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Windows 7: BSOD 5-10 minutes after booting

07 Jul 2013   #11
x BlueRobot

 

Windows won't have been installing it's own VGA driver, when you removed the driver and then rebooted. The SATA ports will be the ports where the SATA cables are connected to, I would download the motherboard manual, whereby you can check the SATA port numbers.

Motherboard Manual - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-EP45-UD3R (rev. 1.0)

I wasn't sure what your motherboard revision number was, so I think I attached the Rev 1.0 link, you should be able to find the correct motherboard revision number on your motherboard, it will be Rev x.x.

I'm checking the dump files now, and will post a new post.

EDIT: Unfortunately, the dump file was dated from yesterday and is the same file, I would check this directory for any dump files and then manually upload them in a zipped folder or .rar folder:

Code:
C:\Windows\Minidump or %systemroot%\Minidump



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08 Jul 2013   #12
Tchilleh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There aren't any dump files dating 07/07. I guess they failed to create.

I started my pc today and got another BSOD, it said ntfs.sys. It did create a dump file.

I then read your post and shut down my pc to open it up. My motherboard is Rev 1.1. I also noticed that both my HDDs are connected to SATA 0 and 1 and my DVD to SATA 5. SATA 3 was empty so I thought it best not to change it?

When I started my pc a good 50 minutes later I didn't get a BSOD, everything works fine.

What I also checked were my BIOS settings, I don't know a whole lot about this so usually don't touch it. Then I set them to optimal default settings. Most settings stayed the same except one, 'SATA IDE ctrl mode' changed from AHCI to IDE. And all I changed was to disable the floppy and the onboard soundcard. ( I don't have a floppy connected and use a creative sound card)

There are some settings related to the harddrives that I don't know what they mean. Could it be that they are the cause and need to be changed? The settings I mean are:

SATA RAID/AHCI set to disabled
SATA port 0-3 Native set to disabled
SATA / IDE device set to enabled
SATA IDE ctrl mode set to IDE ( AHCI before the default settings)
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08 Jul 2013   #13
x BlueRobot

 

SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode will be what the ports are operating, ACHI gives better performance, but what mode did you install Windows on? I'm guessing it may have been IDE if that's the default setting. This setting is only one which could cause a BSOD.

SATA Port 0-3 Native, by having this setting set to disabled, it will place the hard-drives in IDE mode, which is usually used to provide support for older operating systems. Since your controller is in IDE mode, it makes sense for the hard-drives to operate as IDE.

SATA/IDE Device enables the SATA ports for your hard-drive.

SATA RAID/AHCI, sets which mode the hard-drive will operate as.

Read More - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...ealed?page=0,1
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08 Jul 2013   #14
Tchilleh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 got installed on ACHI then because I didn't touch the bios in a year or so.

I also noticed that my motherboard has two SATA2 slots as well (empty) and I checked the WDC site and apparantly my HDDs support that.

So it might be best then that I just format and install windows 7 with my HDDs connected to both the SATA2 slots and my DVD drive to one of the six other SATA slots? (Does it matter which one?)

And then I should put the BIOS settings like this?

SATA RAID/AHCI Mode to AHCI
SATA Port0-3 Native Mode to Enabled
Onboard SATA/IDE Device to Enabled
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode to ACHI
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08 Jul 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The HDD you install w7 to should be the only one attached during the install. It should also be on the SATA_0 or SATA1 port whichever your board has. The first one at any rate so it will end up as disk 0 when done.
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08 Jul 2013   #16
x BlueRobot

 

Remember to install Windows in ACHI mode.
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08 Jul 2013   #17
Tchilleh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Remember to install Windows in ACHI mode.
What exactly do you mean with this? Doesn't Windows 7 recognize ACHI on its own or do I have to make such a F6 driver?
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08 Jul 2013   #18
x BlueRobot

 

Boot into the BIOS, and ensure it is enabled before you install Windows 7, just as a precaution and so we confirm it's in ACHI mode.
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08 Jul 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tchilleh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Remember to install Windows in ACHI mode.
What exactly do you mean with this? Doesn't Windows 7 recognize ACHI on its own or do I have to make such a F6 driver?
As BlueRobot said, you'll have to change the SATA mode in BIOS to AHCI. There are no F6 drivers for w7, that was for XP.
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10 Jul 2013   #20
Tchilleh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey guys, I'm glad to say I got good news! Alhtough I'm not going to scream victory just yet. I think I'll wait a couple of days before marking this thread as solved.

I reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday in AHCI with BIOS settings set up correctly this time and installed it with only one HDD in the SATA2 0 slot. I also ran the install offline, normally I just left the internet connection on.

I also installed the SATA and AHCI drivers from the Gigabyte website, I also didn't do that the past couple of installs.

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes again instead of AVG or AVAST, is this really enough protection?

Everything worked and still works fine. After I was done with the install I turned off my pc yesterday for about four hours to check if I wuold get a BSOD, I didn't. Todays boot also went perfect.

So I guess the issue was with the BIOS settings and Win7 ACHI / SATA drivers then?

Thank you guys for all the help!


One last question. I have these optional updates, should I install them?
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