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Windows 7: Repeated annoying BSODs troubling a beginner

01 Jun 2013   #11
miksu

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Severe problems while analyzing conditions of hard draives

Ok, sorry I thought my computer was overclocked. I've tried to perform diverse diagnostics on hard drives using CristalDisc, HDTune pro, WD diagnostics tool. But performing these tests have crashed my computer or they have resulted in other program crashes. As far I understood I had some problems with my old, portable hard drive E. It had "too many bad sectors to be anayzed". Not a good sign? The booting windows drive C: seemed to be OK, but analyzing the data was quite challenging to me. Hopefully you can figure out something of them I'll attach the analytics results, which I could perform. Some tests took over 4 hours, and because my computer BSODed every now and then results could not be gathered. Not even in safe mode could the tests be done correctly. I will continue with RAM diagnostics and possibly wider HD analysis. Hopefully the info this far could give some idea of the status of my hard drives.

Thank you in advance!

Miksu


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01 Jun 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, "too many bad sectors to be anayzed" is a bad sign and that drive may fail unexpectedly.
Check for a firmware update for your SSD, but be careful, some updates will wipe your drive.
Go in your UEFI/BIOS, hardware section and let us know what the volt readings are for 12V, 5V, and 3.3V.
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01 Jun 2013   #13
miksu

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Problems with entering the bios

Thanks, I'll try to investigate the BIOS readings. But, sorry, a stupid question again: I tried to enter the BIOS after booting (del button??), but it required a password? F******G what, which password?! I don't recall ever editing my BIOS nor changing any password. Is there a general one that could work even here? Gosh, I'm getting tired of asking stupid, simple questions...I'm sorry for that. This is just a new territory for me, all this stupid tech fun I've been forced to go through Thanks for your patience with a total computer-dummy...
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01 Jun 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

did you build this or buy from someone? There is no "general" BIOS password. You could try removing the coin battery (CMOS battery) for 30 seconds with power OFF and re-try. This will reset the board to default settings though.
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01 Jun 2013   #15
miksu

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
did you build this or buy from someone? There is no "general" BIOS password. You could try removing the coin battery (CMOS battery) for 30 seconds with power OFF and re-try. This will reset the board to default settings though.
This computer was bought from and assembled by a computer store. Well, I have to try this trick you suggested. I'll have to check the motherboard blueprints. Thanks for the tip.
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01 Jun 2013   #16
miksu

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes, "too many bad sectors to be anayzed" is a bad sign and that drive may fail unexpectedly.
Check for a firmware update for your SSD, but be careful, some updates will wipe your drive.
Go in your UEFI/BIOS, hardware section and let us know what the volt readings are for 12V, 5V, and 3.3V.
So, with the help of you guys I was able to open BIOS. I checked all the voltage readings and they seemed to be normal: 3,3V = +3,360V, 5V=+5,040V, 12V=12,192V. Or at least I think so. There was no available firm ware update on Kingston website.

Miksu
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01 Jun 2013   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Once tou replace the CMOS battery, first boot go into bios, press F5 (reset to defaults, answer yes whe it asks ), set your sata controller to AHCI (should be by default) Set the boot order to CD/DVD drive 1st boot device and SSD to second boot device, go into the extreme tweeker section and set AI Overclock tuner to XMP, make sure the dram frequency is correct for your ram, go to the dram timings and set the first 4 timings to manufacturers specs (it should already be set to that, but check) close that by hitting the arrow button in the top left corner, you should be back at the main menu. In the main menu scroll down to Dram voltage and set that to manufacturer's specs. If you don't know the frequency, timings and voltage it will be on the package the ram came in and on a sticker on the side of the ram sticks inside the machine. Leave everything else set to default values. In the top right click Exit, it will ask whether to save and exit or several other options. Click save and exit. see how it runs now. and check back with us. Between all of us, we will try to straighten you out. Who overclocked your board and do you know what settings he used and if it was stress tested before you received it? What was it overclocked to? If you don't already have them, please download and install CPUz, GPUz, and Core Temp. When you install these programs, uncheck all the junk software they want to install with it. Please advise what CPU cooler you have and what brand and wattage Power supply unit you are using.
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01 Jun 2013   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's good. See how it runs, we can worry about bios later. For right now please answer the questions above and download and install the programs I asked, some of which you may already have. The links may provide updated versions of those programs.
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01 Jun 2013   #19
miksu

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
That's good. See how it runs, we can worry about bios later. For right now please answer the questions above and download and install the programs I asked, some of which you may already have. The links may provide updated versions of those programs.
Sure thing, I'll get into that right away. Let's see how it goes. It might take some time...
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01 Jun 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, don't try to hurry through the steps and make things worse, we'll be here.
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