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Windows 7: BSOD ntoskrnl.exe+27740

30 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
BSOD ntoskrnl.exe+27740

I've been having BSOD all week and it's frustrating me to no end.

First it started off with my graphics card BSOD'ing during games. This kind of BSOD would turn off all my monitors and hang the system for aprox 25-30 sec then restart. So checked Bluescreenviewer to see what was going on, and it was pointing to dxgkrnl.sys

That usually means something's wrong with

Video Card Hardware
Video Card Drivers
Power Supply directly causing the Video card to mess up

So i RMA'd the gtx 480 graphics card. While i'm waiting for it to come back i bought a cheap 9800gt off of amazon for $50. Installed it today and it ran great for several hours. Then all of the sudden playing DoTA 2 i got a BSOD. I restarted, got back in my game, 5 min later, another BSOD. This time, the BSOD was the old school kind. My screen actually went blue, and my monitor didnt turn off.

So just now, i check bluescreen viewer and it's showing ntoskrnl.exe error. "ntoskrnl.exe+27740" Bug Check String "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

I have attached my minidump file. Any help would be appreciated. For now i'm going to stress test each component 1 by 1 until i can find the culprit.

My windows install is about 1 and 1/2 year, so i format is a option

What do you guys think?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Here is my dump from the other day (the BSOD i got before i RMA'd my graphics card and replaced it). Maybe it will help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Possible out of date driver:
ASACPI	fffff880`03de2000	fffff880`03dea000	Sun Mar 27 20:30:36 2005 (42476c4c)	00003c77		ASACPI.sys
Older versions of ASACPI.SYS are a known BSOD problem on Windows 7. Update the driver by:
  1. Going to the Asus motherboard support site
    When you reach the website:
  2. Scroll down the page and click Utilities
  3. Hold Ctrl and press f (ctrl+f) to enter the browser's find feature
  4. Search for "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit" (without quotes)
  5. Download and install the driver.
  6. After installation is complete, verify that it installed correctly.
    • Click Start Menu
    • Click My Computer
    • Go to C:\WIndows\System32\drivers\
    • Verify that the ASACPI.SYS file is dated 2009 or newer (2010,etc.)

Thanks to JMH and zigzag3143 for the above information.

  1. Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\jasonelmore\033012-22760-01\033012-22760-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache* Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330 Machine Name: Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0324e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03492650 Debug session time: Fri Mar 30 18:46:51.480 2012 (UTC - 6:00) System Uptime: 0 days 0:12:26.292 Loading Kernel Symbols ............................................................... ................................................................ .................................... Loading User Symbols Loading unloaded module list ........ ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information. BugCheck D1, {cec, d, 8, cec} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiPageFault+260 ) Followup: MachineOwner --------- 1: kd> !analyze -v ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* 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: 0000000000000cec, memory referenced Arg2: 000000000000000d, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000008, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: 0000000000000cec, address which referenced memory Debugging Details: ------------------ READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800034fc100 0000000000000cec CURRENT_IRQL: d FAULTING_IP: +3430653566336564 00000000`00000cec ?? ??? PROCESS_NAME: System CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002f1b9d0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002f1b9d0) NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers. Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect. rax=bdd8ef1a3b4d3100 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000011 rdx=000000000001f877 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000 rip=0000000000000cec rsp=fffff88002f1bb60 rbp=0000000000000000 r8=000000000002586a r9=0000000000000000 r10=0000000000000cec r11=0000000000000002 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000 r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc 00000000`00000cec ?? ??? Resetting default scope LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800032ca2e9 to fffff800032cad40 FAILED_INSTRUCTION_ADDRESS: +3430653566336564 00000000`00000cec ?? ??? STACK_TEXT: fffff880`02f1b888 fffff800`032ca2e9 : 00000000`0000000a 00000000`00000cec 00000000`0000000d 00000000`00000008 : nt!KeBugCheckEx fffff880`02f1b890 fffff800`032c8f60 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`a7f36d1f : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69 fffff880`02f1b9d0 00000000`00000cec : 00000000`00000002 fffffa80`0968c660 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260 fffff880`02f1bb60 00000000`00000002 : fffffa80`0968c660 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xcec fffff880`02f1bb68 fffffa80`0968c660 : 00000000`00000004 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x2 fffff880`02f1bb70 00000000`00000004 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xfffffa80`0968c660 fffff880`02f1bb78 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x4 STACK_COMMAND: kb FOLLOWUP_IP: nt!KiPageFault+260 fffff800`032c8f60 440f20c0 mov rax,cr8 SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 2 SYMBOL_NAME: nt!KiPageFault+260 FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner MODULE_NAME: nt IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4ec79dd2 FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_nt!KiPageFault+260 BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_nt!KiPageFault+260 Followup: MachineOwner ---------
  2. Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\jasonelmore\032912-28033-01\032912-28033-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache* Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330 Machine Name: Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03262000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`034a6650 Debug session time: Thu Mar 29 18:09:26.695 2012 (UTC - 6:00) System Uptime: 0 days 1:07:02.648 Loading Kernel Symbols ............................................................... ................................................................ .................................... Loading User Symbols Loading unloaded module list ........ ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information. BugCheck 116, {fffffa800aa5e220, fffff8800fcbdaa4, ffffffffc000009a, 4} *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+ca1aa4 ) Followup: MachineOwner --------- 7: kd> !analyze -v ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116) Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed. Arguments: Arg1: fffffa800aa5e220, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT). Arg2: fffff8800fcbdaa4, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag). Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation. Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data. Debugging Details: ------------------ FAULTING_IP: nvlddmkm+ca1aa4 fffff880`0fcbdaa4 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x116 PROCESS_NAME: System CURRENT_IRQL: 0 STACK_TEXT: fffff880`0516cb88 fffff880`04ea5000 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0aa5e220 fffff880`0fcbdaa4 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx fffff880`0516cb90 fffff880`04e78867 : fffff880`0fcbdaa4 fffffa80`08257000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec fffff880`0516cbd0 fffff880`04ea4e0f : fffffa80`ffffd84d ffffffff`fffe7960 fffffa80`0aa5e220 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3 fffff880`0516cc80 fffff880`04f73ec1 : fffffa80`08dd3460 00000000`00000080 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`08253010 : dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23 fffff880`0516cd00 fffff800`03578f7a : 00000000`04156429 fffffa80`082748c0 fffffa80`05510040 fffffa80`082748c0 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101 fffff880`0516cd40 fffff800`032cf9c6 : fffff800`03453e80 fffffa80`082748c0 fffff800`03461cc0 fffff880`01261384 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a fffff880`0516cd80 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16 STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb FOLLOWUP_IP: nvlddmkm+ca1aa4 fffff880`0fcbdaa4 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h SYMBOL_NAME: nvlddmkm+ca1aa4 FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm IMAGE_NAME: nvlddmkm.sys DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4f4e68c4 FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys Followup: MachineOwner ---------
  1. Usually caused by drivers...
  2. A TDR 0X116 crash. See below...
  • Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
    These are all stop 0x116 VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE conditions.

    It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception.

    Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash. As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds. If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

    If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating. Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU. Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference. If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.
    The above quote was taken from, which is linked to in usasma's thread about this error. Closely follow the first three posts of usasma's thread outlining STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting and proceed through each step. Let us know if you need further help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Thanks for your reply. I had a 2005 version of asacpi.inf

I will try it out and report in a day or two and let you know if the problem stops.

thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You're welcome. Let us know how the system responds. If you still have problems, read through the link I provided for the TDR stop error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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