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Windows 7: BSoD on startup

20 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
BSoD on startup


Getting random BSoD's on my (relatively) new build.

Built this rig just after Christmas/early this year with all new parts (other than a second SSD that I have games installed on)

This second SSD is not always being recognised in BIOS at boot up. Now starting to wonder if that has something to do with the crashes.

SSD worked fine in previous system as the primary drive.

Sometimes when it IS recognised in BIOS, the game icon shortcuts do not load correctly and all that is there is the MS default icons. I then get a pop up the same as you would get when inserting a DVD or flash drive/memory stick, giving options as to what you want to do.

The BSoD's happen 100% of the time straight after boot up when everything has been loaded. On reboot, the PC runs great and will play games (Crysis3, BF3 etc.) with no issues.

Windows 7 Pro x64
Full retail version
2 months since first install

CPU < 4790K not OC'd
Memory < Corsair Vengeance Pro 9CL 1866 16Gb
Video Card < ASUS Strix GTX970
MotherBoard < MSI Z97 Gaming 3 BIOS 2.0A
Power Supply < Corsair HX750i

RAM was running at XMP speed initially, so I have tried running it with stock settings & still have the BSoD's,

If any more info is required, let me know.

Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Please remove Bitdefender and use Microsoft Security Essentials as alternative while troubleshooting.
Bitdefender uninstall - Repairing or removing Bitdefender Free Edition
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Bitdefender is the cause of multiple crashes.
fffff880`0daeb708  fffff880`01185000Unable to load image avc3.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avc3.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avc3.sys
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20 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Doing that now.

Had Bitdefender on my last build with no issues, hence why I have it now.

Hopefully it is that simple :).

Just so you know, I am GMT + 8 hours and about to hit the sack.

Thanks for helping me out with this. Gets hard at my age trying to nut these things out, even though I try :)
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20 Mar 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Just so you know, I am GMT + 8 hours and about to hit the sack.
I know, saw it already
Let me know how it goes within a few days please. I think a few days at least should be enough to determine if the problem is gone or still persists.
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20 Mar 2016   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

No Worries :).

Just something else I forgot to ask.

After a crash, sometimes some installed software would revert to previous settings. MBAM would say there has never been a scan on this PC. Origin client would put the default files path for saved games back. When starting Crysis3 I would get a message that an update was available, but there is nothing updated (hasn't been for a long time).

Could this be something to do with having an SSD instead of an HDD?

Thanks again.
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21 Mar 2016   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Ok. crash yesterday morning and again this morning. Yesterday was immediately after boot. This morning I had the browser open and about to follow a link when it crashed.

Logs attached.
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21 Mar 2016   #7

Windows 10 Pro

Please remove all items from the startup except for security programs
How to remove items from startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
These programs could interfere with the boot process giving you trouble and increase the boot time.

Please make sure the SSD firmware is up to date and run following tests on the SSD for more information about the status of your SSD.

BSoD on startup Diagnostics Test BSoD on startup

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2016   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Do you want the tests run on each drive?

Running them on the OS drive atm.

Just home from work :)
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22 Mar 2016   #9

Windows 10 Pro

For now only on the OS drive :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2016   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Startup entries disabled.

Checkdisk came up with no problems on all drives.

Both SSD's look ok in HD Tune.
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