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Windows 7: Seemingly random BSOD

21 May 2014   #1
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Seemingly random BSOD

Hello all thank you for reading.

My pc is a custom make done for me by a company called, Altex. Two of the drives in it are from the previous machine. I got the pc in August of 2013 and pretty much had issues from the start. At least once during a seven day period while the pc was sitting idle it would freeze.

No BSOD, no error messages just a frozen screen and keyboard. This was a nonstop issue till late December, then while checking out the flight bay for Star Citizen, I noticed the machines fans making quite a good amount of noise. After getting out of the demo my pc began a new and wonderous behavior. Freezing every few hours.

At that time I tried just about everything I could think of, system restore did nothing. I un-installed recently installed programs, I installed new video drivers. I finally got the idea to do selective startup using msconfig, making sure to allow start up of programs I knew I would need, IE: Trillian, Steam and a few others, then see what the machine would do. Crashing problems went away.. so I went back into msconfig and made one slight change, I added all of the drivers and programs for my video card to startup, this included the Catalyst Control Center and like magic... the pc started freezing again. So I uninstalled all that tripe and manually installed the video drivers. No more frequent freezes, I return msconfig to normal startup and I'm back on the once a week schedule of freezes for my pc.

Fast forward to two weeks ago, my pc was once again singing me a song, fortunately my case has a nice window on the side so I could tell pretty easily what song was being sung, my CPU fan was dying. PC is still under warranty so I take it in, they replace the fan I bring it home and it was once again freezing a few times a night.

I once again tried system restore, nothing. I uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers, nothing. So I take the machine in, they keep it for a week, decide nothing is wrong with the hardware so they decide it must be a virus, the virus check naturally isn't covered under the warranty but whatever, they scan all three drives. One drive keeps giving them issues, causing the pc running the scan to freeze, they decide the drive is failing, they flash copy all the info to a new drive and finish the virus scan and give me a call telling me that all is fixed.

But if it was all fixed you wouldn't be reading this would you?

The PC is giving me BSOD, once again seemingly randomly, I got one when I clicked on a tab in firefox, another when I was watching a show in a video player, another while playing a game.

For the most part each bsod was different than the one before it expect for the last, it is a duplicate of one I got last night, "system service exception 0x3b".

One problem is it took a few bsod before I enabled minidumps so I only have 4 logfiles but hopefully they will be helpful.

Any advice will be deeply appreciated.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope, mainly because I don't feel like taking it back to the people who already told me it was fixed.

I realize I've given you guys a large amount of information and history about my pc, I'm just trying to be thorough.

Thank you folks for any help.

EDIT: Ah yes I forgot atleast once during the past few days the system froze and the screen warbled. Appearing distorted as if someone as tossed water onto a painting.


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21 May 2014   #2
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Typed all that out without noticing the
Quote:
Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
message... my apologies, working on that now.

EDIT:See attatchment
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21 May 2014   #3
Thedoctor44

 

Try uninstalling COMODO Internet Security as a test.

Malwarebytes is causing issues, probably conflicting with COMODO.

Code:
Unable to load image mwac.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mwac.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mwac.sys
 mwac+0xdd00
I use Malwarebytes and we recommend it here at SF so I would keep it but remove COMODO.
However if issues arise still then remove Malwarebytes.

Your Razer software is also causing issues.

Code:
Unable to load image RzDxgk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RzDxgk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RzDxgk.sys
 RzDxgk+0x3896
Post back the results.
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21 May 2014   #4
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Try uninstalling COMODO Internet Security as a test.

Malwarebytes is causing issues, probably conflicting with COMODO.

Code:
Unable to load image mwac.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mwac.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mwac.sys
 mwac+0xdd00
I use Malwarebytes and we recommend it here at SF so I would keep it but remove COMODO.
However if issues arise still then remove Malwarebytes.
I only installed COMODO last night so I'm doubting that it's the cause of all my issues, still, I will uninstall it. When I run with just Malwarebytes windows seems to think I have no anti-virus software. Does MWB not scan for viruses, or am I using the wrong MWB product?

Quote:
Your Razer software is also causing issues.

Code:
Unable to load image RzDxgk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RzDxgk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RzDxgk.sys
 RzDxgk+0x3896
Post back the results.
Ok, I've had this Razer stuff for a few months.

I'm assuming I should uninstall then reinstall it, I need it for my mouse.

Will check back when I've done all the above and rebooted.
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21 May 2014   #5
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Uninstalled Comodo
Rebooted
Uninstalled Razer Core
Rebooted
Uninstalled Razer Synapse
Rebooted
Reinstalled Razer Synapse
Rebooted.

Really hoping that Synapse isn't part of the problem as its necessary for my mouse to run right.
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21 May 2014   #6
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Comp froze again, reran dm log collector, does it say if the Razer software is still in conflict?
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22 May 2014   #7
Thedoctor44

 

I'm struggling to find anything in particular.


Can you also enable driver verifier but only enable the options: Standard settings and IRP logging step 3.
Don't enable Force Pending I/O Requests

Enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier -Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

information   Information

Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, and so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.


warning   Warning

Before enabling DV, make sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there are no points, make a System Restore Point Manually before enabling DV.


Tip   Tip
  • If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
  • If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.


Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.
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22 May 2014   #8
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I've been trying to get DV to work for a few days I'm having an odd problem, a problem I didn't have when I used it during my christmas adventures with my pc.

When I reach the point of the process where I am to choose non-ms drivers there are no non-ms drivers on the list.

Now when I used this program in the past there were definately non-ms drivers on the list so I have no idea what their absence here means.

One thing I did note last night before the PC locked up and during the lock up there was something in my pc that was making a good deal of more noise than usual then BAM screen frozen and only the mouse would run, after a few minutes the mouse froze too. I tried getting into the pc to see which part of it was making all the noise but the person who worked on my pc a week ago was overzealous when he put the screws in so by the time I got the side of the machine off it was too late and the noise was gone.
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22 May 2014   #9
Thedoctor44

 

Well noises generally indicate a hardware issue but not always.
We can run some hardware tests.


Stress test your CPU with Prime95

I recommend running Prime95 for around 2 hours

warning   Warning

As with most stress tests your component's temperature will rapidly increase.
It is advised that you download a temperature monitoring program like HWmonitor
Keep an eye on your temperatures and stop the tests if it starts to overheat


Stress test your graphics card with Furmark

I recommend running it for around 30 minutes

warning   Warning

Furmark will increase the temperature of your GPU rapidly so keep and eye on your temperatures


Memtest86 will test your RAM

information   Information

Run Memtest86 for at least 8 passes so we get enough information to confirm that your RAM isn't failing


Run a Disk Check to scan for errors

Note   Note

Afterwards go into an Elevated Command Prompt (Run as administrator) and type in sfc /scannow
If it finds errors reboot and run the scan two more times


Run SeaTools to see if your HDD or SSD is failing

Post back the results.
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22 May 2014   #10
SypherLocke

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, I'll start running this all one at a time now. Do you have any idea why driver verifier is only showing ms drivers?
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