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Windows 7: Random BSODs, ntoskrnl, driver power state failure reports on minidump

08 Oct 2012   #1

Win7 Pro x86
Random BSODs, ntoskrnl, driver power state failure reports on minidump

Win7 laptop running fine, suddenly 2 BSODs today, within an hour. First occurred while surfing (firefox), second occurred without any keyboard/mouse activity. No new hardware installed since new hard drive about a month ago. SF attached. TIA

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09 Oct 2012   #2

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Sorry for the late reply, Your dump files are not opening for me.
But you should remove some add ons to firefox, specially the adxloader.dll
Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 2012-10-03T15:36:32.000
Event ID: 9
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: RWT-PC
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Users\RWT\AppData\Roaming\DocuSign\DocuSign Ink\adxloader.dll.Manifest".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Users\RWT\AppData\Roaming\DocuSign\DocuSign Ink\adxloader.dll.Manifest" on line 2. The manifest file root element must be assembly.
It may be the cause of the crash while using firefox.

Just a question, when the keyboard and mouse was inactive and you got the crash, was the Cyberlink editing program in use? The event log says so, and actually that program failed there.

You should update the nvidia display driver, too.
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (, 10.09 MB (10,583,656 bytes), 6/23/2011 6:38 PM)
Update your WiFi driver.
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\netw5s32.sys (, 6.44 MB (6,755,840 bytes), 1/13/2010 3:36 PM)
Update ethernet controller driver.
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\yk62x86.sys (, 310.28 KB (317,728 bytes), 5/26/2011 2:29 AM)
Free up the startup.
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
  3. Select the “Startup” tab.
  4. Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
  5. Apply > OK
  6. Accept the restart.
Let us know the situation.
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09 Oct 2012   #3

Win7 Pro x86

No need for apology, I know you folks are bizzie. Thx for the help. I'm updating the drivers as we speak. Going to uninstall the docusign stuff, don't need it anymore. Cyberlink was not running (intentionally) during BSOD. Odd that the log would indicate otherwise. I need to investigate whats running in the background.

No BSODs today.

Re msconfig...I try to keep a close watch on this for surprises. Besides Eset the only things starting up are rocketdock , printer stuff, and sidebar.

thx again
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09 Oct 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

You are welcome. Update us with the situation :)
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