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Windows 7: BSOD Random startups. No program triggers it.

13 Sep 2012   #1
Merocor

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
BSOD Random startups. No program triggers it.

Hey all, first time here at the Forum. My computer is almost two years old, custom build. For the past six or seven months or so on some random startups it goes BSOD before restarting. Sometimes on the restart it goes BSOD again, sometimes it starts up just fine. Once Windows is up and running, I have no problems with it. Attached is a zipped folder of what I found using the SF-Diagnostic tool. Hopefully I made the file alright. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks guys!


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13 Sep 2012   #2
Arc

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Welcome aboard.

► Most of your crashes are CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION, BugCheck F4.

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008ec9b30, fffffa8008ec9e10, fffff80002f8c510}

Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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I will ask you to have a check. Run the computer in safe mode for a few hours. Let us see if it is crashing in safe mode too, or not.

This information is highly necessary.

► One of the dumps shows tcpip.sys as the probable cause. It is network related. So let us update the network driver.
upgrade the network driver:

1] download the network card driver from manufactuer's website.
2] Then reinstall the driver:
3] Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
4] Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
5] Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
6] Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
7] Restart the computer

If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.

Let us know the results.
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14 Sep 2012   #3
Merocor

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the response! I tried in Safe Mode for a few hours and all was good. Downloaded a new network card driver, uninstalled old one, rebooted, and just installed new one. There was a crash when I restarted the computer without any driver installed, but so far all is good. I think only time will tell if the frequencies of crashes drops. I'll keep you all posted if they persist.

Were there any other things that could be causing it??
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14 Sep 2012   #4
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Wait couple of days, study how the machine behaves with the new driver.

But if it crashes in between, inform us.
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15 Sep 2012   #5
Merocor

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Hey guys, so just crashed on startup again just now. attached is the new file from the Diagnostic tool. Thanks again in advance...
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16 Sep 2012   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

This time it is Stop 0xF4.

Going through your dumps, I got some repeated errors in NTFS Common Read. So, we should first take steps to prevent it.

Do the following things:
  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.
Report the results back.
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16 Sep 2012   #7
Merocor

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Some problems:

Reseated SATA and power cables for my HDD.

Ran "chkdsk C: /f /r" (without quotes) from Command Prompt in DOS. Results came back with:

102399 KB Total File disk space
21976 KB in 45 files
20 KB in 38 indexes
0 KB in bad sectors

I assume something is wrong since I use a 500 GB drive. Tried running SeaTools from a boot CD, but system did not detect the CD at all. Possibly burned the .ISO image wrong, but not sure. I will try again at it. However my drives are Western Digital. Brand name shouldn't alter anything, right?

But through all these attempts I had to reboot the machine about 15 times, and not one BSOD. Could it have simply been something with the physical connections?
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