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Windows 7: BSOD errors playing Fallout 3, error 0x0000004e -3b - 7e

11 Nov 2011   #1
Onigami

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 
BSOD errors playing Fallout 3, error 0x0000004e -3b - 7e

I just built a new computer from scratch, it's my first one and I've been trying to enjoy it but I've been catching random BSOD. I only get 1 of each code, it's never the same. I hope I can get some guidance in fixing these errors and I appreciate any help in doing so. I'm attaching the code for the errors.

Thank you.

Attachment 183189
Attachment 183190

System Specs:

CORSAIR TX650 V2 650W
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850
Windows 7 Home Premium 64

EDIT: In case I did something wrong, I attached the same .txt file in a .zip. Sorry if it's still messy.


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11 Nov 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:

*Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl Press Enter.
*Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery - Settings... button.
*Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
*Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kb) in the drop down box (the 256kb varies).
*Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
*OK.
Reboot if changes have been made.
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11 Nov 2011   #3
Onigami

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Attachment 183194

Will that work? My computer already has a Minidump folder, but I had to switch CCleaner and Disk Cleanup "dump files" off when it cleaned, it wiped out the ones I had before. But these are the ones that are popping up now. Hope I did it right.

Thanks again.
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11 Nov 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

These crashes were caused by memory corruption.
Run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

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.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

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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



3 - Run a SFC as well please.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 Nov 2011   #5
Onigami

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Attachment 183198

This is the results from SFC /SCANNOW command. I've done a test on each stick using Prime95 and both sticks passed. I only put them in the first slot, though.

I have too much to "back up" onto a disk, how will I know what to back up specifically? What if the tests come back and it's the motherboard? It won't be fixable, will it? I'll have to send it back.
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11 Nov 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onigami View Post
Attachment 183198

This is the results from SFC /SCANNOW command. I've done a test on each stick using Prime95 and both sticks passed. I only put them in the first slot, though.

I have too much to "back up" onto a disk, how will I know what to back up specifically? What if the tests come back and it's the motherboard? It won't be fixable, will it? I'll have to send it back.
Thanks for the cbs.log file though incomplete. We really need you to run Memtest as it stresses the memory better and is a more accurate reflection of real world use.

Prime 95 is a decent test but we see no results from it yet. Driver verifier it appears also has not been run.

What you back up is your decision as to what is important to you and is something you should do on a regular basis anyway.

We are trying to narrow the possible causes by eliminating things and if the tests arent run we cant help you.
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11 Nov 2011   #7
Onigami

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Sorry, what I meant to ask is: When I back up the disk, backing up files like pictures and some game saves wouldn't be backing up Windows essential files, would it? How would Windows boot from the backup using only files I selected to back up? Or does it save those files automatically?

What if I backed these files up on an external HD and did a clean re-install of Windows 7 and just downloaded what I needed on here, would that work?
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11 Nov 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onigami View Post
Sorry, what I meant to ask is: When I back up the disk, backing up files like pictures and some game saves wouldn't be backing up Windows essential files, would it? How would Windows boot from the backup using only files I selected to back up? Or does it save those files automatically?

What if I backed these files up on an external HD and did a clean re-install of Windows 7 and just downloaded what I needed on here, would that work?
There are two types of back ups. Your data (mail, games, etc) and a system image (the complete system state)

When doing a clean install you need to re-install all the applications. You can import your files and settings using the windows easy import wizard.


There are tutorials for both types here in the tutorial section.
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11 Nov 2011   #9
Onigami

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Alright, thanks!

Also, I'm running MemTest86+ now on my other computer and it's already reporting around 6600+ errors on the first RAM stick on Pass 3. Is there a way to generate the report into a save file in Windows so I can send you the .txt? Or will you need that at all?

EDIT: I stopped the first stick around pass 5 at 12k errors... I figured that was enough. I'm running the first stick now and it's almost finished with Pass 2 with no errors thus far.
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12 Nov 2011   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onigami View Post
Alright, thanks!

Also, I'm running MemTest86+ now on my other computer and it's already reporting around 6600+ errors on the first RAM stick on Pass 3. Is there a way to generate the report into a save file in Windows so I can send you the .txt? Or will you need that at all?

EDIT: I stopped the first stick around pass 5 at 12k errors... I figured that was enough. I'm running the first stick now and it's almost finished with Pass 2 with no errors thus far.
We dont really need the memtest results. It is fairly evident when there is a ram problem. Often happens when overclocked though it can happen anytime.
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