and partition table the same thing and how would i go about backing them up. any thoughts ?

A:hard drive crashes

IS the drive set up correctly in the BIOS? Are you running any drive overlay software on the drive (for compatibility with large drives and older system BIOS)? Do you have the correct drivers for your IDE controller? Right click My Computer and select properties, go to the performance tab and if it says DOS compatibility mode you may have a controller problem. I wouldn't suspect the OS at all as being the culprit though.

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So recently as you can see in this thread, my GPU has decided to die. For now though I've installed the latest Intel HD 4000 Drivers which should keep me going until the new year, when I can start looking at building a new rig.

Now since losing my GPU, I've ran into a strange and frustrating issue. Every now and then, my PC will crash - it will look like this, make an awful sound and then switch off after maybe 15/20 seconds.

Now I can't put my finger on what's causing it, it can happen when I'm playing CS, when I'm browsing the web, or writing in documents.

I'm about to uninstall the Intel HD graphics drivers to see whether that stops it, the issue will be then, I will not be able to play any games.

You can see my PC specs here.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Alright, I have an Acer Aspire 7745G laptop ( a piece of $#%@ by the way) with two hard drives, C and D. I install all my games on D, seeing I had a hard drive failure on C three months into the warranty and now want to tax C as little as possible, seeing Windows is installed on there and I would be f***ed if C crashes with all my files. Now, after the warranty is over, C is running well, but just two days ago, when I game, multiple games keep crashing, like homefront, Black Ops, etc. On my speakers a buzzing noise sounds for a few seconds and the games freeze, then I get a CTD. When I go into my computer, hard drive D is no longer visible until I completely shut down the computer and then turn it on again. Then Hard Drive D works OK for about half an hour into gaming, then crashes again. Keeps repeating over and over again. Does this mean hard drive D is on it's last legs? Or maybe there's some drivers I need to update? I reinstalled the intel AHCI drivers of Acer's website, but no to no avail.
My specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Acer Aspire 7745G
8 gb ram
ATI radeon 5650m
i5 460m @2.53 Ghz

A:Hard Drive Crashes

Check this setting:
Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options >
Whichever plan you are on > click "Change Plan Settings"
Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings"
Expand "Hard Disk" > expand "Turn Hard Disk Off After" > and make sure the setting is "Never".

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I have been getting few BSOD screens lately, usually while watching a YouTube video and sometimes the system crashes as soon as it boots. However, I have been very busy lately so I kept postponing the the search to find the error.

Today, something unusual happened, after yesterday's update (KB3156421), I booted my system but the monitor remained blank, I could here clicking noises around the area of DVD drive (couldn't tell if it was from the hard drive or not) and the system didn't boot up. I had to do a hard boot and restart my PC, which gave me this error:

I selected the second option and then the system had booted successfully, soon I restarted my computer to clock the RAM back to 1866Mhz and it still loaded fine. However, whenever I did a hard boot when I was troubleshooting this error, the clocking noise came back and I had to manually restart the system to be confronted with the same message.

I have ran both MemTest and the chkdsk command before (around 4 months ago) and there were no problems.
Have also ran a Kaspersky virus scan and no malware was detected.

I have uploaded the DM log collector file but it does not contain a crash report for today's BSOD.

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I hope someone can help. My computer has started to crash when I have a few things on the go. It usually happens when on the Internet, but not on any particular site or any particular length of time. It has only happened recently, but I'm not sure why.

I am running windows XP, and it happens no matter which browser I'm using. The computer is also running much slower than it was.

I have run a full virus scan using AVAST, which is also running constantly in the background, I have cleared the temp files, I have run every option using Auslogic Bootspeed, I have run Ccleaner and Spyblaster as well as Spybot, Regcure and Tuneup utilities 2008. I have also cleared out the startup menu to include the absolute minimum.

I've tried uninstalling and re installing IE, but that now just opens then shuts down instantly.

When the computer crashes, I can still move the cursor round the screen, but can't click on anything. Ctl, Alt, Del doesn't even bring up the windows task manager. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer.

Any help much appreciated



A:Computer crashes when working hard?

Hello Chloe

I?ll suggest you check for dust inside the computer, as described: here

When done - Rightclick on My computer - Properties, and tell how much ram you have in the computer.

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Ok so i came home last night from a ****** day of the fair and going to megans house. I boot my computer to find out the blue sceen of death appears "unmountble boot volume" By the sound of that I know Win XP is going to need a reload. Im fine with that. But the messed up part is i hook the HD to another computer and theres nothing on the disk!!!! A complete RAW data partion 0/0kb or what the properties box says. Explain how a hard drive can just magically reformat itself as a RAW partition??? Ghosts?
Heres what the disk consisted of or HAD

- a C:Windows XP partition
- a Linux RedHat 9 partition
- F: Network drive partition

Even more wierd....when my HD is a slave...my F: is still intact and readable by other master HD. However the clicking the properties of C: thrashes hard drive and then tells me C: is not formatted....would you like to....bla bla bla shut up! Any help is needed and this doesnt seem possible unless a ghost came into my house and reformatted my drive. BUT.........my WindowsXP bootscreen loads...........

A:Hard Drive mysteroiusly crashes

Sounds like the controller on the HDD is stuffed - that's why when its slaved to another drive it works OK, because its being driven by the controller of the other HDD. You should recover what data you can and then return that HDD.

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I have had multiple instances of browsers not responding - white screen - both IE and Firefox. I check my event log and found two consistent errors: bonjour service and disk issues. First, should I uninstall bonjour? Second, is this suggesting that my hard drive is dying and needs replacing? the error messages are:
1) The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.
2) The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Hard disc causing crashes?

Yes, you can uninstall Bonjour, but you won't be able to discover other itunes libraries on other systems broadcasted around you. Can also reinstall iTunes if you want to keep it

Defragment your harddrive see if it can make it. Then check your disk for errors and automatically fix them and recovery of bad sectors:

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Recently most games and apps I open are not responding and then crash and I notice my hard drives disk usage spikes up to 100% during these crashes. I've installed CrystalDiskInfo to do the S.M.A.R.T reader/test thing and it said the health of my hard drive is good, so I don't get it. What can be the issue??

A:Is my hard drive causing crashes, or is it something else?

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After 3 years of stability, i have reformated/reinstalled.
Now I get these error's randomly:
Drivers are up 2 date.
I am at a lose.
I have a BS in Computer Science, owned my own in home PC repair biz for over a decade and this is throwing me a loop.
Please help, I'm very frustrated.
Losing money, Lost patiants, can't enjoy this machine at all right now.
Thanks in advance!

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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron late 2011 model on which I recently installed Windows 8.1 32 bit. Soon after the installation, the system started crashing frequently showing BSOD. I got a new computer for myself, but now I am unable to access the hard drive from the old Dell one. When plugged in another computer, it says file system "other" under the disk management section. Moreover, whereas the hard drive had two partitions, now it's showing just one single partition and is asking me to 'format it before using it'. The hard drive is shown to be 'healthy' though. I have very important data in the hard drive, and I don't want to lose it.. Could somebody please help?

A:Hard drive not accessible after OS crashes

The OTHER drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5. The OTHER drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc. When you access the OTHER drive, you will get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, if we click "No", the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all of the files stored on this drive. I suggest you try some data recovery software.

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Last night I installed a brand new Western Digital hard drive into my wife's PC. I partitioned it and set it up so window's sees it. Problem is, now the system keeps crashing every so often....it will either crash a game being played or completely shut down the computer.

The one thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the main hard drive is set to Master and this new drive is set to Secondary Master, but after the computer started up I figured it must be ok. That's the only conflict I can think of that might be screwing things up.

Any ideas on why it might be crashing?

AMD 3.0
Sound Blaster Audigy
Two different hard drives
1 gig of DDR ram

A:Installed new hard drive, no PC crashes

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First some background: In October of 2016 I bought an HTC Vive (virtual reality headset) and I loved it. I have over 2000 hours of use in mine. No issue there. The issues started in October of 2017 when, I was playing with my headset, and my whole computer just 'shutoff'. I don't know what the proper term for a computer restarting with a delay is, so I'll call it a 'shutstart'. Basically, when a shutstop occurs, my computer shuts down as if I had held the power button down, and then after 5ish seconds, restarts. Normally, this would just be concerning, but now it's at the point where I have had it shutstart during a reboot.

What triggers a shutstart, I do not know, but what I do know is that none of my tests have found the trigger. The oddest part about this whole ordeal is that the intensity of the game I'm playing doesn't have effect on the chance of the shutstart. It only ever happens when I'm in loading screens or menus. I would have assumed it would be related to my memory buses, but all the tests I did didn't show anything odd.

Memory Stick Tests = (No errors)

CPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

GPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

CPU AND GPU = Both Maxed for an hour, No issues

Harddrives = No issues (NOTE, bought a new internal Hybrid SSD for all of my games and downloads.

Fans = All fine

Powersuply= More Power than my computer needs, Shouldn't be running out of power
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Hello to all of you. I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer, with Me as the operating system. I recently a Western Digital external drive called the "My Book Essential". I plugged it in the first time, everything seemed to go well and then, it stopped. It froze everything. I tried again and this time nothing happened, my screen just froze and there were no peripherals installed. When i unplug it, the screen comes to life and I see D Drive cannot write to. A blue screen warning.
Now, I know that my usb plugs work well cause this week I plugged in a card reader and in less than 5 minutes it was working. According to WD my system needs no drivers for this external drive. I have read comments that it seesm to work well with XP but has trouble with Me. What should I do, return it? Use it to crack nuts with it ?

Thanks for any answers.

A:Hard Drive crashes computer!

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

A:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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I got the free upgrade for Windows 10 and installed on my Windows 7 PC over a year ago. It recently crashed, and so a new hard drive from was installed but they sent me Windows 7 Home Premium. It's not satisfactory, so I'd love to reinstall Windows 10,
but I don't think the file is available any more. Any chance of getting the file again?

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So I've recently built a computer, everything was working fine but after a month or so it started freezing randomly, only fixed by restart. Then on boot some hard drives would say they have bad sectors and failed SMART. After a few weeks eventually the entire system crashed and would not boot on any of my drives.

I managed to get it boot on a CD and reformatted the SSD drive that the operating system was on. I replaced the (supposedly) failing drives and things were looking good. But it wasn't more then a week or two when it started freezing randomly again (sometimes in the middle of activities, sometimes when it was just left on) And again saying the, now brand new, drive was failing, though from everything I can tell it is not when I run disk checks from booting from a boot CD.

I'm not expert so I have really am at a loss as to what to check. I can't afford to keep replacing my hard drives and like I said it doesn't even seem to be actually true, if I disconnect then reconnect the drive it seems to come up fine.

My suspicion is that either the SSD drive, that the OS is on, is causing the trouble or else its my motherboard. Honestly, I have no proof of either but I am pretty much out of my depth here. Here is the general specs on my system:

Mother board: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core De... Read more

A:Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
(eg sharing r/w a folded and two or more users opening the same file at the same time).
Bad disk drivers would easily be a contributor too.

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I have a Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, it was working yesterday but I am now having problems with accessing it today.
I connected it today and in my computer it shows up as Local Disk (G:), when I click onto it to try and access it file explorer crashes and only sorts itself out when the drive is unplugged.
I tried uninstalling the driving and had no luck with it, can't access anything that involves the hard drive to format it either

Is there anything else I can try?

A:External Hard-drive crashes when i try to access it

Hello and welcome to the Tenforums!

Interesting problem. I, too, have the same external drive but when plugged into my USB3 port it shows up as TOSHIBA EXT (E: ).

This suggests to me that your registry has got corrupted in some way because it should not be showing up as a Local Disk. Can you check how it appears in Disk Management (right click on the start button to access this)?

To restore your registry the simplest way would be to restore your system to a restore point before this happened, but that all depends upon whether you set up W10 to create restore points or not. Hopefully you did.

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