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Windows 7: Windows 7 BSOD

23 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows 7 BSOD

Hi, I have a home built Windows 7 64 bit machine that BSOD's about every other day. They are random crashes mainly involving a screen going to all horizontal colors. I installed a new video card about 2 months ago, an XFX Radeon 4670, before that I was using the motherboard graphics. The performance report did not show me having an Anti virus program, however I have Avira Antivir installed. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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23 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Hi, Blackbart and welcome to the forum. Sorry you are having problems. To begin, I strongly urge you to uninstall Registry Booster. Win 7 is not XP. The OS is entirely different and Win 7 manages the registry entirely differently. Here is my sermon on registry tools.
Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

My advice for the average computer user is DO NOT use a registry cleaner. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you are far better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

Registry defragger programs are a myth, too. They might trim the registry size by 8-12MB; but will not improve operating system performance. In fact, your programs’ performance will decrease.

Win 7 does not need a registry cleaner. Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Win 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.

Win 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. If you are very knowledgeable of the registry, you can use Ccleaner to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs. However, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run Ccleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

Are registry cleaners necessary?

Back up the registry
Why I don’t use registry cleaners
While you are troubleshooting, I suggest you uninstall Avira. Avira is known to cause BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. It was involved in some of your crashes. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials in its pace. Once you get your system stable, you can try Avira again; but I do not recommend doing so.

Three of your last four dumps are error code 124, a fatal hardware error. Please read this article on your error 124: [2-Int] Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try.

Sometimes driver can be the cause of error code 124. And you have some really obsolete drivers loading on your system.
Afc.sys Wed Jul 12 01:48:20 2006 - Arcsoft(R) ASPI Shell (CD/DVD program). This is XP software. Unistall it.

AsIO.sys Mon Apr 06 03:21:08 2009 - Asus PCProbe Utility. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-. If you cannot update this driver, uninstall the Probe utility.

AsUpIO.sys Sun Jul 05 22:21:38 2009 - AsUpIO.sys – Asus utility driver. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-. See above.

DgivEcp.sys 2/03/2009 - Windows NT 4.0 IEEE-1284 parallel class driver for ECP, Byte, and Nibble modes or Windows 2k,XP IEEE-1284 parallel class driver for ECP, Byte, and Nibble modes belongs to DeviceGuys, Inc. Team MFP for Windows NT, 9x, and or DgiVecp or Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. VECP for Windows 2000, XP by DeviceGuys, Inc or Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAMSUNG\Samsung ML-2010 Series\Install\data\VECP\VISTA\DgivEcp.sys. Samsung

lmimirr.sys Tue Apr 10 18:32:45 2007 - RemotelyAnywhere Mirror Miniport Driver or LogMeIn Mirror Miniport Driver, This is XP software. Uninstall it.

LMIRfsDriver.sys Mon Jul 14 12:26:56 2008
- RemotelyAnywhere Mirror Miniport Driver or LogMeIn Mirror Miniport Driver. See above.

ltmdm64.sys Wed Mar 08 09:28:58 2006 - Lucent LT Winmodem. OEM - none at Phones & Modems. Uninstall this modem; it is not comaptible with Win 7. If you do not use a modem, you can rename this driver. See Note below.

NuidFltr.sys Fri May 08 04:53:31 2009 - Filter Driver for Microsoft Hardware HID Non-User Input Data belongs to the software Microsoft IntelliType Pro / IntelliPoint by Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Corporation). See if you can update this driver through Microsoft.

pcouffin.sys Tue Dec 05 09:39:30 2006 - low level access layer for CD devices (A part of many different CD/DVD burning programs) VSO Download DVD Burning Software, convert AVI to DVD, video converter, DVD copy to DVD slideshow photo
rename to pcouffin.BAK and see what CD/DVD program it breaks. You must rename this driver. It is an XP driver.

RaInfo.sys Fri Jan 04 13:57:14 2008 - LogMeIn/RemotelyAnywhere Kernel Information Provider RemotelyAnywhere - Remote Access Solutions. Uninstall LogMeIn

viahduaa.sys Thu May 07 23:24:59 2009 - VIA High Definition Audio Function Driver. VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.. Update this driver.
Take all of the above steps and see if your system does better. Update us and let us know. Keep in mind that software and hardware designed for XP is not going to work with Win 7.
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23 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for your quick reply. I had downloaded the registry booster on a whim only about 24 hours ago. I realized after installing it wouldn't help. I have uninstalled it. I will try the other suggestions you listed and see what happens over the course of a few days. thanks again.
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23 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Very good. If updating the drivers and getting rid of obsolete software does not help, we will approach this as a hardware problem and begin testing hardware. But we need to get the old stuff off your system before we begin that.
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