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Windows 7: Comp crash went from bad to much, much worse

02 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit professional
Comp crash went from bad to much, much worse

Ok, my first dilema started when I started to get that annoying kernal power error 41 and I began to trouble shoot that from scratch testing to make sure it wasnt hardware. Began with first stress testing each component for 24-48 hours to make sure, also performed several memory tests. Began to read into what it could, or might be and found that people were saying it was to blame because of the realtek audio driver.

I tried disabling the driver, the crash went from three and four times a day, to for about a month of running good. The issue came back again, except this time it would crash on just about everything that attempted to use direct x or had an initializing screen such as windows media player, or starcraft 2, world of warcraft, aliens versus predator, lineage 2, windows live mail, and several other games and programs I have. If I kept trying long enough eventually it would change something and those programs would work till i shut down the computer restarted.

I got so sick of it, I called up a friend who is going to school and one semester from getting his degree in comp programming and system management, and I brought the machine to him, and he was even confused, he blamed power supply. We grabbed the multimeter and read out the unit; read good.

Now, when i brought it back from him, and just broke down and tried to do a complete clean reinstall of windows after formatting the hard drive, I can not even get to the initial windows loading desktop without it crashing on default settings. I am forced to only load my machine in windows safe mode. I dont believe its hardware only because everything points at software, and I tested each part for days to figure this out. But, I have certainly been wrong before.

I am running windows 7 64-bit profession.
intel core dual quad Q9550 @ 2.83 ghz 3.40 ghz
cooler master 1k watt power supply
nvdia geforce 240 gtx graphics card
Asus p3s5 motherboard
4gigs ram
LG blue-ray disc drive
1 7200rpm 300 gb internal sata harddrive
1 5900 rpm 2tb internal sata harddrive
all housed in a cooler master cosmos S full tower case
and a Acer H213H HD monitor

in the event viewer im getting messages like and this is after formatting the harddrive and clean installed windows 7:

The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

Faulting application name: Setup.exe_XFX Graphic Card Installer, version:, time stamp: 0x459b2227

Faulting module name: Setup.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x459b2227
Exception code: 0xc0000005

DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service wuauserv with arguments "" in order to run the server:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

SAM failed to start the TCP/IP or SPX/IPX listening thread

Possible Memory Leak. Application (C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) (PID: 224) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)]. [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked. The call originated on the interface with UUID ({3f31c91e-2545-4b7b-9311-9529e8bffef6}), Method number (20). User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

I dont know what to do at this point, because now the machine is completely useless and with school about to start, I need the comp at absolute peek performance. If someone is able to know what I need to do...please guide me through the process to remedy this situation as my brain is hurting from the frustration of this mess. Thanks for the support!

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02 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Are you overclocking? I'm asking this because you state "intel core dual quad Q9550 @ 2.83 ghz 3.40 ghz". If this is the case, return to stock frequency and see if that makes any difference.
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12 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit professional

I was not overclocking it manually and sorry for the late response. The issue finally forced me to just start rethinking the issue, I had not fixed the dilema but ended up just saying screw it and pulled out the check book and started buying new components. The issue I discovered (though not confirmed) was a hardware and software issue with my mother board not being windows 7 compatable (though it still ran it for almost 2+ years) and my video card not being direct x 11 compatable. Those 2 particular issue i resolved by gettnig a new asus motherboard with a intel 17 950 processor, 6 gigs ram, and a 470 gtx nvidia direct x 11 compatible graphics card. I have had my machine running through stress tests to confirm I have everything in working order after the whole new install of everything and once its proven to me to be a stable machine, ill look back into building a new machine to figure out what, why and how come those components ran for 2+ years and just now started having issues.
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12 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit professional

Now if I can get all the windows components to work such as and now only media center to work correctly I think i have my machine set up and running in good order. Ill post that in a different section.
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