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Windows keeps going into BSOD randomly without reason

December 6, 2012 at 03:44:22
Specs: Windows 95, 98, ME,, Pentium 2 - Pentium

Hey I am having a SERIOUS problem. Windows keeps going into Blue Screen upon turn on, restart and resume from sleep mode and it won't stop. I managed to dump the information and saved it in a picture:

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/vista1...

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/vista2...

This happens when I use Vista and Windows 7. It doesn't occur in Windows XP. Is there any hints on how to fix this?

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#1
December 6, 2012 at 05:15:15

It is probably time you updated your CN profile as the system you are having a problem with is clearly not a Pii running win95,98 or ME.

It appears you have a multiboot system with XP, Vista and Win7 installed however this may not be the case. You just might have several harddrives that you swap out to use different op system Since your problem only exhibits in Vista & 7, but not in XP it is unlikely to be a hardware issue. IRQ NOT LESS OR EQUAL stop errors are usually related to incompatible drivers so have you made any hardware or software changes immediately prior to the manifestation of the problem? Please also provide a full description of the system including the multiboot setup.

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December 6, 2012 at 05:44:30


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#3
December 6, 2012 at 05:59:10

If you're not having problems with WinXP on the same box, I'd assume it's a driver issue. If you still have it, I could throw your minidump into the ol' debugger and see what driver it says caused the crash.

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#4
December 6, 2012 at 13:36:56

Richard, this is not a computer with Multiple hard drives and I am not dual booting, this is a Shuttle Glamor S113G Mini PC and I put Vista on it at the moment.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shuttle-XPC...

This is what I have in it:

1. Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 with 2 GB DDR2 PC 6400.
2. 320 GB hard drive and Lite On DVD-RW both SATA
3. NVidia GeForce 8400 GS
4. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro (card only)

I don't know if it is the sound card at fault because I believe that the system does this due to motherboard compatibility issues and it used to do the same thing with a different sound card in it as well.

Razor, how do I do that? I did change the crash option to minidump and used the minidump reader to obtain the pictures I linked on here.

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#5
December 6, 2012 at 13:40:01

I managed to obtain the Minidump file:

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/shuttl...

Is it possible to obtain more information out of it?

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#6
December 6, 2012 at 14:11:16

Nihal Fernando: Is it possible to obtain more information out of it?

Could not find the E:\Mini120412-01.dmp Dump File, Win32 error 0n1392

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Apparently not with that minidump. Corrupted dumps are rare. Check for updated SATA / RAID / whatever interface your system uses. If you have the most up-to-date drivers, it's time to do some serious hardware diagnostics.

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#7
December 6, 2012 at 14:21:58

Razor, can you not read the file? I just zipped it I don't know if that corrupted it but here is the direct file (I changed it from .dmp to .zip since my web server doesn't have that MIME Entry):

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/Mini12...

It works well with the minidump reader I used. Can you confirm this?

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic
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#8
December 6, 2012 at 15:25:56

Yep, it's corrupt. I can't imagine that dump reader you used does much validation at all, and it's just silently eating errors. You'll notice most of the fields are left blank, and the information it does grab is at the very beginning of the dump file.

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#9
December 7, 2012 at 04:27:53

It just happened again, but I managed to write down the Blue Screen message:

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

0x0000004E (0x00000099, 0x00512A4F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

It appears that it is not dumping to the minidump file that I thought it was.

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#10
December 7, 2012 at 05:17:52

Run RAM tests. If they're successful run CHKDSK. Preferably with /R.

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#11
December 9, 2012 at 14:38:25

Okay I think I am planning to put Windows XP back on this system, but before I do, I went into BIOS and changed one setting.

I ENABLED the "Limit CPUID MaxVal" feature in the BIOS and then booted into Vista and then the BSOD does not happen anymore like it used to. However, then Windows gave me information about the blue screens:

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/vista3...

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/vista4...

I am not sure what is going on but when I went back to BIOS and disabled the "Limit CPUID MaxVal", the blue screens are not happening, but I rebooted and enabled it back. What does "Limit CPUID MaxVal" mean?

Intel Virtualization Technology is enabled as well, but I left that alone since I doubt that is the cause.

The Blue Screens are random, they are either PFL, or IRQ, and I remember the next one was win32k.sys, so I don't know what is going on.

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#12
December 9, 2012 at 14:42:56

I looked at my settings and it is telling me that I have only 1.8 GHz instead of the full 2.4 GHz and I don't see a speed difference either. Is CPUID MaxVal limiting my CPU Speed? I have the feeling that my CPU is overheating since sometimes the computer freezes unexpectedly. This is a very small case since it is a Shuttle Glamour XPC. I am using the ICE Stock Cooling which came with the case.

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic
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#13
December 9, 2012 at 16:49:04

It went into Blue Screen again a few hours later. It took twice just to go back into Windows. I managed to collect all the MINIDUMP files:

http://www.jnfzone.com/nihal/minidu...

I think I am just going to put XP on this system.

My screename used to be superjnf, but eversince I could connect my facebook, I am going to start using this.

I also create songs, check these out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/judenihalmusic


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#14
December 9, 2012 at 18:53:26

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not downloading anything. The 1st thing you need to do is disable the auto-restart feature:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

Then when you get a blue screen, post the error message & STOP code like you did in response #9. Most likely your RAM is bad, test it as was suggested.

http://www.memtest.org/


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#15
December 9, 2012 at 19:04:52

So, how did those RAM tests and HDD tests go?

EDIT: Out of all of your dumps, only Mini120712-02.dmp would load, and its not in a happy state. According to the dump, it was caused by ExQueryPoolUsage. Either you have faulty software in the kernel, or you have faulty hardware. Given what you've told me and what I've seen in the crash dumps, the safe bet is faulty RAM.

riider: I'm not downloading anything.
Relax, they're just a collection of minidumps.

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