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Windows 7: BSOD 116 when attempting to play games

04 May 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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05 May 2012   #12
oldhome7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
 
 

Well, I did get so far as to pull both GPUs and all my storage drives tonight and test and it made no difference. I cannot get down to one drive as I am running a Raid 0 system drive. It did get far enough in that the device manager popup said it was installing Windows, if that says anything. I also got another BSOD but haven't gotten around to grabbing it, but I'll save that for tomorrow and see if HBCD will last long enough to at least grab the code.
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05 May 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What device did Device Manager install?

I wonder if your RAID configuration is intact. RAID tends to degrade if there is any data corruption on the system. When was the last time you ran a Disk Check on your drives?

Windows 7 is rather finicky when it comes to RAID, so we generally do not recommend using it. There is also the general opinion in the technical circles that RAID is not a good idea for the average user: Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea - Puget Custom Computers
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05 May 2012   #14
oldhome7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
 
 

It just said Windows and a reboot was required. I did run chkdsk when it first started intermittently acting up from command prompt with options /f /r /b just for redundancy, i know b>r>f. It never came back with any errors or relocated sectors.

Also, I have never had any problem with Raid0 before with 7 even before this last clean install. I did think that maybe one drive was failing so I switched my BIOS settings back to IDE mode and ran an bunch of different HDD tests from my HBCD drive to check since Raid0 doesn't seem to like S.M.A.R.T. But, none of those tests came back with any errors so I'm assuming the drives are okay.

Edit: So I tried booting my Ubuntu usb drive to shrink the partition on my 2tb drive so I could clone my raid0 partition over to it and I ran into a "Machine check error" after selecting the usb drive to boot from with the boot selection popup.
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05 May 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you switch back from IDE after running the hard disk tests?
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05 May 2012   #16
oldhome7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
 
 

Yes I switched back to RAID mode afterwards. Apparently it's a common problem with ASRock motherboards and warm boots trying to load that, a cold boot fixed that problem.

I'm thinking it was a bad driver or some hidden virus/malware as I finally got it to boot fine but as soon as I moved my mouse it would BSOD so I said f*** it and did another clean install and I'm slowly installing things one at a time trying to find out, and waiting for Avira's rescue cd to finish downloading because Avira said I had a hidden something that could only be fixed from the rescue cd.
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06 May 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The security experts sometimes recommend a CLEAN clean install. The additional step before the clean install is to run the clean all command through Diskpart: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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06 May 2012   #18
oldhome7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
 
 

Whenever I do a clean install I always DBAN first set on the DoD 5220.22-M setting. I think that's a little more thorough than the DiskPart command. I could just be paranoid as I Gutmann Wipe before I sell a hard drive.
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06 May 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

In that case, any viruses should have been wiped through the clean install, so why is avira complaining?
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06 May 2012   #20
oldhome7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
 
 

I didn't wipe my storage drives, I just wiped the Raid array, so maybe something there...
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