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Windows 7: MS14-045 (KB 2993651) not fixing kernel mode BSODs

30 Aug 2014   #1

MS14-045 (KB 2993651) not fixing kernel mode BSODs

Win7 64-bit

Symptoms. Playing video or even Google maps BSODs computer. BlueScreenView tells me that dxgkrnl.sys is causing the problem (Bug Check Code 0x00000116). I've also had the circular re-boot until I turned off the screen-saver Electric Sheep (which plays MPEGs). If I play no videos, the machine is stable. I don't actually see the typical BSOD screen, not surprisingly as this is a Direct X kernel issue: it just goes black. If there is audio (I was watching a TED talk during the last crash), I could hear the speaker continue to talk before the machine reboots or I cold boot it, but the voice a lot slower and lower pitch.

Following this: MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
  • I deleted the cache in safe-mode
  • I did the registry hack looking for the fonts that qualified (found none) and deleted the font cache again
  • I looked for and could not find the offending 4 updates. I didn't eyeball it, I searched using Control Panels / Programs and Features / Installed Updates / Search Installed Updates without finding any of them.
  • I installed the newest KB 2993651 today
  • I do not have the Windows Update errors / issues I read that others are having
  • Event Viewer tells me that "The previous system shutdown at 12:18:05 PM on 8/30/2014 was unexpected"
  • I've attached the 083014-37019-01.dmp from that unexpected shut down from my Windows\minidump folder

Let me know if you need anything else from me. I'm only here because I think I did all my research and have done everything I have found.

Thanks much,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

I've asked for this to be moved to the BSOD section - but please do the following anyhow, as it may relate. I'm subscribed to the thread, so I'll be able to look at the results.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2014   #3


Hi Noel,

This is done:
  1. Ran the SURT until it completed
  2. SFC scan reports: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
  3. attached (I had to remove all older CAB files to get it under 8MB)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Aug 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

There's no significant errors in anything there - although there is one minor (and probably irrelevant) error when installing the patch...
2014-08-30 09:08:16, Info                  CBS    Exec: Staging Package: Package_3_for_KB2993651~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~, Update: 2993651-16_neutral_GDR, PinDeployment: amd64_aee96059509967ef1052dc59cf86dd0b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18577_none_8f34beace38719ad
2014-08-30 09:08:16, Info                  CBS    Exec: This is a PSF Package.  Job has been saved and we are returning to client.
2014-08-30 09:08:16, Info                  CSI    0000002d@2014/8/30:16:08:16.996 CSI Transaction @0x18af350 destroyed
2014-08-30 09:08:17, Info                  CBS    Exec: DPX job state saved for one or more packages, aborting the staging and install of execution.
2014-08-30 09:08:17, Info                  CBS    Perf: Stage chain complete.
2014-08-30 09:08:17, Info                  CBS    Failed to stage execution chain. [HRESULT = 0x800f0816 - CBS_E_DPX_JOB_STATE_SAVED]
2014-08-30 09:08:17, Error                 CBS    Failed to process single phase execution. [HRESULT = 0x800f0816 - CBS_E_DPX_JOB_STATE_SAVED]
2014-08-30 09:08:17, Info                  CBS    WER: Failure is not worth reporting [HRESULT = 0x800f0816 - CBS_E_DPX_JOB_STATE_SAVED]

I'll leave you in the capable hands of the BSOD guys when they can get to you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2014   #5


Thanks Noel.

Meanwhile, I will try to stress the system by playing videos while I'm doing other things to be sure I still have the problem after taking the steps you had me take.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2014   #6


Update: I played videos for the better part of yesterday to duplicate the BSOD issues but nothing was happening. In the evening, I decided to turn back on the Electric Sheep screen saver, which plays video clips from its cache (while still playing videos with Windows Media Player) and within 30 minutes, I got a reboot (don't know if it BSODed as I was not in the room).

Event Viewer: "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa80157b82e0, 0xfffff8800fa907a0, 0xffffffffc000009a, 0x0000000000000004). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 083114-31028-01."

The MEMORY.DMP is almost 3GB so I can't post that here.

I have attached with a dmp from the windows minidump folder.
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01 Sep 2014   #7

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Hi NotASpeckOfCere.

Click on the button below ....

It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80157b82e0, fffff8800fa907a0, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+9a57a0 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80157b82e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800fa907a0, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:

fffff880`0fa907a0 48ff25f94eedff  jmp     qword ptr [nvlddmkm+0x87a6a0 (fffff880`0f9656a0)]






ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) amd64fre

fffff880`021f8b48 fffff880`042bc134 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`157b82e0 fffff880`0fa907a0 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`021f8b50 fffff880`0428f867 : fffff880`0fa907a0 fffffa80`0ecb5000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`021f8b90 fffff880`042bbf43 : fffffa80`ffffd846 ffffffff`fffe7960 fffffa80`157b82e0 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`021f8c40 fffff880`0438c03d : fffffa80`1f16cd50 00000000`00000080 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0ea7b260 : dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`021f8cc0 fffff800`0396773a : 00000000`02b5aae2 fffffa80`0ea23760 fffffa80`0c774040 fffffa80`0ea23760 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`021f8d00 fffff800`036bc8e6 : fffff800`03846e80 fffffa80`0ea23760 fffff800`03854cc0 00000000`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`021f8d40 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16

STACK_COMMAND:  .bugcheck ; kb

fffff880`0fa907a0 48ff25f94eedff  jmp     qword ptr [nvlddmkm+0x87a6a0 (fffff880`0f9656a0)]

SYMBOL_NAME:  nvlddmkm+9a57a0

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

IMAGE_NAME:  nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING:  km:x64_0x116_image_nvlddmkm.sys

FAILURE_ID_HASH:  {1f9e0448-3238-5868-3678-c8e526bb1edc}

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0f0eb000 fffff880`0fd79000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Wed Jul 02 23:12:02 2014 (53B4446A)
    CheckSum:         00C4C7C9
    ImageSize:        00C8E000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2014   #8


Thanks Arc,

Please find the attached zip file that is the result of running the utility.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Hi NotASpeckOfCere.

This is a display/graphics related issue. And it started from the time you installed the 340.52 WHQL display driver.

Uninstall this display driver using Display Driver Uninstaller and install any earlier version that worked good for you.
Drivers | GeForce

Attachment 331553
When done, stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Let us know the result.

One more place needs attention, as it is a long term issue that never taken care of. The Atheros ethernet driver.

On a special note, it was a great job done to update the Atheros Ethernet driver. Extremely well done on it! You did it yourself?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2014   #10


You know what? I think it's a hot card. Recent results:
  1. Reverted driver to previous version from 340.52 WHQL to 337.88 WHQL. Result: still crashed when stressed with video and Electric Sheep.
  2. Reverted to an even older driver: 335.23 (March 10th 2014). Same result, several times. I can reproduce it repeatedly within 15 minutes.
  3. Ran FurMark fullscreen. The video adapter temp was 68C when it started and quickly (less than a minute) reached 100C. When it hit 102C, the box crashed. I did it again non-fullscreen and it reached 104C before crashing.
  4. Right now just typing with no video, it's cruising at 70C.
I've attached a recent ZIP from the DM log collector that includes an incident from this morning.

Is it normal for a stressed GPU to get this hot?

Arc, I think I did update the Atherose driver, but if it was well one, it's probably because I had excellent instructions!


PS: I still have my older video card, so if this is due to thermal events, I can swap it out. But if so, I wonder why it took ~6 months to start acting up like this.
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