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Windows 7: BSOD Error 0x000000d1 & 0x0000003B -Crashes Random

28 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
BSOD Error 0x000000d1 & 0x0000003B -Crashes Random

Windows 7 Pro x64 - Full Retail
Brand new system & brand new install of OS

Asrock Extreme6 Z77 Motherboard
GSkill - Ram - 16gb total (4 sticks of 4gb)
OCZ 850w PSU
i7-3770k CPU
Nvideo GTX570 GPU
SSD OS boot drive
1TB Hard Drive

I have been recieving various BSOD over the past few days. The original BSOD error 0x000000d1 which I was getting never showed up in the minidump file. Recently I have been getting the 0x0000003B BSOD which I have attached in the minidump.

Any help or direction would be appriciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

These crashes were probably caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) {possibly 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 a 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 5-7 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.

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"IRP Logging and Force Pending I/O Requests. 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.

Sysnative Forums

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

I ran Memtest86 with each single stick of ram in each of the 4 slots and everyone passed. The only way Memtest86 showed error was when all 4 sticks were installed. That told me it had to be an issue with the G. Skill ram and the Z77 ASROCK motherboard.

I decided to dig a little deeper and the issue seems to be that the dram voltage needed to be adjusted from the specified 1.25V to 1.30V. I made the change in the ASROCK bios and Memtest86 has been running error free now through several passes.

Much appreciated help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 May 2012   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

You are welcome...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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