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Windows 7: Random BSOD's

14 Aug 2011   #1
ry19966

32 bit ultimate
 
 
Random BSOD's

I've been having random blue screen errors all week and I'm not sure what the problem could be. I have already ran tests on my ram and passed on everything.


Is Windows 7 . . . - x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 32 - the original installed OS on the system? xp - an OEM or full retail version? retail - OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer - What is the age of system (hardware)? August 2010 - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) September 2010


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14 Aug 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ry19966 View Post
I've been having random blue screen errors all week and I'm not sure what the problem could be. I have already ran tests on my ram and passed on everything.


Is Windows 7 . . . - x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 32 - the original installed OS on the system? xp - an OEM or full retail version? retail - OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer - What is the age of system (hardware)? August 2010 - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) September 2010
Memory corruption probably caused by a driver. please run these two tests



1-Memtest.

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.



2-Driver verifier


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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/Win7 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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14 Aug 2011   #3
ry19966

32 bit ultimate
 
 

already did the memory test, but what does the driver verifier do?
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14 Aug 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ry19966 View Post
already did the memory test, but what does the driver verifier do?

Driver verifier keeps track of the loaded drivers and when it finds one mis-behaving logs its name. It will crash if it finds a mis-behaving driver but more often than not you will find which one is the cause.
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14 Aug 2011   #5
ry19966

32 bit ultimate
 
 

so make a system repair cd then run the verifier?
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15 Aug 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ry19966 View Post
so make a system repair cd then run the verifier?
A system repair would fix the problem if it is in the OS. Driver verifier will test the drivers (both win 7 and 3rd party) to find the offending one. I would run verifier first
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15 Aug 2011   #7
ry19966

32 bit ultimate
 
 

what happens if it it crashes too early and i cant get into my computer at all?

The crashes just got more frequent and even crashed before i could log in.
Then i tried safe mode and it still crashed.

All the crashes but one have been 0x000000a.

The other was 0x00000c5 or 0x00000c4 not sure
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17 Aug 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ry19966 View Post
what happens if it it crashes too early and i cant get into my computer at all?

The crashes just got more frequent and even crashed before i could log in.
Then i tried safe mode and it still crashed.

All the crashes but one have been 0x000000a.

The other was 0x00000c5 or 0x00000c4 not sure
We need the dmp files. boot into safe mode (F8) if necessary
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17 Aug 2011   #9
ry19966

32 bit ultimate
 
 

i removed stuff from msconfig and uninstalled some stuff and so far it is working. As of right now i havent gotten any for the past 2 days but i will post if anything happens
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