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Windows 7: Random BSOD possible hardware/driver incompatibility

04 Nov 2017   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 (6.1, build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600)
Random BSOD possible hardware/driver incompatibility


First time posting here, my name is Dustin and it's nice to virtually meet you :)

So i've been having lots of BSOD issues after building my gaming PC. I initially had a SSD as my main system drive and a GTX 1060, the SSD seemed to have become corrupt or perhaps it was corrupt to begin with (i bought it on ebay) and i reinstalled Win7 on my Seagate HDD, however i still get a random BSOD occasionally, while downloading a large file i.e. a game on Origin, which made me think there may be a problem with the drivers responsible for writing data to the drive...

I had reinstalled Win10 several times when i was unable to install Win7 because 3.0USB drivers were needed, then Win7 once i used the tool from Asus to make an iso which included the 3.0USB drivers.

I swapped the GTX 1060 for a GTX Titan i had, hoping it would eliminate the hardware incompatibility with the motherboard, seemingly the GTX 1060 did not agree with the Asus motherboard and/or drivers.

i've spent countless hours scouring forums trying to troubleshoot, reconfigured both hardware, software and drivers several times and generally stressed out repeatedly for no good reason during the last few weeks trying to get this custom build to work properly.

Your help in solving these unpredictable BSODs is most appreciated!

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04 Nov 2017   #2

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

Hi dharmakitty,

from the update log
FATAL: Device has unsupported processor. Return 80240037.

Take it your running Skylake/Rhyzen type. (MS doesnt want you to)

There are specific requirements needed to install 7 on these processors. @Megahertz07
has provided some install/workarounds for these wait for his reply

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06 Nov 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 (6.1, build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600)

Thank you for your reply,

It didn't occur to me at all it could be the Ryzen CPU

I could try installing Win10 and see if that solves the problem, although having tried that initially, having installed and re-installed Windows 10 i have little faith in that solution. And i'd rather not have to use Win10 if it can be avoided.

Also i've just had a couple of BSODs with the following strings:

I'm just about to give up and send the parts back to the suppliers
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06 Nov 2017   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (6.1, build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600)

HD Tune says there is a Interface CRC Error count of 6. I think the most likely cause of the problem is a faulty SSD (which i got on ebay so no surprise there).

I will try a new SSD once i can afford one. Although that still doesn't explain the BSODs when i used the seagate HDD as the only drive ...
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06 Nov 2017   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Crc count is a communication error, that is usually nothing to worry about as it often happens the first time you boot and never afterwards
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10 Nov 2017   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 (6.1, build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600)

I seem to have solved the BSOD problems. I ran memtest on the two RAM sticks provided and it seems one of them is faulty, i'm currently just using one of them and all works fine. And i am so glad it's just this, and not anything more complicated. Wish i had run memtest a month ago haha.

Please close this thread.

Best wishes,
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