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Windows 7: Random BSOD on new custom builds

29 Oct 2014   #21
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I don't think it's the PSU. Is there any particular reason you're setting desktops to sleep?


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29 Oct 2014   #22
Alan White

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Money . Until a couple of years ago we used to leave all the PCs on 24/7 then we discovered they were using 8kWh/day so we started putting them into standby or hibernation. Our electricity bills are much lower now.
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30 Oct 2014   #23
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yeah I thougth as much. I'm still pretty convinced it's to do with AOEMI backup Alan, could you uninstall that on PC #1 just for a day or two to test?
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30 Oct 2014   #24
Alan White

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi, Boozad.

I've uninstalled AOMEI Backupper as suggested, and checked that it removed its service and driver as well as the program. I can see why you suspect it and all the BSODs do have the appearance of a fault in the IO chain. Let's see how that goes now...

A few hours before I did that I had a "... has stopped working" message. This time it was igfxTray.exe but the faulting application varies and this message is usually the precursor to a crash. Sure enough, the event log reported a few event 55 and a chkntfs c: caused a BSOD. Chkdsk found no problems. I've attached an extract from the event log in case you can see anything useful.

Thanks again for your help.
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31 Oct 2014   #25
Alan White

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi, Boozad.

Less than 24 hours after uninstalling AOMEI Backupper I've had another BSOD, as usual on waking from sleep.

I believe that rules out AOMEI Backupper. I'm grateful for other suggestions.
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31 Oct 2014   #26
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

OK well at least that's ruled that out. Can you upload your latest logs please Alan.
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31 Oct 2014   #27
Alan White

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Attached.

I don't know about you but I'm running out of ideas and thinking that perhaps something more drastic is required, such as starting from scratch and installing programs and updates much more slowly until a crash occurs. It will take weeks if not months but may be the only way, especially as I really need to narrow it down to hardward or software so I can get the supplier to exchange if it's hardware.

I see from the event logs that the first crash occurred on 7 Sep on PC#1 and 9 Sep on PC#2 (Windows having been installed on 30 Aug). I can see what programs and updates were installed up until then so that may give us a clue. I'll do some more digging.

Always open to suggestions...
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31 Oct 2014   #28
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Alan, a couple of tests to run just to discount your hard drives. I don't think it's them but at least it's another thing definitely ruled out, and I can't see this being any other hardware. Considering it's happening during sleep it would be just too coincidental.

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I'll ask another couple of bods to drop in and take a look to see if I'm missing anything too.
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31 Oct 2014   #29
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Alan, I'd like you to keep a close watch on the CPU temps. Your GPU temps should be about the same is you're using on board graphics. Pleas go into BIOS and give me the CPU temp reading, the Motherboard reading, the Value of the +12V, +5V and +3.3 V. Next look at your sata controller and see what mode it is in (IDE,AHCI or Raid) Then make sure your ram is set to manufacturer's timings, Frequency and Voltage. and see how it is set. Then set everything to optimized defaults. Set your Sata controller to what it is right now, set your Ram to Manufacturer's specs, especially the frequency, timings and Dram Voltage, set your boot order, save and exit.

If you continue to have problems, please download, if you don't already have it, CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting And post screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory and SPD tabs. On the SPD tabs you can select each tab from a dropdown list at the top left, We only need the tabs that are populated with ram. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums .

I haven't read the entire thread, but the last one I looked at said Memory Management. Memtest86+ isn't 100% accurate, but it is the best test we have. There is another test called memtest86 (Yea, I know) but it is quite similar but, in my opinion and most others, inferior to memtest86+. Are you sure you ran the correct test? If you had a dedicated graphics card, I could say the Memory is about the graphics card, but you don't.

Please, open a elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

After setting your BIOS to defaults and making the above adjustments, please look at your C state settings, they are usually under CPU Management on Asus boards but I am not familiar with Gigabyte.

I would also look up your PSU and make sure it says it is 'Haswell Ready', Most are but some are not. Haswell goes into such a low power state that some PSU's think they are off and will cause a BSOD. Haswell has a much lower power state than any previous CPU.
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01 Nov 2014   #30
Alan White

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, Boozad,

You may recall we ran chkdsk and SeaTools further up the thread. I've also run WD diagnostics. I've run long tests using both SeaTools and WD diags without error. I've just run chkdsk c: /f five times in quick succession and every time I get
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

However, I also get
Cleaning up 15 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 15 unused security descriptors.
then the next time
Cleaning up 2 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2 unused security descriptors.
then
Cleaning up 1 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1 unused security descriptors.
then
Cleaning up 1 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1 unused security descriptors
then
Cleaning up 3 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 3 unused security descriptors.

Previous runs of chkdsk show the same pattern. These messages aren't shown on the console while chkdsk is running: they appear only in the event log, which is why I've not noticed them before.

So it seems that no matter how many times I run chkdsk it says it found no problems but always has to clean something up. Some googling suggests that this is a long-standing but harmless bug in NTFS.

I've just run WD diagnostics (quick test only) with no problems reported.



Hi, essenbe. Thanks for dropping in - all help appreciated. Love the sig!

I can't see anywhere that gives GPU temp.

CPU temp reading = 37C after about two hours up
the Motherboard reading = I can't see a motherboard temp? system = 27C
the Value of the +12V, +5V and +3.3 V = 12.168, 5.01, 3.284

Next look at your sata controller and see what mode it is in (IDE,AHCI or Raid) = AHCI

Then make sure your ram is set to manufacturer's timings, Frequency and Voltage. and see how it is set.
I don't pretend to understand all the numbers but they look OK to me. No doubt the CPU-Z info below will confirm.

Then set everything to optimized defaults. - Done

Set your Sata controller to what it is right now, set your Ram to Manufacturer's specs, especially the frequency, timings and Dram Voltage, set your boot order, save and exit.
Optimized defaults kept all these as above

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Is it correct that slots 1 & 3 are used (there are only two slots on this motherboard) and that the frequency is shown as 800 rather than 1600?

Definitely Memtest86+ as per method 2 at RAM - Test with Memtest86+

I run sfc /scannow on a schedule a couple of times a wek, just to keep an eye on things. Mostly it returns "no integrity violations". Very occasionally it will return something else but after a reboot has always returned "no integrity violations". I've just run it now and it says:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

The only references I can find in the BIOS to C state are "C3 State Support" and "C6/C7 State Support". Both are set to Auto, with other options of Disabled and Enabled.

PSU is FSP Raider 550W Quiet PSU, 80+ Bronze FSP Raider Series PSUs says "Intel 4th Gen (Haswell) compatible". RAIDER 550 | RAIDER Series | Power Supply | FSPLifeStyle says "100% Compatible with Haswell CPUs.".

Appreciate the help, guys.
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