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Windows 7: General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

4 Weeks Ago   #1
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

BSOD diagnostic newbie here.

Looking for some help/direction in diagnosing recurring BSODs.

I've read the posting instructions, and attached the relevant .zip file. If necessary, will make additions/corrections.

Any help appreciated.

BSOD frequency: semi-weekly
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 820 ("Deneb" quad-core; clock: 2.8 GHz)
Motherboard Gateway RS780 (northbridge: AMD 780G; southbridge: AMD SP5100)
Memory DDR2-800, 8 GB (4 GB Crucial + 4 GB Transcend)
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD4350 (clock: 600 MHz nominal, 640 MHz actual)
Hard Drives 1x WD Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS SATA II (7200 RPM, 640 GB); 2x WD Blue WD10EZEX SATA III (7200 RPM, 1,000 GB)




Attached Files
File Type: zip BASEMENTPC-2018_10_20_174726_56.zip (1.69 MB, 3 views)
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4 Weeks Ago   #2
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi DomDiStroia,

All crashes over the last several months (back to april) are GPU related crashes.

Have you replaced any hardware since you have your pc?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
Hi DomDiStroia,

All crashes over the last several months (back to april) are GPU related crashes.

Have you replaced any hardware since you have your pc?

Thanks for the analysis of the dump files.

I believe that the only internal hardware that I've replaced is:

1. ~4 years ago, I replaced 2 1-GB DIMMs of Transcend DDR2-800 SDRAM with 2 2-GB DIMMs of Crucial DDR2-800 SDRAM.

2. ~4 months ago, I replaced the original ~400-Watt PSU with a Thermaltake SP-750PCBUS 750-Watt PSU.

The GPU (? an ATI RV710) is part of the original, pre-installed hardware, and it is on the original, pre-installed (? by Gateway) PCI-e graphics board (an ATI Radeon HD 4350).
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please do the following in the order it is posted.






General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Diagnostics Test General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 HDD TEST

Note   Note
Please run HDTune first, in the order posted!

Run HDTune to
  • check the health,
  • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
  • run a benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
When above is done please make screenshots of the following
  • the health,
  • the error scan,
  • the benchmark incl. following
    • transfer rate,
    • access time,
    • burst rate,
    • cpu usage.

Run SeaTools DOS to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run the long test.
Note   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
Use option TWO with parameter /r
Upload the chkdsk log Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log



Please uninstall Avast using their uninstall tool, then download a fresh installer and reinstall Avast.
Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
Please do the following in the order it is posted.






General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Diagnostics Test General BSOD help; .zip attached; Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 HDD TEST

Note   Note
Please run HDTune first, in the order posted!

Run HDTune to
  • check the health,
  • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
  • run a benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
When above is done please make screenshots of the following
  • the health,
  • the error scan,
  • the benchmark incl. following
    • transfer rate,
    • access time,
    • burst rate,
    • cpu usage.

Run SeaTools DOS to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run the long test.
Note   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
Use option TWO with parameter /r
Upload the chkdsk log Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log



Please uninstall Avast using their uninstall tool, then download a fresh installer and reinstall Avast.
Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

Okay, thanks.

Which HDD(s) should I test? I have 3 WD SATA HDDs installed internally, and 1 Maxtor PATA HDD connected (via USB 2.0) externally.

Also: if all of the crashes since April are "GPU related", what is the purpose of testing the HDD(s)?
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, I haven't updated my reply for hard drive tests lately.

Run the tests on all hard drives/partitions.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
Sorry, I haven't updated my reply for hard drive tests lately.

Run the tests on all hard drives/partitions.

Okay. Will do.

If all of the crashes since April (~6 months worth) are "GPU related", what is the merit/purpose of the HDD tests?
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I just noticed I accidentally checked the wrong logs.
Please ignore the suggestions in the previous post.


Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from AMD. Be sure to install as less as possible software using custom/advanced options, you can use this tutorial to do so AMD Graphics Drivers - Install Without Catalyst Install Manager
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #9
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
I just noticed I accidentally checked the wrong logs.
Please ignore the suggestions in the previous post.


Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from AMD. Be sure to install as less as possible software using custom/advanced options, you can use this tutorial to do so AMD Graphics Drivers - Install Without Catalyst Install Manager

Okay. Will do.

Is it strictly drivers/sofware that is causing the BSODs?

Also: if I uninstall the display driver, how can I install a new one? Won't I be without a GUI?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ever had to reinstall Window entirely where nothing was installed? Windows will in such cases use its default display adapter (Microsoft Basic Display adapter) until a driver for the GPU is installed. You might experience some issues with the display, like resolution changes, but you will be able to install the AMD drivers.
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