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Windows 7: Frequent BSODs, errors 0xb3, 0x1e, 0x7e

25 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Frequent BSODs, errors 0xb3, 0x1e, 0x7e

Hi all,

For the past couple of months I've been having issues with BSODs, ever since I replaced my motherboard, RAM and upgraded from Win 7 Pro 32-bit to 64. I managed to fix a few problems by turning on driver verifier and identifying/removing problem drivers, but I just can't seem to shake 0xb3 (by far a majority of crashes have the b3 error code), 0x1e, 0x7e BSODs. They appear to occur at random, though I have noticed that sometimes attempting to close a window appears to trigger a 0xb3 BSOD.

Apart from driver verifier I've tried removing and reinstalling multiple nVidia drivers, tested my RAM (passed 7 extended passes in Windows Memory Diagnostic) and HDDs (though not extensively, S.M.A.R.T shows them to be fine) and removed any programs I thought could be a problem including my anti-virus which has been replaced with MSE.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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26 Nov 2012   #2

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Uninstall the following programs in Advanced Mode of Revo Uninstaller:
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\AutoGreen	Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6	Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6	Public
The latest drivers for NVIDIA are a little problematic as I've heard. Click on the Start ► Control Panel ► Programs ► Uninstall a program ► Uninstall everything related to; NVIDIA Reboot the system. Now delete remnants of its drivers using Driver Fusion/Sweeper. Reboot if required
Download the version from here:Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:
  • Click on the
  • Type CMD on Search
  • Left click and Run as Administrator
  • Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:
*You might wanna check if you're getting BSOD-s in Safe Mode?
Let us know if there are any improvements.
Then Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.

Good luck.
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