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Windows 7: Various BSODs are back, not consistent, seems random

06 Oct 2012   #41
lian9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have any recommendations for a good reliable motherboard? This is my second dud and I don't want a third. Also, is there an easy way to back up everything so that when I reinstall windows I'll be able to have the computer back as it is now easily and quickly? An external hard drive maybe? I'm using a SSD and a HDD so I don't know if this complicates anything.


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06 Oct 2012   #42
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi, I just read through here. I would have recommended the board you have or a variant of it. Some have been reported to have bent CPU pins, or in this case, the land grid array connectors. If you want, take the CPU out and carefully examine the socket with a magnifier to see if any are bent.

Before that though:
Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100356-video-card-stress-test-furmark.html#post866972


Hard drive(s), pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools


For RAM, this will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool this should run for a minimum of 7 passes.

Also try disconnecting the USB extender and use the board and case USB ports.
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12 Oct 2012   #43
lian9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I reinstalled my graphics card drivers and ran a driver sweeper beforehand, and the graphics card hasn't been acting up at all as of now (although I had a BSOD when the graphics card was removed). It ran the furmark test fine. I ran the HDD scan and the HDD was fine, I wasn't able to test the SSD. I ran memtest86+ and it passed 7 times. I also updated the motherboard's bios to the latest version.

I just had another bsod while browsing the internet and it seemed different in that there wasn't a reason given such as "Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL."
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12 Oct 2012   #44
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Which HDD scan did you take?


I'd suggest using Seatools for windows and DOS too.

Hard drive test both short and long with:
SeaTools for Windows

Also the DOS version of:
SeaTools for DOS

Code:
STOP 0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM  
Usual causes:  Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, 
Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure
BugCheck 24, {70f95, 50, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+36bc )
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13 Oct 2012   #45
lian9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What tests should I run? For both the HDD and SSD I see the following: Fix All (long/short), S.M.A.R.T Check, Short Drive Self Test, Short Generic, Long Generic, Advanced Tests.
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13 Oct 2012   #46
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Short and Long generic tests for your HDD.
I'm not sure about the SSD. Sea tools isn't for SSD's.
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13 Oct 2012   #47
lian9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ok, the HDD passed the short generic, I'll do the DOS later, since there is no long generic in the windows version. Also, for memtest86+ I tested with both memory sticks in the optimal slots on the motherboard. Should I test just 1 at a time? Thanks.
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13 Oct 2012   #48
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lian9 View Post
Should I test just 1 at a time? Thanks.
Yup
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15 Oct 2012   #49
lian9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Bad pool header. Both individual memory sticks passed and the HDD was fine, although I couldn't run it in DOS because seagate didn't detect it that version.
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15 Oct 2012   #50
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Is your windows all up to date?
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