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Windows 7: BSOD after precisely 1 hour of uptime, Stop 0F4 error


05 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
BSOD after precisely 1 hour of uptime, Stop 0F4 error

After precisely 1 hour of uptime, the computer will hang, then BSOD. The error code is as follows:

STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80088D7480, 0xFFFFFA80088D7760, 0xFFFFF80002FD6240)

This is a virtually new machine, mostly built because my old one was having a similar problem (though I never got a BSOD on it, just hangs and reboots).

New components:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67
Kingston HyperX T1 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Old components:

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
SeaSonic M12II SS-430GM 430W ATX12V 2.2 /EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

I also have three other HDD, but they are not currently hooked into the system, and the problem persists without them, so I have eliminated them as a probable cause.

OS is Windows 7 Professional x64, same that was installed on the old machine. The SSD was the boot drive for both.

I believed (and so did a computer repair shop I took the machine to) that the error was with the Motherboard, but now I think the SSD is going bad. I ran chkdsk /f/r and it did a lot of fixes and repairs, but the problem persists.

After precisely (and I do mean precisely) 1 hour, the machine hangs and resets. The earliest its done it was at 0:59:30 minutes of uptime, the most recent was at precisely 1:00:00.

Requested system reports are attached. Any help would be appreciated.


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05 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

No DMP files included in upload please try this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP



You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:
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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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05 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I haven't been able to get it to write a minidump, but I'm due for a hang in about 7 minutes, so we'll see if it'll work this time.
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05 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

And 7 minutes later, like clockwork, it goes down. right now its sitting on the BSOD screen, but it doesn't seem interested in actually doing a memory dump.

Like so.

Edit: and the Hard Drive activity light is just burning a steady red, but nothing is actually happening. Its been sitting on the BSOD screen for going on about 5 minutes now.
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05 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Alright, after 10 minutes I just restarted it, and booted into safe-mode with Networking, just to try it out. No sign of the Minidump folder anywhere. Looks like whatever the problem is, its preventing the dump file from getting written.
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05 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

And after 1 hour in safe mode, it crashes with the exact same everything, and still doesn't seem to want to do a crash dump.

I do have a page file, so that isn't what is preventing it from dumping, it seems like it doesn't want to write to the disc at all.

Edit: I let it sit on the BSOD screen for 15 minutes, and it did not write a crash log.

Any ideas how to deal with this?
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05 May 2012   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fencedude View Post
And after 1 hour in safe mode, it crashes with the exact same everything, and still doesn't seem to want to do a crash dump.

I do have a page file, so that isn't what is preventing it from dumping, it seems like it doesn't want to write to the disc at all.

Edit: I let it sit on the BSOD screen for 15 minutes, and it did not write a crash log.

Any ideas how to deal with this?

How big is the page file, how much ram do you have and is the page file located on the same drive as the OS?
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05 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

How big is the page file, how much ram do you have and is the page file located on the same drive as the OS?
8 GB, 8 GB and yes, respectively.

Only drive currently installed is a 128GB SSD, which is also one of the few holdovers from my previous machine, which was suffering a similar (though even more inexplicable) problem.
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05 May 2012   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fencedude View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

How big is the page file, how much ram do you have and is the page file located on the same drive as the OS?
8 GB, 8 GB and yes, respectively.

Only drive currently installed is a 128GB SSD, which is also one of the few holdovers from my previous machine, which was suffering a similar (though even more inexplicable) problem.
Have you checked with the SSD mfr for the latest firmware?
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05 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Have you checked with the SSD mfr for the latest firmware?
That I have not done. I will do that tomorrow.

This hour long error cycle is really irritating when trying to fix things.
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