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Windows 7: Intermittent BSOD


17 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Intermittent BSOD

Hello,

I have been getting a random BSOD every once in a while for the past few weeks. It is incredibly frustrating, as I do a lot of video editing, and it has been so on-and-off, often in the middle of projects.
Given its sporadic nature, I am not quite sure what changes (if any) may have caused it.
If I could get some help, I would greatly appreciate it!

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64 - the original installed OS on the system?
Windows 7
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail - What is the age of system (hardware)?
6 months
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
6 months



My specs are:
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

CPU
Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 GHz

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

Memory
4 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB

Graphics Card(s)
Quadro FX 4600 768MB

Hard Drives
1 x Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 120GB SATA III
2 x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB SATA III


Thanks for your help!


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17 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've also attached the minidump .dmp files from the program BlueScreenView.
I have the bug check codes 0x000000f4.
I tried researching this, but couldn't find out what exactly it means.


Thanks!
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17 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

there is no specific driver that crashed, only "probably caused by winnt.exe" IO error

I suggest you uninstall AVG and test.

Looks like you have a lot of 3rd party drivers running.

Also, two pretty old drivers that you may need to take a look at:

fffff880`06d63000 fffff880`06d6e000 secdrv secdrv.SYS Wed Sep 13 09:18:38 2006 (4508052E)
fffff880`06c8d000 fffff880`06cb2000 Sentinel64 Sentinel64.sys Thu Feb 01 06:39:44 2007
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17 May 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
there is no specific driver that crashed, only "probably caused by winnt.exe" IO error

I suggest you uninstall AVG and test.

Looks like you have a lot of 3rd party drivers running.

Also, two pretty old drivers that you may need to take a look at:

fffff880`06d63000 fffff880`06d6e000 secdrv secdrv.SYS Wed Sep 13 09:18:38 2006 (4508052E) This is a security driver and it is the newest available.
fffff880`06c8d000 fffff880`06cb2000 Sentinel64 Sentinel64.sys Thu Feb 01 06:39:44 2007
This is Related to sentinel64.sys System Driver (NT Parallel x64 driver) from SafeNet, Inc.


I note you have AVG.
AVG can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S .
Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials
AT LEAST TO TEST

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide


Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows



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18 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the responses.

I removed AVG last night, and replaced it with ESET NOD32 (AVG was about to expire anyway, so I had just gotten ESET). After removing it, I tested it by editing my latest project for a few hours...
Believe it or not, but not BSOD occurred! It's hard to be 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that solved the problem!

Why would that be the case?

Also, as for Sentinel64.sys, would updating it fix it maybe? If so, what's the best way to go about that? I don't know what software (hardware, even?) that driver is associated with, so I can't find the most updated version online--and I'm very skeptical of those all-in-one programs that claim to find all of outdated drivers and update them (Driver Detective, etc.).
What do you recommend? Are there some of these programs that are actually worth it?

Thanks again!
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18 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No, you should actually be ok with the Sentinel64 version as long as your BSODs went away.
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18 May 2012   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cerebrate42 View Post
Thanks for the responses.

I removed AVG last night, and replaced it with ESET NOD32 (AVG was about to expire anyway, so I had just gotten ESET). After removing it, I tested it by editing my latest project for a few hours...
Believe it or not, but not BSOD occurred! It's hard to be 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that solved the problem!

Why would that be the case?

Also, as for Sentinel64.sys, would updating it fix it maybe? If so, what's the best way to go about that? I don't know what software (hardware, even?) that driver is associated with, so I can't find the most updated version online--and I'm very skeptical of those all-in-one programs that claim to find all of outdated drivers and update them (Driver Detective, etc.).
What do you recommend? Are there some of these programs that are actually worth it?

Thanks again!
Steps for installing/uninstalling the Sentinel Drivers - SafeNet Sentinel Customer Discussions
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31 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you all again for your help! I just marked the thread as "Problem Solved."


This said, I have one final question:
What exactly do the Sentinel drivers do? If they can be safely removed, and thus aren't necessary, what are they supposed to be there for?
I tried researching them, but could mostly only find problems people are having with them, hahaha.


Thanks again!
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31 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sentinel appears to be a security set for encrypting information. That was the best information I could find. Sentinel Drivers| SafeNet

Not sure if that is the same thing you had installed?
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