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Windows 7: Random BSOD "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" ntoskrnl.exe

28 Mar 2013   #1
ImpetuousRacer

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Random BSOD "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" ntoskrnl.exe

I keep getting a random BSOD.
I also have certain programs that will freeze with "Not Responding" and will not close and cant be closed with End Task. This effects ShutDown as it will not shutdown.

Below is an excerpt from Using WhoCrashed:
On Thu 3/28/2013 3:22:25 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\032813-22343-01.dmp
uptime: 00:16:50
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75C40)
Bugcheck code: 0xD1 (0xA, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFF8800125D4C5)
Error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.


This doesn't really help me much
I have uploaded my dump files from C:\Windows\MiniDump to here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zlj1vkjjc2ucwxe/Minidump.zip for analysis.

Any help to point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks!


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28 Mar 2013   #2
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

All of your dump fiels are Identical and all point to the same thing:

Code:
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {a, 2, 0, fffff8800125a4c5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : sptd.sys ( sptd+47044 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Driver Reference Table - sptd.sys

Remove Daemon tools/ alcohol 120% and then download and run this tool:

DuplexSecure - Downloads

If the uninstall button is grayed out your done and can close the window, if not click the uninstall button and let the tool do its job. DO NOT click the install button it will instal la driver known to cause BSODs.
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28 Mar 2013   #3
ImpetuousRacer

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dsprague View Post
All of your dump fiels are Identical and all point to the same thing:

Code:
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {a, 2, 0, fffff8800125a4c5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : sptd.sys ( sptd+47044 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
Driver Reference Table - sptd.sys

Remove Daemon tools/ alcohol 120% and then download and run this tool:

DuplexSecure - Downloads

If the uninstall button is grayed out your done and can close the window, if not click the uninstall button and let the tool do its job. DO NOT click the install button it will instal la driver known to cause BSODs.
Thanks! Alcohol and Daemon did not show up in the Add/Remove, and I didn't see them in the Program Files folder either. I was able to use the link you provided to DuplexSecure to remove the driver.

After removing the driver, and rebooting, checking that it was unistalled, I got another blue screen.
Ill get the latest dump file shortly.
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28 Mar 2013   #4
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Glad to be of assistance.
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28 Mar 2013   #5
ImpetuousRacer

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Link for latest BSOD after SPTD.sys removed:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c9i5ior5ls...3-23828-01.zip
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28 Mar 2013   #6
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Looking at some of your system information it come to my attention that you are overclocking:

Code:
[Processor Information (Type 4) - Length 35 - Handle 0004h]
  Socket Designation            CPUSocket
  Processor Type                Central Processor
  Processor Family              edh - Specification Reserved
  Processor Manufacturer        AMD              
  Processor ID                  620f1000fffb8b17
  Processor Version             AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor                  
  Processor Voltage             8fh - 1.5V
  External Clock                200MHz
  Max Speed                     2900MHz
  Current Speed                 3336MHz
  Status                        Enabled Populated
  Processor Upgrade             Socket 940
  L1 Cache Handle               0005h
  L2 Cache Handle               0006h
  L3 Cache Handle               [Not Present]
  Serial Number                                       
  Asset Tag Number                                    
  Part Number                   To Be Filled By O.E.M.
For the time being stop over clocking and see if it stops the BSOD.
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28 Mar 2013   #7
ImpetuousRacer

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dsprague View Post
Looking at some of your system information it come to my attention that you are overclocking:

Code:
[Processor Information (Type 4) - Length 35 - Handle 0004h]
  Socket Designation            CPUSocket
  Processor Type                Central Processor
  Processor Family              edh - Specification Reserved
  Processor Manufacturer        AMD              
  Processor ID                  620f1000fffb8b17
  Processor Version             AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor                  
  Processor Voltage             8fh - 1.5V
  External Clock                200MHz
  Max Speed                     2900MHz
  Current Speed                 3336MHz
  Status                        Enabled Populated
  Processor Upgrade             Socket 940
  L1 Cache Handle               0005h
  L2 Cache Handle               0006h
  L3 Cache Handle               [Not Present]
  Serial Number                                       
  Asset Tag Number                                    
  Part Number                   To Be Filled By O.E.M.
For the time being stop over clocking and see if it stops the BSOD.
I built the computer a year ago, did the OC settings, burn in test, etc. Has been working fine, so I dont think its the OC. Regardless, I put the clock settings to stock, still BSOD now pointing at storport.sys.

At this point Im going to run a memory test and harddrive test to see what's going on. Ill report back after that. Thanks.
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29 Mar 2013   #8
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I look forward to your results.
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31 Mar 2013   #9
ImpetuousRacer

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Western Digital Hard Drive test passed, Memtest 4.20 ran 2 passes and no errors.
Here is my latest dump files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2whwdslqrz...LatestDump.zip

They all appear to point to storport.sys
Ive updated nvdia sata drivers, but the latest available arent that new. Not sure what uses storport.sys.
Any ideas? Thanks for the help!
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31 Mar 2013   #10
x BlueRobot

 

storport.sys is a Microsoft Storage Driver, it's unlikely to be the problem.

Run some hard-drive diagnostics and follow these steps:Find your hard-drive manufacturer and run their tests.

Additional Tests:Post a screenshot of Crystal Disk Info summary:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
  • SSD firmware
  • BIOS Version
  • Chipset Drivers
  • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
  • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.
Check for any file system errors and bad sectors using Option #2 of:Use this command with Disk Check:

Code:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Scan for any missing, modified or corrupted protected Windows files with:
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