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Windows 7: BSOD random


12 Feb 2012   #1

Win 7 HP
 
 
BSOD random

in spite of following instructions for setting DMP file locations, my recent dumps have been going to: C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG

I copied the most recent one to C:\Windows\Minidump

and ran the Windows_NT6_BSOD_v3.03_jcgriff2_ EXE and it used it, so I attached.

Also, the last couple of BSODs did not create a DMP file, even though they said they were, so not sure how relevant this fairly recent one is.

I did replace my graphics card before the last couple of BSODs.

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12 Feb 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hello drumtrucker,

Quote:
"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps.
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
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12 Feb 2012   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Do what JMH suggests FIRST. After that please update these drivers from as far back as 1996.


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 http://duplexsecure.com/faq

when you're done you can use this Freeware:

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place

http://www.magiciso.com/download.htm



Old drivers

Code:
giveio.sys    4/3/1996 9:33:25 PM    0x8bb63000    0x8bb63680        0x00000680    0x316334f5                        
hardlock.sys    7/27/2005 8:08:29 AM    0xa5474000    0xa551b400        0x000a7400    0x42e7874d                        
PxHelp20.sys    6/20/2007 5:26:00 PM    0x8b519000    0x8b521de0        0x00008de0    0x4679a978                        
RTKVHDA.sys    6/22/2007 4:34:05 AM    0x81e24000    0x81fd7380        0x001b3380    0x467b978d                        
UT_FPRd.sys    7/6/2007 6:16:32 AM    0x81ffa000    0x81ffde80        0x00003e80    0x468e2490                        
timntr.sys    8/29/2007 7:13:12 AM    0x8ba67000    0x8bad1380        0x0006a380    0x46d562d8                        
tifsfilt.sys    8/29/2007 7:37:17 AM    0x9a41b000    0x9a424340        0x00009340    0x46d5687d                        
000.fcl    9/26/2008 8:11:12 AM    0xab01c000    0xab048000        0x0002c000    0x48dcdf70                        
LHidFilt.Sys    12/19/2008 2:37:23 AM    0x9a59f000    0x9a5a6080        0x00007080    0x494b4f33                        
LMouFilt.Sys    12/19/2008 2:37:27 AM    0x9a5b2000    0x9a5b9800        0x00007800    0x494b4f37                        
LUsbFilt.Sys    12/19/2008 2:37:30 AM    0x81e1a000    0x81e1f680        0x00005680    0x494b4f3a                        
yk62x86.sys    2/23/2009 9:44:18 AM    0xab18d000    0xab1dd000        0x00050000    0x49a2b642                        
iPodDrv.sys    3/27/2009 8:11:58 PM    0xa551c000    0xa5524000        0x00008000    0x49cd795e                        
GEARAspiWDM.sys    5/18/2009 7:16:53 AM    0x95df7000    0x95dfc280        0x00005280    0x4a1151b5
How To Find Drivers:
Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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12 Feb 2012   #4

Win 7 HP
 
 

Holy crap, that was quick... As I said, I assumed my video card was failing and replaced. The couple of BSODs I have had since (that did not generate dumps) happened while using a serial to USB adapter cable to use GPS data from a GARMIN unit.

So if I want to use DAEMON tools virtual drive I will only use when needed and not have it start up w/windows anymore?

Why would my dumps not be created (as in last 2 crashes)?
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12 Feb 2012   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drumtrucker View Post
Holy crap, that was quick... As I said, I assumed my video card was failing and replaced. The couple of BSODs I have had since (that did not generate dumps) happened while using a serial to USB adapter cable to use GPS data from a GARMIN unit.

So if I want to use DAEMON tools virtual drive I will only use when needed and not have it start up w/windows anymore?

Why would my dumps not be created (as in last 2 crashes)?
Not that easy. Daemon tools (and alcohol 120) load the problematic driver whether you are using it or not. The only was is to remove it or rename it preventing it from loading.
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12 Feb 2012   #6

Win 7 HP
 
 

I saw that when I went to tell it not to startup w/windows, but... This " MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place" does not appear to be for mounting ISOs in virtual way which is what I use DAEMON for, though VERY seldom.

Am I missing something re: MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place ??

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12 Feb 2012   #7

Win 7 HP
 
 

GPU z will run, but CPU z will not run, keeps crashing
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