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Windows 7: BSODs Happening Out of Nowhere


20 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSODs Happening Out of Nowhere

Hey;

I recently started receiving different BSOD's. I checked and updated my drivers as well as applied thermal paste to my CPU. I checked heating as well as faulty fans and have found nothing. The BSOD's started 3days ago and in the last day have become frequent. If I am in safe mode I did not experience a crash however if I am in regular windows for longer then 15min or doing anything resources intensive it crashes.

I have included my Cpu specs and the information the board requests. Any help would be appreciated.

Quick Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate
ACPI x64-based PC
QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 955, 2160 MHz (9 x 240)
MSI 790FX-GD70
2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by criss123 View Post
Hey;

I recently started receiving different BSOD's. I checked and updated my drivers as well as applied thermal paste to my CPU. I checked heating as well as faulty fans and have found nothing. The BSOD's started 3days ago and in the last day have become frequent. If I am in safe mode I did not experience a crash however if I am in regular windows for longer then 15min or doing anything resources intensive it crashes.

I have included my Cpu specs and the information the board requests. Any help would be appreciated.

Quick Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate
ACPI x64-based PC
QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 955, 2160 MHz (9 x 240)
MSI 790FX-GD70
2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM
Memory corruption caused by a driver. Please run these two tests


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.
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21 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. I am currently burning the MemTest program. I only have one stick of RAM so if it reports errors can I try it in a new slot? Also I have made a backup like you posted below but have not done the driver verifier yet. My computer BSOD usually happen after I have attempted to run applications or otherwise but when left idle it can usually last for quite a while. I left it for 2hours and it wasnt until I clicked my mouse that the BSOD came up. The only problem it 3 or more BSOD are coming up =/. I will post back the results of the MemTest later today
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21 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh my programs also seem to be crashing on system start up. These programs include the Host Processor, Malware Antibytes and my Firefox. Could this be caused by the constant BSOD?
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21 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am currently running memtest on my memory stick. In two different mobo slots the test has reported over 30k in errors. Does that mean in your professional opinion its my RAM or could there be another underlining issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ran the Verifier test and my computer blue screens as I login to Windows and well booting up Safe Mode. I have included all the Blue screens I have been receiving as well as the MemTest results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by criss123 View Post
I am currently running memtest on my memory stick. In two different mobo slots the test has reported over 30k in errors. Does that mean in your professional opinion its my RAM or could there be another underlining issue?

Ram or mobo slot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is it possible for both mobo slots to go bad at the same time? Cause I have tried the stick of ram in each slot and it has reported errors each time. If it was the mobo wouldnt the board pull up an error code (new msi board)
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