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Windows 7: Multiple crashes and BSODs with random messages and filenames in them.


11 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Multiple crashes and BSODs with random messages and filenames in them.

Hello, my computer began having problems a few weeks ago. It either crashes with BSOD, or just goes down with black screen, not shutting off, I can hear it's on, but screen is black, so I have to manually shut it off. It happens several times a day.
Sometimes after restart (either by itself or by myself) Windows wont boot due to something crucial corrupted aparently. Ive seen this twice:
Error 15: File not found. Press any key.
or
Bootmgr image is corrupt. The system cannot boot.

Most of the time, I must wait 1-2 minutes before starting it again, otherwise it just won't start - again, I can hear it's on, but screen is black. After 1-2 minutes, computer starts OK.

As for BSODs. I've seen numerous error messages and file names. I started noting them down at some point to see if they repeat. I will list them at the bottom, so maybe it's of any help to you because I have realised that not every crash or BSOD results in minidump file for some reason.

I have already ran MEMTEST86 as advised on this forum, for 8 runs overnight with no errors.
I reinstalled windows with formatting system partition. Crashes and BSODs kept coming.

At some point I was advised to use Driver Sweeper. I cleaned everything it would show and installed drivers from the 1,5 year old CDs that were attached to the computer when I bought it. Havent updated anything from that point and - to my surprise - after only two more BSODs, computer ran with no crashes whatsoever for almost whole week!
Unfortunately, today it has started crashing again. I restored the system image I created 2 days ago, when everything seemed fine. I cleaned the drivers with Driver Sweeper again. But this time it does not help. It has been crashing whole day today. Unfortunately I only can see two mini dump files with today date, but there definitely have been more crashes than two today.

Crashes happen 99% of the time when playing World of Warcraft, but this computer is used mostly for this purpose, so WoW is running most of the time computer is on. It also happened with only browser opened a few times, once when watching youtube movie.

I will appreciate any help on this.
Below are the error messages and file names from the BSODs.

usbehci.sys
(?)N_LIST_CORRUPT
k.sys
VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGER_ENCOUNTERED_FATAL_ERROR
amdppm.sys
atikmpag.sys (x2)
atikmdag.sys (x4)
ksaud.sys
BAD_POOL_CALLER
tcpip.sys
SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION (x3)
bugcode_usb_driver
dxgmms1.sys (x2)
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
BAD_POOL_HEADER
REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
ATTEMPT WAS TO WRITE TO READ ONLY MEMORY
BAD_POOL_HEADER
atikmdag.sys
PAGEFILE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA
ntfs.sys
APC_INDEX- (?)
usbport.sys

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12 Sep 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Welcome aboard.

You are having various bugchecks, with various probable causes.

So, it is very difficult to find the real reason out.

► First, enable Driver Verifier
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

► Update the following drivers:

► Uninstall the following programs:
  • HD Tune Pro
  • ASRock Utility

► Do the following tests:

Let us know how it went.
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26 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Arc, thank you for the response.

I had to leave for a few weeks, but now I'm back and here is how I managed to follow instructions in your post.

1. I installed the Realtek LAN driver.
2. I installed the graphics driver.
3. I couldn't locate the audio drivers on the AMD site, so I went to the motherboard manufacturer site (ASRock > 870iCafe) and downloaded AMD all in 1 driver ver:8.71_WHQL driver.
4. Then I double checked at AMD site with their Autodetect/autodowlnoad app to see if it finds anything, but it only mentioned I had latest available graphic card driver already installed.
5. I uninstalled HD Tune.
6. I ran MemTest86 before the first post, as I mentioned there, for 8 runs, no errors.

7. FuMark test. Temperature went up to 91-93 degrees and was stable from that point on with Fps being 15-17. I didn't notice any artifacts. The test went up to roughly 70 (perhaps 80) percent and then the screen went black as if there was no signal or display was turned off due to inactivity. Computer was still on as I heard the fan still running loud. After hard reboot system wouldn't start so I waited a few more minutes for it to apparently cool down.

8. Check Disk. I assume you can see the results in the logs within the attached zip file? Anyway, there were no bad sectors in all 3 partitions, only on C some corrections were made to allocations (?). I believe that is due to several crashes that happened before running the Check Disk today.

9. Driver Verifier. Starting Driver Verifier resulted in immediate BSoD even before Windows was fully started, and repeated for 3 consecutive reboots untill disabling it during repair mode by restoring to earlier point.

Lots of BSoDs happened later on as well. Also while collecting data for this thread with the Diagnostic Tool. Often after reboot the only available choice was repair mode, so the system was restored to some earlier point several times.

I reinstalled newest graphic drivers from the AMD site and the Realtek LAN driver prior to this post. You might want to check other drivers again because after all those BSoDs, and repair startups, the drivers may be all messy again.

I forgot to mention the AS Rock utility. Oddly enough, all the AS Rock components had their uninstallers missing, so I got rid of them with Revo Uninstaller. I did that like 3 times because of the system rolling back to earlier point so they were reappearing back before being gone for good. The folders are still in the Start Menu group though for some reason.

While it all may seem as faulty driver related, I had a Problem Reporting popup two days ago mention "Video Hardware Error" and the associated dump file: WD-20120912-1056.dmp.

I'm eagerly awaiting some response from you guys. I'm also attaching the newest zip file with system data.
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26 Sep 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Well, there are various problems apparently. Let us start from a particular point.

ATI display driver. Uninstall it using driver fusion and reinstall the older version (the April one maybe) that worked rightly there without any trouble.
Code:
fffff880`07ab2b08  fffff880`056f58b1Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
 atikmdag+0x9e8b1
fffff880`07ab2b10  fffffa80`00000002
fffff880`07ab2b18  fffff880`048fd345*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
 atikmpag+0x6345
it is a recurring failure there.

Another thing is NTFS.sys
Code:
......
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800a7db6e8, fffff8800a7daf40, fffff80002acd0c5}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCreateFcb+23c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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To solve it, you are to do the following:
  1. Reseat the sata and power.
  2. Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
  3. Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
    Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Avast is a big problem for you.
Code:
ffff880`0a32c0a8  fffff880`046458d9Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.SYS
 aswSP+0x128d9
=====================================================
fffff880`0a32c3b8  fffff880`025cc980Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswMonFlt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswMonFlt.sys
 aswMonFlt+0x8980
=======================================================
fffff880`0a32c2b8  fffff880`02a6a599 aswSnx+0x22599
fffff880`0a32c2c0  00000000`0000008c
fffff880`0a32c2c8  00000000`82ac8004
fffff880`0a32c2d0  fffffa80`04415440
fffff880`0a32c2d8  00000000`001fdee8
fffff880`0a32c2e0  00000000`00000000
fffff880`0a32c2e8  00000000`00000000
fffff880`0a32c2f0  00000000`00000000
fffff880`0a32c2f8  fffff880`02a6d001 aswSnx+0x25001
All those are Avast elements. Uninstall it, and use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.


Apply the changes and let us know the results.
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26 Sep 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for fast reply. But before I can continue, what does that mean: "Reseat the sata and power." ?
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26 Sep 2012   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Attachment 233743

Where those are connected with the HDD, open those, clean the dust and plug those in again.
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04 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
So much better now, yet not all is perfect.

After performing recommended steps from your last post, I have been enjoying using my computer without any errors or BSoDs whatsoever for the past days (except one crash when electricity went down for a few mins).
1. Switched from Avast to Microsoft Security essentials and replaced AMD display drivers with the April version you mentioned. The display drivers must have been the key, because I still had BSoD after uninstalling Avast and before replacing the drivers.
2. Chkdsk performed on all 3 partitions ended each time with "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems".
3. Seagate Tools provided results displayed on screen only: (screenshot under this imgur link). What's the deal with SMART disabled? Should it be enabled?

Anyway, the improvement is HUGE after BsoDs coming every several minutes before.. Yet today I've encountered a new problem.
Computer wouldn't boot from sleep mode this morning. After 2 or 3 unsuccesful reboots I had to use 'clear restoration data' option and do fresh boot. I had used sleep mode often before the whole crashing began, so it's something new.
I enabled Driver Verifier and BSoD happened immediately before Windows was even fully started so I disabled it in safe mode. During blue screen I only managed to notice (something?).sys was mentioned on screen.

I'm attaching new system data in the zipped file and awaiting your words of wisdom on this
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04 Oct 2012   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Your latest crash is caused by NetLimiter.
Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C4, {f6, 1a0, fffffa8006927620, fffff88003e4bd86}

Unable to load image \??\C:\Program Files\NetLimiter 3\nltdi.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nltdi.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nltdi.sys
Probably caused by : nltdi.sys ( nltdi+1d86 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
The version you are using is somehow old.
Code:
 lmvm nltdi
start             end                 module name
fffff880`03e4a000 fffff880`043ba000   nltdi    T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nltdi.sys
    Image path: \??\C:\Program Files\NetLimiter 3\nltdi.sys
    Image name: nltdi.sys
    Timestamp:        Mon Feb 14 03:37:35 2011 (4D585627)
    CheckSum:         0001E622
    ImageSize:        00570000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
You may search for an update in NetLimiter - The Ultimate Bandwidth Shaper.
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27 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Unfortunately I must refresh the thread. After 3 weeks of peace I've had series of BSODs since yesterday. I can't remember installing anything new recently.
What is causing those BSODs?
I'm uploading new system data in a zipped file.
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27 Oct 2012   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Code:
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa800422f1b0, fffff8a003293240, fffffa800422f1b0}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c96 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
---------

1: kd> !analyze -v
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*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)
The pool is already corrupt at the time of the current request.
This may or may not be due to the caller.
The internal pool links must be walked to figure out a possible cause of
the problem, and then special pool applied to the suspect tags or the driver
verifier to a suspect driver.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, the pool freelist is corrupt.
Arg2: fffffa800422f1b0, the pool entry being checked.
Arg3: fffff8a003293240, the read back flink freelist value (should be the same as 2).
Arg4: fffffa800422f1b0, the read back blink freelist value (should be the same as 2).

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR:  0x19_3

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME:  chrome.exe

CURRENT_IRQL:  2

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff80002c0e6ea to fffff80002ae3fc0

STACK_TEXT:  
fffff880`08392958 fffff800`02c0e6ea : 00000000`00000019 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`0422f1b0 fffff8a0`03293240 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`08392960 fffff800`02c101a1 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`04a37ce0 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!ExDeferredFreePool+0xc96
fffff880`083929f0 fffff800`02d7f101 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`03fbd711 fffffa80`61436d4d 00000000`00080000 : nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+0x411
fffff880`08392aa0 fffff800`02aed1d4 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`03fbd780 fffffa80`03c477a0 fffffa80`03c477a0 : nt!MiSegmentDelete+0xb1
fffff880`08392ae0 fffff800`02dd6ae4 : fffffa80`03fbd780 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`03f85b50 00000000`00000000 : nt!ObfDereferenceObject+0xd4
fffff880`08392b40 fffff800`02dd7094 : 00000000`0000089c fffffa80`03fbd780 fffff8a0`02c421b0 00000000`0000089c : nt!ObpCloseHandleTableEntry+0xc4
fffff880`08392bd0 fffff800`02ae3253 : fffffa80`03f85b50 fffff880`08392ca0 00000000`7efdb000 00000000`03da7260 : nt!ObpCloseHandle+0x94
fffff880`08392c20 00000000`770b140a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
00000000`000fe318 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x770b140a


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_IP: 
nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c96
fffff800`02c0e6ea cc              int     3

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX:  1

SYMBOL_NAME:  nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c96

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  Pool_corruption

IMAGE_NAME:  Pool_Corruption

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  0

MODULE_NAME: Pool_Corruption

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x19_3_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c96

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x19_3_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+c96

Followup: Pool_corruption
---------
In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.
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