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Windows 7: BSOD Errors

16 Jun 2011   #1
Encoreps

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
BSOD Errors

I've been seeing BSOD crashes for the past two months. The messages are not always the same and I can't seem to figure out any pattern. In the past week the crashes are coming more frequently. Until today, the computer would always reboot itself and things would appear normal sometimes for weeks. This morning, a crash came with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT message and the computer would not reboot. There were three long beeps. Using my other computer I think I determined that my BIOS on the troubled system was Intel and that the three beeps meant a memory problem. I removed all four sticks and reseated all four. Voila! The system rebooted (apparently) normally.

Did I just solve my problem or is my computer just toying with me? I've attached the zipped diagnostic files generated just before the latest beeping crash.

The system is 4 or 5 years old. The only hardware change in the last two months was a replacement keyboard (Logitech). I did a complete Windows 7 Professional installation about two years ago. (The factory OS was Vista).

In the past week I had run CHKDSK and two different memory tests. All were successful.

Anything you can do or suggest to help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards.


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16 Jun 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Encoreps View Post
I've been seeing BSOD crashes for the past two months. The messages are not always the same and I can't seem to figure out any pattern. In the past week the crashes are coming more frequently. Until today, the computer would always reboot itself and things would appear normal sometimes for weeks. This morning, a crash came with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT message and the computer would not reboot. There were three long beeps. Using my other computer I think I determined that my BIOS on the troubled system was Intel and that the three beeps meant a memory problem. I removed all four sticks and reseated all four. Voila! The system rebooted (apparently) normally.

Did I just solve my problem or is my computer just toying with me? I've attached the zipped diagnostic files generated just before the latest beeping crash.

The system is 4 or 5 years old. The only hardware change in the last two months was a replacement keyboard (Logitech). I did a complete Windows 7 Professional installation about two years ago. (The factory OS was Vista).

In the past week I had run CHKDSK and two different memory tests. All were successful.

Anything you can do or suggest to help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards.
these were indeed caused by memory corruption (from an as yet unknown driver)


Please update these drivers (from as far back as 2000)

Code:
BrPar.sys    7/24/2000 2:18:46 PM        0xa1b34000    0xa1b387e0    0x000047e0    0x397c8886                        
hardlock.sys    7/27/2005 9:08:29 AM        0xa1b40000    0xa1be7400    0x000a7400    0x42e7874d                        
mdmxsdk.sys    6/19/2006 5:26:59 PM        0xa224a000    0xa224d180    0x00003180    0x449716a3                        
PxHelp20.sys    6/20/2007 6:26:00 PM        0x8c02c000    0x8c034de0    0x00008de0    0x4679a978                        
ctac32k.sys    7/2/2008 3:42:27 AM        0x930ee000    0x9318a000    0x0009c000    0x486b3163                        
HSX_CNXT.sys    2/13/2009 4:57:25 PM        0x92326000    0x923db000    0x000b5000    0x4995deb5                        
HSXHWBS2.sys    2/13/2009 4:58:27 PM        0x92d3d000    0x92d89000    0x0004c000    0x4995def3                        
HSX_DPV.sys    2/13/2009 5:00:17 PM        0x92224000    0x92326000    0x00102000    0x4995df61                        
XAudio32.sys    4/29/2009 2:20:55 PM        0xa231d000    0xa2325000    0x00008000    0x49f89a87                        
spldr.sys    5/11/2009 12:13:47 PM        0x8c600000    0x8c608000    0x00008000    0x4a084ebb                        
emupia2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:36:30 PM        0x9395a000    0x9398a000    0x00030000    0x4a26a68e                        
ctsfm2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:36:32 PM        0x9398a000    0x939b3000    0x00029000    0x4a26a690                        
ctoss2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:36:40 PM        0x92d00000    0x92d35000    0x00035000    0x4a26a698                        
ha20x2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:36:49 PM        0x93837000    0x9395a000    0x00123000    0x4a26a6a1                        
ctaud2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:37:09 PM        0x92c05000    0x92c83d80    0x0007ed80    0x4a26a6b5                        
ctprxy2k.sys    6/3/2009 12:37:12 PM        0x92d35000    0x92d3d000    0x00008000    0x4a26a6b8                        
CTEXFIFX.SYS    6/3/2009 12:40:01 PM        0x9362d000    0x93774000    0x00147000    0x4a26a761                        
CT20XUT.SYS    6/3/2009 12:40:07 PM        0x93800000    0x9382c000    0x0002c000    0x4a26a767                        
CTHWIUT.SYS    6/3/2009 12:40:09 PM        0x939c4000    0x939d9000    0x00015000    0x4a26a769
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- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
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Then run these


Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.



Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

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).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
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16 Jun 2011   #3
Encoreps

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

OK. This sounds like progress. I'll get started on updating the drivers. From the size of the list, I may be at this for a while. Thanks for your help. I'll report back when my assignments are completed.

Regards,
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