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Windows 7: How to fix a deadlock in Windows 7?


11 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to fix a deadlock in Windows 7?

After having this computer for a while i noticed it freezes and i need to hard reset it, but after some assistance it was identified as a deadlock which could be a driver or a hardware issue.

My current specs are:

ASUS P8Z77 V-LX
Intel i5 3570k
HyperBlue Memory 4gb(Was corsair vengaeance 16gb)
ASUS Xonar DG
Hitachi 1TB
Western Digital 1TB
MSI GTX 660 ti

I reinstalled the OS a couple of times but to no avail it still did the crash or deadlock.
Though i haven't tried waiting it out until it comes back or not.


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11 Jul 2013   #2

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Do you get any form of BSOD? Deadlocks are caused by device drivers, since it's when two threads both lock each others resources, which they require to progress any further.
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11 Jul 2013   #3

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I didn't get any BSOD but the whole computer just freezes, no mouse movement, no CTRL-ALT-DEL.
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11 Jul 2013   #4

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Okay, I would run Driver Verifier, which has a Deadlock detection option -

Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will locate the driver; run for least 24 hours:
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Update your System Specifications with Speccy, and then copy this information into your System Specifications: Go to your UserCP, and then select Edit System Spec in the left pane. Copy the information from Speccy into the required fields. These System Specifications will then follow your every post.
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11 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Note his other recent thread with BSOD trouble as well:

Kmode exception not handled
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11 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Note his other recent thread with BSOD trouble as well:

Kmode exception not handled
That was easily resolved but this issue in this thread has been plaguing my system for while now while it's rare its still a hassle of a problem to have
Though that did crop up recently with system slow downs etc
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11 Jul 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Have you enabled Driver Verifier yet?
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12 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Have you enabled Driver Verifier yet?
I take it its the microsoft only drivers to enable?
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12 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Running driver verifier now with the settings from that link and currently no BSOD yet
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12 Jul 2013   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Okay, and you need to unselect all the Microsoft drivers.
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