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Windows 7: BSOD almost daily. Different errors such as IRQL_NOT_LESS... & PAGE_FA

09 May 2012   #1
hitoru

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSOD almost daily. Different errors such as IRQL_NOT_LESS... & PAGE_FA

System Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
AMD Athlon II X3 435, 2900 MHz
Asus M4A77TD Pro
Kingston 4GB of DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 2GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1024 MB)
3 HDDs: SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
WDC WD2000JS-22MHB0 ATA Device (186 GB, IDE)
WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 ATA Device (298 GB, IDE) (Primary drive with OS)
Belkin Wireless N USB Adapter (always plugged in for internet connectivity however I installed a third party driver to get to work since Belkin's official driver doesn't work for my system)
(System is running on default. No overclocking whatsoever)


Greetings everyone . My system is almost a year old though some components were salvaged from my previous system of three years (PSU and 2 HDDs). Recently (1-2 months or so I don't remember exactly) random BSODs happen while i'm gaming, playing music on iTunes, using photoshop and other adobe related products and even idling (sometimes it even happens 5-10 mins after starting up windows) . I also found that at times it takes a lot of time for my PC to start/launch into Bios after restarting from a BSOD and other times it does not. Sometimes it doesn't even launch into bios (no single beep sound) but other components are running. Other than that, my system also froze while i'm accessing my BIOS menu.

Most recently (bout half an hour ago) my PC BSOD again saying ntfs.sys is causing the error. I ended up shutting down my pc detached all USB and other external components (even the power cable) and pushed the power button for 30 seconds. I also removed one of my RAM sticks and left one in the first slot just to see if it has anything to do with my RAM.

Currently typing this thread running on a single stick of RAM and so far its running fine but i'm not really sure if it'll continue to run smoothly. Just wanna make sure that my RAM stick is really causing the problem or if its something else entirely.

I've attached all the needed files below. There, i've tried my best to explain my situation and sorry for the messed up English (It's not my main language) really appreciate it if you guys can help me with this. Do tell me if there is anything important that I might have missed that I have not mentioned in my explanation. Thanks in advance


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10 May 2012   #2
hitoru

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

UPDATE: Few hours after my first post, another BSOD happened while running my system on a single stick of RAM. I've added the mini dumps for analysis. Currently testing my RAM on each slot on my mobo.
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10 May 2012   #3
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Being that you are having trouble,even in the BIOS, it's safe to say that you should first, look at your hardware. First, some ground rules;

1. It is a good idea to buy an anti-static wristband, and follow the instructions for use.(They are sold at most electronics stores.) If you are going to do quite a lot of bench work, you might do well to invest in an anti-static mat.
2. If you don't have a wristband, you are not necessarily out of luck. Assuming that your PC is grounded, you can ground yourself by just keeping one hand in contact with the bare metal frame (not a painted or coated surface) of the computer case. Keep the PC power cord plugged in to a (3-prong) grounded outlet and turn off the rocker switch on the back of the power supply. If the power supply does not have a switch on the back, this won't work, however. Never work on a PC with the power on. In that case, you should buy an anti-static band or try another method of grounding.
3. As an alternative, alter a standard 3-conductor power cord by snipping off the two flat blades, leaving only the grounding portion of the plug. Or simply purchase a cord like this from an electronics supply house. This accomplishes the same thing as turning off the rocker switch.
4. You can employ an LCD Static Discharger. As a simple measure, you can hang it on your key ring and just dangle it. This is less reliable, but when it touches a ground, it should discharge the static electricity. Procedure:①Lightly touch the oval button with a finger. ②Make sure that the end of the conductive material touches a grounded conductor. (such as vehicle, human body, computer, metal or other) to release static electricity, and observe the LCD display.
5. Some people claim that damage can be reduced by wearing little or no clothing, it is said that the less cloth that is in contact with your body, the less static is produced, though these claims remain unproven.

The average person can carry up to 25,000 volts of static energy at any given time. This sounds like a lot, but because the current level is low, you usually won't notice it. Follow safe ESD procedures any time you open a computer.

If the equipment is cold, wait until it has reached room temperature. ESD builds up much faster when it's cold and dry (low humidity).

If you don't take steps to prevent ESD, you may regret it. Your computer can sustain serious damage without you knowing it. CPUs and memory chips of any kind are highly vulnerable to ESD. If you fry your PC with static electricity, you may soon start to notice random memory errors, blue screens, and lock-ups. Normally, you can't see (or even feel) ESD, but it is almost always there, so be sure to do the right thing. Your PC will thank you!

Try not to open up computers while on thick carpets, petting long-haired pets, dressing, emptying the dryer, etc. Use common sense; don't do anything that would cause you to get a shock from touching something made of metal.

Please reinstall all of your RAM. Then follow this Tutorial. There are more tests we can do but lets get this out of the way first. Post back results please.
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13 May 2012   #4
hitoru

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply James. I don't really have the time to run tests on my RAM at this moment cuz of college work however, I will get back with the results by the end of this week.
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