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Windows 7: BSOD occuring at random

28 Jan 2013   #41
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hi all,

I have bad news. I think the manually adjusted voltage might be causing a different type of failure.

Although the system no longer goes to BSOD, what happens is that explorer seems to crash causing Windows to freeze. This only seems to happen after being idle for a prolonged period (estimate in excess of 7-8 hours)

Any suggestions?


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29 Jan 2013   #42
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Run a system file check - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If it says it found errors it cannot fix, run it two more times with re-boots after each run.

What power plan are you running?
Should be Balanced, go to advanced and in the Hard drive section change the time to sleep to the equivalent of 12 hours.
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31 Jan 2013   #43
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I ran the test as suggested it found no errors.
I also checked my power settings and configured them as recommended.

Despite all that I just had it crash on me again. It seems to be something of an I/O error again but it didn't prompt a BSOD. Just explorer crashing.
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31 Jan 2013   #44
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Enable Driver Verifier, and run your computer as usual. This will make your system a bit slower as it is trying to stress the drivers to find a weak one and make it crash. This is the best way to find if there is a driver causing the issues.
We would like to get 3-5 crashes or more, this will help to identify the cause. Post the full BSoD crash reports if you get any crashes.
Be sure to make a System Restore point first.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
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01 Feb 2013   #45
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Dave looking back at #25 that SSD is running awful hot mine are running near cold
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02 Feb 2013   #46
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

All monitoring programs get sensor readings wrong, I just dismissed it. Wouldn't hurt to verify though.

Wolfgangs246, after your system has been running for a while, open the side panel and touch the SSD to confirm if it is too hot, 128C will boil water so be careful.
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02 Feb 2013   #47
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
All monitoring programs get sensor readings wrong, I just dismissed it. Wouldn't hurt to verify though.

Wolfgangs246, after your system has been running for a while, open the side panel and touch the SSD to confirm if it is too hot, 128C will boil water so be careful.
+1 Dave just it was SO out of whack I didn't notice it first time round and yep 128C is like out of the microwave temps
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03 Feb 2013   #48
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hah hah. Sorry guys, been letting the computer run with that driver verifier program and so far no crashes. I'll pop open the casing and touch the SSD in a bit but as I understand the sensor will always get the SSD temperature wrong?
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04 Feb 2013   #49
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I get correct SSD temps on some monitoring programs, but not all.

Let us know how the testing is going.
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05 Feb 2013   #50
Wolfgangs246

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok the computer crashed with a BSOD after several days of running the driver verifier. the error was a STOP 0x000000F4 error but nothing got populated into the minidump folder again.

I've also palmed the SSD after several hours of continual usage. The temperature of the SSD would be described as lukewarm to the touch.
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