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Windows 7: BSOD (sort of)


27 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD (sort of)

Hello experts,

I am new to this forum, and having some freezing problems with my laptop. I bought it just over a month ago, and I have been having freezes ever since I bought it (if I remember it correctly I had a freeze even before installing any programs or removing any bloatware). I am not sure if I should call it a BSOD, since I really don't get either a blue or black screen. The computer just totally freezes. I can still se the screen, but it is locked and no input att all has any effect. Sometimes it has frozen when some type of sound is running in the background, then the last sound to be played out seems to be looped or something, but very very short loop which makes it sound like a constant noise.

As it seems like it's no regular crash, I do not get any memory dump from it either, so I have not been able to analyze it for any additional info. The freezes seems to occur almost in total randomness, sometimes I can go a day or two without freezes, and then I get three freezes in three hours.

I would prefer to be able to fix the problem myself even though I have warranty since I am not in the country of purchase at the moment and will probably not be for a couple of months.

Running driver verifier at he moment according to found instructions, will see if anything different happens with it.

It's a ASUS U41JF with core i5 CPU running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Please ask if you need more information on the system. I have also updated to SP1 with no improvement, and also updated the graphics driver.

The exact specs seems to only be available in swedish, here is a link to the computer, most specs should be understandable even if you don't know swedish.
Komplett.se - ASUS U41JF 14" HD
I hope anyone can point me in good direction on tests to run.


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28 Apr 2011   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
The files will give us a clue why your system is freezing.
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29 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

I've uploaded the requested file. The minidump file seems to have no connection to the crashes however, since that is the latest dump file available and crashes has been occurring around twice a day since then without generating ant new dump file.

I've run the windows 7 built in memory test MdSched.exe without it finding any error. Will try to run memtest also.

Still can't find anything particurlarly wrong, and the freezes are starting to drive me crazy, especially since it takes about 4 mins to start the computer after a freeze (seems very long for a new laptop with not much stuff installed after the purchase, and with the given specs).

I hope this gives some more information to anyone who can help me.
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29 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems as if you've edited the report. It is not in its standard format. There is also one BSOD from March that blames your Nvidia on board sound

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Please enable driver verifier - Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Mon Mar 28 14:27:52.699 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 20:25:36.103
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvhda64v.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvhda64v.sys
Probably caused by : nvhda64v.sys ( nvhda64v+231c )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xD1
PROCESS_NAME:  audiodg.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xD1_nvhda64v+231c
BiosReleaseDate = 11/11/2010
SystemManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
SystemProductName = U41JF
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29 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgorman87 View Post
It seems as if you've edited the report. It is not in its standard format. There is also one BSOD from March that blames your Nvidia on board sound

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Please enable driver verifier - Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Mon Mar 28 14:27:52.699 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 20:25:36.103
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvhda64v.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvhda64v.sys
Probably caused by : nvhda64v.sys ( nvhda64v+231c )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xD1
PROCESS_NAME:  audiodg.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xD1_nvhda64v+231c
BiosReleaseDate = 11/11/2010
SystemManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
SystemProductName = U41JF
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Hmmm, it seems that I was running the wrong app when generating the data, I used another one I found on the forum (with a GUI) and thought it was the same one. Here should be a correct one. I also noticed the error with the nvidia sound driver which seems to be the one coming from the mini dump. However, then it seems reasonable that I would get a new mini dump with the same errors on every crash. However, none of the crashes seems to generate any memory dump at all. I've tried to enable driver verifier. Had it running for about a day or two with it, didn't notice any increased number of crashing, and with it running I still did not get any memory dump when crashing.

Could there be some clue in it not generating a memory dump file? Or that I don't get a real blue screen, I only get att total lockup of the system (I see on the screen the same thing as just before the crash, I just can't do anything at all, not even move the mouse, like it's stuck in time)?

Should I test anything else when having driver verifier running?

And also thanks for your help!
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29 Apr 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The only thing that I noticed in your report that could be causing your system to freeze up deals with Google Update. I also saw network errors. Try updating your Atheros driver
ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows

Please uninstall Poker Stars. It looks as if it is crashing a lot in your app event logs.

I don't show your computer blue screening besides the one time back in March. After you enable driver verifier use your computer how you normally would. If after 48 hours you don't receive a blue screen then you can disable it

Code:
Event [1040]:
   Log Name: System
   Source: Service Control Manager
   Date: 2011-04-28T21: 12:18.403
   Event ID: 7000
   Task: N / A
   Level: Error
   Opcode: N / A
   Keyword: Classic
   User: N / A
   User Name: N / A
   Computer: Mark-Computer
   Description:
 The Google Update Service (gupdate) failed to start because the following error:
 The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely manner.

 Event [1041]:
   Log Name: System
   Source: Service Control Manager
   Date: 2011-04-28T21: 12:18.403
   Event ID: 7009
   Task: N / A
   Level: Error
   Opcode: N / A
   Keyword: Classic
   User: N / A
   User Name: N / A
   Computer: Mark-Computer
   Description:
 A Timeout (60000 ms) occurred while waiting for the Google Update Service (gupdate) would join.
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30 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tips.

I managed to update the Atheros driver (allthough it didn't let me at first since it claimed it already had the latest driver) and uninstall Pokerstars.

But I suspect something strange is going on with the Google software. It seems as if the computer came preinstalled with Google Chrome, and it wont let me uninstall it. I've tried to uninstall it from the control panel, and I've also tried looking into the folder structure of it. If I look in the Google folder inside applications I find four subfolters: Chrome, Common, CrashReports and Update. Inside most of them are more folders, with some executables, chrome.exe, GoogleUpdate.exe, setup.exe among others. I've tried running all of them, but nothing happens for any of them. And I don't feel comfortable in just deleting the Google folder either.
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30 Apr 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Umaro View Post
Thanks for the tips.

I managed to update the Atheros driver (allthough it didn't let me at first since it claimed it already had the latest driver) and uninstall Pokerstars.

But I suspect something strange is going on with the Google software. It seems as if the computer came preinstalled with Google Chrome, and it wont let me uninstall it. I've tried to uninstall it from the control panel, and I've also tried looking into the folder structure of it. If I look in the Google folder inside applications I find four subfolters: Chrome, Common, CrashReports and Update. Inside most of them are more folders, with some executables, chrome.exe, GoogleUpdate.exe, setup.exe among others. I've tried running all of them, but nothing happens for any of them. And I don't feel comfortable in just deleting the Google folder either.
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