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Windows 7: Several BSODs usually at start-up.

31 Jul 2013   #1
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 
Several BSODs usually at start-up.

Recently, I have had several BSODs and I cannot fathom what the actual cause is and I have seen memory management errors, IRQL errors and cpu clock errors.

Firstly, I recently purchased a new case for the computer, after installing all the components I then hit the dreaded blue screen, used bluescreen viewer and found it was ESET causing issues. ESET, its a beta version and I assumed it was that so I removed ESET using the removal tools. Although it circumvented the BSODs it just progressed into other forms such as Nvidia related BSODs.

Next Nvidia was suspected as I had BSODs related to to Nvidia drivers, I un-installed the beta drivers I was using and installed the WHQL drivers from the Nvidia site. Still, BSODs occurred and so I removed the graphics card and ran windows again (on Intel GPU). YAY!, it worked it stopped the Nvidia BSODs and the memory related BSODs occurred.

I had spare memory from another PC which was healthy and I swapped them, and in return it displayed numerous BSODs of the same category.

Things to note;

I have checked the RAM using memtest86 and windows.

BIOS RAM timings settings have been reset. No dice, so I then reset the BIOS and re-flashed it. (No luck)

Even went to the extent of re-installing windows itself and it postponed but even then it returned with the usual. ( I did notice a BSOD to proceed when I dealt with DX9 applications such as games and DX9 installer)

Ran the PC with onboard gpu and a separate GTS 450 and gave me memory BSODs.

Checked the new PC build for flaws and found everything to be normal.

Temperatures are generally in their 30's but did float around 60's in strenuous situations.

The PC itself is too unstable, I can run linux ect. but windows I can not, it crashes in safe mode and all that.


Sorry for the long post, I'm quite poor when it comes to BSOD issues of this nature. Anyway, I am hoping you kind folk can shed some light on these quite frankly abysmal circumstances. Again I hope it's me being a clot and forgetting something but... I am short of ideas right now.

Dump files are enclosed.

Thanks.


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02 Aug 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Prof,

Probably the best place to start is a MemTest86+.......I see you ran a memtest....was this 86+? How many passes did you run?

Can you try this too please?
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest
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02 Aug 2013   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello Professor. Can you upload your MSINFO32.nfo file? It will help us to see some info that we need to see.
  1. Click on the start button
  2. Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
  3. File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
  4. Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
  5. Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
Check 31.07.13 PM 10:27 dump
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04 Aug 2013   #4
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I executed memtest86+ using USB and ran for around 12 hours and it successfully ran 12 times. I cannot load Windows or Linux at all, it crashes at boot for Windows give IRQL BSODs and Linux has continuous kernel panics.

BSODs appear more frequently the longer the computer runs. E.G. Leave it off for 12 hours and it boot Windows it runs fine for 5 minutes then crashes, reboot into Windows it crashes in 3 and that trend continues until it just results in being unbootable. Throughout all this it never fails to boot into the bios itself. It suggests to me that there maybe a power issue or a motherboard issue.

Although the BSODs appear to have an oscillating pattern it still doesn't tell us much. I cannot boot the computer to any further stages, I have put old (HEALTHY) ram into the computer and remove any unnecessary PCIE cards and any other peripheral devices. I cannot boot any advance stages of any OS.

I cannot execute anything on Windows or Linux it's too unstable to use for any realistic tests. I will try gather what I can and report back the results.

I did notice that changing the clock speed of the CPU/RAM didn't change the frequency or severity of the Kernel panics/BSODs but for obvious reasons everything is at stock settings. I'm almost certain it's a hardware issue and not a software issue for obvious reasons but I implore someone to say it's not.

Thanks.
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04 Aug 2013   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Prof I know that you can do it all yourself, just as a thought ... Try booting using only one RAM and no other device connected? Does it do anything?
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04 Aug 2013   #6
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Prof I know that you can do it all yourself, just as a thought ... Try booting using only one RAM and no other device connected? Does it do anything?
Weirdly enough I just started the PC with bare components, I mean bare as in PSU, 4GB RAM (X1), Motherboard an SSD and it isn't crashing on linux. Linux Mint literally took 2 minutes to install its blazingly fast and stable right now.

I just reinstalled the motherboard, just incase and it's worth try.

Great minds think alike

I'll keep you posted Hopefully I can prosper through this without RMA.
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