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Windows 7: BSOD's in a matter of minutes as soon as computer starts up.

07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
BSOD's in a matter of minutes as soon as computer starts up.

To begin, I'm a computer noobie. And I have a brand new rig built from scratch and it's only the 2-3rd day and I'm getting all these kinds of BSOD's. It was running perfectly fine then it started crashing. All my drivers are up to date and my Windows Update cannot update the Cumulative Security Update, Security Update for MS .NET Framework 3.5.1 on W7, and updates for Win7 for x64 systems. I'm super frustrated and I have no idea how to fix my BSOD's issues. I have tried a lot of the basic solutions but nothing is working.... I have not yet to reformat everything to the very beginning nor have I re-installed Win7 because I do not know how to do it!!! HELP!!!!!!

Win 7 64 bit (Full Retail)
ASRock 970 Extreme3
AMD Phenom II X4 965T (BE)
G.Skill Sniper 8GB RAM
1 TB Seagate Barracuda
Corsair 650w HX Professional Series

Sorry about that... Here is my attached file!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Your AsRock XFastUSB package is out of date. Recommend uninstalling the software and installing the latest version from the AsRock support site: ASRock > Products > Motherboard > 970 Extreme3 > Download. If you do not use the software, you may consider removing it altogether.

Most of your crashes appear to be hard disk related. This could mean the hard disk has data corruption, errors, a bad connector to the motherboard, a corrupted controller driver, or a virus. The crashes are also sometimes memory related.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log.
    For any drives that do not give the message:
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
    run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
    Windows has made corrections to the file system
    after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

  • Run the short and long tests with SeaTools for Windows. If SeaTools for Windows will not run, run the short and long tests with SeaTools for DOS instead.

  • Download and install Malwarebytes, update it, do not start the free trial, and then run a full scan. Also run a full scan with Norton. Make sure to update both Malwarebytes and Norton before running the full scan.

  • warning   Warning
    Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps for swapping out memory can void your warranty!!!

    Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.
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