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Windows 7: BSOD "Reference by Pointer"

10 Sep 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate X64
BSOD "Reference by Pointer"

Win 7 x64 on a Dell E510. Worked fine for more than a year. Suddenly developed BSOD with "Reference By Pointer". Re-booting usually fixes it, but it comes back. DMP file attached.

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10 Sep 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianlin View Post
Win 7 x64 on a Dell E510. Worked fine for more than a year. Suddenly developed BSOD with "Reference By Pointer". Re-booting usually fixes it, but it comes back. DMP file attached.

It is difficult to diagnose from a single DMP file, this one is related to your ESET. I would remove and replace it with MIcrosoft Security essentials.

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

Old drivers needing update
mdmxsdk.sys    6/19/2006 5:27:26 PM        fffff880`07083000    fffff880`07087280    0x00004280    0x449716be                        
b44amd64.sys    11/21/2006 8:23:06 AM        fffff880`04ac1000    fffff880`04adc000    0x0001b000    0x4562efaa                        
stwrt64.sys    5/5/2007 8:40:37 PM        fffff880`052f6000    fffff880`0535a000    0x00064000    0x463d2405
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10 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Hello Ianlin, welcome to SF! Back as promised.

I'll have a look at the dump but please also fully update your system specs (see 4th post here

and also post full info as required here

It is the fastest way to the solution....

Your dump points to part of eset: eamonm.sys Try to upload newest here Best Free Antivirus Software Trial: Free Home, Business and Gaming Download from ESET

This driver has a much newer version: stwrt64.sys Sun May 06 02:40:37 2007 (463D2405)
You need to get this driver (and maybe others) from your mobo manufacturer. In your case I'd just check on the DELL site and update drivers for your system.

You also have this old 32B driver for a modem: mdmxsdk.sys. Won't work, please delete.

Zigzag beat me to it, well done!
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