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Windows 7: Random BSOD

04 Nov 2012   #21
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Mobo: M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Specs
Downloads
CPU support list (can't tell sku from your specs)
Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955FBK4DGI),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955FBK4DGM),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Phenom IIX4 955 (HDZ955FBK4DGI),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Phenom IIX4 955 (HDZ955FBK4DGM),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Informational post only, not suggesting action to be taken.


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04 Nov 2012   #22
mp1cass0

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks! Actually was there this morning, finishing up all downloads for drivers! :-)
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04 Nov 2012   #23
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You're welcome. Wish I could be of more help, but other folks know more about these issues than I do. You definitely know more about this than I do, so I can post information stuff that might help resolve the issue =:>

There are a lot of updates there. Take all the time you need to make sure your system is up to date. Hopefully, the good folks here will be able to help you sort out this issue.

How long ago did you build the system, are components still covered under a return policy, if it comes to that?

Good luck
Bill

....and I'm out
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04 Nov 2012   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some suggestions.
1. Remove all toys and gadgets from the computer except mouse and keyboard and keep them removed until the problem is fixed. Only have the hard drive with the operating system hooked up. We need to know that the basic computer is working properly before going any farther.
2. Remove all programs except MSE and keep them removed until the problem is fixed.
3. Keep all bios settings to default until problem is fixed.
4. Do memory test on all slots and report findings. My understanding is slots 1 and 3 are okay. Complete test on slots 2 and 4 and report findings. You must test all ram modules and all ram slots. The two ram sticks that worked in slots 1 and 3 test in slots 2 and 4. Then test the other 2 sticks in slots 1 and 2. We must know that all ram sticks and all ram slots pass.
5. Don't be doing a bunch of other things to the computer that haven't been asked. If you do other things these kind folk trying to help you will be going in circles along with you.
6. Report the findings of every test in detail.
7. Double check to make sure every connection is made and made properly to all hardware. Check again that ALL hardware is compatible with each other.
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These are basic steps to any new computer having problems.
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04 Nov 2012   #25
mp1cass0

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Some suggestions.
1. Remove all toys and gadgets from the computer except mouse and keyboard and keep them removed until the problem is fixed. Only have the hard drive with the operating system hooked up. We need to know that the basic computer is working properly before going any farther.

Stays that way. Will reinstall today only with updates installed.

2. Remove all programs except MSE and keep them removed until the problem is fixed.

Will do a fresh install again today, just to make sure.

3. Keep all bios settings to default until problem is fixed.

Again, that is the norm, other than fixing voltages/timings for RAM.

4. Do memory test on all slots and report findings. My understanding is slots 1 and 3 are okay. Complete test on slots 2 and 4 and report findings. You must test all ram modules and all ram slots. The two ram sticks that worked in slots 1 and 3 test in slots 2 and 4. Then test the other 2 sticks in slots 1 and 2. We must know that all ram sticks and all ram slots pass.

In the plans today...ended up doing a fresh install last night so never moved the modules.

5. Don't be doing a bunch of other things to the computer that haven't been asked. If you do other things these kind folk trying to help you will be going in circles along with you.

Understood and only do what is asked.

6. Report the findings of every test in detail.
7. Double check to make sure every connection is made and made properly to all hardware. Check again that ALL hardware is compatible with each other.

First thing I did when BSOD started.

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These are basic steps to any new computer having problems.
Thanks...replied individually to each statement.
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04 Nov 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

The method Layback mentions above to isolate and test RAM sticks and slots is described fully in Jonathan's tutorial RAM - Test with Memtest86+.

Since you've described several reinstalls but also mentioned driver changeouts my focus will be on getting a baseline perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the best practices for the OS, so you can finally eliminate software as possible cause.

For example, Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates, requiring no driver change-outs unless performance points to one or it is missing. This development for Win7 is so complete that in Win8 there is no user interaction with drivers at all.

So heed the driver steps closely, as well as the tools and methods which work best with Win7 based on countless thousands of installs we've helped with here. If a baseline perfect reinstall doesn't solve the problem then you'll know it's hardware.
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04 Nov 2012   #27
mp1cass0

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Clean install was done last night to rule out hardware issues. Only programs ran are the same ones used since computer 1st assembled July 2011, offering no problems until 2 months ago. Bad memory stick followed by a HD crash. Things have not been right since.

Installs have been done with a boot able disk, formatting the drive to make sure no remnants remain. However, I did install programs so will be doing a clean install with no additions, verifying if it is a hardware issue or compatibility problem. Once up, going to run memteat on slots 2&4 to eliminate any problems.

I appreciate all input/comments and will post what I have done/find.
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04 Nov 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

Since you're going to install again in addition to following the steps in tutorial closely, I'd wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector of possibly interfering code. DISKPART At PC Startup

This combination assures a perfect reinstall on a clean slate.
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04 Nov 2012   #29
mp1cass0

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks! Re-downloading Windows 7 to make sure nothing corrupted and then with go through the process listed. Probably will not be finished with everything before tomorrow evening at the latest.
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04 Nov 2012   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That okay mp1cass0. Take your time so you don't miss any steps. All this is done step at a time. We will be here when your are ready for us.
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