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Windows 7: BSOD Error, couldnt start PC.

25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
BSOD Error, couldnt start PC.

I fell asleep last night watching a movie and woke up this morning to my PC blue screening and it did it again on start up.
I looked at the dump file and found out it was the thrid time it had bsod'd over night so it was idle atleast one of the times.
im assuming memory problem but ive already ran memtest on all my memory before and they all passed individualy. possibly a driver issue?
all 3 dump files have been uploaded, any help that you could provide would be awesome.
and im not THAT computer savvy so i may need a walk through on what driver it is specificly or whatever it is.

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26 Dec 2009   #2
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Please also run this test: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

Please update this older driver: ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005
It belongs to the Asus ATK0110 ACPI utility (if that's not available, try the AISuite or PCProbe)

Please run Driver Verifier (after updating the above driver) according to these instructions:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and waitfor it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn offDriver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
If that doesn't work, post back and we'll have to see about fixing the registry entry off-line.

More info on this at this link: Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users
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