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Windows 7: BSOD 0x00000124 after installing updated NVidia driver

26 May 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You definitely have better cooling than I do on my system. Nice temperature.

FurMark is fairly easy to run and test with. There is actually a tutorial for it if you want to check it out: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

The graphics memory test can take a while, so you may want to run that overnight.

Also, Vir Gnarus pointed out some more robust tests that can be run for graphics if you want to give them a go: Unigine: real-time 3D engine (game, simulation, visualization and VR).


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26 May 2012   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yep, I have the Corsair H60 water cooling kit, so CPU temps are well under control.

Just ran the Furmark 15min Burn-In test at 1920 x 1080 (my native resolution) - max temperature = 77. Didn't see any artifacts.

Going to check out the SSD and HDD's further. I did upgrade the firmware on the SSD from 1.25 to 1.35 about 3 days ago, but never received BSOD's during that time......I wonder if thats where the problem lies?

Regards,
Golden
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26 May 2012   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Update : HDD activity light is on permanently with nothing untoward running in the background as far as I can tell. Just bad a black screen of detah - no blue screen this time.

I also managed to tease out some SMART data using the OCZ toolbox. Not sure if there is anything untoward here, apart from the 42 unexpected power losses.

Quote:
SMART READ DATA

ModelNumber : OCZ-VERTEX2
Serial Number : OCZ-FR17KHHP129L3H40
WWN : 5-e8-3a-97 faafdc53f


Revision: 10
Attributes List
1: SSD Raw Read Error Rate Normalized Rate: 117 total ECC and RAISE errors
5: SSD Retired Block Count Reserve blocks remaining: 100%
9: SSD Power-On Hours Total hours power on: 5116
12: SSD Power Cycle Count Count of power on/off cycles: 609
171: SSD Program Fail Count Total number of Flash program operation failures: 0
172: SSD Erase Fail Count Total number of Flash erase operation failures: 0
174: SSD Unexpected power loss count Total number of unexpected power loss: 42
177: SSD Wear Range Delta Delta between most-worn and least-worn Flash blocks: 1
181: SSD Program Fail Count Total number of Flash program operation failures: 0
182: SSD Erase Fail Count Total number of Flash erase operation failures: 0
187: SSD Reported Uncorrectable Errors Uncorrectable RAISE errors reported to the host for all data access: 0
194: SSD Temperature Monitoring Current: 30 High: 30 Low: 30
195: SSD ECC On-the-fly Count Normalized Rate: 117
196: SSD Reallocation Event Count Total number of reallocated Flash blocks: 0
231: SSD Life Left Approximate SDD life Remaining: 95%
241: SSD Lifetime writes from host lifetime writes 1792 GB
242: SSD Lifetime reads from host lifetime reads 7360 GB

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26 May 2012   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.
  1. Power off the system.
  2. Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
  3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
  4. Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
  5. Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
  6. Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
  7. Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
  8. Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
  9. Do steps 1-3 and replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
  10. Repeat steps 1-4.
  11. Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.
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27 May 2012   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. Just completed the power cycling, so we'll see what happens in about 3/4 hrs time.

When I entered the BIOS I realised why the HDD activity light was on permanently : the RAID1 is rebuilding itself, probably because of the BSOD. So, the HDD activity light is a red-herring regarding the original problem.

Regards,
Golden
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27 May 2012   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the info about the HDD light. That makes sense. I still think the power cycle of the SSD may help with the firmware update and the unexpected power loss numbers. Hopefully it will also resolve the crashes.
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27 May 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I didn't want to talk too soon for fear of a jinx, but since my last post some 8hrs ago, this PC has been both idling, and been worked as normal, and so far.........cross-thumbs, toes and everything in between.........no....dare I say it.......BSOD or anything else untoward.

I can only put it down to the cycle thing, so definately keep that one handy
Lets now hope that soon as I press submit, the PC doesn't....you-know-what!

I'll leave it on overnight, and if its all good, I'll mark this as solved.

You've been a great help mate. Thanks.

Golden
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27 May 2012   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. It was actually Brink who originally posted that link, and with all the problems occurring with SSDs on here, especially with people saying the SSD was often not showing up in the BIOS shortly after a crash, I added it to my repertoire.

Here is the original post by Brink:
SSD not showing up in Computer
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27 May 2012   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Well, after leaving in overnight both idling and doing a massive scheduled robocopy of all my user data, the PC seems absolutely rock solid, so I'll mark this as solved.

Thanks again writhziden.
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27 May 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Glad to see it solved.
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