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Windows 7: Random BSOD's

02 Aug 2010   #1

Random BSOD's

I am completely baffled with my computer at this moment and I have tried almost everything.

About 3 weeks ago I have decided to update from a "bogged" but stable Windows XP, to Windows 7 thinking that it would run much smoother.

My boyfriend is a tech, so I let him do all the drivers, installation, everything.
This install was completely unstable, giving me completely random BSOD's with different reasons every time.
From there I have run a full round of memtest on every stick of ram, Cycled my ram. Checked voltages of my ram. Checked my HDD. Updated Drivers. Even gone as far as putting 2 fans on my computer case (even though it seems like nothing was overheating). But to no avail it did not fix the BSOD's.

Since then I have completely reinstalled Windows7, and did only the drivers. Went without an external antivirus (using MSE). Left pretty much everything off except the "essentials" and let it run for about 3-4 days. No BSOD's.

Since that point I have installed things slowly, waiting a day or two before I would install the next. At this point I only installed firefox and it's been 3 days.

Today I have been transferring files to my home server, which I have had no issues with. However today I now have gotten 2 BSOD's with the same issue "Memory_management". However I was also web browsing while transferring so I am unsure if that is even related. Researching this has pointed yet again to the Ram, and yet again have all tests cleared. Also put my computer through a stress test via Prime95, and had no issues.

So now I am at a point of opening the .dmp files. I have found the error, but from then on I'm at a lost for what to do at this point and I suppose how to correctly read the .dmp files.

I've completely run out of all idea's at this point. It has completely baffled my techie boyfriend, and all web results of things to try have lead me to a dead end.

Here is a link to my .dmp files.
Minidump - Windows Live is the previous installation, and the numbered .zip is the current installation.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: Reading a bit more into the problem, I see some issues via webbrowsing with ASACPI.sys and having to have an updated driver. However, going to ASUS' website, they only have up to Vista. Attempting to run the Vista gives me the error it's not for this operating system. I am curious if this is possibly the cause at this point or if it's something else. My date for my file is 2004.

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02 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

Hi there,
No worry, this is probably device drivers issue
Please update this driver, which I suspect that it is the cause:
ASACPI   ASACPI.sys   Fri Aug 13 09:52:52 2004 (411C2D04)
It is date from 2004 and is guaranteed to cause BSODs on any healthy system. Please following this article to update it (make sure to double check the name of the driver while downloading, it's about 11 or 12th item).

nvmpu401 nvmpu401.sys Thu Apr 14 02:34:22 2005 (425D743E)
It is nVidia nForce MPU401 Driver

Everything that is date 4,5 years old are potential dangerous to run on any system

After updating drivers, please run system file check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know if you need more help


BugCheck 4E, {99, 41c01, 2, b4848}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+24 )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 1A, {41284, f0ac0001, 6558, 8b400000}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiLocateWsle+c1 )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 19, {20, c80db2e8, c80db708, a840420}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 82b85718
Unable to read MiSystemVaType memory at 82b65160
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+1b1 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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02 Aug 2010   #3


Last night I was lucky enough to find a version of ASACPI.sys dated 2009 from ASUS's ftp site (as it is not listed on my motherboard's page since it's too old). Thinking that it might have corrected the problem, I left it on all today and was watching videos online via firefox. Just 20 min ago I had another BSOD with the same "memory_management" error. So obviously ASACPI.sys was not an issue. Currently installing Nvidia's drivers. Thought I had the latest but apparently I must of forgot to update them. Fingers crossed for that to fix it. I used SFC last night with no errors, but I will make sure to post the results again after I get the nvidia drivers done.
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08 Aug 2010   #4


I haven't seem to had any crashes now in about 5 days, even after stress testing it more. I haven't done anything else except install nVIDIA drivers and the .sys file. Seems to be completely stable now. Thanks for the help! Hopefully the problem is fixed until I buy a new computer!
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08 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

That is really good to hear, natsuye. I hope your problems are history. Thank you for reporting back and telling us your solutions.
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