Windows 7 PC dying

  1. Posts : 4
    windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Windows 7 PC dying

    So, basically my 64bit Windows 7 PC is starting to die.

    It all began with BSOD's related to Kernal_Data_Inpage_Error, referencing ntfs.sys.
    That only happened when I overloaded it so I figured it was due to overheating or something.

    Then I installed an application called Secunia PSI to try iron out the kinks.
    Then this morning I discover that it took the liberty of running windows updates and I was stuck with a new BSOD called process1_initialization_failed. After reading up on some forums that it could be linked to a file called bootcat.cache and deleting it was the best option. I booted into linux and deleted that file and I managed to get into Windows but when I turned my back discovered that the PC had restarted itself so obviously a BSOD had returned.

    I don't know what to do or where to turn.

    any ideas what might be causing it?
    I've attached the Window Minidump file from the most recent BSOD.
    Let me know what information you need from me and I'll gladly provide.

    I tried Using the SF Diagnostic but it just give me an error:
    Stopped working

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: sf_diagnostic_tool.exe
    Problem Signature 02:
    Problem Signature 03: 508b892b
    Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
    Problem Signature 05:
    Problem Signature 06: 4e1511f4
    Problem Signature 07: 1f6e
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 7177"

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  2. Posts : 15,026
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit

    Welcome to the forum.

    • Use Crystal Disk Info to upload a screenshot of your Hard Drives (s).

        • System File Checker
          • The SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker scans the integrity of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible. If you have modified your system files as in theming explorer/system files, running sfc /scannow will revert the system files to it's default state.

      • Run Disk Check in Windows 7
        • Run this on your Hard Drive(s). This will show you how to run Check Disk or chkdsk in Windows 7 to check a selected hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it. With both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    My HDD screenshots as requested:
    Attachment 291206

    Attachment 291207
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  4. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    Just a friendly reminder.

    Not using a anti virus program is not a good thing.
    You could be infected.

    Your specs.
    Antivirus None
    Browser Chrome

    Now I will get out of the way.
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  5. Posts : 15,026
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit

    Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

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  6. Posts : 4
    windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    I ran the Samsung (Now Seagate) DOS diagnostics and everything came up clean.
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  7. Posts : 21,482
    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

    . . And the AV scans??
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  8. Posts : 4
    windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter

    Ran the AV scan. Turns out I had several infections, all cleared now.
    PC seems stable. Will keep you posted. Thanks
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  9. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you had several infections, you might want to start over with a Clean Install Windows 7. Especially if you have multiple issues with your PC. Which it seems like you do...

    Now I will get out of the way
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    Did you use the programs that koolkat77 recommended in post #5?
    What infections were found?
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