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Windows 7: bsod cant figure this one out

20 Jun 2012   #21
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I just tried to run the Windows setup to confirm that atapi/ide driver name and it came back with "cannot run set up may be corrupt, etc" Tried another disk, same thing then tried a commercial dvd and it wouldnt load. I wonder if the problem is to do with a faulty dvd drive? Could this be giving blue screens? I know in the old days an ide cd would freeze pc's with any faults (tho my current is sata)

What is the thinking behind the ssd power down?

Thanks
Mike


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20 Jun 2012   #22
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried removing the DVD drive to test stability? Any bad hardware can cause any number of problems.

The SSD Power Cycle is essentially like rebooting your system but for the SSD hardware. When you reboot your system, it cleans out temporary memory corruption (for the most part). This allows the system to run cleaner and prevents lock-ups and slow-downs in Windows. Doing a full reboot by removing power sources, holding down the power button for 30 seconds ensures all power is drained from the system through closing the electronics loop. That resets the hardware on the motherboard and the RAM so all memory corruption of removed and the hardware/software connections with the BIOS are reset.

With the SSD power cycle, it cleans up any corruption in the drive and resets the software/hardware connections with the SSD firmware (which is similar to the BIOS).
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20 Jun 2012   #23
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Thanks mate, I suppose the next step is to remove the dvd drive and see what happens. If that doesnt work I'll do the power down thing.I'll report back after a few days unless I get another crash.
Cheers
Mike
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20 Jun 2012   #24
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds good. Look forward to your next report. Best wishes you get it resolved with one of those steps.
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20 Jun 2012   #25
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Lol, just crashed on me before I had a chance to remove the dvd.
Seems to be a different error...
PS, this was the newly installed non-music side
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20 Jun 2012   #26
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

That crash is DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.


Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
  1. Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. For AMD:
    • Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
    • If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers (this applies to onboard graphics, as well):
      1. Click Start Menu
      2. Right Click My Computer/Computer
      3. Click Manage
      4. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
      5. Expand Display adapters
      6. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
        • Right click the adapter
        • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
        • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
      Alternatively:
      1. Login as an adminstrative user
      2. Click Start Menu
      3. Click Control Panel
      4. Click Hardware and Sound
      5. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
      6. Expand Display adapters
      7. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
        • Right click the adapter
        • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
        • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  6. Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
  7. Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts

Remember to try multiple versions of the graphics drivers, download them fresh, and install the freshly downloaded drivers.


You may also want to install your AMD drivers without the Catalyst Control Center/Vision Engine Control Center software. Download the version of ATI drivers that you want to install, and then do the following steps.
  • Start the installation program to install your drivers and ATI software. When you get to the option to Express/Custom install, cancel the installation. Your drivers should now exist in C:\AMD\Support\xx-x_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc where the x's replace your version number of the driver software.
  • Uninstall all AMD software related to your graphics card by uninstalling AMD Catalyst Install Manager in Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
  • If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers:
    1. Click Start Menu
    2. Right Click My Computer/Computer
    3. Click Manage
    4. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
    5. Expand Display adapters
    6. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
      • Right click the adapter
      • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
      • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
    Alternatively:
    1. Login as an adminstrative user
    2. Click Start Menu
    3. Click Control Panel
    4. Click Hardware and Sound
    5. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
    6. Expand Display adapters
    7. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
      • Right click the adapter
      • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
      • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  • Restart your computer.
  • Re-install your drivers from the C:\AMD\Support\xx-x_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc folder using a similar method to that in OPTION TWO of Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7
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21 Jun 2012   #27
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Writhziden,

I ran sfc /verifyonly 3 times and got no integrity violations.

I ran dxdiag which came back fine except diaxdiag x 64 said the emu audio drivers were not digitally signed but these are the latest drivers.

I uninstalled the wdm drivers for the radeon card and installed the latest from the amd website.

So, I guess I just wait for the next crash?

Mike
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21 Jun 2012   #28
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hopefully you will be waiting indefinitely for the next crash.

If you do happen to get a crash, please provide us with the crash reports. Also, let us know if the problem ends up being solved.
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22 Jun 2012   #29
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Hi, had another crash almopst immediately on the non-msic side.
To be honest it was expected I guess the dvd is not the culprit.
See what you think of the crash dump,
Thanks for the help,
Mike

PS Im going to change the memory soonish (nothing to do with the crashing) and have decided on
Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Manufacturer ID: KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX which is on the Asus approved
vendors list. The voltages on the ram is 16.5v but apparently the board is 15v. Any views on that as I dont want to add anything causing errors that will stop me finding the solution to these blue screens.
Thanks mate,
Mike
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22 Jun 2012   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Might want to read this. Kingston should run at 1.5 to 1.6 volts.
http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/K...C9D3K2_8GX.pdf
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