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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not save minidumps of my BSOD's

21 Feb 2017   #1

Windows 7 64
Windows 7 does not save minidumps of my BSOD's (added logs)

Hi. I would love to know why my laptop even though I have it set up as to save small 256k minidumps files. I only have old ones from 2013/2014. I used whocrashed but also encounter the same problem there.

I read another thread of someone who had the same problem and I saved a log of my admin events in a zip file.

I use windows 7. chrome. There are s many errors looking at it. I just changed from avira antivirus to avast free .So far no bsod's. Wondering if perhaps it is time to get a new laptop.
Thanks in advance

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21 Feb 2017   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

I believe you must have a pagefile on [C], minimum size of 200 MB to get dump files.
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21 Feb 2017   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi CrazyD,
Can see some errors.
and from your last unfinshed BSOD thread.

Uninstall from programs
Microsoft Security Essentials, if its not showing run this

now please download and

a new MSE
Uninstall Avast
Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal
and Avira
Avira AntiVir Removal Tool - Download

REBOOT into safe mode
run the Avast/Avira uninstallers
(MSE/Avast/Avira are having problems)


Now re-install MSE
please use MSE whilst this thread is running.
From the earlier thread run
sfc /scannow

Your Bios is out of date and i suspect your IRST's as well
please update from here
Support Center | MSI Europe
(model is ms-168a)

There are a lot more errors on your system this is the begining

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21 Feb 2017   #4

Windows 7 64

Thank you. I will do that tomorrow. It is a lot. Stupid me just removed MSE because I had to if i wanted avast/ sigh. Do I have to uninstall Avast? Will come back.

* Did the sf scan. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2017   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Yes please Crazy,
There were remnants of the old install

chkdsk any problems reported?

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22 Feb 2017   #6

Windows 7 64

i. I am already encountering problems. When I click on the link about MSE not properly gone from my pc because it is indeed not showing in the programs uninstall I do get info about fixit but there is no download. I searched and then it brought me to How to manually uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and then I click on the fixit link it brings me to the link you gave.

There were no problems when scanning but I did encounter a bsod and it is about avira or avast. Off to install the avast tool and avira and then reboot in safe mode to run.

Then I am not sure if I am pc knowledgeable enough to update the bios. That being said everything I know about computers did i learn by reading and doing.
Thanks. off to reboot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2017   #7

Windows 7 64

I am still there but not sure what to do. I did not manage to correctly removing mse. I did uninstall and then download the latest you pointed to.
Right now I only have malwarebytes and the the newly reinstalled MSE and I am running a new sFC SCAN but it had no problems when i did it last week.

The avira removal tool was just a pdf file so I searched on google and found it and removed avira. The other link was working which was the avast removal.

Tonight I will let the pc do a chkdsk scan.

Then next step then is the updating of the bios?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2017   #8

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi CrazyDutchwoman,

Yes please.

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