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Windows 7: BSOD Crash

17 Jun 2011   #1
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
BSOD Crash

Hi there

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E/H laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 card. The computer is about 1-2 years old, and the first amount of time there was no problems at all. I've been fighting with this crash for a while now though, tried to reinstall the system once, it helped, but then it started happening again. The problem is, that everytime I play a "demanding" game on my pc, my computer crashes. The screen turns black and I hear a weird buzzing noice, and there is nothing to do but force restart by pressing the power button. I have no problems in for example "Minecraft", "Heroes of Newerth" or "Bloodline Champions". But in games like "Assassin's Creed", "Mirror's edge" and "Bulletstorm" I have the same kind of crash, sometimes 5-10 minutes in game, sometimes 30 minutes in.

I read something about audio drivers could cause the problem, and I saw that I had 3 audio drivers. I deactivated 2 of them, in case that might be the problem. I tried installing ALOT of diffrent drivers. I checked if overheating was the problem, and I do get high temps sometimes (75-80 degrees celcius) but it doesn't seem to affect the crash, because as mentioned I don't crash in games like the ones mentioned above. I never had luck in solving this particular problem. I therefore hope that you guys can help me, because I've given up solving this problem on my own.

Another thing which is very weird to me, is that the official ATI drivers are not supported by my computer (Sony Vaio), so ATI redirects me to the Sony drivers, but the only ATI driver for my system on Sony's website is really old. I have it installed now just to follow ATI's advice.

My OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
My computer was originally installed with Windows Vista Home Premium

I followed the "BSOD - Posting Instructions" and attached the .zip file.

I really hope that you guys can help me, this is driving me crazy.
Thank you in advance,
Danny.


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17 Jun 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbdness View Post
Hi there

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41E/H laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 card. The computer is about 1-2 years old, and the first amount of time there was no problems at all. I've been fighting with this crash for a while now though, tried to reinstall the system once, it helped, but then it started happening again. The problem is, that everytime I play a "demanding" game on my pc, my computer crashes. The screen turns black and I hear a weird buzzing noice, and there is nothing to do but force restart by pressing the power button. I have no problems in for example "Minecraft", "Heroes of Newerth" or "Bloodline Champions". But in games like "Assassin's Creed", "Mirror's edge" and "Bulletstorm" I have the same kind of crash, sometimes 5-10 minutes in game, sometimes 30 minutes in.

I read something about audio drivers could cause the problem, and I saw that I had 3 audio drivers. I deactivated 2 of them, in case that might be the problem. I tried installing ALOT of diffrent drivers. I checked if overheating was the problem, and I do get high temps sometimes (75-80 degrees celcius) but it doesn't seem to affect the crash, because as mentioned I don't crash in games like the ones mentioned above. I never had luck in solving this particular problem. I therefore hope that you guys can help me, because I've given up solving this problem on my own.

Another thing which is very weird to me, is that the official ATI drivers are not supported by my computer (Sony Vaio), so ATI redirects me to the Sony drivers, but the only ATI driver for my system on Sony's website is really old. I have it installed now just to follow ATI's advice.

My OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
My computer was originally installed with Windows Vista Home Premium

I followed the "BSOD - Posting Instructions" and attached the .zip file.

I really hope that you guys can help me, this is driving me crazy.
Thank you in advance,
Danny.

Welcome to Seven Forums Danny

These were caused by memory corruption (usually from a driver). You have several that are old and need updating and we would like you to run two tests as well.

TESTS


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

Quote:
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.
OLD DRIVERS NEEDING UPDATE

Code:
rimsptsk.sys    1/23/2007 3:40:19 AM        0x97cb9000    0x97ccd000    0x00014000    0x45b5bbe3                        
SFEP.sys    8/3/2007 1:36:08 AM        0x97cff000    0x97d01480    0x00002480    0x46b2bec8                        
VSTCNXT3.SYS    10/15/2008 8:29:13 PM        0x98c2e000    0x98ce3000    0x000b5000    0x48f68ad9                        
VSTAZL3.SYS    10/15/2008 8:30:03 PM        0x9916c000    0x991a9000    0x0003d000    0x48f68b0b                        
VSTDPV3.SYS    10/15/2008 8:32:04 PM        0x980b8000    0x981ba000    0x00102000    0x48f68b84                        
hamachi.sys    2/19/2009 6:36:27 AM        0x97dd1000    0x97dd5c00    0x00004c00    0x499d362b                        
yk62x86.sys    2/23/2009 10:44:18 AM        0x97c23000    0x97c73000    0x00050000    0x49a2b642                        
netw5v32.sys    3/26/2009 12:10:37 PM        0x97810000    0x97c23000    0x00413000    0x49cba8fd                        
atikmdag.sys    4/24/2009 6:50:20 AM    atikmdag.sys+24411    0x9161f000    0x91a73000    0x00454000    0x49f1996c
RED ONES MOST IMPORTANT

How To Find Drivers:
Quote:
- 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).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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18 Jun 2011   #3
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much for your answer, JMH. I will do everything you say and post back with the results
Danny.
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18 Jun 2011   #4
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Okay,

I ran the Memtest86 and it didn't find errors at all.

I then used driver verifier and managed to make my pc crash to BSOD
at startup, and it said the following file caused the crash: RTKVHDA.sys
I used the Driver Reference link, and found out that it was a
Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver. Although, I am unsure exactly what driver/package
I have to install.

I managed to install the yk62x86.sys driver I think.

The netw5v32.sys is a Intel Wireless WiFi Link Driver, but I don't know what driver/package to install?

The atikmdag.sys was my video card, and I managed to install the newest 11.6 for my computer.

The newest hamachi.sys is now installed.

The VSTDPV3.SYS, VSTAZL3.SYS and the VSTCNXT3.SYS is all Conexant SoftK56 Modem Drivers, but again I don't know what to install?

The SFEP.sys is Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, but I couldn't find any update
on that driver on Sony website.

The rimsptsk.sys is my Ricoh Memory Card Reader driver. I just don't know what driver to install.

I hope that you can help me again, these drivers are so confusing, and I am scared of installing the wrong things. For me it looks like the RTKVHDA.sys is the most critical one, as it caused the BSOD after the verifier.

Thank you for your help in advance,
Danny.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbdness View Post
Okay,

I ran the Memtest86 and it didn't find errors at all.

I then used driver verifier and managed to make my pc crash to BSOD
at startup, and it said the following file caused the crash: RTKVHDA.sys
I used the Driver Reference link, and found out that it was a
Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver. Although, I am unsure exactly what driver/package
I have to install.

I managed to install the yk62x86.sys driver I think.

The netw5v32.sys is a Intel Wireless WiFi Link Driver, but I don't know what driver/package to install? Enter your system mode here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx?lang=eng

The atikmdag.sys was my video card, and I managed to install the newest 11.6 for my computer. good

The newest hamachi.sys is now installed.

The VSTDPV3.SYS, VSTAZL3.SYS and the VSTCNXT3.SYS is all Conexant SoftK56 Modem Drivers, but again I don't know what to install? Dont worry about these unless you have a 56K modem

The SFEP.sys is Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, but I couldn't find any update
on that driver on Sony website. Enter you system models here Sony eSupport - Electronics - Select Your Model

The rimsptsk.sys is my Ricoh Memory Card Reader driver. I just don't know what driver to install. Not important

I hope that you can help me again, these drivers are so confusing, and I am scared of installing the wrong things. For me it looks like the RTKVHDA.sys is the most critical one, as it caused the BSOD after the verifier. go here for this Realtek

Thank you for your help in advance,
Danny.
Let Us know if you have Problems


K & J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2011   #6
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you so much for your help

I managed to install the Intel WiFi driver and the Realtek Audio driver.
I only need the Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, but the link
you gave me, was to the American site I think. I couldn't find my model there so I had to go to the european site, and in that download section I can't find the Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver?

Other than that, the things have looked good so far
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbdness View Post
Thank you so much for your help

I managed to install the Intel WiFi driver and the Realtek Audio driver.
I only need the Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver, but the link
you gave me, was to the American site I think. I couldn't find my model there so I had to go to the european site, and in that download section I can't find the Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver?

Other than that, the things have looked good so far
Good job and let us know if you have any further problems.

Jan & Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2011   #8
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Unfortunately the crash is still there. Should I try to run the "BSOD Dump & System File Collection app"
and the "System Health Report" and upload a new .zip file so you guys can see if there is any difference
in drivers, etc.?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2011   #9
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Upload any new DMP's for analysis.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2011   #10
dbdness

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Here are the new tests By the way, my computer is also crashing sometimes while I'm away from keyboard. Even if I'm not in a game or anything. Weird.
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