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Windows 7: Bsod. Irql_not_less_or_equal

08 Jan 2013   #41
Yeoman

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

Okidoke. If I don't have any for BSOD's for a week, that would be a very positive sign. Although in that case, I'd be quite puzzled over what actually fixed the BSOD (though I find that is often the case with BSODs, that you can never quite pinpoint the fix).

Thanks for your help, and fingers crossed.


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08 Jan 2013   #42
x BlueRobot

 

Your welcome and hopefully no BSODs will happen, sometimes it's the smallest things that can be the solution
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09 Jan 2013   #43
Yeoman

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

I had another bluescreen only last night. I had just clicked the shut down button on the desktop, then a second later; bluescreen.

I've uploaded the BSOD in question, if it's helpful.
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09 Jan 2013   #44
Yeoman

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

Just had a further two blue-screens this morning, they do seem to arrive like buses, both times they occurred whilst I was browsing the internet.

I just looked again in device manager, there are no little warning symbols or anything, to suggest something is without a driver. :/

When I had BSOD's previously, it was the result of me having all my drivers for the wrong motherboard (I had P8P67, I should have had P8P67 REV 3.1 - the page wasn't showing in the list, so I was none the wiser for ages), last time the FIX, seemed to be just installing the USB3 driver from the disk. This time I'm 100% certain all drivers are correct. I did chipset, lan, usb, audio, GPU and then blutooth off of my mobo disk. And ofc the marvell controller, to see if that stopped the bsods.

Should I upload the last two BSOD's as well? Also, could I try disconnecting the sata/power connectors from my storage hard drive, and leave it a week or so to see if it has an affect?
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09 Jan 2013   #45
x BlueRobot

 

Code:
BugCheck A, {ffffffffffffffff, 2, 1, fffff8000e2c79b2}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KxWaitForLockOwnerShip+12 )
Code:
Usual causes:  Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility
Use the Windows Upgrade Advisor to check for any compability issuses with drivers, hardware and programs:
Quote:
Delete/Recreate the Pagefile
  1. Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
  2. Click on the Advanced tab
  3. Click on the Performance Settings button
  4. Click on the Advanced tab
  5. Click on the Virtual Memory Change button
  6. Uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" box (it's the default)
  7. If the above box isn't checked, then make a note of what the paging file settings are
  8. Click on the "No paging file" radio button, then click on "Set"
  9. Answer Yes to the confirmation dialog that pops up.
  10. Click on OK 3 times (to close all the Windows)
  11. Reboot the system (this will delete the paging file)
  12. Once Windows starts, go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
  13. Click on the Advanced tab
  14. Click on the Performance Settings button
  15. Click on the Advanced tab
  16. Click on the Virtual Memory Change button
  17. Place a checkmark in the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" box (it's the default)
  18. If the above box wasn't checked at first, then re-enter the paging file settings that you noted in Step 7
  19. Click on "Set" (it'll be greyed out if you checked the box 2 steps earlier
  20. Click on OK 3 times (to close all the Windows)
  21. Reboot the system (this will recreate the paging file)
Please upload the other dumps too.
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09 Jan 2013   #46
Yeoman

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

Since my last post, it's turned to three BSOD's. I've uploaded them.

I've also uploaded the results from the win 7 update program. I passed all the system requirements, and all my programs were compatible bar 1.

I've also deleted and recreated the page file. I hope I've done it right, after rebooting, and opening sysdm.cpl for the second time, I clicked the round button for 'system managed size', then clicked the set button, then I checked the 'automatically manage paging..' box. I assume that's correct, since that was the opposite of what I did first time around.

Also, my D and E drives were already set to not have paging files, I'm assuming this is normal?
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09 Jan 2013   #47
Yeoman

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

I've already downloaded a more 'compatible' version of winrar x64, I assume installing it won't do any harm? At least it will please Windows Upgrade assistant.
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09 Jan 2013   #48
x BlueRobot

 

Yes, usually only the drive/partition in which you installed Windows upon has a paging file yet, and least it rules out the possiblity of the WinRAR program not being compatible for some reason, even though I've never come across it causing problems.

Here's the dump with the best information so far:

Code:
BugCheck A, {ffffffffffffffff, 2, 1, fffff8000e5089b2}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!SURFACE::bDeleteSurface+3c8 )
Win32k.sys is a Windows driver which I believe handles system services, Windows drivers are usually not the true cause of the crash though.

You could try another run of Driver Verifier to see if the drivers are completely fine with Windows after all the updates: Additional Help - Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

The system will act more 'laggy' and slow with Driver Verifier enabled.

Have you installed all the latest Windows Updates?

Start > Type: Windows Update > Scan for Updates > Install Updates (Important and Optional)
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09 Jan 2013   #49
Yeoman

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

Okidoke. Thank you. I'll make sure I'm up to date then try with driver verifier.
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09 Jan 2013   #50
x BlueRobot

 

Your welcome, and please post back your results.
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