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Windows 7: I've been having BSoD problems for a couple of months now...

31 Jul 2012   #31
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Start a new thread. These problems are totally different.


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14 Aug 2012   #32
vieekk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Well, what do you know, it started happening again: the BSoD's. Faster reboots afterwards this time so I could never see the cause and there are rarely any minidumps. Anyway, I began dancing the Memtest86+ Shuffle.
  • Step 0: fail (RAM1 + RAM2)
  • Step 1: 7 pass (RAM1)

I will continue the next night.


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14 Aug 2012   #33
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use all of the settings given here and you will see your bsod screens.

After configuring the settings and rebooting, then run the enclosed script and attach the resulting minidumpsettings.txt file to your next post.

MEMORY DUMPS - REQUIREMENTS


Enable automatic management of the Paging file
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings (left-hand side) |
Advanced tab, Performance section, Settings |
Advanced tab, Virtual Memory section, Change |
checkmark Automatically manage paging file size for all drives |
OK | OK | OK



STARTUP AND RECOVERY SETTINGS
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings (left-hand side) |
Advanced
tab, Startup and Recovery section, Settings |
System Failure section | checkmark Write an Event to the system log
| uncheck
Automatically restart |


Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump |
in the Small dump directory: box, enter %SystemRoot%\Minidump| OK

If Overwrite any existing file is checked, then:
Under Write debugging information, select Kernel memory dump
Uncheck Overwrite any existing file
Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump
OK button
If you get a crazy message from Win 7 about your paging file being too small, then just ignore the message since we have already made sure that the paging file is set to be managed by Win 7.

ENABLE THE WINDOWS ERROR REPORTING SERVICE
WIN key | type SERVICES.MSC | ENTER |
Scroll down to Windows Error Reporting Service |
Rt-clk on Windows Error Reporting Service | Properties |
General
tab | for Startup type, choose Automatic |
In Service status, Start button (unless grayed out) | OK


ASSURE THAT CCLEANER IS NOT DELETING DUMPS
CCLEANER | Cleaner icon | Windows tab | System category |
Uncheck Memory Dumps
WINDOWS ERROR REPORTING SERVICE must NOT be disabled!
WIN | Services.msc | Enter
Under Name, locate Windows Error Reporting Service
If Status is not Started, then
Right-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |choose START
If Startup Type is not Automatic, then
Right-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |
choose Properties | General tab |
set Startup type to Automatic
Close Services.msc (I like to use ALT + F4)

After a crash, the minidump file will be in %SystemRoot%\Minidump
%SystemRoot% is generally C:\Windows

=================================================
==================================================
# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************

Script:
# **************************************************************
# Puts MiniDumpSettings.TXT in your user profile folder
# WIN | type %userprofile%\ then click on MiniDumpSettings.TXT
# to view the important minidump settings
# WIN = key with Microsoft logo on top
# **************************************************************
gwmi Win32_OSRecoveryConfiguration 
select minidumpdirectoryexpandedminidumpdirectoryoverwriteexistingdebugfilekerneldumponly,`
debuginfotype, autoreboot, writedebuginfo, writetosystemlog | fl > 
$env:userprofile\desktop\minidumpsettings.txt

EXIT
EXIT 
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14 Aug 2012   #34
vieekk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
After configuring the settings and rebooting, then run the enclosed script and attach the resulting minidumpsettings.txt file to your next post.
Yes, okay, but as you can see in my previous post Memtest86+ 4.20 actually found something wrong with the RAM or RAM connectors. Having a faulty stick of RAM can only increase my chances of BSoD? I will continue the RAM testing tonight to pin-point the cause.
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