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Windows 7: BSODs in new machine I put together


14 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSODs in new machine I put together

Hi,

I thought the screens had gone away since I had like 3 days of BSOD free computer. But the deal is I put together a computer with the following parts:

MB: H61M-P23 (MS-7680)
RAM: 4Gb DDR3 Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
PSU: Generic one 600W
Processor: i3 Intel Sandy Bridge
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HDD: 500 Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3 Gb/s 16 Mb cache ST3500418AS
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 1000, the ones integrated in the MB and processor

All parts are new, less than a month. It's the first OS install in all of them.

The thing is even during the first install of Win 7, when the installation screen said "Expanding Files" I got a bluescreen which I was not able to see the error message.
After trying a couple more times I was able to install the OS.
As it is now, the system boots correctly, I can use the OS perfectly, create, delete files, browse, read usb drives, and install programs. BUT every once in a while, maybe once a every other day in average I get a bluescreen, I've seen 3 different errors come by (complete report as pero BSOD posting rules is attached). Processor performance and RAM performance also look ok to me. Performance report is also attached.

I haven't been able to get rid of the blue screens so far. Any help is highly appreciated. It is the first computer I put together and I would very much see it work correctly.

I wonder if it is a hardware thing, or if it was a faulty installation of windows. I had never received a BSOD during windows installation, that is moving me into thinking it is hardware but not sure how to pinpoint what part is doing the fuzz.

Thanks in advance for your time all!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amonterou View Post
Hi,

I thought the screens had gone away since I had like 3 days of BSOD free computer. But the deal is I put together a computer with the following parts:

MB: H61M-P23 (MS-7680)
RAM: 4Gb DDR3 Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
PSU: Generic one 600W
Processor: i3 Intel Sandy Bridge
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HDD: 500 Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3 Gb/s 16 Mb cache ST3500418AS
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 1000, the ones integrated in the MB and processor

All parts are new, less than a month. It's the first OS install in all of them.

The thing is even during the first install of Win 7, when the installation screen said "Expanding Files" I got a bluescreen which I was not able to see the error message.
After trying a couple more times I was able to install the OS.
As it is now, the system boots correctly, I can use the OS perfectly, create, delete files, browse, read usb drives, and install programs. BUT every once in a while, maybe once a every other day in average I get a bluescreen, I've seen 3 different errors come by (complete report as pero BSOD posting rules is attached). Processor performance and RAM performance also look ok to me. Performance report is also attached.

I haven't been able to get rid of the blue screens so far. Any help is highly appreciated. It is the first computer I put together and I would very much see it work correctly.

I wonder if it is a hardware thing, or if it was a faulty installation of windows. I had never received a BSOD during windows installation, that is moving me into thinking it is hardware but not sure how to pinpoint what part is doing the fuzz.

Thanks in advance for your time all!!

Most of these were caused by memory corruption (usually by an un-named driver) Please run these


Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.



Driver verifier

Quote:
I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

I ran Memtest, and only in the first pass it had over 500 errors. Is that definitively a memory module malfunction? or motherboard slot gone bad? The motherboard as well as the RAM are new..what are the odds.
And I tried moving the RAM module to the other slot and the same results and even had a couple of bluescreens.
I tried modifying some latency issues I saw in some forums, but that didn't help.

What else can I try?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Cheap power supplies can cause damage electronics like motherboards, disks, ram sticks, etc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amonterou View Post
Hi,

I ran Memtest, and only in the first pass it had over 500 errors. Is that definitively a memory module malfunction? or motherboard slot gone bad? The motherboard as well as the RAM are new..what are the odds.
And I tried moving the RAM module to the other slot and the same results and even had a couple of bluescreens.
I tried modifying some latency issues I saw in some forums, but that didn't help.

What else can I try?
If memtest reports errors it is either the RAM, or the mobo slots.

Not much else to try. If the ram is under warranty I would return it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all the help, I'll try to send the RAM back, got it from Amazon so they are pretty good with warranty stuff. I'll try with the new one and if that doesn't work I'll guess I'll have to send back the MB.
As a last question so this doesn't happen again, what would make a decent PSU so I can avoid damaging the RAM or the MB? I think I'll change it to be on the safe side.

BTW, Thanks for all the help, you ROCK!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amonterou View Post
Thanks for all the help, I'll try to send the RAM back, got it from Amazon so they are pretty good with warranty stuff. I'll try with the new one and if that doesn't work I'll guess I'll have to send back the MB.
As a last question so this doesn't happen again, what would make a decent PSU so I can avoid damaging the RAM or the MB? I think I'll change it to be on the safe side.

BTW, Thanks for all the help, you ROCK!
My pleasure, glad I could help. Dont think the PSU had anything to do with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Solved

Just wanted to give some closure to this issue. I replaced my RAM with a new one I ordered from Amazon. Didn't solve the issue right away, still had some BSODs, but memtest ran just fine, so I decided to re-install windows all over.
that seems to have solved the issue, maybe since the old RAM was bad even during installation Windows was also corrupt.
Good thing is I have about 2 weeks of BSOD free computer! Alright!

Thanks to everybody that helped with the issue.
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