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Windows 7: BSOD at startup, infinite loop.

15 Jun 2011   #1
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
BSOD at startup, infinite loop.

Hello all, I've been having trouble with my machine for the past few months, it's about 6 months old now and I've been getting all kinda of errors. I've read the posting suggestions but I'm having a bit of trouble getting what you need. Here's a brief history...

(Skip until the next set of parenthesis to get to my current issue, I'm posting these prior issues in case it is helpful.)

Built my machine and eventually had performance problems with a Linksys wireless adapter which soon evolved into getting BSOD errors. From what I can gather it was driver issues, I ended up with a fresh install of windows on a new HDD in the end, without the card. This solved all BSOD issues temporarily.

After a few weeks I started to get more BSODs with what seemed to be RAM issues. I tested the RAM with Memtest 86+ for 12 hours with no issues but none of the solutions I tried would work. Frustrated I pulled a stick of ram and everything fixed and stayed that way for several weeks. Blue screens and hangs stopped for about a week after the new memory was installed before they picked back up.

This time I went on a limb and followed someone's idea online that re-seating my processor may be the way to go. I did all that and no issues for three days, no problems until now.

Important Note: During most of all the times that I had BSOD issues, my computer would frequently refuse to post to BIOS. I do not have a case speaker to hear beep codes so I would leave it for a few hours and try again and would usually get it back up and running within an hour or two, if I remember correctly these stopped when I replaced my RAM.

(Current issue is here)

I'm in a loop I cant get out of. I get a BSOD right after my windows logo during startup. I get a brief flash of a blue screen, and it immediately restarts, the same thing happens in safe mode and booting from a disk. Choosing Startup repair option gets me this blue screen:

NTFS.SYS

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Stop: 0x0000050 (oxfffff881046e0000, 0x00000000000000000, oxfffff88001c1adac, 0x0000000000000005)

Ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF88001c1adac Base at fffff88001c16000, Datestamp 4a5bc14f

FULL System specs:
ASUS M4A87TD Evo: Mobo
AMD Phenom II 955 BE: CPU
(Original) 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24: Memory
(Current) 4GB GSkill Ripjaws 1333mhz 7-7-7-21: Memory
Sapphire HD5770: Graphics card
(2) WD 640GB Caviar Black 64mb Cache SATA3 drives, one not in use.
(Removed, no drivers installed) Linksys WMP600N: Wireless networking card
Corsair HX750: PSU
Corsair 600T: Chassis

I do have the computer I'm posting on to test, I also build this one but for my significant other. She has the same mobo, a Phenom II 965, and same video card. Different case, memory, HDD, case and PSU.

Thanks for any help! Tell me what you need me to do to get this thread a <SOLVED!> Tag.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Jun 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jt3n View Post
Hello all, I've been having trouble with my machine for the past few months, it's about 6 months old now and I've been getting all kinda of errors. I've read the posting suggestions but I'm having a bit of trouble getting what you need. Here's a brief history...

(Skip until the next set of parenthesis to get to my current issue, I'm posting these prior issues in case it is helpful.)

Built my machine and eventually had performance problems with a Linksys wireless adapter which soon evolved into getting BSOD errors. From what I can gather it was driver issues, I ended up with a fresh install of windows on a new HDD in the end, without the card. This solved all BSOD issues temporarily.

After a few weeks I started to get more BSODs with what seemed to be RAM issues. I tested the RAM with Memtest 86+ for 12 hours with no issues but none of the solutions I tried would work. Frustrated I pulled a stick of ram and everything fixed and stayed that way for several weeks. Blue screens and hangs stopped for about a week after the new memory was installed before they picked back up.

This time I went on a limb and followed someone's idea online that re-seating my processor may be the way to go. I did all that and no issues for three days, no problems until now.

Important Note: During most of all the times that I had BSOD issues, my computer would frequently refuse to post to BIOS. I do not have a case speaker to hear beep codes so I would leave it for a few hours and try again and would usually get it back up and running within an hour or two, if I remember correctly these stopped when I replaced my RAM.

(Current issue is here)

I'm in a loop I cant get out of. I get a BSOD right after my windows logo during startup. I get a brief flash of a blue screen, and it immediately restarts, the same thing happens in safe mode and booting from a disk. Choosing Startup repair option gets me this blue screen:

NTFS.SYS

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Stop: 0x0000050 (oxfffff881046e0000, 0x00000000000000000, oxfffff88001c1adac, 0x0000000000000005)

Ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF88001c1adac Base at fffff88001c16000, Datestamp 4a5bc14f

FULL System specs:
ASUS M4A87TD Evo: Mobo
AMD Phenom II 955 BE: CPU
(Original) 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24: Memory
(Current) 4GB GSkill Ripjaws 1333mhz 7-7-7-21: Memory
Sapphire HD5770: Graphics card
(2) WD 640GB Caviar Black 64mb Cache SATA3 drives, one not in use.
(Removed, no drivers installed) Linksys WMP600N: Wireless networking card
Corsair HX750: PSU
Corsair 600T: Chassis

I do have the computer I'm posting on to test, I also build this one but for my significant other. She has the same mobo, a Phenom II 965, and same video card. Different case, memory, HDD, case and PSU.

Thanks for any help! Tell me what you need me to do to get this thread a <SOLVED!> Tag.
If you can boot into safe mode (F8) please upload the DMP files.




To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2011   #3
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

No go on the safe mode, I was able to disable the auto reboot after BSOD so I can see the ones i could not before. They are all linked to Ntfs.sys

Booting normally: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting Safe mode: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting from disk: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Startup repair option: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting from last known configuration: BSOD: Ntfs.sys

So no dice on the minidump file; unless anyone has a tip for me to get past these blue screens.

Thanks!
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16 Jun 2011   #4
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Downloaded and ran a western digital HD diagnostic tool from a bootable disc, ran the extended scan and found no errors.

Not sure how to proceed from here, the only idea I have is to format and try a fresh instal, which I can do on my secondary unused drive, but I'd like to figure out this issue so I can get some files from this drive that will not boot.

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jt3n View Post
No go on the safe mode, I was able to disable the auto reboot after BSOD so I can see the ones i could not before. They are all linked to Ntfs.sys

Booting normally: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting Safe mode: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting from disk: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Startup repair option: BSOD: Ntfs.sys
Booting from last known configuration: BSOD: Ntfs.sys

So no dice on the minidump file; unless anyone has a tip for me to get past these blue screens.

Thanks!

I dont know what you are using to "read" the BSOD's but I am 99% sure that it is not NTFS. were it you computer would not boot even as far as your desktop

Might want to upload all of the dmps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2011   #6
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'm using my eyes to read my display when it turns blue and shows me a page of text similar to the message in my first post. All of the blue screens from all the different attempts at booting in different ways all have very similar messages regarding why my system is having a problem.

If there is a way to get the DMP files you need without getting into windows let me know, or let me know what else I can do to get into windows other than your simple suggestion of trying safe mode.

Are there anything I can download to write to a disk to try to get a successful boot?

Are there any other bootable diagnostic tools I should use to make sure my HDD is not the problem other than Western Digital's "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS"?

My apologies for my post having a bit of attitude but I just got off my overnight shift to find you telling me that I'm wrong and to hurry up and give you what you need without considering my issue of not being ABLE to get into windows to get the DMP file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2011   #7
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
More BSOD issues.

I'm still having issues after finding "fixes" that only partially work, here's the info!

Attachment 161158

System specs:
Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition
Cooler: Corsair A70
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) 1333 DDR3
PSU: Corsair HX750
GPU: Sapphire HD5770
HDD: Western Digital 640GB 64MB cache SATA III
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
Display: ASUS VW246H 24'' @ 1440 x 1080

Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit (As said in windows properties but program files folder says x86, ??)
It is OEM software, and it's a fresh install from less than a week ago.
The entire system is close to 6 months old.

All my problems started around 3 months ago after having issues with a wireless network card (Linksys WMP600N currently back in it's box in the closet.)
I've replaced memory once, since initial problems went completely away for 1 week after removing 1 stick of my original memory.
I've done 2 clean installs thinking it could be bad drivers
I've done 1 clean install do to a corrupt .sys file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2011   #8
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Hahnboi.
There's no DMP files included in the upload. Try this method:

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.
The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.

* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.

Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2011   #9
Hahnboi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Oops, sorry guys, had a BSOD since the last post so this is everything else re-done as well.

Attachment 161183

I also blundered on my screen resolution. It's actually 1920 x 1080.

I've run hard disc diagnostics and passed recently, just before my clean install a week ago. I'm going to run memtest in the morning after my overnight shift on this new memory since I haven't tested it yet.

Thanks everyone!
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