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Windows 7: BSOD - cannot initialise disk for crash dump

18 Feb 2013   #1
tphilbo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BSOD - cannot initialise disk for crash dump

From yesterday, something made the PC show the BSOD.

Since then, then PC boots up and gets into windows OK. However, within only a minute or two, the HDD light will turn solid and the PC will stop responding to mouse clicks (though it will show the mouse movement). Within a minute or two after that, the BSOD arrives.

What I've noticed, is that even with the settings turned on for a memory dump, it never produces one (see attached photo) as it gets stuck on 'Initializing disk for crash dump...', as such, the SF tool cannot find a dump file.

I've uploaded the SF tool output anyway - in case it can provide something.

Here's what I've also done:
1) updated all drivers and SSD firmware - same behaviour occurs
2) replaced SSD primary drive with SATA drive (cloned image of SSD) - same behaviour occurs.
3) I have 4 memory modules and I ran both memtest86+ and windows memory diagnostics with the individual DIMMs in. One caused a BSOD during the Windows diagnostics, however, retest did not produce same result. Otherwise, no other errors reported. Booting with any combination of the 4 modules produces the same behaviour.


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18 Feb 2013   #2
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Curious question, but are you able to boot into safe mode? and if you are able to boot into safe mode can you configure the system to create crash dumps from there? here's a tutorial on how to configure your computer to create a memory dump on BSOD: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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18 Feb 2013   #3
tphilbo

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I should have said in my original post, the same happens if I boot into safe mode (bsod after a few mins) and if I run msconfig and do a clean boot (bsod after a few mins).

Also, my system is configured for crash dumps (always has been), it just cannot do them because the bsod itself freezes/hangs. The bsod will stay there permanently unless I hold down the power button.
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18 Feb 2013   #4
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Just for chuckled could your run Tdsskiller and WDO for me to insure that there aren't any viruses or malware playing havoc with your Bios or any other part of your system:

Tdsskiller

WDO
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