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Windows 7: Computer Stops responding for minutes at a time then BSOD

21 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Computer Stops responding for minutes at a time then BSOD

Win 7 Home Premium x64. Three users logged in. The computer will all of a sudden stop responding for minutes at a time. Everything stops Keyboard, mouse, sidebar clocks, etc. Will then get short bursts of activity. If I am lucky to get it to shutdown, it will BSOD while shutting down.

Sometimes this happens on wake from sleep and sometimes when watching videos (youtube), playing Minecraft.

I have attached 2 of the most recent files in minidump

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Two issues

1-iastor.sys Caused of one of the crashes and other old drivers needing updating

V0060EVX.SYS    8/7/2006 3:48:41 AM       
V0060USB.SYS    8/7/2006 5:07:30 AM      
V0060Vid.sys    8/25/2006 3:51:55 AM       
moufiltr.sys    12/25/2006 10:27:18 PM       
lmimirr.sys    4/10/2007 6:32:45 PM      
nipbcfk.sys    7/10/2007 9:07:45 PM        
RaInfo.sys    1/4/2008 2:57:14 PM       
nidimk.dll    6/13/2008 12:29:46 PM       
LMIRfsDriver.sys    7/14/2008 12:26:56 PM       
iaStor.sys    7/20/2008 8:29:34 PM        
e1y60x64.sys    8/18/2008 5:45:05 PM        
nipalk.sys    5/26/2009 6:54:23 PM        
niorbk.dll    6/14/2009 4:14:57 PM       
NiViPxiK.sys    6/21/2009 2:56:20 PM       
NiViPxiKl.sys    6/21/2009 2:56:26 PM
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"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.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Iastor.sys is part of Intel's Rapid Storage Technology. (Not just for RAID) Some have thought that a RAID environment which also contains the OS may be causing problems. I don't run RAID and haven't followed the problems so I'm just passing third-party info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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