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Windows 7: Spontaneous, repeated reboots with occasional BSOD

05 Oct 2015   #11

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

All of the dump files are corrupt again so there's nothing I can analyse. Is this a work PC considering it's running Enterprise?

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13 Oct 2015   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
If you can't beat them . . .

About 75% of the abends I suffered caused BSODs that just sat there staring at me. They claimed they were taking a dump but the HDD activity LED was off. On occasion, because I wasn't in the room, the system sat idle on the BSOD for a number of minutes. When I returned, I cycled power. No doubt, this is the source of the corrupted dumps. The rest of the time, it appeared that the system did manage to write a dump to the HDD, and then it went ahead and rebooted on its own. Or it simply rebooted without generating a BSOD. But the preponderance of failures did not seem to take proper dumps so this kind of got in our way here.

Abends. Shows you in what era I was brought up.

So anyway, this problem is solved. You can see how in my System Specs. Along the way I have blundered my way to losing 2 of my 3 data partitions (backups are 6 months old . . . bad on me) and I managed to make not one but TWO Windows 7 boot partitions unbootable. And oh by the way, SYSPREP failed to prep my sys. So now I'm back up, more or less, on Windows 7 Professional x64 on a new system. (I was running Enterprise because that's what my friend had for installing where he works, and that's what he gave me. But it's a home system.) I quite frankly don't care what the root cause of this problem was because now I have an even nicer system. But I do appreciate your diligence here. I'll expect no less in the future.

Actually, I expect to not have this happen again.
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