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Windows 7: FREEZE: Event ID 41: Kernel Power


24 Feb 2010   #21

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Assuming you have the message event-id 41 in your event log and NO BSOD, so no minidump:

the event log message id 41 is not very specific and therefore can be caused by VERY different problems on a computer. The problems that were reported in different forums I have looked through and where the crashes got solved, can be summarized as follows:
Bios problems - update bios
Driver problems realtek sound driver - update driver if possible
Bad capacitors - replace motherboard
Faulty memory sticks - check you have the correct voltage for your memory modules as this may cause errors during memory testing or replace sticks if they are really bad.
Too high temperature of the cpu - provide better cooling and replace cpu if damaged
Catalyst control center problems of the ATI software - remove ccc software
Power savings settings - deactivate all sleep mode
Video card not getting enough power several devices may be connected to the same rail on the power supply and hence not be able to provide enough power to the video card. Put the video card on a dedicated rail for video (will also depend upon your power supply if this is possible) or replace with a stronger power supply.
Having updated my bios, having checked for bad capacitors, having adjusted the voltage of my memory sticks, having checked that the temperature of my cpu was ok, having removed the ccc software, having deactivated all power settings, I finally managed to solve it on my computer by putting my video card on a dedicated rail (so no other devices on this rail - my PSU is an antec signature 650, my video card a HD4850).

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25 Feb 2010   #22

Windows 7
 
 

@kostarae: I also have 4x 1GB G.Skill memory when my found my EventId41 error and it was related to memory. And my memtest also passed. I'd still recommend to try play with those RAMS.
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25 Feb 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Upgrading the PSU to a higher watts/voltage (let's say 500W - 600W) would fix that. I believe. In fact, PSU nowadays is'nt that much expensive.
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26 Feb 2010   #24

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

ok, here is what I did and I haven't had a problem since. First, you need to understand that this error is the result of the machine being turned off without shutting it down/restarting. it is not even really a symptom of the problem as much as a result.
Disable windows automatic updates. Done. problem solved. Update your computer manually. Run windows update once a week and make it check for updates, then install those updates, but under no circumstances let it do it automatically.
I believe the freezing is being caused by a combination of the automatic updates and certain virus protection, namely AVG 9.0.
I have done this and I'm not having this issue anymore.
Hope this helps.
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02 Jun 2010   #25

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ive tried everything. Serious.

I started getting this error when I updated the bios. (Never had a Kernel Error before this time.)

A fresh reinstall did nothing, playing with drivers did nothing, uninstalling software did nothing.

In the end I overclocked my ram and system is stable. (touch wood)

I think the kernel is asking for some more power please?
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02 Jun 2010   #26

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Samwell View Post
Ive tried everything. Serious.

I started getting this error when I updated the bios. (Never had a Kernel Error before this time.)

A fresh reinstall did nothing, playing with drivers did nothing, uninstalling software did nothing.

In the end I overclocked my ram and system is stable. (touch wood)

I think the kernel is asking for some more power please?

So is this solved or not?????
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02 Jun 2010   #27

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Samwell View Post
Ive tried everything. Serious.

I started getting this error when I updated the bios. (Never had a Kernel Error before this time.)

A fresh reinstall did nothing, playing with drivers did nothing, uninstalling software did nothing.

In the end I overclocked and now the system is stable. (touch wood)

I think the kernel is asking for some more power please?

So is this solved or not?????
Yea. I used to get Kernel power crashes between 2 and 4 hours before i overclocked.
When i overclocked i didnt get one error until i ran ccleaner 12 hours later.
I got Kernel power crash 30 minutes after using all options of ccleaner.
(It looked to me like ccleaner deleted a lot of system stuff on win 7 64 bit. (Dont quote me on that))

So i did a system restore from before ccleaner was installed.
And it hasnt crashed yet. (24 hours later)

(Never got this kernel error until i flashed and updated my bios.)

Out of everything ive tried playing with overclocking was the only thing that made a difference.
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04 Jun 2010   #28

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Update: Found the issue. I have a ATI 5770 1gig and a 6200 nvidia card (for tv out)
With everything so updated there were troubles with power and the 6200 card.

Got rid of the 6200 and all is fixed. I think everyones Kernel power issues will be very different.
Kernal power comes in all shapes and sizes.

Good luck troubleshooting.
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04 Nov 2011   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Event ID 41 Kernel Power

Just thought I'd share my recent experience as it might save someone a lot of frustration.

Six months ago I bought a Dell Expiron Mod 580. I had this Event ID 41 problem since day one. Dell replaced the hard drive once and the operating system five times before deciding that the problem was caused by the fact that I had 4 X 1gb memory sticks and this machine should have 2 X 2gb memory sticks.

They changed the memory sticks and BINGO! problem solved.

Hope this helps somebody.
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23 Apr 2012   #30

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Solved for me (so far)
I was running 2 Nvidia 9600GT's, though they were different models (same chipset), one of the fans wasnt working, So i had 2 fans mounted to cool it. It was cooling fine, but I decided to take it out completely and run only 1 vid card. It has since not crashed or restarded. So the problem was either A) the vid card was causing crashes, or B) The vid card and fans were drawing too much power from the PSU.
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