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Windows 7: Continual Random BSODs on Win 7 Pro x86

03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
Continual Random BSODs on Win 7 Pro x86

Hi all,

For many many weeks now, I have been receiving BSODs on my Win 7 Pro x86 (32 bit) machine. I have no clue as to the cause of these BSODs as the hardware is new (8-10 months old) and I try to keep all software/drivers as updated as possible.

The BSODs are random and occur just after the "Starting Windows" screen, or just after logging into windows, or even in the middle of doing work. I'm not sure whether it's something installed on my computer or whether it is a faulty hard disk or RAM or something. Even a fresh installation of windows wouldn't fix the BSODs. Sometimes my computer would go in BSOD/restart/BSOD loops multiple times until it would eventually enter windows some time later when one of the start-ups was stable enough

Also, on some occasions I get system messages saying that a program/file is corrupted and can't be accessed OR a program must now be terminated as some of its critical files can't be accessed. Sometimes a BSOD would result shortly after the message.

I've attached the relevant files below.
Any help at all would be appreciated!

System Specs:
OS: Win 7 Pro x86 (32-bit)
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
Memory: 6GB RAM
Graphics: ASUS nVidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB

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03 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Seems to be Zone Alarm.
Make sure it is completely removed and replace with the windows firewall
This should stop the BSODs
Make sure this driver is completely removed
vsdatant.sys
You can check by going to search by the start button. Type cmd
in cmd type driverquery
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03 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Seems to be Zone Alarm.
Make sure it is completely removed and replace with the windows firewall
This should stop the BSODs
Make sure this driver is completely removed
vsdatant.sys
You can check by going to search by the start button. Type cmd
in cmd type driverquery
Thanks richc46 for you quick response!

Yes, I did notice something about vsdatant.sys appearing in the crash dump files.

But I'm still not quite sure about how exactly does removing Zone Alarm stop those BSODs I get just after the "Starting Windows" screen when windows hasn't even loaded yet??
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03 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Why not test
Go to search button
type msconfig
In msconfig, untick zone alarm. It shouild not startup on boot.
Lets see if that works.
How it causes the BSOD is that maybe as soon as it loads it causes problems. I can only go by what is shown on the report.
All I know is that Zone Alarm, somehow, is involved with the BSOD, so lets dump it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Why not test
Go to search button
type msconfig
In msconfig, untick zone alarm. It shouild not startup on boot.
Lets see if that works.
How it causes the BSOD is that maybe as soon as it loads it causes problems. I can only go by what is shown on the report.
All I know is that Zone Alarm, somehow, is involved with the BSOD, so lets dump it.
Thanks once again! Will try this and post back here if any further issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I hope to see you many more times at the Forum, but hope its not because of the BSODs. I hope that they are history.
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