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Windows 7: Multiple BSODs after a reinstall

09 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Multiple BSODs after a reinstall

Hello all of you good people and thank you for taking time to read this..

(As you can see this is very lengthy, it is simply the COMPLETE history of my problem, the crash files should be attached and you can just look at that if you want)

So where to begin... My problems started maybe 3 months ago when i noticed my computer started to get slow after a few days without a restart. I understand that this is normal for a computer and started to restart/ turn off my computer more often, this did help for a while but I started to notice that things were getting worse and worse up to a point where it would take up to 30 second to open a program like VLC it was at this point that I started to look for solutions. I ran my computer through a battery of scans (such as avast virus scans and spybot) as well as different registry cleaners like ccleaner and eusing cleaner. These scans and cleans did little to help if any and so I looked for programs that may be harmful but did not find any (I keep my computer very clean and am sure of what i put on it). I then turned to the forums where I was instructed to run memtest86 as well as those other cleaners and maybe a system reinstall. I ran memtest86 on multiple passes and with varying memory configurations and it came up clean.

It was around this point that one of my hard drives failed, it was a little odd considering that they were both not even 6 months old. Seeing an opportunity to make my system more "stable" and "risk free" I decided to turn my two hard drives, now empty, into a RAID 1 array. As I have only home premium I was not able to do this through windows and thus turned to BIOS. After only a little trouble I was able to set it up and in the process I updated my BIOS but now my current problem has arisen. When finally I was able to use my new RAID system all was good I had problems at first with windows detecting the "drive" but after assigning it a driver (from asus) all was well but now I had a new problem much more severe than the first, my system was blue screening. Figuring that maybe a driver was of of a update was needed I ran every test and checked every hardware site for new drives but nothing helped, time after time again I was getting the blue screen. I soon decided to get rid of the RAID system and set BIOS back to default but the BSOD kept on coming. Running memtest86 again as well as Chkdsk and Scannow and and all those other programs nothing was found so I decided to do a system re-install. In the re-install I reformatted all my disks and attempted to start from scratch and I believe I was successful in doing so and yet the the BSODS kept on coming...

I hope there is something I can do I've put allot into this computer and an really quite upset with these problems. Thanks so much for your precious time, I really appreciate it even if you have nothing to say.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Hi -

I am not the best BSOD analyst around but would like to give a better analysis currently I'm at work and will be leaving for classes in a while.

I just want to know whether you have BSOD's on a "vanilla install" or BSOD's after installing drivers and software that you use?

If you get BSOD's on a vanilla OS the problem may very well lie within hardware.

Is any of your hardware overclocked? If yes, have you reverted to factory clocks before re-installing windows?

Have you checked for dust build up?

Right now I can see a few errors from the recent Nvidia Drivers. I'd suggest a driver roll back to the last stable version.
Sometimes drivers remain, not completely uninstalled. Follow this tutorial for complete removal of drivers of the particular program:
Also replace Avast! with Microsoft Security Essentials as Avast contributes in BSOD's.

Please remove it using its removal tool from here: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

We recommended Microsoft Security Essentials from a strict BSOD perspective. Is most compatible & provides most stability compared to other antivirus app/Internet Security Software.
warning   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.
Perform a System File Check, full tutorial here:Hope to get back soon.
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09 Mar 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Dont believe the first line of the above poster as that is just a contravention to truth; but believe the rest, as we all always do.

After doing all that koolkat77 suggested, plan to update Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC from Realtek.

Do you use any USB network dongle?

With you next post, upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
  1. Click on the start button
  2. Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
  3. File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
  4. Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
  5. Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
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09 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks to the both of you so far I've done everything requested and have since not experienced a BSOD. To answer some of you questions for future use;
-I was getting the BSODs during vanilla sadly
-Set to automatically overclock but the problem persisted after being reset to default
-I keep my system very clean (I buy canned air in bulk), I did a very thorough clean after just now as you suggested.
-I do not use a USB network dongle

and here is my MSINFO:

Again thanks so much :)
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09 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Is the firmware for your SSD up-to-date?

Check for one and see if the stability returns.

Number down items at start-up. Keep only your anti-virus, this also improves the time for logging into windows.Perform a System File Check to check the integrity of all protected Windows 7 :
  1. Click on the start
  2. Type CMD on Search
  3. Left click and Run as Administrator
  4. Type
    SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:Check your hard drive(s) for errors by running chkdsk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Did you find the cause of your blue screens?
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