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Windows 7: Random BSOD's at random times on new PC

27 Oct 2012   #1
CrazyGuy158

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Random BSOD's at random times on new PC

Hello. I built a PC two days ago and today I have had 4 BSOD's so far and I fear there will be more of them.

Today, the 28th, I've have 4 or 5 bsods and most, if not all, have had the 0x109 stop code.


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28 Oct 2012   #2
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28 Oct 2012   #3
CrazyGuy158

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Done.
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28 Oct 2012   #4
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OK, let us look ....
Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89915a630, b3b7465eeb9375aa, fffff80002e21fa0, 1}

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
 or data. See http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/64bitPatching.mspx
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
 debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
 "bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
 breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
Arguments:
So we may do two things here ....

1). Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

2. RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run memtest, for at least 8 passes. Preferably6 overnight.

Let us know the results.
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28 Oct 2012   #5
CrazyGuy158

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How come I didn't come across any errors whilst running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool?
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28 Oct 2012   #6
CrazyGuy158

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A small update to this matter.

On the 27 of August, I had four BSOD's, and only one had the 0x109 stop code. Then I mistakenly flashed a bios upgrade where I had picked the latest bios for the rev I don't have. My motherboard comes in two revs, 1.0 and 1.1, and I have rev 1.0 but the bios was for rev 1.1. Anyways, I thought all was smooth sailing from now on, but the day after, which is today, I've had six BSOD's up until 2.57 pm.

After the last BSOD (at 2.57pm) I cracked my PC open and checked the mobo, to find out that I had another rev than what I had flashed a bios for. I immediately booted up and flashed the right bios (the latest version), did an SFC scan which found a few corrupted files and then I uninstalled Norton.

I haven't had a BSOD thus far, but I fear this is far from over. I'm not gonna be so quick and blame the RAM until I'm absolutely positive it is the RAM. It can very well be a driver error or some third-party program messing up, couldn't it?
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28 Oct 2012   #7
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Most probably.

Checking your dumps, I havent got any proof to blame the RAM. It is just the usual cause, so suggested.

The windows tool is not a very efficient one, whereas memtest is, and it does not harm.

If it is free from ctashes ATM, wait and observe.
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28 Oct 2012   #8
CrazyGuy158

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since 2.57 pm (14.57), it's been completely crash-free. I'm going to wait and observe, and see how it is tomorrow. It seems to wanna crash a lot after I've woken up.
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29 Oct 2012   #9
CrazyGuy158

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, wow. Four more blue screens and three of them were 109's. I contacted the place I bought the RAM from.
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29 Oct 2012   #10
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STOP 0x00000109: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION

Usual causes: Device driver, Breakpoint set with no debugger attached, Hardware (Memory in particular)
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So there is other things to blame, too. Not only the RAM.
Have you ever tried Driver Verifier as suggested in post #4?
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

It may be simply a device driver, too!
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