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Windows 7: New build prone to crashing / kernel error 41


10 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
New build prone to crashing / kernel error 41

I have recently built myself a new PC, i have my OS running from a RAID 0 array, i am aware that these are unstable at times but whats happening doesnt seem to add up in terms of the drives failing. I looked through my event viewer log and found the following :



Does this seem correct, i have tried to re install windows several ti9mes but the problem keeps occuring, i really cannot work properly on the system if it keeps happening, but would like to try and find the problem myself rather than just send it away to be repaired. Thx in advance for any help given JOhn

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11 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i have taken a pic of the crash screen i am presented with each time the kernal error 41 occurs...


i did some research and found that the error 41 may be hardware related... can someone point me in the direction of how i need to go about testing my system to find out if this is the case thx.
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11 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Follow these BSOD posting instructions. Is this a hardware or software RAID?
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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11 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

^^^^ thx for the tip, sorry to create a noob BSOD thread, hopefully this update will give the required info to help with a solution...

System Details

Motherboard - Asus M4A89GTD PRO

BIOS - version 2101 ( 2011.05.06 update ) from http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_...D_PRO#download

CPU - MD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz

RAM - 8GB / 2x 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 unbuffered

Storage - OCZ Agility3 - 2x120GB in a hardware (BIOS created) RAID 0 array. Array settings:
128KB stripe block, Gigabyte boundary off, Fast initialisation on, Cache mode - write thru.
Drivers downloaded from same location as BIOS link above, Version 3.2.1540/1.2.0

Also 1TB SATA HD for backup storage.

PSU - Coolermaster Sileo Quiet Case With 500W Extreme Power Plus PSU

OS - windows-7 64 bit home prem.
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11 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

No dumps were collected by the jcgriff2 tool, dumps may have been deleted. Did you run any system cleaners(such as Ccleaner) after the crash?
If so wait for the computer to crash and re-upload the file
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11 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yes i do run ccleaner - i can't remember when i last ran it though, will try and locate a log of my last time i used it and failing that wait for another crash to occur, thx for the advice yowanvista
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11 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok i just had another crash - have attached all requested files again
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12 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

^^^ did that attachment have the required info in it to diagnose the problem?
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12 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaizer1981 View Post
^^^ did that attachment have the required info in it to diagnose the problem?
Still no dumps
See if this can help Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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12 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

in my setup of the system, i followed this guide on SSD drive setup :

Solid State Drive (SSD) Tweaks for Windows 7 - Computing.Net

In there it recommends to disable page file creation which is why i had it turned off. Anyway i have now a few options for setting up my paging file for BSOD. Is it best to go with "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option here, or should i use a custom setting?

For the custom setting i have 8GB of RAM so if i set it up a max size of (1024x8)+1MB that would seem to make sense, although i was unsure about what i should setup the inital size to?

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