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Windows 7: SFC couldn't fix my computer

04 May 2012   #1
etsnsm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SFC couldn't fix my computer

My thread is related to BSODs and I know that there is a BSOD section of its own, but my computer is constantly having software issues.
I should add that my brand new harddrive has a windows 7 upgrade copy installed onto it, one that I bought from a Univ. bookstore.

Here are a couple things I've already done.
- SFC more than 3 times at a time.
- Repair install, with and without compatibility (VistaSP2)
- Clean install with formatting via advanced options
- Check for windows updates, and install every important one.
- BlueScreenViewer always told me that ntoskrnl.exe was at fault, whenever it did occur.
*Important* SFC always finds corrupt files, but the files themselves fix themselves, and new corrupt files arise.
At one point, I had my computer find no violations for a couple of days, and I haven't had a bsod since, but I did click shut down with google chrome and skype up, and my computer shut down properly, but when I booted my computer back up, google chrome was having problems getting past the "Aw, Snap" part, and there were other corrupt files that had risen as well.

I'm currently using the computer that has the problems.

Hoping for replies,


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04 May 2012   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello etsnsm Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The problems you are running into could be from two different sources other then Windows/software related. The first and obvious would be a problem with the new drive while not as likely being new but bad sectors or other defect.

The second to consider would be bad ram! If you have a bad dimm in there that will cause an endless list of problems to appear especially when appearing right after a clean install of the OS. I would suggest a good run of the memtest memory stress tester for several 4-5 hours to see the series of tests repeat over and over again which will point out any critical errors with the memory installed on the system there.

A bad install of Windows from bad ram or simply not a complete install is also a known cause for seeing too many problems right away. Again that could be as a result of a possible defect with the new drive, memory, or even worst case both! Or you may have simply had a bad install where a lens cleaner for the optical drive or handling of the 7 disk left finger marks?

These are the more common places to start.
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04 May 2012   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Check Night Hawks recommendations first.

Then I would try posting in Crashes and Debugging section if necessary.
Instructions of what you need to post there.> http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

They are more likely to be able to find software problems or point you in the right direction if it is other than Night Hawks recommendations.
I'm making no speculation.

Good luck.
Mike
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04 May 2012   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

In order to catch the info on any new BSODs you will need to disable(uncheck box) the automatic restart on system failure option(refer to attach image below) when Windows crashes option found in the Control Panel>System>Advanced Settings section>Startup & Recovery. That will stall the system where you can write down the exact error code and other info.

Once you have all that written down then it's time for a hard boot with the power or reset button to be able to post it in a new thread. But you will have to uncheck that option to keep any BSOD up long enough to read it!

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Attachment 210238
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04 May 2012   #5
etsnsm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Hello etsnsm Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The problems you are running into could be from two different sources other then Windows/software related. The first and obvious would be a problem with the new drive while not as likely being new but bad sectors or other defect.

The second to consider would be bad ram! If you have a bad dimm in there that will cause an endless list of problems to appear especially when appearing right after a clean install of the OS. I would suggest a good run of the memtest memory stress tester for several 4-5 hours to see the series of tests repeat over and over again which will point out any critical errors with the memory installed on the system there.

A bad install of Windows from bad ram or simply not a complete install is also a known cause for seeing too many problems right away. Again that could be as a result of a possible defect with the new drive, memory, or even worst case both! Or you may have simply had a bad install where a lens cleaner for the optical drive or handling of the 7 disk left finger marks?

These are the more common places to start.
Let me just take the 5 seconds every grateful human being may feel to say.. Thank you

To be honest, i've replaced the harddrive 3 times. It sounds ridiculous, but I think it's safe to say that the harddrive is fine. (Btw, I had a question about if there are proper connectors to use to connect the harddrives and optical drives to the motherboard. I have my specs listed in my CP (I believe that is what it's called) and in my motherboard box, if I can recall correctly (I'll be going back later, just finished finals.. whew) I have a red and black colored connector. Does it matter which color connectors I use?)))

I've done chkdsk /r multiple times, and no problems arose.

About the memory issue.

I've ran memtest86+ many times, and out of the many times, say 4-5 tests with ~4-5 passes for each test, I've had 1 error during 1 account of the test. However the problem never arose since. Is this something that should alert me? If so, i'm going to head straightaway to the nearest frys in preparation for may 15, 2012 (Diablo 3 release date )
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04 May 2012   #6
etsnsm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Check Night Hawks recommendations first.

Then I would try posting in Crashes and Debugging section if necessary.
Instructions of what you need to post there.> http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

They are more likely to be able to find software problems or point you in the right direction if it is other than Night Hawks recommendations.
I'm making no speculation.

Good luck.
Mike
Thanks :]
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04 May 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etsnsm View Post
(Btw, I had a question about if there are proper connectors to use to connect the harddrives and optical drives to the motherboard. I have my specs listed in my CP (I believe that is what it's called) and in my motherboard box, if I can recall correctly (I'll be going back later, just finished finals.. whew) I have a red and black colored connector. Does it matter which color connectors I use?)))
Are you using an Asus Z68 v-Pro motherboard?

According to the Asus web site, that motherboard has these storage ports:

IntelŽ Z68 chipset :

2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue


MarvellŽ PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller:

2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

JMicronŽ JMB362 controller:

1 x eSATA 3G port(s), red

I would try to use the Intel ports (gray and blue)
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04 May 2012   #8
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I would have to say a 3rd drive rules that out as a problem unless the manufacturer shipped out a bad lot! The repeat runs of memtest without running into several errors is also good in ruling a hardware problem out there.

With both a C and D seen both in the second image being the exact same size I would tend to suspect the PT(Partition Table) information is corrupt as well as some other odd errors you are running into. The end result and likely to be the only real solution is to simply nuke the drive completely and change the methods you are using since you are running into repeat problems 3 times on three different drives?!

What happens after the basic clean install is another matter as far as getting all device drivers(latest preferred) on as well as your programs and still have a working OS. Perhaps it may be best to simply list the steps you have already taken to see if you need to try something else.
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05 May 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

etsnsm,
Make a 100% clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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05 May 2012   #10
etsnsm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etsnsm View Post
(Btw, I had a question about if there are proper connectors to use to connect the harddrives and optical drives to the motherboard. I have my specs listed in my CP (I believe that is what it's called) and in my motherboard box, if I can recall correctly (I'll be going back later, just finished finals.. whew) I have a red and black colored connector. Does it matter which color connectors I use?)))
Are you using an Asus Z68 v-Pro motherboard?

According to the Asus web site, that motherboard has these storage ports:

IntelŽ Z68 chipset :

2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue


MarvellŽ PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller:

2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

JMicronŽ JMB362 controller:

1 x eSATA 3G port(s), red

I would try to use the Intel ports (gray and blue)
Yes. I believe i'm using 3 and 6 at the moment.

I just didn't know if the connectors that connected my harddrive to the ports on the motherboard mattered.
They're black, but there's also another set of connectors within the motherboard box that are black with white tips that are labeled SATA 6.0
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