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Windows 7: BSOD Issues, Random times Codes: f4, 4e, 7e, 3b

15 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
BSOD Issues, Random times Codes: f4, 4e, 7e, 3b


So I've been having BSOD issues since I put this machine together. To my knowledge(and what windows tells me) my drivers are all up to date as is Windows. AVG finds no threats. After the most recent Stop Code(4E PFN_LIST_Corrupt) I ran Panda Cloud Cleaner and removed the threats it found. I'm not sure where to proceed from here.

Also of note, not sure its related, Windows Explorer seems to crashes and reboot at random times. This seems to happen in a never ending cycle when it occurs.

Any and all help is most appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Welcome to the forum.

There are no dumps in the attachment.
Make sure your dump logging is enabled.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
  4. Check Write an even to the system log, and Automatically restart.
  5. In the Write debugging information list, click Small memory dump (256k).
Location of Dumps:
Please remove AVG and Panda from the system. Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling which allows you to remove leftover registry:-
Start Menu\Programs\AVG	Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG	Public
Start Menu\Programs\AVG Zen	Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG Zen	Public
Start Menu\Programs\Panda Security	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Panda Security	Public
Start Menu\Programs\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Cleaner	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Cleaner	Public
Perform a Clean boot:Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows: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:
  • Click on the
  • Type CMD on Search
  • Left click and Run as Administrator
  • Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability
compared to other antivirus or internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-
warning   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using Crystal Disk Info:Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website:Test your Hard Drive with SeaTools:Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot with either of the tools:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Hey again,

So as to the dump files, I ensured my PC is configured to create them but it isn't doing so. (see attached screenshot)

Removed panda and avg.

System File Checker came up with nothing, ran it three times.

MSE and Malwarebytes found no threats.

DiskCheck came up clean.

HDD and SSD appear to be in good health according to HWMonitor.

Still going though the Clean Boot process.

Is there something that would cause Windows to fail to write the dumpfile?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Oct 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Looks fine.

So any new BSOD's?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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