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Windows 7: BSOD After 20-30 minutes on computer (while playing/Standby)

21 Dec 2014   #1
zapper123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BSOD After 20-30 minutes on computer (while playing/Standby)

Hi guys I had this computer for 2 months, it restarted by itself from time to time, but now its happening every day and I have no idea why t, I built it myself

When either I am playing Dota or just browsing the web it shuts down and I cant turn it on , I have to wait 20 seconds before i can turn it on again, Is it overheating or a bad driver?


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21 Dec 2014   #2
essenbe

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

Hi zapper123, welcome to the Forums. I will try to help you if I can. First I need you to do something for me,
Please fill out your System Specs

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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs

Your last dump file was on 12-07 the one before that was in October. Either you are not having very frequent BSODs or your system is not creating them. Please make sure your system is configured for Small Minidump files, Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD Also make sure you have a folder named Minidump in C:/Windows, if not, create one.

Your last 2 minidumps read the same

Code:
 vsdatant
start    end        module name
8fac8000 8fb53000   vsdatant T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: vsdatant.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vsdatant.sys
    Image name: vsdatant.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Jun 03 19:02:49 2014 (538E6229)
    CheckSum:         000706DB
    ImageSize:        0008B000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is the Zone Alarm TrueVector Device Driver. Please remove Zone Alarm and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows)

I may also suggest you run Check Disk on all Mechanical Hard drives in your system, (Disk Check) and run the long and short test of Seatools
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use Let us know the results of those scans when you do them.

Also, 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.
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21 Dec 2014   #3
zapper123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you very much for your reply, I already updated my info and I will check my HDD tomorrow , I will try uninstalling ZoneAlarm and using MSE, thanks again ill come back tomorrow with my HDD scan
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21 Dec 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Steve some information for you.


How to proper ventilate my PC?
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22 Dec 2014   #5
essenbe

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

Just let me know.
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22 Dec 2014   #6
essenbe

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

zapper123, we only need 1 thread at a time about the same problem.
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22 Dec 2014   #7
zapper123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Uninstalling Zone Alarm worked perfectly and I thank you for that, sorry that I made another thread , i thought that since overheating is another problem (physical) and not about this software issue I had to make another thread, please allow this thread 1 more day because i will post my HDD scan tomorrow and then ill move to the other thread,

sorry again for the troubles !!
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22 Dec 2014   #8
essenbe

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

No problem, but realize high temps can cause a BSOD also. They may very well be related.
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22 Dec 2014   #9
zapper123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello Essenbe, thanks for your help so far. I forgot to mention that my HDD is about 3-4 years old and has had some problems before, I think its time for another one, Just a quick question, Should I get a 1 Tb one or a 500 gb one? Ive read that getting a bigger one is bad because it breaks down quickly, please help me out

Ive downloaded Seagate for windows but every test fails, I would try the DOS one but I think It will be the same since I am planning to change my HDD, Thanks for your time, I think this is going off topic so after this question I think its safe to close the topic and mark it as resolved since my PC doesnt shut down by itself anymore. Thank you very much again!

Edit : my comp just restarted again, I would like you to check this one more time please, I already changed my PC as you said to generate minidumps btw no BSOD appears it just shuts down.

Also heres a speefan SS when I turned on my PC after it shut down.
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22 Dec 2014   #10
essenbe

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

I really can't help you much with Laptop hard drives. I use SSDs. With desktop hard drives the bigger they are the more failures there are, but it would depend on how much space you need. I have several 2 TB Hard drives I have had fairly good luck with, but they are 3.5" drives. Bigger ones do fail more often, in my opinion, but that's the reason you should do regular backups, so you don't lose data, no matter what size hard drive you buy. There is no substitute for backups.
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