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Windows 7: BSOD at random times, often at startup.

19 Feb 2015   #11
frogsatdesk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The crashing stopped for a period of a couple days. I was paranoid to shut the computer down because it had been running well but eventually thought i should let it rest and turned it off before bed. The next day the issues were back, albeit less frequent. Was good for another few days with maybe one crash every 2 days. As of today its crashing constantly again.

I ran the FurMark test suggested in your post, all the settings were set to the instructions. No crash, temp reached a max of 81C and stayed running for 5 minutes before I closed the program down.
I've also tried almost all the drivers from before the crashing began, none of which seemed to make any notable difference. In fact, once I gave up and just let it install the latest version that's when I had the 3 days of stability.

At this point I am raging, I am a few crashes away from taking my computer into the yard and turning it back into silicon with a sledgehammer.

I've attached what the Log Collector put together following some crashes today. Don't know if this POS actually has anything helpful in it though.


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20 Feb 2015   #12
frogsatdesk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just an update with where I am at. The issue is definitely related to the video card, seems fairly common across forums that recent Nvidia drivers have led to the blackscreen crash and reboot problem I've been having. Irritating because this machine had been flawless for the longest time. Even now, when it works, it works great. Playing BF4 on ultra right this minute and no slowdown, artifacts, anything like that. Will keep working towards a resolution.
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20 Feb 2015   #13
derekimo

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Yeah, I read a few things about those Nvidia drivers causing problems.

And there was no dump file in your latest upload.
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07 Mar 2015   #14
frogsatdesk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just wanted to post an update!

My computer is on its fourth day of running perfectly, following a day or two where it wouldn't even boot. The computer crashed one night and wouldn't start back up. I could hear the HDD spinning, power supply fan was running, and there was a few LEDs going but none of the fans fired up and obviously no video output. I was completely defeated and was going to take it in.

As a last shot in the dark I unplugged the 24 pin connector from the MOBO, gave it a quick blast of air and plugged it back in. Computer started right away after not doing it for 1.5 days, and has run perfectly since. I've had stable streaks before but not like this, so I think there may have been static or dust (don't know how dust got in there as it was connected tightly) cause mobo interruption.

Either way hopefully it keeps working!!

I guess looking back at it, my first crash logs indicated hardware failure and all the other crashes kind of seemed like it was a power issue as it was completely random and happened regardless of what the computer was doing. So maybe the interruption of mobo power was initially not enough to crash everything, just the GPU. Then it got progressively worse until almost nothing ran.
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07 Mar 2015   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Sounds promising, Thanks for posting back.

That was good thinking, checking that connector, hopefully that's all it was. If it stays that way you can come back and mark this solved.
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