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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming ntoskrnl.exe error 0x000000f4

11 Sep 2012   #1
zaffeh

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 
BSOD while gaming ntoskrnl.exe error 0x000000f4

This has been going on for a while now. I replaced my motherboard and a bad hard drive. I run off an SSD (samsung 830) as my boot drive with a 1 TB hard drive for storage. I ran memtest multiple times with no errors. Could this be a failing PSU?

The debug info in WhoCrashed said this was not a hardware issue but most likely a driver. I uninstalled all the audio drivers except the one I used just in case. I reverted all my overclocking for the CPU and ram back to default.

Thanks if you can help


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11 Sep 2012   #2
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome

Your BSODs don't give a probable cause.

I've seen Daemon tools installed in your computer which is a known cause for BSODs

Please uninstall it and run driver verifier.

Lets enable driver verifier to rule out buggy drivers
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Driver Verifier monitors kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. It can subject the drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.

Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
You also have some disabled devices.

Click on the Start
Expand all items
Look for a
Install all the missing ones

Post back
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11 Sep 2012   #3
zaffeh

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I updated/removed any missing drivers in device manager (PCI Simple communications Controller, USB drivers). I also enabled hot plug in bios for my SSD as I heard it improves performance and stability for the drive. If I still Get blue screens I will do the driver verifier method. Oh ya and uninstalled daemon tools
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11 Sep 2012   #4
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Alright
Will be waiting for your next post
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13 Sep 2012   #5
zaffeh

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay so I thought the system was stable after the previous actions, but it blue screened unfortunately. I ran the driver verifier and and it blue screens instantly as windows launches. I kept forcing a blue screen a few times to make sure it caught the culprit in the dump. Blue screen view says "uxpatch.sys" caused the crash. Apparently its linked to custom windows themes which I have. You know how to get this off my system? Dump files attached.

I also am now running driver verifier with uxpatch.sys unchecked just incase there are other driver issues
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13 Sep 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

SFC scannow will repair those corrupted files
Follow this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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13 Sep 2012   #7
orbulat

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i had similar BSOD 2 weeks ago (crashed in 3D games, random freeze at desktop, memtest ok),
eventually i removed some of the windows update (since 30-Aug), and it works well now
u may hv a look on the thread

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...x000000c2.html
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13 Sep 2012   #8
zaffeh

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have ran that command constantly since I have experienced bluescreens. I ran it again with no violations. I have googled that driver and it seems many people are having that problem. I will just uninstall my custom theme.
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13 Sep 2012   #9
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Can you give me the link to the theme you are using?
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13 Sep 2012   #10
zaffeh

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well it wasnt the theme I was using rather the patcher you must run which patches windows 7 before you are able to utilize the custom theme. It alters windows files

This is the patcher
UxStyle - no more patching.

this is the theme I was using before I uninstalled (although in my opinion this information is irrelevant)
Shadow for 7 by ~krissirk on deviantART

If you google that driver I had a problem with nothing but blue screen debugging will pop up. The program is nothing but trouble it seems. Actually so much so that you guys here should put that in your known drivers to induce BSOD archive
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