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Windows 7: 2 (possibly related) BSODs, usually when playing video games.


03 May 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try Driver Sweeper (link in my sig) and use it to remove all graphics drivers, AMD or nVIDIA. Reboot and cancel if you see "Installing device drivers" Then install the correct driver for your card.

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04 May 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

I ran memtest for 8 passes and it came up clean, and I have followed the above instructions. I will let you know how it goes
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05 May 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

I have run GIMPS for 4 threads overnight and all of them experienced fatal errors and hardware failures after a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 12. does this indicate a bad CPU?
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05 May 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe not, if you're overclocking anything stop it and reset BIOS to default values and test.
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08 May 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

I still experienced crashes after resetting BIOS. I have attached more crash logs, these may help.
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08 May 2013   #16
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Update Etron drivers.
NAMEDESCRIPTIONFILE
etronhub3 Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Hub Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\etronhub3.sys
etronxhci Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\etronxhci.sys
As those are old ...
Code:
fffff880`0590d000 fffff880`0591cc00   EtronXHCI   (deferred)             
    Image path: EtronXHCI.sys
    Image name: EtronXHCI.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Jan 29 03:16:43 2011 (4D433943)
    CheckSum:         0001BA95
    ImageSize:        0000FC00
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Get the updates from Etron Technology, Inc.

The TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter driver is failing here.
Code:
fffff800`00b9c2c8  fffff880`056a8cffUnable to load image athrx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
 athrx+0x4acff
=====================================================================================
Name    [00000007] TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\athrx.sys (9.2.0.310, 2.61 MB (2,736,640 bytes), 27/04/2013 02:08)
And it is old, too.
Code:
fffff880`0565e000 fffff880`05900000   athrx    T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
    Image path: athrx.sys
    Image name: athrx.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Feb 23 01:47:31 2011 (4D6419DB)
    CheckSum:         0029D477
    ImageSize:        002A2000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Search in Download - Welcome to TP-LINK if there is any possible driver update.

Uninstall these following bloatware
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\ASRock Utility
Start Menu\Programs\ASRock Utility\SmartConnect
Start Menu\Programs\ASRock Utility\XFast RAM
Now let us know the situation. As the display driver is the latest, not altering it right now. But in case we need to think over the display driver, too; depending on the results.
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08 May 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

OK, drivers updated and bloatware uninstalled. starting testing
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08 May 2013   #18
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

It may/might BSOD again, as I am guessing. Then we have to search for the reasons behind the graphics failure.

Still, best of luck
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10 May 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
 
 

Bad news, I experienced another crash. the only suggested things I haven't tried are underclocking and testing the PSU, neither of which i know how to do. have attached the most recent dump files.
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10 May 2013   #20
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
At least 30% extra is safe.

BTW, how old the GPU is?
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