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Windows 7: BSODs point to bad RAM, RAM tests good...


07 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
BSODs point to bad RAM, RAM tests good...

I recently built a new rig and all was well until 2 days ago, I was playing a game and randomly got a bsod. Since the game warns me it has compatibility issues I thought nothing of it. Then another game gave me a different BSOD. Now I can't even finish a virus scan without it BSODing on me... (even in safe mode) I did my research and all of em pointed to bad RAM except 1 (bad page in non-paged area I believe it was) so I ran both windows diagnostics RAM tests and MemTEST 86+ over quite a few passes (8 for windows, 2 for memtest) and they all came up clean... I am at a loss and need help! I just tried to run the SF info thing for the dump info twice, the first time it bsoded while refreshing the system info the 2nd time I think it finished but it never said press any key to continue... I'm uploading what is in the file...
Please help! If it is infact a hardware issue I do not have too long before I can't send parts back to the site I ordered from... (newegg)

EDIT: It seems the zip file is 79Mb! It's not gonna let me upload... But amazingly the computer let me up it to mediafire without bsoding so I will post the link
Seven Forums.zip
I've fully updated my system specs so every possible detail about this build is in there...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

FYI - most BSOD errors point to memory (not to RAM) - because it's the improper accessing of memory that causes most of the BSOD problems with drivers.

Memory comprises -
- RAM
- pagefile
- other memory (video, CPU, mobo most commonly)
- virtual memory (which resides in RAM or pagefile)

5 memory dumps were uploaded, 1 was corrupted and unusable
All were dated 06 Mar 10

The Windows Debugging Tools aren't able to access symbols for your operating system files (in particular NTOSKRNL.EXE / NTKRNLMP.EXE / NTKRNLPA.EXE / NTKRPAMP.EXE) from the Microsoft Symbol Server - so that makes debugging them difficult if not impossible.

Please do the following:
- activate/validate the Windows installation at Genuine Microsoft Software
- run sfc.exe /scannow to replace any problem files
- If that doesn't fix it, then wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows
- don't use "leaked"/torrent builds

Summary of the BSOD's:
Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar  6 14:02:51.654 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:53.279
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar  6 23:11:48.581 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:28.142
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar  6 23:21:56.447 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:09:00.008
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 83235b71, 8db1336c, 0}
Probably caused by : cng.sys ( cng!ReadExternalEntropyIntoPool+1a6 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Debug session time: Sat Mar  6 05:39:36.291 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:27:04.852
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfsfltr.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfsfltr.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok, I've deleted the page file in previous attempts to fix it, just to put it out there, this is a legitimiate copy, I purchased it through MS Expertzone. Right before I posted I tried moving my RAM to new slots and the only BSODs I've seen since are IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL but now my wireless adpater refuses to work on that computer so I am typing this from an old laptop I have hooked up to the TV
And also I am activated and valid.
I'll try the sfc.exe thing now.. I'll post back here shortly with results and hopefully I can get this network adapter working on it again...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 64bit / WinXP 64bit
 
 

MemTest 86+ ran 12hours w/o errors for me too... and in the end it did turn out to be the RAM!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #5
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lenlennart View Post
MemTest 86+ ran 12hours w/o errors for me too... and in the end it did turn out to be the RAM!
thats what im figuring is going to happen to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Some odd stuff happened... I backed all the important stuff up (took about 4 hours or so) and it didn't BSOD... So I was debating on whether or not I needed to format (even the my USB wi-fi adapter remained unusable) but then I realized the event viewer service refused to start anymore...
So, I have formatted and re-installed, I'm restoring my documents, music, etc. awhile and slowly reinstalling drivers...
by the way sfc.exe /scannow came up clean...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok, they are back after the format... Just started a few minutes ago and I've gotten 3
reference_by_pointer
memory_management
IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL
Again the zip is too big (but only 56Mb this time) so again I'm upping to mediafire, please help on this one!
Seven Forums post-format.zip
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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