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Windows 7: BSOD code 116, lots of random freezes the require reboot, bios issue?

25 Aug 2015   #1

Windows Ultimate x64
BSOD code 116, lots of random freezes the require reboot, bios issue?


My computer has been randomly freezing over the last month. I would come in the morning and the screens wouldn't wake up from shut down mode (those are my power settings) but it got really bad last week when it happened about 5 times in an hour while I was using skype and while I was trying to move files around. Usually what happens is the whole computer just locks up. Today, I actually got a BSOD with the 116 error code. When I rebooted, it something about a BIOS error and had to rebuild it or something. I didn't write it down but once it was done, I rebooted and got back into windows.

I'm at wits end at this point. The fact it just seems to be escalating in frequency worries me. I haven't added any new hardware in years.

Thanks for much for the help!

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25 Aug 2015   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

The ACER PID on your retail Gigabyte motherboard means your OS is counterfeit.
Host Name:                 TAMERAX-STUDIO
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 
OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner:          tamerax
Registered Organization:   
Product ID:                00426-OEM-8992662-00006 ---> ACER PID
Original Install Date:     5/11/2011, 11:38:24 AM
System Boot Time:          8/25/2015, 12:22:16 PM
System Manufacturer:       Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model:              P67A-UD3P-B3
System Type:               x64-based PC
Processor(s):              1 Processor(s) Installed.
                           [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~3392 Mhz
BIOS Version:              Award Software International, Inc. F4, 4/13/2011
Counterfeit installations such as yours can contain heavily modified code that can cause the installation to behave in unexpected ways. Analysing BSODs and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is completely unreliable, and for this reason most analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine copy of Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing and make subsequent diagnosis of BSODs far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows 7 installation and are still experiencing BSODs, upload your new logs we will be happy to help you solve them.
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