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Windows 7: First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen

07 Nov 2015   #1
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 
First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen

Long time reader - first time poster. Built my first custom computer a while back and have been fighting issues for a while.

Here are my symptoms; these don't occur with any specific frequency and don't seem to be caused by any specific action:

-BSOD
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
BAD_POOL_CALLER
BAD_POOL_HEADER
REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
Video Scheduler has experienced an error (or something like that)

-Flickering/Disappearing Windows
-Crash w/o BSOD....just a frozen screen


These are the actions I've taken:
-Manually (and with third party software) verified all drivers are current
-Windows Memory Test
-Third party RAM test
-Clean install/re-installs of windows 7 and upgrade to windows 10

DM log uploaded



For some reason, it doesn't seem as if my computer is generating regular dump files. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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08 Nov 2015   #2
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

H cannoncd,

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There are several crashes, but only 1 dump file, 1 dump file isn't enough to find a patern or the actual cause.
Please check {windows partition}\windows\minidump and check if there are any dump files saved.
Please make sure your pc is configured for small dump files How to configure minidump | Windows 7 tutorial
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08 Nov 2015   #3
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Yeah, for some reason my minidump files were deleted. I'll wait until I get a handful more and re-post. Thank you!
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10 Nov 2015   #4
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Is there any specific reason that these BSOD's would case my minidumps to erase? Because that's what's happening :-\

I had saved up about 4 or 5, and the last restart erased all of them and left only one.
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10 Nov 2015   #5
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 




First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen Diagnostics Test First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen
 System File Check

Please try following:
  • Open an admin command prompt
  • Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
  • When it finished reboot your system
  • Open again an admin command prompt
  • Enter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation", please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.
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10 Nov 2015   #6
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

No luck.....Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation"
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10 Nov 2015   #7
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Disk cleanup and programs like CCleaner can remove dump files to regain space not sure why a reboot would erase them
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10 Nov 2015   #8
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

I think that's it.

I have ccleaner do an automatic clean at 2GB. I just checked and memory dumps were selected (I didn't even realize they were an option). Thanks a lot, I'm a dummy!

I'll recollect some minidumps and re-post. How many would be good to have at a minimum?
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10 Nov 2015   #9
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

At least 5 is prefered, it should be enough to find a patern in most cases.
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13 Nov 2015   #10
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Alright....I am now up to 5 BSOD errors w/minidumps.

Lately, the computer has been totally freezing vice giving a BSOD. The screen will first stop responding to mouse inputs, and then the mouse will freeze as well. These crashes unfortunately don't leave minidumps.

DM Log is uploaded.
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