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Windows 7: Random BSODS when PC is idle

13 Aug 2016   #1
denisv

Windows 7 64
 
 
Random BSODS when PC is idle

Hi, everyone.

Recently I've started having random BSODs when PC is idle, didn't recall having BSOD while actually working. This has started pretty much when my UPS has died, and I've plugged the PC directly.



This is the event viewer, with the Kernel-Power Critical errors.



Question is, is this related to UPS in any way and can be fixed, or is it a fauly PSU I have to replace?

Thanks,
Denis.




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15 Aug 2016   #2
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Those event logs are always present when a system shuts down unexpectedly, making them almost useless.
Without a dump we cannot say anything about a possible cause.

Remove these programs to minimalize the risk of BSODs caused by the drivers they use.
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite	Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\Smart 6	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\Smart 6	Public
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16 Aug 2016   #3
denisv

Windows 7 64
 
 

Unfortunately nothing was created in c:/windows/minidump folder, otherwise I would just check them myself instead of posting here
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16 Aug 2016   #4
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't see software installed with which you could properly inspect a dump, how would you check it then?

Is there also no C:\Windows\MEMORY.dmp?
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16 Aug 2016   #5
denisv

Windows 7 64
 
 

I don't have WinDbg installed at home, because I never had a need for it at home. As part of my job at work I analyze dumps, so if need be I'll just download WinDbg and check the dumps at home, but there are none.

Unfortunately C:\Windows\MEMORY.dmp does not exist as well, actually I've scanned entire C: drive for *.dmp and only found some old chrome and firefox dumps.

I'll try to uninstall the programs you've suggested and let know if it helped.

Thanks
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16 Aug 2016   #6
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, alright

According to the event logs the last recorded dumps are from 4 months ago, all 0x7A. Could you tell me what your actions for resolving those BSODs were?

What is your job?
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16 Aug 2016   #7
denisv

Windows 7 64
 
 

Unfortunately, after uninstalling the programs you've suggested I still had the same BSOD Is there anything I can do to force Windows creating a dump for this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
According to the event logs the last recorded dumps are from 4 months ago, all 0x7A. Could you tell me what your actions for resolving those BSODs were?
Ah, those were because of a hard drive that was slowly dying on me and I was too lazy to replace it in timely manner Eventually I did buy a new one and BSODs stopped.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
What is your job?
I'm a plain software engineer, but part of my job is analyzing stability issues for our software, dumps, logs, etc.
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17 Aug 2016   #8
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To force a BSOD:



Random BSODS when PC is idle Diagnostic Test Random BSODS when PC is idle
 DRIVER VERIFIER

warning   Warning
Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.

Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

Note   Note
Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.





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Ah, those were because of a hard drive that was slowly dying on me and I was too lazy to replace it in timely manner Eventually I did buy a new one and BSODs stopped.
Alright, I needed to know if the hard drive was or wasn't replaced to rule it out as a possibility why a dump hasn't been recorded


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I'm a plain software engineer, but part of my job is analyzing stability issues for our software, dumps, logs, etc.
Nice, I would like to do something like that too after I finish school
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