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Windows 7: Randomly occuring BSODs, probably caused by drivers

16 Sep 2015   #1
KGS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Randomly occuring BSODs, probably caused by drivers

This custom built computer has a history of random bsods. The four most recent took place in a period of over a year. There was only one obvious pattern to the crashes: The sound card was in use.

The computer is normally left in hibernation and has never crashed when I wasn't using it.

Whocrashed claims this is likely a driver issue and not a hardware issue. Ram memory has been checked extensively twice. I had memcheck run two 10-hour sessions. No errors detected.

1: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (i was listening to spotify)
2: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (i was listening to spotify)
3: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (i was watching youtube)
4: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (i was watching youtube) (this was the most recent crash)

After crashes 1 and 2 I decided to remove my external soundcard. Now I'm using only the on board soundcard on my motherboard.

There are crashes further back in history. The earliest crashes were caused by a faulty power supply which messed up ram performance. It was fixed.


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30 Sep 2015   #2
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

Code:
BugCheck 1A, {403, fffff68000058158, e7a00000790d0867, 62fff68000058158}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+30fac )
Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffff88001331dc4, 2, 8, fffff88001331dc4}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+7800 )
Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r.
Install the latest updates from Windows Update.

Do the exact same steps for chkdsk /r but instead of typing in sfc /scannow type chkdsk /r.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run SeaTools(DO NOT RUN FOR SSDS) SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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30 Nov 2015   #3
KGS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok!

Turns out I experienced no more bsods until yesterday hence my absence from here :P

I ran both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r once each. I have updated latest updates (except a very recent one which breaks my windows installation)

SFC found no errors. Not sure about CHKDSK because it seems to have restarted windows automatically after I ran it and I wasn't home when it was running so unless it saves logs somewhere I'll never know.

I will commence running seatools in a few hours.
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30 Nov 2015   #4
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello KGS and Laith. It would also be a good idea to enter into your profile the complete system specs for you PC. Check out the tutorial System Info - See Your System Specs
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30 Nov 2015   #5
KGS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
Hello KGS and Laith. It would also be a good idea to enter into your profile the complete system specs for you PC. Check out the tutorial System Info - See Your System Specs
Done!
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30 Nov 2015   #6
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What power supply are you running and are you overclocking anything?
You really need to get Anti-Virus and run it always.
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30 Nov 2015   #7
KGS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
What power supply are you running and are you overclocking anything?
You really need to get Anti-Virus and run it always.
There should be no overclocking currently.

I used to overclock this machine until an unfortunate incident (some idiots messing about with equipment in the kitchen that made a breaker flip TWICE) happened back at my old dorm which broke my PSU. After that I had to replace it. I also stopped overclocking entirely. (i used to overclock ram a bit)

Not sure how to look up the PSU without opening the case. I'll see if I can find the original box somewhere. (my case is somewhat complicated to open)

Note that I'm a complete amateur when it comes to overclocking and when I did overclock I had instructions from a friend on how to set it up. If I am to check anything overclocking related in bios I will need instructions

Edit: I recently got another BSOD as mentioned in my earlier post: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER. I can update my dumps if necessary.
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30 Nov 2015   #8
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It would really help to know that your power supply is sufficient to run your devices. If power is not distributed to all devices adequately you might never resolve random blue screens and crashes. You need to understand that the computer is relying on that power to be enough and consistent. I added 1 HDD to a computer that was already pushing the limit and the machine would crash after 1/2 an hour use, every time I used it.
GET ANTI-VIRUS, ANTI-MALWARE and some sort of firewall or you are just asking for problems. This is not a joke. You are on YouTube and Spotify just begging the internet trolls to sock it to you.
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02 Dec 2015   #9
KGS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The PSU is large enough. It should be 600w. I don't know the brand right now but it is a quality brand. I can't find the box and I cannot at the moment open the case.

A friend of me who is really into building custom computers assisted me with this machine.

Edit: It's an xfx 500w.
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02 Dec 2015   #10
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I'll get back to you as soon as i wake up.
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