Hello, I am new here I hope I am posting according to your rules.
I decided to post in "software" section as I tested my PC hardware for 2 days and found nothing wrong with it, I also replaced RAM, GPU, tested HDD extensively with no errors.
I am a software engineer and never before encountered such a resilient problem. I'd like to ask for your help and avoid to reformat my PC because I am currently working abroad and I don't have with me all the tools I need to continue my work, if I cannot fix it, I'll have to fly back home.
Thanks for your assistance. Here goes the problem description.
BSOD started a week ago, first randomly and now BSOD every 4 to 6 minutes after PC boot. STOP 0x00000050
BSOD happens when PC is idle or using it both.
scanned for malware with malware bytes found a Shuriken which has been removed and did not fix the problem.
Tried a system restore did not fix the problem, unfortunately the oldest restore point available was on the 26, 3 days ago.
If I boot in safe mode, PC won't go BSOD.
However, today I was scanning with Malware Byte in safe mode (since I can't perform a scan in normal mode as system crashes after 5 mins). Strangely, 10 mins after started scanning, I got the BSOD.
I tried to scan again (set in full scan) and it did again. So the BSOD happens in safe mode just while scanning the system with malware bytes.
I removed every device except mouse and keyboard, disabled sound and using now on board GPU.
My system configuration is:
MB Gigabyte g41m-combo
CPU q6600 2.4
GPU Nvidia GeForce 650Ti OC (factory OCed)
HDD Hitachi JPt41B 1Tbyte
RAM 2 sticks of 4G DD3 GEIL 10660 1333 9-9-9-24
no overclocking, bios at default.
I tried to put install another Windows 7 using another hard disk, to make sure it wasn't hardware problem and to check if the system would crash again even with a new OS installed: with a new OS installed there is no BSOD so it's no hardware fault.
I can see the dump file points at a memory fault, however, if it was the RAM, the error would occur also with the new OS.
I also manually monitored the processes running up to the crash, BSOD occurs immediately after an instance of svchost.exe come up.
Thanks a lot for any help you can provide, I hope I did not forget any important info but ask me of course if you need to know more.