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Windows 7: Multiple BSODs, no common activity

26 Jan 2013   #1
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Multiple BSODs, no common activity

After months of perfectly stable operation, I've suddenly started getting lots of BSODs, six in one day! I haven't installed any new hardware or software; I've run tests on the RAM and hard drive and found no errors; sfc \scannnow says all the system files are fine.
WinDbg lists several different files as being the causes of the BSODs, and there's no common program or activity I'm running/doing that causes the crashes. This morning I turned the computer on to a BSOD.

Help me, SevenForums, you're my only hope.


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26 Jan 2013   #2
Arc

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Your actual problem is a very old nForce driver.
Code:
fffff880`033cadf0  fffff880`02f1dd90Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvmf6264.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvmf6264.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvmf6264.sys
 nvmf6264+0x3dd90

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
start             end                 module name
fffff880`02ee0000 fffff880`02f31500   nvmf6264 T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvmf6264.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvmf6264.sys
    Image name: nvmf6264.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Jul 31 05:18:18 2009 (4A723142)
    CheckSum:         0005B9A8
    ImageSize:        00051500
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvmf6264.sys as the network controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the network controller, but also storage controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.


Also, Comodo firewall adding to it.
Code:
fffff880`033ca498  fffff880`0175e29bUnable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\cmdguard.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cmdguard.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cmdguard.sys
 cmdguard+0xd29b
Better you uninstall Comodo, and use windows inbuilt firewall.

Let us know the results.
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27 Jan 2013   #3
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Two more BSODs after updating the nForce drivers. I was surprised that they were reported as being an issue because I just updated those a month or so ago.
The first BSOD happened when I shut down my music player (MusicBee) last night, so I checked my audio drivers but they all say they're up to date. The second was waiting for me when I turned on the computer, so I don't know what might have been going on in the background when it occurred.

Thanks
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27 Jan 2013   #4
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Both the crash dumps are apparently very silent.
Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff96000153354, fffff8800874cfa0, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgSetLock+28 )

Followup: MachineOwner
==================================================================================
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80003860068, fffff880033b5fc8, fffff880033b5820}

Probably caused by : cng.sys ( cng!GatherRandomKey+294 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And both of them came with different bugcheck codes.

Though, a deeper search identifies nForce again as failing.
Code:
fffff880`033b63a0  fffff880`01035964*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvstor64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvstor64.sys
 nvstor64+0x15964
Though you have updated it.
Code:
fffff880`01020000 fffff880`0105f000   nvstor64 T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvstor64.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvstor64.sys
    Image name: nvstor64.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Apr 09 14:52:41 2010 (4BBEF1E1)
    CheckSum:         0003FFC4
    ImageSize:        0003F000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

information   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

warning   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

Tip   Tip

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any. Also Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
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27 Jan 2013   #5
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've already run Memtest86+. I put in one stick at a time and ran it, then put all four in together and ran it. No errors.

I'll enable verifier and let you know when I have any results to share.
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29 Jan 2013   #6
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I think this is an official candidate for weirdest computer issue ever.
I ran verifier.exe for over 34 hours and, other than being a tiny bit laggy, there were no issues. No crashes, no freezes, no BSODs.
So I turned off verifier and rebooted...and before Windows got me fully logged in...BSOD!
Reboot...start the SF_Diagnostic_Tool to gather the information...and BSOD!

I've never heard of a system that was stable with verifier on and crashed twice in less than 20 minutes when it was shut off. Have you?

Anyway, diagnostic tool output attached...hopefully you'll spot something I missed, because I don't see a thing here that I would point to as the cause.
I was thinking about running verifier on the Microsoft drivers too...but that's just as likely to cause a completely unrelated crash as to actually pinpoint the driver that's actually bad, right?
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29 Jan 2013   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

The supplied data says that Comodo is still there, it is starting up with windows, and its safe delete filter causing problems on logon.

Anyway, you have 24 items stored in startup, and among them, Super Antispyware and PC Doctor is not needed in not only startup, but also for the system. Free up the startup.
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
  3. Select the “Startup” tab.
  4. Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
  5. Apply > OK
  6. Accept the restart.
Auslogics. Nice for XP. Harmful for windows 7.



Which antivirus do you use? I am failing to find any.
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29 Jan 2013   #8
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Which antivirus do you use? I am failing to find any.
Comodo Internet Security has an antivirus, firewall, and program control all-in-one.
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29 Jan 2013   #9
QPhysics

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The only thing I can find is that when verifier.exe is running, FreshIO doesn't appear in the drivers list. Is it possible that freshIO is the problem (it does have a lot of hardware interaction) and verifier is keeping it from loading instead of crashing when it tries to load? That would be odd behavior for verifier (or maybe I just don't understand verifier as well as I thought I did), but if that fixes it, I'd be happy.
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29 Jan 2013   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

As I can say, comodo is the main issue here remaining. Uninstall it using Revo Uninstaller, advanced mode. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.
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