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Windows 7: Intermittent BSOD

13 Sep 2010   #1

Windows7 x64
Intermittent BSOD

Hi folks, im new here and would appreciate some advice/help

i recently built a system which has been giving me problems for a few weeks. every time i think i have the bugs worked out another crash/BSOD happens. first it was bad RAM, then it was Vid Card, even the DVD Rom at one point. anyway i systematically checked, replaced, and checked again for hardware conflicts.

everything has been running smoothly for a few weeks, and now i get two BSOD(on different days)
i tried analyzing the dmp files myself, but cant make much of it. if anyone would be so kind as to check 'em over for me it would be greatly appreciated. This PC is for a friend and they are getting quite impatient

Thanks in advance!!

system info:

Win7 x86
Intel i5 750 Quad
Gigabyte P55 Mobo
1GB HIS HD Radeon Vid Card
(2)WD 500GB HD

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Unfortunately, the BSOD's don't reveal a whole bunch. They seem to hint at a hardware problem, so please start with these free diagnostics:

Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your next post.
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:
FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
Prime95 download site: Free Software - GIMPS
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
This won't necessarily crash the system - but check the output in the test window for errors.
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.
Two other video stress tests (may be more stressful than FurMark):
Video Memory stress Test - ะœะ˜ะ NVIDIA / ะฃั‚ะธะปะธั‚ั‹ / VMT
Artifact Locator - ะœะ˜ะ NVIDIA / ะฃั‚ะธะปะธั‚ั‹ / Artifact Locator
Sorry, but I don't read the language that this website is made in.
If that doesn't nail down the problem, please post back and we'll see what else we can try.


Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep  2 20:06:17.304 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:57.662
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep  2 19:55:10.920 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 9:00:19.278
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2010   #3

Windows7 x64

thanks usamsa, i will try each of these tests in order and report back with any results.
once again, thank you for the info
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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