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Windows 7: Random BSOD how to fix?

05 Mar 2016   #11
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sathle View Post
There aren't any errors after 8 passes,
OK, next enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

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Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

warning   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

Tip   Tip

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.


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05 Mar 2016   #12
Sathle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll do that later tonight or tomorrow then, since I need the computer today. Or can I run the driver and use the computer at the same time?
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05 Mar 2016   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please read the tutorial again to make sure your settings are correct.

From the tutorial.
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After a reboot, driver verifier should be enabled. Use your computer as you normally would, although expect frequent BSODs if there are driver issues. If the system doesn't crash after 24 hours, disable driver verifier.
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06 Mar 2016   #14
Sathle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So it's been about 24 hours since I enabled driver verifier and no BSODs. If I'm overloading the drivers, there should be more reason to crash compared to when it runs normally. I don't detect any lag either. Actually, a concern I may have is that this may be a hardware problem. Can these tests pinpoint hardware issues? Or maybe I'm access memory that isn't there?
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06 Mar 2016   #15
Arc

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Driver verifier did not cause any lagging? That's abnormal.

But if DV did not cause any BSOD, then yours is not a driver related issue. Plus, RAM is not failing, as you stated.

Now what may cause memory management errors other than the RAM and any driver? It may sound bad, but that might be the memory controller, a component of the motherboard.

But we cannot test the motherboard. Moreover, the memory controller errors should kick in during memtest86+ test.

So, it is becoming very hard to detect what may be causing the issue.

IMHO you should go for a clean reinstall to ensure that things like system services/native drivers/third party drivers etc are not anyhow contributing to the BSOD.
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06 Mar 2016   #16
Sathle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would setting it back to factory settings help? Would that cause me to have to reinstall all the drivers again?
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07 Mar 2016   #17
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sathle View Post
Would setting it back to factory settings help? Would that cause me to have to reinstall all the drivers again?
If you do the factory restore, it will assume loads of old drivers.
A clean reinstall is always good.
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07 Mar 2016   #18
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I just saw on the Gigabyte Support site that there is a Beta BIOS available for his motherboard and the fix would be memory compatibility, would it be a smart thing to update even though it is in Beta stage, on the other hand what I've understood from reading through this thread the problem may be with the RAM.

What do you think Arc?
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07 Mar 2016   #19
Arc

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This should be a good shot, mate. But I am afraid of only one thing that if by any chance the BIOS update does not go as expected, I will not be able to control the situation.

EDIT: Sathle, can you apply the RAM in the other (unused) channel? Does it change anything?
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