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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD after reinstall

08 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Frequent BSOD after reinstall

Hey, a couple days ago my computer froze on me while playing Farcry 3. After rebooting it Windows failed to start.Used recovery disk to do system recovery, only to have a BSOD after 5 minutes and windows failing to boot again. Unable to do recovery again, I decided to format my primary hard drive and reinstall a clean windows version. Since then I have however been experiencing frequent and seemingly random BSODs.

Some things I have already attempted:
- Opened up my desktop and checked connections
- run memtest86+ (overnight, 5 passes), no errors found
- run CHKDSK on my C: drive, no errors found
- Run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW, some errors fixed but problem not fixed
- run Full diagnostic scan of the Intel SSD toolbox, no issues

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Unfortunately the installation appears non-genuine.
The Key is that of an Asus OEM computer - and the motherboard is a retail one by MSI
This implies that an Activation Exploit is in use to bypass activation and validation requirements.

You need to reformat and reinstall with genuine media and Key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Fair enough. I just used to first windows .iso I could get my hands on, which happened to be a modified version which never allowed me to enter a key. I have tracked down an original cd and reinstalled accordingly with a genuine key. For completeness sake I included a genuine advantage diagnostic report below.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-8BPXH
Windows Product Key Hash: AvdbGRr0dBgw9fwqlPNM0KXrlDw=
Windows Product ID: 55041-091-8290196-86205
Windows Product ID Type: 6
Windows License Type: Volume MAK
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {520CE39A-1FBE-4D72-B0E8-6DD9F9BE07FC}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{520CE39A-1FBE-4D72-B0E8-6DD9F9BE07FC}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-BBBBB</PKey><PID>55041-091-8290196-86205</PID><PIDType>6</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2753374512-1687926292-3650380401</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7640</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>V18.0</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20101231000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>D2BA3607018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0413</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>MSI   </OEMID><OEMTableID>OEMSLIC </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
Activation ID: 9abf5984-9c16-46f2-ad1e-7fe15931a8dd
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 55041-00172-091-829019-03-1043-7600.0000-0992013
Installation ID: 005330569636114022244124758901682463240784552795459910
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: 8BPXH
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 9-4-2013 23:56:15

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid Windows marker
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name	OEMID Value	OEMTableID Value
  APIC			7640MS		A7640300
  FACP			7640MS		A7640300
  SRAT			AMD   		FAM_F_10
  OEMB			7640MS		A7640300

With regards to the issue of BSODs the reinstall did not solve anything. I am still having frequent BSODs. They seem more frequent when I am trying watch netflix or youtube, but also occur when the machine is idling. They occur 15 to 60 minutes apart and I personally suspect it is an hardware issue. I have attached a new crash report below
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

An update:

After looking at some other threads here I realised that I should update any old driver I had. So I looked the manufacturer of my motherboard and updated my usb 3.0, sound, ethernet and some USB 1.0 filter driver from AMD. I also tried to do some windows updates, but some of them keep failing and giving errors messages.

During this my system was essentially idling and I did not experience any crashes. Afterwards I decide to try netflix and within 5 minutes the silverlight plugin in chrome crashed twice. I reinstalled silverlight and tried again, only to get BSOD 2 minutes later. I attached a new report to this post
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

I can see no problems with the licensing. It's an MAK Volume license, rather than an OEM one - where did you acquire this from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

The MSDNAA program of This allows free downloading of a lot of software for employees and students of Belgian and Dutch universities.

However, Northernsoul55 was correct that the software was initially non-genuine. I no longer have the original downloaded .iso and the MSDNAA website alone supports windows 8 now, so I had to resort to "alternative measures" in order to reinstall windows. The version I used turned out to be modified and did not allow me to enter or change the license key at all, so I reinstalled later with a clean windows 7 .iso and my genuine key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

That explains a lot :)
There is still one anomaly, though - the system claims to have a Win7 SLIC table.

This would imply that it was from a major OEM with Windows pre-installed.
However, since this is a custom-build, there shouldn't be any SLIC table.
That being the case, we are left with two potential causes.

1) someone has at some stage attempted to mod the BIOS to include the table - and this has either broken down, or never worked properly.
2) there is still a Loader present, and this has broken down

If the former, then all bets are off as to what else may be affected - if the latter, then the reinstall wasn't as clean as you thought!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Hmm, that doesn't sound good. As far as I know the bios has not been modified or updated at all. I will check if the hash code of the disk I am using now matches the one from this link Hash codes for x64&#63; - Microsoft Community.

Assuming the hash code matches, would a bios update fix the issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

No - BIOS updates are designed (supposedly) not to touch the SLIC table if present.

Depending on the source of your motherboard, it could simply be that the distributor applied a SLIC table, and then (inefficiently) removed it when they discovered overstocking - in which case there isn't a problem. It's also possible that the table was intact, but something as small as cosmic radiation flipped a bit in that area and the certificate got broken that way (it happens).

So long as the rest of the BIOS is unaffected, then it shouldn't affect Windows at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Firstly please install Windows Service Pack 1 as it will increase system stability.
Then once installed please run Windows Updates and install all the latest updates.
(With the exception of any Graphics drivers)

From your latest dump files:
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *
Probably caused by : win32k.sys    
Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe  
Usual causes:  Device driver, memory, kernel
Stop message 0x0000001E Descriptive text: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Probably caused by : hardware 
Usual cause: This message has several possible causes.
Have you updated the firmware for your Intel SSD 510?

These drivers are causing issues:
ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Dated: Thu Mar 21 02:39:42 2013
Relates to: ATI Video driver
This driver appears to be the latest, if you have just updated it are you
able to rollback the driver to a previous one?
If that is not possible uninstall and try this one:
(Only install the driver)

ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MpFilter.sys
Dated: Wed Oct 31 22:43:06 2012 
Relates to: Microsoft Windows AntiMalware protection system
(Windows update should update this driver)
Run SFC again, what was the outcome?:
Click on the Start > Type in search cmd
Right click cmd at top and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow at the prompt
(Note: there is a space between SFC and /scannow)

Please update your BIOS now we know its ok to do so, there is a newer version available dated 2012:

[BIOS Information (Type 0) - Length 24 - Handle 0000h]
  Vendor                        American Megatrends Inc.
  BIOS Version                  V18.0
  BIOS Starting Address Segment f000
  BIOS Release Date             12/31/2010
  BIOS ROM Size                 200000

warning   Warning
Please follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when updating the BIOS, as incorrectly updated, may render your computer unusable!!

Run memtest again. This time Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes. (Follow the tutorial closley)
Tip   Tip
Run these tests overnight

Post back any result/observations or a new Crash dump if you BSOD after you
have completed the above.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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