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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD at random

10 Oct 2013   #1

window 7 64bit
Frequent BSOD at random

Have been experiencing BSOD at random times during random sessions. Such as while gaming, word processing, web browsing, or just idle.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 10

Hello and welcome to SF :) .

The bugchecks portrait several issues but mainly concerning memory, graphics adapter and file system.
I noticed some old drivers and unwanted software that we need to address but first I want
us to test the hardware to get the green light if I may :).

Testing the RAM:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:
Tip   Tip
  • Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
  • Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.
When done with the testing procedure take a picture and upload it here.

warning   Warning
The Following Method Should NOT Be Performed On An SSD!

Testing the HDD:
  1. Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
  2. Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
  3. Download SeaTools for DOS if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).
  4. If SeaTools for Windows is unable to recognize your HDD visit HDDdiag and follow the instructions.
If SeaTools For DOS does not recognize the drive;
Boot into the BIOS using the *Fxkey.
Look for an entry called SATA Mode (or something similar), it should be set to IDE / AHCI.
It's probably set to AHCI which is why SeaTools doesn't recognize them in the DOS environment.
Set it to IDE then save and exit usually by pressing the F10 key.
Now boot into SeaTools and it should detect the drives.
Start the Long Test and let it run.
Upon completion don't try to boot into Windows as it will only result in a BSOD, go back into the BIOS
and change the SATA setting back to what it was in the first place.

Test for thermals and stability:
  • Download Speccy and post a Screenshot of the summary window, one at idle and another while putting load on the PC using Prime95 for the CPU side and Furmark for the GPU.
    • Before running Prime95 make sure to enable Round-off checking (see 1st post under the tutorial).

Post back with the results :) !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2013   #3

window 7 64bit

I haven't gotten around to test each individual RAM stick yet, but a 7pass run with all stick indicated many errors. My check disk results didn't give me any problems.

Log Name: Application
Source: Chkdsk
Date: 10/13/2013 2:21:42 PM
Event ID: 26212
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Chkdsk was executed in read-only mode on a volume snapshot.

Checking file system on C:

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
133888 file records processed.

File verification completed.
2033 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

76 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
179814 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
133888 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 575 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 575 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 575 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
22964 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
33753904 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

488282111 KB total disk space.
92034136 KB in 100947 files.
65424 KB in 22965 indexes.
250527 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
395932024 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
122070527 total allocation units on disk.
98983006 allocation units available on disk
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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