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Windows 7: BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart

02 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart

Hi guys,

I will try to be as fast as possible while giving all relevant information:

- Had this pc for 5 years, and it always worked fine.
- CPU Temperatures are around 38 idle - ~72 full load- Recently updated Win 7 to Win 10, then the trouble began to happen:
Blue screen each day at the first startup, a couple of minutes after reaching windows.
After restarting all works great, no more blue screen, no failure in benchmark software, etc.
It can happen in the same day if I leave the PC powered off for more than a couple of hours (~2 hrs min)

I tried the following:
- 12 hours of memtest => 0 Errors found
- Reinstalled windows 7 => BSOD occur next day (after also applying updates)
- Updated drivers to the best of my knowledge (from Asus website and from Device Manager -> Search for driver online) => didnt change anything.
- Removed ram pieces, wiped the dust of MB and ram pieces, re-adjusted ram pieces
- Checked all cable connections inside the case
- Extensive Prime 95 benchmarking => no failure
- Used old, guaranteed to work, GPU driver => still BSOD under same conditions
- Increased / Decreased voltages of CPU and Ram => BSOD when too low voltage (of course) and same symptoms when enough voltage
- Changed the BIOS battery => changed nothing
- Approached VooDoo techniques in a shy yet optimistically manner => no help

The error codes of the BSOD are always different so I dont know what to make of this.
Any ideas or similar problems?

Thanks for your time.

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02 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Hi Mikee20,

Welcome to the 7forums.

Please visit Windows Update and install every update available, it may take a couple of times to get them all.

Please uninstall the ASUS software, these pre-installed software are known for causing BSOD's.

This has come up a few times
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Please test your RAM

BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart Diagnostic Test BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 7 Forums

Note   Note

MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Please scan your hard drive(s)

BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart Diagnostics Test BSOD shortly after Power On - All works fine after restart

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

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

Run chkdsk Disk Check
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04 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi axe0,

First of all thanks for your help.

Sorry for the late reply, I've been kind of busy the last days but in between I managed to do the following:

- Run memtest (version 5.1, latest afaik) for 12 hours overnight and in the morning 0 errors but only 4 passes completed and a white text message in the lower part of the screen saying "Test complete, press ESC to exit". This was with SPM disabled - I just booted from usb and let it do its job. So I figured that only 4 passes were completed because of SMP (multi core cpu optimisations) were disabled so I:
- Ran memtest (version 5.1) for 12 hours the next night with SMP enabled; same result: Zero errors, but test completed after 4 passes.

Apart from that also uninstalled any Asus software like you suggested.
And also checked a couple of times for any windows updates (from within windows) but the only available updates are either optional, more specifically the language packs, or an upgrade to Windows 10. Screw you, windows 10 (for now)!
The Seagate HDD tool reported no errors for Short Generic, Basic Test and SMART check. Ran it for my ssd as well...don't judge me ^^!
Also ran chkdsk on C scheduled for after a restart ofc, no errors / problems.

Atm I set all voltages / settings to Auto and it seems stable upon booting after a couple of hours of power off. Fingers crossed but I kinda doubt that the problem has gone away.

Thanks for your help.
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04 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Please run Seatools also for the long generic test, the short generic test usually always passes.
The long generic test is the test that determines if the hard drive has problems.
I won't judge you, it is your decision and I warned you about the results

If you get another BSOD, let me know + use the tool again > upload the zip file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi axe0,

Sorry for the late reply, was a bit busy lately.

- Ran Seatools long generic test it came out as "passed" even if the progress bar stopped at 99%. Is that normal?
- With everything set on Auto on BIOS I still get blue screens, but more random; every couple of hours. I suspect might be due to the wrong voltages set by the Auto setup; thing which got me to override the setting in the first place.

But anyways, I'm attaching the update logs and I'm looking forward to your instructions :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2015   #6

Windows 10 Pro

I must have missed this

It seems you are running an ACER Product ID on an ASUS board.
This makes your installation counterfeit
Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless because it is not known what has been modified to your system.

Host Name:                 xxxx
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:          xxxx
Registered Organization:   
Product ID:                00426-OEM-8992662-00006 <-- ACER Product ID on ASUS board.
Original Install Date:     9/27/2015, 12:35:15 AM
System Boot Time:          10/12/2015, 10:05:49 PM
System Manufacturer:       System manufacturer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2015   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Ok, thank you very much for your time :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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