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Windows 7: random BSODs, unknown cause...

03 Jan 2016   #21
BiZZare orc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi again, sorry about the (very) delayed response. at the time i was quite busy and eventually forgot about this.
anyway, i have attached a list of the new screens since my last post. i tried to run the bitdefender program you mentioned by booting my pc from a usb with it on, but it asked for a product key and wouldn't work without one.
since my last post, i have changed my media player from WMP to VLC and have noticed an improvement.
the buzzing sound and burning smell i mentioned in an earlier post have not come back yet.
one other thing, my father seems to think it could be my wireless card that is setting it off. it seems weird though, as it gets set off when the wifi is both on and off.
sorry again about the late response

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03 Jan 2016   #22
BiZZare orc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

i forgot the file again DX
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03 Jan 2016   #23

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok mate now there are references to some form of interference for want of a better term. In your dumps there are references to errors produced by P2P usage and the csrss.exe system being a possible malware see this Is csrss.exe a trojan?


FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000 


PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa8010d189e0

IMAGE_NAME:  csrss.exe


In the pic you can see the error in your event viewer related to P2p stuff - have a read of that thread and see if it has anything you can use I shall go look up for another rescue disk that can be run for malware.
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03 Jan 2016   #24

Windows 10 Pro

Hi BiZZarre orc,

To answer a question, when you see a Windows file in a dump, it often is because that file is simply last active what makes it being blamed for the crash.
However, it doesn't make the file automatically being the cause. It often happens that the root problem happens some time earlier then the crash.

The 0xF4 has a parameter 3 what means that a process has died (or suddenly terminated), this is often associated with a failing hard drive.
Please follow suggestion below and run all requested tests.
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8010d189e0, fffffa8010d18cc0, fffff800031876d0}

A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8010d189e0, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa8010d18cc0, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff800031876d0, Explanatory message (ascii)

random BSODs, unknown cause... Diagnostics Test random BSODs, unknown cause...

Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Note   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run HDTune to
  • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
  • check the health,
  • benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
Let me know what the results are
  • of the error scan,
  • make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
  • post screenshots with the benchmark of the
    • transfer rate,
    • access time,
    • burst rate,
    • cpu usage.
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03 Jan 2016   #25

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok Bizarre mate run the tests as axe has asked - I know you have done the disk check before but it doesn't take that much time to do then you might just run this too it can be lengthy at times just be patient.

Can you also run either HW Info or Speccy and check for the tempos on the machine please and follow my ditty of you want to - like before use PART A: and B: to find the temps.
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04 Jan 2016   #26

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok Bizarre mate run the tests as axe has asked - I know you have done the disk check before but it doesn't take that much time to do.
Actually, some tests might take quite some time for the OP looking at the hard drive size of 1 of them.
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05 Jan 2016   #27
BiZZare orc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

thanks for the reply guys, i will get onto those tests
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06 Jan 2016   #28
BiZZare orc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

right, after testing all of my drives, i can't conclude that any of them are critically damaged, but then again, i don't really have a clue. anyway, i have attached the screenshots of the HDtune tests and the temps of the drives.
- just remembered that there was nothing under the health section for the WD hard drive. is this OK?
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07 Jan 2016   #29

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Bizarre mate have you also got the Samsung Magician software on board? - it shows up the health of the drive in the SSD. Now it might be worth downloading it and see what it comes up with.

Having said that it may have issues with other hardware components for example my Ivy Bridge desktop not long ago lost the USB ports and the culprit was the Magician software - worth keeping in mind if you use it. It usually causes no problems though. The cure by the way is to uninstall Magician and reinstall it if you want. I chose not to and I think really for what it is worth the magician is really only for the ad hoc use.

The other tool I didn't see was this it is quite safe to use on SSD's SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

Now again for what it is worth it maybe worth a try disconnecting the drives except the boot drive and try running the machine then add the other drives to see if and when the issues start again.
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07 Jan 2016   #30

Windows 10 Pro

SeaTools doesn't support SSD's, one can run it on SSD's but the data may be very untrustful.
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