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Windows 7: BSOD, Usually Near Startup, error 0xf4

03 Apr 2012   #1
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
BSOD, Usually Near Startup, error 0xf4

Hello all,
I am new to this site. I have recently built a new gaming machine within the past month.
After about a week I got my first BSOD while browsing the web. I have gotten them much more frequently usually right after startup since then.

System Specs:
8GB ram
Intel i5-2500k 3.4Ghz
EVGA Nvidia GTX560 Ti Video Card
60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD
1TB 7200 RPM Seagate HD

Thank you for your help in advance.




Attached Files
File Type: zip BSODdmpFiles.zip (648.0 KB, 8 views)
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03 Apr 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

1.If you are overclocking STOP!

2. Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

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03 Apr 2012   #3
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you for your reply.

I am not OCing; however, I did install, update, and run Malware-bytes with the following results:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Database version: v2012.04.04.02

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
SteVen :: ASHEVILLE [administrator]

4/4/2012 12:22:50 AM
mbam-log-2012-04-04 (00-22-50).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 292479
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 3 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-2109100815-34228144-1897273543-1000\$RYH39FS.exe (PUP.Bundle.Installer.OI) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

(end)
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03 Apr 2012   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

1. Please run System File Check. {Option 2}
You MAY need to run it 3 times.
Let us know the results at the end.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

2. Next run a Disk Check.

Disk Check
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03 Apr 2012   #5
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

SFC verified no issues all 3 times.
DISKCHK ran fine as well

Thanks again.
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04 Apr 2012   #6
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have been doing research, It seems likely that It is a problem with my OCZ Agility Hard Drive. Something about it going into an idle state or disconnecting. Can anyone confirm this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2012   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Keep troubleshooting.
Upload any further DMP's for analysis please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #8
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was playing minecraft for about ten minutes and I got the BSOD again, attached are the new collection of dmp files, only one is new.


Attached Files
File Type: zip BSODdmpFiles2.zip (555.6 KB, 3 views)
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05 Apr 2012   #9
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

1. Please run this test 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.
Quote:
*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+

FYI...

2. You might need to consider
Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Apr 2012   #10
monekoluv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have already run memtest86+ multiple times with no issues. however, I have been considering a clean install
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