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Windows 7: BSOD - IRQL not less or equal, Page fault, Memory Management, etc.

11 Nov 2012   #1

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BSOD - IRQL not less or equal, Page fault, Memory Management, etc.

It started a few months ago, a game that I play often; Arma 2 crashes, a little while after I got an error saying that my system has recovered from a screen error or something like that.. I ignored it because it was just once..
I had it more often later on, started to look around on the internet for a fix, couldn't find any.. so yet again ignored it and kept on playing..
Untill yesterday, my game crashed again, so i restarted the game.. while doing so I instantly got a BSOD.. Because I wasn't really impressed (had more BSODs on older computers I used to have) I rebooted my PC, and started the game again.. leading into another BSOD.. rebooted, now on startup I got another BSOD... IRQL not less or equal..
So I booted into safe-mode, looked around on this forum, tried to fix it but made it worse, while on safe-mode I had a BSOD while doing 'sfc /scannow'..
Now everytime I try to start my PC normally or on safe-mode it just reboots (on normal it reboots when shown 'windows is starting', on safe-mode while its loading .sys files)
So I downloaded a windows 7 iso from a Dell site, which was redirected to on this forums... I burned it onto a DVD.. on startup, it asks if I want to boot from cd press any key, I press a key and it goes to a next window showing: [EMS] Windows install or something like that, and Tools: Windows memory Diagnostic, so I choose Windows Install.. and it shows 'Windows is loading files'.. the bar goes to 95% and is stuck...
So I have no way of using my PC atm..

Desperately waiting for help, memtest which I done before resulted > 1.5 million errors, while stuck on 56%.. sfc scannow didnt do much since it gave me a BSOD on 23% and the other time it was stuck at 18%..

I don't have the money to buy new parts for this PC atm, so I hope it's fixable..
specs:
Intel I7 860 2.80 GHz
Nvidia Geforce GT 330 2GB
8GB RAM
2x1TB HDD

I cannot go in safe or normal mode to get any dumpfiles, so uhhhm... :/


Best regards, Martin

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11 Nov 2012   #2

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Welcome to SevenForums.

You ran memtest and it gave you errors so it seems that you found the problem already.

Test the RAM sticks each in different slots of the MB (I don't mean you have to take memtest again). See how the computer performs.

You may also see if changing the speed/clock of the ram helps or not.
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12 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay thanks, I've already checked the RAM a little bit, as I saw there were 3 sticks identical to eachother (all blue-colored) and 1 was different (green colored) so I removed that one and tested again, it still gave me a BSOD.
All I'm wondering is; Is RAM able to break all out of sudden? a few days ago my PC worked... (already had symptoms though)
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12 Nov 2012   #4

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Do the same thing with all other sticks. That's the only way to find out which stick is the bad one.
RAM Failure: Symptoms and Diagnosis
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12 Nov 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, so I removed the first 2GB ram stick in the row from right to left, and my computer booted normally.. Though, this is the first time my PC booted TODAY, it has been off for a while... It might (don't think so though) been an overheating problem too? Anyway, I'll put my dumpfiles in a rar and on an USB stick immediately, now I'm still able to access them, so once I get another BSOD I will be able to post dumpfiles..

This is not solved yet, I'll leave my computer on for a while and see whether I get another BSOD..
Thanks alot, koolkat77.
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12 Nov 2012   #6

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Sure,waiting for the dump files.

PS. For monitoring the heat/celsius of the system, use Speccy or HWinfo:
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12 Nov 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am now on my computer (Yay ^^) but, for some reason it shows that I only have 4GB of ram.. 3x2GB ram sticks are in the PC.. I am pretty sure the one I took out before fits in now perfectly..
Do you have any idea?

edit: I did the windows performance index (coz it asked to...) and for some reason its unable to measure my videocard, or something alike that.. odd
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12 Nov 2012   #8

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Have you tested all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots using the MemTest86+ program?
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12 Nov 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I ran MemTest86 yesterday, with all sticks in and it gave me atleast 1.5 million errors, while still going up RAPIDLY and stuck on 56% so I stopped it.. and now, all I did was plug out one RAM stick and booted my PC, noticing it worked (as I type right now).
What is an estimation of how long Memtest86 runs?


EDIT: Speccy shows this: 6,00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz (7-7-7-20)
So uhhm... I do have Windows 7 64 bit, not 32-bit.. should I be concerned about it?
Just because Task Manager and Computer says 4GB..
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12 Nov 2012   #10

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So you only have 2 sticks of RAM now?

What have you done with the bad RAM module?
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