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Windows 7: Yet another BSOD ... at startup.

10 Apr 2011   #11
mgorman87

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoX View Post
I tried using Revo Uninstaller previously (to get rid of the Synology SDR3 program which I also can't unsinstall). The problem is that Revo requires a restart, and most of the time a restart leads to a BSOD and I need to do a System Restore, i.e. erasing Revo ...

Do you think it may be related to the BSODs?
In such case I may try to persist and hope to get the Revo install through some restart ...
You can try a system file check to see if any windows files are corrupt SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

You had also stated previously that you ran each RAM stick for only one pass. You need to run each stick for at least 7-8 passes to yield any results. One pass does not suffice.


So you are now only getting a BSOD upon reboot? Once your in Windows you aren't experiencing any BSOD?


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10 Apr 2011   #12
JoX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for you quick responses!

I ran a system file check with sfc /verifyonly. It found no corruptions.

I figured that since I got a memfault at the first pass when running all of them together I would find any such fault during the first pass of the single sticks. I stand corrected.

Actually I've never got a BSOD after the initial startup of Windows. I get the BSOD either late in the "Starting Windows" screen, or almost immediately after I see my desktop. If it get past that point the system is stable.
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10 Apr 2011   #13
mgorman87

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoX View Post
Thanks for you quick responses!

I ran a system file check with sfc /verifyonly. It found no corruptions.

I figured that since I got a memfault at the first pass when running all of them together I would find any such fault during the first pass of the single sticks. I stand corrected.

Actually I've never got a BSOD after the initial startup of Windows. I get the BSOD either late in the "Starting Windows" screen, or almost immediately after I see my desktop. If it get past that point the system is stable.
So that would lead me to believe that some driver is loading and is causing the computer to BSOD. Have you tried booting into safe mode? Does it crash while doing that?

There are two things I would like you to try.
First, I would like you to leave only two sticks of memory in the computer (i assume you have 4 right now) and see if you experience any issues. If you still have issues swap the sticks and try again. If the problem still persists then I would like you to put all the memory back in and go to my next test.

I would like you to do a selective start-up and see if the BSOD continues. To do a selective start-up you need to load up windows and type in the start search MSCONFIG and hit enter. When it pops up choose the selective startup button and uncheck "load startup items". Hit apply and then ok. reboot the computer. Does the computer BSOD?

Let me know.
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10 Apr 2011   #14
JoX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Booting into Safe Mode seems to work fine, which is the main way I'm using to then do the System Restore's. Strangely enough the reboot into a System Restore work most of the time, though not always. Do the restore bypass some drivers?

I will try the memory-swaps and the Selective Start-ups you advice, though it may take a day or three as it is getting very late here now and I'll be at work all day tomorrow.

I'll get back to you with what I find.

And once again, many thanks for your advice.
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12 Apr 2011   #15
JoX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Today's checks :

- I have six memory sticks (ŕ 2GB/each) so I remove three of them and restart. Same BSOD. I swap them for the three previously removed sticks and restart. Same BSOD. Probably not the memory then, unless I have double-faults or it's a fault in the memory-holders. I put in all the sticks again.

- I start up MSCONFIG and uncheck the "Load startup items" and reboot. Same BSOD appears,

- I check the "Load startup items" box in MSCONFIG and look around a bit. Hmm, there's a bunch of services that load at startup. I might as well try around a bit with the ones that aren't really necessary before I give up and reinstall Windows so I uncheck TabletServiceWacom and reboot. No BSOD!

Now, I've avoided the BSOD once or twice before when restarting the PC after extended active periods (like after my 17 hour memtest) so I'm not quite in the clear yet but maybe there is hope. I'll get back to you after restarting tomorrow.

Meanwhile, are there anything else that I should check in case this is just a coincidence?
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13 Apr 2011   #16
JoX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Still no BSOD when restarting the system today.

I guess that TabletServiceWacom may be the culprit then, though I'll give it a day or two more before declaring it A-OK.

Even then I'll run some further memtests, and I'm still thinking about perhaps doing a clean reinstall of Windows 7 just to make sure nothing is still messed up.

Many thanks for your help!
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