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Windows 7: BSOD 4a after a few hours playing ESO

17 Feb 2015   #1
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
BSOD 4a after a few hours playing ESO

Hi,
My PC has experiencing 4A BSOD randomly for the last 3-4 weeks. It usually occurred a few hours after the computer was started, while playing games (also crashed while watching a movie via Amazon Prime). But could then crash 3-4 times within the space of 30 mins; so I deleted the Graphics and Network card drivers and installed the latest versions. I also ran a full virus scan with no issues identified. This appeared to address the issue so I left it, but it only appears to have reduced the number of occurrences. It is now happening at least once a day and it usually occurs a few hours after I start gaming, it then seems to be alright for a while.
The PC was built 1 year ago, but did not have any issues before the BSOD started occurring 3-4 weeks ago, I have not installed any new hardware in at least 6 months. I am less sure about the timing when I last installed new software, but I typical only install new games.
Having read a few threads on various forums, I was hoping that someone would be able to help me identify what driver might be causing the issue via the minidumps.
Unfortunately I donít have access to the PC at the moment but can download the DM Log Collector later and post the results in a subsequent post if the minidumps are insufficient.
Many thanks


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17 Feb 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Pyro I am no expert but I do see some references to the Bitdefender in the dump files - ie Vsserv.exe - just what it means I am not sure because I don't have it referenced in the debug kit.

Now you may have a look at this and let us know what is happening on your machine.
What is the vsserv.exe process?
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17 Feb 2015   #3
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi

I had a look at the link and have looked at Task manager but i can only see that file when i look at all users in task manager. I do use bit defender but i am usually in a game when the BSOD happens so do not know what the CPU usage of the process looks like.

I have attached the DM Log Collector File.

thanks
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17 Feb 2015   #4
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

From a quick look at it in Task manager CPU use by it seems to fluctuate constantly from 2 - 19+
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17 Feb 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate can you send a send a shot of that Manager screen when it is fully filled and I have to go offline right now as it is nearly my bed time - working night shift and it is morning

Oh the Bitdefender I only referenced because of some Googles that threw up some problems it (like many others) can cause I use Kaspersky and it although good can be a bit of a hog at times and also "buggy".
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18 Feb 2015   #6
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just wanted to say, thanks for the help, i appreciate it.

I have attached a pdf of the processes that are running once the machine has been started up.
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18 Feb 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok now if you look at that list of processes you sent you will notice two csrss.exe entries se pic.

Now if you are the only user on this machine it could mean that one entry is a virus see this Is csrss.exe a safe process ? - Microsoft Community > see what the moderator says in the first answer.

The other thing I see is there are a lot of entries for Chrome and totaling them up comes to a large number when processes are running - any reason?.
But what I would suggest is to run these
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(with ADW if you are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just override Kaspersky)
if these do not work then try this
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/bootable-antivirus-rescue-cd-windows-free-download RESCUE DISKS
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18 Feb 2015   #8
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi

I read the csrss.exe link and think it is ok as i was showing all users so it says there should be two, when i show only one user there is only one. Additionally i have switched off all unnecessary programs at start up and attached new screen shots of the processes.

I ran all three of the linked softwares and the worst thing they found were tracking cookies.
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19 Feb 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I was thinking you were the only user and the scans well they are fairly light on stuff. As for the Start up tab programs I usually switch all mine off unless I am using the prepaid wifi - some like to leave just the security suite to load but it doesn't bother me.

The rescue disk is another scan that I would personally run even though it means making a bootable disk at least it scans without Windows being involved at all. But that is your choice I am just trying to eliminate whatever may be there.

I think it might be time to ask for some help on this one as the only other reference I can see is for the ntoskrnl.exe being or having the wrong symbols and I reckon it would be better for someone else to take a look as I am not totally sure as to what that is all about.
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19 Feb 2015   #10
Pyrosprite

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I will create the antivirus rescue CD/DVD and run that this evening just to be sure.
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