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BSOD and Drive (D)

Q: BSOD and Drive (D)

Since the recent November update I have been getting BSOD once or twice a day. What follows is the on screen notification:

Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL(dxgnms1.sys)

What puzzles me most (not that I know much about this anyway) is that when I restart it is not the (C) Drive which has the OS which is scanned and repaired, it is the (D) Drive with apps / programs, docs and media. This has not happened before, is it unusual? Has it anything to do with the fact that I have just made full use of the new MOVE option to transfer apps to (D)? I understand that it likely to be a driver issue and thought drivers would be on (C)?

Can someone explain this to me before I try to apply the Forum instructions for reporting BSOD?

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Preferred Solution: BSOD and Drive (D)

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 Drive (D)

dxgnms1.sys for one this has something to do with DirectX any games on that drive and have you updated your Video card drivers recently ?

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Hiya

I've just finished building my new computer and I'm getting BSOD errors when first formatting a hard drive and secondly (after a successful format) installing a game on it.

My boot up SSD drive seems to be fine, it's just my other hard drive.

64bit Windows 7 Home premium. Full version I bought a a few days ago. The whole computer is new. If you need any further information, let me no.

8GB RAM. Intel Core i5 2500k CPU. Radeon 7850 graphics. 120ish SSD. 1Tb hard drive. Asus P8Z68-V Pro gen3 motherboard.

Edit: having just seen a notice, I've updated the post to contain two attachments. Or atleast I think I have :\

[ATTACH]Attachment 209804

Attachment 209805[/ATTACH]

A:BSOD when formatting or installing on drive drive, error 0x0000003d

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi all. When booting up my PC it causes a BSOD at the Window password screen displaying the error 'Driver_irql_less_or_not_equal'. The only way I can start the PC is by booting whilst hitting F8 and choosing 'Last known good configuration'.


I've tried to do a system restore twice but it caused a BSOD both times. I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

Please help?!

Thank you.

A:BSOD with drive message + System restore = BSOD again

Try booting in safe mode with networking and uploading a jcgriff2 report

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hey Guys, need some help here also.

Here's the scenario. Last time when i use my dvd-drive, it didn't occured any BSOD, but later on i think around after few months, it start showing me BSOD sometimes when i'm using my dvd-drive.
Then i thought is the hardware failure, since the dvd-drive is quite old & slow already, somemore is an IDE drive.
Then i changed another new SATA dvd-drive, but still sometimes it still give me BSOD. I thought maybe is the power cable fault, then i switch another power cable, still the same. I can't find the root cause of this problem, please help.

BSOD details :

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP:0x000000D1

here's i attach my minidump log, & the pic of the BSOD

A:BSOD when using DVD-drive

Please post your computer specifications. Are you using a laptop or desktop computer? Try upgrading your computer parts drivers such as chipset drivers, sound-card drivers, video-card drivers, and even possibly network card drivers. Hope this will help you out.

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I bought Kingston DataTraveler 16bg G3. I do get BSOD immediately after plugging it in. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? yes
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 year
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) haven't re-installed

A:USB drive causes BSOD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Woox


I bought Kingston DataTraveler 16bg G3. I do get BSOD immediately after plugging it in. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance.


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ALSO of note

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

Using MagicISO to create ISO image files

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Been having a lot of BSOD recently. Every time I try to burn a disc, I come back to it and this has happened now with two different drives (just upgraded to a blu ray burner). The computer has also been locking up often within 15 minutes of starting up and requires a hard reset. I imagine if I left it be during those times, it'd ultimately result in another BSOD.

I'll try uploading the information as per instructions, but I manually wrote down the message BSOD...

"Stop: 0x0000000F4 (0x000000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8010F95100, 0xFFFFFA8010F958E0, 0xFFFFF800037DD460)"

A:BSOD when using DVD drive

Welcome bonjourmate.

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump. You first search them manually in the default path,
C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump.

If that location is empty, Follow the tutorial:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Wait for the next crash, and then post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Anyway, a stop 0xF4 is storage related. For it, what you are to do initially is:
Update your SSD's Firmware (not needed if you are not using a SSD)
Re-seat the sata and power. (for all drives including Optical and internal disks)
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Let us know the results.

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Hi, im keep getting the BSOD when i use my cd drive to access a cd. I have had a look for the mini dump files in c:\windows\minidump and my computer doesnt seem to be writing any. I have even done a search for .mdmp files and have found a few old files but nothing that relates to anything recent. the error codes that i am getting are:
0X00000124
0x0000000000000000
0XFFFFFA800B103030
0X00000000B2000040
0X0000000000000800

and on the other occasions that it happens, the 4th line changes to the following:
B36C030
B3DA030
B434030

ive tried to get a debugger but without the files its a bit of a non starter!

Ive reinstalled the driver for the cd drive (Hitachi HDT725032VLA) and it is now ok under the hardware properties but still crashes my system when i try to use it!

Hope you can help!!
 

A:BSOD when using CD drive

Replace the CD/DVD optical drive
 

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Since the recent November update I have been getting BSOD about once a day, with the following Notification
 
Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL (dxgmsl.sys)
 
What puzzles me about this (not that I know much about it anyway) is that when I restart the computer  it is not the © Drive that is scanned / repaired but the (D) Drive, an integral SD Memory Card. The © Drive has the OS, on (D) are mainly apps / programs, documents, media. Has this anything to do with the fact that I have used the new option to move apps from © to (D)? Are not the drivers on the © Drive with the OS?
 
Can someone explain, after which I will see if I can follow the procedure for submitting request for BSOD help if that is the thing to do.
 
 

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Hey folks I have a hd with wonn xp home on it and when I go to boot it bsod's on me and then reboots b4 I can read the screen...; as in immediately.. I put a secon copy of windows on a partition on the drive but I have a ton of software on the other partition that I dont want to lose and some I cant... I have taken ownership of the folders in the other partion to get my pictures and the like. But I cant use any of my programs .... I assume cause there are no registry entries in the new copy of windows.... does any one know the boot order of windows files so I can try to replace them 1 at a time to find out wich one of mine is corrupted... or if anyone has any other ideas?

 

A:old drive and bsod

Ps if it helps I get to the windows logo with the loding bar b4 it crashes... Also can I just copy my old registry to the new windows partition?
 

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I am having problems with a USB 3.0 flash drive which has started causing BSOD when I plug it in to my Win 7 x64 SP1 PC. I have tried two different Windows installs on the same PC with the same result. However both installs are not fully patched after having to restore from a not fully patched drive image. Patches are mainly dotNet 3.5 related plus various security patches for Word(Viewer) and compatibility fixes.

It does not BSOD immediately, it can take around 1 minute but it then BSOD's giving various errors such as


Code:
000000-00000-00.dmp 08/04/2016 22:46:17 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff8a0`02c48000 00000000`00000001 fffff880`0143a364 00000000`00000000 rassstp.sys rassstp.sys+ffa48000 RAS SSTP Miniport Call Manager Microsoft? Windows? Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+80640 J:\Windows\Minidump\000000-00000-00.dmp 4 15 7601 269,942 08/04/2016 22:53:29

Code:
000000-00000-00.dmp 02/04/2016 16:41:20 BAD_POOL_HEADER 0x00000019 00000000`00000020 fffff8a0`02001210 fffff8a0`02001280 00000000`05070109 Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+732df NT File System Driver Microsoft? Windows? Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+80640 J:\Windows\Minidump\000000-00000-00.dmp 4 15 7601 300,966 02/04/2016 18:53... Read more

A:USB Flash drive BSOD

BTW This happens on both USB 3.0 add in card and the native Intel USB 2.0 ports.

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SRTSP.SYS is from Norton antivirus and I only get the Blue screen when a Blank disk is in the drive...
 

A:SRTSP.SYS causes a BSOD when a CD is in the drive. ?

Nevermind, I just uninstalled Norton Anti-virus in safe mode
 

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Hi all,

I replaced the hd on a dell pc. When I tried to use the installation disk that came with the pc (XP home SP1), it would go so far and then blue screen. Any suggestions to fix this issue?
 

A:XP SP1 BSOD on new hard drive

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well it seems i have a removeable drive, and i've been having trouble with a 0x000000B8 BSOD, and i've been told one problem might be a added device, well i just noticed that i have this removable drive, that i dont really have, all i have is one hard drive, a cd-rom, and a floppy disk, i also have that 3 in 1 printer scanner thing, i think that the removable drive might be a problem but i dont know which drive is the removable one, i have my floppy and my cdrom in my disk drive section, then i have one called WDC WD102AA and one called HP psc 2175 USB Device, well my printer is a HP so i think the removable drive is the WDC one, but how do i know for sure? could it be my printer making this removable drive? the WDC is in location: location 0 (0) and the HP is in Location: on USB mass storage device, so if you guys could help me it would be appreicated, i'm going to run scan disk
 

A:BSOD? Removeable drive?

i tried to run scan disk, and it said it must restart, so i restarted, and it was going to run scan disk but it said that the volume is not accesible and then it ended and loaded windows
 

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I am getting BSOD when i insert a USB pendrive(Cruzer Blade) in a USB 2.0.The pendrive driver is not getting installed either on any of the USB ports but it was working fine some days back so i suspect a driver issue.However i can connect my phone via USB just fine

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Hey guys , i just bought a new laptop windows 7 ultimate x86 with a free dos. When i used the dvd drive for the first time it shows me some lag even tough the spec is core i7 and 4gb ram and then it goes blue screen.

After reboot i got this message

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8004630A20
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C4D8
BCP4: FFFFFA8003D22CF0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\010316-19952-01.dmp
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-31512-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

A:BSOD BCCode 9f when using DVD RW Drive

Visit Windows Update and make sure to install every update available, exception for Windows 10 update.

Code:
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600

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Long story short: Get bsod, wipe c drive to remove os, cannot reinstall windows as i dont have "drivers"



My computer is neither new nor old, it has a decent amount of ram and fairly decent specs along with 64bit windows 7 OS and has been getting the dreaded BSOD!!!!!



(BSOD Info: 0x0000007E (0xffffffffc0000006, 0xFFFFFB0002F5AA93, 0xFFFFFBB0055... Dont remember the ending of this code hence the dots ... 0xFFFFFBB005527DB0) Sorry codes are incorrect, tried to remember as much as possible!



After having a look around on youtube and google i came to the conclusion the problem was with a driver that had either been installed or needed to be installed. Im not very tech savvy therefore had no idea what to do! At the time these blue screens were happening i had no alternative means of connecting to the internet other than my phone and couldnt start the computer in safe mode...



When tapping a certain button upon startup (F8 i think) i would be taken to a system repair screen. This screen had several options, for example system repair, boot from back-up, and advanced options. after trying all of these options and non of them working (i had no computer backup) i decided to use the advanced options. I suspect these options were added by the man whom built the computer as the name of the advanced options was very wierd... Anyway!! When i clicked the advanced options it opened up a new page identical to the last with about 12 or so other options. I ... Read more

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Am trying to replace an existing DVD - R drive with a new 8x DVD + - Drive. Thought would be plug & play. When I pull the old and put in the new, get BSOD. XP recognizes new device, starts to install, then blue screen hits. Have set new drive to Cable Select (as old one was). Have also pulled old drive and rebooted without it in PC to free up resources, then rebooted again with new drive. Nothing works.

Have XP Home on this PC. Any help would be much appreciated.

Bill
 

A:Win XP - BSOD - Can't Replace DVD Drive

check the install document that came withe drive and see if they recommend anything regarding istalling as master or slave you may need to switch the cable plugs with the other drive
 

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Hi.

I've been having loads of PC problems recently and its getting me down. Just as I thought I had it stable I noticed this.

I keep getting Bugcode_USB_Driver blue screen. But it only seems to happen overnight when i'm not there to see if anything is causing it. But if its happening while the PC isn't really being used how on earth is it happening?

The only thing running is O&O Defrag. One of my external drives (1TB Seagate) is highly fragmented and it seems like it will take hours to complete, but it never manages to finish because while leaving it running I wake up to a BSOD. I manage to have it running a few hours a day but no BSOD occurs, just when I check it after a night of sleep!

Could this be the problem? My external drive is going dodgy?

I've tried uninstalling all usb drivers and changed the usb port its using. And just to eliminate things, a system overclock would not cause this right? Its not running too hot and has been stable for months before now.

This is incredibly frustrating and would like some advice and help.
Thanks

David

Windows 7 64 bit - striker extreme MB
3.10ghz overclocked from 2.6ghz
4gb Ram.
 

A:Bugcode_USB_driver BSOD - Could this be my USD drive?

Heres the dump file.. as I have no idea what you do with it plus it could help.
 

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I am trying out Drive Vaccine on my old vaio desktop with Win XP and every time I reboot or shut down I get a BSOD a second before it restarts or it shuts down. The only security I have is unchecky and the latest version of CIS. I tried disabling all of CIS but that doesn't help.
 

A:Drive Vaccine BSOD

It seems like a driver conflict (classpnp.sys) assuming that DV is fully compatible with XP, it is not enough to disable CIS because of the background processes.
You should restart in safe mode (f8) at boot and try to uninstall CIS.
 

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Hey all
i have two hard drives and one seems to be playing up it's godam annoying me.

i have two computers and i have put one of the hard drives in my new computer and it doesnt want to damn work!!! it loads up and asks me if i want to load up normally or in safe mode... which is quiete strange then when i tell it to go into safe mode or normally it comes up with the Blue screen of death!

so im thinking theyres something wrong with the hard drive so i put it into my old computer and it is up and running ... i mean im on it right now posting this!

can someone tell me whats the problem... ?
 

A:Hard Drive BSOD

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Hi all, I've been having this weird problem and this site looked like a good place to ask about it because of the support I've seen. So wooooo first post~!
Anyway, whenever I unplug one certain flash drive (a Kingston DataTraveller SE9) my laptop bluescreens with the error "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED". I can't figure out why for the life of me! I did, however, figure out that the flash drive is recognized as a local disk and not a removable one. This issue only applies to my laptop, that's it; the drive works perfectly fine on any other computer. I can still read and write to it no problem. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

A:Unplugging Certain USB Drive Causes BSOD

Some USB flash drives act like a hard drive which Windows lists as local disk instead of removable. You will notice that when you delete anything on the USB drive labeled local the deleted items go to the recycle bin. On a USB flash drive labeled removable the items are not sent to the recycle bin.
 
Download USBdeview. Run the program Highlight any listing for Kingston DataTravler and press the red X to remove. Reboot the computer and attach the Kingston again. Do you get the error?
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Hi all ,

Been having these random pc crashes and BSOD , These have happen after i installed a 3tb HDD. I am not too sure if its a PSU issue where as being not enough or a Motherboard issue..... the reason i say motherboard issue is because when i was installing the new 3tb hard drive i had to take out one of my Radeon 7970 cards , in doing so i think i may of pulled out the plastic pci-e port of the board as i never pushed the release lever down enough , the port did seem to go back in ok. But after doing this my problems started to happen....but only when i have both cards in cross fire , single usage is fine , no crashes , but as soon as the second is put into crossfire mode i get crashes , The event viewer gives me a bugcheck code of 278 everytime...so i really dont know weather it is a power supply problem or a motherboard ( due to my carelessness ) below are my specs and the dump zip and perfmon zip.

Hope someone can help.

Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
XFX Radeon 7970x2 In Xfire
i5 2500K O/C 4.5ghz
16gb Kingston RAM
GA Z68x UD3H-B3 Mobo
Xonar DGX 5.1 PCI-E Soundcard
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers
Corsair Hydro H100 Cooler
120GB Crucial SSD ( System Drive )
Seagate Baracuda 2TB HDD ( Storage )
Seagate Baracude 3TB HHD ( storage )
Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Monitor
XFX 850W PSU
Corsair 1300 Headphones
Corsair 2500 2.1 Speakers
Razor Death adder 3500dpi 3.5sg Mouse
RazorBlackwidow Mechanical Keyboard
Microsoft HD LifeCam

A:BSOD after installing a 3tb Drive

I forgot to add that my motherboard does accept 3TB Drives..

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Hello All,

I just got a USB 3.0 drive and when i insert it into my only USB 3.0 USB port i get BSOD physical mem dump. Here are the crash details.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880075942DD
BCP3: FFFFF88008D91468
BCP4: FFFFF88008D90CC0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
If anyone can share some insight that would be great.

PS. It works fine when inserting into normal USB port.

Thanks.

A:BSOD when inserting USB 3.0 drive

Hi pharaohstar.

Yes, the BSOD is caused by Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (Version 3.0)
(c:\windows\system32\drivers\rusb3xhc.sys)

Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880075942dd, fffff88008d91468, fffff88008d90cc0}

Probably caused by : rusb3xhc.sys ( rusb3xhc+1c2dd )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
And it is old.

Code:
fffff880`07578000 fffff880`075b3000 rusb3xhc T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: rusb3xhc.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rusb3xhc.sys
Image name: rusb3xhc.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 15 06:45:00 2011 (4E715194)
CheckSum: 00043445
ImageSize: 0003B000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
You may search for updates in Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Let us know the result.

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Hello everyone,

I'm in desperate need of someone helping me to find a solution cause i have found nothing at all to fix it.
The issue is that everytime i plug a USB Flash pen on any of my USB ports i get the BSOD screen with the error IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT EQUAL...

if anyone can share some info on it or maybe links to fix it i would really be great.

this is my PC specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE @ Wi-Fi n
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/26/09 21:34:55 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
VGA: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi Fatality Pro


if anyone needs any additional information please let me know so that i can give them.

Thank you in advance for any help.

A:BSOD when i plug my USB Drive

please folow this instructions:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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I had 'Magicdisc' installed and it was working fine until a few days ago.I started getting blue screens due to the file 'mcdbus.sys' so i tried uninstalling 'MagicDisc' (which wasnt easy) and got rid of it using a command line to uninstall it. I wasn't sure if it uninstalled completely so I used 'CCleaner' and deleted faulty registeries. Then I installed 'Daemon Tools Lite' as I have to have a virtual drive and during installation, as soon as it said 'setting up virtual drive' my system gave a blue screen, this time due to the file 'dtsoftbus01.sys' and so I uninstalled the Daemon tools lite after logging into safe mode.

I really need a virtual drive software, but so far I've figured out that as soon as I install a program that creates virtual drive, my system starts giving blue screens. The system works fine otherwise.

Please help !!

A:Virtual Drive BSOD

Welcome to TSF

Here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html - Follow those instructions and then tell me what is what, otherwise, I have no clue whatsoever what even COULD be causing the problem.

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Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Originally installed with Vista
Retail upgrade
2 years old
Reinstalled OS 2 months ago

Keep getting the BSOD at random times, there is never just one program that initiates it. I have done a system restore, reformatted the old hard drive, installed a new hard drive and nothing has helped.

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, and believed the computer to be clean of viruses. But took it Office Depot this morning and they say there may be a virus on it.

I've attached the zipped files as instructed. If there is a virus, and it is still there after replacing the hard drive, I don't know what to do.

Thank you

A:BSOD randomly happens, even with new hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjaquith


Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Originally installed with Vista
Retail upgrade
2 years old
Reinstalled OS 2 months ago

Keep getting the BSOD at random times, there is never just one program that initiates it. I have done a system restore, reformatted the old hard drive, installed a new hard drive and nothing has helped.

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, and believed the computer to be clean of viruses. But took it Office Depot this morning and they say there may be a virus on it.

I've attached the zipped files as instructed. If there is a virus, and it is still there after replacing the hard drive, I don't know what to do.

Thank you



These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!
1-Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If ... Read more

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Hi All

I have a Windows 7 laptop (11 months old) and have had no trouble until last week when i tried to download the new IOS 4.2 for my Ipad.I left the PC running, and downloading the file fine, but when i returned, the screen was black with a message saying disk cable loose, no bootable options

I rebooted the PC, and now every time i try to download a file from the internet that is bigger than a couple of MB, it crashes to a BSOD. The hard drive has started to click slightly when i am downloading/installing files/programs.

Can anyone help please?

Cheers

Billy

A:BSOD & Clicking Hard Drive

Clicking HDD is not good, get it back where you bought it while it's under warranty.

You probably have lost all data too, hope it's backed up, same thing happened to me and l started to back up after that.

Good luck

John

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Hi

Have tried 2 difference flash drives, and and get a blue screen, (BSOD)

USB works ok when I use a USB wireless modem but not with the flash drive.

I have updated the BIOS, tried system restore, chkdsk /p /r and still no good.

Pc works good otherwise. Could this be a RAM problem ???

I have windows XP sp3

Error is as follows
STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFFF6, 0x00000000, 0xF79F08EB, 0x00000000)

Thanks in advance for any help
Gavin

A:BSOD when I plug in 4 gig USB flash drive -

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

Did you try USB flash drive on some other PC????
Did you try USB flash drive on different ports????
Try them on both front and back USB ports...

Keep us posted...

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Hello,
Background info:
I was surfing (IE 11?)the web to find a free stream of an nba game, clicked a link and had several screens flash up saying stuff needed to be updated, X'ed out of two, did alt f4 on one. As i was trying to terminate the popups, screen immediately tore apart, BSOD, and the machine rebooted by itself. Upon reboot, no boot drive was found according to the black screen at start up, this occurred several times, we quickly unplugged the ethernet cable and shut the computer down and unplugged the other hard drives in the computer.
With only the dvd drive and the c boot drive plugged in, I restarted the computer and I inserted Windows 7 Ultimate disk and was unable to repair anything but did manage to restore a previous restore point from around September 13, 2013. System will boot but is acting strange and looks like its stripped. Desktop icons are gone, black wall paper and Norton is missing. I have not plugged the other hard drives back in at this time, so I don't know if documents are missing or corrupt at this point.
I did renew Norton in April 2014, so maybe that has something to with it, since the restore point is before the new version of Norton.
At this point, I'm guessing doing the restore was a mistake.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Gary

A:BSOD, BOOT drive missing

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I'm at my wit's end here.
So I've had a computer now, for about two years. I use it to do schoolwork, play tf2, post on a forum, nothing major.

But I swear, it's like whatever I use with the computer only has a short amount of life before failing.
I got the computer from a more savvy friend. He constructed it from a lot of spare parts, but I know he knew what he was doing, as he'd been working at a computer repair shop for multiple years at the time.
Only a few months after receiving the computer, I started having problems, used Google, and learned the problem was one of the RAM sticks had failed. I found the defective one, took it out, and thought nothing of it.

Since the two years have passed, I have had the power supply explode, installed a new fan since the computer ended up overheating, lost the use of a usb port, ended up losing usb devices any time I turned off the computer and left them attached, took out another ram stick, and now I'm getting hard disk problems.
Each time I started up my computer it's a crap shoot. When it's working, there's about a 1/4th of a chance it won't boot up, and I have to spend at least an hour getting it working again, by unplugging everything but the keyboard, or enabling bios settings, or using chkdsk.
Speaking of chkdsk, the damn thing is detecting tons of errors constantly. No matter how many times it fixes it, it comes up with new ones the next time.

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A:I get a BSOD, despite replacing the hard drive

Hello Plec, welcome to SF!

Looks like you have not been lucky with this system. No offence but it also looks like your friend that built it, was not that savvy... or should have told what the risks are in the way he apparently did the build. We know about Murphy's here but this sounds as a bit too much.

It is really hard to give you good advice on the info you gave. Your story is clear enough but we need detailed technical spec's of ALL components to be able to suggest anything....

Some advice offhand... if you yourself are not into computer electronics/parts... then don't add anything to it until you are sure of what you are doing....You wouldn't want a faulty PSU to burn your new HDD.

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Noticing some slowdowns and a occasional BSOD I attempted to make some steps to fix the situation. However, whenever I try to defrag my D drive in normal or safe mode I am getting BSOD with the error message.

Stop: 0x0000007A
Physical Memory Dump Failed with status 0XC0000010

Also the D drive BSOD when I made my first attempt to check the drive for errors in normal windows; however, running it in safe mode allowed me to check for errors without any issue.

I also uninstalled and re-installed my video card drivers as they where the last thing I put on my pc.

Win 7 64 bit, sp1
System is 2 years old
Asus G53SX- DH71
Nividia 560M
i7-2670QM
12.0 GB RAM

System Health Report times out when I try to run it

A:BSOD - attempt to defrag D drive

No dump can be saved with that error so it will be more guesswork than usual


Quote:




STOP 0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Usual causes: Memory, Paging file corruption, File system, Hard drive, Cabling, Virus infection, Improperly seated cards, BIOS, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack





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0xC0000010 STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST
The specified request is not a valid
operation for the target device.




Test the hard drive from a bootable USB or CD: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Force Windows to run chkdsk on D: at the next boot: Start > Run > chkdsk d: /r - this should cause a popup saying that it cannot be checked now and asking to allow the check to be scheduled for the next boot - allow this.

Remove the paging file and reboot, reset the paging file to 1GB min and max on C: for testing purposes (it can/should be reverted later). Winkey+Pause/break > Advanced system settings > (performance) Settings > Advanced > Change. Use the Set button after any change.

There's less than 1 day's history in Windows Error Reports but I do see a failure in MemDiag listed so running MemTest86+ for 7+ runs is needed to rule out RAM issues. Memory Diagnostics (For best results, this should be run on each stick individually.)

There are several things running from D: on startup from what I can see, running software from the non-System partition is inefficient, better to un... Read more

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Hello,
i own a ACER Aspire 7715 with W7 home premium OS and 4 Gb memory.
No overclocking or other stuff.
This machine drives me up the wall with random BSOD's
See attached dump.
When I use BlueScreenView it tells me:

Used the system recover procedure of Acer , but same result.
Can anyone analyse the dump and advice me, because this situation is very depressing.

Hope to learn a sufficient methode to tackle this problem.
The W7Dumpinfo.rar file contains Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and perfmon.html

best regards Piet.

A:Random BSOD's drive me crazy.

No Clues at all?

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Hi all,
 
  I have this hard drive that has the OS on it, and it is blue screening and returning to boot options menu. it is running off a custom gigabyte socket 775  main board via sata cable. i hooked it up into another computer and it appears to be a fine disk, albeit partitioned. does that mean that the OS is licensed for another board only?  i have the speccy and SIW screen shots of it if that helps.
 
 is there a BIOS setting that is preventing it from loading?
 
 while i had it hooked up to the other computer, i did a chkdsk /r on it and it said it needed to be dismounted..
 

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Hi all you computer guru's.

I have a friend with an issue that I think you can all help with, whoever bites this one first.

Recently his computer suffered a virus attack during a adobe flash player upgrade. Suspecting it piggy backed on that but I wasn't on site then.

When I looked at it today it BSOD'd. I didn't have the chance to get the error at the time so i'll be sure to get that the second I can. I think I'll focus on the were's and what for's.

The virus hit a 1 tera drive he recently put in to max out space. It's been working for months. He has about a gajillion games on his computer and runs pretty much all (Vindictus, Blockland, Eve Online, oh me ) Everything worked fine until his adobe incident. AVG apparently detected it but he either wasn't careful enough or smart enough to act on it right away. His computer restarted on the adobe download a few minutes after AVG cried foul.

After the restart BSOD. I went out there today and we tried pulling the drive since Windows is on his other drive. Boom problem solved. I really don't want to chuck a big drive like that into the can and I'm worried his other drive is infected. I have no clue when the payload on this drops but signs are pointing to immediately.

Sitting right next to me are two windows XP desk tops I dont use any more (My laptop can run circles around them ) I am loathe to plug it into one of them but if I need to I will for ya'll.

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I'm running RTM x64 and other than this one issue it runs perfect. I'm really liking it overall, great performance too. But this one issue really bothers me since I have lots of things on other drives. Basically if I add another hard drive it starts to boot, sits on the Windows logo screen for 30 secs or so then BSOD. It's not just one drive either, I tried it with 3 different drives. All of which work fine and I can put them in any other(non-Win 7) system and they work with no issues. I can shut down, connect a drive, boot into another OS and access what's on them but that's really a pain in the ass and shouldn't be necessary, I should be able to have 2 or 3 drives without an issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD on startup with more than 1 hard drive

Please copy the contents of your \Windows\Minidump folder to another location on your machine, zip them up, and upload the zip archive here. Analysis of those files may help to pinpoint the cause of the problem.

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I have a toshiba laptop that got a nasty virus. I ran combofix and all it found a deleted was an install file on the d drive. when that didnt change anything i ran msconfig and had it do a selective startup. i restarted it and now it wont start up. i tried starting it in safe mode and normal mode and every time it pops up with the bsod saying the hard drive is missing. wth should i do?

A:HELP!!! BSOD missing hard drive!!!

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?

Are you running XP SP3?

Running Combofix should be done under expert supervision; OS may have been damaged. Do you have your OS recovery disc?

If not and no HDD recovery partition, you'll need to contact system manufacturer -

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello sevenforums~ im new here.. i hope u guys can help me with my problem.. When fresh restart, my pc wont BSOD even i right click my e.g Drive C: . but after (probably an hour of using pc) i tried to right click the drive C: and it gives me BSOD. i got this error after rebooting

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: fc
BCP1: 8D08B9C0
BCP2: 05C5B963
BCP3: 8D08B82C
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Can anyone pinpoint what caused the problem? thank you

A:BSOD after right clicking any hard drive

Hi.

In this order,

Remove any virtual driver software,like daemon tools,alcohol120%.....

Download http://duplexsecure.com/download/SPTDinst-v179-x86.exe run it and click uninstall to remove the sptd from your system. The minidump analysis points sptd for your computer crash\bsod.

For virtual drive software you can use the http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/mi...c-overview.htm

You need to update these old software\drivers.


Code:
TBPANEL.SYS 0x9cf9f000 0x9cfa02c0 0x000012c0 0x3d41d4b0 27-Jul-02 1:01:04 πμ
ASACPI.sys 0x8ec84000 0x8ec85420 0x00001420 0x411c2d04 13-Aug-04 4:52:52 πμ
seehcri.sys 0x9060d000 0x90612f00 0x00005f00 0x478488c1 09-Jan-08 10:41:37 πμ
btnetdrv.sys 0x9060b000 0x9060cf00 0x00001f00 0x4794816f 21-Jan-08 1:26:39 μμ
VcommMgr.sys 0x9073d000 0x90742b00 0x00005b00 0x486b26ba 02-Jul-08 8:56:58 πμ
IvtBtBus.sys 0x90743000 0x90747c80 0x00004c80 0x486b26ce 02-Jul-08 8:57:18 πμ
BtHidBus.sys 0x8991c000 0x8991f680 0x00003680 0x4891b394 31-Jul-08 2:44:04 μμ
nvm62x32.sys 0x8ed45000 0x8ed99c80 0x00054c80 0x48f8fcf7 17-Oct-08 11:00:39 μμ
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I have a longstanding issue with a pc I have. As soon as it loads past the xp logo screen there is a BSOD with stop code

0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF87F6756, 0xF8A8142C, 0xF8A81128)

I have searched around google for the 7E stop code but solutions found have not worked.

This is a PC with no cards (graphics or audio), HDD that is newly formatted and installed a fresh copy of XP professional SP3. The PC enters safe mode with networking fine, I have internet and can install drivers for USB etc using the OEM CD. There is one device still uninstalled, as it says found new hardware and the device name is MEDIA and this does not match any drivers on the CD. I can't think what this device could be.

So, the HDD works, I have plugged it into another computer (this one) and the disk operates fine. I have also replaced the RAM on that PC with the working RAM stick from this one and it still gives the same BSOD. I have also used a different PSU, but still giving the BSOD. I also have reset the BIOS to default with no joy. I have run chkdsk /r with no effect

The motherboard is a M2A-VM series with 690G chipset (X1250 gpu). The CPU is a AMD Q9550. No hardware has changed since it last worked. No drivers have changed, and it is a fresh install now with OEM drivers, which have worked for me before. All BIOS settings are on default, such as AUTO voltage and RAM timing settings.

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A:Very weird BSOD on formatted drive

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Guys, my computer has just started giving me occasional BSODs within the past three weeks or so. The problems seem to come when my external hard drive is being accessed. That hard drive contains mostly media. The first couple of crashes happened while recording/capturing video to that hard drive from a game, and I assumed it was just something caused by the capturing mechanism in the game. Since then it has happened while browsing or listening to my MP3 collection in iTunes and Zune and other benign media-related activities like that.

I am running 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, completely up to date from Windows Update. The hard drive is a recertified Seagate 1.5TB drive I got from Woot in December. In my attempts to fix this, I have updated every driver I could think to update, including video card and sound card, all to no avail. I've scanned the hard drive with the built-in error-checking tool, and it came up completely clean.

I'm attaching my zipped up minidump folder so maybe someone smarter than me can interpret it. Just let me know anything else you need. Please help me!

A:BSOD when using external hard drive

Hey there. I noticed you're running AVG which is the worst bsod offender going. Completely uninstall that then give it a go. Enjoy.

That will fix things. If on the very slight chance it doesn't, look into updating this driver:

Code:
LUsbFilt LUsbFilt.Sys Fri Feb 29 05:08:14 2008

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Background... my idiot ex-bf hooked up an antique power surge protector to my Dell Studio XPS running Windows 7. The surge protector caused my computer to do a few cold shut downs and after one of these it came back with a black screen displaying this error message... NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem.
Press F2 to resume

Pressing F2 took me to a blue screen that appeared to have options for BIOS(I am not very educated in these things). If I hit ESC, then confirmed that I wanted to Escape by hitting F10, it would boot up normally and I could use my computer with no problems. So this has been my procedure for the last 6 months or so. Yesterday I do a warm shut down and it comes back up with the usual error message, but this time after hitting ESC and F10, it took me to a BSOD. I tried Start Up Repair which said it could not fix the problem. The specific error message is 0x0000007b.

Trying to repair from my Windows install disk gives me this error...
Start Up Repair Error
problem event name: startuprepair offline
problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
3: unknown
4: 209
5: AutoFailover
6:1
7: Baddisk

Attempting to run Check Disk gives this error...
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A:Bad Hard Drive? BSOD 0x0000007b

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi,

I have an old laptop with a broken CD drive and it needed a new operating system.

So, i took the hard drive out and plugged it into another computer and installed Windows XP onto it.

I plugged the hard drive back into the laptop and all i get is a blue screen and then it restarts.

I have added an attachment of the blue screen.


Is it because i installed the operating system on the hard drive on a different computer??

A:BSOD and restart [need new Laptop DVD/CD drive]

Hi -

Bugcheck 0x7b = INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE = Windows can't find the HDD

Exception code 0xc0000034 = STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND

Quote:





Originally Posted by huggies12345



Is it because i installed the operating system on the hard drive on a different computer??




More than likely, yes.

Swap out the bad CD drive and install Windows on the HDD in the system it belongs to.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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i am getting BSOD with error process initialization error even with my factory asus windows 7 disc. With no disc i get error of missing boot mgr. Can i just put in a hard drive out of an old pc that has xp???

A:BSOD error can i just put in a hard drive that has xp ?

If you swap in a drive with a pre-installed OS from a PC "with different hardware" the drivers etc will not match and you will likely get lots of error messages, if not a BSOD or failed boot. You need to fix the problem and or re-install the operating system.

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system
- full retail version

- What is the age of system (hardware)? approx. 1 year, ssd drive new
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) clean install

I have recently (4 days ago)aquired a new Crucial 128Gb ssd drive and performed a clean installation of windows 7 64bit, since then i have been experiencing random BSODs (3 times so far)
All software is genuine. Have performed full malware and antivirus check. Results are clean.

A:BSOD after clean install on new SSD drive

Hello baobab. Welcome to Seven Forums.

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff81c0a30a8c0, 0, fffff880016e1c73, 5}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsFcbTableCompare+3 )

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System
BCCode x50 generally refers to Faulty Ram.
RAM test with Memtest86+
Certain Bug Check Codes(BCCodes) or combination of BCCodes, are indicative of faulty RAM. Memtest86+ is an offline program specifically written to test RAM and uncover errors. Memtest86+ tries to verify that the RAM will accept and correctly retain arbitrary patterns of data written to it, and that there are no errors where different bits of memory interact, and there are no conflicts between memory addresses. Memtest86+ is open source, which means it is free to use.

Systems may have one or more sticks of RAM. These individual sticks are called DIMM. If Memtest86+ finds ANY errors, most likely, you have defective RAM. There are some cases where the DIMM slot, themselves, can be bad.

**Important!**
Should you receive any errors during the tests, stop the test. You will need to test each stick independently in each DIMM slot. Follow proper ESD Safety! Remove all but the first stick. Resume testing. If you receive(or dont) errors, note on a piece of paper that DIMM 1 failed(or passed) in Slot A1. Stop the test, move the stick to slot A2, resuming testing and taking notes in this manner, until all DIMMs have been tested in all DIMM sl... Read more

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Specs:
OS: Win 7 (x64) Ultimate
Age of system: Less than 2 months
Age of OS Install: Less than 1 day
CPU: I7 920
Video Card: 2x GTX295 Co-op (EVGA) /196.21 Nvidia drivers
Motherboard: EVGA 3x Classified (E-760)
Power Supply: KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1220MA1S / 1220 watts

Problem:
On startup if I have my USB external hard drive (my passport 500gb) attached to my PC, I receive a BSOD. If I unplug it and startup everything works fine. If I uninstall all Nvidia graphics drivers and perform the same steps (plug in usb hard drive and start up) everything works fine. I've tried the most recent and the previous Nvidia drivers and both seem cause the same issue. I'm not entirely sure if those drivers are the culprit hence I'm asking for help in tracking down the issue.

The BSOD states: DRIVER_IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and at the bottom lists Nvlddmkm.sys.

TSF Vista and Perfmon reports attached. Thanks in advance for any insight.

A:BSOD w/ external hard drive

There are no memory dumps in the attached reports. Please do the following:

Quote:




Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service (not RapidShare as the analysts usually can't download from it) - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): http://www.carrona.org/setmini.html




The information that you have posted suggests that your video sub-system is to blame. While this isn't a sure thing, it gives us a start. Can you try the steps that cause the BSOD with only one video card installed?

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I recently got a 2 TB Seagate GoFlex hard drive, and thought it would be cool if I could install a Windows OS onto a partition on it, basically just to see if I could, if it would work well on more than one computer, if it worked noticably better/worse than on an internal one, etc. Not as a replacement for my normal OS, just to do it. So I found this great tutorial: How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive I followed the instructions, using a Windows 7 Ultimate disk. (at this point I don't think I have an available key for it, I just want to install it with the thirty day trial and see if it works before doing anything real with it) Everything worked great, I restarted my computer and it starting installing like it was supposed to, but about halfway through "setup is installing devices" I get a BSOD. Happens no matter how many times I try it. I even read further down that page to a comment that said it might be fixed by disabling SATA controllers in the BIOS: How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive still get this same BSOD. I know this is a really unusual thing to do, but if you have any suggestions or insight into how I could get this to work properly (I know it can be done; it's worked fine up to that point and others have done it. I'm just not sure if it's a problem with the files, the fact that it's 64 bit files, that it's Ultimate, or something else entirely. Maybe my partition is too big?!...) Thanks.

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A:BSOD installing OS on external drive

BTW windows isn't really portable from one computer to another.

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Hi again. Following a hard drive failure, I replaced the 40GB hard drive in my Emachines 540, with a 160GB drive. Put in the machines` restore disc, which includes the OS, Windows XP. All goes well, OS installs, machine spits out the disc and I press a key to reboot. Then I get the BSOD with the reason "unmountable boot volume" and the code STOP:0x000000ED (0x80F5CE30,0xC000014F,0x00000000,0x00000000). This happens every time I turn on. This is driving me nuts. Any ideas on how to rectify this would be most welcome. Many thanks.

A:Fitted new hard drive. Then BSOD.

check you are using an 80 wire cable
that the drive is jumpered to master
that it is connected to the end black plug on the cable

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