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Windows 7: BSOD playing any type of game, kernal driver?

05 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
BSOD playing any type of game, kernal driver?

I have been getting BSOD's on my computer since June of 2011. I have pretty much added all new hardware to my PC other than my hardrive.
I have taken my computer to Best Buy for a diagnostics test in which they claim that they have checked my RAM, stressed test my hardrive, and even replaced my RAM with new sticks.
I am still getting BSOD"s after all the changes and still can't figure out why. The majority of the time I get it is from playing computer games from BF3, League of Legends, or Skyrim. After the initial BSOD my comp will freeze within 5 minutes of startup.
I don't know what to do anymore. Any information will help.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
Windows 7 x64bit
- the original installed OS on the system?
- an OEM or full retail version?
Full Retail

- What is the age of system (hardware)?
All the hardware stems from within the last 5 months. Video Card was bought in October 2011, and everything else from November 2011.

- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
I have re-installed the OS in December of 2011.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

These crashes were probably caused by memory corruption/exception (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+

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.

So, 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).

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 "Special Pool", "Force Pending I/O Requests" and "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.

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

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.
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64

Ok, I did the Memtest and it was 100% cleared, no errors but did get 3 BSOD's when doing the verifier. I let Verifier go on for about 24 hours.

Gotten these BSOD's




I have attached the last known dump files that I had in the last 24 hours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Feb 2012   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

* Of interest is CI.DLL which MAY indicate Malware..

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

Also I suggest you run SFC.{ Option 2}
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64

Ok, I did both. Nothing came from the scan, but the sfc /scannow came with "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.". It is just weird because I have done this scan for the last couple of days and nothing has come up on it until now.

This is what I got from scan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Database version: v2012.02.09.03

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
hernar :: HERNAR-PC [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

2/8/2012 10:28:29 PM
mbam-log-2012-02-08 (22-28-29).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 372528
Time elapsed: 42 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2012   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Good reports from both.
Well done!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2012   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Go0d news on both. let us know if your issue has been resolved
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64

I received two BSOD's but they did not go into the dump folder. It froze at 90%.

It gave me

Stop x24
Address: FFFFF8800122414
Base at FFFFF88001214000
Date Stamp4d79997b
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

* We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

* I suggest you run Disk Check.{ Option 8}
This may take a long time.

Disk Check
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64

Got done with Disk Check, I let it run overnight while I was sleeping and woke up to my login screen. How do I find out what it scanned?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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