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Windows 7: BSOD multi-tasking.

02 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
BSOD multi-tasking.

Hi, I've been getting BSOD's on and off for a week or 2. It seems to happen while im playing a game such as The Haunted Hells reach with music and other apps in the background such as Pidgin and google chrome.

Build
- Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
- Full Retail
- PC is about 2 1/2 years old.
- Recent Installation of Win 7

- CPU: AMD Athlon II x2 6000+ @ 3.0ghz
- Video Card: Evga 9800 gtx+ 512mb
- Memory: G.skill 6gb 3x2gb sticks PC 12800
- PSU: Logisys 650 Watt
- Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Rev. 1.0
Latest Bios update

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthrax234 View Post
Hi, I've been getting BSOD's on and off for a week or 2. It seems to happen while im playing a game such as The Haunted Hells reach with music and other apps in the background such as Pidgin and google chrome.

Build
- Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
- Full Retail
- PC is about 2 1/2 years old.
- Recent Installation of Win 7

- CPU: AMD Athlon II x2 6000+ @ 3.0ghz
- Video Card: Evga 9800 gtx+ 512mb
- Memory: G.skill 6gb 3x2gb sticks PC 12800
- PSU: Logisys 650 Watt
- Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Rev. 1.0
Latest Bios update


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/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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2012   #3

Win7 x64, Win XP x84
 
 

Sorry if this thread is a tad old, but I see a lot of people (mostly with new computers) having problems with their computer BSODing on new systems running Windows 7.

I found an instant fix (for me at least) and thought I'd post on this thread because it was the most recent and relevant I could find on the forum.

If you hit start then type in 'services.msc' hit enter, then click on the service tab, scroll down and find 'windows search' right click > properties. Then disable.

My theory is that when people install windows on a computer with pre-existing hard-drives it's putting a lot of system resources into indexing these directories which causes the system to hang, or even worse, BSOD.

This fixed my problem of windows crashing when trying to do anything other than one task at a time.


Of course I also installed the correct drivers for my PC before trying any of this, and you should too.


EDIT: You might want to personally re-able the search function before you leave your computer for the night so it can catch up and do all the work while you are alseep of indexing your files for you. I also want to mention I have 3 hard drives with a minimum of two partitions loaded with thousands of files (mostly due to games like FFXI, WoW, and others that have dozens of small files per folder) which could potentially make these problem worse for me than others.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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