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Windows 7: Random BSOD after servere issues with graphics card

26 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 Pro
Random BSOD after servere issues with graphics card

Hello everyone,

Recently I have had a string of hardware failures that resulted in an almost complete system rebuild. A few months back my i7 1366 socket motherboard died and I was also having repeated vga driver crashes with an EVGA 560 Ti.

The machine was rebuilt with a new Asus P8 Z77-V LE Plus board, i7 3770k cpu, new 550W PSU. The only carry overs from the previous system is my SSD drive and my Ram (forget the make). SSD was wiped and new install of Windows 7 was installed about two months ago.

The other day the 560Ti finally failed completely, so I am currently using on-board video and am still experiencing BSOD after removal of all Nvidia drivers so I fear something else is going south..

Attached is my BSOD dump. If this is a duplicate, I apologize but I have no idea how to tell if it is. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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26 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Ok I'm at a breaking point here. I've been doing more reading and a few tech forums list AVG as a common cause of BSOD so I ran the AVG remover and tried to install MSE.

As MSE was updating... BAM another BSOD.

I downloaded Blue Screen View and it llists "caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe" but for the life of me I can't seem to narrow it down further...

Here is the latest dump...

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26 May 2013   #3

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

Try downloading and installing the latest firmware for the SSD . Along with the Intel storage driver

Storage driver

Choose SetupRST.exe Download button
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26 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Ok I have done what you recommended, and have not yet encountered an issue, but I will monitor over the next few days.

Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? That way if I have another issue like this I won't need to ask.

Again thanks for all your help!
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26 May 2013   #5

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

I haven't taken a look at the dmp file cause I am on an iPad . I figured a SSD firmware needed an update do to you having a SSD most people don't keep that current .
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28 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Somebody needs to promote you to highest level ninja. Not only no issues with the PC, I put the GTX 560 back in and no driver crashes.

Thanks again for your help
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28 May 2013   #7

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


Thank you for the kind words. Glad you're not getting anymore issues. If you do report back . If you would like you may mark this thread " Marked as solved "
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29 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 x64 Pro

I thought all was well, since the system seems to be running fine however today I needed to use VMWare to log onto work from my home and VMWare causes an instant BSOD.

I have to boot to safe mode with networking to use the application.

The only thing I can think of was I recently installed Microsoft Security Essentials which may be causing it? MSE was recommended to replace AVG to avoid BSOD's.

Here is the dump file if this helps at all.
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29 May 2013   #9
x BlueRobot


BugCheck C4, {f6, 2c8, fffff98041830b30, fffff800031ae525}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vmwvusb.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vmwvusb.sys
Probably caused by : vmwvusb.sys ( vmwvusb+1139 )
4: kd> lmvm vmwvusb
start             end                 module name
fffff880`041ca000 fffff880`041d9000   vmwvusb  T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: vmwvusb.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\vmwvusb.sys
    Image name: vmwvusb.sys
    Timestamp:        Thu Jul 14 02:32:41 2011 (4E1E4739)
    CheckSum:         000101BB
    ImageSize:        0000F000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your VMware Horizon View Generic USB Driver seems to be causing problems and is rather outdated, please install a updated version of the program or remove the program completely using Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall, Leftovers Uninstaller

4: kd> !verifier

Verify Level 90b ... enabled options are:
	Special pool
	Special irql
	All pool allocations checked on unload
	Security checks enabled
	Miscellaneous checks enabled

Summary of All Verifier Statistics

RaiseIrqls                             0x0
AcquireSpinLocks                       0x0
Synch Executions                       0x0
Trims                                  0x11d88

Pool Allocations Attempted             0x2c700f
Pool Allocations Succeeded             0x2c700f
Pool Allocations Succeeded SpecialPool 0x2c7005
Pool Allocations With NO TAG           0x4
Pool Allocations Failed                0x0
Resource Allocations Failed Deliberately   0x0

Current paged pool allocations         0x10922 for 064466C8 bytes
Peak paged pool allocations            0x10927 for 07CA2188 bytes
Current nonpaged pool allocations      0x12327 for 02B870D0 bytes
Peak nonpaged pool allocations         0x1232e for 02F99B0C bytes
Please disable Driver Verifier - Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
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