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Multiple BSODs for last 3 months since fresh install

Q: Multiple BSODs for last 3 months since fresh install

The BSOD's happen while I'm browsing the internet or playing games. I've seen IRQL Less then or equal to and one which referenced Direct X in the last 3 days. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

The fresh install was prompted by a video card overheating (running at 84C in a freshly turned on computer) and having to replace Mobo, CPU, RAM, and video card - as it had burned out the pci-e port on the old mobo

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A: Multiple BSODs for last 3 months since fresh install

Someone who can diagnose DMP files will be along shortly.

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Hello, i recently installed a new motherboard after the last one died on me, i have bought new RAM thinking it was the cause of these BSODS i have installed windows 7 on a brand new WD hard drive and am experiencing BSODS such as: irlq_not_less_or_equal, System_service_exception, the most common stop code is 0x01e.

The computer boots up and functions normally for about 2 minutes then hangs or bsods, i've tried windows memory diagnostics but it says that the memory is fine, ive tried running chkdsk but the pc bsods on me during the checking progress.

here are the dmp files

i'll be very grateful if someone could help me out.
thank you in advance

specs: 2x4gb ddr3 corsair valueselect RAM
Amd Fx-4100 (4x3.6ghz) processor
XFX R7 260X 2Gb graphics card
Asrock 970 r2.0 pro 3 motherboard
WD Blue 1Tb

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So, I've never actually posted to ask for help before. For years looking at other people's solutions has been enough, but now I'm at my wits end.

I wiped my laptop last month and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 x64. I got a couple of BSODS in that month (I got them at about the same rate before wiping), but then I've had around 6 in the past two days (most of which has the bad pool header error). Most recently I've been getting the NTFS.sys error. Attached are the crash dumps. I'd really appreciate any help. I'm running a Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS6000 with 4GB of RAM. It's 2 years old.

Also, I posted the same question on a different tech site without much luck so far, but so as to not tread the same ground here it is.

So far I have:
Checked my RAM and HDD integrity (totally fine)
Ran CHKDSK (fine)
I got all of my drivers from Toshiba's website originally. They are all made for W7 x64 as far as I can tell.
Fixed an unknown device issue in the Device Manager that ended up being unrelated.
And I'm currently running SFC.
I'm assuming simply replacing NTFS.sys with one from my Windows disc isn't enough? I've never really seen it suggested as a solution (aside from here).

A:Multiple BSODs fresh install

Welcome aboard Colonel ;)

(Your linked page exists solely to distribute scamware, they often scrape valid info from elsewhere to pad the pages but their software stinks.)

Some basic info on the BSOD types:

Usual causes: Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure


Usual causes: Device driver


Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS

From the above, Device driver is the common factor - if the same thing caused each of the BSOD's, we might hit on a simple fix.

On to the analyses, only 1 dump mentions a non-Windows driver - copperhd.sys whilst razerhid.exe was active. We have been seeing more cases of late where Razer drivers appear to be causing problems.

When we check through the dates of the loaded 3rd party drivers, we see that there are some old ones too, pre-dating Windows 7 in one case. TVALZ_O.SYS - that's a Toshiba ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver, it could easily be involved with the crashes.

A 3rd suspect is the pgeffect.sys, Toshiba Universal Camera Filter drive... Read more

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Hello, i recently installed a new motherboard after the last one died on me, i have bought new RAM thinking it was the cause of these BSODS i have installed windows 7 on a brand new WD hard drive and am experiencing BSODS such as: irlq_not_less_or_equal, System_service_exception, the most common stop code is 0x01e.

The computer boots up and functions normally for about 2 minutes then hangs or bsods, i've tried windows memory diagnostics but it says that the memory is fine, ive tried running chkdsk but the pc bsods on me during the checking progress.

here are the dmp files

i'll be very grateful if someone could help me out.
thank you in advance

specs: 2x4gb ddr3 corsair valueselect RAM
Amd Fx-4100 (4x3.6ghz) processor
XFX R7 260X 2Gb graphics card
Asrock 970 r2.0 pro 3 motherboard
WD Blue 1Tb

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I finally got my new computer up and running on Friday, and for a couple of days it was going well. I'd installed all my drivers before doing anything, making sure the system was properly configured using the latest updates. Windows Update was fully up-to-date, as was Windows Defender.
Since Sunday night, I've been having constant BSOD's, most of which have been very vague and haven't pointed squarely at any particular driver or hardware fault.
I've since reinstalled Windows using a new installation media to see if that was the cause, to no avail. I've also tried reseating the graphics card and running my RAM through several passes of Memtest; also without luck.
Some days the system will happily let me play a few hours of games, others it won't let me watch a youtube video without a bluescreen.
An odd symptom is that my USB DAC/AMP (FiiO E10) will often skip or jump audio every 2-3 seconds on some boots (others will be fine) unless I'm playing audio via any WASAPI output (foobar).
This skipping also tends to result in Chrome tabs crashing if I'm watching any YouTube videos or similar.
My most recent BSODs have been:
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL pointing at ntoskrnl.exe
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION pointing at dxgmms1.sys
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION pointing at ntoskrnl.exe
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL pointing at e1d64x64.sys
However on my original Windows install I recall also seeing a BAD_POOL_HEADER BSOD pointing to ntoskrnl.exe and another pointing at win32k.sy... Read more

A:Win 8.1 - Fresh Install w/ Multiple Vague BSODs a Day

I'm late for work. I'll reply back in about 12 hours - or 24 if I get hung up after work.

For starters:

At work we start all repairs with a set of diagnostics. Often they find problems that weren't even expected. It's a waste of time to try to fix software on a system that has hardware problems.
Please try these free diagnostics for starters: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Also, please ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

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I?m having some BSOD issues. I assembled this PC for a friend based on the Tom?s Hardware 500$ Gaming PC from Q4 2012. The only piece of hardware that was different was the optical drive. System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: $500 Gaming PC : Squeezing More Bang From The Same Buck

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 (Sandy Bridge)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP: LGA 1155, Intel H77 Express
RAM: G.Skill Value Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
Graphics: PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-DH: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD3200AAKX: 320 GB, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
Power Supply: Antec VP-450 450W
Optical Drive: LITE-ON IHAS124-04

After a few weeks she started getting a lot of BSODs, so I took it back and did a fresh install of Win 7 and updated all the drivers. The machine continues to get a lot of BSODs (with varying error codes) and I've been unable to figure out exactly what I can do to cause them (I got one while writing this post), but they typically happen when it?s idle or at low load. At one point I had enabled driver verifier and could force the system to freeze-up (with video corruption), but couldn't get a BSOD with a minidump.

I've scanned through the forums and have tried many of the troubleshooting methods that are listed, but I am happy to start at square-one to figure out the cause of this. I've enclosed a zip file from the diag tool to get started. I?m sure there is something I overlooked and would appreciate any ... Read more

A:BSODs with multiple error codes on fresh install

BugCheck 4A, {73532e09, 2, 0, fffff880080f3c60}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245 )

Usual causes: Device driver
This bugcheck indicates that a driver was returning from a system function call to user mode, when the IRQL level was higher than PASSIVE_LEVEL, as we can see from the parameters the current IRQL level was 2.

0: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
fffff880`05a6f000 fffff880`065e2000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 29 02:27:04 2013 (5154FBF8)
CheckSum: 00B25604
ImageSize: 00B73000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update to the latest WHQL driver available here - Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

Release Date: April 24th 2013
Version: 13.4
In Device Manager: 12.104

Download Driver
Start Type: Device Manager
Expand Display Adapters
Right-Click Driver Name, Uninstall
Run Driver Sweeper
Install Downloaded Driver
Driver Sweeper will scan for any left over files from the old driver, old driver files can cause conflicts with new driver installations. Create a System Restore point beforehand, in case any problems or issues arise.

Driver Sweeper:Drivers - Clean Left over Files a... Read more

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Hi all,
I've been tearing my hair out for the last couple of days on a refurbished system build I've been working on. I receive blue screens on a very regular basis - sometimes immediately after boot, other times up to 10 or 15 minutes after booting. The error messages seem to be all over the place, but BlueScreenView seems to point them all to ntoskrnl.exe. I'm guessing that's just a "catch-all" if BSV can't identify the true cause of the problem.
I've reinstalled Windows multiple times, using both UEFI and BIOS modes, with my SATA controller set to both IDE and AHCI modes. No apparent change.
Here are the specs on the build. The motherboard is the only brand new component; I purchased the processor used from a buddy, and pulled the rest of the parts from my previous build (which had been running 8.1 x64 with no problems).
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)
BIOS: v10.3 (appears to be the latest available)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Memory: 2x4GB G. Skill PC3 8500
931GB Seagate ST31000524AS
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (1GB RAM)
I have attached the ZIP file from DM Log collector tool. This only contains the seven minidumps since my last reinstall, but it seems like a decent sample size to me.
I am happy to provide additional information as needed, though it may take me a while (depending on my luck, sometimes it can take four or five reboots before I can get into a working sys... Read more

A:Multiple types of BSODs on a fresh Win8.1 install

Hi Rudimentary & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Sun Feb 15 04:16:58.124 2015 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\021415-5390-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (6 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17415.amd64fre.winblue_r4.141028-1500

System Uptime: 0 days 0:15:08.908

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!_report_gsfailure+25 )

BugCheck F7, {ffffd001ff2eacaf, 32f5b6c46ea7, ffffcd0a493b9158, 0}

Arg1: ffffd001ff2eacaf, Actual security check cookie from the stack
Arg2: 000032f5b6c46ea7, Expected security check cookie
Arg3: ffffcd0a493b9158, Complement of the expected security check cookie
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero



FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xF7_MISSING_GSFRAME_nt!_report_gsfailure

BIOS Version V10.3

BIOS Release Date 03/28/2013

Manufacturer MSI

Product Name MS-7693

Baseboard Product 970A-G43 (MS-7693)

**************************Sun Feb 15 04:01:26.090 2015 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\02... Read more

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? OS - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 7 ? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64 ? What was the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail ? Approximate age of system (hardware) 2015-16 ? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 2015 ? Have you re-installed the OS? No ? CPU ? Video Card ASUS AMD 290X DCUII ? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) ASUS Z97-A ? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) EVGA Supernova G2 750W Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

Multiple BSODs since > 2 months. Most often atikmdag.sys causing it, but lately multiple other drivers invovled. Tried upgrading/downgrading graphics drivers, chipset drivers, tried updating BIOS, tried manually installing AMD drivers. chdsk without errors, sfc scan without errors, anti-virus scans without errors, memtest for 4 h without errors. Furmark benchmark 3 h without errors.
The most common trigger for the BSOD is scrolling a web page (not during benchmarks or playing games)! Disabling harware acceleration did not help either.

Max temp on Furmark - 72 C
Max temp on Prime95 Blend 8 tests - CPU 74 C

Any help would be much appreciated! Things are getting desperate!

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Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of blue screens on my newish laptop, got it in September and I sometimes get a good few per day.
I've got Windows 7 64-bit and it came installed when I bought the laptop.
I've attached the relevant things, and I'd be very grateful if someone could take a look and see if they can tell what's up!

Thanks in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs in the last couple of months

Quote: Originally Posted by joeevans1993

Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of blue screens on my newish laptop, got it in September and I sometimes get a good few per day.
I've got Windows 7 64-bit and it came installed when I bought the laptop.
I've attached the relevant things, and I'd be very grateful if someone could take a look and see if they can tell what's up!

Thanks in advance.

The 5 most recent are caused by memory corruption (probably a driver-My bet is avg)

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

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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!!!

*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 sl... Read more

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First, my system specs & some details:

-I purchased the hardware & assembled my machine in late December 2011
-Full Retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-Multiple (at least 4) clean installations of the OS over the past 6 months, all BSODing
-Initial OS installations (at least 2 from Dec. to Feb.) were performed on a WD hdd...all had BSOD problems
-RAM: In January performed "stick by stick" & "slot by slot" testing with Memtest86+. No reported errors on Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
-SSD: This latest clean OS installation is the 2nd clean OS installation onto a Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series purchased & installed in late February & updated to the latest FW update (CXM03B1Q) prior to any OS installations. Using the latest Samsung SSD Magician software & its OS optimization
-CPU: Intel i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core cooled with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
-Video Card: XFX DoubleD HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon 6870 1GB 256bit GDDR5 PCIe
-MB: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX w/ UEFI bios

Secondly, I have a 'method' whereby I've been able to increase my chances and/or rapidity of this intermittent but consistent BSOD I'm experiencing. Although I've experienced BSODs while doing all of these particular things in this combined method singly, I've seemingly had it happen in any and many other unremembered scenarios. In other words, I'm not necessarily conv... Read more

A:multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still BSODs

Been reading around and I'll try this out in the meantime: "While waiting for a reply, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings"

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Good day,

I have been away on vacation for 2 months and after I've come back, my pc went to hell :D

These are the problems im facing :

The PC BSODs after putting pressure on it. Mainly - games.

Firstly ALL of them simply crash, browser ones - shockwave has crashed.
Minecraft - java crashed.
Guild Wars 2 - crash, etc etc.

Now if I put even more pressure than just try playing them, for example run a minecraft server AND play in it - I BSOD.

Now a day back it was alot worse - I would BSOD minutes after startup without doing a thing! So I took measure :

1. Updated all my drivers.
2. Ran a virus scan (clean)
3. Ran a Malware scan (1 malware file)
4. Used Registry Mechanic to its full power.

All of these seem to have helped to getting me able to use the pc just fine if I dont game.

Now what I suspect is a RAM failure. I ran a Memtest and it came out with 29 errors after one run.

I'm new to the forums and also am using Windows XP SP3 so I dont know what error info and how to give you :( If you specify and instruct -ill get you the logs.

Computer :
Inter(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
E4600 @2.40GHz
2.40 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM
Physical Adress Extension.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 video card (only half a year old)
The computer itself is a dazzling 5 years old, had my last OS reinstall half a year back too.

Also - its not the heating, I've cleaned all the dust and checked the temperature for quite a while - its stable all the time, even under stress.

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Hi there!

So I've been getting multiple BSODs over the past few months during general use. I've gotten several different stop error codes that I will list below, as well as uploading the zip file as per the posting instructions.

System service exception
Driver Irql not less or equal
Kmode exception not handled
System thread exception not handled
Page fault in nonpaged area,

Any and all help is very appreciated! I've tried updating drivers and running memtest, but the problems still persist.
Thanks in advance!

A:Multiple BSODs over past few months during general use.

Hi Salrion,

Welcome to the 8forums.

It appears I cannot read the latest dump file, this could be caused by hardware damage. I think the hard drive might be causing this.
The 2nd most recent dump file says there might be memory corruption.

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello my name is Josh I have followed your instructions on the BSOD posting instructions and will attach the logs for review.

The computer is sporadic sometimes it will bsod almost immediately launching almost any game wow,steam games,ect even sometimes just launching the web. Other times it will run for hours without bsod then suddenly crash. I've seen it get to the desktop and bsod 5-6 times in a row. Very random from what I can tell its not linked to a specific application.

Any help is greatly appreciated at this point i'm thinking its probly a hardware failure of some sort. Pinning it down would be helpful.

Thank You.

A:Multiple BSODs over the last few months system service exception or me

STOP 0x0000003B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (go to top of page)

Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory

BSOD Index

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880010be039, fffff88003395990, 0}

Probably caused by : fltmgr.sys ( fltmgr!GetContextFromStreamList+99 )

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: fffff880010be039, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88003395990, Address of the cont... Read more

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Howdy all! I was here in the past a while ago with getting semi-frequent BSODs on boot after the splash and login screen. The issue I found was a loose power connector. I snugged it in place, and then my system is fine for many months (maybe four or five). Now this morning, I had quite a few BSODs after the splash screen and logging onto my computer. I was finally able to get a successful boot after many attempts. I checked power connections, tried to make the connections secure, yet still got BSODs. Dump is attached. You guys are awesome. Thanks!
***STOP: 0x000000F4

A:Months of system being fine, sudden multiple BSODs this morning

EDIT: Here is the stop code:

***STOP: 0x000000F4

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Hi there this is my first post on these forums so apologies if I'm not too familiar with the layout. I'm not too computer savy so if anyone could try simplify any answers/solutions that would be great. Basically the problem is for the past few months around start up of windows 7 I was getting freezes, BSOD errors (in particular IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL and Page_fault_in_non_paged_area being the main ones) and my pc would be in a continuous loop of booting then freezing or shutting down and I couldn't get the pc to work. I thought the problem could be corrupted windows files so I reinstalled windows onto my computer using the isntallation disk and installed drivers and all was working fine for around 4 days. Each day my windows would have importaint updates so I installed them when prompted. One day I all of a sudden started getting the same errors I got before, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGEED_AREA and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL and no new software had been installed at this point. I have tested ram and my hard drive with no errors showing although when looking at properties of my computer I have 20GB of ram (16GB Available) not sure if this has anything to do with it (2 x 8 GB sticks 1 X 4 GB stick). Hopefully you guys can help me out and prevent me shelling out on a new rig. Thank you, Conor .

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· OS - Windows 7 SP1 64-bit (Original OS) - User installed/Custom Built Desktop (Not OEM)
· 2.5 Years Old System, built Aug 2013 (All original components)
· Installed Windows 7 on Aug 2013 and reinstalled/reformated with same Windows 7 on April 4th, 2016.
· Intel i5-4570
· EVGA GTX 650 Ti 1GB
· MSI H87-G43
· SilverStone ST50F-ES 500W
· Primary/OS Drive: Samsung 840 120GB SSD, Secondary: WD Blue 500GB 7200RPM, Tertiary: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD
· G.Skill RipJaw 16GB (2 pairs of 2x4GB) (Bought original pair in 2013 and second pair late 2015)
Before the reformat/reinstall, I accrued similar BSOD error codes as attached. I'll note that the frequency of BSODs has gone down considerably since I reformatted/reinstalled (Instead of once maybe 5-12 hours of activity, now its closer to once per 24-30 hours).
I've run various versions of MemTest86 (As well as Window's Memory Diagnostic Tool) while swapping the sticks around, checking each pairs, different slots and different combinations, all of which have resulted in no errors. I'll be running MemTest again as soon as Driver Verifier is complete. I have run SSDLife on both SSDs with no errors in both SMART and file system integrity (I can include logs if need be), I'll be running health checks on my HDD but recent checks on both SMART and file system integrity (As of Dec 2015) came back clean.
I've checked my power supply under heavy load/gaming and while idle with both... Read more

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5 months of Multiple BSODs on a brand new computer - driver or hardware error? Mini dump analysis help please.

Hi, I?m looking for anyone who can analyse mini dumps and help me determine the source of my problems.

The system has been giving me hell from the start. The problem often manifests in different driver and memory errors - To my level of understanding the errors seem to be fairly unrelated. When it runs well it?s awesome and it really performs. When it starts messing up, that?s it, it might BSOD on every start up 5times in a row and then start working for no apparent reason.

I ruled out: faulty PSU and faulty RAM, and system always runs cool, (the hottest component being the fanless graphics card).

I have also run extensive tests on system hard drive:
Seatools returned no errors after firmware upgrade and 2 long tests. However DiskCheckup keeps changing its mind out predicted TEC date: it jumps from Jan 2010 too Aug 2011 either of which is unacceptable and well within manufacture warranty

Reinstalled windows countless times with different installation CDs

So that leaves MOBO, CPU, GPU or maybe some software of driver issue.

I feel that it must be hardware related but I can?t work out what it is, on top of that the faults are often intermittent making trial and error testing unreliable. I have collected many minidumps now, but I can?t work out if they are related or not ? has my comp dozens of problems or just a couple with v... Read more

A:5 months of Multiple BSODs on a brand new computer - driver or hardware error?

Here are some of the older dmp analyses:
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So, after a while of using Linux and some Win7, I'm coming back to Vista Ultimate until Windows 7 supports more of my games and my onboard 5.1 sound. So, I've kinda forgot how to really speed Vista up, so anyone think they could help me get my boot times down really low, etc? Here are my specs of the computer I'm doing the fresh install on.

Intel C2D E8400 @3ghz OC'd to 3.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX260 Video Card
G.Skill 8gb DDR2 RAM
750gb SATA Barracuda x1
ASUS P5Q SE PLUS Motherboard

Also, why would my 5.1 surround sound and my speakers (5) work fine in Linux, but not in Windows or Vista? That's something I need to get working.

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I set this computer up for a friend and the BSODs seem to be never ending -- at least a few per day and every morning I get the error message that windows shut down incorrectly (something like that). I think it's hardware related because I get the BSODs before I've loaded a bunch of software and I was getting them during one of my Windows installs.

Here are the steps I've taken to try to solve it:
- Tried installing Win7 from DVD image and from a thumb drive (downloaded an ISO)
- Tried RAID 1 and non-RAID (on each hard drive separately, with different SATA cables)
- Sent the whole system back to Shuttle. They claimed they would check all components. They loaded Win7 and claimed they didn't have any problems, but I started getting BSODs again in 1 or 2 days.
- Ran Windows memory check
- Updated drivers, Windows update, BIOS, etc...

I've followed the forum instructions and attached the zip file from the DM Log Creator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs/day Shuttle SH87R6 (fresh Win7 installs)

The driver causing this BSOD is the wireless driver. Update it or uninstall it and you'll be good to go!

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Hi, i had been having issues with bluescreens once every week or so. I took action by updating my drivers etc but this did not fix the issue. I re-installed windows and got all my drivers on and such yet the problem persists with more bluescreens, more often and with more driver causes.
Before the re-install the bluescreen was always atikmdag.sys but now i have had two others. I believe these may be due to the program ESL Wire which is an anti-cheat program for counter-strike tournaments. If there is any way to have ESL Wire and not experience the BSOD then please let me know as i need to use it for tournaments. I am not aware of the cause of atikmdag.sys and have tried beta graphics drivers but the problem persists.
I have attached the DM Log Collector results.
Thanks for reading,

A:Multiple BSOD Multiple Drivers - Fresh Install (atikmdag.sys = main)

Robbie, I haven't completed looking at your dump files yet, but so far they all list your Graphics driver, as you know.

lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
fffff880`11e30000 fffff880`12dd9000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jun 20 21:36:23 2014 (53A4EFA7)
CheckSum: 00F44F2A
ImageSize: 00FA9000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I am not familiar with the ESL Wire program you mentioned. I do know what it is, and a brief search on the internet shows you are not the only one having issues with it, just not all the issues are the exact same as yours. Have you tried uninstalling it and doing the same thing as you normally do that causes the BSODs? That should answer that question, one way or the other. I know you need it for what you do, but has proven to be a problematic program, it seems. ESL Wire has a forum you may want to post there and see what suggestions they have. If their tech support people frequent there, they made the program and would be the best ones to resolve any problems with it.

Where are you downloading your video card drivers from? And are you overclocking the cards? If you are playing Tournaments, I'm reasonably sure you would be. I would suggest resetting to default settings at least until we figure this out. ... Read more

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I had a lot of trouble with blue screens on this system (as per profile) with a previous installation too, but never got round to dealing with it properly. So now, it's a less than week old installation that I've put very few things on yet, but crashes a *lot* when I try to run games. Does blue screen outside of this, just not as much.

The error codes vary, but most common is IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL.

Would be very grateful for advice on this

A:Various BSODs on a fresh install

Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7). Also a part of the Asus PCProbe and AISuite Utilities yours is old from 2005 no way to be compatible with windows 7.

Scroll down to the utilities category in this link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...USB3/#download,download and install the updated software\driver,restart.

Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005)

Finish with this and post back.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. I am currently on the third clean install of Vista. I only recently did the last one after my system stopped booting completely. Only a couple weeks later, I started to have BSOD crashes.

I tried running a memory test and it came out clean.

Someone was helping me with analysis of the crash dumps and enabled special pool registry keys but then they stopped helping. I just had two BSODs yesterday. I'm posting one below. It says that the symbol file path is incorrect, but it looks right and I don't understand why. It worked fine earlier.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini042509-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for ntkrpamp.exe -
Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista Kernel Version 6001 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 6001.18226.x86fre.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x81c14000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x81d2bc70
Debug session time: Sat Apr 25 14:31:02.578 2009 (GMT-7)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:21:01.063
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbol... Read more

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So, my desktop has been getting regular bsods now for the past few months, right before I left for college. Now I'm back home, I have some time to deal with the issue. Basically, every half hour (or even more frequently), the pc crashes into the blue screen. This is a custom built gaming rig, the problems started occurring after I switched to a bigger ssd, but remained even when I switched back. Now, I've reinstalled windows, hoping to fix the problem, but the blue screens still happen just as frequently. Please help!!

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Hello, first time poster here. For the past couple of months, I have been noticing unexpected freezes on Windows 8. Since I have access to MSDN, I decided to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 to see if it solves my problem.

Now, when it freezes, it actually shows me some useful information. BSOD is labled as BAD_POOL_HEADER and I have grabbed the 2 dump files and other info in the zip file attached to this post.

Memtest and Chkdsk show no problems after running both. Memtest did about 6 passes last night without any errors so I know for sure it's not a problem with my RAM. Chkdsk showed no errors after running it in my 8.1 bootable USB so my SSD is fine. I also have the latest Kingston SSD firmware. NVIDIA Graphics card drivers are also updated to support Windows 8.1. Still not sure what's causing it.

BlueScreenView shows the following confilcts:

Attachment 29175 Attachment 29176

I would really appreciate if someone could walk me through troubleshooting this. Thanks!

A:BSODs on Windows 8.1 fresh install

Update: Just had another BSOD.

This time it's tcpip.sys that's messing it up.

The new SF zip has been uploaded.

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My old upgraded Win10 install kept crashing so I formatted the drive and put in a fresh one. Still getting all kinds o'f BSOD`s.

The second zip file is what I got after running Driver Verifier. Tried running it a few times more, but it seems like it just crashes any driver it tests ^^

Would be very gratefull if someone could take the time to look at it
OS - Windows10 x64
? CPU - I5 2500K
? AMD HD7870
? ASrock Z77 Pro4
16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
? 1200W 6 months old Gold standard PSU
2x128GB SSD in Raid0
021016-12562-01 (2).zipSysnativeFileCollectionApp.zipperfmon.zip

A:Fresh WIn10 install keeps getting BSODs

BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

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? OS - Windows 7 x64 full retail version
? Age of system - 4 years or so
? Age of OS installation - one day
? CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
? Video Card - MSI R9 270
? MotherBoard - GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+
? Power Supply - Corsair 750HX

Hello, I installed a new graphics card in my system a few weeks ago, along with an additional 4 gigs of RAM (originally had 4, so now 8 total), and I started experiencing issues with app crashes and sometimes full system crashes/BSODs. I decided to completely reinstall Windows and start fresh, even got a brand new SSD to install the OS on. Since doing so the problems have no ceased, in fact I seem to be getting less app crashes and more BSODs. I downloaded a program called Rufus to create a bootable flashdrive that would allow me to run memtest86, yet every time I go to install it, I get asked if I would like to allow the program to check for updates, and every single time I click 'No', I immediately get a BSOD. Here is a minidump file of the most recent one, if anyone would be so kind as to look at it and tell me what you think: https://www.dropbox.com/s/28dxdnr9jv...55-01.dmp?dl=0

I have since removed the 4 additional gigs of RAM, but it didn't help. I then swapped the two old sticks with the two new sticks and still the same issue. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this and how to fix it?
Thank you

A:BSODs even after fresh Windows 7 install

Just hooked up my old GPU (MSI HD7770) and the issue still exists. So now I'm down to thinking its mobo or driver issues?

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I am at my wits end. The system is pretty sweet, yet seems chronicly unstable. Started giving me BSODs months ago. Thought it was the ram, so I played with the seating, set timings in BIOS, ran memtest86+: error-free for two passes -- system seemed stable. Then a while later, it started BSODing again. This time, I thought it might be the video card (which I wanted to upgrade anyway ). Put in a new card, still BSODing, so I reinstalled. I have not fully reinstalled all my apps (in case the problem was related somehow to my software choices), but I did put steam on and have been gaming just fine.

... Now it is BSODing AGAIN! I don't fully understand the Event Viewer info, but from Googling some of the events, the problem seemed to be related to Windows Update. Also, System Restore Points are all missing. I seem to have fixed this by correcting the allocated disk space in cmd; it will now save restore points, but any that might be usefull are gone.

Some specific things to note:

- Windows update can't search for updates without failing or BSODing
- Microsoft Security Essentials can't update definitions or perfrom a quick scan without hanging or BSODing
- STOP codes vary, but include memory errors, page fault errors, and pool link errors (this is not an exhaustive list)
- The computer is quite stable in Safe Mode, so it is unlikely a HDD or RAM issue.

I really need help here. I would just do another reinstall, but this is just going to happen again. ... Read more

A:BSODs return after fresh install

Hi, After your reinstall, did you you try updating all device drivers? (Chipset, Video Card, Network, Sound, ETC...)

If you already did that, have you tried running each stick of memory individually in the system and seeing if it still blue screens? Also, could try borrowing one stick of a different brand. ADATA is not super high quality memory and could be causing the instabilities. I recommend Corsair and GSKILL memory.

Also, memtest is a good tool but it is not perfect.

Please let us know how you make out.

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OS -Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit)
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 32bit.
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail.
? Age of system (hardware) Around 6 years. 3 year old hard drive.
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - A couple of minutes

? CPU - Pentium Dual-Core 2GHz
? Video Card - Integrated GMA 4500

? System Manufacturer - Asus
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - F52Q

Hello again, I'm writing about my old laptop again. We've been together through a lot so he's kinda like a friend to me and I'd like to give him a few more years at least.
I've been experiencing numerous BSODs and today I've decided to reinstall the system and set up everything from scratch to eliminate all possible causes of problems. I've reinstalled Win 7 Ultimate but right after it first launched into desktop I was greeted with a BSOD. During my setting up basic windows setting to my liking, I got another 2 BSODs.
Please help me save my friend again. I'm suspecting ram this time because BSODs happened with many Bug Check Strings before. I'm going to run MEMTest before sleep tonight and post result tomorrow.

A:BSODs after fresh install of Win7

Hi. . .

Sorry to ask, but is this copy of Windows 7 Ultimate genuine (legit)? I am getting symbol errors in Windbg, which means that Microsoft (the MSDL symbol server site) cannot identify some of the Windows drivers, likely due to patching, including the primary NT kernel driver itself.

The dumps really were of no help to us due to the symbol errors.

You only have 19 Windows Updates installed. There should be about 400, including Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Windows Update installation is a must. You have to get ALL of these updates installed. The current build number is 7600; will change to 7601 once SP1 is installed.

In the event that we are dealing with hardware failure here, I would start with RAM diagnostics.

Run memtest86+ - run 1 stick at a time; alternate the slots - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...memtest86.html

Then run HDD diags. Run SeaTools for DOS, LONG test - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...agnostics.html

Regards. . .




Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\031916-25521-01.dmp]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.17795.x86fre.win7_gdr.150318-1623
Debug session time: Sat Mar 19 14:06:51.742 2016 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:06:37.584
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
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I've recently update to x99 platform and I've freshly installed Windows 10 Pro
I'm having all sorts of issue with it.

I ended up reading all sorts of threads regarding bsods in Windows 10 etc (things that didn't happen on the old x79 platform)

Before posting here I've:
- Updated to the latest bios for my board
- Tested Memory via memtest, 1 pass (it took quite a lot for 32gigs)
- Tested Memory via build in testing tools ( Windows Memory Diagnostic )
- Tested CPU: prime small ffts (1h) occt - both standard and linpack (30min)

All tests pass and no issue. The parts are new, no issues durring setup, no issues on other os (let's say ubuntu)
The thing is that all of these BSODs (that are included) are somewhat related to ntoskrnl
The bsods are random and can sometimes occur out of thin air

My setup should appear in my info I guess.

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Ok so my main problem is random BSOD's that are rarely ever the same, this PC is custom built by me, and is only 3 months old. My specs are:

OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full Retail)
Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition 3.4Ghz
RAM - G-Skill Ripjaw Series 4GB DDR3 1600 x4 ~16GB~
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5TB
GPU - XFX Radeon HD 4850

Just want to state this upfront, althought highly unlikely I may have found the culprit, was doing some random searches and found the Windows 7 / Vista does not like firewalls. When I think back to when this started I had just bought a new video card and about the same time installed Zone Alarm Free. I always blamed the new video card for the BSODs. BSODs would come and go, I would go weeks at a time w/o them and then I would go weeks at a time with 2-3 a day. So I decided to crash my PC and start fresh, and as soon as I installed Zone Alarm I got a BSOD, however I had also just installed my videocard drivers. So I reverted back to the mircosoft drivers, seemed to work for about 1 hour and then I got a bsod. The main bsod I recieve is System_Service_Exception, some times I just recieve a stop code. For the first month and a 1/2 my pc ran flawlessly then somewhere between this video card and zone alarm everything went to crap. So I am currently still running mircosofts base drivers for my card and have ZA unistalle... Read more

A:[SOLVED] BSODs even after fresh install HELP!


No minidumps were included in the zip file. They should be automatically included if they are present in C:\Windows\Minidump.

Have you had any BSODs since you uninstalled Zone Alarm? We have seen 1000s of Zone Alarm caused BSODs and hopefully it was the only issue here.

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Hi all,

Been getting seemingly random BSOD ever since I installed W7, some happen straight after a cold boot, others while the comp. has been on for hours. I've reinstalled W7 a number of times BSOD still occur, generally within a couple of days of the install.

I've tested the RAM with memtest+86 & HCI memtest a couple times and neither show errors. Reseated and swapped memory DIMMS to no avail. Reseated SATA cables. All hardware has the latest firmware and BIOS as far as I'm aware. I'm pretty sure all drivers are the latest aswell.

Device Manager shows an 'unknown device' which I have no idea what it is.

BSOD before the 1st Aug were while the cpu was overclocked
BSOD after the 1st Aug were at stock clocks

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've got no idea.

A:random BSODs from fresh install of W7

Check if there's a newer version of the IntelliPoint drivers and replace Norton 360 with Micrsoft Security Essentials, or at least update it.

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Hey I just built a new computer within the past week and just installed Windows 8.1 on it. I've been having random BSODs with the error code system_service_exception (win32k.sys). After looking at some other threads about similar issues, I ran the sfc /scannow command in an elevated prompt and got the following message:
"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios."
Attached is the log that it refers to. I removed lines from yesterday so that the file would be small enough to be able to be uploaded here.
TSG Tool:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16323 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953516 MB, Free - 898607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z97-A-USB31
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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I recently put together a new build, however I am getting random BSODs with random error messages when I game. It can be a couple days between BSODs or a couple hours. It also has started to BSOD when the computer goes into power save mode where the monitor turns off.

16gb g.skill ripjaw 9-9-9-24 DDR3 RAM
MSI Twin Frozr GeForce 970 4GB
MSI Gamer 5 z97 mobo with Killer E2200 NIC
Samsung EVO 250gb SSD - OS/World of Warcraft
Seagate Barracuda 1TB data HDD
Corsair h100i CPU cooler
3 case fans
Windows 8.1

Please help me figure this out. I think it's my GPU and I might have to RMA it. My drivers are up to date.

UPDATE - I am getting BSOD's every 2-4 hours now and every time it is a different error message and driver that is erroring out. Please help.

UPDATE 2 - I noticed in HWMonitor that it was reporting my 12V rail only supplying 11.088V. I will grab a multimeter and test this to get a result. BIOS is reporting 12.065V so I'm not sure.

A:BSODs while gaming, fresh 8.1 install I think it's my GPU

Another BSOD, nvlddmkm.sys. I just re-installed my NVIDIA drivers and I'm still getting crashes.

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At the beggining, I have to say my english grammar is so bad, but Im gonna understand everything what u gonna write there.

Got many bsods : irql_not_less_or_equal , memory_managment (just one time), bad_pool_header, bad_pool_caller

I can normally turn on my computer, sometimes I can work normally like 4hours~ without any BSOD`s. Play games on max details etc. but sometimes it is like spam of bsods, one after one.

Tested ram with memtest 86 , got 0 errors (7 hours test ~~ 7 test passed) also checked HDD with (... im dont remember name of program) 0 errors too.

Those BSODS happend suddenly, just next day after I turned off computer It just get bsods, didnt installed anything, at this night when I turned off PC.

These same erros got at winXP, havent installed any others drivers on winXP (than last time it works ) , also havent installed any other drivers on win7 than drivers from automatic update.

The PC worked perfectly for like an 1 year, then this happend.

The Windows version isnt damaged cause I have got installed it on other PC (the wooden pc one )

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x 86
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 year~
- What is the age of OS installation Just installed it 2 days ago

Image file is my computer specification.

A:Many BSODS irql_not_less_equal etc. (fresh install)

Hi Besioo and Welcome.

Your RAM should be matched. Same Manufacturer, type, model, size, batch, timings etc..

Usual causes: Device driver

Your latest dump file blames ntkrpamp.exe which is a Windows System file and is highly unlikely to be the cause.
Old and incompatible drives can and do cause issues with Windows 7.

Outdated Drivers. Update:

dadder.sys Thu Aug 02 10:32:24 2007 DeathAdder Mouse driver

Bugcheck Analysis
Loading Dump File [D:\ DOWNLOADS\ DUMPS\Besioo\020111-23337-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\XSymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82838000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82980810
Debug session time: Tue Feb 1 13:05:43.219 2011 (UTC + 0:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:48.061
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
1: kd> !analyze
* *
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hey everyone.
I have just installed a new copy of windows onto my computer and I have been having quite a few problems with BSOD and other problems along with it. the blue screens seemingly happen at random and the other problem I am having is that I can't get windows to install or download any updates. The main BSODs I have been getting are memory management, ataport.sys, driver not greater than or equal, and I believe system32.sys.

system specs

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4C800-E
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/04/05 01:00:55 Ver: 08.00.09
total mem: 3.00 GB
usable mem: 3.00 GB
HDD: Maxtor 6B300S0 ATA Device
sound card: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
I currently have no antivirus programs installed (I am trying to install the updates and drivers first)

I have been having no luck on my own on fixing the issues. I have attached the files that the diagnostic tool made.

edit: I am also having random processes crash randomly and the only way to get them to work again is to reboot.It just crashes again or crashes control panel when I manually run them again. so far its happened to desktop manager, explorer, firefox, and taskmanager.

A:random BSODs on windows 7 fresh install


I will take a look at your dumps as soon as I'm on my computer.

ITMT Run this tool and delete anything it finds:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

PS: Look for an update on your BIOS version! (Must)

BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1024.001, 8/4/2005

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Well like the title says I have a HP desktop that was randomly bluescreening and the original owner thought maybe putting on a new copy 7 over his vista might help. However randomly we get BSODs and there is minimal software or updates on this machine. Ive enclosed the zip file from the seven forums utility and hoping maybe you guys can point me in the right direction. So far the only thing ive done is ran Memtest for about an hour using UBCD4Win but there was no errors. The owner did say that he noticed the fans were acting a bit strange prior to this happening..idk if it was overheated maybe.

thanks for everything you guys do

A:Random BSODs on fresh install of 7 Prof

Hello and welcome!. Please post your system specs in the User CP (top of the page). Knowing what hardware you've got can go a long way to diagnosing problems. Did you do a fresh install of Win 7 or an upgrade to Vista?
The usual rules apply, make sure your drivers/BIOS/Windows update is up to date. From a hardware standpoint make sure the inside of the case is free of dust bunnies and that the cooling fans function. You could re-seat the RAM while you're in there as well.

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Cleaned all the graphics drivers with DisplayDriverUninstaller and installed again, but got another bluescreen :(

BSOD are almost imediate once I get into a race on GTA.
I'm reinstalling GTA V now, I ran 3DMark, Heaven Benchmark and Intel Tuning Utility stress test for a bit without issues.

OS -
Windows 10 64Bit
What was the original installed OS on the system?
No Installed it myself
Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Grabbed the ISO from Microsoft website, used my Windows 7 key
? Approximate age of system (hardware)
Brand new motherboard, CPU and RAM, less than 6 month old PSU, used 660 Ti

4 Years max for the 660 Ti I bought
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know)
? Have you re-installed the OS?

i5 6500 3.2GHz
-Video Card
ASUS 660 Ti DirectCU II
MSI Z170A G43 PLUS BIOS 3.00
Seasonic S12II 520W Bronze
2x4GB Kingston 2400MHz CL 15 (XMP Profile on)

Thanks for the help

A:Fresh Windows 10 install, getting BSODs in GTA V that copied from old HDD


Just posting a link of a older thread, I had issues in the past, but changing motherboard and to Windows 7 seemed to solve all issues

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I did a fresh install hoping that it would get rid of my BSODs which were numerous. So far, I only have 5 BSODs that I have had the patience to allow Windows to get to 100% on. I easily BSOD once a day, most are with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I have run memtest86+ ad nauseum with no errors, as well as Prime 95 for over 24 hours, I am stable and these are not temperature errors (30c idle, 71c at load).

Please find attached my dump files and driver list as required by the forum rules.

I appreciate all your help as these BSODs are driving me crazy.

A:Getting random BSODs in Windows 8.1. Fresh install.


Please try the below steps.

1. Update sound card drivers.

Your creative sound card seems to be operated on Windows 7 drivers.

ctaud2k.sys Thu Aug 11 20:17:15 2011 (4E43EB73)
ctprxy2k.sys Thu Aug 11 20:17:18 2011 (4E43EB76)

Please uninstall the driver from "Programs and features" first. If not listed there, uninstall via device manager with "Delete driver" option selected.

Like this :

Get driver update from the below link.

Creative Worldwide Support

2. Update system BIOS.


3. Update Marvell SATA controller driver.


4. Update OpenVPN Virtual Network Driver

Current version seems to be very old. Uninstall it before updating.

tapoas.sys Mon Jul 12 06:01:59 2010 (4C3A627F)

OpenVPN - Open Source VPN

5. Uninstall known problematic softwares.

Please uninstall the below programs completely.

Gigabyte On/Off charge.

Gigabyte USB lock.

If there is any other Gigabyte utilities are installed in your system, please remove them.

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I just did a fresh reformat and install of win7 on my desktop. I made sure to get all the updated drivers for all of my hardware, but I keep getting a BSOD randomly every few hours. I cannot successfully reproduce it by doing anything in particular, it seems to be entirely random.

I have attached two minidumps that I had to zip because they are both around 280 KB unzipped. I would really appreciate any help in narrowing down what might be causing this so that I can hopefully have a stable system.


A:Intermittent BSODs Win7 fresh install

The dump files are not posted properly. Read and follow this:

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A bit of history:
I've been experiencing blue screens of death for over three months now. It all started when I installed an old ATI HD 4850 video card in a new computer and installed the related catalyst control center software/driver package. Over time after that install, I began to experience blue screens of death while playing certain games, such as League of Legends and Minecraft. It was occasional, and not too problematic, but as time went on they became more frequent. They would refer to the atikmpag.dll and atikmdag.dll files which are part of the Catalyst package, and upon researching a little further I found that these files were often responsible for causing BSOD's on otherwise problem free computers.

To make sure it wasn't memory related, rather than video card related, I ran memtest 86 multiple times. Each time I ran it (and left it overnight) it came up clean. I ran chkdsk /r a few times, also, and performed OS repairs to try to resolve the problem. Each time the problem would lessen temporarily, but then come back. As the BSOD's continued, I noticed they started to refer to the ntkrnlpa.exe file, but I brushed this aside, expecting this to be caused by the card also.

In the end, believing the problem to be solely caused by the video card I purchased a new video card, this time an nVidia GTX550 Ti, formatted the drive, and started over. This was a few days ago.

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A:Halmacpi.dll/ntkrnlpa.exe BSODs on fresh Win 7 install

What are your complete system spec's including motherboard make and model?

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Hello folks,

I?m having some PC issues and was hoping someone could help me fix them!

Last Friday I swapped an Asus HD 6770 for Gigabyte HD 7850. It seemed to work ok in Windows but crashed / froze in all games, benchmarks and when playing HD video. It would either crash to a black screen, or a green screen with dark green vertical lines. I tested it with the last 5 driver versions inc betas but had the same problems each time.

So since nothing else had been changed, I concluded that the new GPU was at fault and RMA?d it on Wednesday. I then put the HD 6770 back in, uninstalled 13.3 ATI drivers and then re-installed 13.1 or whatever the last non-beta was.

So after reverting everything back to how it was, I still get random freezes and BSODs when doing basic stuff like using Firefox, or even when the PC is idle, not just under 3D load as before.

I tried System Restore, Windows Repair, everything... but all with no luck so last night I re-installed Windows with nothing but mobo drivers and Firefox but the problem still persists! After anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours it will still freeze and either just hang on a unresponsive desktop, or a black screen where I can still move the mouse but nothing else.

I?ve ran Memtest86+, Chkdsk, and sf /scannow, all of which passed with no reported errors. Temps never get too high either.

It has only froze twice since re-installing Windows (once when trying to install Chrome and another randomly), but it ... Read more

A:Freezes & BSODs Even After fresh Windows Install

Please follow steps outlined here to get BSOD help:


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Hi, I've recently rebuilt my PC and it's driving me crazy with random BSODs all the time. I'm not playing games or doing anything demanding. It crashes when I'm just surfing the web and sometimes even when I'm in the other room and the PC is in sleep mode. Here are the circumstances.

It's a homebuilt PC (I filled in my system specs). It used to use an IDE hard drive, the onboard graphics, and Win XP, but was really slow, but it wasn't suffering from BSODs. I wanted an improvement, so I bought a SATA SSD hard drive, a PCI-Express video card, and Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

I installed a fresh install of Win 7 onto the SSD, installed the video card, and soon started having BSOD issues. I thought maybe the Windows install was corrupt, so I reformated and reinstalled but had the same trouble. I thought it was the SSD, so I tried reinstalling Windows on a traditional (disk based) SATA hard drive and had the same problem. I flashed my bios to the latest version and still have the same problem. I removed the video card and it seemed to stop. I blamed the Nvidia GeForce 210 based video card, so I replaced it with the Radeon HD5450 based one listed in my specs, but I still have the same problem. I need the dedicated video card to have dual monitors, otherwise I don't need a powerful graphics card. I saw another thread that recommended running Memtest software, which I ran through several cycles with no memory errors. I've run sfc/scannow with no errors. I'm thinking... Read more

A:Fresh Win 7 Install, random BSODs (driver irql not < or = and others)

Checked the three of your today's dumps. They all are kinda silent about the cause, but some deeper search points out something. Let us see those.

A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvstor.sys as the storage controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the storage controller, but also network controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.
Update your ATI/AMD display driver.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Update your BIOS.

BiosMajorRelease = 8
BiosMinorRelease = 15
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = V2.7
BiosReleaseDate = 11/22/2010
For getting the updates, go to MSI's site and match these particulars.

BaseBoardManufacturer = MSI
BaseBoardProduct = K9N6PGM2-V2 (MS-7309)
BaseBoardVersion = 2.0
This BIOS update is really needed there.

Have a look at your Storage drive utilization.
DriveSizeFree SpaceDrive : D: Size : 63.47 GB (68,154,634,240 bytes)Free Space : 6.89 GB (7,392,768,000 bytes)Drive : E:Size : 64.... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I've the same sort of issues with my computer in the past. I thought to rectify some of these by upgrading my hardware (video card, hard drive, psu) and doing a complete re-format and fresh install of windows. I am still having BSODs

The first BSOD occurred while I tried to overclock my CPU through AMD overdrive (understandable). The second was during downloading battlefield 3 through origin while reformatting my old HDD. The third was while transferring files from my external hard-drive back to my re-formatted HDD, simultaneously downloading battlefield 3 through origin.

I believe Windows is still in the process of updating itself (I did Windows update after each restart, but apparently it has not gotten to SP1 yet).

Attached to this post is a .zip including my dmp files and system report. *Note the system report was gathered while I was re-reformatting my old HDD*.

Below is some information about my system specifications.

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core Processor (3.2 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785-M
Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Reaper 240-Pin DDR2 (Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK)
Graphics Card: XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Sound Card: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS
Hard Drive:
1.) OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive [only housing windows 7 64-bit OS, origin + battlefield 3 software, and drivers for my hardware]
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A:BSODs after Fresh Windows 7 Install (new hard drive)

Several issues.

One at a time.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known bsod cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (notbefore).

Old drivers needing updating

emupia2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:10 AM fffff880`019a3000 fffff880`019f5000 0x00052000 0x461a3aba
ctsfm2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:11 AM fffff880`01800000 fffff880`0184a000 0x0004a000 0x461a3abb
ctoss2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:14 AM fffff880`03e43000 fffff880`03e7e000 0x0003b000 0x461a3abe
ha10kx2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:15 AM fffff880`05c47000 fffff880`05e00000 0x001b9000 0x461a3abf
hap16v2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:17 AM fffff880`03bac000 fffff880`03bee000 0x00042000 0x461a3ac1
ctaud2k.sys 4/9/2007 8:08:29 AM fffff880`03ea0000 fffff880`03f71000 0x000d1000 0x461a3acd ... Read more

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i have fresh reinstalled windows 7 on a ssd. installed some games, winrar, programs, stuff like windows update sp1 and others. and i get to chrome and open all the tabs i usually have and i idle sitting watching a stream and it bsods.
willing to test memtest. disabled seagate hdd. vga is probably sound blaster z card since gfx is pcie.
dram_led boot_device_led vga_led lights up when posting bios up until loading windows. and now i dont have leds in there with red on them anywhere. only the motherboard debug led saying AA. wich means ur in windows.

i disabled the barracuda HDD incase the pfn list corrupt was coming from the seagate. all other hdds is western digital and 1 samsung 800series 250gb ssd. idk why but i never trusted barracuda, even the fish... ;S

fresh install - bsods - red leds - 42 programs in uninstall programs and all of them have a publisher, not blank or unknown.

maybe swapping motherboard since the last ram test i did showed no errors after 8 or 9 passes.
and it wont cost me more than 466.628 USD to 733.273 USD on norways pricerange to buy a new one.

A:BCCODE 4e fresh install idling at watching stream then bsods

here is the sftools zip

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Hello all, and thanks for taking the time to read up on my woes..

Built the computer in 2011 and have occassionally run into this BSOD: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I started having Win7 hangs ~50 minutes or so into using the computer, regardless of activity, where Windows would stop responding.

To rule out the SSD as an issue I disconnected the SSD and installed Win7 on formatted 2TB WD drive... and have run into this old BSOD ******* again (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) on a fresh install. Looking for advice on what to do - happy to post logs etc just not sure what.

BSOD info
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80002AAE622
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Computer specs-
CPU 3.4GZ I7-2600K

Should I flash my mobo? It's still rocking the out of the box bios

Thanks for any help!

A:Repeat BSODs, seemingly random (currently using fresh Win7 64 install)

Hi IBM999 welcome to SevenForums

Run a memory test . Take a look at the tutorial below

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Take a look at Part 3 of the tutorial if any ERRORS come up

If you have a Dual Channel memory kit and one of the memory sticks is bad . Replace both of the sticks . If the memory stick is still under warranty open an RMA with the memory's manufacture to get it replaced

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Hello, all. I built my first gaming PC last week. The build went well, but the following day, I got 2 or 3 random bsod's, mainly on start up. Updated mobo bios hoping it would solve the problem. System was stable for a couple days, then started getting bsod's again. One on start up, one after computer was idle. After another crash after booting up my PC last night, I decided to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 (64 bit) and just start over. Got all "up to date" drivers for all components, did not install any extra programs other than Steam and Norton. Everything was running fine... until I started performing the numerous Windows Updates. Then, it started happening again. BSOD's. I have ran checks on the RAM, SSD, etc, but have come up with no issues. Must be a conflict with 1 (or more) of the windows updates/drivers? I restored from a previous point where windows was working last night, but am getting crashes again now this morning. I tried uninstalling Norton to see if that was the issue, but that did not help. I would really like to figure out what is causing this? I have already had 3 or 4 random bsod's this morning... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have uploaded the data/reports requested in the "how to post on this thread" with this post. I am new at this, but am somewhat technically sound, and can give you any info you need to provide me with any help. Once again, thank you.
My set up- (just in case you need it)

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A:Numerous BSODs on fresh install/new build after windows updates..

Re-install Norton. It most likely is not the culprit (assuming it is up to date and the 2012 version) in your crashes and you need a security program installed on your system.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\breakingadam\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\032812-7815-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0300c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03250650
Debug session time: Wed Mar 28 09:26:19.788 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:02.505
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
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