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Windows 7: BSOD and crashes

02 Oct 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
BSOD and crashes

Hello guys.

My friends computer been a nightmare the past days, and he's been buying hardware as we change underwear. The only thing he didn't change would be the harddisk.

So it's like, when you turn on the pc, the haddisk activity goes constant. No blinks, just constant. And sometimes, BIOS throws all the harddisks off also.

I'm a WINDBG analytist myself, but this one is somewhat hard to analyse.

I know I miss a lot of pc information and health reports, but it's a dark place to gain access to the pc.
Thanks for understanding.


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02 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Hello guys.

My friends computer been a nightmare the past days, and he's been buying hardware as we change underwear. The only thing he didn't change would be the harddisk.

So it's like, when you turn on the pc, the haddisk activity goes constant. No blinks, just constant. And sometimes, BIOS throws all the harddisks off also.

I'm a WINDBG analytist myself, but this one is somewhat hard to analyse.

I know I miss a lot of pc information and health reports, but it's a dark place to gain access to the pc.
Thanks for understanding.
HEY FG

These were caused by a memory exception. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.


1-Memtest.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*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

Quote:
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/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.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
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03 Oct 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks mate, I'll tell him!
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03 Oct 2011   #4
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Okay so he said that he just bought new RAM, and those BSOD dumps I uploaded, is past the new RAM installation. And he also changed the motherboard.

I'll upload new .dmps ahead.
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03 Oct 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Okay so he said that he just bought new RAM, and those BSOD dumps I uploaded, is past the new RAM installation. And he also changed the motherboard.

I'll upload new .dmps ahead.
FG

Unsure if those are new DMP's or the same ones I read. They do point to a memory exception.
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