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Windows 7: Black SOD/Reboots after new GPU install

05 Jun 2014   #1
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Black SOD/Reboots after new GPU install

Hey people!

My system specs:

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 motherboard (old as **** BIOS, not sure how to fix it/doesn't work)
Intel i5 750 (stock 2.66 GHz)
Chieftec (Delta) 650W PSU
Corsair Force GT 128GB SSD
WD 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
MSI GTX 780Ti LE GPU
4 sticks of 2GB Corsair XMS3 1033 RAM
No sound card.
BenQ 24" LCD.

I am writing this from another windows installation on the HDD (my main is on the SSD C: drive) which SOMEHOW works?!

Today I put in my new 780Ti, prior to this I have had weird problems with kernel errors and other BSODs, but they were totally random and could occur from sometimes only once per week, to several everyday.

So, what happened is that after putting the card in, starting up, installing latest nVidia drivers and rebooting, it "crashes", well reboots more like, after 1-5 minutes.

I have tested the card with Kombustor and some games while in this other Win install, and temps are good, never went past 65 or so, so I don't think it's an overheat or insufficient power problem (might still be a bad PSU, but it doesn't crash in this partition as mentioned so I guess not?)

What could be the problem? It reboots so quickly on my main that I haven't got time to test anything...

Am including SF diagnosis results.

Thank you all.


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05 Jun 2014   #2
Thedoctor44

 

Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8007bc2b30, fffffa8007bc2e10, fffff800035917b0}
A critical object required for Windows to function has been terminated, first we'll eliminate the possibility of a bad drive.

Post a screenshot of your drive in CrystalDiskInfo

http://crystalmark.info/software/Cry...o/index-e.html


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

You have Daemon Tools installed.

Code:
DAEMON Tools Lite	"c:\program files (x86)\daemon tools lite\dtlite.exe" -autorun	HAF932\Carl-Johan	HKU\S-1-5-21-1424459163-1743226508-1955594494-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Daemon Tools/Alcohol is known cause of BSODs, you will have to find an alternative as there is no way around this.

Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help
How to remove sptd.sys from system

1. Uninstall Daemon Tools.
2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
3. Double click the executable to open it
4. Click the button shown below



If the button it is grayed out, as shown in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can just close the window.
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05 Jun 2014   #3
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry, i forgot to quote you the first time. Double post it is...
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05 Jun 2014   #4
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Text.

Replying with the first bit before it crashes again, this is not stable either :/

http://imgur.com/a/ib3Xs

I included an older image of a BSOD as well, before the new GPU.

Update: Both drives passed all basic tests with Seatools.

Update: When trying to run SPTD it gives me an error message saying "this platform is not supported". Edit on that, I'm stupid, picked the wrong architecture.

Chkdsk reports no errors for the HDD
It seems to blackout and reboot as soon as I try to run Chkdsk with the SSD...

I am now running sfc, but it is only scanning the HDD which becomes the C: drive when I am using this install. Update: CMD scan found no errors with the drive (HDD I presume).

Update on SPTD: I ran it, it found an SPTD layer and removed it, after reboot it shows a gray button and says it couldn't find it, good.

This is starting to look like a fracked up SSD, and the Sandforce controllers don't exactly have a good rep.
I found some reviews from last month from people that bought one around the same time I did, 2011-2012, and they have been getting BSODs as well...

Update: I have now made a successful chkdsk on the SSD, no errors reported. Sigh.
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05 Jun 2014   #5
Thedoctor44

 

Make sure the firmware is up to date

Downloads

Run the Long Generic Test.

Post a screenshot using CrystalDiskInfo.
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05 Jun 2014   #6
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Make sure the firmware is up to date

Downloads

Run the Long Generic Test.

Post a screenshot using CrystalDiskInfo.
Thanks so much for helping by the way-


I am on a very old firmware version.
Their software just tells me that the firmware update failed, I tried both the 1.0.0 version and the newer one.
Update on SSD: I am attempting to manually update at this moment.
I am not able to update it past 1.3.2, newest is 5.05a... I have no clue as to why it isn't working.
I took the .vic file from the latest (May 2014) post by one of the mods on the Corsair forums and it only gets me to 1.3.2. The toolbox still just instantly replies "Firmware update failed".


Going to run a long generic.

Update: PC decided to reboot during the SeaTools test. Starting again.
Update: And again. It seems very sensitive to mucking about with the SSD, even if every fracking test reports zero errors.

Update... I can't complete a full test, it just dies on me...

Also when you said for me to take a screenshot of Crystaldisk again, was that some specific screen you were looking for, or the one I uploaded earlier but just because it was after the long generic test?

So, no success last night. It feels like it reboots more quickly or directly when I access files on either drive, be it through a game running on them, or by using SeaTools, for instance.
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06 Jun 2014   #7
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you have anything else for me? Or maybe someone else could pitch in? Thanks.
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06 Jun 2014   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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08 Jun 2014   #9
Gravemind

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, sorry, but this doesn't work for me. As I said two posts ago, I tried doing it manually and by using that toolbox, neither works as of now.
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08 Jun 2014   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I am wondering why what that works for all would not work for you. It may be an indication that the disc is not having a sound health.
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