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Windows 7: Random BSOD errors mostly when idle NTSF.sys

25 Dec 2012   #1
rdf123

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Random BSOD errors mostly when idle NTSF.sys

Hi all,

I have a new build which gets BSOD almost everyday. It usually happens when the computer is idle, such as overnight or when I am at work but lately it has been happening during use. It gets used everyday as my media server and it's my main PC for internet, email etc. Sometimes I get an error that references NTSF.sys and sometimes is it just a Stop and a memory location?(I think that's what the numbers are). Other than that problem, the PC runs great. Just curious on how to get rid of these problems.

Thanks in advance. Attached is the Diag tool output.

Robert


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26 Dec 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome

If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default

Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using CrystalDiskInfo:Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website:Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:
* If you have a SSD make sure the firmware is up-to-date
Perform a System File Check:
  • Click on the start
  • Type CMD on Search
  • Left click and Run as Administrator
  • Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here: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.
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27 Dec 2012   #3
rdf123

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the tips. Ill get back in a few days with results.
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27 Dec 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Take your time
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