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Windows 7: Multiple BSOD Win 7 x64 - BugCheck Code 0x50 -- PLEASE HELP!


14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Multiple BSOD Win 7 x64 - BugCheck Code 0x50 -- PLEASE HELP!

As of early this morning, I've been getting several BSODs upon booting to desktop on my system.

The computer was working perfectly for the past few months and my OS was recently installed (2 months ago) after I got 2 Corsair Force GT SSDs and put them in RAID-0 as my OS drive. I have the latest firmware from Corsair's website (Ver. 1.3)

The BugCheck Code for ALL (but one) BSODs were 0x50 which has something to do with the "PageFile"(?). I have attached the minidump files.

I have NO idea what is causing these BSODs so please help me out in diagnosing this issue.

So far, I have run MemTest for 7 passes with NO errors. I ran a FULL system scan with MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware twice with NO issues. I ran CHKDSK on the OS drive and it had no issues either. Further, I ran SFC /SCANNOW and there were NO integrity violations.

What I found strange was when I tried to force my computer to boot into Safe Mode via MSCONFIG.EXE, the BOOT tab showed/shows up EMPTY! There is NO OS listed there and I am not able to select any of the items on that tab. The other tabs work okay so I find that really weird. I have never had this issue before so I'm not sure what's causing it. When I checked Disk Management, the 'Disk 0' (my Force GT RAID array) shows up as "Healthy" and containing "Boot" etc. There is, however, NO extra partition on that drive (the OS drive)! I always thought that Windows 7 creates a 100MB partition as the boot sector on the drive(s) the OS is installed on(?). Could this be why there is no OS showing up on the BOOT tab in MSCONFIG?

Anyway, I've spent several hours to no avail trying to resolve this issue and I'm really concerned now. I have tons of work this week that needs to be completed and without my computer, I am handicapped as it is integral to my work. I am currently typing this in Safe Mode.

Also, one last thing is that I tried running Windows Update (in Safe Mode) but nothing happens. The Update window doesn't even pop up! Is there a way to run Windows Update in Safe Mode (w/ Networking)?

Please help!


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17 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If Windows is not showing up in the boot tab, there is something very wrong with your Windows installation. I have a computer that is missing the 100 MB boot partition (apparently it is not always necessary but definitely recommended) because I deleted it and extended my main partition before realizing my error. Luckily, it had not ill effects. I would recommend doing a Repair Install of Windows 7. This will leave your programs in place and user files in place. Backup any important data beforehand, just in case.

We will proceed with troubleshooting steps for your crashes after the repair install if they continue to occur. If you need help with the repair install, let us know.
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21 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If Windows is not showing up in the boot tab, there is something very wrong with your Windows installation. I have a computer that is missing the 100 MB boot partition (apparently it is not always necessary but definitely recommended) because I deleted it and extended my main partition before realizing my error. Luckily, it had not ill effects. I would recommend doing a Repair Install of Windows 7. This will leave your programs in place and user files in place. Backup any important data beforehand, just in case.

We will proceed with troubleshooting steps for your crashes after the repair install if they continue to occur. If you need help with the repair install, let us know.
So just a quick update on what I've been able to do so far.

After seeing no OS listed in the Boot tab of the MSCONFIG utility, I decided to use the "Repair Install" function in the BBS menu and it seems like the boot sector was corrupted. It automatically backed up the old (corrupt) BCD file and created a new one and I was home free. Or so I thought.

The computer worked fine for several days and today, I was again faced with the same BSOD (0xF4 and then several 0x50). This time, it wasn't a corrupt BCD file. There was nothing wrong with the boot sector as the OS shows up under the MSCONFIG Boot tab (although it has a "(recovered)" tag next to it.

I first ran a "CHKDSK" on the C: drive and it found several errors. I had it automatically "fix" those errors and it seems to work although I'm not sure when the next time it'll happen.

The main thing is that when booting, since I have 2 Corsair Force GT 120GB SSDs in RAID0 as my "C" drive, one of the SSDs shows "Error Occurred(0)". I had to open Intel RST and then click "Revert Disk to Normal" or something like that and that error is gone. However, this has happened 3 or 4 times now and I'm wondering if this is what is causing something to go wrong on the C drive; last time, it was the boot sector (BCD file), this time, it was some other errors (several) on the C drive.

I have the latest firmware (3.3) for the SSDs so I'm not sure what to do.
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21 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I would suggest first looking at post #2 of BSOD when hibernating and reading the Quote: by usasma.


Did that quote help with the possible SSD problem?
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