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Windows 7: 4 BSODs while using chess program. "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

14 Jul 2016   #21
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Either of them flags an Emsisoft driver, I would suggest to reinstall or remove it while troubleshooting.
Code:
fffff880`09820378  fffff880`047caa60Unable to load image \??\C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\EMSISOFT ANTI-MALWARE\epp.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for epp.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for epp.sys
 epp+0x18a60
I'd wish there was a kernel dump available of the 0x50, or it is that I'm looking into a few things of the registry context that is volatile and thus not saved. The standard setting is to overwrite the kernel dump with each crash to spare space on the hard drive so the kernel dump is most likely already overwritten.


Please do NOT run any cleanup utilities while troubleshooting!


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14 Jul 2016   #22
cma6

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

Axe0:
Thanks for the valued insight re Emsisoft anti-Malware. I will remove it immediately and run the chess program.
I have Emsisoft on 4 systems but it is conceivable that it could cause a problem on one system only. I once had a problem where Malwarebytes was causing a huge problem on only 1 of the 4 systems and had to remove it permanently from that 1 system.
What a miracle if the problem could be as simple as that but I'll know soon enough!
Also, I won't use any further Windows cleanups till this situation is fixed.
CMA

PS: I came across this re Emsisoft and BSOD:
Blue screen of death - Emsisoft Internet Security - Emsisoft Support Forums
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15 Jul 2016   #23
cma6

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

I ran memtest overnight with no errors. I will continue stress testing the system today and through the weekend to see if I get a BSOD; or if not, this may indicate that Emsisoft was an issue.
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15 Jul 2016   #24
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What memtest did you run? How many passes? A photo would be nice.
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15 Jul 2016   #25
cma6

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

axe0:
I am out of the memtest scan so cannot take a screenshot but I wrote down the details of the scan.
"memtest86.exe" ran for 10.5 hours at stock speed of 3.4 Ghz. Ram 1550 MHz (DDR3-3100) Bclk 100
Timings: CAS 19-15-15-31 @ 192-bit mode. Pass 2 ; errors 0.
Thanks, CMA
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15 Jul 2016   #26
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In case you don't know, we recommend MemTest86+ for a minimum of 8 passes, 8 passes with 32GB takes a few days to complete.



4 BSODs while using chess program. "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" Diagnostic Test 4 BSODs while using chess program. "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 7 Forums

Note   Note


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.


Make a photo of the result and post it.

Addition:
If errors show up you can stop the test, remove all sticks but 1 and test this single stick in each slot for 8 passes or until errors show, switch sticks and repeat.
If errors show up and you see them a lot later, no problem, the errors don't affect the test.
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16 Jul 2016   #27
cma6

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

axe0:
Here is the BSOD crash zip file from 7/15/16, the latest, which means that Emsisoft was not the problem.
Probably hardware related, don't you think?


Attached Files
File Type: zip ARCHON-Fri_07_15_2016_154924_26.zip (1.77 MB, 2 views)
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16 Jul 2016   #28
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I do not judge based on the current info.

If you did not run memtest86+, next recommended step is memtest86+
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16 Jul 2016   #29
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Attention Axe0,
from event log



A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the AsusFanControlService service to connect.
The AsusFanControlService service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

The SystemSuite Professional Process Monitor service terminated unexpectedly.

Roy
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