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Windows 7: BSODīs and nothing is helping


17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSODīs and nothing is helping

Hello I have been having BSOD problems since i built my computer about 1 and a half years ago and I have been trying everything i can imagine to fix it.

I am running a full retail Win 7 Os that i have been using since i built the computer but i have been forced to re install it a few times last time was about 4 months ago.

I would appreciate all the help i can get. Thanks!

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17 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxo93 View Post
Hello I have been having BSOD problems since i built my computer about 1 and a half years ago and I have been trying everything i can imagine to fix it.

I am running a full retail Win 7 Os that i have been using since i built the computer but i have been forced to re install it a few times last time was about 4 months ago.

I would appreciate all the help i can get. Thanks!

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.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your data 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.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
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17 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the fast response I have run a memtest several times and it seems that it is not a memory problem. i have started the Driver verifier now and i will see how the results are then
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17 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK so i ran the Driver verifier and when it was active i could not even enter Windows because of BSOD.

Apparently there is a problem with my drivers but i try to keep my drivers up to date i have no idea what driver is causing the problems
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17 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello, this may sound a bit bizarre but I believe it is your RAM. I've had spotty luck with OCZ in the past and it's not because of the RAM itself, it's a combination of things. (In my personal experience). Try and remove the OCZ RAM (both sticks) and put in one stick of Corsair if you can get a hold of one. Doesn't have to be a lot, just enough for your system. If that solves it, it's probably just a voltage issue between the RAM and the board. Hope this helps!

Good Luck!

Mike
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17 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@ezzmike Thank you for the tip! i have had trouble with the ram before but since the memtest was positive i just thought that they wasn't a problem but i guess the memtest don't read the comparability with the motherboard. Hopefully it will work
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18 Aug 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxo93 View Post
OK so i ran the Driver verifier and when it was active i could not even enter Windows because of BSOD.

Apparently there is a problem with my drivers but i try to keep my drivers up to date i have no idea what driver is causing the problems
Please upload the DMP files that were created when you were running verifier so we can examine which driver was mis-behaving
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18 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do believe the problem is solved I borrowed my friends corsair ram and I have not crashed the entire day. I will continue testing the computer with these for now and look for more trouble, but for the time being I thank you for your help!
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18 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@maxo93 Glad that seems to solve it. You don't necessarily have to use Corsair, just go with RAM that has a voltage of around 1.65 (OCZ runs at 1.9v which we seem to have determined is too high for your board). Corsair RAM for your board typically is 1.65v.

Good Luck!

-Mike-
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