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Windows 7: Frequent BSODs - 30 to 60 minutes apart

27 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Frequent BSODs - 30 to 60 minutes apart

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

- age of system (hardware) is almost one year (custom built Nov 2009)
- age of OS installation is same as hardware (OS not re-installed)

Everything has been working well for almost a year. Starting about three days ago, my system will barely stay available for 30-60 minutes at a time


Have already tried SFC /SCANNOW.

Please help!!!


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28 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
Is this one too difficult to figure out?

Does anyone have a clue about this one?
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows Server 2008 R2

Yup, although the dump isn't entirely helpful. It appears that there is some corruption in the dump, likely by a driver, but the dump did not capture the failure, only the corruption after the fact. Please enable driver verifier, and get us another dump.
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28 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
Thanks for checking - could not get back into Windows with Verifier ON

Some more clues:

My system appears stable (for at least half a day) after I reloaded my last saved BIOS profile (just thought to give it a try)

When I turn Verifier ON, Windows will not boot
1 - Keep seeing Windows logo and then a quick BSOD before almost showing my desktop or
2 - Windows logo keeps displaying indefinitely or
3 - Disk check is requested then repeat 1 and 2 above

I was only able to get back to Windows during bootup by requesting to load the 'last successful configuration'. Even Safe Mode wouldn't work.

Once I got back into Windows, I created another BSOD file and perfmon report (see attached). I ran Verifier to see if anything had been logged, but there wasn't anything there when I displayed existing settings.

So, I assume there is some driver that is enabled during bootup that is causing my problems.

Do you see any more clues that might help? Thanks for your time!!!
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28 Aug 2010   #5

Windows Server 2008 R2

According to the latest dump, you had a processor error:

0: kd> .time
Debug session time: Fri Aug 27 18:30:04.970 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.438

0: kd> .bugcheck
Bugcheck code 00000124
Arguments 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`06ca9748 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000

0: kd> kn
 # Child-SP          RetAddr           Call Site
00 fffff880`035c46f0 fffff800`034cba89 nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
01 fffff880`035c4c10 fffff800`033ad667 nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
02 fffff880`035c4c40 fffff800`03315c45 nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
03 fffff880`035c4c80 fffff800`0328e961 nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
04 fffff880`035c4cb0 fffff800`03525c06 nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
05 fffff880`035c4d40 fffff800`0325fc26 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
06 fffff880`035c4d80 00000000`00000000 nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16

0: kd> !errrec fffffa8006ca9748
Section 2     : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor    @ fffffa8006ca9858
Section       @ fffffa8006ca99e0
Offset        : 664
Length        : 264
Flags         : 0x00000000
Severity      : Fatal

Error         : Internal unclassified (Proc 0 Bank 5)
  Status      : 0xfa00000000400405
If you enable verifier and you bugcheck, I think you may be right. It's probably useful to do a memtest, Prime95, and FurMark stress tests to verify your hardware really is not showing an issue that could be causing these, but if those pass, you're going to need to take a close look at what you've got installed that would have boot-critical drivers other than the OS itself.
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