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Windows 7: Constant random blue screens.

12 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Constant random blue screens.

I can't seem to figure out whats causing this to happen, I have Windows 7 x64.
Specs & dump file below.

AMD Phenom II x6 1045t
8gb of Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB)
Geforce GTX 550 Ti
With a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 as my board.

Any help is appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

If you are using win 8 add these

- Concurrency Stress Test
- DDI compliance checking

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen.
Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly.
The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.
If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

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Driver Reference Table (DRT)

Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

Driver Verifier

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Still running Driver Verifier without any blue screens yet, ill post back tomorrow. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

New dump file while Driver Verifier was running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DylanFTL View Post
New dump file while Driver Verifier was running.
This one crash was driver verified and still points to Pool_corruption. As JMH suggests updating to SP-1 may very well eliminate the issues.

One item of note is GuardMon is a commercial spyware program designed to monitor all forms of user activity on a computer. Yours is 3+ years old and needs to be updated or removed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Computer blue screened while installing SP1, now it won't boot. :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

DylanFTL, try here. System Recovery Options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

If you are able to successfully recover your system, thoroughly read through this tutorial and try again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm just gonna have to reinstall windows 7 because system recovery wont pick up my 7 install. Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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