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Windows 7: BSOD happening very frequently on laptop, stop error 0x00007A

17 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
BSOD happening very frequently on laptop, stop error 0x00007A


I am at my wit's end with my BSOD's on my gaming laptop. I have tried multiple fixes, but none of the fixes seem to work. It seems I have a BSOD if I leave my computer on long enough, and I receive the following:

Stop: 0x00007A (0xFFFFF6FC40009798, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000000E, 0x00000001BAB28860, 0xFFFFF880012F3B00).

ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF880012F3B00 base at FFFFF88001204000. Datest amp 5040d4c6


I hope I provided all the information that is needed to help solve this BSOD, and if not, let me know so I can edit the post.

Thank you everyone for your help!

I forgot to post system specs:

Computer type
Computer Manufacturer/Model Number
custom Built through Sager
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
Intel core i5-2450M 2.50ghz
w150ER (I am going by dxdiag, so I am not sure)
Graphics Card(s)
Nvidia geforce GT 650m 1gb
Sound Card
Monitor(s) Displays
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Hard Drives

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Configure the system to collect Small Memory Dumps (Minidumps) following this tutorial: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Avast! contributes in BSOD's often. As a test 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.

Make scans with the following:

-Kaspersky TDSSKiller-ESET online scannerPerform a System File Check to check the integrity of all protected Windows 7:
  • Click Start Menu
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Right click Command Prompt
  • Click Run as administrator
  • Type
  • Code:
    sfc /scannow
  • and press Enter
Full tutorial here:Check your hard drive(s) for errors by running chkdskUpload a screenshot of your hard disk using CrystalDiskInfo:Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website:Number down items at start-up. Keep only your anti-virus, this also improves the time for logging into windows.Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
Note   Note
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial in order to rule out the faulty stick.

information   Information
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.

Let us know the results and further BSOD reports.
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18 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

thank you for the reply! I switched from Avast! to microsoft security and malwarebytes, but when I tried to do full scan, my laptop froze up. I tried to go to all programs on the start menu, but I think it said no memory, or nothing to show... anyway, that shouldn't happen!

So I restarted my computer in safe mode with command prompt to do the Scf scan. When it was finished, there were no errors. So right now, I am currently running the memtest86+ on my laptop. I will be sure to post the results later when it is finished.

Thank you and my picture of my harddrive should be in attachments
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18 Mar 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Keep us posted.

The caution indication can be converted to good using CrystalDiscInfo. Click on the caution Button, you will get another window ....

In the resulting window, there are three sliders in the left. Drag them to the ultimate left, and notice the values at the right side are converting to zeros.

Now click the apply button, and notice that the caution is gone.
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19 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

Thanks! I'll do that.

Also, I ran the memtest86 and I currently have 17 passes and 0 errors. I guess that's consider good and bad? Good that it's not the memory sticks, bad that I don't know what it is.

I'll exit out of it and reboot my laptop and change the caution to good.

thanks again!
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19 Mar 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Good news. Any BSOD's so far?

Good luck.
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21 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

Actually I haven't had a blue screen yet! (thankfully!)
But I am still not sure about it, I'll keep an eye on it and leave it on for a little bit to see if any BSOD's occur.

thank you
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21 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

Hi, an update! (and not a good one...)

I got another BSOD, but this time the stop code was different than the last.

Stop: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8009D7EB30, 0xFFFFFA8009D7EE10, 0xFFFFF800031D7470)

Well thank you for any help you can provide towards this new BSOD!
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22 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Need the files like you posted on your first post
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22 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Do you recall this file IASTOR.SYS being listed in the BSOD ? If so that is your Intel SATA drivers .

Click on the DOWNLOAD button below and save it onto your desktop . Double click it to run the software

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