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Windows 7: BSOD When playing games - Driver related.

28 Jun 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hi Noel, thanks for the response.

Well in my case it says "Windows Vista", but It came with Windows XP when i Bought it.

And I installed Windows 7 from a DvD a friend lend me wich was licensed for his company, including the keys and all that.

Should I go back to XP ? (I dont like Vista, it drains a lot of resources :C )

And does updating my system BIOS will fix this issues ?

Thanks !

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28 Jun 2012   #22

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Unless you bought the 'upgrade' the machine is only ever licensed for the version and edition of Windows on the COA sticker.
A volume License can ONLY be used in conjunction with a valid Pro COA sticker, and the versions/edition you currently have installed was one which was blocked from activation even before the launch of WIndows 7. ( - sorry - confused threads there!)
No matter how acquired, this installation cannot be genuine.

Your system specs say 2.5 GB RAM - this is an odd configuration, as one would expect anything above 1GB to be in whole numbers. This probably means that you have a 512MB stick and either 2x1GB sticks, or 512MB and 1x2GB stick - and is likely to be unstable as a result, in Win7.

Yes, you should revert back to XP, and (if you want) purchase a legal upgrade to Win7, assuming your system passes all the tests in the Upgrade advisor.

Note that if you do go for the Win7, you will need either a FUll Retail license, or a full Upgrade (not an Anytime Upgrade)

The current install has to be considered compromised by the presence of the Activation Exploit - nothing will gurantee that your system is clear until you reformat and reinstall with whatever legal OS you elect to use.
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28 Jun 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

I see, maybe that explains why my 2 512 MB DDR2 RAM died lol.

I will try to revert back to windows XP since vista is a bit ugly,

Thanks for the help people, I will post back when everything is done.
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04 Jul 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit


Now I have Win XP Professional SP3, installed all drivers and after a few days, the BSODs appeared again, and now they are more annoying, my PC freezed once and crashes randomly...

I would really like to change my PC but i dont have the cash to do so..

Maybe if guys can help me with analyzing this minidump file I attached we can detect the problem.

BTW I notice that my Nvidia driver uses a file named nv4_mini.sys and I investigated a bit and found that some PCs had problem with this file, any suggestions ?
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05 Jul 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Realtek Audio:
One of your crashes pointed to Realtek Audio; update the drivers for your Realtek HD Audio device from your motherboard support site.
The other crash blames avast!. Remove avast! with the avast! Uninstall Utility and replace with either of these:
The replacing avast! is just to test. It may not be the actual problem but is masking the true problem. MSE is less likely to do so.

The Realtek related crash directly implicated hardware as the cause: Run some hardware checks.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
    • SSD firmware
    • BIOS Version
    • Chipset Drivers
    • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
    • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

  • Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.
    SeaTools for Windows

    SeaTools for DOS
  • Monitor temperatures during the following tests.
    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
  • 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).

    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 that follow can void your warranty!!!

    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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06 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hi Mike (Sorry I looked at your profile lol)

1)I followed your instructions, Reinstalled Realtek HD driver with the CORRECT ONE, same with Avast, I unistalled it folowing your instructions, and installed MSE. After that I installed SeaTools but looks like I cant perform tests idk why.

2) Downloaded and ran FurMark Benchmark for half an hour (99% gpu usage), the max temperature achieved was 74 C (stable) and my GPU max temperature is 105 C so I think its fine.

Last night I could play for hours and hours without problems, until today my PC froze multiple, times and gave me a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA BSOD (No minidump because my PC froze during the BSOD lol).

3)So today I ran IntelBurninTest and I recieved an error (results), it seems that my CPU is unstable due to temperatures (now it makes sense why it crashes more during the day, it is very hot here in Barranquilla during the day: 28-34 C !! )

I will attach the CPU BURN IN THEST results here, thanks for your time Mike.
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06 Jul 2012   #27

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Seatools is VERY picky about the installed language - it fails for me when I use English (British), rather than English(US) as the host language!
If you're using a language outside the very narrow selection it supports, try adding the base language and see if it helps.
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06 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Well that will be hard, Im using a Spanish version of XP, and it seems I cant set it to English unless I reinstall windows...Again.

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06 Jul 2012   #29

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

So long as it's Spanish (Espagna), rather than Latin-American Spanish, you should be OK.

You can always download Seatools for DOS, create the boot disk, and run that
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07 Jul 2012   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hi ppl. Well I skipped the SeaTools analysis and focused on the overheating problems.

Yesterday I turned my room`s air conditioner, until night, no BSOD, crashes,freezes, and today I opened the ATX case sideways to keep it cool without an air conditioner, and nope im not gettin more BSODs, Freezes or anything.

I think its jsut my CPU overheating.. And its really hot here where I live... I will report back later if anything happens. (hope not.)

ATTACHMENT: Interl Burnin Test with The case open, without air conditioner in use.
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