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Windows 7: Need help pinpointing BSOD cause.

29 Sep 2010   #1
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need help pinpointing BSOD cause.

Hey folks.

Long story short, been plauged by random and infrequent BSODs on this self built system since I put it together a few months ago. Through trying different things I've been able to get rid of freezes and some BSOD's but left with a persistent few. The dumps and pref file attached are from this few day old reinstall on the 3rd hard drive I've tried.

I've suspected different components/drivers over time but can't seem to pinpoint the culprit. Any help would be appreciated.

Things I've tried:
Hotfixs, 7 passes of memtest on all ram and individual sticks, different harddrives, SFC /scannow, intelburntest, prime95, furmark, updated all and changed around some drivers, installing ATI drivers without CCC, lowering ram timings, increasing voltages and probably lots of other things I can't remember right now.

I don't run zonealarm and the antivirus is MSE.


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29 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Sounds like you really did a good job eliminating possiblities.

When viewing your perfmon, I found this:

Hardware Device and Driver Checks * Failed * Survey of Windows Management Infrastructure supported devices.

Failed Survey of Windows Management Infrastructure supported devices.

You will need to expand Hardware Device and Driver Checks. Let us know what failed.
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29 Sep 2010   #3
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Lemur.

Hmm it says 1 test out of 14 failed for "Motherboard Device Configured Fail Count"
Description is just "1 Motherboard devices"

Also there's 1 fail out of 144 tests for "plugandplay Device Configured Fail Count"
Description again is just "1 plugandplay devices"

Is there a way to tell which device it means?

I hadn't thought to use prefmon before the forums BSOD posting checklist thing said to include it.
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29 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Yikes. Dunno.

Did you check your bios?

Version F9, 5/25/10

GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (rev. 3.3) - GIGABYTE
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29 Sep 2010   #5
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah the Bios is up to date.
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29 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

This is a tough one. Did you check Device Manager for any warnings?
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29 Sep 2010   #7
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah there's been no problems shown in there since the beginning. Maybe it's something connected to the motherboard that isn't crucial? Might be the DVD drive, it's a bit old. I cannabilised it out of an old system, but it works fine and doesn't show any problems in Windows. I'll try disconnecting it anyway and run prefmon again.
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29 Sep 2010   #8
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nah same result.
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30 Sep 2010   #9
BertieB

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another one today. The majority seem to be 0x7E errors.
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30 Sep 2010   #10
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

How about ...
Are you overclocking your video card or processor?
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