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Windows 7: Random BSOD, multiple errors

11 May 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Random BSOD, multiple errors

Just upgraded mobo, ram, cpu, and video card. Keep getting random BSOD. For example, sometimes it will happen when i run the windows experience index, sometimes it won't, and same goes for other applications. It seems to happen the most when i have both sticks of RAM installed. Works fine with just one, and it doesn't matter which one it is.
I've ran memtest on both sticks of ram in every slot by themselves, and also together. No errors after 7 passes. Manually updated all drivers.

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, Retail
AMD FX 4100
ASUS M5a97 mobo
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model PGD38G1600ELK
Geforce GTX 550ti
420w PSU

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

These were all related to memory corruption (typically a drive). Please run verifier to find the mis-behaving driver.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption probably a driver.
Please run this test to 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 a Raid update its Driver.

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.

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).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

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 "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- 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.

If you are using win 8 add these

- Concurrency Stress Test
- DDI compliance checking

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.

Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

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11 May 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Can't boot into system now, but every time I log in I get blue screen saying dtsoftbus01.sys with stop code 0x000000c9
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11 May 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

F8 is not working to get me into the safemode menu, and i dont have a disc drive. So i'm copying my .iso to flash drive to try to return to the system restore point. Hopefully it works lol
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11 May 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

realized dtsoftbus01.sys was related to daemon tools, so i uninstalled that. But the problem was happening before i installed daemon tools, so i know that's not the only issue.
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14 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Verifier does not like dtsoftbus01.sys; apparenty Daemon Tools developers do something with their drivers that causes issues when those drivers are stressed. It seems to not be an issue when Windows runs normally, but we like to have Daemon Tools removed at least while running Verifier so it does not give us false positives. Continue with Verifier without Daemon Tools installed and post back any crashes and their crash reports. That will help us narrow down possible causes that dtsoftbus01.sys was masking.
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