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Windows 7: BSOD while system is idle after a few hours

25 Sep 2011   #1
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
BSOD while system is idle after a few hours

Hi,

I recently installed two brand new HDDs into my PC. One normal 7200 RPM Sata 6GB/s Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB and one 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD.

As I was entirely replacing my old HDDs I simply removed both of those and put both my new ones in and made a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (genuine version obviously, and OEM that I got with my original PC).


I have my bios in ACHI mode (instead of IDE) and everything else in the bios should be right.

I have an Asus P7P55D-E, with an i7 860 and an Nvidia GTX 460 and 8GB DDR3.


The only codes I see in the event viewer before the BSOD is:
The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout.
Event ID = 8224

In my motherboard I have tried switching from using the Marvel 6GB/s plugs to the Intel SATA II plugs. The BSODs still occur.


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25 Sep 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi NeonAnderson

You don't have any minidumps in the uploaded folder.

Please follow these steps to enable minidumps.

Go to Start and type in sysdm.cpl and press Enter.
Click on the Advanced tab.
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (256 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump

Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Now wait for the new crash\bsod and rerun the,
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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25 Sep 2011   #3
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok thanks, I have changed those settings and now the dreaded wait :P
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05 Oct 2011   #4
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok it crashed again finally. This time I had it playing a youtube video on Chrome. Steam and skype were running too. Went to go get a coffee downstairs, came back up and it was a blue screen

Ran all the stuff again, hopefully now the information is complete.
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05 Oct 2011   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

You dont have minidumps in the folder.


First
,are you sure you followed all the above steps?


Second,
the minidumps (if created) are usually in C:\windows\minidump.(*.dmp)


Check in C:\windows\minidump if you have minidumps zip them and upload them.



If not,run again the same procedure to enable minidump.
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05 Oct 2011   #6
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Folder doesn't exist. Doesn't the app in the sticky thread for BSOD posting include the minidumps on itself? (if they were in that folder that is).

I have triple checked the instructions you gave and everything is set just as you said it should be.

When my PC bsods, to make sure the minidump is created how long do I need to leave the BSOD screen up? Before rebooting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2011   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NeonAnderson View Post
Folder doesn't exist. Doesn't the app in the sticky thread for BSOD posting include the minidumps on itself? (if they were in that folder that is).

I have triple checked the instructions you gave and everything is set just as you said it should be.

When my PC bsods, to make sure the minidump is created how long do I need to leave the BSOD screen up? Before rebooting?

Yes,but you can also find them zip them and upload them manually.


Just few seconds,you dont need to wait is automatically created.
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05 Oct 2011   #8
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I left it for about 30 minutes and then rebooted. Immediately ran that app, and then went through your instructions again and didn't need to change anything, everything is as it should be!

There is seriously something wrong with my PC, even the BSOD itself and minidump is broken!

I can even take screenshot for you if you'd like to show you that the settings are as they really should be for the minidump

*edit*
Screenshot:
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05 Oct 2011   #9
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Your Minidump is enabled but your system doesn't seem to write any, or some applications such as auto-system cleaners are removing them. Please remove any of these programs

Run SFC SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Code:
AutoReboot=TRUE
Caption=
DebugFilePath=%SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP
DebugInfoType=2
Description=
ExpandedDebugFilePath=C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
ExpandedMiniDumpDirectory=C:\Windows\Minidump
KernelDumpOnly=FALSE
MiniDumpDirectory=%SystemRoot%\Minidump
Name=Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate |C:\Windows|\Device\Harddisk1\Partition2
OverwriteExistingDebugFile=TRUE
SendAdminAlert=FALSE
SettingID=
WriteDebugInfo=TRUE
WriteToSystemLog=TRUE
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05 Oct 2011   #10
NeonAnderson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's more or less a fresh install of Windows 7 and I never use any cleaner programs they tend to just cause more bad than good. So no idea why my Windows 7 refuses to create the minidump

I ran the sfc /verifyonly command.

Came back with: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I think there is something wrong with my SSD perhaps?

I have added my full system specs to my profile now too. I have already upgraded my BIOS to the latest version (after installing Windows 7 on the SSD), I have not yet flashed my Vertex3 SSD yet, as that will be a hard undertaking as it is my primary drive where my OS is installed on (I will only be able to do that in June of 2012).
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