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Windows 7: BSOD - Intermittent and random

18 Jan 2015   #1
Ruhnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
BSOD - Intermittent and random

Hi all, hoping to get some help here. Been getting a BSOD every couple of days for a few months now, and it is never from the same process/game running and seems to be pretty random. Here are the files, any help is much appreciated!


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19 Jan 2015   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hi.

Test you HDD using Seatools. Take both the short test and the long test.
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

Let us know the result.
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Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa800bc0f610, fffffa800bc0f8f0, fffff800037cd500}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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19 Jan 2015   #3
Ruhnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi.

Test you HDD using Seatools. Take both the short test and the long test.
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

Let us know the result.
________________________________________
Code:
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa800bc0f610, fffffa800bc0f8f0, fffff800037cd500}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : wininit.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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Hi Arc,

Thanks for the reply. I had actually already started down the path of running some diagnostics yesterday. Ran both checkdisk and seatools on my drive, all tests have passed w/o any errors. I've also looked at the history of my blue screen errors, and it is a different error and driver almost every time. Would an inconsistent error point to a certain component failing? Thanks for your help!
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20 Jan 2015   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

F4 is usually a disc error, but not the disc hardware specifically. It can be anything within the storage environment, even a loose screw may cause it.

Plus, a failing memory ... it can cause any sort of error.

If both the seatools tests passed without any error, the next place to look at is the storage controllers. Marvell is a poor controller. Remove the disc form the marvell port and apply it to any other SATA port on the motherboard. See how it goes. Let us know.

If it BSODs again, the next place to look at will be the Intel AHCI controller. Then the cablings etc. And finally the RAM.
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28 Mar 2015   #5
Ruhnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Revisiting this again, been getting the BSODs more frequently. I checked my mobo manual and I am not using the Marvell controller, the internal SATA connectors are controlled by the Intel Z77 chipset. So, what/how would I check the Intel AHCI controller, if that is the next step? Thank you!
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28 Mar 2015   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ruhnie View Post
I am not using the Marvell controller, the internal SATA connectors are controlled by the Intel Z77 chipset. So, what/how would I check the Intel AHCI controller, if that is the next step? Thank you!
A long time.

As you have got more BSODs lately, Post your data following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions first? A revision to the situation is needed.
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