This is a newish computer (Built in July 2009) and up until a few days ago I haven't had any issues with it. For whatever reason though, while I was playing the Starcraft 2 beta, it crashed to BSOD and had to restart. The event viewer was largely unhelpful in figuring out the problem, so I went ahead and ran a few utilities to make sure my computer is running as well as I think it could be (CCleaner, Spybot, etc., just to get rid of junk). All seemed fine until last night when I went to shut down my computer and it blue screened again, with once again an unhelpful event file entry.
I only have the minidump from last night's crash (when I shut down my system), as when I ran the utilities to clean up my comp the minidump from the first crash was deleted. Hopefully someone can help me out with this... Your time is much appreciated.
My potentially relevant system information: Motherboard:
ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz RAM:
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) // 7-7-6-18, 1T @ 1.85v Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB w/ 32MB cache Graphics Card:
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 Sound Card:
Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Here is the WhoCrashed log for last night's 'Computer Shutdown' BSOD:
On Wed 5/12/2010 3:31:46 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x1000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF80002AED38D, 0xFFFFF880031C40E8, 0xFFFFF880031C3950)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\051210-21372-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.