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Windows 7: Frequent BSoD's, usually when playing games.

21 Mar 2013   #1
zuiaki

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 
Frequent BSoD's, usually when playing games.

I'm getting BSoD's such as:
  • PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
    SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
    BAD_POOL_HEADER
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
    CACHE_MANAGER
    *Most recently (and never seen before)* SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX

I've done several scans with no luck whatsoever. I'm fairly certain that it doesn't have anything to do with Daemon Tools, seeing as I experienced BSoD's prior to installing. I've experienced problems with Windows Update - I couldn't install updates.


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21 Mar 2013   #2
Dsprague

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

Hello zuiaki, I took a look through your dump files and a lot of them point to memory corruption, and hardware as the source of the problem. So please do the following:

Run memtest86+ for at least 8 passes: RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Tip: Do this over night it can take quite some time.


Run the system file checker:
Quote:
SFC.EXE /SCANNOW
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the search box, right click on the cmd.exe and select "Run as adminstrator"
In the black window that opens, type "SFC.EXE /SCANNOW" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Let the program run and post back what it says when it's done.
PLease also update the drivers for your Broadcom USB wireless adapter: Welcome to NETGEAR Support

And updated the drivers for your video card: Drivers | GeForce
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21 Mar 2013   #3
zuiaki

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

I will do said things. Both my video card and adapter are up to date though... The only newer driver for my video card is in beta. *EDIT* Adapter wasn't up to date. *EDIT*

I wouldn't be shocked if it was due to faulty hardware, seeing as I've had my fair share of BSoD's. Back then they were caused by overheating though. If it turns out to be memory corruption and hardware being the root, what's your advice? Can my computer be saved with little to no money, or should I give up on this one and try acquiring a new PC?

The sfc-scan couldn't find any problems... Will scan again and report back when I've done the memtest.
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21 Mar 2013   #4
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Are you sure its beta? just had a quick look at the page for the newest driver for your graphics card and it does not appear to be beta: Drivers | GeForce
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21 Mar 2013   #5
zuiaki

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

Definitely
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21 Mar 2013   #6
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

IN that case it appears that your system is doing something rather odd with your display driver, as according to your Msinfo32 file, and according to the dump files the time stamp on the driver is Jan, 18 2013 a full month before that driver was released. So on that note, please uninstall the display driver and run through this tutorial to make sure that all traces of your old display driver are gone before reinstalling it:

Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
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21 Mar 2013   #7
zuiaki

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

Should I uninstall everything nvidia related?
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21 Mar 2013   #8
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

no just the display driver.
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21 Mar 2013   #9
zuiaki

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

Okay I did that thing. Do you want me to upload something so you can check?
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21 Mar 2013   #10
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

no for now test and see if you get the BSOD still.
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