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Windows 7: Random Reboots - No BSOD, No Minidump Found

17 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Random Reboots - No BSOD, No Minidump Found

I've spend the last week scouring Windows 7 Forums finding dozens of people with this issue. At random times, during use or idle, the computer goes blank and reboots. It did it once during my creating this post. Here's what I've done so far:

Starting from a clean install of an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a formatted HDD

1. Updated all drivers for my devices for Windows 7
2. Loaded and installed all current Windows Updates
3. Flashed and updated the BIOS
4. Ran the driver Verifier, did not see any errors reported
5. Tried to run sfc /scannow, system reboots when the scan gets to about 60% (tried twice)
6. All non-necessary devices (printer, external HDD, etc.) are disconnected.

I would attach a minidump file but there isn't one. I've got the system set to record one but it's not there. I have the view set to display all hidden files/folders. I've done searches for *.dmp files and typed in the address I've got set in the options ... no dice.

I never get the BSOD, I have it set to not automatically reboot. It still goes blip and restarts anyway. There's no real pattern to the restarts but it loves to do it in the midst of installations.

I've held off running a memory test simply because all my fellow sufferers keep reporting no errors in the memory and any time I do anything time consuming it fails when the system goes blip again. System Info via Advisor attached.


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17 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

When windows just completely vaporizes like that it is a frequent indicator of either a memory problem or some other MB/CPU problem.

This is exactly what happens when computers are overclocked, so first if doing that stop. But I JUST found out tonight that people may be overclocking and not even know it! My wifes computer has been crashing randomly lately and one time when coming up it said "auto overclock failed" just ebfore locking up on the BIOS screen. I went into the BIOS next boot and sure enough the default setup if for it to try to overclock itself. It was running a 2.6G processor at 3G by pumping up the FSB clock.

Anyway I put it on manual and put everything back to wher eit was supposed to be, time will tell...
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17 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Sounds like a PS problem to me
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17 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Checked out the BIOS, sure enough it was overclocking me. I set it back to where it is supposed to be. System seemed to be more stable and running properly. I managed a full sfc /scannow that returned no problems.

Then I tried to download and install a program. It managed to get further than it did the last time I tried but it still went blip. This time, however, it failed twice in rapid succession. (less than 2-3 mins later) Again, no minidump log was generated.

If this is a hardware issue I'll be furious since I just bought the kit in December. This thing is brand spanking new.
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04 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7

windows 7 - reboot without BSOD
Complection of the computer:
ATHLON DUALx6000 + NVIDIA GeFORCE470 + PSU - ThermalTake = 650W MP: GYGABITE ga-ma770-ds3 - BIOS updated (with the old is the same thing)
windows 7 installed on different HD drives tested. computer had not clocked.
After installing the native NVIDIA driver (301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql) reboot without BSOD:
1 - In the calculation of the performance when the Windows Media Decoding complete.
2 - There flv, mp4 ( Moreover, hardware accelerated Flash Player disabled. The latest Flash Player from the native site ( Latest codecs: K-Lite_Codec_Pack_920_Mega.
Before installing NVIDIA driver download ( without NVIDIA drivers) pass the test with a bang! True score low = 1.
After installing the native NVIDIA driver (301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql) reboot without BSOD. Performance test fails (at the level of encoding media - reboot) 2 years suffer. Could not do anything. Drive home from the video card was in another city. Tried both 32 and 64 bit W7 - some 20 different assemblies (including true licenced W7). And this is after installing NVIDIA driver download from All tests were tried: there was no reboot ! S & M was totally fine. FurMark_1.9.1.exe: there was no reboot . PSU - ThermalTake = 650W checked: on intel base (i5) - all right on W7. So not in the power supply business. By the way out and restart in the absence of manifest load: just as the Internet. Especially when uTorrent running and looking for something in the network in browsers: especially when the flash appears or snap at anything and everything: Reboot! And in Linux (CLDG12X64) - there at no load just when the network - restarts. In other Linux okay (Ubuntu, Gentoo, CLDG11.9, 11.12, Sabayon, FreBSD, Hackintosh, Slax, Agilia). Looked dump (C: \ Windows \ MEMORY.DMP). Nothing.
The problem was resolved by sweeping (with the free aps: DriverSweeper_3.2.0) of the new NVIDIA Download from and then installing the factory made driver bundled with the card ASUS GeFORCE GTX-470. Now the test performance was reached with a bang! 5.9 Weakly of course, but the game goes. They say that the fine details in games on W7 clearly visible ... Yes tries me the details ... I understand manufacturers ASUS and NVIDIA in something does not come together in a conversation about the w7.
But this my problem, the reboot W7 is not over. The second reason that suddenly, for no apparent reason W7 rebooted (no BSOD) were commonplace viruses. Without going to the website youtube computer c w7x64 spent one day (and all this time was in test mode) - a brief visit to youtube - Watch any flash - and then restart (from 1 minute to 20 minutes on average). I repeat that the Flash Player hardware acceleration is disabled. Drivers in health and working power supply. All tests (percent, RAM, video card) - without rebooting - everything is perfect! Just come on youtube - and to you goat! disable "Auto-at failures" to see the blue screen of death, does not work ... reboots again. also dumps does not save the minidump. So I can not give you this info in accordance with the rules. Maybe you tell me how did cause a blue screen in my case? does not want it ... daw withdrew in the "system" .. also through F8 I press "Auto-off to boot from at fault" ... does not help .. overloads Thought sought as what virus does. Stood and Kaspersky and Dr Web and Aviram - yes all to no purpose. Can anyone come across and share the secret of such a virus? I would be very grateful. So. The virus causes an instant reboot cop on windows 7 when viewing media content on youtube. Look for? By the way the os XP-32 with any service pack (and none at all), this is not observed. Everything is stable and no antivirus is needed. I do not know why do I need to w7? Is that work for idiots and their offspring received logs to analyze and improve the system. Well flag in your hands microsoft - current here for great money they aquire for experimental product??? And a lot of! With drivers W7 is not friendly. Stumbles on the flash and reboot. And she tries a (aaaa. .. yes I forgot - on leeves falling from the trees in some games streak sharper than that of the simple and painfully stable XP32). Only in the game to play. And users need XP or Linux for stability working net.
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