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Windows 7: Constant BSODS, Issues booting, erratic Video Card Fan on boot, etc.

07 Jun 2012   #41
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Crashes still point to hard disk problems... Did you scan for viruses? What about the SFC results? SeaTools?


Run some hardware checks.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Monitor temperatures during the following tests.
    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
  • Sometimes, memory is finicky and difficult to find errors. One of the best posts about this was made yesterday by a user having typical memory issues: Finicky RAM.

    Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    warning   Warning
    Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!


    For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.



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07 Jun 2012   #42
aquitas

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

There are a lot of tests there and it's going to take a long time to run all of them.

Running speccy with prime95 caused two crashes so I had to run prime95 without monitoring temperatures. I'm assuming prime95 just continues to run indefinitely. I ran it for two hours and it was still running when i got back. Not really sure what any of the results meant so I took a screen shot. BTW, realtemp is only for Intel. I'm AMD.

Yes I've run virus tests, full scans, clean. Yes I ran seatools, passed three times.

I'll run the video memory stress test tonight before i go to bed.
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08 Jun 2012   #43
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Code:
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Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\aquitas\dmps\060712-13774-01.dmp]

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:33.347

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e)

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  CODE_CORRUPTION

PROCESS_NAME:  prime9

STACK_TEXT:  
ff5ff880`02f21ba8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheck

ff5ff880`02f21ba8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheck


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_STRIDE

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Crash indicates memory corruption; could be a faulty RAM module or RAM motherboard slot.


Let us know what Memtest86+ reveals. If you do not want to run Memtest86+, try running with one module at a time and seeing how Windows behaves for a while.
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08 Jun 2012   #44
aquitas

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

will do. i'll post back as soon as i find results.
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10 Jun 2012   #45
aquitas

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

First crash with one RAM in slot 4, 2 days after motherboard flash [this could explain the date 12/31/2001 for the dump file]. computer kept restarting when windows started up, removed battery from board, had to pull out battery and place it back in the board in order for windows to start. Will try 2nd RAM card in 4th slot to see if it crashes.
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10 Jun 2012   #46
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Pretty much the same as the previous one. Is your system maintaining the date and time correctly at present, or is it still an issue?


Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot.

Also, go into your BIOS and post all Voltages (CPU, RAM, NB, IMC, etc.) and all RAM settings (timings, frequency, etc.)

Thanks to Dave76 for help learning RAM Stability
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11 Jun 2012   #47
aquitas

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

Attached is a zip containing a dmp file of a crash that just occurred while system was sitting idle and i was away. Also contained are requested screen shots of CPU-Z tabs. In the folder marked MOBO are pictures of requested voltages. I looked for ram settings and was unable to find anything other than DRAM frequency which was set to AUTO (Picture inside). If you see somewhere in the screenshots where the information missing would be, let me know and i'll get it for you.

edit: earlier today i took the entire case apart and cleaned out all the parts with compressed air and duster.
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11 Jun 2012   #48
Welland

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I feel your pain man... I had the exact same blue screens/black screen/freezing for months, all day long. I also had to pull the cmos battery out to get it to boot sometimes.

What fixed it for me I had to run my 2x 2 GB memory sticks in the 2nd and 4th slots, when counting outward from the CPU. However, I had no crashes when I ran with only one stick in the 4th slot, and you did. I read back a couple pages and it look like you may have already tried this.

Good luck... I know it's frustrating!
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11 Jun 2012   #49
aquitas

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Welland View Post
I feel your pain man... I had the exact same blue screens/black screen/freezing for months, all day long. I also had to pull the cmos battery out to get it to boot sometimes.

What fixed it for me I had to run my 2x 2 GB memory sticks in the 2nd and 4th slots, when counting outward from the CPU. However, I had no crashes when I ran with only one stick in the 4th slot, and you did. I read back a couple pages and it look like you may have already tried this.

Good luck... I know it's frustrating!
That worked for me for a while but it doesn't work anymore. Thanks for the well wishes. I'm sure everything will work out in the end even if i have to buy new parts.
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11 Jun 2012   #50
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Your memory appears to be designed for Intel hardware and is running in AMD hardware. That is probably the cause of your conflicts. For DC Mode, the setting is grayed out when it should read Unganged for AMD hardware.

Your BIOS does not seem to have the options needed to make the configuration work, so your best option is probably to replace the RAM with AMD RAM: AMD Memory for Systems
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