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Windows 7: BSOD Playing World of Tanks "Bad Pool Header"


29 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
BSOD Playing World of Tanks "Bad Pool Header"

Playing world of tanks I had a BSOD that said "Bad Pool Header" then of course a bunch of stuff that means nothing to me... I have downloaded the SF Diag tool and will attack the zip with my dumps/diag info here...

As a Side note... the BSOD does the memory dump then supposedly "restarts" the computer but mine just sits there on a black screen until I manually hold the power button down to turn it off then turn it back on....

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29 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Code:
BugCheck 19, {3, d2eaf600, ac212f78, d2eaf600}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsshimx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsshimx.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+312 )
Code:
Usual causes:  Device driver
avgidsshimx.sys seems to be a driver which is causing the crash, and linked to AVG, therefore I suggest uninstalling AVG with the offical installer (see link below)

Uninstall AVG:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\AVG
Uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Spybot - Search & Destroy
The later editions of AVG have been known to cause some stability issues with Windows 7, furthermore I would suggest uninstalling Spybot, as AVG and Spybot are both real-time protection programs and therefore are clashing with each other and producing crashes.

You can run full scans with MSE and Malwarebytes: Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trail box during installation. Microsoft Security Essentails has proven to much more stable and less problematic within Windows 7, than other AV suites available to use. Remember to update the security definitions for both MSE and Malwarebytes before scanning your system.

Uninstall Free Window Registry Repair:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Free Window Registry Repair
Registry cleaners tend to always cause more damage to the system, and can lead to a unbootable operating system.

Update BIOS (if possible):

Code:
BIOS Version/Date	American Megatrends Inc. V2.1B1, 6/6/2008
Your BIOS is very old, check for any possible BIOS updates, and check for any compatibility issues with:
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30 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I've replaced AVG with Microsoft Security Essentials... and removed the Spybot and Registry programs you mentioned...

I have also downloaded the Windows 7 Prep tool you mentioned but have not run it yet...

I am prepping a USB Stick to run memtest while I sleep/leave later to see if that shows any errors.

I had another crash when I came home from work, monitors were off in standby/sleep which is normal, but nothing would happen when I moved the mouse pressed keys... Ended up having to turn the PC off and back on again and when it came up it said windows had crashed, etc... This crash occurred before I took the steps mentioned so far.
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30 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Okay I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor... No errors... 3 "warning" where it says they don't know if the program is compatible or not... but they are programs that are not always running and certainly haven't been in use when my computer has been crashing...

Code:
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report

Computer Name:
Operating System:Windows 7 UltimateCPU:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHzMemory:3.0 GB

Information about upgrading to 32-bit Windows 7
System
Details

Most complete Windows 7 is installed

        You're using Windows 7 Ultimate, which is the most complete version of Windows 7.    

Windows Aero support

Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.Go online to learn more about Windows Aero


CPU speed: 3.0 GHz

Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.

3.0 GB of RAM

        Your PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement.    

24.8 GB free space available on C:

        Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7.    
 
 
 
 
Devices
Status
Details

AMD High Definition Audio Device
Advanced Micro Devices

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

High Definition Audio Device
Microsoft

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
NVIDIA

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

USB Mass Storage Device
Compatible USB storage device

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Programs
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MKVToolNix 5.2.1
version 5.2.1
Moritz Bunkus

Update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.Get an update to a compatible version


Nero Express 10
version 10.0.11000.10.100
Nero AG

Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.Get a paid update to a compatible version


SpeedFan (remove only)

Free update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.Get a free update to a compatible version
Personally I am leaning towards this being hardware related... On that note I'm going to be running Memtest as a first check....

If there are no errors there, I am going to look into testing the hard drives I guess? Any suggestion on how to find out if one of my drives is starting to go bad?
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30 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Just had a new crash AFTER removing the programs you recommended, installing MSE, and running the Win 7 Evaluator thing....

Attached is a new SF Diagnostic file...

Again after this crash the computer attempted a restart but my monitors went into standby and after them not coming on after 2-3 minutes I manually cycled them off and on and they said there was no signal... Had to do a hard reboot by holding down the power button until the computer shut off then turn it back on...

This further leads me to believe this is a hardware failure... But what it is I'm not sure, the fact that I couldnt even see Bios Post or anything I am leaning towards Mainboard, Memory, or Video Card, or a combination of them all LOL this computer is about 4 years old after all
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01 Dec 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {99, 3df02, 3, 7df45}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+24 )
Code:
Usual causes:  Device driver, memory
When did you remove AVG?

Code:
PROCESS_NAME:  avgrsx.exe
The 0xA crash occurred on the process of the avgrsx.exe, which is a AVG Resident Shield Service, have you used the official AVG uninstaller provided in my first post?

AVG still appears to be starting at boot:

Code:
AVG_TRAY c:\program files\avg\avg10\avgtray.exe
Code:
Usual causes:  Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility
Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferrly overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.
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01 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks BlueRobot...
The last set of logs/diag stuff I uploaded on post #5 was AFTER Avg and Spybot had been removed and MSE had been installed...

Between work and sleep yesterday I've been working on the Memtest stuff....

So far:

Dimm 1-4 all Passed on Slot 1.
Dimm 1,2 both failed immediately upon the test starting in Slot 2(I didn't bother testing 3,4 in this slot...)
Dimm 1,2 both Passed on Slot 3. Dimm 3 currently running in Slot 3.
No tests run on Slot 4 yet...
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01 Dec 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Remember to test each RAM stick individually, and run for about 7-8 passes. It seems to be problem with your memory or DIMM slots.
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02 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Finished testing the Ram Slots and Dimms with the following results:
  1. Slot 1 - Dimms 1-4 all passed 0 errors
  2. Slot 2 - Dimms 1-2 multiple errors within 5 mins of starting the test, did not test Dimms 3-4 in this slot...
  3. Slot 3 - Dimms 1-4 all passed 0 errors
  4. Slot 4 - Dimms 1-2 multiple errors within 5 mins of starting test, did not test Dimms 3-4 in this slot...
So I am now running with just two dimms in slots 1 and 3 for 4gb of Ram...

I also had been doing more research and saw something about corrupt windows user profiles sometimes causing seemingly random errors so I created a new User Profile in Windows and have been using that. So far I have used the computer about 3-4 hours including playing games and not had any crashes.

I am off work the next two days and will be on the computer a lot (I hope) so I'll see how it goes and hope for a crash free weekend.
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02 Dec 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Good work so far one error from MemTest86+ can cause crashes with your system; post back when you have found the faulty RAM module or slot.
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