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Windows 7: BSOD - W7 x64 Thinkcenter E20

23 Jul 2010   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'd start by pressing Lenovo to track down the kernel-power traps Windows is generating. It's never good when you see these, and if driver verifier and stress testing don't bring the problems out, it may very well be a hardware problem caused by the watchdog catching the CPU doing something bad on S3 or S4. Lenovo is your best next step.


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23 Jul 2010   #12
jmwiles3

Windows 7
 
 

That's the thing though. The system is configured not to ever go into sleep or hibernate mode. While Lenovo has essentially said this is a windows issue, and not a hardware issue.
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23 Jul 2010   #13
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Processors still idle themselves when not in use, especially newer ones. Just because the whole CPU (and system) isn't asleep doesn't mean the CPU isn't entering (and exiting) power states.
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24 Jul 2010   #14
jmwiles3

Windows 7
 
 

Going to wait out this solution from another site. Although I've set the machine to never hibernate/sleep the system, and all of the hardware. There was one setting that might have needed to be changed. The processor power settings in windows were still at 5% minimum and 100% max. I've set this to 100% minimum and left it at 100% max, now.

From what I've read the general idea isn't that it is a hardware issue, but that it is a software issue in how Microsoft handles the power controls in windows itself. Other possible solutions mentioned may be to disable SpeedStep completely in the BIOS. Which was not a widely accepted solution, simply because it was a workaround and not a "fix."

Also, just started seeing today a BSOD for IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, 0xA, 0x18, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF800038DE31B (with no minidump) will apply the hotfix (979444) by Monday to see if this new issue is resolved.
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