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multiple BSODs even after the warranty changed my RAM 2 times

Q: multiple BSODs even after the warranty changed my RAM 2 times


I bought a laptop from PC Specialist UK and even from the very first week I got blue screens. After months with fighting with them I ended up changing twice the RAMs. After the last change I thought the problem is fixed but I actually ended up in the last period with loads of blue screens. I tried to detect what is the cause but I couldn't. They happen when I open my PC, when I watch a movie, when I work, when I turn my pc into sleep mode and not all the times.

For instance, I just started to write this message to you and I got 4 blue screens one after another one.

Please help...I'm desperate and the company is not helping me. I'm working remotely and I cannot have my PC in this state.

Best Regards,
Loredana Martin

Preferred Solution: multiple BSODs even after the warranty changed my RAM 2 times

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: multiple BSODs even after the warranty changed my RAM 2 times

Hi loredanaMartin.

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\btfilter.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for btfilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for btfilter.sys

Disable bluetooth, may be it is labeled as Atheros Bluetooth.

Also, the most frequent issue .....

fffff880`0753d838 fffff880`042c2a9aUnable to load image \??\C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Firewall\bdfwfpf.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfwfpf.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfwfpf.sys

Uninstall BitDefender. How to uninstall Bitdefender. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

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

Let us know the results.

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My computer has been randomly blue screening for a long time now. The blue screens seem to come back with random drivers as the cause, and I have not been able to find a solution to any of them. I have reinstalled windows, and tried almost anything I can think of. At this point I think it may be a hardware problem but I don't know how to go about finding what is the cause.

I have tried the following tests already:
Video stress test with fumark - Ran fine for seven minutes and then restarted. There were no screen tears, max temp was 76 degrees Celsius.
Ram with memtest86+ - Ran for 8 cycles with no errors
Driver verifier - After some time, the screen suddenly fills with random colored lines with no minidump after restart
Windows update SFC and SURT - installed fine, I'm not very sure what that test was trying to do

I've attached a dm log that I took minutes before writing this.
I appreciate any help in trying to identify or fix my problem.

A:Random BSODS Multiple times per day.

Have you tried stripping the computer down to the very basics so only the KB and mouse are attached only one hard drive 1 RAM module in different RAM slots and using the MB graphics if possible or if not then a different graphic card then start adding other components if running it like that stops the BSOD's. Also what is your PSU

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Hello! I'm relatively new here. Just wanted your help because of the numerous BSODs per day that I'm having.

Here are my problems:
1. BSOD whenever I unplug or plug my charger
2. BSOD whenever I use Photoshop
3. BSOD (sometimes) when I connect to the internet

I really do not know what's causing the BSODs. I've read different threads and followed instructions but nothing seems to work. The BSODs appearing are:

1. IRQL less or equal
2. kernel security check failure
3. driver overran stack buffer
4. kmode exception not handled

Above are some of the stated reasons for the BSODs. I have tried updating all the drivers and it seemed to work for a short while but another blue screen happened again. Minidump rar file attached

My laptop (ASUS):
CPU: Intel Core i7 - 5500U, up to 3.0 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GEFORCE 940 M
OS: Win10

Hope you can help me! Thanks!

A:Different kinds of BSODs, multiple times a day

BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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So, as a noob I have no idea what BSOD mean other than my computer is about to fail at any minute. I tried to get help from Microsoft, but they said that the best thing to do is to update my drivers. Since my drivers don't have any updates at all, I've no idea what to do. My computer is Sony Vaio, model VGN-AW41ZF/B and system is Windows 7 Home Premium.

But only today, I've gotten 2 BSODs while playing Minecraft. I tried to delete all my other games to try if it will help so that I could play at least one game without my computer crashed. I also tried to clean my computer, it was kinda dirty, and I constantly have a fan on my table that blows cold air on my computer (so that I wouldn't overheat). But no, it haven't helped at all.

Here's screenshots about what I'm talking about, a little bit outdated: Click.

I also added the latest 5 minidumps in the attachment.

I copied from WhoCrashed, because I have no idea from where else:

On Fri 2.8.2013 12:37:13 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080213-38485-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: afd.sys (afd+0x243A)
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF88002C8743A, 0xFFFFF880063B2A10, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\afd.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock
Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routin... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs while playing games, up to 3 times a day.

Please follow the instructions here to get BSOD help:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hey. So, I built my computer in August of 2015, and since then I've had nearly daily problems with BSODs. For a few months (between October 2015 and March 2016) they had gone away (no idea what happened to make them stop), but then randomly started up again. Originally and still for the most part, the BSODs happen on boot-up, especially cold boot-ups. However, lately, they're sorta just happening.. whenever. I've now also been getting random BSODs while I'm in the middle of using my computer which is new. It's ALWAYS event ID 41 Kernel-Power in event viewer. Also, the past two days I've been getting more crashes with kernel-power, but no blue screen shows and no minidumps have been created even though my computer is obviously set up to log minidumps.

I've tried doing debugging myself, but my errors seem to be so general that I can't figure out much. The dump files almost always point to ntkrnlmp.exe which, from the research I've done, really doesn't tell anyone anything on it's own :/ The errors which show on the actual blue screen vary a lot, anything from IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, memory management, corrupted pool, etc.

I've run memtest86 multiple times, always for 15+ hours and many passes, and no memory issues have ever shown up. My BIOS is up-to-date, and my CPU has been overclocked before but currently ISN'T because I wanted to see if that was causing any problems, but resetting it didn't stop any blue screens. I've tried ru... Read more

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After Christmas I built my own PC. Every since then I have been getting different BSODs. They mostly occur while I am on youtube watching a video or have youtube open in the background. The most common one is 1000007e. I'm not sure what the problem is and i'm hoping you guys can help me out in finding a way to prevent thee BSODs. I have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 processor and 4 gigs of OCZ gold series DDR3-1333 also I have a GeForce GT 240 video card. Also I never uninstalled the drivers for the integrated graphics and my old 8400 gs also, so maybe the new graphics card is having some sort of interference. I have attached the minidump file. Thanks

A:Multiple BSODs a couple times a week

Start off by removing Norton - known cause of BSOD on some Windows 7 systems. Use this removal tool to remove Norton: Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product | Norton Support

If you want a free AV, try: MSE OR Avast
If you want a paid AV, try: Avast

Update all of your CD/DVD programs - if you do not know what programs uses this driver (see note below)

PxHlpa64.sys Sat Feb 03 10:24:22 2007

Create a system restore point using System Restore. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and rename PxHlpa64.sys to Pxhlpa64.BAK
This will break your CD/DVD program, but can easily be renamed after we've finished.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800021626ae, fffff88001fb9a48, fffff88001fb92b0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpDelayDerefKCBWorker+d6 )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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Hello, I lost 44 days on my laptop warranty after I registered it. Why? Please see the attached images. Before registration the warranty ran until June 25, 2018. After registration the warranty changed to May 12, 2018. What happened, here? I've blocked out my machine type and serial number for privacy reasons.   

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I bought an ACER Aspire S3 in July 2012.  The performance was great, but the laptop started rebooting and freezing, until months later, when I could not reboot it.  It was an SSD hardware error with a lot of system modules corrupted.  It got fixed under warranty the first time, then only 5 months later, the disk crashed again, but this time, they charged me for the replacement and shipping expenses.  After paying over $1000 you'd think I would have a quality product without having to pay another $250 including expedited shipping to get a known hardware problem fixed for good.  So now, 2 years later, the disk crashes again.  THIS IS A JOKE.  Although I like ACER and I would have bought another one, can aynone tell me whether I should buy another ACER SSD.  I'm looking at the ACER R7-372T???

A:S3 256 SSD crashed 3 times & out of warranty. Will...

There are disk analysis programs like CHKDSK that can tell you if there are problems.

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Thanks in advance for any advice.
The BDODs appear to be of multiple types.
Motherboard, RAM, wireless card and SSD were all replaced in early October and system completely reinstalled but BSODs continue. They are more likely to occur 1-2 min after waking from sleep, but recently also occurred when the system is just sitting.

System details below
Windows 7 professional SP1, x64
Version of OS: Windows(7), VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
See my profile for system details.

This is a laptop, Lenovo T440s


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now when I go online, IE automatically opens (I don't use IE, I use Firefox) and ads pop up. Also, Zone Alarm prompts me w/alerts regularly (esp. when I open a file or program) that <program name> is trying to access <something> which can track keystrokes, etc. I'm now also getting ZoneAlarm alerts saying that <random #s/letters> is trying to start automatically when I start the computer.

I downloaded hijack this, clicked scan button, and got this popup alert:

For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this.

If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:

notepad C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot.

For Vista: simply, exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon, choose 'Run as administrator'.

Hit the OK button and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:10:04 PM, on 3/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

A:Virus: IE opens w/ads, multiple times, also brings up multiple ZoneAlarm alerts

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I am infected. Can only boot in SafeMode. Removed multiple items multiple times. Is Combo fix my next step?

EMachines, T6412, AMD Athlon 64, 3400+, 2.19 GHz, 1.37 GB of Ram, Windows XP SP2

Can only boot in Safe Mode.

Booted without Internet. And Unplugged Ethernet from computer.

Pop-ups include:

Your computer is not protected against spyware....
Internet attack attempt detected......
your computer is infected with spyware...
Your Computer is working slowly.....
Windows Security Center System Warning
full screen "Threat: CoolWebSearch"
Windows Security Center
full screen "Threat Name: TrojanDownloader.XS"

SpyBot (updated to the latest) has removed the following but they do not stay removed and I have removed them again many times. Wait 10 minutes, ran SpyBot again, they return again without rebooting.:


Ran AVG Antivirus numerous times - Vault items. Some repeat:

Trojan horse Downloader.Purityscan.y
Trojan horse Downloader.Agent.15.A
Trojan Horse Sheur.BJSJ
Trojan horse Generic10.VYB
Trojan ho... Read more

A:I Am Infected. Can Only Boot In Safemode. Removed Multiple Items Multiple Times. Is Combo Fix My Next Step?

Please run this scan first. Combo fix may be the next alternative,but it is NOT a tool you should run without guidance. That can all be done from the HiJackThis malware removal forum. But we'll try this first.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed succ... Read more

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Warranty is a joke, 4 times the laptop is sent out comes back with bigger problems or unfixed problem 1.5-2 months without a laptop i demand a new Replacement. This is my company Laptop and im without a laptop and so far behind on my work. I can not be doing this anymore PLEASE Send me a new LAPTOP.

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I am trying to get my wife's new computer up and running without any BSOD or program failures. Note that the system was not initially set up to capture the dmp files so all the earliest ones are missing. I presented the initial problems to the original seller who recommended sticking with MSE and uninstalling Norton 360 and I did that. Another forum suggested that Virtual Memory was the problem and I disabled and restored VM. Still having multiple crashes and I am hoping that I can get real help here. I do note that all the crashes have ntoskrnl.exe in the driver stack although sometimes alone and sometimes with other drivers.

System Info
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
BIOS Date: 01/13/11 16:27:43 Ver: 08.00.14
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (8-8-8-20)-Corsair 2x4GB
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
NVIDIA High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio
2 Monitors: DELL 1908FP (Digital), Dell 1907FP(Analog) [email protected]
1) Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 ATA Device (2) WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0 ATA Device (3) WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B2 ATA Device

I am attaching the zip file with Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and PERFMON.html included. I am assuming that the DMP files are included therein.

Please advise if you need more information to help solve this problem. Thank you for your help and wonderful support seen h... Read more

A:Multiple BSOD at Random Times with Multiple Drivers Identified

Quote: Originally Posted by a1newman

I am trying to get my wife's new computer up and running without any BSOD or program failures. Note that the system was not initially set up to capture the dmp files so all the earliest ones are missing. I presented the initial problems to the original seller who recommended sticking with MSE and uninstalling Norton 360 and I did that. Another forum suggested that Virtual Memory was the problem and I disabled and restored VM. Still having multiple crashes and I am hoping that I can get real help here. I do note that all the crashes have ntoskrnl.exe in the driver stack although sometimes alone and sometimes with other drivers.

System Info
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
BIOS Date: 01/13/11 16:27:43 Ver: 08.00.14
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (8-8-8-20)-Corsair 2x4GB
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
NVIDIA High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio
2 Monitors: DELL 1908FP (Digital), Dell 1907FP(Analog) [email protected]
1) Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 ATA Device (2) WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0 ATA Device (3) WDC WD5000AACS-61M6B2 ATA Device

I am attaching the zip file with Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and PERFMON.html included. I am assuming that the DMP files are included therein.

Please advise if you need more information to help solve this pr... Read more

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I built a computer recently. Since day one I get BSODs but the drivers, and Bug/Checks listed are never the same.
I was thinking it couldn't be a single device or driver so I've:

Replaced the MOBO.
Repair Installed the OS.
Replaced the RAM.

It BSOD'd multiple times between each change.

The only things I've run are IE/FF and Ableton Live 9. Ableton is usually running during the BSOD but it was not the last time.


A:BSOD multiple times with multiple Drivers/Bug Check Stings

Welcome sfbybuss! Without looking at the file, since you say the lists is never the same and you built the computer, are you sure the PSU is up to speed? Latest MB BIOS?

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Hello everyone,

I came here once before for assistance, but the issue was unable to be resolved. Here is the link to the previous thread.

Several BSOD, no singular triggers

There is no singular trigger to set this off. Sometimes I can go hours without any issue, other times BSOD occurs in the middle of a reboot from another BSOD.

I appreciate any help given. Thanks.

A:BSOD Multiple types multiple times a day, can't pin down the problem


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windows 7 x64
- original install on system but i don't have my disks. they are somewhere...
- full retail version installed
- age of the system is approximately 3 years
- age of the install is approximately 2 years

it seems to happen at random but i get BSODs. approximately 2-3 times a day for a week or so. then nothing for a few days. I cannot seem to reproduce it manually.

i've attached my dump files and health report as advised on this site.

i disabled my antivirus before running this set of error reports as a precaution.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD errors. multiple times during multiple programs

Have you recently added any RAM or new hardware to this system?

Uninstall Any Daemon Tools that you have installed. Those are a common reason for BSODs

try these:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

Post back results please.

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Last week I started receiving BSODs, and after the first one it got to the point where my computer was not booting up and my hard drive was beeping very angrily at me. I was not sure what all the problems were, however I also knew that there was something seriously wrong with my hard drive, so I replaced it with a new hitachi. After installing windows and running smoothly (updating everything and installing) for several hours, I had a blue screen again. I ran memtest86, and received 0 errors, so I'm assuming it's not my RAM, and because it's a new installation of windows and a new hardrive I'm assuming those aren't the issues. I am planning on taking it in to a shop tomorrow to see if they can diagnose what's malfunctioning, but if someone here can tell enough, then I would appreciate it.

Blue screens happened at multiple temperatures (~20C ~36C)

Blue screen 1 event log (I did not save the first problem signature)

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
EventID 41
Version 2
Level 1
Task 63
Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-10-13T17:27:50.558821000Z

EventRecordID 2467


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Pirro

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 26
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A:BSOD Multiple times multiple errors 0x0000001A

Hello and welcome, please try the steps below.

Based on the bugchecks, I would recommend you follow and complete the steps given below:1. If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop. Reset any changed values back to default and reset/clear CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. Uninstall any overclocking tool as these can also be a reason of blue screens.

2. Uninstall your current antivirus software. It can be a cause of BSOD very often. Please remove it with its removal tool and use Microsoft Security Essentials in its place. Malwarebytes is a great combination with it. Go through this thread for more info.

3. Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

4. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to check windows for integrity violations. Run it up to three times to fix all errors. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.

5. Make scans with Kaspersky TDSskiller and ESET Online scanner.

6. Perform a Clean Start up, this will help avoid any problematic applications from bugging the system.

7. Use Revo Uninstaller Free to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advanced Mode and uninstall the software, delete the leftover registry entries.

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I've been having BSOD trouble over the past four or five months now. The BSODs typically happen once a week, sometimes twice, with small strings of daily crashes here and there. I'm at my wit's end when it comes to trying to figure out where the problem lies. All of my parts are under warranty, so I'm desperate to find out which one, if any, are at fault.

I've tested my hardware extensively. Memtest86 for 7 passes on multiple occasions, using different stick and slot combinations. Ran torture tests using Prime95 for the processor. All hard drive checks come back without problems. Ran Furmark on my video card with no artifacts.

The BSODs happen most commonly when using video playlists for both Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic, multiple types of files. They also sometimes occur when playing particular games (Borderlands II, Dark Souls). Installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 did not remove BSODs, even after running it in factory settings with no additional installations.

I have attached a dump file, and I thank whoever attempts to assist me.

A:Multiple BSODs, Multiple Bugchecks (0xD1, 0x3B, 0x50, 0x0A)

Hi anthonylert.

The versatility of the bugchecks are the indication of failing memory prima facie, but as you said you ran Memtest86, can you run the memtest86+?

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Also, disable bluetooth,at least as a test. The Atheros bluetooth module is appearing to be failing.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results.

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Last couple weeks i've been having a large amount of bluescreens, including but not limited to bccodes 116, d1, 4e, 1a, 50 and 7a. Last night it also froze two or 3 times with no bluescreen. I recently upgraded my Phenom 9550, Biostar A770E and 6GB of DDR2-800 with an i5-2500k, an MSi P67S-C43 and 4GB of DDR3-1333. The problems didn't start with the hardware upgrade, just escalated.

Yesterday I formatted my HDD and did a clean install of windows in hopes that my problems were just driver conflicts, so as of now i only have 3 crash dumps, 4e, d1 and 1a. 4e and 1a in BlueScreenView only show ntoskrnl as the culprit and no other drivers. d1 points at both ntfs.sys and ntoskrnl. A couple of the old crash dumps pre-format were citing nVidia and DirectX drivers.

I've put my RAM through 16hrs+ of memtest86+ testing, and used the windows memory diagnostic and the memory test in my BIOS. I also checked my PSU voltages with a multimeter, all of them check out. My graphics card is moody and sometimes artifacts heavily in games, sometimes works fine. Temperatures are not an issue, My GPU gets to about 72C in games and 86C in furmark torture testing without crashing. my CPU sits around 38C idle, 50-60 load, 70-80 in p95 without crashing.

Intel Core i5-2500k (stock cooler and clock)
2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333
MSi P67S-C43 mobo
ZOTAC nVidia GTS250 (512MB)
Plextor PX-880SA dvdrw drive
WD Caviar Blue 250GB HDD
Antec EA-650 PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:Multiple BSODs, multiple BCCodes, does not happen in safe mode.

(The problems didn't start with the hardware upgrade, just escalated.)

so you changed out your motherboard/cpu/memory and did a clean reinstall of windows. so the only things left are video card/harddrive or power. have you updated your video card drivers? also try running chkdsk on the harddrive.


btw i love that screen name

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Hey there,

So just to start things off, I'm 18 and don't really have much technical knowledge when it comes to computer hardware and errors, etc.

I started getting BSODs a while back, but they weren't very frequent, so I uninstalled all the programmes I had on my laptop and it stopped for the most part, so I assumed that was the problem.
As time went on up until now, they have been getting much more frequent, with the error message at the top stating something different each time, getting what seemed more serious. Sometimes when I get 1 BSOD, it would BSOD again on Startup, then again after that, which is rather frustrating haha.
I was reluctant to posting on forums, but it's come to the point of either fixing it logically, or ending up punching the screen xD

I can't really define when it happens, as it's more often some times than others, I have a hinch it has something to do with my graphics card though, as I would be playing a game, then I'd open up a new tab and watch a video then get BSOD at some point.
However it happens (less frequently for the most part) when idle or with minimum programmes running.

The programmes I mainly use on the laptop is:

Google Chrome
Sony Vegas Pro 11 (Video Editing Software)
Total Media Extreme (Personal Video Recording Software)

I can't remember any of the actual error codes, but some of the display messages i can remember are:

Attempt to Execute to Non-Executable Memory
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A:Multiple BSODs, Random Occurences, Multiple Error Codes

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums.

Things we need
A nfo file

To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

BSOD Analyse

Update these(this) driver

Afc.sys Wed Jul 12 07:48:20 2006 (44B48D24)
amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 17:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
archlp.sys Fri Feb 6 13:39:29 2009 (498C2F81)
bcmwl664.sys Wed Jul 8 02:45:04 2009 (4A53EC10)
GEARAspiWDM.sys Mon May 18 14:17:04 2009 (4A1151C0)
hcwhdpvr.sys Wed Mar 7 16:03:30 2012 (4F5778C2)
igdkmd64.sys Fri Jun 3 22:34:06 2011 (4DE9453E)
intelppm.sys Tue Jul 14 01:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD)
MpFilter.sys Fri Mar 9 12:05:26 2012 (4F59E3F6)
yk62x64.sys Mon Sep 28 10:19:31 2009 (4AC07193)
ht... Read more

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Alrighty, so for the past month I've started to see my new gaming PC starting to go down hill. I noticed after about 3 to 4 days of the PC running straight, it begins to slow down and it eventually crashes either in game or mid program boot up. I've had the following BoSD errors with the most common one being first:


I've scanned my drives for errors, ran all of my antivirus programs (malware bytes, glary, registry cleaner, windows defender, spybot S&D, and cCleaner). but none of these are have detected any issues out of the ordinary besides a few file types gone rogue, or some cookies from Chrome. I do these now on a daily basis and haven't had any errors for the past 3 days. Yet I ironically, I just had a memory_management error this morning (which is a new error I've never had before till now). I'm completely out of ideas and I am starting to think that the RAM may be bad possibly. Helps and suggestions would be great.
Thank You

A:BoSD Multiple Times, Multiple Errors

BSOD's caused by atikmdag.sys which is part of the Radeon 7870 ICEQ GHz Edition drivers. Download the latest video driver then re-install it.

It is better if you re-install in safe mode.

Win+C->click on Settings->Click on Power-> Hold down SHIFT key then click on Restart
Click Trouble Shoot->Advanced Option->Startup Settings->Enable Safe Mode then click on Restart
The PC will reboot -> select enable Safe Mode by select the #

Good luck !!!

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Hey really lost on this one as I have not really dealt with BSODS before. I build my computer a couple months ago. Recently while gaming I have had roughly 5 BSODS. They are all for different things it seems like and I have no clue how to fix it. It wont do it while sitting on the computer on firefox or just the desktop but usually an hour into gaming I will start to get them. Any help would be greatly appreciated as my computer did not do this when I first built it! Thank you! I attached my file from your guys tool that you requested. Also I dont know if it makes a difference or not but when the computer crashes, all of my desktop shortcuts will be in random places not where I originally placed them.

A:Multiple differernt BSODS while gaming on multiple games

Please uninstall Avast and use Windows Defender as alternative
Avast - Uninstall Completely - Windows 7 Help Forums

ffffd000`22e0f678 fffff800`1a24289bUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys, Win32 error 0n2*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.sys
ffffd000`248476b0 fffff800`cf57f9a8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswMonFlt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswMonFlt.sys
I recommend to reinstall/update every driver from Gigabyte and remove the Gigabyte software.
The Gigabyte software is known for causing bluescreens.
For reinstalling the GPU drivers, please follow instructions below
Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from Gigabyte. Be sure the clean install box is checked and only install the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver.

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Hello, My name is Sycokitty95

A year ago my computer somehow contracted a Keylogger.rbot. I was able to remove the keylogger fine. I had thought everything was fine after i got my Steam account(s) and Runescape account back. Now, it seems that the keylogger embedded a second part in the recover partition. What i mean is my Gateway computer came with a .ISO already installed on a separate hard-drive. Now, after i got my computer reinstalled. (i like to call it CLEANSED) I thought everything was fine until one I tryed to log into my router to forward some HL2 Server Ports for Counter-Strike and stuff. I noticed that it wouldn't let me in! I didn't think anything of it so i reset the router back to factory settings and logged in with admin account, reset password and forwarded ports. Well then the next i went to log in again to make a password for my WiFi and the password had been changed again! So now i did a full scan with avast,spyware-doctor,panda cloud, and nothing showed.... I am SO confused and i just want my computer back to normal. I have already re-installed windows twice and no luck.

<----------------------------------HIJACKTHIS LOG BELOW------------------------------>

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:59:23 PM, on 7/22/2010
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A:Router Password Changed 5 times


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Hi there, 
Recently I've met a pesky problem in one of my working projects. In the reboot testing, one of our machines couldn't find any usb keyboard or mouse device while they are actually connected, and this occurs once in 600 times rebooting. After checking with
Device Manager, we found that the Intel USB chipset driver was replaced with Microsoft generic USB driver. Under what circumstances will the Intel chipset driver be replaced with Microsoft ones? Is there any ways to know where the Intel chipset drivers are

Thank you.

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I am running Outlook 2003 and Win XP Pro SP3. Both Outlook and Win are set up to adjust for daylight saving time.

The changeover from EST to DST today has changed the time for every meeting in my Outlook 2003 calendar for all dates starting today (Sunday, 08Mar'09). The time for every meeting that occurs today or in the future has been moved forward 1 hour. Any meeting series is correct for any instance before 08Mar'09 and incorrect for any instance on/after 08Mar'09.

I can fix the problem by unselecting the auto adjust for DST and manually changing the time.

It is my understanding that the actual time stored for all Outlook meetings is Zulu time and any conversion is done on the fly.

Any idea what is going on here?

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I've gotten this for a while, when I start my computer, instantly open chrome, start browse, can visit one page, then fails to connect and says network changed, and this repeats several times.

Here is a picture to "explain" the whole thing.

I've disabled all startup items and disabled all non windows services, but the same thing happens.

Anyone who has a clue, thanks.

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I been having alot of bsod lately

i tried many things online but no help

heres my mini dump
thanks in advance
EDIT: added stuff requested on this page

A:BSODs happens to many times

Quote: Originally Posted by nate1579

I been having alot of bsod lately

i tried many things online but no help

heres my mini dump
thanks in advance
EDIT: added stuff requested on this page

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

Seems like an issues with Memory. I would recommend to run Hardware Diagnostic Follow this link for instructions. Hardware Diagnostic !! ? Captain Debugger

Start | CMD | Right Click and Run as administrator | SFC /SCANNOW

Update the Following Drivers

nvm62x64.sys Sat Oct 18 02:31:06 2008
ISODrv64.sys Sat Nov 03 08:51:18 2007
ASACPI.sys Mon Mar 28 08:00:36 2005
Regarding the ASACPI.sys go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename ASACPI.sys to ASACPI.old.

For nVidia check this Driver NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.25 WHQL

ISODrv64.sys is ISODrive - EZB Systems go to thier website and download the appropriate driver.

Hope this helps,

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Hello, I have a question on how to fix my computer. I just built it not too long ago and ever since I have gotten it to run, everytime I play a game I get a BSOD. I have tried to reinstall my drivers, I have tried to downgrade from Windows 8 to 7 and I have tried to fix the error by monitoring my GPU temps. The computer is not overheating so it's not that. I ran a Memory Diagnostic and no problems were found. The only thing left for me to do is come here for help. So please help me. I have noted that it runs like a champ when doing work stuff, it also runs good on games, but it likes to bluescreen everytime I play a game!

Specs and Crash Reports!:

I would really love to play games on my GAMING COMPUTER, these crashes are worrying me. Thank you for your time, whoever reads this!

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Hi. Last year, I bought a new PC for graphical software and gaming. From the beggining it had problems (I was recieving BSODs), so, I tested RAMs. It resulted that RAMs we're bad. I returned them in warrantly. (The PC was assembled by the shop, components we're choosen by me so that aren't any compatibility problems). Ok, so, I recieved new RAMs. But, even now, problems still exist. Now, even more, I recieve artifacts when I open a intensive graphical app (in some cases,even Youtube causes them). The more I stay on that app, more artifacts appear, until I recieve a AMD Display driver crash and, after that, a BSOD (sometimes,it directly gives BSOD, without driver crash). I tried to interchange RAM positions in all possible ways, but it didn't worked.
The GPU can't be placed on the 2nd PCI-E slot, because it is too long, and reaches the HDDs cage. I even tried a BIOS update (it worked, but it didn't helped me). I know that I removed the BIOS battery, I left it about 1 minute out, and put it back. That night, PC worked well. Next morning... The problem appeared again. I also tested CPU and HDDs, and they're all good. Can you guys help me? I remained out of ideas. Thanks!
As the BSODs appears, I will upload screenshots too. I don't have now any screenshots with BSODs. Instead, I used the program from the BSOD help, and I made a log, attached to this post.

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I am completely happy with my Win 7 Pro x64. Recently I noticed my monitors screen blackening. I went straight to Power Options in the Control panel and found my settings of never turn off monitor and never turn off pc. because I have had a bad infected time I had lots of antivirus programs and optimizers. Now my power settings are okay but something is changing the computer. How does it do it. I've gone through checking the optimizers and removing them but the monitor still blacks-out. I can't believe the antivirus programs would be allowed to change my settings. I have always believed Win 7 Pro is so well for the user .Any help please?

A:Some program has changed my monitor times so it closes down

Three things come to mind, assuming this is a config issue: 1) power settings, 2) screen saver settings, 3) video drivers

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So I've been getting bsods with different messages each time a various intervals. Sometimes it can work fine for the whole day and sometimes 3 bsods in a 10 min time frame. I've tried a clean install couple months back, but that didn't seem to do the trick =(

CPU: AMD II X6 1055T

A:Random BSODs at various times

The crashes primarily point to graphics card issues.First: Make sure AMD Vision Engine Control Center is not overclocking your graphics card without your knowledge.
Second: Try older drivers. Start with 11.9 and work your way up to 12.4; see if any provide more stability.

Use the following method to re-install the drivers.
Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For AMD:Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers (this applies to onboard graphics, as well):Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
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I have had several crashes per day for the past few months since I installed Windows 7. I've been searching for a fix forever, but cannot figure out how to fix it. I am fairly confident the issues are RAM-related, however I don't think it could be inherently damaged sticks, because I've tested 3-4 sets of working RAM in the machine and I get the same errors.

Here's a highlight reel of some info from my crash dumps:
Probably caused by : afd.sys ( afd!AfdAllocateMdlChain32+fa )
Probably caused by : cdd.dll ( cdd!DrvMovePointer+a )
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiIdentifyPfn+26f )
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceExit+245 )
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+31f32 )

I've got dozens more, but they all revolve around these sorts of memory related errors. I've downloaded PC Wizard and CPU-Z, but I don't really know how to use them to figure out memory configuration issues, etc. Can anyone help me out?

I'd really like to have some more faith in this machine again!

A:RAM-Related BSODs, Several Times / Day

Hey guys, I fixed one issue, I think - I found a working driver for the Abit Airpace Wifi adapter. I think that was causing some of the issues.

However, I am still getting BSODs, albeit less frequently. Can anyone help me figure out what the other driver might be that's crashing my system? I thought I was up-to-date now!

My undying gratitude goes out to anyone who responds to this

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I have a 2.5 year old Dell XPS M1530 running Windows 7 Professional (x86). Vista came pre-installed and I installed my current OS a little over a year ago, and have never re-installed it.

A:BSODs at random times

Firstly, McAfee needs to be removed - it is a known cause of BSOD on some Windows 7 systems. Use this removal tool when McAfee is removed: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

Replace it with MSE please: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

These need UPDATING:

bcmwl6.sys Sat Oct 13 11:29:48 2007
iaStor.sys Thu Apr 26 06:27:47 2007
OEM02Dev.sys Thu Oct 11 15:29:05 2007
OEM02Vfx.sys Mon Mar 05 23:45:03 2007
rimmptsk.sys Thu Jun 25 19:58:09 2009
rimsptsk.sys Thu Jun 25 19:10:46 2009
rixdptsk.sys Thu Jun 25 19:25:57 2009
stwrt.sys Sat Feb 16 11:36:49 2008
tcusb.sys Sun Aug 05 13:58:14 2007

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

If problem persists, do a memory test and run it for at least 7 passes (6-8 hours): RAM - Test with Memtest86+


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- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
- Original OS is on the system
- OEM: Came pre-installed on custom build

- Age of system and OS installation: 14 months.

Windows 7 gives frequent BSODs at seemingly random times, but often when mutiple programs are being used, such as IE & Open Office & iTunes, or during full virus scans (Norton 360, SuperAntSpyware - but not both at the same time, of course).

IE9 frequently stops and restarts itself.

The WIE of hard drive data throughput was originally over 7 but now has dropped to 5.9

I suspect there is a bad RAM stick (replacements are on the way), but also suspect that there are other problems.

Many thanks

A:BSODs at Random Times and Low WEI

20 of 39 directly point to memory management, another 8 indirectly. Usually related to a driver and in this case your year old Norton is my best guess.

I would remove and replace at least to test with Microsoft Security Essentials\

Symantec is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Old drivers needing updating

regi.sys 4/16/2007 11:19:10 AM fffff880`09975000 fffff880`0997d000 0x00008000 0x462393ee
chdrvr02.sys 11/23/2008 1:35:52 AM fffff880`082d2000 fffff300`082d3880 0xfffffa8000001880 0x4928ebb8
chdrvr03.sys 11/23/2008 1:36:00 AM fffff880`06a5a000 fffff880`06a5ca00 0x00002a00 0x4928ebc0
chdrvr01.sys 1/13/2009 12:14:46 AM fffff880`06af6000 a83595f5`06b31b00 0xa8359d750003bb00 0x496c1536

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Hello -

I've gotten about a half dozen BSODs on my main desktop machine at home over the last 6 months or so. The most recent occurrence, which for some reason did not generate a minidump file, happened yesterday while I was remoted into the machine. The machine was also doing a number of other things at the time of the crash, including running an instance of virtualbox that I use for web development.

Thanks in advance. I am totally clueless when it comes to BSOD-related stuff, so any insight is appreciated.

Windows 7
- x64
- NOT the original installation of the machine
- version is a volume license that I am able to use because of my employment

- I have owned the system about a year; I think it's about 2.5 years old
- OS installation is about a year old (I did it right after buying it)

A:BSODs at particularly inopportune times


These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (`c0000005) (probably a driver).
Please run these tw o 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!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.


*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 a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a ... Read more

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Joined the forum to try and sort the BSODs my laptop keeps having with increasing regularity. I have done most of the basics, I think, updated drivers & firmware, ran hard drive & memory tests, but they keep happening. Have attached the file from SF Diagnostics and would appreciate any guidance or insight you can provide. Thanks.

A:Random BSODs at various times

Oksomoto you say you have done all the drivers and everything I have looked at seems to point the finger at the graphics so could you run this update again Drivers | GeForce and see if it does anything.

By the way could you let us now what the temps are in your machine please run this to find them and please post back what they are
Speccy - Download

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Hoping someone can help me. I have been trying to watch TV and Movies online (streaming) and the speeds are so slow. I called my provider and had them increase my speeds twice this week. Still is taking up to 3 hours to stream a video. Can't figure out why. I am running Windows 7 , 64 bit. I have a Duo Core 2.50 GHZ , 6 GB memory computer. I have been using both Internet Explorer and Foxfire. My latest speed test results were 17.1 mbps download, 386 kbps upload and 142 ping ( if that helps any) Why are my streams so slow? My friends computer can steam a video without any problems. Does anyone have any idea why it is doing this or if there is a way I can increase my streams? Also using the latest Divx available.

A:changed provider 2 times this week still slow Internet!

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I work for a company that is an authorized lenovo reseller.  Over the last year 3 of the A8 m78 units we have sold have failed unexpectantly right out of warranty. 3-4 months after the warranty end date the unit unexpectantly ceases to work.  Is there any recourse for this?  Units failing unexpectantly happen but to have 3 of the same A8 m78 units fail right out of their warranty ending seems like a special case.

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Hi all,
I made a post regarding this issue back in December but never received any replies, and that thread seems to have been deleted. Please let me know if there is any issue with this post so I can rectify it.

As in the title, I am suffering from recurrent BSODs with my laptop. I can't tie them to any particular event; they occur while gaming, word-processing, browsing or even at idle while I'm not at the computer.

I've attached the required files as extracted by the SF diagnostic tool, as well as the output from windbg for each of the dump files to try to save you some time.
My understanding of these is limited, however the "probably caused by:" section of these is dominated by "csrss.exe" and "memory_corruption".

I have done a bit of googling around these issues and have subsequently run memtest86 and chkdsk, both seemed fine.

Please help me if you can as this problem is starting to drive me nuts.
Thanks in advance.

A:Ongoing BSODs at random times

Test your HDD with Seatools for DOS. Take both the short generic test and the long generic test.
* Be careful that your storage controller mode is AHCI.

Let us know the results.

BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc4000a870, ffffffffc000000e, 38820860, fffff8800150edc4}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032b2278
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008268b30, fffffa8008268e10, fffff800033d7270}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : csrss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner

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Hope you geniuses can help me out. I end up with a BSOD every time I use my computer. This is guaranteed to happen when I am away from the computer and it is locked or sitting doing nothing. It appears to happen when interacting with applications such as clicking on a tab in Google Chrome or simply opening My computer.

The last BSOD was for Win32k.sys which is quite common, but I forget any others. I removed MSI afterburner as it appeared to use RTCore64 or some other driver that caused a crash. I still had crashes after that so proceeded to install EVGA PRECISION for GPU management even though I know it will still crash, which it has, as it also uses RTCore64. If any more information is needed let me know. Thanks very much for your time!

Edit: The SF Diag Tool crashed when trying to grab Update Log, CPU-Z and MGADIAG
Memory Diagnostics results show no errors

A:Couple of BSODs at random times

Welcome to the forum Pwnzaz,

Please post this report:Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I am repeatedly getting the BSOD: BAD_POOL_HEADER. I have installed BlueScreenView and the issue seems to be with tcpip.sys and ntoskrnl.exe.

I have already installed the drivers for my Wireless Network Adapter and that hasn't seemed to change anything. What else could I attempt?

I think there may be some driver conflict as I've had various encounters with BSODs in the past but they then seemed to go away. I'll include 052514-19171-01.dmp which is the tcpip.sys issue and also the others.

The one which includes the dxgkrnl.sys will be the BSOD I encountered during gaming. The Multi-User Win32 Driver could have been the BSOD I was encountering each time I shut my computer down. I thought I should include these as it could be due to some sort of clash - if not then it can't help to include them.

Many thanks in advance!

A:BAD_POOL_HEADER - Three times in one hour and other BSODs

No BSOD for about 6 hours now - seems okay. I deleted many applications that could have interfered such as BitTorrent and just common applications that are known to go wrong such as VirtualCD.

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Hello, all! I've been having some trouble with my custom-built PC lately. I get BSODs every now and then and WhoCrashed tells me the problem is Hal.dll. The crash has happened while streaming video, playing games, and while idling with no programs running. My temps stay pretty low as the room my PC is in is pretty cold because of the weather so I don't think overheating is an issue. I do not think I am overclocking anything (GPu is a GTX780 Superclocked. Factory overclocked?) and I am pretty sure that all my drivers are up to date, too. Uploaded my debug thinger. Hope someone can help!

A:Windows 7 BSODs happening at different times - Hal.dll

Since nobody helped me I'll be a gent and help you ; a Hal.dll BSOD sounds a lot like a video card related problem. HAL means hardware abstraction layer. Try patching the driver and see if that helps. Best of luck.

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My system has been crashing on a regular basis for the last month or two. Here's what I've done:

Ran MEMTEST86+. No problems.

Ran a CPU stress test. No problems.

Ran CHKDSK on the drives after crashes. Various problems fixed on various drives.

Ran sfc /scannow. No problems reported.

Checked all connections in the PC, specially the power connections. Nothing obviously wrong.

Visually inspected the motherboard for problems. Nothing seen.

Reseated the video and memory cards.

Bought a new motherboard, CPU and DVD RW. The components that remain from the old system are the memory (but only running half of the DIMMs), the 750W power supply, the drives, the video card and the case. Still having problems.

Ran the diagnostics package provided by ASUS. After running the stress tests for several hours, the diagnostic would report that all was well and then the system would BSOD a few minutes later.

Some crashes seem to occur after the system wakes up from Sleep.

Because the new CPU has integrated graphics, I removed the video card. Still having problems.

Noticed the suggestion to use Driver Verifier in this forum. Enabled Driver Verifier yesterday following the instructions in the Driver Verifier thread. The system crashed when trying to start Windows 7. Tried it several times and then turned off Driver Verifier in Safe Mode this morning.

I've attached the information described as needed for BSOD analysis. This includes some dumps from the Driver Verifier and some from ... Read more

A:Numerous BSODs at various times doing various things


From your logs:


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck C4, {e1, fffff98001540f9c, 0, 0}
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\uim_vimx64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for uim_vimx64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for uim_vimx64.sys
Probably caused by : uim_vimx64.sys ( uim_vimx64+1a2ce )
If you still have Driver Verifier running please stop.

Uninstall Paragon Image Mounter (UIM) Plugin driver as it is contributing
to your BSOD's.

Uninstall any registry tweak programs installed.

This is overclocking software and can lead to system instability
and often BSOD's. Reset all components to their stock speeds and then
remove the software:


Start Menu\Programs\ASUS
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite 3
And all other Asus Bloatware.
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Free up the startup/Disable Startup Programs as you have many entries:

1. Click on the Start button
2. Type “msconfig" (without quotes),... Read more

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I'm getting varying bluescreens and sometimes even crashes at random times. When these crashes occur, my screen just goes black and Windows starts normally as if nothing had happened, without leaving a dump file, whereas the bluescreens always leave one behind.
The most common BSODs are UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, but I've had different ones appear in the past.
I've been having these issues with my PC ever since I built it 9 months ago.
I have tried solving this many different times, but I never managed to get this PC working properly. I have already gone through following troubleshooting steps:
Tested my CPU with stress tests and Intel's "Processor Diagnostic Tool". PC crashed a few times so I replaced the CPU.Stress tested the GPU (monitored temps, always below 80C at full load)Tested both RAM sticks, separately and together, for 12 hours each with memtest86 (no errors)Replaced the motherboardReplaced the power supplyRemoved all components apart from the essentials (CPU, MB, RAM, GPU, PSU, SSD)Fully formatted all drives and reinstalled Win10 multiple times.Ran Driver Verifier on a fresh install with only Microsoft drivers selected. This led to my PC locking up and not starting. Whenever it booted up after that, DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION popped up and afterwards it said "Windows couldn't load correctly". The only way to get the PC working again from that point was to do a system restore. (I did this multiple times,... Read more

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