Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Consistent BSOD

19 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Consistent BSOD

I've been getting a consistent BSOD and can't seem to find the cause.

Here's the pattern:

1) Boot up after being shut down for a while (i.e., overnight).
2) Do whatever for some amount of time. Could be seconds or hours, browsing online, watching a movie, etc.).
3) Start up graphics-intensive game (fallout, elder scrolls, borderlands, etc.).
4) Within 1-5 minutes I get a crash. I don't actually get a blue screen, but the system freezes and I get a loud buzzing out of the speakers.
5) Reboot
6) Continue with no issues. I can go 24 hours running anything and have no problems at all
7) Shut down for a while
8) Back to step 1

I've tried:

Running the memory diagnostics tool, no problems found.
Going through every device in device manager, all drivers updated.
Going to Nvidia's website (my graphics card) and manually downloading drivers, no new drivers found,
Going to MSI's website (my motherboard), same thing.

So is it a hardware or software problem? It seems unlikely that it's a heat problem since I can get the crash right after booting up and then after restarting have no problems for hours. I have dump files but no idea how to read them.

A couple dumps are attached.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2016   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Consistent BSOD

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD driver_power_state_failure consistent
Every time I wake or power on my computer, i get this BSOD within 5-10 minutes or so. I have gone through my control panel and looked for a driver with the little yellow exclamation point, but none of them seem to have problems. Attached is my dump from the SF diagnostic tool, I just clicked Grab...
BSOD Help and Support
Consistent BSOD after boot
I've had my PC for just about 4 years now it was custom built by myself and in those 4 years it has never had a BSOD until today. I first got a BSOD earlier today whilst playing Arkham City, I thought nothing of it and just rebooted my machine and it was working fine for a few hours then I got...
BSOD Help and Support
Need help with consistent BSOD issues
About a year and a half ago I helped my friend build a computer. Basically everything in the computer was bought new, with the exception of the case, the power supply and the cd rom drives. At first everything seemed to work fine, however then it began to show consistent recurring BSOD problems....
BSOD Help and Support
New Computer BSOD Consistent
Brand new computer (specs to follow) with minimal software installed. No regular pattern but usually happens within first 15 minutes of starting the computer, including safe mode. The following is information taken from an analysis software. As you can see there has been numerous crashes within 2...
BSOD Help and Support
Consistent BSOD
Hi Seven Forums, I'm new to this forum so please let me know if I did something wrong. I've had this BSOD problem since 6 months ago and have never figured out the problem. I ran memtest thinking that it was the ram but after leaving it over night, memtest turns out that it was not the...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+