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Windows 7: Comp Crashes, Freezes, BSOD, except when Playing!

03 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I tried to install another driver from the Asus website, and while shutting down, it blue screen. At least it did create a Minidump this time.

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03 Nov 2010   #12

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Islandtalker View Post

I tried to install another driver from the Asus website, and while shutting down, it blue screen. At least it did create a Minidump this time.

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.

In order to find out which run driver verifier

Beyond that, please run Verifier with these settings:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like. From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

If that doesn't work, post back and we'll have to see about fixing the registry entry off-line:
Delete these registry keys (works in XP, Vista, Win7):
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\VerifyDrivers
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\VerifyDriverLevel
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users


Old drivers
RsFx0103.sys        fffff880`02e7b000    0x00051000    3/29/2009 15:14:11            0x49cfc883    fffff880`02e2a000                
iaStorV.sys        fffff880`0118c000    0x0011e000    4/8/2009 12:57:17            0x49dcd76d    fffff880`0106e000                
spldr.sys        fffff880`01ad7000    0x00008000    5/11/2009 12:56:27            0x4a0858bb    fffff880`01acf000                
ASACPI.sys        fffff300`058c2000    0xfffffa8000008000    5/13/2009 21:25:17            0x4a0b72fd    fffff880`058ba000                
amdxata.sys        fffff880`01235000    0x0000b000    5/19/2009 13:56:59            0x4a12f2eb    fffff880`0122a000                
Rt64win7.sys        fffff87f`04639000    0xffffffff00039000    5/22/2009 10:52:30            0x4a16bc2e    fffff880`04600000                
RTKVHD64.sys        fffff300`077ea900    0xfffffa80001ac900    5/22/2009 14:04:20            0x4a16e924    fffff880`0763e000                
jraid.sys        0f0f078f`0a01d000    0x0f0f0f0f0001d000    5/27/2009 01:39:35            0x4a1cd217    fffff880`0a000000                
dump_iaStor.sys        fffff880`02fd7000    0x0011c000    6/4/2009 21:53:40            0x4a287aa4    fffff880`02ebb000                
iaStor.sys        fffff880`013da000    0x0011c000    6/4/2009 21:53:40            0x4a287aa4    fffff880`012be000                
PxHlpa64.sys        fffff880`012a0e00    0x0000be00    6/23/2009 19:16:35            0x4a416253    fffff880`01295000
How To Find Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page:
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