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Windows 7: Random BSOD at least once a day, checked RAM, temps are low, drivers?

31 Dec 2014   #1

Win 7 64 bit SP1 all latest updates installed
Random BSOD at least once a day, checked RAM, temps are low, drivers?

So every day, without fail, I get a BSOD, usually I just go to click on something and everything freezes for a few seconds and then BSOD.
I ran memtest last night while I was asleep, no problems in 4 passes.
Temperatures are below 50 degrees pretty much always on all cores, i7 2600k.
Would be grateful for any suggestions, and happy to provide any other info required.

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03 Jan 2015   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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:
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07 Jan 2015   #3

Win 7 64 bit SP1 all latest updates installed

Cheers, have done as you suggested, but after last BSOD the minidumps folder was empty
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18 Jan 2015   #4

Win 7 64 bit SP1 all latest updates installed

Just a little bump as I had 5 crashes today..........
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18 Jan 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro

What's the error code when you get the BSOD?

Open System > Click "Advanced System Properties" on the left > under "Startup and Recovery" click Settings and make sure "Automatically Restart" is not checked.
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22 Jan 2015   #6

Win 7 64 bit SP1 all latest updates installed

Error code is:

*** STOP: 0X00000124 (0X0000000000000000, 0XFFFFFA800D9C8028, 0X0000000BE200000, 0X000000000005110A)
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22 Jan 2015   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Follow these steps:

1. Configure Windows to create minidumps:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

2. Set the paging file on C: to be the same size as the physically installed RAM:
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

3. Set the Windows Error Reporting service to MANUAL:
Services - Start or Disable

4. Test to see that dump files are created:
- Open Windows Task Manager
- Navigate to the Processes tab
- Right-click on explorer.exe, and click Create Dump File

- Note the location of the saved file

- Check that location and confirm that explorer.dmp exists

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22 Jan 2015   #8

Win 7 64 bit SP1 all latest updates installed

Thanks, I've done all the above steps as you suggested.
Now wait for another crash?
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23 Jan 2015   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

You can try and force the BSOD using this:

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Driver Verifier will cause your computer to run very sluggishly - this is normal. What it is trying to do is force your system to BSOD and isolate the offending driver/s. When it does, reboot, disable driver verifier, reboot as normal and upload the new dmp file/s here.

I recommend creating a system restore point before turning on driver verifier:
System Restore Point - Create

If your system fails to boot to desktop once driver verifier is enabled, turn it off by booting into Safe Mode:
Safe Mode
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