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Windows 7: Random BSOD PFN_List_Corrupt

09 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home 64
Random BSOD PFN_List_Corrupt

Lately I have been finding the computer on bsod occasionally. It has PFN_List_Corrupt at the top and I read a post to run verifier. when I restarted computer it kept going to bsod before it could even load up windows completely and said a driver was causing the problem. But I don't know which one. I turned verifier off in safe mode and tried to read .dmp file but was denied access. I have all files generated by sf diagnostics and I will upload them here. Any help would be appreciated

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09 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

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Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter (you can also press Win and R at the same time to open the Run dialog - then type in msinfo32.exe and press Enter)
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type "msinfo32 /nfo C:\Users\Public\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to the C:\Users\Public\Desktop directory to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.
Avast! antivirus is often a cause of BSOD's on some systems. Please remove it using its removal tool from here:
Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective.
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.

Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file.

To do this, follow these steps:
Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
Note   Note
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial in order to rule out the faulty stick.

information   Information
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.

Let us know the results.
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15 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home 64

Haven't had an instance since last post. Avast has always worked well for me on the last 3 or 4 computers. I have malwarebytes already and run regularly. Nothing dangerous found. I will attach msinfo file. I was just trying to find out what dmp file said was causing the problem.
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15 Apr 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

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  • Please uninstall DAEMON Tools and any Alcohol % software. It uses a driver called sptd.sys which is known to cause BSODs in Windows 7. Uninstall the software using Add/Remove Programs. Reboot the system. Once the program is uninstalled, run sptd.sys uninstaller to remove the driver from your system.
As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO
  • Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
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27 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home 64

Great problem seems to be solved. Thanks for all your help.
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27 Apr 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Good news.

Post here if you have them again
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