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Windows 7: BSOD in vanilla computer with multiple reasons


25 Jan 2012   #1

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 
BSOD in vanilla computer with multiple reasons

Hi


I am currently upgrading 8 computers in my company with the following configuration

CPU - intel Core i3 2100 3.10ghz SandyBridge
Motherboard - intel DH67CL
RAM - G.Skill DDR3 2GB x2, 1.5v, 1333mhz, Dual Channel
HDD - Seagate 1TB SATA 6gb/s
DVD Writer
Onboard Graphics
Onboard Audio

Drivers - All original updated from intel.com
No Overclocking, stock BIOS
USB pendrive drivers
USB 2.5" WD Passport for backup

5pcs have Windows 7 home 32bit, 3 have WinXP Pro SP3 to run legacy software

New installation from DVD on all PC's after full format, no imaging

Problem
6 PC's are working fine, two WinXP PC's are giving me intermittent BSOD's with two reasons. I cannot reproduce or anticipate the BSOD, they might occur after 1hr or after 3hrs ??

PAGE_FAULT_IN_A_NON_PAGED_AREA fastfat.sys
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I am at my wits end trying to understand the reason behind this. I have installed no new software, no device drivers. All external peripherals are old and well tested. I did have a hairy time moving the WinXP systems to AHCI after installation, but they were working fine after that.

I have included dump files from several events to help understand the problem. I am currently not in front of these PC's, so please bear me out.

What causes these BSOD's and how to remove them ??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

The first is indeed caused by fastfat.sys the second by
Cause

This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.
The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.
If you encounter bug check 0xA while upgrading to a later version of Windows, this error might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #3

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 

zigzag3143


This is a new vanilla PC, I have installed no extra hardware or device drivers.
I am using Avira 10 antivirus, no backup tools.

Which system services can cause these faults ?

BIOS is new, I have not updated it, should I do so ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Jan 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rafalenew View Post
zigzag3143


This is a new vanilla PC, I have installed no extra hardware or device drivers.
I am using Avira 10 antivirus, no backup tools.

Which system services can cause these faults ?

BIOS is new, I have not updated it, should I do so ?
I would start with removing the Avaira. then see if you still get the BSOD's. See if you get them in safe mode (F8)? Is there a safe mode on XP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #5

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 

zigzag3143


I have replaced avira with MS Security Essentials still got a BSOD within 30minutes after reboot.

Did boot into Safe mode as well, BSOD there as well but after 2hrs of working.

Any other suggestions ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rafalenew View Post
zigzag3143


I have replaced avira with MS Security Essentials still got a BSOD within 30minutes after reboot.

Did boot into Safe mode as well, BSOD there as well but after 2hrs of working.

Any other suggestions ?
Upload that DMP file for examination to start.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #7

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 
upload of DMP files

zigzag3143

I have included the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 with this post
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rafalenew View Post
zigzag3143

I have included the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 with this post
All of these but one were related to fastfat.sys. I suspect you should look into removing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #9

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 

zigzag3143

what is fastfat.sys, what does it do

and how do I remove it ?

I thought about replacing the file with original, The size of two fastfat.sys are different
C:\Windows\System32 141kb
i386 72kb

????

has this been modified or updated by windows update ?

This is a completely new installation, full format, installation from CD, all updates and fixes applied etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2012   #10

Win7 home 32bit / WinXP 32bit
 
 

zigzag3143:


I found that this file is required for proper functioning of USB devices.

I have replaced fastfat.sys via windows recovery console, but I got a BSOD again

Any other suggestions ?
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