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Windows 7: BSOD then restarts


29 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 
BSOD then restarts

Hello,

I been having BSODS, less and less frequently. So for example if i had it every day, it goes from, ever day, to every other day, to every week, to every fortnight, to ever month...

Im getting BSOD's less and less often but im still getting them... i dont knwo why.

I made a thread earlier, and bumped it, no replies....

Just got another one, i dont get enough time to take a picture because it comes on for about 10 seconds, and then goes away.... restarts...


before i had a problem with BSOD for the ram, so i replaced that generic ram unbranded, with corsair 4gb xms3 1333mhz

System spec
AMD Phenom ii x4 955 (no over or under clocking)
Corsair cx 430W psu
4gb 1333 corsair xms3 ram
ATI Radeon 1gb 6770
MSI 870a g54

windows 7 64 bit

home build PC

3 to 4 months old pc, and installed once

To give you more information, you can read this thread, although its quite old.

Many errors on Memtest86+ AND BSOD - Memory - Motherboards-Memory

ill do the log file thingies.


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29 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

In this order,


Remove
comodo from your system.

You can use Anti-Malware, Virus, Spyware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall.


Read carefully all the tutorial then run RAM - Test with Memtest86+



Finish with this steps and post back with any results.
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29 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Hello sir, thank you for your quick reply

i have a few questions before i begin

1) Why should i remove comodo? Is it not better than windows firewall? Thats what i was told.

2) I dont think leaving it on overnight is a good idea, the energy comsuption is high, and i dont like wasting energy, and i electricity bills are high anyway. Is there anyway around this, pass 7 is really long, and usually most members of the family wish to use the computer frequently. How many hours will this take?

and running it again for 7 passes... again.... andthen again if that one comes with errors again.... the electricity bill on that is going to be high.

Im not blaming you... but i just dont know if thats possible. My cpu goes quite high during memtest86 tests. Is it possible to do a lower pass? like 3 or something?

sorry if this is a bad reply. Its just that 7 passes is really really long! 21 passes is longer....
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29 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Let it run until at least 7 passes are completed, or errors are found (whichever comes first). The longer you run it, the better.
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28 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Sorry i know its been AGES.

Yeah seems i cant actually do 7 passes several times. The most i can get up to is about 3 - 4 passes and thats what i did before my family memeber got angry. Also i fi do leave it on at night, family members go on at night too... Like father goes on at around 2 - 3 in the morning. And he doesnt know how to use all this stuff, he just goes on his email... He wouldnt know what to do.....

Anyways i ran it for about 3 - 4 passes and i got no errors... And BSOD's have been getting more and more frequent lately. Like yesterday i had 2. But i dont know why.

I havn't yet uninstalled comodo because i havnt got a reason why i should. I dont see whats wrong with it unless you can tell me properly why i should

Its weird because before i would get an error within 10 minutes of memtest, then when i did it recently, it went to like pass 3 - 4 and no errors... weird huh?

anyways for new zip files. Here they come. ok uploaded
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28 Dec 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

18 0f 28 crashes are caused by a memory exception. Since you have sort of run memtest I would run driver verifier to determine which driver is causing the grief (I suspect your video driver)

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

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!



1-Memtest.
Quote:
*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.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

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/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


Further Reading
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users


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