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Windows 7: BOSD about week after new video card

22 Mar 2013   #1
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
BOSD about week after new video card

The backstory is my old video card a Geforce GT 220 had been over-heating and causing crashes. I replaced it early in the month (I think on the 10th,) with a Gefore 660 ti. It ran fine for a week, but then I started getting the BSOD.

I read that if the video card was bad, the computer wouldn’t crash to a BSOD, rather it would be a black or pixilated screen (as happened with my earlier video card.) However, it does seem to crash more often if I am in a game (but not always.) I am hoping it is just a driver issue. I ran memory test, a hard drive integrity test, windows integrity test, an antivirus test, and so far everything has come back clean. Windows and the video card drivers are updated to most recent. I really have no idea what to do next, so if anyone can help I would be very grateful. Thank you!!!



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23 Mar 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Your latest crash is related to your Nividia Drivers and DirectX issues:

Quote:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880042cff06, fffff8800915c0e0, 0}
Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys ( dxgkrnl!DXGDEVICE::Lock+1e6 )
Followup: MachineOwner
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3: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Relates to: DirectX Graphics Kernel

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/diagnosing-basic-problems-with-directx

Also your Graphics driver is causing issues:

Quote:
fffff880`0915b848 fffff880`049344beUnable to load image nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
nvlddmkm+0x834be
nvlddmkm nvlddmkm.sys Sat Feb 09 23:13:08 2013
Try updating to this version:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57096

or auto detect latest:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Quote:
Stop messages 0x00000023 and 0x00000024 Descriptive text: FAT_FILE_SYSTEM or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Usual cause: The hard disk is fragmented or there is excessive file I/O. This Stop error may also be cause by drive-mirroring or some antivirus software.
Please uninstall Secunia from your system as you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed which is sufficient.

You say you have ran disk check / windows integrity check, please run again after the above has been carried out:

Run SFC to check the integrity of all Windows 7 system files:
Click on the Start > Type in search cmd
Right click cmd at top and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow at the prompt (note the space between SFC and /scannow)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also please Run chkdsk /f/r in an elevated command prompt.

Click on the Start > Type in search cmd
Right click cmd at top and Run as Administrator
At the command prompt please type: chkdsk /f/r
(Note: there is a space between chkdsk and /f/r)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

Also it wont harm to Defragment your hard drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11733-disk-defragmenter-open-use.html

Please post back any results / observations

cheers
Dave
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23 Mar 2013   #3
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks! So I:

1. verified direct X (no problems detected)

2. I already have most recent video card driver (314.07)


3. Uninstalled Secunia (goodnight sweet prince! haha)


4. Ran windows 7 integrity (clean)


5. Ran
chkdsk, results are:

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...

563712 file records processed. File verification completed.
1920 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 93 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
690306 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
563712 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 72 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 72 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 72 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
63298 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36468160 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
563696 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
25429531 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

Is the “Cleaning up 72 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9”. anything to worry about? I suspect no, but wanted to check.

6. Disks are only 2%, and 6% fragmented (C: and system reserve respectively,) but I will defrag tonight.

Fingers crossed, and I will keep you posted!
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23 Mar 2013   #4
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback.

If you have the latest Nvidia drivers installed can you roll back the driver to the previous one,
as your system will crash again with the latest driver installed?

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/165382-device-manager-roll-back-driver.html

If you are unable to roll back or rolled back driver causes issues, please install this driver:

Download and install
Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in
Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu,
and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
If it says the the free version of Driver Fusion cannot remove all the elements, stop there and follow
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Boot normally now. Go to:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for:
GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.

Cheers

Dave
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24 Mar 2013   #5
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I haven't had any more problems so I'm going to leave it be for now. But if it comes back I will follow your instructions above. Thanks again!
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24 Mar 2013   #6
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No problem, glad to help,
Monitor the situation for a week and post back any feedback.

Cheers

Dave
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26 Mar 2013   #7
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Well unfortunately the problem is back. Starting last night, it crashes 2-3 minutes into a game (both in Starcraft 2 and DOTA 2.) The strange thing is I used the computer heavily on Sunday with no problems, including both those games. I can't think of anything that changed on the computer from Sunday to Monday. I will roll back the drivers and try 306.23 as you recommend. Updated logs are attached.
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26 Mar 2013   #8
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Unfortunately your new dump files appear corrupt and are unusable, but I suspect same issue as the same Nvidia
drivers are installed that were initially causing issues.

Please post back once you have rolled back the driver as suggested and see if your crashes have stopped.
If the issue remains the same then use the stable 306.23 driver.

cheers

Dave
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26 Mar 2013   #9
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

So before I rolled back the drivers I had another BSOD, and this one gave some useable info, it was dxgmms1, which a quick Google search looks like it is direct X related. (minidump attached.)

I tried rolling back drivers, but computer crashed, so I just took them all out and installed 306.23 using driver sweeper. Jumped in a game for like 20 minutes and it looked fine, but I'm sure its too soon to tell for sure yet. Will keep you posted!
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26 Mar 2013   #10
Metzler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Darn, had another crash with the 306.23 driver. minidump file attached, looks to be similar error.
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