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Windows 7: System crash, BSOD's on new HTPC build

08 Aug 2011   #1
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 
System crash, BSOD's on new HTPC build

Hey there everyone, I've been a long time lurker on seven forums, and have used the info on your theads to get my google chrome working when win7 first came out.

However, this time, I've decided to Move out of Tom's hardware threads and post here for a conclusive answer.

I have put together a build some time back since july, its been giving me BSOD's. This only happens when i ahve a portable USB HDD connected to the USB port - whether front panel or back panel header, I still get a BSOD. I did a fresh install of Win7 x64 with the latest device drivers from Intels and Realtek's site.

System specs;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black deluxe mobo
4GB (2x2GB)Twinmos DDR3 1333MHz (dunno the voltages since the sticker doesn't say anything apart from CL9) but I'm assuming its 1.5V +/- .075V
1x 250GB Seagate(formerly maxtor HDD) OS
1x 2TB Samsung HDD for movies and media drive
LiteOn DVD +/-RW
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W PSU

The PSU and 250GB HDD were hand downs from me to this rig..my pals.

Now everytime I connect the portable USB HDD to the port, I can run a movie from the device but after a while, it gives a BSOD. When running a movie from the desktops HDD, there is no such hickup.

Now;
With all this digging I've learn't that
1| BSOD's can happen from a grounding issue
2| BSOD's can happen with a driver failure(or badly written drivers)
3| BSOD's can happen due to heat issues
4| BSOD's can happen from a faulty hardware
5| BSOD's can happen from USB devices as well

But i want to get to the bottom of this problem. Otherwise I can't get back to what I'm supposed to be doing... I'm one of those people who needs to solve the vcurrent problem then move on to other things.

I'm sorry for the long post, but this BSOD thingy is getting to my.









hope these files help, lemme know if you need anything else or what else i can do from here on.


Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64
- installed after connecting the parts
- retail
- What is the age of system (hardware) - 2 months
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 2 months - yes multiple times.

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Aug 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post
Hey there everyone, I've been a long time lurker on seven forums, and have used the info on your theads to get my google chrome working when win7 first came out.

However, this time, I've decided to Move out of Tom's hardware threads and post here for a conclusive answer.

I have put together a build some time back since july, its been giving me BSOD's. This only happens when i ahve a portable USB HDD connected to the USB port - whether front panel or back panel header, I still get a BSOD. I did a fresh install of Win7 x64 with the latest device drivers from Intels and Realtek's site.

System specs;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black deluxe mobo
4GB Twinmos DDR3 1333MHz (dunno the voltages since the sticker doesn't say anything apart from CL9) but I'm assuming its 1.5V +/- .075V
1x 250GB Seagate(formerly maxtor HDD) OS
1x 2TB Samsung HDD for movies and media drive
LiteOn DVD +/-RW
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W PSU

The PSU and 250GB HDD were hand downs from me to this rig..my pals.

Now everytime I connect the portable USB HDD to the port, I can run a movie from the device but after a while, it gives a BSOD. When running a movie from the desktops HDD, there is no such hickup.

Now;
With all this digging I've learn't that
1| BSOD's can happen from a grounding issue
2| BSOD's can happen with a driver failure(or badly written drivers)
3| BSOD's can happen due to heat issues
4| BSOD's can happen from a faulty hardware
5| BSOD's can happen from USB devices as well

But i want to get to the bottom of this problem. Otherwise I can't get back to what I'm supposed to be doing... I'm one of those people who needs to solve the vcurrent problem then move on to other things.

I'm sorry for the long post, but this BSOD thingy is getting to my.









hope these files help, lemme know if you need anything else or what else i can do from here on.

Thanks!
Hi Lutfij welcome to SF

Please upload here you minidumps by following these steps,

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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08 Aug 2011   #3
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 

here ya go just ran the report and my eyes caught on the USB driver fail. Tell me what you guys think of the report.

Edit; just experienced a BSOD without any HDD connected tot eh HTPC. We were browsing the net rrying to get an update for teh 47" tv. Then the screen went black and then BSOD.

running memtest 86+ and out for some tea.

* thank you for the welcome!
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08 Aug 2011   #4
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Update;
I ran memtest86+ 4.2 for 5 straight passes was about to go through pass 6 until i canceled at test # 7(when it was at 90%), didn't pick up any errors.

I go into windows and then the mayhem started again.
I reinstalled the inf installer from intels site.

No anti-virus is installed. BTW, Intel RST was installed after I did a clean install. Uninstalled it and it keeps BSOD'ing while i connect a portable HDD via USB.
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09 Aug 2011   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post
bump!!!
Upload the new bsod file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2011   #6
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 



the new bsod files; the pic on your right is the message i get when i try to transfer data(preferably large files - ~120GB) and the process halts for a while and then displays the message.

the pic on the left is the error message I've been getting from the get-go of this BSOD problem - about 2 months ago.

HTPC system specs again;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black deluxe
Twinmos 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24(no matter what voltage i set it to I can't get the BSOD off my back)
1x 250GB Maxtor HDD - OS
1x 2TB Samsung media Drive
Liteon DVD+/- RW drive
thermaltake toughpower 600W PSU
used HDMI for conencting to the Phillips 47" tv - model # 47pfl7409s/98

but brought the rig to my place and ran it off the DVI port connected to my Samsung P2250 monitor (still BSOD'd)

Edit; just did a BSOD, with no USB HDD connected, only my keyboard, mouse, internet via RJ-45 and the monitor same BSOD error code at the bottom of page.
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10 Aug 2011   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
The CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION bug check has a value of 0x000000F4. This indicates that a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

Meaning that something such as malware, some unstable programs or bad hardware may be the cause
Run a scan of Malwarebytes and SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also run http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools

Note that this BSOD is mainly caused by a bad Hard Drive, a RMA would be required

Code:
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8007c4c950, fffffa8007c4cc30, fffff80002d7f240}

Probably caused by : csrss.exe

******************************************************************************

CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
terminated.
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8007c4c950, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa8007c4cc30, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80002d7f240, Explanatory message (ascii)

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


PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa8007c4c950

IMAGE_NAME:  csrss.exe

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  0

MODULE_NAME: csrss

FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000 

PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.

BUGCHECK_STR:  0xF4_IOERR

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT:  1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

CURRENT_IRQL:  0

STACK_TEXT:  
fffff880`035d60a8 fffff800`02e02142 : 00000000`000000f4 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`07c4c950 fffffa80`07c4cc30 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`035d60b0 fffff800`02dae269 : ffffffff`ffffffff fffffa80`07cd3b60 fffffa80`07c4c950 fffffa80`07c4c950 : nt!PspCatchCriticalBreak+0x92
fffff880`035d60f0 fffff800`02d32c74 : ffffffff`ffffffff 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`07c4c950 fffff6fb`00000008 : nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x17a06
fffff880`035d6140 fffff800`02a76153 : fffffa80`07c4c950 fffff800`c0000006 fffffa80`07cd3b60 fffff880`035d6b38 : nt!NtTerminateProcess+0xf4
fffff880`035d61c0 fffff800`02a726f0 : fffff800`02ab6ada fffff880`035d6b38 fffff880`035d6890 fffff880`035d6be0 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
fffff880`035d6358 fffff800`02ab6ada : fffff880`035d6b38 fffff880`035d6890 fffff880`035d6be0 00000000`00781a00 : nt!KiServiceLinkage
fffff880`035d6360 fffff800`02a76542 : fffff880`035d6b38 00000000`000116e4 fffff880`035d6be0 00000000`007814d8 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x4619d
fffff880`035d6a00 fffff800`02a750ba : 00000000`00000000 00000000`000116e4 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000004 : nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
fffff880`035d6be0 00000000`76da548f : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiPageFault+0x23a
00000000`00781420 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x76da548f


STACK_COMMAND:  kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
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10 Aug 2011   #8
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 

thank you for the reply yowanvista!

Quote:
Note that this BSOD is mainly caused by a bad Hard Drive, a RMA would be required
I've contacted the retailer and have arranged to send the motherboard to them and diagnose the problem. I've done alot of troubleshooting from my end but even a fresh install of win7 64 bit leaves no rrom for errors. So conclusion, anywhere between 5mins after boot up to an hour - I get a BSOD regardless of using a portable USB HDD or whichever sata HDD i use.

The other identical machine that is used as an office rig, also has the same specs;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black mobo
Twinmos 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
320GB Samsung HD320GJ
xfx 450W PSU
Liteon DVD+/-RW

and i just got off the phone with him, he mentioned that the time he runs his rig between startup and shutdown is 6~8hrs.

RMA would be needed, first i need to send it to them and wait for a reply.

I'll keep everyone here posted if my problem is solved.
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10 Aug 2011   #9
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Hi -

HDD failure would be on my list as well. Event Viewer logs show Windows Search constantly crashing; registry corruption is occurring as well -
Code:
{Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file):
 '\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE' was corrupted and it has been recovered.
 
  Some data might have been lost.
I realize you reinstalled Windows 7 just 2 days ago, but I see -0- Windows Updates. You're running build 7600 (no SP1), so you're missing well over 100 Windows Updates. Installing SP1 will reduce that number considerably.

Windows Updates - www.update.microsoft.com

I see driver installs coming from drive f:, but would advise that you check Entron's support site -- it appears there are updated USB 3.0 drivers available.

From the BSOD dumps -
Code:
EtronHub3.sys   Mon Oct 25 03:08:24 2010 (4CC52CE8)
I downloaded the Entron driver update -
Code:
12/05/2010  18:10            38,656 EtronHUB3.SYS
12/05/2010  18:42             8,611 etronxhci.cat
12/05/2010  18:06             4,646 EtronXHCI.INF
12/05/2010  18:09            62,720 EtronXHCI.SYS
Driver Updates --> Etron Technology Inc.

How was Windows 7 installed? From DVD, USB or other... possibly an image?
I found wimmount.sys = WIM FS (Windows Imaging File System) Filter driver -

From Microsoft TechNet -
- Mount and Modify an Image
- How ImageX Works


From the dumps -
Code:
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_C0000005_IMAGE_wininit.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe
Exception 0xc0000005 = memory access violation

The CSRSS I/O error could be from the installation source or caused by hardware failure during OS installation. HDD &/or RAM are possibilities.


Regards. . .

jcgriff2

`



BSOD SUMMARY
Code:
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\080911-16848-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Mon Aug  8 18:14:13.725 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:24.020
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8007b56b30, fffffa8007b56e10, fffff80002f8d240}
Probably caused by : csrss.exe
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xF4_IOERR
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe
Bugcheck code 000000F4
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`07b56b30 fffffa80`07b56e10 fffff800`02f8d240
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\080911-21356-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Mon Aug  8 12:28:14.711 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:41:49.007
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8007c4c950, fffffa8007c4cc30, fffff80002d7f240}
Probably caused by : csrss.exe
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xF4_IOERR
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_IOERR_IMAGE_csrss.exe
Bugcheck code 000000F4
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`07c4c950 fffffa80`07c4cc30 fffff800`02d7f240
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\080811-16426-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sun Aug  7 14:29:23.102 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:08:58.023
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8007c86b30, fffffa8007c86e10, fffff80002dc5240}
Probably caused by : wininit.exe
PROCESS_NAME:  wininit.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xF4_C0000005
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0xF4_C0000005_IMAGE_wininit.exe
Bugcheck code 000000F4
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`07c86b30 fffffa80`07c86e10 fffff800`02dc5240
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
 
by jcgriff2     
 
      J. C. Griffith, Microsoft MVP   
 
        https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Griffith   
 
        www.sysnative.com
 
        www.jcgriff2.com 
 
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10 Aug 2011   #10
Lutfij

Windows 7 x64
 
 

the Seagate/maxtor drive was a hand down from me, the samsung is brand new. Will try and repartition the 2TB drive and see where it goes form there.

Quote:
How was Windows 7 installed?
well I installed win7 from a dvd and was going to run updates, until it crashed. So that should explain why i don't have SP1

Quote:
The CSRSS I/O error could be from the installation source or caused by hardware failure during OS installation. HDD &/or RAM are possibilities.
okay me capiche but i ran memtest 86+ for 5 passes and went through pass 6 test #7 and then i cancelled as i read on Tom's that if there are any problems on ram dimms, then the first 5 passes will give you a general idea... :/ correct me if I'm wrong.

so now, i've disconnected the 250GB Maxtor HDD and will work on the samsung 2TB drive and install from DVD.

will keep you posted.

Thanks btw!!!
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