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Windows 7: win32k.sys and IRQL not less or equal BSOD


20 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
win32k.sys and IRQL not less or equal BSOD

I've had two BSODs after never having one before, this PC is going on three years old, I did a couple basic checks like the HDD and came up with nothing, no trojans or malware in the scan, although I should scan in safe mode to be certain, was hoping someone might have some insight.

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20 Apr 2013   #2

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MSINFO32:

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.
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21 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I attached many files to the original post.

Just checked event viewer, and there's 194 HDD errors, it blames the critical ones on Kernel-Power, but I'm going to make an assumption here and blame the HDD, it could be failing on me here. Well no, because I did chkdsk and it came up clean, and I can't use a hardware utility because this drive is Hitachi and for some asinine reason they won't let you check your primary drive, so what am I doing here?
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21 Apr 2013   #4

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Yes but it does not contain the msinfo or systeminfo file.

If you really want us to help, you should upload all the files. Not just "many".
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21 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

...Right, anyway I just bought HD Tune since I'm not feeling trustworthy of chkdsk and I got this, which I am assuming is the culprit, thoughts?
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21 Apr 2013   #6

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Looks like theres a problem with your HDD.

Post an output of the crystal disk software as well:
What antivirus software do you use?
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21 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have Avast for antivirus and malwarebytes for, you know, malware, both are disabled because I only use them for scans and run always on adblock/noscript to keep the browser mostly safe, so it's unlikely they are the culprit, I'm using CrystalDiskInfo now.

Sneaky toolbar attempt and cute sound, interesting, picture attached.
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21 Apr 2013   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Alright.
  1. Click on User CP on the top right of this page
  2. Click on Edit System Spec
  3. Fill in your computer specs
System Info - See Your System Specs
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21 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Done
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21 Apr 2013   #10

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Follow this post for crystal disk.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post


Drag the slider under 1 mark to a bit right. See the number under 2 mark is increasing from "1". Then drag it to the left most point, until the value under 2 mark comes to "0". Do it for the three sliders ... one by one.

Does it change anything?
  • Run Memtest86+ for at least 8-10 passes. It may take up to 20 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold. RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Note   Note
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial in order to rule the faulty RAM stick out.

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

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