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Random freezes for a long time and now I finally got a BSOD as well

Q: Random freezes for a long time and now I finally got a BSOD as well

I need help. My PC freezes randomly, it's not connected to games as it can happen any time. I can't upload a Health Report as there were some errors with it and it's in Hungarian and I can't change the language. I can upload a SysnativeFileCollectionApp, but it got stuck on waiting for system info as well. I will upload the dump file to dropbox.
? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? 7 ? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64 ? What was the original installed OS on sthe ystem? x64 win 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? full retail version ? Approximate age of system (hardware) 2,5 years ? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 2 months ? Have you re-installed the OS? yes ? CPU ? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5700 series ? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) Gigabyte P55 - USB 3 ? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) 230 Volt I don't know the brand ? System Manufacturer ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

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A: Random freezes for a long time and now I finally got a BSOD as well


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Since updating (free, via download) from Win 7 to Win 10 I have had a few problems. I have 3 internal HD: (1) System drive (SSD, 500GB), (2), Media Drive (Seagate 3TB), (3) Documents Drive (500 GB). I also have a USB backup drive that the computer can see.

Seemingly at random, but more usually the Media Drive, doesn't appear when I boot the computer. If I boot the computer and go to BIOS all of the drives appear. Currently the computer in "this PC" recognizes 1 and 3.

Additionally it takes around 5-10 minutes to boot, sometimes hangs and has to be hard reset.

I have had a few BSOD as well, at seemingly odd times. The computer will run with the drives it sees fairly well and eventually BSOD. I should note that sometimes the BSOD is not the one I'm used to from previous Windows installs - it's really just blue with no info.

I have physically reordered the SATA cables (changed the drives to different cables) and this works for a time but eventually the problem persists.

Finally, I thought about doing a clean system install, but was wondering how you do that if you upgraded via free download (i.e. I don't have a disk - there must be an easy solution for that I am sure).

Thanks for your help.


A:BSOD, Long boot time, seemingly random HD disappearance

Added System Specs

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Sorry for the horrible title but I'm not sure on what's wrong with it now, Like I said it was fine for a good while but today the Sht hit the fan and BSOD after BSOD and only just stabled now, if anyone could give me a hand on what's wrong I'd greatly appreciate it.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 000000000000888A
BCP2: FFFFF8A007C00920
BCP3: FFFFF6800001BC7B
BCP4: FFFFFA80030C1380
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:Random BSOD after a long time without BSOD.

Hello Tony.

Can you Re-Upload your MSINFO32 file please? It is not opening properly.

Almost All the dumps indicate Bugcheck 1A, that is probably caused by Device Driver and Memory.

► Test your RAM modulrs:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

► Stress test your CPU:
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

► As there is a Pool Corruption Error, it is better to enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Let us know how these went.

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Hello there, I'm having an issue with my desktop, at any random moment it seems to crash and I can't really figure out why. It doesn't matter what I am doing and it happens randomly, it could not happen for 5 hours then happen two times within 30 minutes. Also sometimes when I boot up my PC it will have one long beep instead of the normal quick beep. I use a Razer mouse and keyboard btw. The things I have tried are as follows:

1. Updated BIOS and GPU Drivers
2. Made sure I don't have a virus
3. Checked power settings, I don't believe it is related to power although it may be
4. Made sure my power options (in the control panel) are set to what they should be

I would like to point out that when it BSOD I don't actually see the blue screen, my screen just says no signal.

I attached the zip from that DM logger, thank you in advance for any help!

A:Random BSOD, Screens can go Black at any Time. Long Boot Beep


Please, this is getting in the way of my work, anything would be helpful!

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I first experiment a BSOD as computer freezes. Windows rebooted automatically and then it enters a dialog to re-install Windows 7 automatically, no devices detected.
I reboot again and then everything works fine but after random period of time windows completely freezes ( like main browser, either Firefox or chrome appears out of response). If none of these are open, the File Explorer freezes one time but mainly freezes on explorer applications.

While this happens, i can still move mouse wherever i want, however no click works nor Ctrl+Alt+Del. I think no specific program cause this because in the afternoon i felt asleep and when i wake up, computer was with black screen freezing.

Run Memory Test and Chkdsk tests, everything is fine. Sfc reports corrupted system files but i don't think it's relevant as a quick google search has reported it as a false positive, it's the following :

2012-10-12 13:58:42, Info CSI 000000e6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"PINTLGB.IMD" of Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2012-10-12 13:58:42, Info CSI 000000e7 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:202{101}]"Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.... Read more

A:1st BSOD then Windows 7 freezes after random time (30 min to 1 hour)

sorry for some reason the file was not attached

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Well ever since Windows installed the new service pack a few days ago, I've been having random times where I'm either watching a video on YouTube, Watching a livestream on Twitch, or sometimes not even doing anything, when my comp would freeze up for a good minute or sometimes 2, and any sound playing would just get stuck and glitch. (my internet would also cut out while its frozen, but come back when it unfreezes) I've been ignoring them, mostly because I had no idea whatsoever what was causing it nor how to fix it. but today when it froze, it BSOD'd on me. I've included the zip that you guys require, so hopefully this'll lead to a solution.

Thanks for any help!!

A:Random freezing finally led to a BSOD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

What antivirus are you using?

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

BugCheck D1, {538, 2, 0, fffff88006acd836}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+59836 )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1:... Read more

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Hi people, unfortunately by the time I read the post on how to post on BSODs I had already created the below file in txt and deleted the minidump but anyway, I have been experiencing bsods rarely and intermittently. This time it really caught my attention as I was only uploading a gmail attachment when it happened. I have noticed these bsods occur when there is some kind of network traffic that's somehow strained either by my ISP throttling or sudden demand of out going request/uploads or incoming responses/downloads but is not always the case. This are the results, not entirely sure what is causing it but my suspicions are tied to a new modem device whose drivers I installed in order to access internet. That's just about when the BSODs begun but are very rare, thin and in between. So here are my results:-

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0361b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03860e90
Debug session time: Thu Jan 3 16:47:04.605 2013 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:51:14.244
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A:BSOD random and rare but caught one finally

Hello Zelnick, Welcome to SF

Unfortunately theres not a lot to go on without any uploaded files the error code 0xA BSOD Index has a variety of possible causes
Heres a copy of my generic first post when i start a BSOD thread with someone may not all apply but have a read through theres a few things you can do like the virus checks and hardware tests while your waiting for another crash, also running the tool collects other stuff seperate from the crash dump that we can look at, probably wont help us solve it initially without dump files but may give some clues, upload it and i will have a look tomorrow if no one else does

First off if your OCing in anyway stop, return everything to stock settings for the purposes of testing

If you havent already, fill in your system specs so we know what we are dealing with
System Info - See Your System Specs

Make sure you have read the guide on asking for help with BSOD so you know what we need
And if necessary set your machine to create minidumps (Method 2 Step 2 is easiest IMO)
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Run some scans to check against virus or infection
Windows Defender Offline

Run some basic hardware tests
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Disk Check (windows based check)
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure (bootable disk check)

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I recently bought a new PC (it arrived yesterday) and it's got a helluva spec, but for some reason, every now and then I get these random super short lockups. The speakers also make this horrible buzzing sound whenever it locks up. I've not got a clue what causes it, since it happens when I'm playing games or just on the internet. My spec is as follows:

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
MSI GeForce 560ti 1024mb
Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Cooler Master GX 450W PSU

The PC came virtually assembled but for the GPU, and I'd messaged the guys I bought it from (overclockers.co.uk) prior to order asking if the 560 would have any issues with the rig, since the case and PSU are rather small.

The mobo is also not recommended for overclocking, but I do see a 3.50GHz coming from the CPU. I thought I'd solved the problem last night after playing World in Conflict for about an hour and a half, but right at the end it did it again. Then this morning, I played Crysis 2 for a good two hours until it suddenly started doing it again. Right now I'm installing Saints Row 3, and when I just now tried to play Crysis 2 again the stalls were every 5-10 seconds and getting quite long.

I've used tuneup utilities on the PC, and the registry, chkdsk, etc, all seem to be fine. I am absolutely at a loss!

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After I come back from leaving the computer on for awhile, like maybe an hour or two, I have no taskbar, no icons on the desktop, and I can't do anything....as in, I can't get into the computer. I have to reboot. Any idea why this happens? I would appreciate any help on this. It's puzzling!

A:System freezes after leaving on a long time

Make sure your "Shut down" button is not set to "Hibernate", roll mouse over it and it will tell you the setting.

Set it to Shut down, it should say "closes all open programs, shuts down Windows, turns off computer"

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I can open the installation program, but when i press install,the progress bar freezes for more than 10 minutes, then at some times,it moves.
It takes much time (>20 minutes) to install ESET Smart Security 6 beta but still failed.
I looked up the log and find that it has errors.
MarkOneNeededPackage: RegOpenKey failed with error 2
Any ideas? The complete log is here

A:Windows Installer freezes for a long time

I find that it was caused by a card reader+usb hub device, but don't know why it caused this problem.

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i did some work but dont know if its good now so if you can look ar it please let me know thanks for you help
may god bless you!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:39:49 AM, on 3/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxthon2\Maxthon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe ... Read more

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HI all. I have a Hp 15 Notebook PC laptop 64 bit windows 1o, 4 gigs memory. I have tried many different things to figure out why in the world is the computer taking forever to start up and shut down and it takes forever for browers to come up and it freezes on all browsers. I have done things to make start up quicker like going in task manger and turning off start up programs and putting 3 sec for start up. I ran a check disk scan to fix any possible errors. I have cleaned up disk. I ran Malwarebytes and ccleaner, and Adwcleaner ect.to no avail.

Any help would be so appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time.

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Hi, in the last few weeks I started finding my PC completely frozen on a black screen, in the MORNINGS.

Win 7 64 SP1
Intel i7 860
Gigabyte P55M-UD2
ATI Radeon HD5700
Sound card: M-Audio Profire 610.

Leaving it working at nights means I'm only uploading stuff via uTorrent. Nothing else.
I'm regularly pushing it's performance - music production kills CPU and RAM, latest games milk the GPU, but doing that never caused crashes or freezes.

The point - it happens only after long hours of doing nothing (so far). i.e. idle for the whole night. Or the whole night and morning after it.
Doesn't always happen, but most of the times.

Some notes:
- The PC is not old, and it was connected to the internet only a few months ago. Protected, no viruses.
- Sound card has caused A LOT of problems. BSODS and instabilities - only when working with Cubase. It's a major suspect.
- Only once have I seen it freeze in front of my eyes. First windows just froze, no black screen. I power-shut off at that moment, I guess after some time it becomes black.
- A few days ago the display device crashed (first time I had a problem with it). I installed the latest drivers afterwards. Not enough time passed to state it won't happen again.

Any log I could provide? No idea which...

A:PC freezes on a black screen after long idle time.


Do you have auto-hide enabled?

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Long story short, my pc fell off my desk. I thought it was ruined. I hooked it all back up and tried booting up, no success. It would just go to the welcome screen and stay there. After a few times of trying this it let my put in my password. I entered it and the time at the bottom right is all screwed up. It boots up some stuff and then just freezes. I've put in my Vista boot disk that came with my pc, and it said there was no problems. I just found an old hard drive that I put the windows 7 Beta on a while back, thats what I am using now. So I know its not a PC hardware issue, must be the harddrive. Anyone know what I can do to fix this, or at least get my files off? Like music and apps ect.

A:Vista SP2 takes a long time to boot and then freezes at desktop

and welcome to the Forum

You can try taking the drive out and temporarily attach to a working pc to salvage files . . it works best if you attach to the secondary channel, the one with the CD/DVD drives.

How to slave a hard drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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Lately my computer has been acting up. It takes forever for the computer to go to sleep. I could tell because the inside has LED lights. It used to be really fast in going to sleep and would shut off almost 5 seconds after. Now it's around 30 seconds. Also, programs like Winrar are really slow. Winrar used to extract my files relatively fast. Now, it is very slow and freezes up my computer. It seems like a number of programs freeze my computer. I open up task manager and often see the programs that I have opened to be used 100% of the disk, or be highlighted red. Could anyone please help me as this is really frustrating?

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when i restart my comp it takes a long time to come too, and when it does it may freeze or take a very long time to load

ive gone into safe mode and run clean up and checked my hijackthis log and everything looks clean.

spyware appz show nothing either

any suggestions as to why its taking so long to load up and why it freezes while loading?

A:comp slows down and takes long time to load/freezes

Try doing a clean boot to see if it is a problem with one of the programs that loads at start up. Take a look at the link below to see how to do a clean boot. Let us know if this fixes the problem or not. This will better help to determine if it is hardware or software issue.


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Thank You for your help!!!

I have been experiencing a problem with my computer. While it seems to happen randomly, I hear a ticking noise from within my computer. I’ve noticed it happens when I’m doing something demanding, however there are plenty of times I have my computer doing more intense things and it seems to be fine. When it starts to tick, my computer will freeze up, only the mouse being movable but nothing interactive, and then it goes 1 of 2 ways – it stops clicking and unfreezes, or continues to tick for a LONG time, so I have to force shut down my computer. I usually give it a minute, but after I start up the computer, it will inevitably freeze somewhere in the boot up screen, begin ticking again, and I’m forced to let it sit there for 10-20 minutes ticking and frozen, until finally it seems to cure itself and loads up windows finally. I use my computer every day for several hours, and this seems to happen at least every 2nd to 3rd day.

I purchased the computer about 2 years ago and had the problem not long after purchase. Due to other reasons, I had reformatted the computer and for the past year it was cured of this problem. I have again had to reformat, and this time around the problem has returned. I have updated my graphics card to the most recent drivers; here are some stats:

XP Pro
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
SP 3

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A:Ticking Noise - Windows Freezes - Lasts LONG TIME- HELP!

It depends on the type and frequency of ticking.
1) Temperature - it's getting too hot inside.
2) The hard drive isn't going to be surviving for very much longer.
3) Loose power connection to the hard drive.

I'm inclined to lean to the loose power connector. Now, it may be seated tight, but doesn't mean the contacts are made properly. See, I have - in this very machine - numerous hard drives (5). One of them (3rd one, E: drive) has such a situation. And it ticks, then I wiggle for a minute, and everything comes back to normal. On the rare occasion, I have to go to the Device Manager and refresh (look for new hardware) and it goes back in with no problems.

But, in your case, since you have only one hard drive, the system locks down because it can't get to the OS files when such a loosening occurs. I would look to using a different power connector from the PSU first, and if none are available, look at another of the CD-style Molex connectors, and put a SATA adapter on it. Try that first, then we can go from there.

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Ive Been Expieriencing This For 5 Years Already On Two Different Computers...

One Day I Will Be Searching For A Song On My Pc..and Suddenly Its Gone...and I Have To Download It Again

Im Not Talking About Alot Of Songs Disappearing Just Random Songs Disappearing After Years ...

Could it be because I have alot of songs in the same folder?

What i dont get is...i put them on itunes...and if the file is missing it should just show the question mark...but it doesnt even have the song on itunes record anymore...as if i deleted it myself...

A:How Come Random Songs Disappear From My Hardrive After A Long Time??

Hey, I am not certain, but I have heard of time dated files that expire after a period of time. also I have burned music files to CD and they still end up some
how currupted or gone. I think this is some type to file protection that gets
written to your registry and puts a time limit on the use of the file!
Remind you this is only my theory. I do not know a way to get around the
expire date other than keeping the same date on your computer, but that will
probably lead to a computer crash! Aaaarg!

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Hey Guys,

As stated in the topic my desktop computer is experiencing random freezes, slowness and long start up times. Also it doesn't load properly when an Ethernet cable is plugged in; my last computer did this, in the end it was found to be riddled with viruses. Therefore I have come here to help. Note: I have done nothing so far to attempt to fix said problems myself. I have Microsoft Windows XP Home.


A:Random Freezes, Slowness and Long Startup Times

Since you suspect malware I've asked a mod to move this to the appropriate forum. Please wait for a malware specialist to respond.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33318 MB, Free - 7262 MB;
Motherboard: IBM, 2373VLM
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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My Sony VAIO runs on Windows XP. I feel like my system is loaded with malware or maybe is controlled by a bot.net. I feel this because I encounter so many problems with it.

First, it takes probably 20-30 minutes for everything to load at start-up. Second, it freezes all the time (at least once a day or more) and I have to just press the power button to turn it off or unplug it.

My virus program is Avast. Recently, it has an "X" over the AVAST icon. When I call up Avast, it gives a warning that my system is no protected. But after several minutes, Avast shows that the system is protected (so, in other words, something is turning Avast off during the boot/start-up cycle...maybe to keep it from catching rootkits?).

The whole system runs VERY, VERY slowly at all software I may run.

This may not be related, but recently all my Google bookmarks went missing after a boot-up.

I ran HiJack This but am not sure if I am permitted to post the log here? I did not run any fixes because I know it is advised not to do this without guidance from a Bleeping Computer expert. I have a copy of cc cleaner but have not run it for samereason. I also have a freshly downloaded copy of Malwarebytes.

I did notice in the HiJack This log that there are several items listing which appear to want to redirect my home page to MSN. My Home Page should be usatoday.com on both IE8 and Chrome. Sometimes, I have been redirected to MSN and I have had to go in to reset my default home page... Read more

A:Laptop takes long time to load at start-up and freezes continually

To have your log analyzed, Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.Most importantly please be patient till you get a reply to your topic.

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So, here's my unsolvable problem. I'm no computer noob, but I'm having a huge problem with my computer lately.
Started early this ear (2015), I started getting random BSODs. At first I though it was high temperature issues and it was shutting itself for safety purposes, because the BSODs happened when I was gaming.
But with time it started to get more recurrent, and once in a month became once in a week. Then once day, then came the day that it was impossible to even turn the computer on, with that I decided to reinstall the OS (windows 8.1), and did a fresh and clean install.
The problem seemed to be solved, but within a few weeks it started again, but became impossible to turn the computer on faster and so I came to google, downloaded BlueScreenView, did some researches and it all seemed to point to a single issue: Drivers. Well, I decided do reinstall the OS again and only install drivers that where given in the manufacturer website (DELL). Even ran some hardware stress tests in my computer, one that comes in the computer itself and another from Dell's SupportAssist, none showed a single problem.
Again, the problem started within a few weeks ago. But this time it seemed I could do a "bypass" to make it work longer, but the problem still goes back after a week. The "bypass" is to run dism.exe and sfc /scannow on the CMD. After I run those my computer seems to stop crashing, but again, as I said, in a week the BSODs show up again.
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A:Random BSODs for a long time - reinstall OS didn't solved


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

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


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And the hard drive is always clicking. It sounds like its working very hard, and then it just gives up. Sometimes it freezes while I'm working. Other times, I'm done and want to turn it off, and it will not turn off. Ctl-Alt-Delete does not help. I have to turn off the power to unfreeze it. I know that is a bad thing to do, but its the only way I can get it going again.

And then it takes forever to get going again. And each task I want it to perform takes so long. I click and nothing happens. So I click again. Maybe I get it mixed up from extra clicking to get it to do something, so it freezes. If I wait... eventually it does what I want it to do. But clearly, things are not right. I definitely know there are way too many unnecessary things that load at start-up.

I run SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Registry Mechanic, and SpySweeper every day, and they always find stuff, but that doesn't solve the problem. I ran HijackThis and for 2 hrs I painstakingly went through every item, checking on forums and tech sites to see what was good and what was bad, figuring I could eliminate the bad things on my own. But then the system froze and I lost every thing I had checked when I had to reboot (by turning off the power.) I am not going to do that again! It'll be a much better use of my time to let you evaluate the log!

Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:55 AM, on 12/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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A:My system takes a long time to boot up, is extremely slow and freezes frequently

When I leave the computer on overnight, which I very often do, when I come back in the morning my sound codecs are gone. No sound device can be detected whatsoever. But device manager says all hardware is working properly. Neither disabling and re-enabling nor uninstalling and reinstalling help. Still no sound. If I reboot, it starts up again with sound intact.

I was also having a problem for awhile where the .wav volume kept turning itself off. I'd turn it back up and within an hour or so, it would be off again. So definitely overnight .wav would have the volume all the way down. So I couldn't tell the two problems apart at first. But I updated the driver on the Realtek '97 and I didn't have the problem with the .wav volume any more. Though every morning the sound is nowhere to be found.

Many settings reset themselves. Silly ones. On MSN Premium I have several different email addresses, and each one has a different display picture that I've chosen. But several times a week, when I come back to the computer in the morning, all the pictures have changed. Sometimes they've changed to all the same one, and sometimes they're the various ones I've chosen but all mixed up and associated to different user names.

Sometimes the desktop wallpaper is gone or different. And the same with the screensaver. Its sets itself to none or changes itself to a different one than the one I've selected.

I have DSL, which is theoretically, always on. But frequently when I c... Read more

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My system is Dell Dell Studio XPS L502 i7, Recently I'm facing a blue screen problem which only happens when I'm not doing anything on pc ... I mean sometimes when I sleep I start downloading large files etc and get to bed ... but it seems the last 2 times I tried this .. every time there was a blue screen error.

I don't know if this will help but I added both errors even log screenshot from my dell support center ...

And also attached the zip with system info etc using the "SF Diagnostic Tool"

PS: if this is of any help ... I had a faulty battery so I changed it recently .. about 20 days or so ago ... and this is the second time it happend ... could it have anything to do with the battery? (faulty battery maybe? as I had to change the last battery because it was faulty and it kept crushing my system ... BSOD error ... so I searched in dell forums & local Dell tech center and they suggested that I change battery and so I did .. now it feels like same issue's coming back again.)

NOTE: I didn't any system info as I assume you'll have all the info necessary in the zip attached.

If anything else or any other info necessary, let me know and I'll add them.

Please provide solution to this, thanks in advance for your help!

A:BSOD while afk for a long time

Hello Gabe and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not a BSOD expert but until one comes along to review your .dmp files, there are a couple of things you can do.

Remove the battery and run the computer on AC power only. If BSODs still occur it's probably not battery related.

Make sure you don't have any damaged or corrupt system files by running s system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot your computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also check for overheating. Laptops by design do not have adequate fans or vents Prolonged use (such as downloading large files, etc) can cause serious temperature spikes. There are several free utilities that can monitor temperatures in real time such as Speccy, SpeedFan, and HWMonitor. It also might help to use a laptop cooling pad to assist with ventilation.

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Help! I just got a BSOD for the first time in over two months, after I finally thought I had a stable system. I suspect the culprit may be a virtual CD drive program, which I have uninstalled. The dump is attached, I'll post more if I get them.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, and it's the only OS installed on the computer.


A:BSOD, first in a long time

Hi nietzescher. I am sorry you are having problems.

Error code A, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - usual causes are Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility.


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\082810-29172-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*Symbol information
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a0d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c4ae50
Debug session time: Sat Aug 28 16:57:32.894 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 7 days 0:15:11.639
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Hello, this morning my computer started off by not beign able to turn on, and after an hour its finally came to the desktop. When i reached the desktop and waited till the programs that runs on start-up had opened, i began to lag and took around 15 minutes to open "Google chrome" and after that crashed the computer. I opened it again (Took around 30 minutes) and downloaded some malware anti virus programs. After i had runned the malwarebyte and got rid of PUPS and two Trojan agents, the blue screen of death came. Last time i had BSOD was in february 2014.

I will appreciate your help.


A:BSOD no download for a long time

Hi semig1.

Update Intel? PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results.

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I've had BSODs on and off for about 1,5 years now. It started with getting a new computer but I've never actually understood what causes it. The BSODs are pretty infrequent, they happen a few times in a row and then disappear for days or weeks. In my last install of windows 8 I managed to get rid of them by letting some driver inspecting program scan for drivers and then install them, which seemingly fixed the problem.
Yesterday however I reinstalled windows 8.1 and I've gotten BSODs back. I've installed my graphics drivers and motherboard drivers as well as tried a few different BIOSes from their respective manufacturer websites, nothing seems to help. I've also done memtest and checks for my HDD/SSD, neither have had any problems.

Unrelated to the windows BSOD, but maybe something to do with it... Since about the same time I've had very frequent Google Chrome crashes which don't seem to go away even after reformatting and starting out with a completely fresh account.

A:BSOD problem that I've had for a long time


Likely, there is an issue with RAM overclocking or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of Memory tab, and one for each stick of RAM of the SPD tab.

I am betting no, but are you using Readyboost actively? The driver for that crashed, and guaranteed 100% that there is overclocking or defect then, if you are not, actively.

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I was doing nothing exiting, just browsing forums, when the crash occurred. In fact the computer has been on but idle for some while, whilst I was otherwise occupied. FWIW only other item active was our internet radio.

Can you kindly examine dump file to see what and how serious the crash evebt was.

A:BSOD this morning, but first for a long time.

It is some file system failure.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880010b08ab, 0, ffffffffffffffff}

Probably caused by : fileinfo.sys ( fileinfo!FIPfFileOpenRemove+5b )

Followup: MachineOwner
And a deeper search reveals that it is caused by avast! File System Minifilter.

fffff880`08c43b38 fffff880`0647a349Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswMonFlt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswMonFlt.sys
It might be a simple glitch. So better you wait and observe if the BSODs recurs or not. If not, well and good.

But if it recurs, Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Let us know the results.

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When i reboot my pc after a bsod it sometimes doesn't boot up right away. I need to turn it off and on again or just wait a couple of minutes. Plus it takes a long time to boot up.
I guess it is a hardware problem and would apreciate if someone told me which component can cause this.

A:Long time reboot after a BSOD

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

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This just happened last night. This morning I woke up, and the light(when your computer is under load, dunno the exact name for it) was just stuck on. So I turn on my monitor, and I see the dreaded blue screen.

Today, I went out for most of the day, and it happened again upon returning home.

Everything runs fine while I'm using it. Maybe it just happens after the comp has been on for a certain time? Memory problem perhaps? I'm not sure.

A:BSOD after idleing for a long time.

Hi BigfootKevin !

What's the exact error message on the BSOD ? Could also be overheating. Any dust inside the case ? If you find there's dust on your fans and heatsinks you'll have to buy a can of compressed air at your local computer or electronics shop to clean it. How many fans do you have in that case ?

Enter the BIOS at startup by repeatedly pressing the del key when the computer boots and go to the hardware monitor or pc health screen. Report your fan speeds, cpu temp and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V).

You can also download and install sensorsview pro (latest version here) and monitor those values within Windows. The BIOS will be more accurate but sensorsview pro will tell you about your GPU (video card processor) temp as well.

Go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. Search the different sections there (security, system, application) for errors or warnings. Tell us about the source, the event # and the text under description when you double-click the error (highlight the text and use ctrl+c/ctrl+v to copy/paste it here).

run memtest86+ on your memory to check that the RAM sticks are not faulty. Unzip and burn the bootable .iso image file using a burning software that can handle .iso files. Enter the BIOS at startup and set boot priority to CD-rom first. Leave memtest run overnight or at least do 3 full passes on your memory. It's advised that you test one memory stick at a time, removing the others from their slot. Report if it finds any error.

Dou... Read more

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? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? No
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 2 Months
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 2 Months
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU : AMD FX-8320
? Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX970
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) Corsair CX750

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

A:BSOD after long periods of time 6hr +

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Could you tell us a little information about your problem please?

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I have been experiencing bluee screens of death in the last 9 months.
Sometime , at 3-4 days it just happens , randomly.
I hope you guys can help me.
System specs :

Intel Quad Core 2.5 GHZ
OS : Windows 7 x64 Ultimate full

The age of the system is about 2 years except for 4 gb ram and the video card which have been added last year.
the OS was installed when I added the parts above , so it's 1 year old.
The BSOD happens even if I am in a game , or on desktop , or in messenger.

I am attaching the file with the dumps and the health report to this thread.

Thank you

A:Random BSOD , from time to time , during normal daily activity!

the desktop window manager is crashing.
Are you using any custom themes or shells?

I do notice one problem you have though. You have the old Asus utility driver.
This needs to be replaced as it's a known trouble maker in windows 7.
I happen to have an asus board myself.
the new copy of the file will be attached here.
Manually overwriting the old one will work (I did it on my own system)
however, you will need to boot Safe Mode and locate ASACPI.sys
by navigating to c:\windows\system32\drivers
and overwrite the copy of the file there with the one I'm providing.
Then reboot normally.
This will solve that issue at least.
If the problem generally happens when the computer is entering a low power state, this would definitely be the cause of your problems.

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgLockEx+a3 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff96000144613, Address o... Read more

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hellow experts, i made my 1st custom build pc few months back and since then i am getting random bsod whenever my pc is on, its not like i am getting bsod only while i am playing games or watching video, i often get bsod when i am browsing or working. i removed daemon tools from my pc but still i am getting bsod, and i have also updated my drivers but still no luck. my config is -

amd fx8350
msi 990fxa gd80 v2
corsair rm1000
visiontek r9 280x
western digital 320 gb hdd(primary os) + 3 tb hdd(no os/for storage)
corsair vengence 8 gb @1600 mhz
thermaltek water 3.0

i also checked sfc / scannow but found no error,and memtest too. i have attached my files, please someone reply and help me. i am totally out of ideas.

A:Getting random bsod all day long

You are running an Acer Product ID (PID) on an MSI board.
This makes your installation counterfeit.
Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.

OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: tanzib
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Original Install Date: 20-Jun-15, 10:19:13 PM
System Boot Time: 15-Jan-16, 2:32:55 AM
System Manufacturer: MSI
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

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I'd like to give some background on this since this has been happening for probably over a year now and I still haven't been able to get this fixed. I'll try to give as much information as possible and if anyone takes the time to read my rambling then I'll love you forever. Maybe.

So, around a year ago I started getting BSODs that happened at seemingly random times. I could be playing a game or watching a video and I'd get one regardless. They usually happened 1 to 3 times a day for about a week, then I'd get nothing for a month and then we'd be back to square one. The BSOD always seemed to suggest that it was a driver causing these errors, but despite posting on several forums and getting help from a number of people I've never been able to figure out what's actually causing this. Eventually I decided to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and doing a clean install in the hopes that it would get rid of my issue. It didn't.

Within days of upgrading to Windows 10 I had another BSOD and the cycle continued as normal. About a month or two ago, NVIDIA released some rather unstable drivers for their GPUs, I installed these drivers (prior to knowing the issues they were causing) and seemingly had no problem with them, but they did seem to change something. I was no longer getting BSODs, instead my computer would just crash to a black screen and then reset, no minidumps would be produced when this happened.

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A:BSOD Issues Unsolved For A Long Time

Hi Absoguar,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'd like to have some more information about your system, see below for more.
I have analyzed the most recent dump files, a few of them are blaming the Nvidia display drivers so I would give a suggestion to only install the display drivers without anything else to start with.

Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from Nvidia. Be sure the clean install box is checked and only install the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver.

7: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
Browse full module list
start end module name
fffff800`c6560000 fffff800`c7185000 nvlddmkm (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Browse all global symbols functions data
Timestamp: Tue Feb 23 20:31:51 2016 (56CCB3A7)
CheckSum: 00BEE1BE
ImageSize: 00C25000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please run CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID, open it and make screenshots of the following tabs
*SPD shows the details of each module, you can show the details by choosing different slots in the left upper corner.
Please make screenshots of each module.

Please post each screenshot in your next reply/replies.
Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about you... Read more

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My laptop is an Acer TimelineX 4820TG

Lately I have experienced a lot of BSOD on start-ups. I bring my laptop to school and every time I turn it on it goes to blue screen. One blue screen which seems to load the crash dumps and many more split second blue screen right after. All of which are just on start up.

Can someone help.


A:BSOD on start-up especially when shut down for a long time

I've seen your previous thread and the diagnosis.

I would suggest you to take it to the technicians for repair if it's under its warranty.

Good luck.

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Hi there, I normally leave my computer on overnight so I could do things such as defragging, virus scans and sometimes downloading.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which I installed 3 days ago as I got a new hard drive. The system was blue screening since then, so I'm guessing it's not a faulty hard drive, OS or memory (Replaced memory and done 20 hours of memtest86+)

I bought this machine about 7 months ago, but since then I have replaced the motherboard, memory, graphics card, CPU cooler and hard drive.

It only seems to bluescreen when idle, like when all it's doing is downloading on uTorrent or has finished doing a defrag.

According to bluescreenview, it has been caused by dxgkrnl.sys, atikmpag.sys and dxgmms1.sys . It was these causing it before the reinstall as well.

A:BSOD when idle for a long period of time.

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Hello I have the following box:
After few months of perfect running my PC started to freeze at random times. It can be from few min to hours. After freeze I can see last screenshot in the monitor but nothing is responding and some of the PC fans are working faster than before freeze. Sometimes computer freezes during start up even before OS is started to load and even with cold box so I doubt it can be OS problem or heating...
I have checked all contacts inside box.
I have cleanly reinstalled OS to Windows 7.
I have tried launching Windows memory test. If I run standard tests it completes with no errors, but if I run extended tests after running random time computer freezes, everything stops responding. I have 2 memory sticks – have tried to remove one rerun tests – it still freezes, did same with another one still freezes.
I have tried running windows scan disk. During the scan computer freezes at random times too. Sometimes it finish without any errors on smaller disks.
I have checked temperatures. System 40-50C CPU 40-60 GPU 50-70
I have also noticed that after computer freeze and after I restart it – it hangs on initial start – the only thing I can see is dash on my screen. If I restart it again it boots up normally.
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A:Computer freezes after random time of work

The fact that the fans are running faster just before the freeze usually points to overheating. If you can identify the fan that is running faster ie CPU HSF, Power Supply fan, Vido card fan, or if attached the fan on the Northbridge chip.

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Hi there!

So, the problem is that my pc freezes after a random amount of time. One time it crashes after 10 minutes, another time after an hour, and then before I've even seen the windows 10 logo.
It also doesn't really seem to matter what I do, it crashes when I am playing a game, it crashes when typing a word document and it crashes when I just leave it on the desktop.
GPU:R9 380
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB)
Motherboard: Asrock 970 pro 3 r 2.0
ssd: 120 GB
hdd: 1TB
PSU: Coolermaster G750M

What I've tried so far:
Changing the PSU, switching the ram modules and using different slots, switching the gpu with a radeon HD 7770. I can't really switch out any more hardware as I don't have anything to switch for example the motherboard with.
I also reinstalled windows 10.

If someone knows the solution to my problem, I'd be very grateful

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I have random freezes sometimes they are glitchy and rarely BSOD all on bootup or up to about half hour in (which also turns of the mouse). Also youtube doesn't autoplay playlists and all sugestions next to the video are black. This started a few weeks to a month ago, first it seemed just a minor annoyance but it started to become more often the last few days. I've tried some checks but without success.
Also I remember the week before those crashes that twice the screen driver crashed for a second or 2 and then a message popped up about how a monitor driver crash was adjusted, always when I played a certain game that is still in beta so I taught it was the game.

I posted the same problem a few weeks ago in another forum, without success so I try it here. I dont have a restore point from before that and nothing special in the installed drivers list.

A:Random freezes, sometimes glitchy freezes and rarely BSOD

Hi Relo. Please post the link to your previous thread for some references to check to avoid redundant suggestions.

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Hey Guys,
My PC has been running great for about 3years then all of a suddenly i've started getting BSOD. Only thing i can think of was on the day they started, i installed Borderlands Pre sequel to play with my girlfriend. When it happened i realised my watercooling pump had packed up and thought that was the issue (ive replaced the system and its still doing it) So i think my pump may have packed up at any time and i failed to notice.

Its doing it with nothing open but a brower, in games, all over the place but at random times. I ran a mem Test and everything came back fine on my memory. I tried a Prime test and it blue screened. I dont understand mem dumps to save my life though which is where im hoping you guys can come in and save me <3

If anyone can point me in the right direct that would be great, im hoping its a driver problem somewhere but i just dont know where as it started all of a sudden.

I hope i've uploaded everything required (ive included all dumps since this problem started)

Thanks for any help in advance

A:BSOD at random time with what appears to be random error codes

I'm finding that im getting ntoskrnl.exe as a problem as well as the bug code 0x0000001e. I'm still not at all sure what these point too.

I also did a much long Memtest and the Modules failed 2 tests. But im not sure if all my problems are memory or not.

I also tried to run verifier but when my computer crashed it just distorted the screen and froze. I wouldnt let me boot, so i had to boot to safe mode to turn it off.

any help will be greatly appreciated

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I'm dealing with this issue almost a month now and I still didn't figure out how to get rid of it .. It's just so annoying when you are playing for example WoW and you are about to win and it freezes and you have restart it and lose every progress you have made ... It started appearing more frequently when I cleaned my CPU from dust and applied a new thermal paste ... After that my CPU is running better performance and lower temperature then before but the BSOD's are appearing more frequently then before ... I updated almost every driver as possible in my PC and I hardly doubt that a virus is in my PC when I just month ago formated my HDD ... It happens really random when I play almost every game and my Hardware is cool and in a good shape so hardware shoudn't be the problem ... I also checked if the Voltage of my Processor is good and it is ... I really don't know what should I do And I don't even know if it's worth reinstalling and format my HDD because I don't want to lose my files when I don't havy any chance to back up them

A:Random BSOD appearing at random time while playing games

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

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Hello everyone,

I have been getting a bsod when the computer is on and idling for an extended period of time. I left my computer on all night last night. then my computer rebooted at 5:30am.

Ive checked my memory is good, drivers are good.

here is the log.

any ideas?

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I am having some troubles with my computer because of this issue. Now nearly daily my computer crashes and a BSOD appears. Usually this problem wasn't this frequent, it used to happen weekly though, but now it's irritating, I ignored it first, because once a week isn't that much, but now it's happening nearly daily, here's my dump file, I hope you can help me out please.


Detailed information regarding my PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Speed 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6
Family 10
Model 0A
Stepping 0

Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Dedicated Memory 1.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6738
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_23051787&REV_00
Driver Version 14.301.1001.0
Memory 8.2 GB

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack 1
Size 64 Bit
Edition Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601
Locale 0409

BIOS BIOS Date: 03/08/11 11:43:42 Ver: 08.00.15
Version American Megatrends Inc. 2001
Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
Date 08/16/32
Display Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sound Device 1 AMD High Definition Audio Device
Driver Version
Sound Device 2 VIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version
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A:BSOD randomly, been occurring for a long time now, now more frequently

DM Log Collector Report

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I have an issue with my wife's HP Pavilion Slimline s3330f computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Recently, the boot times have been in excess of five minutes and on shutdown there is an occasional and seemingly random BSOD. The BSOD error message includes a reference to xcfev.sys - Address 8F1510A0 base at 8F150000; DateStamp 48Ce158e. This is preceded in the error message by STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x8F1510A0, 0x8B276BCC, 0x8B276780). The xcfev.sys file is 593 KB in size and resides in:

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\xcbdav.inf_x86_neutral_8e8664e62708b91f , and in:


Apparently xcfev.sys is a ViXS XCode AVStream Driver Front-End Library sold by ViXS Systems Inc.

In addition, under Sound, video and game controllers in Device Manager there is a listing for VIXS Pure TV-U 48A3, which I believe is a TV tuner and which is indicated as working properly.

However, there is no TV tuner on the system, nor has there ever been, and I have never seen the device previously in Device Manager.

I suspect the long boot time may be the result of the system looking for a device that isn't there and the BSOD may be the result of the system trying to unload the same.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide to eliminate this problem.

A:Long Boot Time and BSOD from Non-Existent Device

You could make a Restore Point and then un-install all greyed-out devices. You can use Device Manager to do this:

Remove Old Drivers After Upgrading to New Hardware - How-To Geek

or there's a program called Ghostbuster that can do it. This link talks of both methods:

Remove old, unused, hidden device drivers in Windows with GhostBuster | The Windows Club

I've never used Ghostbuster but am going to take a look at it.

EDIT: After looking at Ghostbuster I'm not sure at all about it--it seems it might be an "all or nothing" hidden device remover, and I prefer to uninstall in a more orderly/controlled manner. So, "use at your own risk".

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I?ve had my computer for exactly one year now.
The parts were all new and a friend of mine built it for me.

The problem occurs kind of strange:
If the computer is shut down and disconnected from the power supply for about 5 hours or longer I get a bluescreen right after the windows boot screen. Otherwise it starts without problems and works fine.
My workaround for the problem after long shut down is to switch on the power supply, then immediately switch it off and then on again. This works always fine!

My System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
4GB (2x2) 1333-777 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5570

Blue Screen:
*** STOP: 0x0000001E (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

I already used all of the windows debugging, diagnostic tools and Memtest but without success.

I hope you can help me.

A:BSOD only after long time without power supply, 0x0000001E

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

When you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.



Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys

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Hi all,

My windows 7 crashes, usually, when I am not working at the computer but I have it runing. Usually takes more than 1 hour to crash and produce the minidump file.

I have tried to leave it runing during the night with Linux (to exclude hardware faults) and in the morning it was still runing fine.

As I get different codes, I will post here what I got from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

This night I left the computer runing all night with windows 7 and it "Shutdown" without any dump file created.

The laptop in question is a Toshiba A300D-14D.

I hope you can help me.

Best regards,

A:BSOD Windows 7 crashes after being runing for a long time

PLease update your wireless driver it seems to be what is causing the problem:

8cd0fcd0 82c3b035*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RTL8187B.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RTL8187B.sys
Driver Reference Table - RTL8187B.sys

You can update the driver from here: Realtek

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