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Windows 7: BSOD even after replacing RAM.

14 Jul 2011   #1
soliunasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
BSOD even after replacing RAM.

Alright, so a few weeks back I was having constant BSOD problems(Literally couldn't get it to start sometimes) and for the past week or so it's been perfectly fine on 2GB of RAM. No BSOD's or anything. Now just now I got a 3B error and I believe it cited a memory fault. I just got this brand new RAM to replace the old sticks I had not two days ago(Because I had thought they were faulty even though they passed the MemTest86x test three times each), and I'm not sure what I should think it is anymore. Could it be the Motherboard? Drivers?

I've also attached a log of the BSOD.


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14 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soliunasm View Post
Alright, so a few weeks back I was having constant BSOD problems(Literally couldn't get it to start sometimes) and for the past week or so it's been perfectly fine on 2GB of RAM. No BSOD's or anything. Now just now I got a 3B error and I believe it cited a memory fault. I just got this brand new RAM to replace the old sticks I had not two days ago(Because I had thought they were faulty even though they passed the MemTest86x test three times each), and I'm not sure what I should think it is anymore. Could it be the Motherboard? Drivers?

I've also attached a log of the BSOD.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
soliunasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's the second time it hasn't had a dump file, oh well.
Just had another BSOD, Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal. Only thing I was doing was watching a speedrun of Metroid Zero Mission fullscreen via Firefox. This time there's a minidump attached, so I hope you folks can figure this out, I'm sick of the BSODs.
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15 Jul 2011   #4
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Hello Soliunasm, welcome to SF!

You seem to have a couple of problems:

1. You've got a lot of unfinished or otherwise messed up Windows Updates. Please check your maintenance center to complete these, if needed, by doing them manually, one by one.

2. Problems with the video drivers. Please get the latest at AMD.com | Support & Downloads

But first delete Catalyst Center... install only the driver from that link...
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15 Jul 2011   #5
soliunasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Hello Soliunasm, welcome to SF!

You seem to have a couple of problems:

1. You've got a lot of unfinished or otherwise messed up Windows Updates. Please check your maintenance center to complete these, if needed, by doing them manually, one by one.

2. Problems with the video drivers. Please get the latest at AMD.com | Support & Downloads

But first delete Catalyst Center... install only the driver from that link...
Alright, well going to Windows Update only showed one Important and one Optional install, doing both now, and I've uninstalled the Catalyst Center, will install the drivers once this reboots.

Thank you for the help.

Edit: Well I downloaded and installed the drivers and only the drivers, but it also installed something called Catalyst Install Center. Is that alright or no?
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15 Jul 2011   #6
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

wasn't meant to as we wanted only the driver.. but, now that you have it, assuming the install went allright, lets first test and see if you're ok now?
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22 Jul 2011   #7
soliunasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
wasn't meant to as we wanted only the driver.. but, now that you have it, assuming the install went allright, lets first test and see if you're ok now?
Well, the past week it's been running perfectly fine, no crashes whatsoever...up until the past few minutes that is. I'd just installed Battlefield Bad Company 2 an hour or so ago and decided to play it. Crashed as soon as the map on the server I was joining loaded but it didn't produce a dump file. Rebooted and tried playing it a bit more, worked perfectly fine up until I tried playing the Vietnam portion. Again, I loaded up the map, except this time I was able to spawn and move around for like 2 minutes, then it Blue Screened on me again, IRQL_Not_Less_or_Equal with a 0A error(Not sure if this is the Dump file I have or not, I also think it mentioned win32k.sys). Then when I rebooted and logged into my account again and it immediately bluescreened, had to be manually turned off(Produced no error message nor dump). Then I rebooted it and now it's working fine again, although I haven't tried playing Bad Company 2 again. I've had this happen to me before as well, several months ago, although I'm not sure if it's my graphics card, my CPU, or my drivers. I'd also like to mention that this copy of windows is more or less fresh, the install is only like a month or two old, I haven't installed anything that should be causing any problems, etc.

I've attached the report as always.
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22 Jul 2011   #8
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

It seems to be still, or again, your video drivers, dump below for future reference:

Lets have one more try updating your drivers. There is a tut on that with updated info: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

Quote:
BugCheck D1, {fffffa80badcb002, b, 0, fffff88003f7ee16}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a )

Followup:



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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.  This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa80badcb002, memory referenced
Arg2: 000000000000000b, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88003f7ee16, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
------------------


READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002d0a100
 fffffa80badcb002 

CURRENT_IRQL:  b

FAULTING_IP: 
dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a
fffff880`03f7ee16 8b5004          mov     edx,dword ptr [rax+4]

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR:  0xD1

PROCESS_NAME:  System

TRAP_FRAME:  fffff88002f1b160 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002f1b160)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffffa80badcaffe rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa80062a5bd0
rdx=fffffa800553b410 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88003f7ee16 rsp=fffff88002f1b2f0 rbp=0000000000000000
 r8=fffffa8006007640  r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffff88000000000
r11=0000000d9455a0f4 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+0x68a:
fffff880`03f7ee16 8b5004          mov     edx,dword ptr [rax+4] ds:b648:fffffa80`badcb002=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff80002ada2a9 to fffff80002adad00

STACK_TEXT:  
fffff880`02f1b018 fffff800`02ada2a9 : 00000000`0000000a fffffa80`badcb002 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02f1b020 fffff800`02ad8f20 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`02f1b160 fffff880`03f7ee16 : fffff880`02f1b3b0 fffff800`02a222ec fffffa80`0553b410 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`02f1b2f0 fffff880`03f7b65a : fffffa80`05568e60 fffffa80`0553b410 fffffa80`05568000 fffffa80`05568000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+0x68a
fffff880`02f1b3b0 fffff880`03f7b172 : fffffa80`05568000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`00000001 fffff880`02f1b540 : dxgmms1!VidSchiProcessIsrCompletedPacket+0x1da
fffff880`02f1b440 fffff880`03f7af76 : 00000000`001ea36d 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`05562000 00000000`00000001 : dxgmms1!VidSchDdiNotifyInterruptWorker+0x1ea
fffff880`02f1b490 fffff880`03e8213f : fffffa80`04bee480 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`05562000 00000000`00000003 : dxgmms1!VidSchDdiNotifyInterrupt+0x9e
fffff880`02f1b4c0 fffff880`03b8d0c6 : fffffa80`04bee480 fffffa80`04c68400 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!DxgNotifyInterruptCB+0x83
fffff880`02f1b4f0 fffffa80`04bee480 : fffffa80`04c68400 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`04c682c0 : atikmpag+0x50c6
fffff880`02f1b4f8 fffffa80`04c68400 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`04c682c0 fffff800`02ae103a : 0xfffffa80`04bee480
fffff880`02f1b500 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`04c682c0 fffff800`02ae103a fffffa80`04543ac8 : 0xfffffa80`04c68400


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_IP: 
dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a
fffff880`03f7ee16 8b5004          mov     edx,dword ptr [rax+4]

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX:  3

SYMBOL_NAME:  dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: dxgmms1

IMAGE_NAME:  dxgmms1.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  4ce799c1

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xD1_dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xD1_dxgmms1!VidSchiProfilePerformanceTick+68a

Followup: MachineOwner
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22 Jul 2011   #9
soliunasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Alright, well I've installed the hotfix driver and whatever else it wanted me to, will report back if anything bad happens once again. Strange thing is that prior to that format a few months back BFBC2 was running fine, no crashes whatsoever. It was running slow though(Like 30-40 FPS on the defaults it left me at) and now it's at 50-60 constant on the defaults it left me at.
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22 Jul 2011   #10
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

I sure hope that was it..... fingers crossed
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