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Windows 7: Gfx slow and then BSOD.

19 Feb 2011   #11
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

While I was gathering the data via jcgriff2's exe, the computer BSOD'd again with the error "BAD_POOL_HEADER".

After 10+ attempts to boot I finally got some visual feedback on my monitor with the message that BOOTMGR is corrupted. I know how to fix this via the Windows install disc, but I think it may be unadvisable to continue running it for non-diagnostic purposes while it is in such an unstable state.

Edit: Made a USB install key so I could repair BOOTMGR, but when I inserted it the computer booted with no problems. I then ran Driver Sweeper and am currently installing v266.58 drivers for my 9800GT.

Here's some interesting information: I was loaded into window's startup repair utility, and shortly after I opened the menu for advanced options, it BSOD'd. Seems to prove that it's not a driver issue.


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20 Feb 2011   #12
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just did a restore to the backup (made via windows) that I made the day of the original OS install of the original build. I then removed ProbeII, COMODO, and my 9800GT's drivers. I installed MSE and the newest set of video drivers.

30 seconds after I opened WoW: BSOD.

I'm thinking it's about time to run an extensive memtest.
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20 Feb 2011   #13
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Like I said earlier, it's really starting to look like a hardware fault.

Let's check the ram first since it's the easiest.
I suggest using memtest86 and letting it run overnight.
but this method will do a quick test.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
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20 Feb 2011   #14
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No memory errors detected.
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20 Feb 2011   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Alright let's stress the graphics card and see what happens, give this a run in benchmark mode.
Download | Unigine (advanced 3D engine for multi-platform games and virtual reality systems)
Make sure you're running the dx10 version and the settings are up a bit, the point here is not to get a benchmark score but to stress the card.
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21 Feb 2011   #16
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ran it through about 5x in a row, each time getting progressively higher settings. Ended up at max settings not including 3D.

Not a single hiccup. (Except for only getting 11 FPS on the last test, but it's an old 'un)
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21 Feb 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

At this point I have to admit I'm honestly stumped. I'll see if I can get one of the more Microsoft savy debuggers to look at your thread.

It's quite possible the issue is within your copy of wow. I'd hate to tell you to redownload it though.
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21 Feb 2011   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

At this point you should probably post your dump file so we can check out the BSOD https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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21 Feb 2011   #19
aggixx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe I lost most of the minidumps when I rolled back to the original backup.

I doubt it has anything to do with a corrupt copy of wow, since it wouldn't cause bad boots (although the BSODs could), I've had BSODs while booting, freezing while booting, freezing in the OS, BSODs in the install disc menu, etc.

Although I did run a MemTest86+ run overnight, 12 hour run. Ended up with 12.5 million errors, and I think it actually froze at 12 hrs 8 mins despite that it was more like 13 hours.

Not good... What is good however is that it's G.SKILL. I'm assuming I should just go ahead and RMA them, or is there other things I should do first?

Edit: It could be that the memory being bad has also heavily corrupted the wow.exe which is why it is so quick to contribute to a blue screen, although I haven't seen any non-BSOD errors out of it.
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21 Feb 2011   #20
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

lol with 4 or 5 errors I would have suggested rma, yeah, it's time to send them home...
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