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Windows 7: Continual BSOD's over a 12 month period

31 Oct 2011   #1
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Continual BSOD's over a 12 month period

Hello.
I have tried unsuccessfully to understand and correct the multiple BSOD I have been having since may 2010 on this particular system.
I have had the x58a-udr3 MB replaced RMA, may this year. I have had the ram replaced and have removed every device to the bear minimum and am still having some BOSD's.
I have recently bought a Corsair Force 3 sata III 120GB SSD. I have applied the recommended firmware 1.3 update in the hope that this might correct the situation.
Before anyone jumps in with the normal procedure of memtest and verifier.exe. I have done this all. I have replaced and renewed up to this day, all drivers.
I did have a 1 bay removable HDD rack which I used to run a Seagate 1.5TB & 1TB hard drives, which I have removed as a possible problem, I have noticed strange noises and sometimes a lag in response for the particular HDD rack and suspected the racks little sata controller interface. I have also turned off the USB 3.0 in the Bios to see if that eliminates the problem.
I have tried several other forums Gigabyte and Corsair etc with no luck and I find with google searches that I always end up here in this forum with some interesting aspects and advice on BSOD's. But not specific to my problem.
I hope you can help me.


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31 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

One thing you did miss is sptd.sys

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.


BTW none of these DMP files say driver verifier was enabled.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
One thing you did miss is sptd.sys

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.


BTW none of these DMP files say driver verifier was enabled.
Just two night ago I uninstalled the version of sptd driver I had for the latest one that is suppose to be bug free.
I bought alcohol 120% and have used it for some years now. I am aware of its reported problems with windows 7.

But to get to the bottom of these problems I will remove it for now. I would just like to add to understand my situation. I have used under suggestion in the past MagicISO, UltraISO and a plethroa of other emulators (in other words all) and have still received copious amounts of BSOD's.

As of this moment I have uninstalled the sptd driver and have removed the associated program (Alchol 120%). Please bear with me and I will get back to you if anything occurs in the next 24hrs.

Also are you suggesting I turn back on the verifier.exe program as it was stopping me from booting the computer.
I don't fully understand the right settings, do you or might you have a suggestion for the correct settings to test the system with verifier.exe?

I have just one more query, I have been getting these event notices and am wondering if you can enlighten me into some aspects of where I stand with this marvel 9128 sata 3 controller I run the 2 sata 3 drives off. I have run the WD 1TB drive as OS in the past and have just bought the SSD drive and am running that off the marvell 9128 too. I have attached one of about 10 event logs on this problem.
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31 Oct 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Obviously a driver. Verifier is supposed to crash when it finds an offending driver.

If you system crashes after turning verifier on (you can check by typing verifier /query in cmd) then turn it off and upload the dmp files.
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31 Oct 2011   #5
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Obviously a driver. Verifier is supposed to crash when it finds an offending driver.

If you system crashes after turning verifier on (you can check byt typing verifier /query in cmd) then turn it off and upload the dmp files.
Well from the time you pointed out my problems and my correction under your instructions. I have left the system running for some 12 hours now and not one BSOD.

I am a bit bewildered that only this driver was the problem, because on average I received up to 10-12 BSOD a day.
I wonder why they market this sptd driver when it causes so much problems.

So by rights now I should turn on in the BIOS the USB 3.0 controller, I will in the next day or two buy a new HDD removable rack as the one I have had in the system is some 3-4 years old and they are not that expensive to replace.

Also with driver verifier, should I, for peace of mind switch it on to just defaults (create a standard settings only) and test what happens?


Hey BTW thanks in advance for your quick response and help, you have made one happy computer user. Your worth more money! !
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01 Nov 2011   #6
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I knew that just removing the sptd.sys driver was too easy. I have since had two BSOD's today. Here is the report.
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01 Nov 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pat5zero View Post
I knew that just removing the sptd.sys driver was too easy. I have since had two BSOD's today. Here is the report.
Most recent DMPS (5) say memory corruption. Still probably caused by a driver.
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02 Nov 2011   #8
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Right your first post gave me ideas.
1. I enabled driver verifier with all non Microsoft drivers flagged according to your forum's instructions.
2. Started the system and went on my merry way. NO problems.
3. I started my favourite TV program called DVBviewer and bingo, immediate BSOD.
4. Rebooted and used other programs with no BSOD.
4. Used the Divco FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Express TV card default program and straight away a BSOD.
5. Blue-screen said the offending driver was zl885x64.sys, which is the driver for the TV card.
I attached the latest dumps for your consideration.
I have had this TV card for some 3-4 years now. I have too, for my laptop a Compro u90 USB TV stick.
Might take out the Dvico TV card and try the Compro USB TV stick to see if a BSOD occurred.
LOL as I was writing this message I had the TV program running and it BSOD. never a dull moment..

Right I have removed the TV card and Divco software and zl885x64.sys diver and have tried my Compro U90 usb tv stick. Guest what? NO BSOD!

I have driver verifier enabled and will let it run the standard 48hrs to see if anything else occurs but I am assuming this might be the problem as I have never removed the Dvico TV card through all the systems I have had over the past 3-4 years, because it always worked.

If this is the problem I feel bad now as I hassled the hell out of my vendor to replace both motherboard and ram over this ongoing problem of BSOD's. Yes I did get a new GA-X58A-UDR3 and the 6gig corsair ram exchanged.
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03 Nov 2011   #9
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Still getting regular BSOD's and have tried to pinpoint the problem with turning off the Marvell 9128 Sata 3 controller and putting all the HDD's and SSD on the Intel sata 2 controller.
Removed the Dvico TV card offending driver (zl885x64.sys
Un-installed Ultra ISO before latest BSOD's as Bluescreen viewer said it was an offending driver. (ISODrv64.sys)
I even had a BOSD and driver conflict with (LHidFilt.Sys) which is the driver for a brand new KB/mouse combo from Logitech.
I am bewildered over this continual blue screening. What gets me is this has been happening from day one (01-06-2010). That is well over 18 months.
Surly there is an explanation?
I really need some help, it is driving me mad. I can't do any work as I fear the abrupt BSOD's will happen at any moment.
Bloody hell as I was writing this note I got another BSOD.
Here are the latest BSOD's to this moment.
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03 Nov 2011   #10
pat5zero

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I ran memtest this afternoon for some 3.30 hrs.
The following pictures are the results so far. However I have been told this could be false what do you reckon zigzag?
BTW this test was run at what the MB choose as defaults for the memory.
8-8-8-24 1T 1.5v and reads 1066mhz
But the memory is capable 1600mhz and the correct timings are 9-9-9-24 1T 1.65v

But when I either set manually the timings to its specifications or use the XMP profile1 the computer immediately BSOD's

BTW I have other pictures of running the memtest with the xmp settings and I got two faults in the test within 5mins.
I am trying a few ideas this afternoon. I have run the intel processor diagnostic tool and cpu passes OK.
I have got the latest stable BIOS update and flashed the BIOS from version FD to FF.
Also Corsair have added a new firmware update for the SSD drive I have and the update suggests that the SSD might be causing BSOD's.
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