Computer Help forum


All kinds of BSOD's, propably NTFS

by Vallenhael / April 15, 2015 6:39 AM PDT

Hi, I am completely new here and don't know if I am at the right place, feel free to correct or move me if I am not.
Also English is not my native language, however, I prefer to discuss computer problems in English as it is much easier to find additional information. I will try to express myself as adequately as I can.

So, for the past 3 weeks I have been getting BSODs at completely irregular and random intervals, sometimes none for 5 days, sometimes 4 in 2 hours, and I have officially ran out of ideas what to do.

It all started 1 day after I got a new monitor, though I have no idea whether that is a coincidence or the monitor is to blame. The first one was a bad pool header, the second memory management, by now I have had at least 6 different ones, but you can see all in the minidump files which I've zipped and linked at the end.
Anyway, since I'm not lazy, I tried to fix it. And boy I tried... So far I have:
-Updated Driver
-Ran checkdisk
-Formatted my Hard drives and re installed windows (that helped for about 2 days..)
-Updated all drivers again
-Got kaspersky Antivirus and checked everth.
-Ran windows memory test and memtest86 (0 errors)
-Changed monitor cables to be both DVI (since my GC is known to give BSOD if you use both HDMI and DVI at same time)
-Updated Bios to newest
-Ran CHDSK and updated drivers...again
-Prayed to various deities

And nothing of this had any lasting effect. I keep getting jolly BSODs whenever they please. Sometimes after a browsed crashes. Sometimes while i Install something. Sometimes on Boot up. Sometimes when I start a game, or a game crashes. Sometimes when I Alt-Tab too frequently. I am officially out of ideas what else I could do. If someone suggested me that strapping my PC to my chest and go paragliding would fix it... hell I'd prolly give it a try.
Anyway, here are the basic components of my PC:
Betriebssystemname Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Zusaetzliche Betriebssystembeschreibung Nicht verfuegbar
Betriebssystemhersteller Microsoft Corporation
Systemhersteller To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Systemmodell To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Systemtyp x64-basierter PC
Prozessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 MHz, 4 Kern(e), 8 logische(r) Prozessor(en)
BIOS-Version/-Datum American Megatrends Inc. P2.00, 11.07.2014
SMBIOS-Version 2.7
Windows-Verzeichnis C:\Windows
Systemverzeichnis C:\Windows\system32
Startgeraet \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Gebietsschema Deutschland
Hardwareabstraktionsebene Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Benutzername AntonLabutin-PC\Anton Labutin
Zeitzone Mitteleuropaeische Sommerzeit
Installierter physikalischer Speicher (RAM) 16,0 GB
Gesamter realer Speicher 15,9 GB
Verfuegbarer realer Speicher 13,1 GB
Gesamter virtueller Speicher 31,9 GB
Verfuegbarer virtueller Speicher 28,4 GB
Groesse der Auslagerungsdatei 15,9 GB
Auslagerungsdatei C:\pagefile.sys
Sorry for German, will get English windows language pack ASAP, and post it again. Meanwhile, if any translation questions arise I will gladly answer them. Should additional Info be required, don't hesitate to ask, I will do my best.

Here is the link to the rar with my minidump files, only contains files after Windows re install though, sadly.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: All kinds of BSOD's, propably NTFS
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: All kinds of BSOD's, propably NTFS
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Re: random BSOD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2015 7:04 AM PDT

Since you formatted the hard disk and reinstalled Windows it's quite unlikely that it's the disk, the filesystem or a driver issue. So my first thought was the RAM, but since you tested that and it gave 0 errors, that's unlikely also.
Still, it definitely sounds like a hardware issue.

Things you can try if no-one here has better ideas)
- run with 8 GB RAM (that's easy to do, vary the sticks and the slots).
- other videocard
- other motherboard
- other CPU
You didn't overclock the system, did you? That would be the first thing to undo.

I don't think there's a need to translate that system output to English. It's all very clear to me (but, admittedly, I'm Dutch, not American). And my compliments for your English. It's perfect.


Collapse -
by Vallenhael / April 15, 2015 7:52 AM PDT

I have never overclocked anything manually, and when I was In BIOS to update it, I think i checked it and everything was set to run normally. I have also posted this thread to Windows 7 BSOD forum.
My eyes are also set on hardware, though I dont know if its actually broken or if I installed it poorly. I have a very high amount of crashes in games and software lately. I think something is either wrong with my hard drive or RAM, and my bets are on the hard drive. All the components are relatively new, about 19 months old, it feels hard to believe that I have managed to fry something already.
Its extremely frustrating to test something though, since the system can very well run for a week straight without crashing, so I'd need to test each individual component for atleast 2 weeks to be really sure.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.