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Windows 7: New Computer, BSOD in windows 7

01 Nov 2009   #21
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

new memory fixed it something with ECC was causing steam to throw up all over my computer, but this new stick is ECC-free and i can enjoy the orange box the way it was meant to be played.


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03 Nov 2009   #22
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

DIDN'T WORK
going crazy
need answers
please
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03 Nov 2009   #23
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Hello all,

Bumping this in here.

I too am having problems with a P5Q motherboard. It's starting to feel like one of those motherboards that makes you sigh...

It seems the random crashes are affecting a number of people, so I'm reassured about my PSU somewhat, but still I'm currently typing in fear of another black screen.

Symptoms: Innocently browsing, watching video, playing a game (though surprisingly, games are normally stable), and BAM! either a freeze (and sound freeze) or a black screen when the overlay (3D or video) is being used. Desktop apps seem to fade to black.

AeroCrash.


History: I've recently installed 7 in a dual boot with old XP, over Vista Ultimate (I bought that. For shame).

On the other partition, XP is still reeling from a switch from IDE to AHCI (to get wiper working on the SSD and NCQ), but the change was necessary to use the storage hardware as should be done. Been impressed at sheer speed of 7, interface features, and ability to recover from many, many crashes.

My favourite crash was running G.skill wiper to clean the SSD and having a crash halfway through the cleaning of the xp partition, but only after cleaning the 7 partition, miraculously. The reboot never happened, I had to wade in and press reset. Gulp.

GAG (graphical boot mgr) had disappeared after installing 7, and it was back again when I switched on. MBR must have been wiped/restored, but XP worked, 7 partition was still visible, and worked, then crashed, then worked, and all was well again.

Except for the crashes that still happen.

It's a love-hate relationship now.

Anyway, back to the subject.

I was getting a lot of random crashes towards the end with XP, and I suspect a similar snafu here.

I wonder whether the ASUS P5Q series drivers aren't a bit old or poorly tested. My DriveXpert RAID mirroring isn't detected, but seems to be working, and I'm not installing all the rest of the ASUS software because it looks like it was made in the 90s.

I did pick up in an earlier thread that the ASACPI.sys file in the win\system32\drivers folder needs to be updated with the Windows 7 version from ASUS AI Suite driver, and I'm about to try that.

I should add that I have better stability with an overclocked chip with all the power management features disabled in the BIOS, and the RAM set to 800MHz and 2.1v (or sth, well within spec)

Oh well, any thoughts or suggestions appreciated. I'll let you know if the ASACPI update works. The original file is from 2005. hrrm


I noticed disk activity (on the boot SSD, no noise), I suppose that is the memory dump being written, so I've set it to minidump.
Just installed ASACPI.sys...dated 03/09/2009
Let's have Itunes adding all my music + java bt client + youtube+HD movie...
fingers crossed....
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03 Nov 2009   #24
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Mirrorboy, try loading rthdribl (or something like that) - it's a 3d HDR lighting demo to hog your GPU. Run it alone, and then run Prime 95 or some other taxing CPU bench. Switch between benches that tax CPU or CPU+RAM (Prime 95 /SuperPi etc...)

If you get constant instability, on all tests, you should consider testing another PSU. Otherwise, see if one particular form of e-stress tends to knock your PC for six.
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03 Nov 2009   #25
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

it's not any of that. it's something directly with Steam. i think it might have something to do with the way steam connects to the internet because i'm running it in offline mode and i haven't crashed yet. but i know that steam is most definitely the culprit. now it's just a question of fixing it.
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03 Nov 2009   #26
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

whoops, sorry, I missed page 2.

sure it's the RAM? RAM is like dark matter, it'll nail you if it wants to, any day.

It could be a driver, but if you think steam, then you could try running peerblock, see what it's trying to connect to, see if there's anything funny going on...

Let it create a history of connections, and see if anything on the log comes up.

Disable it, see if that starts generating BSOD.
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03 Nov 2009   #27
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

the only thing involving network drivers that's an issue in my device manager is a Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Device that can't start. i've had that issue since i installed 7, but i've been told that it's no big deal. but i've tried uninstalling the network drivers and reinstalling them and that did nothing.
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06 Nov 2009   #28
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

is anybody out there? i was under the impression that people are around to answer questions on a message board like this. but i must be mistaken considering my latest posts haven't been read and my post with the dump file attachment has had no views. good to know i have somewhere with people i can count on to help me
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08 Nov 2009   #29
Mirrorboy

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

gee, i'm so happy i've found a place i can go to for help with my computer problems. you guys have been such a huge help. in fact, you guys have been so much help that i was able to use the vast amount of knowledge you provided me with to go ahead and fix the problem myself (after a few days of going crazy, mind you). by now, i should hope that you have picked up my sarcasm and realized that you gave me absolutely no information on how to fix it, leaving me high and dry and forcing me to try to figure this out myself. after taking it to a professional and shelling out $50 for them to just look at it, it still didn't fix it. the only option was to exchange my ram for an identical stick and reinstall 32 bit windows, which seems to have done it. but i would just like you to know that this forum was nearly useless in trying to fix this problem. i already knew it was steam and a memory issue thanks to a class i've been taking (ironically, we just covered memory errors and BSOD's), but i came here looking for a solution. thanks for nothing.
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09 Nov 2009   #30
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Mirrorboy, nobody owes you anything. You have a very unique problem, I suspect the fact you haven't been answered stems from the fact the issue hasn't been affecting many people. There's no need to be rude.

For all others, you may want to know updating ASACPI.sys (by installing a new version of AISuite, meant for the P5Q series of mobos) worked for me, no more crashes for the moment.
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