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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming

12 Feb 2011   #11
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

Hi,

I have uninstalled AVG, using the uninstaller that was linked. I went with MSE instead. I ran memtest 86+ before posting here for three full passes, so I'm going to assume that things are alright in the memory department.

I set up the driver verifier according to the instructions in the post and, sure enough, the MSI afterburner driver caused a crash on the first reboot. I managed to get into windows normally after another crash with no driver info attached to it. I uninstalled Afterburner and then restarted and so far so good.

Will this driver verifier continue to run after every restart until I turn it off?

Thanks for the help again!!!!

Dave


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12 Feb 2011   #12
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Hello Dave,

Run at least 7 passes for Memtest (you won't find any errors occurring around 3 or 4 passes).

As said, uninstall MSI Afterburner - because it is using an old driver, causing issues on some Windows 7 system and Driver Verifier is blaming it.

What to do when Driver Verifier is on?
Quote:
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.
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12 Feb 2011   #13
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

Hi,

After rebooting a crash occurred before Windows could boot up. Here is the dump file.

Thanks again!

Dave
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12 Feb 2011   #14
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

I should have mentioned that verifier was running at the time of the crash, but, there was no indication of a specific driver at fault at the blue screen.

Dave
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12 Feb 2011   #15
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

warning   Warning
Before you do anything - turn off Driver Verifier. (type in verifier.exe in Start Search Box and select Delete existing settings)


Dump blames the driver of your Zotac Graphics card, please do the following...

- Boot into safe mode with networking
- Uninstall the Display drivers
- Use driver sweeper to remove leftover ATI display driver files Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (This step is important)
- Reboot into safe mode with networking
- Install the latest drivers ZOTAC - It's time to play! - Downloads | Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit | Graphics Card Drivers
- Reboot into normal mode
Code:
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*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002a69634, fffff880033bc5b8, fffff880033bbe20}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+92ad0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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13 Feb 2011   #16
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

Hi,

Seven passes of memtest with no errors. The video drivers have been cleared and reinstalled in safe mode. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for the help,

Dave
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13 Feb 2011   #17
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

Hi,

After taking the above measures, I got another crash during startup while using driver verifier.

Here's the file. Thanks again!

Dave
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17 Feb 2011   #18
dleslie

Win 7 Home 64 6.1.7600
 
 

Hi,

Things seemed to be running smoothly for a while, until I was playing Starcraft 2 today. I got two bluescreens within 20 minute of each other. I have followed the advise given to me by the generous gentlemen who have responded to the thread. But, here I am, back again.

If anyone could take some time to peek at these dumps and see what could be causing my problems I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Dave
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17 Feb 2011   #19
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

[warn2]Turn off Driver Verifier. Go to verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings"[/warn2]

Dump blames hardware. See this thread: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

If you are overclocking anything. Stop and return to default values, please.

Regards...
Code:
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80087cc028, be000000, 800400}

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa80087cc028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME:  System

CURRENT_IRQL:  f

STACK_TEXT:  
fffff800`00ba8a98 fffff800`02ff5903 : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`087cc028 00000000`be000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`00ba8aa0 fffff800`02b8c5a3 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`08016470 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`080164c0 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff800`00ba8ae0 fffff800`02ff55c8 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`08016470 fffff800`00ba8e70 fffff800`00ba8e00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff800`00ba8b40 fffff800`02ff4f1a : fffffa80`08016470 fffff800`00ba8e70 fffffa80`08016470 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff800`00ba8c90 fffff800`02ff4dd5 : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000001 fffff800`00ba8ef0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff800`00ba8cd0 fffff800`02fe8e88 : fffff800`02bf0e80 fffff800`02bf0e80 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff800`00ba8d00 fffff800`02a74fec : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff800`00ba8d30 fffff800`02a74e53 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff800`00ba8e70 fffff800`02a83dbb : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
fffff800`00b9cca0 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!PoIdle+0xab


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME:  hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa80087cc028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------


BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME:  System

CURRENT_IRQL:  f

STACK_TEXT:  
fffff800`00ba8a98 fffff800`02ff5903 : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`087cc028 00000000`be000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`00ba8aa0 fffff800`02b8c5a3 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`08016470 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`080164c0 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff800`00ba8ae0 fffff800`02ff55c8 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`08016470 fffff800`00ba8e70 fffff800`00ba8e00 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff800`00ba8b40 fffff800`02ff4f1a : fffffa80`08016470 fffff800`00ba8e70 fffffa80`08016470 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff800`00ba8c90 fffff800`02ff4dd5 : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000001 fffff800`00ba8ef0 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff800`00ba8cd0 fffff800`02fe8e88 : fffff800`02bf0e80 fffff800`02bf0e80 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x55
fffff800`00ba8d00 fffff800`02a74fec : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x40
fffff800`00ba8d30 fffff800`02a74e53 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff800`00ba8e70 fffff800`02a83dbb : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
fffff800`00b9cca0 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!PoIdle+0xab


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME:  hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE

Followup: MachineOwner
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