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Windows 7: Random start-up BSODs (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000A)

26 May 2012   #21
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Any failing hardware can cause a repertoire of blue screens. I believe a little less than half of yours did indicate possible graphics card problems, so it is not too surprising. I would recommend replacing the card and seeing how things fare as that card is very likely bad.


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27 May 2012   #22
Namish

Windows 7 64
 
 

Writhziden,

I ended up taking my tower to Bestbuy since they have parts on hand I can swap in and out before buying the new card. Old video card would not pass post. We removed my old vc and puggled the monitor into my onboard vc. It did not pass post. We removed the CMOS battery for a while and reset it. After the reset the onboard video card passed post and booted. We re-installed the old video card and it passed post and booted.

I took home the tower figuring my vc is buggy and dying. It lasted about an hour and again crashed and refused to pass/boot. I spoke to EVGA and found out my vc is still under warranty. They are sending me a new one.

In the mean time I bought a new vc so I can have a computer until then. Installing the new video card had the exact same problems as the old one, it would not pass post until I removed the CMOS battery and went from the onboard to the vc. After that it boots. I installed the new drivers, rebooted and within a minute crashed into a BSOD. This one is:

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Rebooted and froze multiple times. Manged to get in long enough for a new post and report. I also have some message from ASUS saying somthing did not install correctly that pops up briefly on boot up then disappears. I'll try to get a picture of that msg so I can post that later.
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27 May 2012   #23
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried using each RAM module individually and seeing if the problem persists? Check each module in each slot. See if any provide stability in any slots. If you find a slot that works, that module and that slot can be considered good. Test each module in the good slot to find any bad modules, and test the good module in each slot to find any bad slots.

How are the temperatures on the new card?
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27 May 2012   #24
Namish

Windows 7 64
 
 

I'm not 100% clearn on what you mean by seeing if the problem persists. Do you mean put in one stick of ram and go until the computer crashes? Or wait until I crash and can no longer boot then swap the ram? I have ran multiple sticks of ram though multiple slots while trying to get the computer to boot and pass post without any luck booting.

Also what program do you recommend to monitor video card temp?

Here's the boot up error:

LOADING ASUS EXPRESS GATE...
EXPRESS GATE INSTALLATION IS INCOMPLETE.
VERSION-POST CODE: (L11200 - 8C000002)
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27 May 2012   #25
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If swapping RAM is not helping with the POST, chances are it will not resolve the problem, either. Still, may be worth trying. What I mean by check is: Do your normal routine in Windows for twice as long as it normally takes for a crash to occur or until a crash occurs, whichever comes first. If you do not get a crash, that module and slot can be marked as suspected good. If you get a crash, the module or the slot may be bad.

To be honest, I am beginning to suspect this is a motherboard issue...
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28 May 2012   #26
Namish

Windows 7 64
 
 

I am also leaning that way. I have uninstalled the new video card and put the other one back, same symptoms. Now I'm going to buy a new motherboard. If that doesn't work I'll try the power supply. If that doesn't work I'll try new ram and just keep buying things and taking them back until I figure this thing out. I can't believe the best way to troubleshoot computer hardware is still just to put new hardware in until the problem goes away hahaha.
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28 May 2012   #27
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could also try a clean install. There was another user having very similar problems up until last night when a clean install of Windows 7 resolved them.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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03 Jun 2012   #28
Namish

Windows 7 64
 
 

Well I formatted and reinstalled windows. Same symptoms, different bluescreen titles. I have contacted ASUS and found out the motherboard is still under warranty. I'm going to send it to them and they will either repair it or send me a new one. Although based on past history with this computer they will probably say it is working at 100% and send it back. Either way I'll let you know the outcome in about 2-3 weeks.
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04 Jun 2012   #29
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, thanks for posting back. Look forward to hearing back in 2-3 weeks.
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04 Jul 2012   #30
Namish

Windows 7 64
 
 

Well Asus replaced my motherboard and my computer is up and running flawlessly again. Thank you soooo much for all of the help Writhziden. I really learned a lot and wouldn't have solved it without you.

Sincerely,
Kyle
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