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Windows 7: random bsod on windows 7 - f4 03

17 Sep 2012   #1
harrymanjan

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
random bsod on windows 7 - f4 03

I am getting random blue screens on windows 7 64.

sometimes it works great for hours, then crash, sometimes it crashes while windows download screen loading.

dell xps l502x
i7 2.2GHz
8Gb ram
Nividia GT 540m

did all sf tool instructions. i checked msconfig to ensure nothing there is unusual also. can someone assist?


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17 Sep 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Harry,
While I'm looking at that, you can actually help us.

Please, read, carry out following:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Ø Manufacturer and Model OR Custom build.
Ø ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

With Speccy, you can select with your mouse/touchpad info from the display
and paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
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17 Sep 2012   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Harry,
The very first thing I notice is that you haven't updated your Win 7.

That is rather much a necessity, if you want a system that is stable and secure.

Carry this procedure out. Afterwards, I have a script for you to run that will indicate what is installed and what is not installed (that one should end up reading none!).

UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
1. ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES
WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK
button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

2. INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates
(left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

3. INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

4. INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Under Optional updates you will be presented with:
a) Microsoft Bing Desktop which is of questionable value
b) a list of about 34 language updates.

You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates.
When you click on 34+ optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.
Install ALL other Optional Updates.
Use the “critical update” procedure.

UPDATE GOLDEN RULES

Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).

UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
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17 Sep 2012   #4
harrymanjan

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

oh my.... i get my updates from my company update server which apparently not working that well!! now seeing i have some critical update. will update when i complete all updates. thanks a lot!
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17 Sep 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Since you are going to have time on your hands, then you can use SPECCY (see the procedure I gave) and finish filling out your system specs.

Let me know when the computer is 100% updated.
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18 Sep 2012   #6
harrymanjan

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

after i updated, didn't get blue screen yet. got while updating though. so will post again if it crashes. thanks again.
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18 Sep 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Harry,
Thanks for the update.
karl
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20 Sep 2012   #8
harrymanjan

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

ok, still having issue. sucks dude!!

latest SF results attached again.

i updated also. should be ok with that.
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20 Sep 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let's leave the expressions used by the lower class.
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21 Sep 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now that you have updated your Win 7:
Run the following script
Upload the resulting files as attachments.
the script, as the brief script description states, places two .TXT files on your desktop.

Script:
# ************************************************************
# Places InstalledUpdates.txt on your DESKTOP
# Places NotInstalledUpdates.TXT on your DESKTOP
#
# Hidden updates are ignored.
# ************************************************************

Try
{
   
$error.clear()
   
$file "$env:userprofile\Desktop\InstalledUpdates.TXT"
   
If (test-path -path $file) {del $file}
   
$update = new-object -com Microsoft.update.Session
   $searcher 
$update.CreateUpdateSearcher()
   
write-host "`n`n Patience. I'm slowly, but steadily working on fetching the list of installed updates.`n`n"
   
$pending $searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1"
   foreach(
$entry in $pending.Updates) {
     IF (
$entry.IsHidden -ne $true) {
       
"Title: " $entry.Title Out-file -append $File
       
"Downloaded? " $entry.IsDownloaded Out-file -append $File
       
"Description: " $entry.Description Out-file -append $File
       
foreach($category in $entry.Categories) {
           
$d "Category: " $category.name Out-file -append $File }
       
"" Out-file -append $file } }
   If ((
Test-Path -path $file) -eq $false) {"No updates have been installed." Out-file $file
# Now to check the uninstalled updates that aren't hidden
   
$file "$env:userprofile\Desktop\NotInstalledUpdates.TXT"
   
If (test-path -path $file) {del $file}
   
$update = new-object -com Microsoft.update.Session
   $searcher 
$update.CreateUpdateSearcher()
   
write-host "`n`n Patience. I'm slowly, but steadily working on fetching the list of uninstalled updates.`n`n"
   
$pending $searcher.Search("IsInstalled=0"
   foreach(
$entry in $pending.Updates) {
   IF (
$entry.IsHidden -ne $true) {
       
"Title: " $entry.Title Out-file -append $File
       
"Downloaded? " $entry.IsDownloaded Out-file -append $File
       
"Description: " $entry.Description Out-file -append $File
       
foreach($category in $entry.Categories) {
         
$d "Category: " $category.name Out-file -append $File }
       
"" Out-file -append $file } }
   If (-
not(Test-Path -path -$file)) {"There are no uninstalled updates which are unhidden." Out-file $file
}
Catch { 
"Unable to fetch update list from Microsoft site" }
Finally "End of script"; EXIT }

EXIT
EXIT 
# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************
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