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Windows 7: Random BSOD's without noticable pattern


30 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM)
 
 
Random BSOD's without noticable pattern

I'm unsure as to what causes the BSOD's. It can happen while I'm doing something on the computer (internet surfing, watching videos, word processing etc.) or sometimes it will happen while the system is idling.

Here are the specs of my computer:
Alienware M17x R3
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Alienware/Dell OEM w/ SP1 installed
The computer was bought new in June 2011
Windows was installed an an OCZ Agilty 3 120 GB SSD sometime in July 2011

I think I've attached all pertinent files and information. Please let me know if I'm missing anything.

Thanks!

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30 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznpos531 View Post
Bump...Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry offline because of the snowstorm.

All of these were caused by ACPI.sys

That could be a bios bug (upgrade it), a cable off (check it) or other misc things.

If you do go to update your bios make sure you have a backup, restore point and win 7 dvd just in case.
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30 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznpos531 View Post
Bump...Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry offline because of the snowstorm.

All of these were caused by ACPI.sys

That could be a bios bug (upgrade it), a cable off (check it) or other misc things.

If you do go to update your bios make sure you have a backup, restore point and win 7 dvd just in case.
Thanks for the reply and I hope the snowstorm isn't causing you too much trouble!

Playing with the BIOS always makes me nervous...I think I'll leave that as the last option.
Please excuse my ignorance but to which cable are you referring to? Or are you referring to any cable in the computer and I should check them all?
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30 Oct 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznpos531 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznpos531 View Post
Bump...Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry offline because of the snowstorm.

All of these were caused by ACPI.sys

That could be a bios bug (upgrade it), a cable off (check it) or other misc things.

If you do go to update your bios make sure you have a backup, restore point and win 7 dvd just in case.
Thanks for the reply and I hope the snowstorm isn't causing you too much trouble!

Playing with the BIOS always makes me nervous...I think I'll leave that as the last option.
Please excuse my ignorance but to which cable are you referring to? Or are you referring to any cable in the computer and I should check them all?
Is it a laptop or desktop? Under warranty?

Cables like sata to HD, eide to CD/DVD players. etc. My money is on BIOS.

If you are at all uncomfortable dont do it. Bring it to a pro.
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31 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM)
 
 

It's a laptop and yes it's still under warranty. However I've spoken with Dell tech support and they've been less than helpful.

I'll check all the cables to see that all it is in place and see how it goes. If this doesn't resolve the issue then I'll give the BIOS a flash and see where that takes me.

I'm interested to know (just trying to learn more) what makes you think the BIOS is to blame. If you could explain, that would be greatly appreciated.
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31 Oct 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aznpos531 View Post
It's a laptop and yes it's still under warranty. However I've spoken with Dell tech support and they've been less than helpful.

I'll check all the cables to see that all it is in place and see how it goes. If this doesn't resolve the issue then I'll give the BIOS a flash and see where that takes me.

I'm interested to know (just trying to learn more) what makes you think the BIOS is to blame. If you could explain, that would be greatly appreciated.
Well Dell is not my favorite mfr after a year in litigation with them, and their support is much less than helpful but you did pay for the warranty.

The ascip.sys drover issue is often the result of a Bios bug. It can be caused by other things as well but by far BIOS is the most frequent cause and your DMP's virtually all pointed to ascip/sys.
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