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Windows 7: Rebuilt PC with random BSOD occurrences

20 Feb 2014   #1
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Rebuilt PC with random BSOD occurrences

Dear forum,

after a Windows and Driver update in December (the PC had not been in use for six months, switched off, not moved or tampered with), continuous BSODs ensued, the update also never fully worked. In short: Last week, I updated the BIOS for the first time and re-installed Windows (re-formatting the disks) and drivers from the original DVDs from January 2012 (PC part purchases and build date). I have not updated anything since last week, apart from Windows' own updates. Now, I observe BSODs at random intervals, no matter if I run a software or just switch the PC on and let it sit idle. All I can see is that sometimes, but not always, there are only 12 instead of 16 GB memory installed. I swapped the sticks around and also cleaned the interior of the PC very carefully, to no avail. I have attached the recommended ZIP-file to my post.

Any help is much appreciated!

ps: While typing this post, Windows updated. While it installed updates, another BSOD 0x0000000a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL raised its ugly head. I have not included the new dump file of that one, because this error was among the three contained in the ZIP file originally attached.

pps: Now nearly continuous BSODs 0x0000000a (3x) or 0x0000001e (8x) and 0x00000124 or 0x00000024. Windows updates eventually completed in between BSODs, also with only one RAM bar, default BIOS, CPU at 38C, not OC'ed.

ppps: While in safe mode (CoreTemp won't run in safe mode), at stock speed, etc. as mentioned above, running prime95, one worker failed after one hour.


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21 Feb 2014   #2
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In safe mode, I can't see, if the CPU or single RAM stick overheats, for example. Maybe the ZIP file I provided contains some clues?

I am quite surprised by all this mess, because I re-installed Windows 7 and all drivers from the original 2011 DVDs with no hardware change, so I (naively) expected everything would be fine. Did having the PC switched off for half a year after two years 24/7 operation without a single problem do harm to it in some way?
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21 Feb 2014   #3
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Anyone has any idea what I could do?

ps: again, while PC is still in safe mode as before, worker #1 failed after two hours. Still only one RAM stick used. New test, new RAM stick in a different slot. Latest ZIP-file attached, too.

pps: again, worker #1 failed after one hour and 20 minutes, with one RAM stick in a different slot. At least, today while in safe mode since this morning, no BSOD. What gives?
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21 Feb 2014   #4
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is the motherboard damaged? A memory slot? All memory slots? A RAM-stick? All RAM-sticks? The CPU? In safe mode, it can't be a driver issue, right? How on Earth could I find out which hardware component needs to be bought?
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21 Feb 2014   #5
Golden
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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000095, fffff80002f3bea8, 1, fffffa800fd23010}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MpFilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MpFilter.sys
Probably caused by : luafv.sys ( luafv!LuafvNormalizeNameComponentEx+162 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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http://carrona.org/drivers/search.php?id=luafv.sys
http://carrona.org/drivers/search.php?id=MpFilter.sys
Perform a Windows Update - install all available updates, including the optional ones.

Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : intelppm.sys ( intelppm!MWaitIdle+1b )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Check for updates for the Intel Processor driver by following this link:
Driver Reference Table - intelppm.sys

Afterwards, perform a stress test on the CPU using the FULL FUNCTIONAL test as described here. Upload the testresults.txt file here.

Intel CPU - Diagnose

Next perform a thorugh test of your RAM with all RAM DiMM's inserted into the motherboard. You must run MemTest86+ for a minimum of 8 passes. If you run less passes, then the RAM will not be adequately tested.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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22 Feb 2014   #6
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks; I'll do that right now (hope Windows does not BSOD on me while updating and driver searching). Maybe all problems are a result from me reinstalling Windows and drivers from the original (2011) Microsoft and ASUS DVDs - but Windows being updated after reinstall, so that the drivers supplied on the ASUS DVD are malfunctioning, because they are outdated/incompatible with respect to a current Windows 7 installation...

ps: the last safe mode prime95 run over night has yielded the same result as before; after one and a half hours, worker #1 failed.

pps: after much BSODing, I managed to update Windows 7 (bar IE10 - the update always fails with Code 9C48). I then followed your link to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx and ran the Intel Driver Update Utility, which showed me that the currently installed Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (Chipset INF) is valid (version 9.2.3.1020), Wired Networking needs updating (version 11.13.51.0 to 18.5.54.0) and that my Graphics Driver, Audio Driver for Intel Desktop Board, Wireless Networking (Wifi) are unknown and unsupported (so I have to look for them manually).

ppps: the IPDT test fails after half a minute with "IPDT has not fully completed Testing. This is possibly due to either the user closing Test prior to all test Diagnostics completing or All IPDT diagnostics did not complete". Only the initial steps after starting IPDT described under Intel CPU - Diagnose are performed up to "Executing CPU Load ..." and the TestResults.txt is zero bytes : ( I have copied what's being shown in IPDT's grey prompt window and attached it here.
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22 Feb 2014   #7
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

After a restart, IPDT failed again without TestRexults.txt - next try, it did work and completed all tests; see file attached. Odd.

ps: now, with all four RAM DIMMs in the board, I managed to get Memtest86+ 5.01 running off a USB key after many BSODs and let it run for half a day now.

pps: ~5 hours, 2 passes, no error so far.
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22 Feb 2014   #8
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Still no errors with the memory after ~10 hours...

In the meantime, I read at Anandtech that processors degrade over time when overclocked, even with built-in OC settings as in the case of ASUS. It was suggested that, when always the same worker fails on multiple processors, one could try to raise VCORE by 0,05 or low multiples of that. The gist was that the more a processor is abused over years, the higher the voltage necessary to run it stable again before it finally fails. Maybe that could be the case here, if the RAM throws no error...
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22 Feb 2014   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

After MemTest86+ has completed its 8 passes, run this:

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest
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22 Feb 2014   #10
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Cheers, I do that then... Intel website reveals Tcase to be 66,8C max. which I then monitor over time. Can I use Core Temp 1.0 RC6, too, which has a logging function? I see from the nearly two years constant operation in ASUS Optimal mode that the temperature was always around 63C-73C (I used Core Temp to log this).
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