Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Recurring BSODs before/after startup

19 Dec 2012   #1
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Recurring BSODs before/after startup

Hi, first time poster here.
About six months ago I built my first custom PC, and everything was working excellently until yesterday. I received my first ever BSOD, and my computer restarted automatically. Every boot since then I have been able to access Windows for less than five minutes before another blue screen shows up. (only if I am running programs etc., if left idle no BSOD occurs)

I have not recently installed any new hardware, and curiously, I can no longer access any networks. Windows firewall is disabled, with the error "windows firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x8007042c" when I try to reactivate. Malwarebytes claims it's database is corrupt and will not run.

Most blue screens have been "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" errors, STOP 0x1A. I also think one referenced the file NTFS.SYS as the cause of the error.

I cannot complete sfc /scannow or chkdsk ("cannot continue in read only mode" for chkdsk, even on elevated command prompt) without a blue screen occurring. They also occur in Safe Mode.
I have run the SF diagnostics tool and the results should be attached.

Thanks in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Dec 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums.

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
Quote:
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
*If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
information   Information
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.

Post back results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #3
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice! I will give it a shot this afternoon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Dec 2012   #4
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok. I have run memtest on the first stick in all slots, and every test was 100% failed. I reached something like 10,000 errors in less than 10 seconds... I even got the component failure beep from the mobo when I first tried to use the stick by itself. On the second stick, things are looking normal so far, but I will run all the passes in all slots just to be sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

The first stick is corrupted for sure, should be replaced. Let us know the results on the other one when you're done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2012   #6
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have run 15 passes of stick no. 2 in the two main slots, and no errors were picked up. Tried booting windows on that stick alone, no bsod's so far (yay). Luckily that ram is under warranty, so will get it replaced soonish. Can't seem to fix that network problem though...
Anyway, thanks so much for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2012   #7
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

Keep us posted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2012   #8
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Got that network problem fixed with a repair install of windows. Not sure what the issue was, but I'm just thankful it's fixed. Will apply for my warranty on that ram tomorrow. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2012   #9
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Great good luck!

Let us know how it went.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #10
RJ116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi there, sorry for taking so long. I have replaced the old memory with the new ram from corsair, and everything was working fine, but I've been getting random restarts for the last few days now (not bsods, but similar to restarts I was experiencing with the old memory). I have run memtest and the new ram is fine... :'(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Recurring BSODs before/after startup




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recurring BSODs after using openVPN
Hello everyone, I installed openVPN recently to channel my traffic through a virtual private network. I've been using it in conjunction with other p2p software. The problem seems to reoccur heavily when I'm on p2p (Vuze, then utorrent). I uninstalled Vuze shortly after it caused heavy BSODs....
BSOD Help and Support
Custom Build PC, recurring BSODs
I've got this new PC build like 3 weeks ago, at first it seemed it was fine, I maybe got 1 or 2 BSODs in the first 2 weeks, but during the last week I'm getting 1 each day sometimes two, and mostly when I'm only browsing on Chrome but it happened when playing game/watching videos as well. The...
BSOD Help and Support
Recurring BSODs
Been getting BSODs somewhat frequently over the last couple of months, outside of a few weeks where I was using my laptop instead of my PC. Seems to happen most often while gaming/loading a game, though sometimes it just seems random. I updated the drivers for my graphics card but I'm not sure...
BSOD Help and Support
Recurring BSODs often occuring when gaming
Games in question include warframe and planetside 2. I have the absolute most recent graphic card driver (GeForce 327.23). I have no current overclocks running on my machine. except perhaps the graphics cards factory OC. As of making this thread there are no new updates for my windows. EDIT: one...
BSOD Help and Support
Recurring BSODs
Hi all, As it says in the title, I've been having many recurring BSODs. I've attached the dump files as required. The Windows 7 version is x64, the original OS and an OEM version. My laptop is an Asus Ul80jt; system specifications can be found here (the exact same ones since I purchased this...
BSOD Help and Support
Recurring BSoDs
Thanks for taking a look :) A little over a month ago I began getting blue screens infrequently. This was the first time in years I'd blue screened, so I wrote it down - 03/13/10. This ramped up to a couple a day. Instead of asking for help then, I reinstalled windows (7, 64 bit), and lost my...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App