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Windows 7: Way to check ALL drivers?

10 Dec 2011   #1
NotYourHero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Way to check ALL drivers?

Well, I was about to just uninstall most everything, and reinstall it. I am having an issue with a bsod for memory_management. I did a ram check, and a HDD check. Memtest86+ passed 5 times, nearly 6 but I stopped it when I woke up. WDC extended test proved no errors. That leaves me down to drivers.

TL: DR I am looking for a way to test my drivers dates, quicker. Is this possible?


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10 Dec 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You could use any of several free websites that offer to check for driver updates. I've used DriverMax before and it seems to work as advertised.

DriverMax - free driver updates

However, I would strongly caution you to NOT rely on any 3rd party software to determine if a driver needs to be replaced. I'd take their recommendations with a grain of salt and then go to the manufacturer's official website to download any needed drivers. I'd also respectfully suggest that newer drivers aren't always needed or desired. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you do decide to replace a driver or two, or all of them, make sure you create a system restore point just in case your computer gets borked. Even better, create a full system image.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows 7 does a good job with keeping your drivers up-to-date.

I agree with Marsimar that third-party driver scanners can cause you problems and you should heed his advice.
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10 Dec 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Why don't you post your BSOD in a new thread in Crashes and Debugging. I'm sure one of our BSOD experts could help you find the problem.
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10 Dec 2011   #5
NotYourHero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Why don't you post your BSOD in a new thread in Crashes and Debugging. I'm sure one of our BSOD experts could help you find the problem.
Because I was ignored. I posted it and a full day passed and other threads pushed mine off the first page. But I already troubleshooted my hardware proving they are golden.
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10 Dec 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm sorry. It can happen. The BSOD experts are run off their feet.
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10 Dec 2011   #7
NotYourHero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I'm sorry. It can happen. The BSOD experts are run off their feet.
Its fine. I tried my best to figure it out with windows debugging tools, and the oen thing I noticed was Vista_Driver_fault.

And here I am in drivers.
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11 Dec 2011   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hey, check this little prog out:
View the List of Installed Drivers the Easy Way - How-To Geek

It should give you just what you want.
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17 Dec 2012   #9
tiger168

Windows 7
 
 

Boy, I am having this problem after more than a year of this post? Amazing.

I am using Windows 7 VERIFIER and BSOD occurs and just reverted back to normal boot from the safe mode and did a chkdsk on c: as I have to do this every time the system crashes before I am properly boot it back again.

Can someone help?

Thanks.
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