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Windows 7: BSOD and small PC freezes

17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
BSOD and small PC freezes

Since 2 days ago my PC started freezing every 2 secs for about 3 mins, then ran normally for about 5mins then started freezing again. Today i got two bsods that you can see in the files. Last BSOD occurred right after i tried to change the windows theme from aero to basic.
I havent updated any software or any hardware in the last week so i have no idea why this is happening.

I have this windows installed for about 3 months.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

> These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*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.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your data 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.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Further Reading
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

> > Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads
DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware:

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place

Using MagicISO to create ISO image files

> > > It appears you need to install SP1.

Please run the update readiness tool and then update to SP-1

Ensure you install the correct 64 or 32 bit option for your system)

Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)

Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Is your system overclocked at all? If so you should remove it now and see if the problem resolves.

Otherwise you've got a pretty nasty set of results in the debugger.
I'll just reference you to this.
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa80094c8038, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b4342000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 000000007d000145, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:

BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_AuthenticAMD



PROCESS_NAME:  audiodg.exe


fffff880`009f0a08 fffff800`033ef903 : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`094c8038 00000000`b4342000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`009f0a10 fffff800`02f87293 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`094ca620 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`094ca670 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`009f0a50 fffff800`033ef5c8 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`094ca620 fffff880`009f0db0 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheaReportHwError+0x263
fffff880`009f0ab0 fffff800`033eef1a : fffffa80`094ca620 fffff880`009f0db0 fffffa80`094ca620 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x4c
fffff880`009f0c00 fffff800`033e2e8f : 00000000`002a6d10 00000000`00000001 fffff880`009f0e30 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalpMceHandler+0x9e
fffff880`009f0c40 fffff800`02e6fe6c : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : hal!HalHandleMcheck+0x47
fffff880`009f0c70 fffff800`02e6fcd3 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxMcheckAbort+0x6c
fffff880`009f0db0 000007fe`f5a971a0 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiMcheckAbort+0x153
00000000`0242f638 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x7fe`f5a971a0


FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME:  hardware




Followup: MachineOwner
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 64bit

My cpu was overclocked a little, i restored it back to default. I will let the memtest run for 7 hours tonight see if it returns any errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Keep us updated please.
Good luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 64bit

I removed the overclocked on my cpu,
Checked the memory and no probs
Running driver verifier for 8 hours in normal pc use, so far no problems
installed SP 1
uninstalled daemon tools

So far no more BSODS or lock-ups, hope it stay this way... ill claim it solved if no problems arise until tomorrow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Keep in touch please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 64bit

hmm my video card driver crashed today while i was stressing the pc a little, but while i was running driver verifier for 9 hours it was fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Submit any further DMPS for analysis.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 64bit

here it is and thanx a lot for the fast and insightful replys guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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