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Windows 7: Constant BSOD

17 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Good job; you got them all. Thanks. Your hard disk looks fine and is probably not the problem.

I went back through a couple of your dumps. One of them blamed ntkrnlmp.exe, which is a Windows system core driver and very unlikely to be the real cause. However, it also blamed avguard.exe, which is an Avira file. Avira is known to cause BSOD's on some Win 7 systems and it was definitely involved in this crash. I suggest that you uninstall Avira and download and install Microsoft Security Essentials in it place. See if this helps your system.

After you have uninstalled Avira, enable Driver Verifier again. Remember, it will cause a BSOD if it finds a faulty driver. If Driver Verifier does not find a faulty dirver or if it blames Windows system drivers, I suggest you test your RAM with Memtest from a cold boot after your computer has been off for a while. Let it run for at least seven passes which will take 6-8 hours. After you test your RAM, try removing all but one stick and see if you get BSOD's.

Because most of your BSOD's are occurring shortly after bootup, it could be a PSU problem. Check all of your cables and wires and make sure they are secure. Do you have another known good power supply you could try in your system?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Alrighty thanks, I'll try that soon with Avira, aswell as the memory test.

And about the PSU, I only have one. But, I think it could be the problem too.
I have a XFX GTS 250, you think that's sucking a bit too much out of a 550w PSU? Because that's what I got installed now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

Right, I uninstalled Avira and replaced it with Microsoft security Essentials.
System has been running fine over the last couple of days, but has BSOD's at random occasions (which I can't afford to have).

As you said, I ran driver verifier after I uninstalled Avira and I received a 0x0000000A BSOD.
I made an updated .zip including the last .dmp and put it in my attachment.

Which driver is failing mind me asking?
In the meantime i'll run memtest.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I can't really say because I do not know what all is on your system and the total power demands. But there are wattage calculators online where you can calculate what PSU you need. Keep in mind that PSU output decreases as the power supply gets older.

Your latest dump does not appear to be a Driver Verifier enabled dump. It does not point out any driver; rather it blames pool corruption (memory corruption).
Error code A, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a13000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c50e50
Debug session time: Thu Nov 18 06:38:24.011 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:14.088
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80002aa32b3}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+1745 )

Followup: Pool_corruption

2: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.  This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, bitfield :
    bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: fffff80002aa32b3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002cbb0e0


fffff800`02aa32b3 488b09          mov     rcx,qword ptr [rcx]





IRP_ADDRESS:  ffffffffffffff89

TRAP_FRAME:  fffff880031b5370 -- (.trap 0xfffff880031b5370)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffff880031b5f80 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff80002aa32b3 rsp=fffff880031b5500 rbp=0000000000000000
 r8=fffff880031b5608  r9=fffff880031b5600 r10=0000000000000002
r11=fffff80002aa27d0 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na pe cy
fffff800`02aa32b3 488b09          mov     rcx,qword ptr [rcx] ds:5530:00000000`00000000=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LOCK_ADDRESS:  fffff80002c87400 -- (!locks fffff80002c87400)

Resource @ nt!PiEngineLock (0xfffff80002c87400)    Available

WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Flink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.

WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Blink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.

1 total locks

    Lock address  : 0xfffff80002c87400
    Thread Count  : 0
    Thread address: 0x0000000000000000
    Thread wait   : 0x0

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff80002a82ca9 to fffff80002a83740

fffff880`031b5228 fffff800`02a82ca9 : 00000000`0000000a 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`031b5230 fffff800`02a81920 : 80000001`1c889963 fffff980`026f8ee0 fffffa80`035599b0 fffff800`02c0fb40 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`031b5370 fffff800`02aa32b3 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02ab0668 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`031b5500 fffff800`02a600c7 : 00000000`00000001 fffff8a0`03828060 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!IopCompleteRequest+0xae3
fffff880`031b55d0 fffff800`02a36bb5 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiDeliverApc+0x1d7
fffff880`031b5650 fffff800`02bb6ae8 : fffff8a0`03828060 00000000`00000040 00000000`00000003 00000000`00000001 : nt!KiCheckForKernelApcDelivery+0x25
fffff880`031b5680 fffff800`02e34d66 : fffff8a0`0024a720 fffff8a0`00047890 00000000`69634d43 fffff800`000004ef : nt!ExDeferredFreePool+0x1745
fffff880`031b5730 fffff800`02db5bf0 : fffff880`0000001d fffff880`031b5830 fffff8a0`03867600 0053002b`0000001d : nt!CmpCallCallBacks+0x4f6
fffff880`031b5800 fffff800`02dc67f3 : fffffa80`05cbbb10 fffff880`031b5d80 fffff8a0`00022010 fffff8a0`00021a74 : nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x1394b
fffff880`031b5880 fffff800`02d7ce84 : fffff800`02d5ccc0 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`05cbbb10 fffff800`02f16a00 : nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x2e020
fffff880`031b5b50 fffff800`02d81e4d : fffffa80`05cbbb10 fffff880`031b5cb0 00000000`00000240 fffffa80`04659a50 : nt!ObpLookupObjectName+0x585
fffff880`031b5c50 fffff800`02d60dcc : 00000000`000007ff 00000000`00000000 fffff8a0`03867600 00000000`00000000 : nt!ObOpenObjectByName+0x1cd
fffff880`031b5d00 fffff800`02d63fca : fffff880`031b60b8 fffffa80`00020019 fffff880`031b6050 00000000`00000000 : nt!CmOpenKey+0x28a
fffff880`031b5e50 fffff800`02a82993 : 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02a82993 fffffa80`04648b60 fffff880`031b5f20 : nt!NtOpenKey+0x12
fffff880`031b5e90 fffff800`02a7ef30 : fffff800`02cf4498 ffffffff`800001e0 fffff800`02e2e9ae 00000000`00000001 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
fffff880`031b6028 fffff800`02cf4498 : ffffffff`800001e0 fffff800`02e2e9ae 00000000`00000001 fffff800`02d24c9f : nt!KiServiceLinkage
fffff880`031b6030 fffff800`02e69afc : 00000000`00000001 ffffffff`800001c8 00000000`00000000 fffff880`031b6150 : nt!IopOpenRegistryKeyEx+0x38
fffff880`031b6090 fffff800`02e69ced : ffffffff`800001e0 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : nt!PnpIsDeviceInstanceEnabled+0x15c
fffff880`031b6100 fffff800`02e69ecf : 00000000`00000000 fffff980`015c4fd0 fffff800`02e69e40 ffffffff`80000140 : nt!PnpIsAnyDeviceInstanceEnabled+0x13d
fffff880`031b61a0 fffff800`02e6b4e7 : fffff880`031b62d8 fffff880`10bcf0e8 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!PnpPrepareDriverLoading+0x8f
fffff880`031b6280 fffff800`02efec30 : 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 fffff880`031b6828 ffffffff`80000150 : nt!IopLoadDriver+0x5d7
fffff880`031b6550 fffff800`02d3d794 : fffff880`031b6860 00000000`00000000 00000000`c0000023 00000000`00000000 : nt!PipCallDriverAddDeviceQueryRoutine+0x390
fffff880`031b6650 fffff800`02d3daa2 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff880`031b6860 fffff880`031b6828 : nt!RtlpCallQueryRegistryRoutine+0xf4
fffff880`031b66d0 fffff800`02e6ebcc : fffffa80`04bff010 00000000`00000000 00000000`c0000034 fffff880`031b6828 : nt!RtlQueryRegistryValues+0x17e
fffff880`031b67a0 fffff800`02e70362 : fffffa80`04bfe890 fffffa80`04bff010 00000000`00000001 fffff980`0000004c : nt!PipCallDriverAddDevice+0x45c
fffff880`031b6950 fffff800`02e707fc : fffffa80`05bba220 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!PipProcessDevNodeTree+0x2b2
fffff880`031b6bc0 fffff800`02b85382 : 00000001`00000003 00000000`00000000 00000000`32706e50 00000000`00000084 : nt!PiProcessStartSystemDevices+0x7c
fffff880`031b6c10 fffff800`02a90961 : fffff800`02b85080 fffff800`02edae01 fffffa80`04648b00 00000000`00000000 : nt!PnpDeviceActionWorker+0x302
fffff880`031b6cb0 fffff800`02d27c06 : fffff800`02bcb78e fffffa80`04648b60 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`039e49e0 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
fffff880`031b6d40 fffff800`02a61c26 : fffff880`02f64180 fffffa80`04648b60 fffff880`02f6efc0 00000000`00000008 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`031b6d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`031b7000 fffff880`031b1000 fffff880`031b58c0 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16


fffff800`02bb6ae8 90              nop


SYMBOL_NAME:  nt!ExDeferredFreePool+1745

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  Pool_corruption

IMAGE_NAME:  Pool_Corruption


MODULE_NAME: Pool_Corruption

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xA_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+1745

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xA_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+1745

Followup: Pool_corruption
Post your Memtest results. Errors, if any, will show on your screen in red.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

Righteo, i'll post sometime tomorrow. I'll try leave it overnight.
Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

You are welcome. "See" you tomorrow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64

It's been a few day's now.
Havn't seen a BSOD since.
I think uninstalling avira did it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

That is good news and the news we like to hear. Thank you for updating us. I hope your problem is behind you. Happy computing!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

You are welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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