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Windows 7: BSOD after "Windows is starting..." with "MCE"

29 May 2013   #1
Tike

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSOD after "Windows is starting..." with "MCE"

Hello,

I'm seeking for help here.
Recently, my computer started having BSOD after the "Windows is starting..." screen. It tells me something with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.
I know it's something with my video card driver but I can't figure it out since everytime I update my video card driver my screens either either gets black after boot or I get a BSOD with Machine_Check_Exceptionl so I have to go in Safe Mode to uninstall my driver.
I hope someone can help me.

Regards,
Tike


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29 May 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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safe mode works fine? install "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead. Just as a test.
open "device manager". right click your display adapter->graphics card->upgrade driver. search on computer. pick from list. "compatible hardware". Now select "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead.

Does it boot succesfully afterwards?
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29 May 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Did you overclock the system? System overheated? Test your memory Memory Diagnostics Tool
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29 May 2013   #4
Tike

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It does boot into safe mode, yes.

With the Standard VGA graphical adapter, it seemed to work so far.
I'm already thankful enough, but do you know why it does this when I install the NVIDIA driver?

Regards,
Tike
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29 May 2013   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Code:
BugCheck 9C, {0, fffff880009eeaf0, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1bbf4f )
Code:
Usual causes:  Hardware error
A Machine Check Exception occurs when the CPU detects a fatal hardware error, and then reports this error to the operating system, which then produces a BSOD in response. This bugcheck is very similar to a Stop 0x124 in nature, which is also a hardware caused crash.

Code:
1: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start             end                 module name
fffff880`04802000 fffff880`052a0000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Dec 29 06:47:52 2012 (50DE9218)
    CheckSum:         00A7F96C
    ImageSize:        00A9E000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please update to the latest WHQL driver to avoid any possible driver corruption:

Quote:
Version: 320.18
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : May 23rd 2013
In Device Manager: 9.18.13.2018
Stress test your graphics card for any possible hardware failure:You may monitor your GPU temperature with this free program - GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
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29 May 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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What cpu do you have?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine-check_exception
Problem types

Most of these errors relate specifically to the Pentium processor family. Similar errors may occur on other processors and will cause similar problems.
Some of the main hardware problems that cause MCEs include:Possible causes

Normal causes[clarification needed] for MCE errors include overheating and/or incorrect hardware installation. Specific manually-induced causes include:
  • overclocking (which normally increases heat-output)
  • poorly-fitted heatsink/computer fans (the same problem can happen with excessive dust in the CPU fan)
  • an overloaded internal or external power-supply (fixable by upgrading)
Computer software can also cause MCE errors (normally by corrupting data which programs read or write). For example, software performing read or write operations from or to non-existent memory regions can lead to confusion for the processor and/or the system bus.[citation needed] Accessing memory marked off-limits by UEFI may cause MCE errors.[2]

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Stop error message in Windows XP that you may receive: "0x0000009C (0x00000004, 0x00000000, 0xb2000000, 0x00020151)"
Bug Check 0x9C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION (Windows Debuggers)
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29 May 2013   #7
Tike

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@x BlueRobot: I can't update my WHQL nor beta driver as I'll get a black screen or no signal after boot if I install NVIDIA drivers.

@Kaktussoft: Yes, I do have a Pentium processor but I plan on getting a Core 2 Quad Q9450. I've never ever overclocked anything. How can I check on errors in my CPU?

Could the NVIDIA driver also have caused the BSOD?
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29 May 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tike View Post
@x BlueRobot: I can't update my WHQL nor beta driver as I'll get a black screen or no signal after boot if I install NVIDIA drivers.

@Kaktussoft: Yes, I do have a Pentium processor but I plan on getting a Core 2 Quad Q9450. I've never ever overclocked anything. How can I check on errors in my CPU?

Could the NVIDIA driver also have caused the BSOD?
Do what BlueRobot wrote in #5
  • overheating...very unlikely
  • not overclocked
  • check your memory... although very unlikely the cause of problem
Most likely faulty nvidia card (hardware fault)
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29 May 2013   #9
Tike

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there a solution for the black screen after boot after installing new drivers or can I atleast change my aspect ratio with "Standard VGA graphics adapter"?
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29 May 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tike View Post
Is there a solution for the black screen after boot after installing new drivers or can I atleast change my aspect ratio with "Standard VGA graphics adapter"?
right screen on empty space on desktop->resolution.

black screen issue... don't know
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