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Windows 7: Random BSOD's after Reimage during games DOTA

11 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 x64
Random BSOD's after Reimage during games DOTA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
The machine is mostly custom so I date the age of it at about 2-3 Years.

Story is this this kid asked me to fix a machine for him he had a few hundred root kits and viruses no anti virus etc... So you can imagine the machine was in bad shape. I decide to just wipe it and reimage it for him. After that was done I looked at the temps and they were extremely high so he had the machine over-clocked so I reduced the clock speeds and set it back to default clock speeds. The machine was still running hot so I pulled the mobo and fan turned out who ever built it didn't do a good job they used an entire tube of thermal grease on the processor. I removed the greased pulled the processor and noticed the idiot also had thermal grease on the bottom contacts somehow. So cleaned everything with alcohol and duster then wiped the leads clean with a eraser cleaned again with alcohol. Temps are perfect the machine runs like a dream now... I gave him the machine back he started getting BSOD on several games but he plays DOTA the most and that's where he is getting the random blue screens most of them seem to be related to direct x but im unsure. I attached the docs needed.

Thanks Guys!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

These crashes were 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!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

*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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2012   #3

Win7 x64

Ok I did forget to say I ran stres tests on the machine I ran Fur Mark it passed I also ran memtest but for only 4 passes and it passed I can run it again tomorrow for the nu ber of passes your asking for. I did think ram was the issue since its cheap ram... I will post results
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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