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Windows 7: Seemingly random BSOD

25 May 2014   #21
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Tomorrow came sooner than expected.

After setting up Verifier and rebooting, I finally figured out why I wasn't able to run sfc the first time I attempted it, and during the run pc bsod.

Pc wouldn't boot after that, attempted twice, each time I got to the welcome screen before it froze and distorted.

Turned off Verifier via safe mode, ran SFC first time it gave me an error at 98% so I ran it again and no errors then ran it again and still no errors.


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25 May 2014   #22
Thedoctor44

 

Driver Verifier has caught driver(s) responsible and crashed the system.

Code:
BugCheck C5, {8, 2, 0, fffff800035b0b05}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 )
Your Asmedia SATA host controller driver is causing issues.

Code:
Unable to load image asahci64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for asahci64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for asahci64.sys
 asahci64+0x4624
And it's out of date, update it here.

Code:
7: kd> lmvm asahci64
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0107a000 fffff880`01089000   asahci64 T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: asahci64.sys
    Image path: asahci64.sys
    Image name: asahci64.sys
    Timestamp:        Thu Jan 05 05:08:19 2012 (4F053043)
    CheckSum:         000104B8
    ImageSize:        0000F000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your AMD display driver is causing issues.

Code:
Unable to load image atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
 atikmdag+0x381e0
Try rolling your AMD display driver back either form the device manager or from these instructions.

These latest versions have caused quite a few issues.

Code:
7: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start             end                 module name
fffff880`110d7000 fffff880`11fe7000   atikmdag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
    Image path: atikmdag.sys
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Apr 18 03:13:16 2014 (53508A3C)
    CheckSum:         00EAEEE6
    ImageSize:        00F10000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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26 May 2014   #23
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Welp the ASMedia site doesn't actually have drivers on it that I could tell so I searched the net found a sit that collected drivers and downloaded one, within 30 minutes I had a bsod and it started to randomly freeze, I uninstalled the drivers and I am now running on the generic windows driver for that card. I had a bsod this morning.

AMD is really bad about providing older drivers so I found an older driver on a different site, I will be using AMDs "clean install utility" right now to clear up the old drivers then install the older driver.
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26 May 2014   #24
Thedoctor44

 

Ok, keep us posted.
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26 May 2014   #25
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Froze, then I checked my installed programs and found that the drivers I installed last night for the ASMedia hardware, although I went into the device manager and unistalled the driver there it was still installed on the pc. So I uninstalled that, I also uninstalled the AMD software as it is from a different card and ... yeah. Not good. So I found the oldest win7x64 driver for my card and installed that.

I will turn on verifier if the pc crashes freezes again, which it did in the middle of typing this message. Atleast the pc is punctual. When it crashes again with verifier on I'll upload the logs again.

On a side note I found the install disk for my video card, if this continues to be an issue I may reinstall that, if problems continue.. do you think a format and reinstall of windows will fix things?
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26 May 2014   #26
Thedoctor44

 

Well that depends...
People say if it's hardware then yes if it's software then no.

I believe that unless you have a clue at what the cause is a format and re install might not fix things as you will just re install the same programs and drivers which will cause the issues again.

Honestly at this point in time I think we should continue and hopefully things have been sorted, or at least Driver Verifier should pick something up.
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26 May 2014   #27
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok will keep on course.
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27 May 2014   #28
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Been a day and some change, no game freezing, no bsod.

However with the older driver I think that might be what's causing my inability to play Watch Dogs, AMD released a beta driver for the game but I think I'm going to wait for an update to the game before I try to upgrade.

For the first time in long while my pc is being stable, not sure if I want to throw that away for a video game.
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27 May 2014   #29
Thedoctor44

 

Well that's the problem with rolling back to older drivers it can cause incompatibility with newer programs, in this instance old display drivers with new games.

I would leave it for a few days and see how it goes, once you feel confident your PC is stable and your issue is fixed then you can mark the thread as solved.

Onto your issue with playing games, you can try a beta driver and see how it goes, if problems arise then you can roll back again or restore you system from a previous restore point which I advise creating.

System Restore Point - Create
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27 May 2014   #30
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Well that's the problem with rolling back to older drivers it can cause incompatibility with newer programs, in this instance old display drivers with new games.

I would leave it for a few days and see how it goes, once you feel confident your PC is stable and your issue is fixed then you can mark the thread as solved.

Onto your issue with playing games, you can try a beta driver and see how it goes, if problems arise then you can roll back again or restore you system from a previous restore point which I advise creating.

System Restore Point - Create
I have a question about system restore points, if I create one now, then update my drivers to the beta that's already come out for my amd card, and it all goes screwy, do I have to uninstall the beta driver before I restore my system or can I just restore it asap? Will restoring without uninstalling cause conflicts?

OH and another question, you had me get rid of comodo for Malwarebytes, but now windows says I have no AV software, what software would you recommend I get? or is having MWB enough?
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