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Windows 7: Random Windows 7 Event 41 BSOD


28 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Random Windows 7 Event 41 BSOD

Hello everyone,

I'm getting the same old Windows 7 Event 41 BSOD. I literally don't know where to start because when my computer crashes like that, it doesn't even leave a Minidump behind, so I imagine something gets hosed hard when it happens. In fact, I don't even get a blue screen of death - the computer freezes and starts playing garbage data over my computer speakers. Not even the Event Logs can give me some semblance of a clue.

When I use the computer, it very randomly crashes. The computer can go four days to as little as eight hours at a time before it does this.

I'm sorry I can't be much help on this, but I'm literally at a loss for ideas. I'll report any data you need.

Here is the event log:

Quote:
- System

- Provider


[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power


[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID 41


Version 2


Level 1


Task 63


Opcode 0


Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated


[ SystemTime] 2009-12-29T02:04:25.342018900Z



EventRecordID 2587


Correlation

- Execution


[ ProcessID] 4


[ ThreadID] 8



Channel System




- Security


[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0

BugcheckParameter1 0x0

BugcheckParameter2 0x0

BugcheckParameter3 0x0

BugcheckParameter4 0x0

SleepInProgress false

PowerButtonTimestamp 0



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28 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds similar to my problem, which I call a hardware freeze.

You should check your SATA cables (or purchase new ones), as well as all your connections internally.
Has this happened in another operating system?

~Lordbob
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28 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Sounds similar to my problem, which I call a hardware freeze.

You should check your SATA cables (or purchase new ones), as well as all your connections internally.
Has this happened in another operating system?

~Lordbob
This has happened on two operating systems: The Windows 7 x64 RC1 and the retail version of Windows 7 x64 as well.
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28 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Ok, but I mean like with Vista, XP, Linux, etc.

~Lordbob
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28 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Ok, but I mean like with Vista, XP, Linux, etc.
No, this is the only operating system that I've tried it on.

I've just noticed something concerning the cables: I realized that the hard drive I've installed the operating system on (C is called "Disk 1" and the backup hard drive is called "Disk 0" (D. I think this might be the problem. It would explain why the operating system is not writing minidumps.
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08 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi

I was having the exact same problem with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. After searching the internet for over a week I found a forum which suggested upping the Northbridge voltage in the BIOS by one setting. For me that meant moving it from 1.1v to 1.12 (I think). I also changed the voltage setting for the CPU from Auto to 1.265v which is what the reading in the BIOS was when I changed it.
Since doing this I have not had a crash. OK it has only been two days but it had got to the point where it wouldn't stay on for longer than about 5 mins so two days is pretty good!! I do a lot of 3D work and it is having no problem with heavy models and renders.

Hope this helps.

Paul
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