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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD - win32k.sys (0x0000003b)

07 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Frequent BSOD - win32k.sys (0x0000003b)


I have been getting this BSOD pretty frequently (it's getting more frequent by the day) over the last few months. It didn't start happening with any notable event. I didn't get any new hardware and I believe all my drivers are updated.

I attached the minidump.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2014   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Welcome to the forum Warmonkey,

Reduce items at start-up:Perform a clean boot: Install all updates including Service Pack One:Remove AVG for the testing purpose.

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Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:ESET online scanner: Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable!:-

lirsgt.sys Sun May 17 19:06:57 2009 (4A100BF1)
part of a Copy Protection platform developed by Tages SA
Driver Reference Table - lirsgt.sys

atksgt.sys Sun May 17 19:36:34 2009 (4A1012E2)
part of a Copy Protection platform developed by Tages SA
Driver Reference Table - atksgt.sys

NTIOLib_X64.sys Mon Jan 18 08:31:59 2010 (4B53C81F)
MSI Afterburner driver (known BSOD issues with Windows) Also found to be a part of MSI Live Update 5
Driver Reference Table - NTIOLib_X64.sys

hssdrv6.sys Tue May 15 05:06:22 2012 (4FB18FEE)
Hotspot Shield Routing Driver [br] Possible BSOD cause seen in mid-2012
Driver Reference Table - hssdrv6.sys

To perform a clean install of a driver, follow this tutorial:Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling which allows you to remove leftover registry:-Post a screenshot of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info software:Run a Hard Drive test:Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWmonitor

Upload a screen shot: BSOD SUMMARY:
Debug session time: Sun Jun  8 03:14:27.879 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Built by: 7600.17017.amd64fre.win7_gdr.120503-2030
System Uptime: 0 days 10:31:26.175
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgLockEx+a3 )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff960000d604b, fffff88007c62030, 0}
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff960000d604b, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88007c62030, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
PROCESS_NAME:  dwm.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x3B_win32k!HmgLockEx+a3
MaxSpeed:     3200
CurrentSpeed: 3192
BiosVersion = V2.3
BiosReleaseDate = 04/19/2012
SystemManufacturer = MSI
SystemProductName = MS-7758
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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