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Windows 7: BSODs from general use (memory? drivers?)

23 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
BSODs from general use (memory? drivers?)

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a client's laptop who's been getting bluescreens for a few weeks now, and I just can't for the life of me figure out the actual solution. He gets a variety of STOPS such as IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, MEMORY MANAGEMENT, etc every 10 minutes or so when in normal boot and every hour or so if in safe mode. I'm leaning towards it being a RAM issue as is he. Although his RAM passes numerous stock and third party memory test (such as Memtest 86), I have not opened the laptop up and individually tested each stick, but I have strong suspicion. Here are his minidumps and all other related files from the last week or so.

Can anyone help me out? Much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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23 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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23 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

I'm not sure if that's an automated answer or not but I'll address it:

I will try disabling some startup items.

Microsoft Security Essentials does not install on the computer due to error 0x80070643.

MWB scan comes up clean multiple times.

Hard Drive checks out fine.

SFC run multiple times and says file errors were found, but could not be fixed (logs indicate that's because the original files are damaged or the hashes don't match)

Could anyone please give me an answer based on the information I uploaded? Like what driver could be bad or what process/file is causing the problem?
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23 Aug 2013   #4

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

This is not an automated answer. They are templates I have saved and are used on many BSOD threads. I can obviously not keep typing the same thing every time.

Anyway, I posted those after seeing your files. Didn't seem to me as drivers being a problem but rather hardware.

But I will post after a while again if I find them, in the meantime you should complete the steps that were given.

Sorry that my post seemed to be like an automated one..

Edit: Drivers you need to update/remove.

RtsUStor.sys Fri May 8 14:15:18 2009
Realtek USB Card Reader
Driver Reference Table - RtsUStor.sys

amdxata.sys Tue May 19 23:56:59 2009
AMD storage controller driver - usually from the Windows 7 DVD
Driver Reference Table - amdxata.sys

yk62x64.sys Wed May 20 14:14:06 2009
Marvell Yukon networking
Driver Reference Table - yk62x64.sys

igdkmd64.sys Thu Jun 4 00:16:49 2009
Intel Graphics driver
Driver Reference Table - igdkmd64.sys

iaStor.sys Fri Jun 5 07:53:40 2009
Intel Storage drivers
Driver Reference Table - iaStor.sys

CtClsFlt.sys Mon Jun 15 11:06:41 2009
Creative Camera Class Upper Filter Driver
Driver Reference Table - CtClsFlt.sys

PxHlpa64.sys Wed Jun 24 05:16:35 2009
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)
Driver Reference Table - PxHlpa64.sys

stwrt64.sys Mon Jun 29 23:52:05 2009
SigmaTel High Definition Audio Codec
Driver Reference Table - stwrt64.sys

BCM42RLY.sys Wed Jul 8 06:34:55 2009
Broadcom iLine10(tm) PCI Network Adapter
Driver Reference Table - BCM42RLY.sys

bcmwl664.sys Wed Jul 8 06:45:04 2009
Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter - Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Driver Reference Table - bcmwl664.sys
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24 Aug 2013   #5

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Ah! A gem of a post! Excellent one!
My bad that I cannot add to it .... system says I need to spread some
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