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Windows 7: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Windows 7 x64

04 Nov 2016   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply Chase mate having real issues with my walk about internet connection.

Ok well it just possibly be the RAM has gone bad ? power surge or just a poorly made stick etc etc the test mate yes go ahead cannot lose anything and remember 8 passes minimum.
Just for an example you could drive a car off the showroom floor and the transmission lets go through some tiny part being bad or left out etc it is just one of those little irritants in life.

Now if you want you can also run this for malware and because it runs in a non Windows environment is not affected by the OS and it will scan everything.

Now I cannot link it because of my net connection - pretty bad tonight So just Google Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 and it will give you a download link. You need to download it and make a bootable disk from the download. You just then power up and insert the disk or stick if you prefer those I don't - I like the disk and it will boot and you just follow the instructions that come up on your screen and it is free.


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04 Nov 2016   #12
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I haven't tried the memtest86+ yet because last night it wasn't letting me boot via USB, this morning I've made sure it's going to work via my CD drive though. I've heard from different places it's best to test 1 stick of RAM at a time rather than having both in there at the same time, does that make a difference? Because if I have to do it individually it's going to take me two nights instead of one.
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04 Nov 2016   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well you can do it either way the only difference is that doing it altogether will take longer obviously because there is more RAM set in place so I guess theoretically doing one at a time would be quicker so instead of taking overnight for two sticks then it could be done in four hours but then you have a another four hours with the second stick so in reality you gain nothing, and even if stick #1 shows errors you will still need to test stick #2 for errors either way you need to check both sticks.
So my reasoning is test both and if there are errors come up fairly quickly then it is then a matter of testing each stick separately and with a bit of luck you may find the bad stick at the first attempt, and if the second stick does the same then you have twp bad ones or if good then you only have to replace one bad one.

Just one thing though as unlikely as it is you could get errors on a stick but it may not be the stick at fault it can be the slot as well - a mobo problem but not really that likely. In that instance you would have to try another slot say if you were using slot #1 for the testing.

Personally I would keep it all in and just watch for errors - the test can be stopped if errors come up before 8 passes and then you have to test each stick on it's own. Now if you have to do that and there have been errors then when you test the sticks in say slot #1 and no errors come up then you will have to test the sticks again in slot #2 (and so on) in case it is a slot problem but like I said that it would be a slot is unlikely but possible.

The other thing I would mention is that I do not like booting from the USB (stick) method I much prefer a CD in the optical drive.

Look as your system is really quite quick and the components new the testing should go reasonably quickly.
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05 Nov 2016   #14
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Alright I'll let it run tonight with both sticks in and see how I go. Hopefully all goes well, will report back in the morning with the results, thanks heaps for your assistance.
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05 Nov 2016   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Chase mate just make sure you have the sticks in the designated slots as per the board set up instructions.

ie most boards start with slot (channel) #1 (closest to the CPU) as the first slot to be used then slot #3 as the second one but my Asus board on this machine is #2 and #4 slots as the first to use. I am not real sure why they specify that but I guess for good reasons.

Look most times if there are going to be errors they usually in my experience come up well before pass 8 so you might not have to wait till morning. Sorry to even mention this but in a way I hope it is a RAM error issue and will be easy fixed - because otherwise we have to go look somewhere else.

I shall wait on tenterhooks until you get that done.
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05 Nov 2016   #16
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Ok I let it run overnight, came back this morning with 8 passes and no errors, left it for a bit more and finally ended it at about 9.5 passes with no errors. The memory is in the correct slot in relation to the motherboard manual. I don't think it's the memory however the BSODs are happening less frequently it seems.. Although it is TOTALLY random and I can't reproduce it even if I wanted so I'm not 100% sure. I'm going to try and stress my computer into another crash and post the minidump if it happens again.

The other thing I'm having issues with is that whenever I turn my computer on an electrical buzz or like, when you turn an amplifier on and it has that feedback for a second at the start when you plug an AUX etc in, that sort of sound pops out of my headphones. If I turn the volume down the noise decreases but I've never experienced something like this before and want to make sure it's not some sort of electrical surge going on or something, how could I find that out?

Once again thanks for your replies
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I'm unfortunately back again, but this time with another different BSOD.

Things have been going quite well actually, no system interruptions over the last few days and the only thing I've changed is my RAM sticks in BIOS from the default to the actual values of what it should be, even though the default values were the same.

Now I'm getting another BSOD (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE) but it hasn't happened during use, only when I've gone to turn the computer off. I'll upload the minidump file, but I'm also wondering why it says that the driver causing it is the kernel? thanks once again.


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4 Weeks Ago   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm goes on and on eh now this
[CODE]Probably caused by : VX1000.sys ( VX1000+1a4cc )[/CODE
I have not coem across before but from the listings this pops out at me Microsoft LifeCam VX1000driver

Now I have no idea right now but will look )Google) for what it is - in the meantime there is this https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/d/lifecam-vx-1000

Now this
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The other thing I'm having issues with is that whenever I turn my computer on an electrical buzz or like,
sounds awfully like what is known as an earth loop in a nutshell the frequency of your mains supply is being picked up in a loop of connected devices.
For example if one has a microphone plugged into another device that is plugged into a different source /point and the power to the computer is connected at another point and it's earthing screen sets up a virtual loop between the two plug in points and between them they cause a humming sound in the background and the only way I know is to prevent this or at least keep it to a minimum is to have the two devices plugged in at the same mains power point or detach one of the earth connections so that the loop does not form. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity)

On the other hand the good news is the RAM is ok
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4 Weeks Ago   #19
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm goes on and on eh now this
[CODE]Probably caused by : VX1000.sys ( VX1000+1a4cc )[/CODE
I have not coem across before but from the listings this pops out at me Microsoft LifeCam VX1000driver

Now I have no idea right now but will look )Google) for what it is - in the meantime there is this https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/d/lifecam-vx-1000

Now this
Quote:
The other thing I'm having issues with is that whenever I turn my computer on an electrical buzz or like,
sounds awfully like what is known as an earth loop in a nutshell the frequency of your mains supply is being picked up in a loop of connected devices.
For example if one has a microphone plugged into another device that is plugged into a different source /point and the power to the computer is connected at another point and it's earthing screen sets up a virtual loop between the two plug in points and between them they cause a humming sound in the background and the only way I know is to prevent this or at least keep it to a minimum is to have the two devices plugged in at the same mains power point or detach one of the earth connections so that the loop does not form. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity)

On the other hand the good news is the RAM is ok
Ahhhhh the VX1000.sys driver is, as you've said, from a webcam driver. It's a very old webcam that I use every now and then. I actually stopped the services from starting but had to reactivate it to use it. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the latest drivers. Hopefully that fixes that problem.


The audio thing I'm not quite sure my configuration is the same as you're explaining. I've just got a Logitech G430 headset that comes with a usb crossover so I can plug the mic/headset into into the crossover, then the USB directly into my motherboard. I'm not 100% sure by what you mean when you say detach the earth connections.

Thanks once again for all your help!

EDIT: Might seem like a dumb question since we've gotten this far already, but how are you reading the minidump file? I'd like to learn a bit more about these things for future reference.
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4 Weeks Ago   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

In a nutshell Chase the ideal situation for earthing is that all devices are earthed at the same power point. For example if the computer was plugged into a supply in the east wall of the room and the sound system plugged into the west side then the earth connection is stretched out for want of a better term around the room and any interference like the mains ac "hum" will be picked up and included in the signal that is processed by the listening device because the lead from the listening device and the computer would be "creating " a loop via the earth or ground connection in booth devices. see very vague pic

To read those dump files you need to set up some software on your machine and this is the tutorial on how to do that WinDBG - Install and Configure for BSOD Analysis

Takes a bit of patience to set up first time but it is worth it

and you might need this too for the dumps analysis Driver Reference Table (DRT)


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