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Windows 7: BSOD 3b, random

09 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
BSOD 3b, random

Hello,

I've been experiencing BCcode 3b's for about a month and half now. They are random, but most typically
occur when I'm play UT2K4 (Unreal Tournament 2004... ya, I still play it, and ONLY that ! ) However,
I have had it occur when just browsing.

Sometimes they will happen 3x within a few hours, other times I go days without an occurrence.

Here is what I have done.

1. Ran MemTest for two complete passes (16gB)
2. Removed Nvidia drivers, ran driver sweeper and downgraded to version prior to when I started experiencing problems.
3. Installed Windows7 image created shortly after primary installation (note: Windows 7 resides on own drive, an SSD)
4. Ran FurMark to ensure video card not having issues (heat or other), passed fine.
5. Ran Prime95-64bit (in "blend") through two iterations, no issues (note: System is not OC'd and never has been)
6. Reseated all internal connectors from PS (have not swapped in spare PS, yet).

That's it.

While this isn't (or hasn't become) crippling, it sure is annoying. Oh, and I've googled "the crap" out of
this and while I'm fairly PC savvy, it's apparent this kind of stuff is above my comfort/knowledge level.

Thanks (in advance) for any and all advice.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi -

What security software are you using?

We recommended Microsoft Security Essentials from a strict BSOD perspective. Is most compatible & provides most stability compared to other antivirus app/Internet Security Software.
warning   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.


Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Update the following driver:
Code:
    Image name: stdriver64.sys
    Timestamp:        Mon Dec 13 09:30:59 2010 (4D059373)
Sound tap driver Upper Class Filter Driver v2.0.0.0 In the following manner:
Quote:
Sometimes drivers remain, not completely uninstalled. Follow this tutorial for complete removal of drivers of the particular program:
Driver Reference Table - stdriver64.sys

Number down items at start-up. Keep only your anti-virus, this also improves the time for logging into windows.Perform a System File Check to check the integrity of all protected Windows 7:
  1. Click on the start
  2. Type CMD on Search
  3. Left click and Run as Administrator
  4. Type
    Code:
    SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:Is the firmware for your SSD up-to-date?

Check for one and see if the stability returns.
Check your hard drive(s) for errors by running chkdsk
BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:
**************************Sat Mar  9 10:28:05.887 2013 (UTC + 6:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Yusra\Downloads\Carpe60\SF_09-03-2013\030813-11325-01.dmp]
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 7601.18044.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
System Uptime: 0 days 4:01:12.120
Probably caused by : stdriver64.sys ( stdriver64+2388 )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800032f78f8, fffff8800aebe250, 0}
BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff800032f78f8, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8800aebe250, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: audiodg.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_stdriver64+2388
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3300
CurrentSpeed: 3292

BIOS Version                  F2
BIOS Release Date             03/25/2011
Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.       
Product Name                  P67X-UD3-B3
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**************************Sat Mar  9 06:26:08.846 2013 (UTC + 6:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Yusra\Downloads\Carpe60\SF_09-03-2013\030813-10545-01.dmp]
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 7601.18044.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
System Uptime: 0 days 0:34:33.080
Probably caused by : stdriver64.sys ( stdriver64+2388 )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800032b18f8, fffff8800c744250, 0}
BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff800032f78f8, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8800aebe250, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: audiodg.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_stdriver64+2388
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3300
CurrentSpeed: 3292

BIOS Version                  F2
BIOS Release Date             03/25/2011
Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.       
Product Name                  P67X-UD3-B3
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks very much KK

1. I run Avast... do I really need to change ? I've used it for years and this system ran flawlessly with it for at least a year prior to the start of the BSOD's.

2. Ran MalwareBytes. It caught two things stored in a container (zip drive) of an un-used and never installed archive (ya, I'm guilty of pack ratting things). Deleted the archive.

3. Checked all discs. One partition of one drive would cause Windows to hang. The drive appeared to operate normally otherwise (I could read/write off of it), it just didn't like being checked for errors. I formatted the b***h and the problem disappeared.

4. Removed all RealTek drivers, swept, re-installed latest version.

5. Removed NCH software, swept. Downloaded newer version of s/w (no driver update available), re-installed.

6. Firmware on my SSD ? YIKES. It's a 128gB Crucial M4, when I explored the upgraded firmware on the net there were horror stories. I am going to let the PC run as is now and if the BSOD issue is still there, I'll venture into that scary proposition.

7. SFC ran, no issues.


I'll report back (if a BSOD occurs), and in a few weeks if it appears to be stable.

thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Mar 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for the update.

Avast! does contribute in BSOD on some systems and outdated SSD firmware causes a BSOD coming with BCC F4.

Anyway, update the thread when you get BSOD again
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