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Windows 7: suspected memory problems, memtest86 won't run

16 Oct 2010   #11
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have been working on getting the drivers updated and noticed today that when i tried to print something, i could'nt. My "devices and printers" tab is inactive and says"32bit" next to it. When i go into devices and printers from control panel it gives me an explorer.exe error stating that there is no program associated with it. Good news is that after uninstalling AVG i was able to run sfc/scannow. Bad news is it could not fix everything. I will include the log. Also i tried doing a repair install and i stil lget a message that states "The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
  • For these items, make the following changes:
  • Uninstall these programs. Open Control Panel and search for "uninstall a program".
    • WindowBlinds 6 (and earlier)"
Again, I don't have this installed on my pc and never have. is it time to copy reformat and reinstall?



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17 Oct 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

James, follow the instructions in this tutorial: https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html. Run the utility, zip and upload the files. We need to see the files with system and application information.

In the meantime, follow the instructions in this tutorial: Default File Type Associations - Restore. This may help with the printer problem.

After we take a look at your system and and application information, you can make a decision about performing a clean install. I apologize for the delayed reply; I was not online very much yesterday.
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17 Oct 2010   #13
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

do you want me to post the files in this thread or a new one?
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17 Oct 2010   #14
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is the requested data. The "devices and printers" tab is not a default programs issue. I think it is something much more sinister.


Attached Files
File Type: zip BSODdata.zip (1.60 MB, 3 views)
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17 Oct 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You definitely have something going on. Have you modified your services, either disabling some or setting some to manual? I find several instances of services failing to start and duplicate services trying to start in looking at your logs. Have you used a registry clearner or modified your registry?

Download and install Malwarebytes, update it and run a quick scan. Let's eliminate malware as a possibility.

I also see that pfc.sys caused a crash. This is a driver for Padus(R) ASPI Shell or Padus R ASPI Shell belongs to the software Padus ASPI Shell or Adobe Audition by Padus, Inc (www.padus.com). This crash happened during loading with only 36 seconds of up time.
Quote:
\SystemRoot\SysWow64\drivers\pfc.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
Before you resort to a clean install, let's make sure your hardware is OK. You already know that you have a RAM issue. Have you tested each RAM stick individually with Memtest? Is your RAM listed on the compatibility list of your motherboard?

Run Prime95 following the instructions in this tutorial:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

Run 3 separate tests, on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs).

Post your results.

I also see that you have a problem device:
Quote:
SMB 1.x MiniRedirector ROOT\LEGACY_MRXSMB10\0000
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17 Oct 2010   #16
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Carl, i tried to update the cyberlink files without success. I was unable to ascertain which version i had therefore unable to update. Updated nVidia mobo drivers, the most current ones were only from 10/09. Pcouffin.sys was found in 3 seperate locations, renamed 2, unable to change the third. Also deleted Blackberry software. I uninstalled AVG and installed Microsoft Security Essentials(FYI, it picked up two virusses that AVG did not, Could this have been the culprit?). Still unable to run Memtest86(black screen only). Although, I don't think that I have had a BSOD since I unistalled AVG. As far as modding my services(?), I don't recall ever doing so. I did use CC cleaner recently, I backed up the registry as it suggested, but I am unable to figure out how to restore the backup. The Problems you see with services starting and stopping multuple times started before that though. I will get to the rest and get back to you as soon as possible.
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18 Oct 2010   #17
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Downloaded malwarebytes, no malware. Padus api shell probably came from nVidia purevideo.
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18 Oct 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Sounds like you are making progress. I am glad to hear you have not had another BSOD. I suspected a virus may have had a hand in this. By the way, did you received my PM (private message)?

When you have the opportunity, run a deep scan with Malwarebytes. I don't think it will find anything; but let's make sure.

Restoring the registry. Read this tutorial carefully. Note that you can use a restore point and restore your system files as well as the registry or you can restore just the registry form registry backups (registry exports). Registry - Backup and Restore.

A word of caution about using any registry cleaner. Ccleaner's registry cleaner is pretty safe. However, no registry cleaner is 100% safe. Only delete keys that you know are obsolete and belong to software you have uninstalled. Review each key before you delete it. If you are not sure what that key does or what it is for, leave it. Obsolete keys will not hurt your system; Windows simply ignores them. Win 7 manages the registry much differently and much more efficiently than did XP of even Vista. Registry cleaning is not necessary; Win 7 will not bog down as XP did. There are a lot of keys that MS has included in the registry, particularly file extensions, that may not be used at the moment. However, these keys may well be used by when you install additional software. Registry cleaners will target these keys for deletion; don't delete them. There is a lot of interworking between some registry keys and deleting one can screw up your system. Again, only delete keys you know are associated with programs you have uninstalled.

The "magic" date for third party drivers is July 13, 2009 or later. Drivers dated July 13, 2009 or later should be good to go with Win 7. Drivers dated prior to July 13, 2009 are not designed for Win 7. That said, some with earlier dates in 2009 may work as they are Vista drivers. Drivers prior to to 2009 are more than likely not going to work.

There is an updated version of 000.fcl available for Cyberlink. Your version of Cyberlink is CyberLink PowerDVD 8 (version 8.04 ?).
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18 Oct 2010   #19
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you Carl. Your help is greatly appreciated. I will work on this tonight and get back to you asap. Yes sir, I did get your pm. I first have to figure out when I will have time.
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18 Oct 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very good; just let me know.
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