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Windows 7: BSOD says Device Driver Attempting to Corrupt the system

18 Mar 2019   #11
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

it has been over a week that the computer has been broken like this.

I'm pretty much going nuts with frustration.

I have spent money on a tech diagnosis, and a lot of money on new RAM.

Nothing is working.

Am I correct in thinking that even if I "Return to Factory Condition" as the
Hewlett Packard software offers, I will STILL NEED a physical Windows disc
to get running again?


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19 Mar 2019   #12
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Here is the Event Viewer Log, and also Minidump, if that helps.
I cannot run Malwarebytes.


Attached Files
File Type: zip Event Viewer Log March 19.zip (1.97 MB, 3 views)
File Type: zip 031919-13556-01 MARCH 19.zip (386.4 KB, 3 views)
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19 Mar 2019   #13
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

UPDATE: While in Safe Mode I was finally able to get Malwarebytes to launch. It found nothing.
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19 Mar 2019   #14
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Here is a zip of the latest malwarebytes


Attached Files
File Type: zip LatestMalwarebytes.zip (672 Bytes, 1 views)
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19 Mar 2019   #15
philc43

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Can you confirm if Driver Verifier is turned on? One of your minidumps showed a Driver Verifier detected error.

Code:
031819-17971-01.dmp:
DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught.  This is
because the driver was specified in the registry as being suspect (by the
administrator) and the kernel has enabled substantial checking of this driver.
If the driver attempts to corrupt the system, bugchecks 0xC4, 0xC1 and 0xA will
be among the most commonly seen crashes.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000000000e1, Synchronization object address is bogus or pageable.
Arg2: fffff9809c8b4bf0, Synchronization object address.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
Please turn this off: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Then retry your system in normal mode and post any new BSOD mini-dumps.


It looks to me as if you still have traces of AVG on your system:

FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:x64_0xc4_e1_avgtpx64+2784
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19 Mar 2019   #16
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
Can you confirm if Driver Verifier is turned on? One of your minidumps showed a Driver Verifier detected error.

Code:
031819-17971-01.dmp:
DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught.  This is
because the driver was specified in the registry as being suspect (by the
administrator) and the kernel has enabled substantial checking of this driver.
If the driver attempts to corrupt the system, bugchecks 0xC4, 0xC1 and 0xA will
be among the most commonly seen crashes.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000000000e1, Synchronization object address is bogus or pageable.
Arg2: fffff9809c8b4bf0, Synchronization object address.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
Please turn this off: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Then retry your system in normal mode and post any new BSOD mini-dumps.


It looks to me as if you still have traces of AVG on your system:

FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:x64_0xc4_e1_avgtpx64+2784

Thank you for your advice.
What bothers me a lot is that Windows / Microsoft created something that
tells me that there is a bad driver, BUT for no sane reason, Windows does not ALSO
just tell me WHICH SPECIFIC DRIVER IS BAD. Why did they build it this way, with maximum frustration?



I am extremely reluctant to retry Normal Mode any more.
I can currently only boot into Safe Mode.
Anything I do in "Last Known Good Configuration" results
in yet another BSOD.

I have been able to move many things onto an external hard drive.

I just placed an order for some kind of "Restore" disk that supposedly might
either repair or reinstall the system.
Unless you tell me a good reason not to, I will try this out when it arrives two days from now.

Here is the product I plan to try:

Windows 7 All-in-One All Versions 32/64-Bit Repair, Reinstall, Restore Disc
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MFC7AYT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If there are Good Reasons not to try this, please tell me as soon as possible.

If this fails, I will try what you advise.
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19 Mar 2019   #17
philc43

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

In fact the Driver Verifier is telling you that there is a bad driver and it is causing the BSODs. The driver is identified and it is the AVG one. As long as you have Driver Verifier enabled you will get BSODs because that is the way it is designed to work.

As I said before turn Driver Verifier OFF, it puts too much strain on your system and slows it down, it is not meant to be on all the time.

Give this a try before you do anything else. Turn OFF driver verifier and then try normal mode again
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19 Mar 2019   #18
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
In fact the Driver Verifier is telling you that there is a bad driver and it is causing the BSODs. The driver is identified and it is the AVG one. As long as you have Driver Verifier enabled you will get BSODs because that is the way it is designed to work.

As I said before turn Driver Verifier OFF, it puts too much strain on your system and slows it down, it is not meant to be on all the time.

Give this a try before you do anything else. Turn OFF driver verifier and then try normal mode again
Ok, I THINK I turned off Driver Verifier. I rebooted to Normal Mode, and Chrome launched without
an immediate BSOD.

Now what?

How exactly do I locate and remove the Bad Driver at the root of all this trouble?

Bear in mind, I know pretty much ZERO about computers.
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19 Mar 2019   #19
bearcat22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I checked to be sure Windows Firewall and the default Windows antivirus are running.
I tested out Chrome, and it is running with faster speed than I have ever seen.
I tested to see what processes are running. Even though a huge amount of RAM is being used,
the utility opened up in a microsecond, faster than ever before.
I went looking for AVG content, found some, sent it to the recycle bin, and emptied the recycle bin.
The EXTERNAL drive I put a lot of content on is NOT connected.
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19 Mar 2019   #20
philc43

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

All looks good so far. If you do get another BSOD post a new set of logfiles. Enjoy the faster speeds now that Driver verifier is off
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