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Windows 7: BSOD

02 May 2010   #1
fabstern

win7 ultimate 64
 
 
BSOD

Hello WSF members

I've installed win7 64bits ultimate a few weeks ago. Since then, i've come across multiple BSOD. I believe it had to do with Bios settings, finding the right settings. At one point, i thought BSOD were behind me, but a few minutes ago, i got a new one.

Here is a resume of my PC and the minidump i collected using the SF Diagnostic Tool v2.02. I hope you have an idea on how to solve this.

best regards,
Fabrice


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03 May 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fabstern View Post
Hello WSF members

I've installed win7 64bits ultimate a few weeks ago. Since then, i've come across multiple BSOD. I believe it had to do with Bios settings, finding the right settings. At one point, i thought BSOD were behind me, but a few minutes ago, i got a new one.

Here is a resume of my PC and the minidump i collected using the SF Diagnostic Tool v2.02. I hope you have an idea on how to solve this.

best regards,
Fabrice
Code:
CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
 or data. See http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/64bitPatching.mspx
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
 debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
 "bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
 breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
1. Update as many drivers as you can. Focus on video, sound, networking, wireless, printing.

2. What are you doing when this happens?

3. Run MemTest86+, Chkdsk /R in a command prompt, and Prime95 in Blend Mode for 2+ passes.

Let us know the results.
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03 May 2010   #3
fabstern

win7 ultimate 64
 
 

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1. Update as many drivers as you can. Focus on video, sound, networking, wireless, printing.
All drivers are seemingly up to date. This computer is a DAW so i optimized it following those recommendations

# set plugins location in Windows 7
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VST
reset VSTPluginsPath to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\Cubase 5\VSTPlugins"

# Background Services
Processor scheduling should be set to background services and not Programs.
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings >
Advanced Tab > Background Services

# swap file
put on drive that is not os or audio writing drive like samples drive
set to 1.5x ram 4gb ram = 6.139 gb swap fixed size, not system managed.

# video for nvidia geforce 9800 gt
3d Settings / Adjust image settings with preview / use my preference emphasizing / performance
set physx configuration / disabled

# Visual Effects for best performance
Advanced tab: Press Settings tab under Performance Visual Effects tab: set to Adjust for Best Performance.
Special note: to maintain sync on my rme 9562 check:
Enable Desktop composition
Smooth edges of screen fonts (enable clear type)
Use visual styles on windows and buttons

# System protection
Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings ->
System Protection -> Protection Settings Configure -> except for C:, Turn off System Protection (make backups)

# Remote Assistance
Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings ->
Remote - Disable Remote Assistence

# Disable audio drive write caching
Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Hardware ->
Device Manager -> Select Audio Drive -> Right Click -> Properties -> Policies -> Disable Write Caching

# Indexing
Control Panel -> Performance Information and Tools -> Adjust Indexing Options ->
Modify -> click on bottom entries and deselect all checkboxes

# Power settings
Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Performance Information and Tools ->
Adjust power settings -> Change plan settings -> Set everything to Never (don't save power)
Change Advanced Power Settings and manually go through each one.

# Disable unused hardware
Control Panel -> Hardware and Sond -> Device Manager ->
Disable all devices you don't use (ie. integrated SoundCards and such)

# Disable defrag schedule
Start -> type 'defrag' and select Disk Defragmenter -> Configure Schedule -> Deselect 'Run on a schedule'

# Disable Windows Defender
Click the “Start Orb” and type in defender into the text box.
Select Windows Defender from the items that appear in the window above.
Select Tools from the main Windows Defender screen. Select Options from the Settings section.
From the left navigation pane, select Administrator.
Now remove the check mark from the box labeled Use this program. Click the Save button in the bottom right corner.
Click Yes when prompted to make the change. And now Windows Defender is turned off
If you check the Services section of the Task Manager you’ll see that Windows Defender has been stopped.

#Disable Screen Saver
Click on the Screen Saver tab, Set Screensaver to None, Press the Power button near the bottom

#Disable Fast User Switching
run gpedit.msc
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
To Disable Fast User Switching:

Set Hide entry points for Fast User Switching to Enabled. By enabling the policy, Administrators can hide the Switch user button in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager.
To Enable Fast User Switching:

Set Hide entry points for Fast User Switching to Not configured for enabling Fast User Switching.

#Run Disk Cleanup
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools \ Open disk cleanup

#Disable offline files
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center \ Manage offline files \ disable

#Disable Autoplay
* Type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box and then press ENTER to open the Group Policy Editor.
* Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components > click Autoplay Policies.
* In the RHS Details pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay to open the Properties box.
* Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay on box to disable Autorun on all drives.
* Restart.

#Disable Disc Indexing
Indexing Service is a service that extracts the information from a set of documents and organizes it in a way that makes it quick and easy to access that information through the Windows XP Search function, the Indexing Service query form, or a Web browser.

* Open My Computer. Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.
* At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches"
uncheck this and click ok. A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.

#Disable background applications - Background applications start up when your computer starts up and can use up unneccesary resources. To prevent these from starting up go to Start » Run and type "msconfig" in the run box. Click on the "startup tab" and disable (uncheck) programs such as "taskmon", "load power profile", "real player", "office startup", "winamp agent" and so on. Keep programs like "scan registry", "system tray" and programs relating to interfacing with your audio card (such as console software to control its features).

#Disable Remote Desktop (I enable this for my convenience)
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"

#Disable Internet Synchronise Time (it updates once a week or so, so i leave it on)
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time > Untick "Automatically synchronize with an internet time server"


as well as turning off Core Parking as suggested here
Windows 7 & Core Parking .... a *better* way to Turn It OFF ....

and forcing my video card to stay in 3d low profile or something mode as described here to avoid audio lagging on Fireface 400
Gearslutz.com - View Single Post - HOWTO: Low DPC latencies (<100 us) on bootcamped Macbooks (Pro)

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2. What are you doing when this happens?
It varies from intense file moving, unraring, etc. to nothing at all.
As i write you, i've just experienced a new BSOD (050310-77501-01.zip). This time i was browsing the web, without using lots of ressources.

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3. Run MemTest86+, Chkdsk /R in a command prompt, and Prime95 in Blend Mode for 2+ passes. Let us know the results.
I chkdsk /f /r after every BSOD. 4-5 last times, there was nothing to fix. Before that, win7 wouldn't reboot, i had to restore the sys. I'm still in the process of getting to know SSD harddisk. So far, it seems that when files get messed up, after a BSOD for example, the importance of the impact is more unpredictable then with old HDs.

Soon after launch, MemTest86+ v4.00 detected failures. I don't know how to interpret them : is my RAM irremediably dying or could it be a Bios wrong setting ?


Thanks again for your expertise Jelyman

Fab

edit : added one more BSOD minidump and Ram test screen capture
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03 May 2010   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The failed memtest screen capture you showed me pretty much confirms what i thought the NEW bsod was going to say:

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)

An 0x0000001a BSOD is almost ALWAYS caused by RAM that's pooping it's pants uncontrollably [I love my analogies, don't you?]

At this point, I would suggest replacing the ram, seeing as the errors are spread out. If you have two 2gb sticks, replace both of them, if you have 4 1gb sticks, It looks like sticks 2 and 4 might be bad. [based on where on the scale of 1-4096 the errors are happening]

When memtest scans, it looks to see if the info it puts into the ram comes out the same. If it doesn't the particular bits are marked as bad on the scan.
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