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Windows 7: BSOD 5-15 minutes after windows starts, 'works' after reboot.

13 Dec 2014   #11
essenbe

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

No. I seriously doubt you could have done anything. I have run into a couple of cases where it took a very long time. I had one guy with 8 GB of ram and it took 22 hours to run 8 passes. The only thing possible, may be a bad download or a bad burn. Other than that there is nothing I know of that would cause it. It is possible there is something in the computer itself that could cause it, but I wouldn't have a clue of what that could be. The test runs completely from the ram. The hard drive or drivers are not involved in any way.


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15 Dec 2014   #12
Fordel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I ran the memory test again and it still showed 0 errors. Is it still likely the memory even with the test not showing any fails?

Also ran the Video Card test thing and other then the freaky Eye of Sauron, nothing interesting happened.

The crash today caused windows to go into some kind of restore/repair mode on start up. After that another normal computing day.

I really don't get why the crashing/rebooting happens after the initial power on of the day, but not the rest of the day or any subsequent reboots. Turn PC on, load everything without issue, do mundane tasks or even just sitting idle, random reboot/BSOD/freeze. Reboot machine and it works like nothing was wrong. Is there some kind of task windows does once a day when a system wakes up and could that cause the failure?
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16 Dec 2014   #13
essenbe

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

Yes and no. Yes, when you turn windows on, all services start to load and it takes several minutes to do that, some run at startup and some are delayed a couple of minutes so you don't have everything running at once. But, no in that when you have a BSOD and shut the system down then restart it, the exact same thing happens. To me, startup is the most stressful time for the computer. Everything, including your PSU is at a dead stop. When you push the start button, everything is full speed, instantly. So, it is very stressful.

I don't know what you have installed on your computer, software wise. But, you can reduce things running at startup, by holding down the Windows key(the one with the flag on it) and press R. That will bring up a run box, type msconfig and press OK. Go to the startup tab and start unchecking things that do not need to run. As a technical matter, unless you have some special software installed, the only think that needs to run is your Anti Virus. I run my Anti Virus and Windows Sidebar and nothing else. That does not mean that everything you uncheck won't work, it just means it wont be running all the time, but it will still work when you need it. For example, Adobe Reader always writes itself into startup. How often do you really use it. I suspect rarely. but, by unchecking it, the next time you click on a PDF file, Adobe will still open and still work just fine.

Next I would like you to do a couple of things for me. Please open an 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.

Also, Please run Seatools SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use It's Seagates Hard drive Diagnostics test. It will give better results run from DOS, but if you can't download the installable version and run it from there.

And, I'll bite, what is the Eye of Sauron ? Do you mean the furry doughnut? In that case run Ungine Heaven, you'll like that much better. Download Unigine 'Heaven' DX11 Benchmark 4.0 | techPowerUp but still keep a close eye on the temps.
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16 Dec 2014   #14
essenbe

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

One other thing I forgot to mention. Would you please put your Manufacturer and model of PSU under your system specs in the bottom left of your last post. Your system is getting some age on it and some wear and tear. It is possible that some things are starting to wear out or wear down. If you are overclocking anything, please set everything back to default levels. I am not opposed to overclocking, but it just makes things overcomplicated when we are trying to get you stabilized.
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16 Dec 2014   #15
Fordel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea, the furry doughnut thing

I've run the sfc /scannow command from the elevated cmd prompt. It gave me the desired result, no integrity violations.

Will go ahead and try SeaTools test thing. I'll start with the short test and go from there.


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I actually have no idea what the brand of my Power supply is. This is a Dell Studio XPS 9100, and everything is pretty much stock values. No Overclocking or anything like that.
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16 Dec 2014   #16
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fordel View Post
Yea, the furry doughnut thing

I've run the sfc /scannow command from the elevated cmd prompt. It gave me the desired result, no integrity violations.

Will go ahead and try SeaTools test thing. I'll start with the short test and go from there.
Run the short and the long test. Most will pass the short test, the long test is where you find the troubles.
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16 Dec 2014   #17
Fordel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The drive test locked up entirely at around 60% completion of the short test. I'm going to back up my files here first, then try again... but I assume not even being able to get through a drive test is a bad sign.
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