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Windows 7: Is my RAM faulty? Various BSOD

13 Sep 2014   #21
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishraq View Post
Hi, nice build by the way. Did you purchase the two sticks together as one set?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
No, i bought 4 then 4
I believe this all started here with Harrie responding to Ishraq when Ishraq was probably asking MrJWilson the question about the RAM.

Anyway, this whole discussion has been based on hearsay since there haven't been any dump files uploaded to analyze.

Additional information is required.

1. Download this file to your desktop or other convenient location,

download

2. Double click on the file to run it.

3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.




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13 Sep 2014   #22
MrJWilson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 (x2. Dual Boot)
 
 

Here's the zip created right after a BSOD today at 19.51 GMT UK.
The first one was missing the dump file but this should have everything now.

Logs_13_09_2014_200225_32_v1.1.zip


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13 Sep 2014   #23
MrJWilson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 (x2. Dual Boot)
 
 

OK well I just got another IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD (first time today). This was at 19.51 GMT UK. If I use that program again, would it likely give any more indication than the zip I already uploaded?

So today, web surfing has been fine. No BSOD. I then start listening to music/copying music files from one of my internal drives to another and within 10 mins or so, a BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

This was the common thing between today and yesterday where I got lots of BSOD doing the same thing.

Maybe something is on its way out hardware wise but I feel like I havn't yet ruled out drivers.

I have two PCI soundcards installed but one is disabled if that is of any relevance.
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13 Sep 2014   #24
derekimo

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Unfortunately there are no dump files in your upload, you haven't run any cleaning programs or disk cleanup have you?

You may want to make sure your system is set to create small memory dumps as well,

There aren't any .dmp file in your attachment. These are required to analyse the BSOD.

Follow these steps:

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Then, when the system next BSOD's, follow this:

1. Download this file to your desktop or other convenient location,

download

2. Double click on the file to run it.

3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.



I see a bunch of application crashes listed but no blue screen events which is interesting.

And a whole bunch of CBS errors from right after your last install date.

This might be useful,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also, of the three events I see from this month, two are related to a program called Allway Sync crashing. Try removing that or any other sync program for the time being.
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13 Sep 2014   #25
MrJWilson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 (x2. Dual Boot)
 
 

Hi,

What version of the zip are you using. have you tried the one ending v1.1 NOT 1.0?

The first one did not include the dump as I ran exe from C root. It did on the 2nd one when I ran it from a different location.

If not i'll try your suggestion.

It seems odd that it would be to do with Allway Sync. Its a file program I use on occasions but is not even running unless I launch it.

I wonder if I have done something silly disabling essential services. I followed some advice from blackvipers website to carefully disable some un-needed services.

That was weeks ago though and I did not have these problems then.
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13 Sep 2014   #26
MrJWilson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 (x2. Dual Boot)
 
 

Many of those crashes you see may be fairly typical for me. I do a lot of audio related DAW vst stuff, and also sync files over LAN ssh. Browsers or flash player sometimes crashes too. Fairly typical imo

These BSOD of the last week seem like something different and non-typical.
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13 Sep 2014   #27
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I was just pointing out a few things I saw while looking through some of your logs since there were no dump files to check.

It never hurts to run the SFC /SCANNOW I suggested.

The comment about disabling services from Black Viper is concerning, win 7 doesn't need any of those tweaks so you may have done something there.

Just because it took a week or more may only mean that the service was fine in it's original state until the OS tried to access what you disabled.

I'm not blaming the blue screens on the application crashes, just pointing out the little info I did see.
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13 Sep 2014   #28
Brekmister

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Are you able to boot up into windows? because none of these would work if you cant boot up into windows.
Besides you did say that you can no longer use your computer.
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13 Sep 2014   #29
Brekmister

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrJWilson View Post
With all due respect, It does seem like people are not reading what each other have posted in any detail.

I am the original poster with the problem (possibly ram related), not HarriePateman, who keeps getting quoted for some reason / misunderstanding (He is not the one with the computer issues. I am. There is nothing wrong with his ram).

Any suggestions other than MemTest86? I don't think its ram related now (due to what I wrote in my last few posts) but if it is, i'll have to get tech support to test / RMA it.

IMO its a bit beyond resonable expectations to run software checks that take almost a day, multiple times.
I appreciate the help and advice but i'm not running MemTest again unless I am certain its ram causing the issues and nothing else is.

I'll get on to tech support.
I highly doubt it is your RAM but whatever. My bet is that it has something to do with your SSD (coming from fixing countless computers from countless people.) not saying that your SSD is necessary bad. You may had something in your SSD that may caused windows to get confused when booted up. I used to have the same problem with my little Netbook when I tried out windows 8 on there lol

Have you made a back up of your computer?

Can you or would you Wipe your SSD clean and re install windows?

or even a better Idea, try moving your SSD to a different computer and have that computer boot from your SSD and see what it does!
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14 Sep 2014   #30
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hello MrJWilson.

It feels bad that your thread turns out to be a roflmao thread. Feeling bad for you, too.

You have already got a lot of suggestions. I dont want to say anything against those, but what I can see that the issue is caused by the display driver.
Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+307de )

Followup: MachineOwner
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But, the display driver is 13.9 WHQL, which is good and stable enough.
Code:
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Apr 30 07:37:09 2013
Still, as you are having BSODs, update it to 14.4 WHQL. Download Drivers

If the issue continues even after altering the display driver version, some more troubleshooting will be needed.

So let us know how it goes. If it BSODs again, report us following Derek's post #21.

I may not be online later. In that case I am sure that Derek and Harrie will assist you further.
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