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Windows 7: Intermittant BSOD, always ntoskrnl.exe, checked ram, hdd, etc

01 Sep 2012   #31

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Got another 0x4e, dump attached.
oddly its been over a week since the last one, I wasn't really doing anything stressful when it happened

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2012   #32

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

A couple of questions and some info:

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. Are you using the UEFI? You might want to consult the manual for your board.

UEFI has no disadvantages and only advantages. In the future this will be the only interface available to a computer's firmware.

With that said, go to this website:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (rev. 1.0)

Either apply the UEFI, taking note of the Gigabyte utilities that you no longer need and that will not work correctly.


Update your bios to F13

Here is how to update your bios:


Insert a USB stick (256 mb is more than enough)
WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Format | set FAT32 as the FileSystem | uncheck Quick Format |
button | Close button after format finished

WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Properties | Tools tab | Check Now button |
both boxes | START button

Go to the Gigabyte website Gigabyte Homepage
Click on Support and Downloads (in the menu at the top)
In the Downloads' Model Name box, enter your motherboard model, for example,GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, click on Search
In the Results section, click on BIOS
You are now at the Downloads page for your motherboard

In the row For the most recent BIOS, in the Download Here column,
select your desired download source, for example, America
Click on the Save button

You have now Downloaded the Bios update file which is a
self-extractor, for example, mb_bios_ga-z68x-ud4-b3_f10.exe
Extract the file (simply run the file you downloaded to extract)
Copy the file with a name like Z68XUD4.F10 to the USB stick.
Leave the USB stick connected.
Shutdown your computer.

Power Up your computer.
Immediately start continuously tapping the END key on the keyboard.
The Main Menu of Q-Flash will appear on the screen.
Select HDD-1.0 and hit ENTER
Select the Bios update file and hit ENTER
Press ENTER when Are you sure to update BIOS? appears.
The monitor will display the update progress.
When the update is finished, press any key.
You are now back at the Main Menu

Remove the USB stick.
Press ESC and then press ENTER to exit Q-Flash.
Your system will reboot.

Immediately start tapping DEL (the Delete key) to enter BIOS
Select Load Optimized Defaults and hit ENTER
Select Save and Exit Bios and press Y
Your system will restart and the procedure is complete.
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 Intermittant BSOD, always ntoskrnl.exe, checked ram, hdd, etc

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