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Windows 7: Random BSOD - ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)

10 Mar 2012   #1
KPH

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Random BSOD - ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)

Good day and thank you for reviewing my BSOD issue.

I have been getting completely random blue screen crashes for some time now. There is generally no consistency regarding the app used, apps running or time of day. Most reference
ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)with errors such as POOL_CORRUPTION_IN_FILE_AREA, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, PFN_LIST_CORRUPT etc. I have run memory tests using the bootable memtest cd and have also run the standard disk checks all with no errors.

I have attached the requested
BSOD Dump & System File output along with the perfmon data.

I built the PC and the Basic System specs are:

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K Premium

If additional information is required to assist in troubleshooting this issues, please let me know.

Thank you for your time.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 


These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.


* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.




Memtest.
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*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.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+



Driver verifier

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Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff 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).

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 "Special Pool", "Force Pending I/O Requests" and "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.

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #3
KPH

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I appreciate the prompt response and suggestions.

As I mentioned in my original post, I have already run the mem test from the bootable CD with no errors reported. This was left running over night so I exceeded 6 passes. This was my first step to rule out ram.

I'll initiate the driver verifier and report the results when received.

Thanks again for the help.
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KPH View Post
I appreciate the prompt response and suggestions.

As I mentioned in my original post, I have already run the mem test from the bootable CD with no errors reported. This was left running over night so I exceeded 6 passes. This was my first step to rule out ram.

I'll initiate the driver verifier and report the results when received.

Thanks again for the help.
My pleasure and good luck.
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11 Mar 2012   #5
KPH

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I had another crash within hours after the verifier was enabled.

The resulting dmp file is attached but I don't think it is indicating a specific driver at this time.

Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KPH View Post
I had another crash within hours after the verifier was enabled.

The resulting dmp file is attached but I don't think it is indicating a specific driver at this time.

Thank you.
Verifier enabled and caused by memory corruption.

You might want to start thinking about re-running memtest for the required 6-8 posts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #7
KPH

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I will certainly rerun the tests and post back with updated results.

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KPH View Post
I will certainly rerun the tests and post back with updated results.

Thanks again.

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #9
KPH

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Memtest86+ V4.2 complete through 8 passes with no errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KPH View Post
Memtest86+ V4.2 complete through 8 passes with no errors.
Good news any further crashes, and if so DMPS?


Keeping running verifier.
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