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Windows 7: bsod at random times - ntkrnlpa.exe (possible harddware problem?)

01 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
bsod at random times - ntkrnlpa.exe (possible harddware problem?)

this has happened several times over the past 2-3 days. Each time the bug check string changes, from DRIVER_IRQL... to UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP to BAD_POOL_HEADER, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

I gave up on this machine a few weeks ago and installed win 7 from scratch figuring that would sove the problem, and given that it didnt, Im pretty sure that indicated it's either a driver problem or a hardware problem.

Now so far ive tried...
memtest (ok)
chkdsk (ok)
changed the PSU
uninstalled/reinstalled video card driver, chipset drivers
uninstalled MSE/reinstalled

right now there is almost no software since my clean install apart from IE/MSE/drivers so Im lost what my next step should be.

suggestions appreciated

thanks

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01 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi pcnerdgeek

Please update these old drivers,

Code:
giveio.sys        0x8b1f8000    0x8b1f8680    0x00000680    0x316334f5    04-Apr-96 5:33:25 πμ                        
secdrv.SYS        0x9a33d000    0x9a347000    0x0000a000    0x45080528    13-Sep-06 4:18:32 μμ                        
VSTCNXT3.SYS        0x91b17000    0x91bcc000    0x000b5000    0x48f68ad9    16-Oct-08 3:29:13 πμ                        
VSTBS23.SYS        0x916df000    0x9172b000    0x0004c000    0x48f68b17    16-Oct-08 3:30:15 πμ                        
VSTDPV3.SYS        0x91a15000    0x91b17000    0x00102000    0x48f68b84    16-Oct-08 3:32:04 πμ                        
nvm62x32.sys        0x9178c000    0x917e0c80    0x00054c80    0x48f8fcf7    18-Oct-08 12:00:39 πμ                        
HCW85BDA.sys        0x91e36000    0x91f8a800    0x00154800    0x4a07d277    11-May-09 10:23:35 πμ                        
spldr.sys        0x8b1d3000    0x8b1db000    0x00008000    0x4a084ebb    11-May-09 7:13:47 μμ
How to find and update drivers? Please read this,Best way to update drivers for free?


Finish
with the above steps and post back with any results.
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01 Oct 2011   #3

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

I suspect this may be a hardware fault especially with the different variety of bug-checks ?

Is this your system here ?

try removing the two 512mb ram sticks and one of the 1gig and see if the system crashes and bluescreens ?

Some of the drivers "panais" refers to are
Code:
VSTBS23.SYS  Wed Oct 15 20:30:15 2008 - Conexant modem driver
VSTCNXT3.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:29:13 2008 - Conexant modem driver
VSTDPV3.SYS  Wed Oct 15 20:32:04 2008 - Conexant modem driver
My next suspect would be your Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 and its associated drivers which windows reports as "This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed" ?
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01 Oct 2011   #4

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Is this your system here ?
Yes.


Ive gone through that list of drivers Mr. panais posted and some are windows drivers that don't need to be updated ya? (lol me noob) For the sake of simplicity I removed both pieces of hardware in question (modem, Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800)


Anyhow, I'm now running with a single stick of ram (1gb obv) and haven't had a bsod for an hour....so far so good I guess

Here is the updated zip file (just perfmon) if you wanted to take a look>>>>
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02 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

still having problems 2 days later. Uninstalled/reinstalled almost every device driver, changed the hdd, installed a new vid card just to eliminate that. Ill pick up a used cheap mobo and try that in the morning.... thoughts?
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03 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please fill out you System Specs so others can help you better.
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