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Windows 7: BSOD on every second or third boot (ntoskrnl.exe)


15 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSOD on every second or third boot (ntoskrnl.exe)

Hello there, another problem with my new PC...

About every second or third time I boot my PC, I'm getting a blue screen. As I said, I don't get it every time I boot, sometimes I can do a single boot without this BSOD, sometimes I can go two boots without it.

It happens about 10 seconds after Windows loads my desktop. The PC becomes unresponsive (cursor still moves), the taskbar will go to the basic theme and then I get the blue screen. Restart the PC, and it runs fine.

I'm only getting blue screen on startup. After the PC has started, I can run Prime95, IBT, Heaven maxed out, anything and I won't get a blue screen.

I've run memtest 4.20 and didn't get any errors after a pass.

I downloaded 'BlueScreenView' and all of them the BSOD is caused by "ntoskrnl.exe".

I've got 7 recorded BSODs, all of them say 'Bug Check Code: 0x000000f4' and 'Bug Check String: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION' except for the third one which says "0x00000074" and BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO.


Does anyone know what may be causing this or how I can further narrow down the issue?

Thanks.


EDIT: Forgot system specs

3570K
GTX 670
16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24
Z77 Fatal1ty Pro
Intel 520 series 120GB SSD
1TB WD Green (WD10EZRX)
Corsair AX750
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Nothing is overclocked.


Tell me if you need anymore info.

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15 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if this will be any help, but here is result from chkdsk /r:



Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
131584 file records processed. File verification completed.
137 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
176912 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
131584 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 379 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 379 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 379 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
22665 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
37280936 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
131568 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
20738449 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

117115903 KB total disk space.
33854296 KB in 107951 files.
69524 KB in 22666 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
238283 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
82953800 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
29278975 total allocation units on disk.
20738450 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 02 02 00 44 fe 01 00 62 b5 03 00 00 00 00 00 ....D...b.......
9e 01 00 00 3c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....<...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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15 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Good that you did a disk check. That BugCheck code does typically indicate hard disk issues. To provide you with better help, please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html.
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15 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok got the files. Sorry for the wait.
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15 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The system report says I don't have an anti-virus, but I have MSE installed and it seems to be working fine.
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16 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bumping to first page.
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16 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry, I was sleeping during most of the time that you were waiting... As to bumping: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

You were first on my priority list for this morning. You just dropped to 21st on my list.
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16 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Sorry, I was sleeping during most of the time that you were waiting... As to bumping: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

You were first on my priority list for this morning. You just dropped to 21st on my list.
Ugh... Thanks...

I did check for a sticked rules thread, but I missed the link down the bottom.
Just thought I'd bring it back to the front page, in case there was someone else who may also be able to help.

Whenever you can get to it is fine, I guess. It's not urgent.
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16 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

SSD Troubleshooting:
The crashes you are receiving are common with SSDs when there are incompatible drivers, hardware, BIOS, or firmware issues. Proceed with SSD troubleshooting:
  • Make sure the following are up to date:
    • SSD firmware
    • BIOS Version
    • Chipset Drivers
    • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
    • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

  • 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. 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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16 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks very much for the help. It's now my turn to sleep. So I'll try all this in the morning and post results.

Thank you.
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