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Windows 7: I cannot pinpoint the source of my BSODs

28 Nov 2011   #31
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blarp View Post
SFC 100% complete. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. What do you think now?
Run driver verifier as follows:
1. Backup User and System Files
2. System Restore Point - Create
3. if you do not have a Windows 7 DVD, System Repair Disc - Create
4. run Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

If Windows cannot start in normal mode with driver verifier running, start in safe mode. If it cannot start in safe mode or normal mode, use the system restore point using System Restore OPTION TWO


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28 Nov 2011   #32
blarp

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I believe the purpose of this is to see what kind of blue screens i get when it is enabled correct?

When should i stop using the verifier, when i get just one blue screen? should i make sure to test it in safe mode too?
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28 Nov 2011   #33
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, we want to try to make your system blue screen to see if we can get a common problem to fix; then we can see if the problem persists.
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28 Nov 2011   #34
blarp

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you writziden for your help, I am running verifier now.

I will post back with results
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29 Nov 2011   #35
blarp

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I tested windows with the verifier turned on ( note: it was not checking microsoft corporation drivers as i enabled everything but those as the tutorial said)

The first time I test, windows boots up normally, few minutes later i open up skype, as soon as skype is logged in i get a bsod with information containing "portcls.sys"

Another time I tested it, i was running playing some music (via pandora), I also had starcraft on ( I was not playing a game though, just at menu), after I had those up, i started up skype, and then once again I blue screen when skype opens up, this time with "IRQL not less or equal"

In safemode i had no bluescreens with verifier turned on, and i could open skype in safemode. I dont think this is actually a skype issue, could be a coinstadence. I think I have had bluescreens without skype turned on, before.

It is obvious though, that the one of the blue screens I see with verifier turned on, is the portcls.sys, i dont see this with verifier off.

So what now?

I attached new dumps
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29 Nov 2011   #36
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, you can probably turn off Verifier. Two of the BSODs were memory related again. Have you looked into the voltage compatibility of the RAM with the motherboard?
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29 Nov 2011   #37
blarp

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, the ram uses 1.5, I actually tried yesterday using 1.6 voltage instead, it made no difference, so I set it back to 1.5
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29 Nov 2011   #38
blarp

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Should I just reinstall windows? Unless you can think of anything else to do. If its hardware issue though, reinstalling windows would be a waste of time. At this point, what could it possibly be?
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29 Nov 2011   #39
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I'm at a loss, then. Sorry, blarp. I really was hoping we could narrow it down to something more definitive. Maybe someone who has experienced a similar issue or resolved a similar issue can jump in. Sorry again...
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29 Nov 2011   #40
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blarp View Post
Should I just reinstall windows? Unless you can think of anything else to do. If its hardware issue though, reinstalling windows would be a waste of time. At this point, what could it possibly be?
You could try a Repair Install, or you could try a clean install. The clean install (format and then install) would allow you to determine if it is hardware related. If the problem persists after a clean install, that would point to hardware.
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