Solved Any ideas why My PC crashes every morning?

May 29, 2013 at 04:03:54
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, Intel Core Duo E7500@ 2.9Ghz /2.00 GB
Hello friends,I hope I posted this to the right category
the last week and after I made a clean install of Windows 7, with the latest drivers I will get a crash/freeze every time I open my PC in the morning and always during surfing (Chrome/Firefox tested so far)it will crash after 5-15'! I noticed every time that's going to crash the hard disc will keep reading and reading and then it will freeze/crash.
If I just work with my desktop and other programs it will run just fine. Then I will close it sometime in the afternoon, open it after 1-2 hours and it will run OK including surfing the first 5-15' minutes until I shut it down! Now I installed all the 13.x series of my Catalyst drivers (I own an ATI Radeon HD5450 gfc) and got the same thing..I make a memory test and checked the disk for errors, and they showed nothing.
Got any ideas?
Thanks for reading.

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June 1, 2013 at 12:12:39
"So now it's an overheat problem"
Without carefully re-reading the entire thread I would have thought that is still on the cards. Make sure you clean the CPU heatskink, fans, vents etc. It's a good thing to do anyhow.

While you are in there I would be inclined to clean all edge connectors with a pencil eraser (particularly RAM) then pop things in and out a few times to ensure the sockets are also clear of oxide.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
May 29, 2013 at 04:34:15
"Got any ideas? "

Did you delete all the partitions & Format to NTFS during the W7 install?

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...


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#2
May 29, 2013 at 05:11:19
What tests did you perform on your memory and hard drive? I would retest with Memtest from outside of Windows (bootable CD), Let it run through all tests. If completely clean, then I would use your hard drive mfg's test utility or Seatools from Seagate and run the longest test, from DOS version, also via a bootable CD you can make.
If both of these come out clean, then you can rule these out completely.
Also running these tests outside of Windows, if you do get a freeze, it is hardware, if not, it probably is with Windows, partitions, correct drivers, etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
May 29, 2013 at 07:02:16
Do you get a blue screen before it shuts down? Have you disabled the auto-restart feature?

http://helpdesk.wisc.edu/page.php?i...


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#4
May 29, 2013 at 07:54:51
What was the reason for doing the clean install?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
May 29, 2013 at 13:50:52
@JohnW
No I didn't I just selected the C: drive (Windows) and clicked format (NTFS)

@Fingers
I run windows memtest and the typical check for disc errors which rebooted my system and run outside of windows (dos mode).

@riider
no I don't sometimes I get blue screens (compare to the last week they are very few like one two) and most of the times it will freeze totaly.

Now this afternoon when I opened it after 2 hours it crashed again twice, leaving me a black screen at first while I was using Chrome and again the next time I had to push the reset button, doing the same thing, trying to surf the internet! So...the thing is that it will crash at any point when I will try to use either Firefox or Explorer or Chrome loading pages! It's really annoying cause otherwise the system is stable, I don't get random freezes...A final word on this sometimes if it manages to recover I will get a 'your driver has stopped responding and has been recovered' type of message.


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#6
May 29, 2013 at 14:04:55
"No I didn't I just selected the C: drive (Windows) and clicked format (NTFS)"

1: Download & run Unhide
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
A introduction as to what this program does.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
For those of you who no longer have the %Temp%\Smtmp folder, you will not be able to use Unhide to restore your Start Menu items. With this in mind, I have created some scripts to restore the default Start Menu for specific versions of Windows that I have access to. You can view the available versions below. I will be adding more as time goes on.
Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run, it does take some time, be patient. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.
When Unhide is complete, it will create a logfile on the Windows Desktop called Unhide.txt. Let me know if it dosn't produce a log please.

2: Reboot

3: Please download and run ListParts by Farbar (for 32-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
Please download and run ListParts64 by Farbar (for 64-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
Click on the Scan button.
The scan results will open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the contents into your reply.
If Listparts won't run. May get the message > The disk management services could not complete the operation
1: Restart the computer. Any messages after the reboot?
2: Delete your copy of ListParts and download the latest ListParts and this time put in on the root of C drive (start => My Computer => C drive). Run ListParts and post the log.
Run ListParts, Copy & Paste the contents of the log please.


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#7
May 29, 2013 at 14:17:57
Just to clarify, the reason I asked why you did the clean install (#4) is in case you have some hardware issue that is causing both the original problem and the present one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
May 29, 2013 at 16:00:47
I am beginning to suspect that your power supply is either inadequate or starting to go. Post your power supply make and model, Wattage and Amperage on its 12 Volt Rail(s) as well as other components (especially graphics) so we can possibly see if this is likely. Also post voltages as shown in your BIOS since any voltages that are more than 5% from nominal would be a good indication that the power supply is either of poor quality or beginning to go bad.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
May 30, 2013 at 02:23:58
Hi guys,
@Johnw
OK here we go
1.I run unhide and it did produce a log file (tell me if you need the results from it)
2.I run ListParts and here are the results

ListParts by Farbar Version: 10-05-2013
Ran by Uriel (administrator) on 30-05-2013 at 12:11:19
Windows 7 (X86)
Running From: E:\Utilities\ZMisc
Language: 0409
************************************************************

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 32%
Total physical RAM: 2047.09 MB
Available physical RAM: 1390.39 MB
Total Pagefile: 4094.17 MB
Available Pagefile: 3258.91 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1956.97 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

2 Drive c: (WD-800-Win7) (Fixed) (Total:39.94 GB) (Free:20.93 GB) NTFS ==>[Drive with boot components (obtained from BCD)]
3 Drive d: (WD-800-Slack) (Fixed) (Total:39.93 GB) (Free:39.8 GB) NTFS
4 Drive e: (WD-800-Files) (Fixed) (Total:660.45 GB) (Free:306.03 GB) NTFS

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 745 GB 5120 KB

Partitions of Disk 0:
===============

Disk ID: 899616C1

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 39 GB 1024 KB
Partition 0 Extended 700 GB 39 GB
Partition 3 Logical 39 GB 39 GB
Partition 4 Logical 660 GB 79 GB
Partition 2 Recovery 5000 MB 740 GB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 2 C WD-800-Win7 NTFS Partition 39 GB Healthy System (partition with boot components)

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 3
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 D WD-800-Slac NTFS Partition 39 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 4
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 4 E WD-800-File NTFS Partition 660 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 2
Type : 27
Hidden: Yes
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 5 Recovery NTFS Partition 5000 MB Healthy Hidden

======================================================================================================
============================== MBR Partition Table ==================

==============================
Partitions of Disk 0:
===============
Disk ID: 899616C1
Partition 1: (Active) - (Size=40 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
Partition 2: (Not Active) - (Size=5 GB) - (Type=27)
Partition 3: (Not Active) - (Size=700 GB) - (Type=OF Extended)


****** End Of Log ******

@Derek
The reason for making a clean install was a response to cure the freezes, cause I had Windows 7 preinstalled and worked fine for about 2 years.

@Fingers
Will do that as soon as possible, I begin to suspect something like that too!

Now today I did more experimenting, I booted on safe mode with networking, I immediately opened chrome and surfed for 30'-40' minutes all was fine! Then I booted Windows 7 and done the same thing...and got no freezes or crashes...o.0


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#10
May 30, 2013 at 03:41:19
"1.I run unhide and it did produce a log file (tell me if you need the results from it)"
Yes please.

"2.I run ListParts and here are the results"
All good, no nasties hiding.


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#11
May 30, 2013 at 04:41:12
Here are the Unhide results :
Unhide by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2013 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Unhide.exe can be found at this link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...

Program started at: 05/30/2013 12:01:46 PM
Windows Version: Windows 7

Please be patient while your files are made visible again.

Processing the A:\ drive
Finished processing the A:\ drive. 0 files processed.

Processing the C:\ drive
Finished processing the C:\ drive. 160192 files processed.

Processing the D:\ drive
Finished processing the D:\ drive. 8 files processed.

Processing the E:\ drive
Finished processing the E:\ drive. 25150 files processed.

The C:\Users\Uriel\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\ folder does not exist!!
Unhide cannot restore your missing shortcuts!!
Please see this topic in order to learn how to restore default
Start Menu shortcuts: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...

Searching for Windows Registry changes made by FakeHDD rogues.
- Checking HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
* Start_ShowMyDocs was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowMyMusic was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowMyPics was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowPrinters was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowSetProgramAccessAndDefaults was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowUser was set to 0! It was set back to 1!
* Start_ShowMyGames was set to 0! It was set back to 1!

Program finished at: 05/30/2013 12:06:06 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 4 minute(s), and 19 seconds(s)


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#12
May 30, 2013 at 04:45:17
Registry entries have been reset to where they should be, lets dig further.

Run RogueKiller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://majorgeeks.com/RogueKiller_d...
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/file...
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKi...
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKi...
Download & SAVE to your Desktop.
Quit all programs that you may have started.
Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
For Windows XP, double-click to start.
Wait until Prescan has finished ...
Then Click on "Scan" button
Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
click on "delete"
Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop
Exit/Close RogueKiller.


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#13
May 30, 2013 at 04:49:39
"and the typical check for disc errors which rebooted my system and run outside of windows (dos mode)"

Copy & Paste the contents of the log please.

Viewing your chkdsk report Windows Vista & Windows 7 (W7)
http://janetalkstech.com/2009/windo...
Viewing the system log for the scan results of Check Disk (Wininit)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
Administrative tools - Event viewer - Windows logs - Application - Click on 'source' at the middle top to sort by ascending/ descending order. Locate 'wininit' and click on it to view.


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#14
May 30, 2013 at 11:42:23
Ok got them, here we go

RogueKiller results:
RogueKiller V8.5.4 [Mar 18 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/file...
Website : http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekil...
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/

Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Uriel [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 05/30/2013 15:35:16
| ARK || FAK || MBR |

¤¤¤ Bad processes : 0 ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 4 ¤¤¤
[HJ DESK] HKCU\[...]\ClassicStartMenu : {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} (1) -> REPLACED (0)
[HJ DESK] HKCU\[...]\NewStartPanel : {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} (1) -> REPLACED (0)
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} (1) -> REPLACED (0)
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> REPLACED (0)

¤¤¤ Particular Files / Folders: ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Driver : [LOADED] ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ HOSTS File: ¤¤¤
--> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

¤¤¤ MBR Check: ¤¤¤

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: WDC WD8000AARS-00Y5B1 ATA Device +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] c620dd3d730b5dfe306daba343c26b2d
[BSP] 56427b7d68ca5aee4dbfb93612f606da : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 40898 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] ACER (0x27) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 1552580608 | Size: 5000 Mo
2 - [XXXXXX] EXTEN-LBA (0x0f) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 83762910 | Size: 717190 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

Finished : << RKreport[2]_D_05302013_02d1535.txt >>
RKreport[1]_S_05302013_02d1534.txt ; RKreport[2]_D_05302013_02d1535.txt
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
chkdsk results:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is WD-800-Win7.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
52224 file records processed. File verification completed.
35 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
76148 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
52224 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 159 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 159 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 159 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
11963 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
6937184 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

41880430 KB total disk space.
9833368 KB in 39966 files.
31764 KB in 11964 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
126838 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
31888460 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
10470107 total allocation units on disk.
7972115 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 cc 00 00 e6 ca 00 00 ba a2 01 00 00 00 00 00 ................
2f 00 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 /...,...........
08 8e 12 00 50 01 11 00 c8 18 11 00 00 00 11 00 ....P...........

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

@Fingers
My PSU is 450W and all I could find from my motherboard information was
VCore
+3.30V | 1.296V
3.264V
+5.00V| 5.112V
+12.00V| 11.932V

I hope this helps, if anything else is needed I will do my best to provide it to you!
Thank you all for your time.


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#15
May 30, 2013 at 15:05:05
"RogueKiller results:"
Good result, normal work done there.

"chkdsk results:"
"Windows has checked the file system and found no problems"
"0 KB in bad sectors"
All good, your hard drive is in normal condition.


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#16
May 30, 2013 at 15:06:51
Copy & paste the dump (.dmp ) file onto your desktop & then upload it to a site of your choosing or use Image Uploader. Post the link please.
Minidump file is located in C:\Windows\Minidump
Kernel memory dump is located in C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
Startup and Recovery Settings
http://screenshots.leeindy.com/syst...
If the folders are empty > Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
Then select Advanced system settings Tab on the left menu.
Under the Startup and Recovery section, click on Settings.
Make sure "Write an event to the system log" is checked and "Automatically Restart" is unchecked. In the drop down menu under "Write Debugging Information," select Small memory dump (64KB or 128 KB) press OK and OK again.
Now next time the comp has a problem, get the EXACT error message off the screen & see if there is a .dmp file in the Minidump folder.
If it is still empty, repeat the process, but change > Small memory dump to > Kernel memory dump.
How to Enable Kernel Memory Dumps
http://www.mcci.com/mcci-v5/support...
To have Windows Create a Small memory dump (Minidump) File on BSOD
A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 7)
wmic RECOVEROS set DebugInfoType = 3
Close the elevated command prompt.
Restart the computer to apply.
Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649
If a .dmp file is produced, upload it to a site of your choice, or use Image Uploader. Give us the link.
Image Uploader
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://zenden.ws/imageuploader_ru
How to use
http://i.imgur.com/FhtnM6c.gif
http://i.imgur.com/vf3B7ee.gif
http://i.imgur.com/txFkgpT.gif

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#17
May 31, 2013 at 01:03:11
Is there a way to recover previous crashdumps? I accidentally went to zip them inside the Minidump folder and without warning Windows deleted them :\

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#18
May 31, 2013 at 01:13:00
Opp's, did you look in the recycle bin?

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#19
May 31, 2013 at 02:50:41
Yes I did right away! Nothing..

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#20
May 31, 2013 at 03:09:34
Make sure, show hidden Files & Folders is checked.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

Install UltraSearch
http://www.softpedia.com/get/File-m...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.jam-software.com/ultrase...

In Options, check > Include Folders.

Do 4 separate searches.

1: .dmp
2: Dump
3: dmp ( no dot in front of the the d )
4: minidump

If you find the file, only need the latest, no need to zip it.
Make sure you copy & paste, the files are not for moving.


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#21
May 31, 2013 at 13:55:22
Yes I found many of them under C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG
Here is the latest dump (from this morning..)
http://dfiles.eu/files/9wsvdhd7q

I used a program called WhoCrashed and managed to read some of the dumps, they all involed error like bccode 116 and 119, or atimkdag.sys atimkpag.sys and dxgkrnl.sys..I downloaded an official fix (patch_ from Microsoft about the so called TDR Time out), which is a registry entry and it did nothing..also I expanded the original atimkxxx.sy_ files and replaced them under Windows\System32\Drivers...but with no further improvement. Is there a hope for a solution to this problem :S


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#22
May 31, 2013 at 14:19:23
Looks like a graphics driver issue, see this:
http://www.computertipsfree.com/fix...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#23
May 31, 2013 at 15:52:40
I will try this and see what happens!

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#24
May 31, 2013 at 16:01:51
Here is the complete analysis for the record.

* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED (117)
The display driver failed to respond in timely fashion.
(This code can never be used for real bugcheck).
Arguments:
Arg1: 850453a8, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: 9323615e, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g owner tag).
Arg3: 00000000, The secondary driver specific bucketing key.
Arg4: 00000000, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
------------------

TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : e:\dump_analysis\program\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

FAULTING_IP:
atikmpag+615e
9323615e ?? ???

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_TIMEOUT

TAG_NOT_DEFINED_202b: *** Unknown TAG in analysis list 202b


BUGCHECK_STR: 0x117

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

STACK_TEXT:
821ea9b4 932f2663 00000000 9323615e 8659d008 dxgkrnl!TdrUpdateDbgReport+0x68
821eaa20 932f1a29 00000000 00000001 850453a8 dxgkrnl!TdrCollectDbgInfoStage1+0x715
821eaa40 9332d92c 00000000 00000000 821eab04 dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0xfe
821eaab8 93354d55 fffffcfb 00005385 00000000 dxgmms1!VidSchiReportHwHang+0x3c0
821eaae4 93357f58 8659d008 821eab04 00000102 dxgmms1!VidSchWaitForCompletionEvent+0x16f
821eab64 9335865b 86626000 85bcad08 86626940 dxgmms1!VidSchiWaitForCompletePreemption+0x54
821eabdc 93358fd1 8659d008 00000001 85bcad08 dxgmms1!VidSchiSendToExecutionQueueWithWait+0x10f
821ead18 93359279 00bcad08 865bcd10 821ead3c dxgmms1!VidSchiSubmitRenderCommand+0x809
821ead28 93359516 85bcad08 82c38fa5 8659d008 dxgmms1!VidSchiSubmitQueueCommand+0x61
821ead3c 933595bd 8659d008 00000000 863dd438 dxgmms1!VidSchiRun_PriorityTable+0x24
821ead50 82df2532 8659d008 a7fcc9a2 00000000 dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x7f
821ead90 82c938b9 9335953e 8659d008 00000000 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x9e
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiThreadStartup+0x19


STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
atikmpag+615e
9323615e ?? ???

SYMBOL_NAME: atikmpag+615e

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: atikmpag

IMAGE_NAME: atikmpag.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4ddc6890

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x117_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

BUCKET_ID: 0x117_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
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#25
May 31, 2013 at 16:04:05
"I will try this and see what happens!"

You & Derek seem to be on the right track.

More fixes here if needed.

https://www.google.com/search?q=VID...


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#26
June 1, 2013 at 01:45:53
Good day to all, I tried Derek's tip with no success..this time it was atimkdag.sys..from the three usual errors (atimkpag.sys or dxgkrnl.sys)

I will focus on these links to see how it goes!


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#27
June 1, 2013 at 02:02:58
Hi Stevie, our day is drawing to a close.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...



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#29
June 1, 2013 at 05:45:36
Hi!
Here is the log file http://dfiles.eu/files/2sss2pye0

Agreed, I am almost convinced that's an ati problem, but has to do with the drivers only, or in relationship with windows (some weird service, other programs) ?

Just to sum up, it's everytime I boot windows (and the pc was shut down for longer than an hour 60-80') and the first thing I do is open the browser, go to youtube play a video and in 5' it will surely freeze, I will reboot and then I will restore the browser session and play the video I was watching as if nothing happened!


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#30
June 1, 2013 at 06:16:28
Got too cute, file needs a reader, use the W7 one please.

Open System Information by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking System Information.

System Information > File > Export. Give the file any name you like & Save it to your desktop.


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#31
June 1, 2013 at 07:02:32
I hope I got it right http://dfiles.eu/files/vtsizsuoh

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#32
June 1, 2013 at 07:44:57
You got it right Stevie, the download was a bit cranky, had to try quite a few browsers to get the file, plus I am too tired.

This is one of the files I wanted to check > aticfx32.dll is what you have installed & according to google, that is for an AMD CPU.
http://systemexplorer.net/file-data...

You have an Intel CPU.

Will leave you to check that out, going to bed now.


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#33
June 1, 2013 at 08:01:03
Just thinking aloud - wonder if you have the latest graphics drivers, or whether updating them might fix the problem if they are corrupted in some way.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#34
June 1, 2013 at 09:44:19
@JohnW
So I think we'll check that out, really appreciate your help man.

Now guess what..it keeps getting better..I got a freeze on the desktop..Another crashdump was created and WhoCrashed reported this one now:

crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\060113-19000-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x31834B)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFFFF85C73024, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time

So now it's an overheat problem! Tomorrow I will open the case and clean it thoroughly and see what happens!


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#35
June 1, 2013 at 12:12:39
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"So now it's an overheat problem"
Without carefully re-reading the entire thread I would have thought that is still on the cards. Make sure you clean the CPU heatskink, fans, vents etc. It's a good thing to do anyhow.

While you are in there I would be inclined to clean all edge connectors with a pencil eraser (particularly RAM) then pop things in and out a few times to ensure the sockets are also clear of oxide.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#36
June 1, 2013 at 15:48:08
"@JohnW
So I think we'll check that out, really appreciate your help man"
Can I have the link you used to get your > Now I installed all the 13.x series of my Catalyst drivers (I own an ATI Radeon HD5450 gfc)

Information about cleaning computer components
http://www.computerhope.com/cleanin...
http://www.wiscocomputing.com/artic...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
http://pcgyaan.wordpress.com/2009/0...
Getting The Grunge Out Of Your PC, Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours. There are 7 pages.
http://www.informationweek.com/news...


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#37
June 1, 2013 at 20:02:54
This is the driver I think you should have installed.

I used manual selection, you can use auto.

http://support.asus.com.tw/download...
http://support.asus.com/download.as...

http://i.imgur.com/HoNewSo.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zUBYgZ0.gif


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#38
June 2, 2013 at 02:09:08
The link for the drivers: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

Yes you are absolutely right about the asus drivers, it seems that i have asus eah5450, i will install them now.



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#39
June 2, 2013 at 10:35:06
Hello,
I've just returned from cleaning the pc case. It's all clean now and seems to run smoothly, fingers crossed!! I will report tomorrow. What ever happens thank you all for your help so far!

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#40
June 2, 2013 at 15:18:54
"fingers crossed!! I will report tomorrow"
Yep, time will tell.

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#41
June 3, 2013 at 01:36:53
Problem SOLVED!!
It probably was an overheating issue, that had to do with the dust inside the case. While it made no sense that it could overheat within like 5-10' after cooling off for 2 hours all the whole night..it actually worked! So just for future reference, dust can bring freezes and BSOD!
Now my CPU temperature is 45~50 Degrees Celsius (medium work)
my GPU is 50~60 (medium work) and my HDD is 35. Is this OK for my pc health?

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#42
June 3, 2013 at 05:07:23
Temps are good. Wait another day or two, if still good, select a Best Answer and that will mark the thread Solved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#43
June 5, 2013 at 09:24:48
So many possibility with general symptoms but often the simplest turns out the be answer. Thanks for letting us know and I hope it keeps good.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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