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5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

Question: 5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

Hey everybody,

This is my first post and I am trying out 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. I know its not very powerful, but it is running 7 nicely (when it does run..)

In any case, I am dual booting 7 and XP from this 1.6 atom, 1gb ram netbook. The install always goes smoothly and so do most programs. However, I will get BSODs regularly when the system is under load doing lots of tasks. The error messages seem to be different every time. I have gotten volsnap.sys, bad pool caller,and lots more. Superfetch will often crash as well. The screens flash by so quickly I can't always see the exact error messages.

These are appearing after clean installs of 7 with 2-3 programs installed. I have attached one of the minidumps if that would help, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!


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Preferred Solution: 5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: 5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

I got this also.. I think it is an audio driver issue.. did you get music whtn this crashes?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. I am currently on the third clean install of Vista. I only recently did the last one after my system stopped booting completely. Only a couple weeks later, I started to have BSOD crashes.
Below is the error details from the most recent crash:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FCA00008
BCP2: 00000001
BCP3: 81A91D30
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
I downloaded windows debugger tools and debugged the crash dump file, but it doesn't really mean much to me other than it says that the win32k.sys file is corrupt. I've posted the full debug details below.
Is there some way to find out what program or driver is causing these crashes even after brand new installs?
Is there a way to repair my currently corrupt win32k.sys file without doing a fresh install?
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini041009-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a s... Read more

Answer:Continuous BSODs after clean installs

You did not configure the symbol cache folder properly, or set the path correctly.

Reading BSOD crash files

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- Windows 7 Home Premium x64
- just changed from XP x64, fresh install
- full retail version

- What is the age of system (hardware)?
I built the system, about 2 years ago
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
OS was purchased about 5 months ago

Fresh install of win 7, had alot of blue screen crashes right after the install while trying to get ALL windows 7 updates. Ended up having to do 1 update at a time. Had kaspersky installed, but I suspected it as the problem so it has been removed, but still BSODs all the time. This is my most consistent error.

0x0000001E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0XFFFFF80002AF82A3, 0X0000000000000000, 0XFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF)

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Frequent BSODs mostly while DLing/Installs

STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_BSOD_win7report[1].zip\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\090410-30841-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02811000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a4ee50
Debug session time: Sun Sep 5 01:15:11.123 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:28:23.183
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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***********... Read more

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First, my system specs & some details:

-I purchased the hardware & assembled my machine in late December 2011
-Full Retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-Multiple (at least 4) clean installations of the OS over the past 6 months, all BSODing
-Initial OS installations (at least 2 from Dec. to Feb.) were performed on a WD hdd...all had BSOD problems
-RAM: In January performed "stick by stick" & "slot by slot" testing with Memtest86+. No reported errors on Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
-SSD: This latest clean OS installation is the 2nd clean OS installation onto a Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series purchased & installed in late February & updated to the latest FW update (CXM03B1Q) prior to any OS installations. Using the latest Samsung SSD Magician software & its OS optimization
-CPU: Intel i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core cooled with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
-Video Card: XFX DoubleD HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon 6870 1GB 256bit GDDR5 PCIe
-MB: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX w/ UEFI bios

Secondly, I have a 'method' whereby I've been able to increase my chances and/or rapidity of this intermittent but consistent BSOD I'm experiencing. Although I've experienced BSODs while doing all of these particular things in this combined method singly, I've seemingly had it happen in any and many other unremembered scenarios. In other words, I'm not necessarily conv... Read more

Answer:multiple OS installs on both HDD & SSD over 6 months...still BSODs

Been reading around and I'll try this out in the meantime: "While waiting for a reply, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings"

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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : nt... Read more

Answer:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance

Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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I set this computer up for a friend and the BSODs seem to be never ending -- at least a few per day and every morning I get the error message that windows shut down incorrectly (something like that). I think it's hardware related because I get the BSODs before I've loaded a bunch of software and I was getting them during one of my Windows installs.

Here are the steps I've taken to try to solve it:
- Tried installing Win7 from DVD image and from a thumb drive (downloaded an ISO)
- Tried RAID 1 and non-RAID (on each hard drive separately, with different SATA cables)
- Sent the whole system back to Shuttle. They claimed they would check all components. They loaded Win7 and claimed they didn't have any problems, but I started getting BSODs again in 1 or 2 days.
- Ran Windows memory check
- Updated drivers, Windows update, BIOS, etc...

I've followed the forum instructions and attached the zip file from the DM Log Creator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Multiple BSODs/day Shuttle SH87R6 (fresh Win7 installs)

The driver causing this BSOD is the wireless driver. Update it or uninstall it and you'll be good to go!

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First of all I must apologize about my limited English. I'll try to do my best to explain my situation because I really need help. I usually prefer to look for solutions by myself, because I think it's a good way to learn, but this time is different: after hours reading posts and more posts I can't get rid of BSODs and I'm going mad.

I decided it was time to buil a new system and use the old one as an HTPC, so I bought all the parts three weeks ago and started. I always build my custom PCs, so I never imagined that this was going to be my worst nightmare. All the parts were brand new.

I started with a different graphics card instead of the one below: it was a XFX HD5670 1024Mb Heatpipe, new too. I wanted to use the 1TB HDDs together in a RAID 1 for my pictures, music and documents, and the 500 GB one only for OS, programs, downloads...

The first thing I did was to upgrade the BIOS to the last version (F6) from the motherboard manufacturer's site. Then I entered BIOS setup and enabled RAID for the SATA3 0/1/2/3 connectors of the AMD SB850 controller (1TB HDDs were connected to ports 0 and 2, and the 500GB HDD to port 5. My 2 optical drives were connected to the Gigabyte SATA controller ports). After save and reboot, I entered the RAID BIOS Setup utility and built the array. A new reboot and I started installing Windows from the DVD (it is an original retail DVD).

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Answer:New custom build system. 60+ clean installs. Always random BSODs.

Hi and welcome,

Do the followings...
- Boot into Safe Mode with Networking
- Uninstall the Display Drivers including Catalyst Control Center
- Use Driver Sweeper to sweep the traces of the driver Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
- Install the latest version ATI Radeon
- Reboot into normal mode


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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3D, {fffff8800b779fd0, 0, 0, fffff8800568b69d}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+4a69d )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Arg1: fffff8800b779fd0
Arg2: 0000000000000000
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: fffff8800568b69d

Debugging Details:
---------... Read more

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I have found many sources of help for XP Recovery Disk options - but only for systems for which the user has a full REINSTALLATION disk - as opposed to UPGRADE Disks from say, ME to XP.  Would appreciate any info on how to Recover, or Repair, an XP system, rather than simply rewiping the disk and reinstalling.

Answer:XP Recovery Disk for upgraded (not full installs) XP systems

State more clearly exactly what dilemna you are in; what CD's you have and what you want to accomplish...

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Full retail and volume license installs of Windows XP SP3

Microsoft is pleased to make available integrated retail and volume license installs of Windows XP SP3, to MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers. Integrated retail and volume license installs are available in the following languages: Chinese Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. Additional languages will be made available soon.

Please see the MSDN Subscriber Downloads or TechNet Plus Subscriber Downloads to obtain these releases. The main TechNet resource page for Windows XP SP3 is updated with this information.

We have recently identified a compatibility issue between Windows XP SP3 and Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS). Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers should not install Windows XP SP3 until a fix has been fully tested and made available. In addition, Windows XP SP3 will be available on Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center soon.

Chris Keroack [MSFT]
Release Manager, Windows ServiceabilityClick to expand...


Answer:Full retail and volume license installs of Windows XP SP3

Cheers Nick, could do with integrated XP and SP3 cd.

Sadly folks, this route is only available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers, as no integrated XP + SP3 download is available for retail general download, you can however slipstream the full SP3 into your XP CD.

BUT if wishing to do this PLEASE start a new thread on that question as this thread is about the integrated XP SP3 cd.


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When I start the game "DiRT", press enter, the message like that, saying, that load profile is aborted, appears. Why? What I did wrong? Is this a bug in the game? I dont want to create a new profile. I wanna go on, but I can't because of this stupid issue.

Im running windows XP SP2. 2.33 GHz / 1,98 GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

I have a patch 1.2 installed to my DiRT.

Hope somebody will answer.


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I am having a problem with my new computer.

It is about 2 months old. Here are the specs:
Sony VGN-FZ290 laptop
Windows Vista Home
2.00 GB RAM
2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
160 GB Hybrid Hard Drive with 250 mb flash memory

The problem started when installing new windows updates. During the period when the updates were downloading but not installing, I lost internet capability for just the internet browsers. I could still play an online game and I was still connected to my instant messaging service. The other computer on this wireless network was connected without any errors.
I restarted the computer to install the updates. They installed correctly and the computer restart. The updates were configuring for a long amount of time, and the computer restart.
Since then, I tried to load windows, to no avail. I tried repairing the computer with the default repair methods included with windows, which did not help.
I re-installed windows without formatting the hard drive. The system loaded windows, but a lot of the windows programs (explorer, defender) failed and began a loop of failing and restarting. Thinking this was a virus or spyware, the only solution I could attempt without incurring any more errors was to format the hard drive and re-install windows again.
This time the system loaded fairly well. There were still some errors with explorer, which seemed to follow the same loop of failing and restarting. I could access programs that did not directly use explorer (firefox) and ... Read more

Answer:Vista Will Not Load After Mutiple Re-installs

Have you checked your restore DVD's for any scratches/damage? That could cause this (as could a dying hard drive). Sony may replace them for free or charge a small fee for them.

You can test your hard drive with a free, bootable utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

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I have games and language software installed but from a couple of months ago new software installs OK from CD but then just stalls and will not playwhen I want to run them - doesn't load up properly. I have tried unchecking autorun and DMA but this doesn't help. Any ideas?

Answer:software installs but will not load up properly

so all your old games are still working its just new ones that you try to install dont play?games like what?are your drivers up to date? ati click here nvidia click hereinstall direct x 9 click herecheck dma is enabled for the cd drive and update your motherboard drivers too if you still have problems.

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Hi all,

Well after finally getting win update working fully by refreshing my win8 on my new HP box, I did more windows updates yesterday. Since then, I've lost the ability to install new apps, control panel crashes from Programs & Features, Devices & Printers, and other various places. All web browsers randomly crash (I'm lucky this one has lasted long enough to type this), I can't print, and I've lost the HP software app that checks for updates and give status on my box.

HP tried to install 3 important updates right before I did the windows updates. They failed (I know one was a BIOS update). I haven't been able to get it to try running again. I've tried going through the HP support site, but can't install anything I download from there.

Unfortunately, the only error refs I have are generic dialogs telling me things failed. Other times, things simply vanish - eg, start a run & install fine and then the dialog closes and nothing else happens. Of the 14 windows updates I did install yesterday, the only system one was KB 2770816. All the others were Office-specific.

This is really insane. Help again? Anyone? Please? Pretty please?

Thanks so much.

Answer:KB 2770816 - can't load drivers, do installs, etc

I didn't get this update, I tried googling for this update and came up with these info( Links), I think you can safely uninstall this update and hide it, that's what I would do. HTH.

Download Update for Windows 8 (KB2770816) from Official Microsoft Download Center
Windows Update stops at 13 percent in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

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i have win98se. this loads and will start the computer with the standard graphics card.
i go 2 load all the drivers,vga,sound,moden and lan, from the mainbaord disk. the drivers seem 2 go in but when i am asked 2 reboot it starts 2 load and after the 1st splash screen it goes blank and my monitor lights go walkabouts and i can do anything apart from turn it off and reformat again.
i tried different memory and reset the cemos but with no luck.
the mobo is a m810, 128mb-ram, 1.3ghz amd processor, 30g hd,dvd-rom and dvd-rw.
all of the above is no good if i can't get the bugger running.
all help greatfully received.

Answer:windows installs but can't load any drivers!!!!!help

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Im having a nightmare and a half. As i am typing.....Im on the 7th fricken attempt at getting Linux to work on my system. Ok, ive installed Linux using 4-5 different partition combonations...NONE OF THEM WORK. After the Linux installation is complete.....the system reboots and no boot loader shows up. The boot disk that Linux creats fails. I get a failed to load OS error. Ive done these 6 attempts with and without the WinXP partition on. even done it with a blank HD. What in gods name is going on here. Can someone post me a reply on how to Install Linux and ACUALLY having it run after reboot>?? P.S I also want to runu Windows XP too. I have a 40 gig HD , Red Hat 9 disks 1,2,3 . Any walkthrough help is welcomed. I want to prove my friend that he told me how to install Linux the wrong way.

Answer:omg.....Linux installs.....then fails to load the Boot Loader

what i did was delete all the partitions on my HD w/ the WinXP setup cd, then installed xp on a 30gb partition then let linux take the rest. then the thing will usually automatically boot into linux and you have to configure the boot loader from in there. i did this w/ mandrake 9.1/9.2 and not redhat but have that one too.
you could TRY that, as for what's going wrong i don tknow.

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I've been getting seemingly random BSODs for the last 6 months since adding a new CPU (4770k with H100i water cooler), motherboard (MSI Z97 Gaming 5), GPU (R9 280X) and RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 16gb DDR3 2400mhz) to my PC. The BSODs seem to occurred regardless of what I'm doing, could be just surfing the web or could be playing any number of games. Two weeks ago, I thought I'd found the problem when I spotted a loose nut sitting on the GPU PCB (it fell off a bracket I had to make for the water cooler to miss a large heat spreader on the motherboard), but today the problem occurred again and I couldn't find anything out of place inside the case.

I ran sfc /scannow with no integrity violations, Furmark GPU stress test (80C max temp) and CPU Burner (62C max temp) with no issues.

I ran the SevenForums diagnostic tool after the last BSOD and saved all the files, plus the one that happened today, so I've posted both zip files. IIRC the previous BSOD was code 124, but I didn't catch today's code.

Answer:Random BSODs not associated with any particular process, 124?

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800d9ca028, bf800000, 124}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
Perform the following stress tests:

RAM - run 8 consecutive passes minimum
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - run STANTARD test
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video - run for 29 mins.
Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose

Storage - run DOS version of SHORT test
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Hi guys!
I have started learning BSODs, and my first catch was a friend's laptop, here was one interesting minidump yesterday.
I've asked for a minidump file, and executed "!analyze -v"
Should I complain Acronis Drive Monitor, which I installed myself to her laptop? I've already opened a topic at Acronis forum, which refers ADM: .
So, just asking if I can get some more info from minidump. Need assistance
A minidump itself is in attachment. UPD1: attached a zip, missed it when created a post

3: kd> !analyze -v
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If you see NtfsExceptionFilter on the stack then the 2nd and 3rd
parameters are the exception record and context record. Do a .cxr
on the 3rd parameter and then kb to obtain a more informative stack
Arg1: 00000000001904fb
Arg2: fffff8800da2b328
Arg3: fffff8800da2ab80
Arg4: fffff880016ca2da

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff8800da2b328 -- (.exr 0xfffff8800da2b328)
ExceptionAddress: fffff880016ca2da (... Read more

Answer:Learning BSODs; Have a BSOD with adm.exe process.

Maybe I can help. One dmp is not enough to assume anything. Sometimes several dmps will agree indicating that you have the true cause. Usually the more dmps that you have the more causes you will see. You have to know a bit about reading the dmps to ascertain the correct cause. In your situation and the process indicating Acronis, there is a good chance that the true cause may lie elsewhere. Follow our posting instructions, give us your dmps, hopefully more than one and we can discuss. You can take the lead if that is your wish.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Bottom line do not assume that you know the actual cause based upon one dmp.

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About 9 minutes after startup of windows 7, the RAM usage increases linearly to reach max. And then my PC is stuck. I don't find any process using all this RAM even using RAMMAP. (it is always 9 minutes)

I also don't manage to restore old point. I lost the windows search service and I don't manage to restore the service.

Is someone knows where is the problem?

Answer:Windows uses full RAM without process

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You have an astounding 9082 processes running
I'd try clean boot and run some free scanners,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Also be sure to scan for rootkits in the custom scan/ Configure scan options
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

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I have a windows xp laptop that has always been a problem.

I have reformatted it many times, and have also tried restoring it to factory images (i am currently running on a factory image, that i loaded a couple months ago). For the most part it is stable, as i am using it right now, and it doesn't loose my data (though i back it up).

At seemingly random points, sometimes when it is under load, other times when it is not the computer will get one of 2 bsods, a Kernel_Stack_InPage_Error or a "A thread or process crucial to..." BSOD.

The laptop is an Alienware m15x. I know it isn't a hardware issue as this is the second complete system that i have had from them, and i switched out the ram to my own 3 gigs of OCZ DDR2 ram. (and memtest checks out ok).

I have pagedefrag run at startup.

I have the system set to create minidump files when it crashes, but it fails to all but 2 of the times (i will upload these)

I use driverwizard to get the latest of all the drivers for the system.

I have symantec corporate and superantispyware running, and the system is clean.

The system does have 2 graphics cards that i can switch back and forth from (a nvidia card, and an internal intel card).

I have an excel spread sheet (as a PDF) that i have kept a log of all of the BSODs and which graphics card the computer was using. Along with that i have a text file with the only errors i see in the event log, although there are none that correspond with the time/... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Laptop keeps getting Kernel_Stack or Thread or Process BSODs

boot to a xp cd then use the R option to get into the Recovery console, then 1 for C:\windows then type fixboot
chkdsk /r
and see if it works.

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My computer setup is about 3 years old now, and has been performing perfectly up until this last month. I started to get random BSODs after full-screening videos, playing games, or even when the Windows security prompt dims my screen and asks for permission.

Thinking it was graphics related, I upgraded my graphics card from a Radeon 5770 to an NVIDIA GTX660, cleaned the inside of my computer, updated the drivers, run Memtest overnight (no errors), checked harddrive integrity (no errors), and have still not found a solution. Please help!

Answer:Random BSODs After Full-Screening


Install Service pack 1 and all other windows updates. Otherwise the system will remain vulnerable to threats.

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack and Update Center - Microsoft Windows

Report us back for any further BSOD.

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Just picked up Vista Ultimate. Full version. Felt like a made a car payment

System is as in signature.

Installed to a second partition (not giving up XP quite yet). Clean install to that partition.

Install went fine.

After first login, Windows installed updates, and restarted.

Windows update showed 3 driver updates for the nVidia chipset. Installed them.

During install, an error bubble flashed up in the system tray. It was really fast, so I only caught a piece of it. Something about "MFT$ File Damaged" or something like that.

System restarted. It ran checkdisk automatically and it repaired what seemed like 1000 files. System rebooted.

That was the last time windows booted. It just self-reboots half-way through startup.

Will not boot up in safe mode. Last configuration no good. Tried to repair installation from the Vista CD. Nothing worked.

Starting over as of right now. Formatted the partition, and installing again.

Anyone else reported this? There is no clue as to which update caused the issue.

Answer:Vista Ultimate Full - Kablammo after Windows Update installs nVidia MB Update

I installed that update yesterday without issue.

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Hi, I've been scouring the internet looking for a solution to the problem I've been having, as it seems to be affecting other Lenovo users as well as other Windows 8 users. For the last 2 months, I've been experiencing some pretty severe lag spikes and BSODs.  The first problem was frequent BSODs, all of which indicated a "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE," which pointed to ntoskrnl.exe. Upon researching this, I started installing all of the drivers available for the Y410P via the Lenovo website. The problem still persists, and I'm fairly certain it's the result of a driver I haven't altered yet.  The other problem has been the massive CPU usage from the "System" process, even when idling. Currently it is spiking as high as 20% CPU Usage, which causes audio/video distortion, mouse/screen lag, etc. I'm not sure what the source of this is but I'm guessing (hoping) it's tied to the BSODs. I've been trying the driver approach, uninstalling old ones and reinstalliing ones from the Lenovo website. This will usually work for a few days, and then the problem reemerges. I'm basically at a loss at to what to do, and I'd prefer not to do a clean install or send in for repairs when I feel like this has a relatively straightforward solution. Let me know if you have any ideas, or if I should post any crash dump files, screenshots, etc.  System Specs:Windows 8 x648GB RAMIntel i7 Quad Core 2.4GHz1TB HDD + 16GB SSDNvidia GeForce GT 750M

Answer:IdeaPad Y410P BSODs and System Process CPU spiking (Windows 8)

 -- here's mine may be you screwed up your laptop ... i thought u update your laptop to windows 8.1 but im wrong.. haha maybe u just have too many open files ?? like all app is enabled .. and waaa try using refresh your pc.. just backup ur files and put it in again .. 

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I have some problems with my PC.
After that Creators Update i get some BSODs with 'CRITICAL PROCESS DIED' and sometimes 'UNEXCEPTED STORE EXCEPTION'.
The problem is Windows 10 don't create mini-dumps even I selected correctly settings to create dumps (i try to get other bluescreen and if i get with other reason minidump is created so it's not about dump settings). The problem no.2 is after BSOD PC restarting and say 'Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device" and in BIOS after a BSOD with that reasons my SSD dissapear. Windows is installed on SSD.
I get BSOD when I play for example Counter Strike Global Offensive and still get when I listen music on Youtube.
Now I've tried:
1. sfc /scannow , rebuild a image with some cmd commands, chkdsk
2. remove my dedicated sound card
3. fresh install of Windows
4. antivirus scan
5. reinstall drivers
6. i checked with sea tools ssd with long generic test and i get PASS
7. no bad sectors on my ssd
8. ssd have life over 95%
9. i have fans and Noctua NH-D14 as cooler so it's not a temperature problem
And still don't know the problem...
PC Specs:
i7 4790k, Gigabyte B85M-HD3, 16GB DDR3 HyperX, 520w Power Supply, Asus Xonar DS sound-card, Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB
All the components are STOCK and no overclock.
Sorry for my english but i writed fast because i want to find what's the problem with my PC.
ps: BSODs are randomly for example 1 day no bsod, another day 1 bsod, and today 3 bsod in 1 hour.


You seem to have tried it all.
Drivers are usually the isseu - so I suggest you see from the manufacturers sites if updates to your Drivers arae available.
Anyway disable your security software temporarily and see if it helps.
Another thing you could try is to disable Fast Startup and enable Legacy Advanced Boot Menu and see if that works for you.
Please also see Fix Critical Process Died error in Windows 10/8/7
All the best.

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Hi,I recently acquired some viruses from TAFE and have installed mcaffee and removed the virus known as amvo.exe. this has fixed the problem that amvo creates which is bringing up the "open with" box instead of the open box for peripherals such as usbs and just other HDDS. it also (when you double click on a HDD) would open up another window. this has stopped and I can find no trace of the virus on my computer however, I still cannot see any of my hidden files and when i go into msconfig it still says amvo.exe. I have unchecked this box to load on startup (there was no process loaded or that i could see in the system processes anyway) and have done a HJT scan and log as shown below. I'm wondering if there is any program that i can use to view and delete hidden files if i still have this virus (which obviously I still do or anotherthat is much alike as I still cannot see hidden files). any help is much appreciated! thanks in advanceAlso, a related issue that may be as a result of malware or a virus or something! I have about 6 svchost.exe running and they each take up about 30,000K which is rather significant. One of them is taking up 75,000K as well.... my cpu is not so happy...however if i end some basic processes (like word and my steam account which was also running) my CPU usage goes down to between 3 and 8%. (although I still have the 6 svchost.exe's and they are still high in mem usage, also explorer is hitting 236,660K and firefox is at about 134,900.... Read more

Answer:Help With Amvo.exe Full Removal And Also Svchost.exe Process

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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BSODs happened sometime in August, beeen getting random crashes since. Sometimes when typing things, sometimes loading thing and other. It's getting really frustrating :/

I did a reset of Windows 10, tried SFC scan, checkdsk scan etc. many times. Deleted third party anti-virus software. Tried updating to the latest drivers using third-party softwares, and nada, nothing works.

All and any help is very welcome!

Cheers, Vita.

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I have been experiencing random BSODs on my 40 day old Dell L501X laptop. Original OEM Windows 7 Business 64bit install. i7 CPU, 6Gb RAM, 640Gb HDD, very few programs installed. The system has BSODed 7 times so far, with 3 happening in the last 2 days. It appears to be random: the system BSODed when I was using a web browser (Firefox), another time it crashed at 6am when no one was using it. No obvious pattern exists. Just mIRC, Firefox, Thunderbird, and TrueCrypt in use.

The BSODs always have the same basic details: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xfffff8000327e09b)

It's always 7f, and the first two numbers are the same.

The system has passed several runs on Memtest86+. I've downloaded and run Dell's diagnostics disc. Memory test is fine. The quick test did hang once, and subsequently has been run many times without problems.

As per the BSOD posting guidelines, full system details are attached to this post.

I would very much appreciate help with this BSOD, as it makes the system awful to use (you never know when it's going to go dead) and Dell don't want to touch it as Dell diagnostic CD says it's fine.

Thank you

Answer:Win7 x64 BSODs - Dell L501X - Full diagnostics

Remove any McAfee/ZoneAlarm software and use MSE instead

McAfee removal tool
Zone Alarm removal tool

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 6f8, fffff80003280b15}

Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!CompareSecurityContexts+6a )
The last 2 crashes were directly cause by a McAfee software



LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80003273ca9 to fffff80003274740

PROCESS_NAME: mfefire.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80003277ca9 to fffff80003278740

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Its been like this for awhile and im just plain out annoyed. When ever playing full screen games and I either close the game or minimize it, I get a 0x3b BSOD.

What it is not:

Hardware related:

I have changed out my GPU, ram, etc nothing seems to work.

attached is the files from the bsod program

Attachment 336756

Answer:0x3b Bsods when playing full screen games


OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
You're missing Service Pack 1, highly suggested that you install this as it secures the PC and fixes a whole lot of problems.
You can download through either Windows Update, or download from here Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

This could be the main cause of the BSOD, but here's some suggestions:

dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Feb 21 03:49:36 2014 (53072130)
This driver belongs to Daemon Tools, known problem with Windows. Please uninstall.
On a side note:

Having a cracked version of Windows can also cause some errors. I highly suggest you purchase a legit version, and work from there also.

Win 7,Ultimate,Lenovo 2,XXXXX-OEM-8992662-00497

Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Original Install Date: 6/24/2014, 11:19:53 AM
System Boot Time: 10/14/2014, 11:12:48 PM
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

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Any suggestions?  I've got an older system but can't spring for a new one just now.  My camcorder can shoot full HD video, but it's very choppy when viewed on my PC.  I'm looking for a (fairly) inexpensive graphics card that will allow me to play and edit full HD video.  There are so many to choose from though that I don't know where to start...

Answer:Looking for a budget graphics card that will allow me to process full HD video

You must have already asked this question  elsewhere or did d Google.If you are looking just under $300 there are some good ones. But does your budget tallow that?What do you mean by HD? You mean it a reproduce HD?Or do you mean the card itself has hardware that integrate into video editing software? If so,m what software does that?From  eHow:QuoteBecause high definition video is so popular, video editing programs have adapted to accommodate it. If you have footage from an HD camera that you want to edit on your computer, you should have no trouble importing it in the same way you import your non-HD footage.Read more: How to Edit HD Video | I missing something?  Don't all current video cards playback HD?

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I'm struggling to find out the cause of these BSODs. I can't figure out why the pc doesn't want to create the minidump files, only full memory dumps.

Intel i5-4670
Nvidia GTX660
MB MSI B85-G43
RAM 2x4GB Kingston KVR16N11/4

First BSOD happened when browsing the internet. Bugcheck 0x1e (0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0), WinDbg shows analysis_inconclusive... So I decided to try turning on Verifier.
Highly compressed (137 MB) memory.dmp here:
If you don't want to download the whole file I tried to create a WinDbg analysis here:

Then the second BSOD happened, again random when watching video. BugCheck A (0x0, 0x2, 0x0, fffff800030957d5), sadly the BUCKET_ID says: INVALID_KERNEL_CONTEXT, unknown image module...
Highly compressed (54 MB) memory.dmp here:
If you don't want to download the whole file I tried to create a WinDbg analysis here:

I'm afraid this could be a CPU HW issue...

Thank you very much for any help!

P.S.: The computer is not mine, so getting some additional info could be a problem but I will try to do my best.

Answer:Random BSODs - minidumps not being created, only full memory dumps

Minidumps will be good o get easily.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hello guys... So I have recently formatted my computer and whenever I play a video on fullscreen, the video will lag a lot and the sound will be buggy and cracky.... Also, for example, I am playing Assassin's Creed II at the moment and this also happens in the cut scenes... This has all happened after I formatted my computer... So I thought it has something to do with the drivers but I have reinstalled the drivers a million times... I am having trouble reinstalling my Sound driver though, I keep getting an error when I try to reinstall it and I don't know how to uninstall it....

I hope someone of you can help me...

Answer:Video and Sound lag in full screen videos + 0x116 BSODs

Hi please post the make and model of your computer, have you gone to the makers support site for your model and downloaded and installed the drivers,what is the problem with the sound driver ? do you recieve any message ?

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I have a computer here that has recently started getting BSoD very frequently. It seems to be happening more and more often now. The error varies and I have included as much information as I could in the upload. It always happens while running a full screen program like a game. I have tried memtest86, and the computer crashes and shuts down before the test can complete. I have uninstalled the graphics card drivers, ran Driver Sweeper, and reinstalled. The problem persists. Anyone who can check this bug report and give me a clue what to do would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Multiple, frequent BSODs playing full screen games.

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

BugCheck D1, {fffff880ff0a2f59, 2, 8, fffff880ff0a2f59}

Probably caused by : usbohci.sys ( usbohci!OHCI_PollEndpoint+3f )

BugCheck 50, {fffffa8007ac4d60, 0, fffff8800f01d750, 2}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceDmaBuffer+6dc )
Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r.
Install the latest updates from Windows Update.

Do the exact same steps for chkdsk /r but instead of typing in sfc /scannow type chkdsk /r.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am in an attempt of listing some details from the Windows Prefetch file such Filename, FileCreatedTime,
FileModifiedTime,File Size, Process Name, Process Path,Run Counter & Last Run time.
Though there are many tools like Nirsoft WinPrefetchViewer and couple of more available. I thought of creating
one internally for my organization.
And coming to the point out of these many details I have cracked or extracted them except the Process full path
(For Eg. C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe in case Firefox executable).
To give more details I have converted the .pf file into a hexdecimal format for extarcting the offset addresses
of the field and converted them to decimal or Asci accordingly.
And spending considerable amount of time in exploring I was not able to find the offset address of the Full process
path in the prefetch file.
It will be great if someone through light in this regard.

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Hi I seem to be getting frequent BSODs when streaming videos on youtube or when using other streaming video players if I have them fullscreen. In addition, when I close the game Civilization 5 my computer will often crash to a BSOD.

When I checked bluescreenview there was only one minidump summary, however, I have had probably 20 BSODs in the past week. I'm unsure how many summaries are included in the attached minidump files.

I'm running 64 bit 7 with 4GB ram, an Intel Quad core Q9550 cpu running at 2.83 GHz, GPU is a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 (up to date) and I use Microsoft Security Essentials as an Antivirus. I have a 700 Watt psu, with a single hard drive at about 60% capacity.

I've been getting BSODs frequently for the past few months but much more frequently lately. Thank you for any and all help, and please let me know if more information is required.


Answer:BSODs when watching streaming full screen videos and closing Civ5

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol 120% software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).
Please uninstall the programs, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

Some free alternatives (I don't use them, so I can't comment on them)

MagicISO - Convert BIN to ISO, Create, Edit, Burn, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter/extractor/editor

I'd suggest updating your network drivers from the manufacturer's website also. They date from 2009, so they may be troublesome.

Please post back if this doesn't stop the BSOD's - there's 2 ways that we can go (either running Driver Verifier or hardware diagnostics).

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at:
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT):
- How I do it:


amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
sptd.sys Sat Aug 20 00:34:53 2011 (4E4F396D)
tap0901t.sys Wed Sep 16 02:02:43 2009 (4AB07F83)
MpFilter.sys Fri Mar 09 06:05:26 2012 (4F59E3F6)
dtsoftbus01.sys Mon Oct 17 08:12:30 ... Read more

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I recently perchased LENOVO topline X1 Yoga 2nd gen OLED 20jD. I am really dissapointed with LENOVO topline laptop.  It is absolutely buggy laptop. Lenovo rushed the sales and missied the main poin IT IS YOUR TOP LINE/ YOUR FACE and YOUR PRIDE.Instead, I am getting1) constant BSOD (trying use my yoga laptop as a yoga - switching from normal position to tablet)2) Brightness issues (when I turn position it can not hold the same brightness level)3) Touch screen / Scrolling issues in Google Chrome is a long story and it was not fixed at all. Forget about using Chrome guys with this topline laptop/ After a few minuts your new yoga will stop working/ scrolling  Tomorrow I probably returning this buggy laptop back to lenovo and wait for another manufacturer who could launch OLED laptop without rush!   

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Hey there!

For the last couple of months I'm experiencing various BSODs while gaming (Dota 2 and Fallout 4 are the last games I've played). During normal office activities like browsing, text processing or even programming everything runs without problems.

The BSODs I've gotten so far are:
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (WdFilter.sys or nvlddmkm.sys)
and one without a bug check string.

This is what I've done so far:

1. Thinking it could be related to Windows 10, I've downgraded to Windows 8.1. So my current system is a fresh Windows with Intel Chipset drivers and latest Nvidia drivers installed. The BSODs are still showing up.

2. Multiple GPU and temperature tests with FurMark. The tests ran between 30 minutes and multiple hours before a BSOD showed up. CPU temperatures were always between 45 and 60?C. GPU temperature maxed out at about 73?C.

3. Older Nvidia driver. As the BSODs began to show up 2-3 months ago, I thought it could be related to the driver so I've installed an Nvidia driver from January 2015 but it did not help.

4. Driver Verifier. Without driver verifier enabled, I've gotten various bug checks. With driver verifier enabled, I seem to always get SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION with nvlddmkm.sys and the BSODs start to show up a lot earlier when running FurMark (after about 5 and 15 minutes).

5. Smart status of the SSD looks good. Chkdsk and sfc /scannow reported no errors.

6. I've let memtest run over night. It did 6 passe... Read more

Answer:Various BSODs under heavy load

Hi rudzn,

How have you removed and installed the Nvidia drivers?

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
2: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm

start end module name
fffff801`d46de000 fffff801`d51c4000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Nov 05 16:11:59 2015 (563B71BF)
CheckSum: 00AA2D98
ImageSize: 00AE6000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Question: Aspire 5750G BSODs

Hey guys,I've had my laptop for 3 years and 4 months. It still runs very smoothly (apart from overheating). It's had a battery replacement and a RAM upgrade (added one Cucial 4GB 1333), both within the last 8 months.Around 1 year ago I started getting several Blue Screens. It became a regular occurance to the point where I could no longer use my laptop since it'd BSOD within a minute of logging in. I could however use safe mode.I sent it in at a local computer place and things improved and then worsened again. I considered it might be the RAM so I got another 4GB. Things improved again for a a month or two. Later it'd blue screen when running more intense tasks, slowly getting worse.2 months ago I had my laptop formatted thinking it might be Windows 7 getting old and had a fresh copy installed. Within a week it BSODed again. I can't run too many programs or webpages either since things start crashing at 50% (4GB) RAM usage.------So, it's not the software. I've run MemCheck86+ 4.20 but it passed with no errors for the RAM.What do you think it could be? Is it fixable?

Answer:Aspire 5750G BSODs

can you post the BSOD error code?

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Hey guys!

Thanks a lot for your help, you helped me already some time ago, with another pc.
You did it so thoroughly that I missed you, and came back for more :D

The title says it all I guess, I started getting a msg that the MSE process needed to be restarted. I attempted a full scan, and voila! it keeps stopping.

Here's the DDS:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Subjuntivo at 22:06:36 on 2012-07-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.54.1033.18.3895.1703 [GMT -3:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin... Read more

Answer:MSE process stops, unable to perform full scan + slow internet con

Hey guys,

I ran MSE, and found a something (coinmine, maybe?) so I'm pasting a new dds:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Subjuntivo at 17:37:18 on 2012-07-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.54.1033.18.3895.1521 [GMT -3:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files&#... Read more

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I did a re-install of Windows, and since then, my G-mail Notifier tries to check my e-mail before my Wifi connection is established- resulting in an error. Then about 15 seconds later, it will finally connect, and then I can select to have it re-check for an Internet Connection. It's a small, but annoying, boot-up annoyance. My browser also starts in offline mode.What's more is, the wireless network notification in the tray doesn't even appear while I'm waiting, to even say it's disconnected, it just looks as if I have no wireless adapter at all for those 15 seconds. Considering 15 seconds is how long it takes my PC to boot to desktop, it's like I'm waiting twice as long for my PC to be internet usable.Is there a way I can advance the priority during start up for loading the wireless adapter driver? Would the necessary service be the Wireless Zero Configuration service, or would it be something else?Athlon XP 3200 Barton CorenVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB 1GB PC3200Windows XP Professional SP2BenQ 24" FP241W LCD

Answer:How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

I am only going to deal with one issue at a time."G-mail Notifier"Give us a link, so we know which one you are talking about.

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Please adviseUsing MS BootVis I have analyzed my boot. It takes 141 seconds for my X61 to boot. Everything including video but not shell is loaded within 20 seconds. Then there is a a 110 second period of periodic small disk and CPU activities with two large disk and CPU blocks within. At about 132 seconds the shell starts to load, the shell load is completed at 141 seconds and then the processes start to load. The process loads take another 100 seconds.My major concern is the 140 second boot. This is a relatively new phenomena but I can not point to any particular action that lead to this boot performance catastrophe.I run MS OneCare with regular virus scans. I have run CCleaner to remove all temp files and clean up the registry. I have reviewed processes and services being loaded and removed those that I as an amateur thought could be removed. Please note that for business reasons my entire hard drive is encrypted using True Crypt and I also run a Checkpoint VPN service. I have been using these for some time prior to the boot problem.
 90314_DDS_Attach.txt   19.46KB
  0 downloadsThanks in advance for any assistance.-------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:16:42 AM, on 3/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Answer:141 second boot then 100 second process load

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Over 24 hours my PC has declined into not being able to boot into anything 99% of the time. Most of the time the Gigabyte logo will show (can still access BIOS), the loading symbol will rotate as it does, then it will freeze and bring up a BSOD. Here are some of the messages I've encountered:attempted_execute_of_noexecute_memorydriver_overran_stack_bufferkmode_exception_not_handled on startupirql_not_less_or_equalTo start with I was playing GTAV, no high temps or anything and it crashed, upon clicking the Don't report button or whatever I got the initial bsod, followed by a boot manager error with status 0xc000000f. After returning BIOS to original settings, tried again, no luck, I think a couple of tries later I loaded windows for about an hour and then it got worse.So anyway, through the process I have removed my hard drives, Graphics card, wifi card, and all usb devices. Have tried both sticks of ram one by one in different slots etc. I have plugged in a formatted spare hard drive, which was functioning fine on another pc, and created some windows installation media on USB. A couple of times I have gotten to the install menu with it BSOD'ing soon after. Most of the time it will do as I described above.I have reset the BIOS via the jumper as well. The system is about 3 weeks old, here are the Specs:Gigabyte Z170 HD3I5 6600k SkylakeEVGA GTX 960 SSC (currently removed)Seagate 2gb SSHD (currently removed)Crucial 8GB DDR4 x2 (both swapped, checked etc)All that is plugged i... Read more

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Hey guys! I'm really hoping you can solve a problem that I've spent the past 16 hours wrestling with. This morning my PC hard crashed,. I didn't think anything of it, restarted and got back to work. About an hour later it hard crashed again, eventually BSODing within minutes of logging in. These are just some of the errors:
IRQL null less or equal
System Service Exception
Bad Pool Header
Kmove exception not handled
And a few others. I could never stay on long enough to google these errors so I ran CHKDSK from the advanced boot screen which came back fine. I decided "screw it" and just did a System Restore since my last point was a few days ago. Then it BSOD during the system restore, and it made it so that it would crash after the Windows logo. I decided to use the Reset to reinstall Windows 10 but keep my files, and, you guessed it! BSOD during that. Now it doesn't even ask for my password in the advanced boot screen like it used to. If I try to do the Reset again it gives me an error and says it can't be done.
If I power on, there's a 90% chance it either hard crashes or BSOD at the Windows logo. On the off-chance that it makes it beyond that, it runs a repair tool, but it always fails.
I made a Windows 10 USB installer but it just prompts for a serial key which I don't have because I used the automatic upgrade from Windows 8.1 a few weeks ago.
I spent hours searching for answers, and even resorted to making a USB Linux installer just to access my HDD and transfer... Read more

Answer:Multiple BSODs, now can't load Windows

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello! I have been trying to debug this myself for a while, and I'm rather at my wit's end here. I've been experiencing very frequent BSODs every time the computer comes under any sort of load, however it may take a while for them to start happening. Once they start happening, it seems to come more frequently. I've seen Clock Watchdog Timeout, WHEA, IRQUL NOT LESS OR EQUAL, SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION, KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED, SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED, among others I cannot remember. These have been happening ever since I did my clean install of Windows 10 preview, and have persisted through each update until now. I also experience freezing during load as well, though that is rarer, and only seems to happen during gaming, whereas the BSODs will happen while closing startup programs, copying files, or any other activity that puts stress on the computer.

I have included the dxdiag, and I dearly hope you wonderful people here can help me out on this as you've helped me with other issues through other people's solved problems.

Answer:Frequent, often different, BSODs while computer comes under load.

Hi AsteriaNox,

I couldn't find much in the dump files, so I want to make sure the drivers are tested.

Diagnostic Test


Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.
Please read and run driver verifier.

Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.

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I am able to install the game without any problems ( I have the 2 CD game version) but when I double-click the shortcuts put on my desktop to play the game, nothing happens. I would be massively grateful for any help at all as I am having withdrawal symptoms from not playing CS!!

My system information is as follows:

PC make and model:
Hewlett Packard RA922AA-ABU

Graphics and Sound Card make and model:
Graphics - NVidia GeForce 7300 LE
Sound - Realtek High Definition Audio

Graphics and Sound Card driver version:
Graphics - nv4-mini.sys 02 June 2006 not supported
Sound - rtkhdaud.sys 02 June 2006 not supported

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3.0
Direct X Version: DX 9.0c
System Ram: 1GB

Best regards

Answer:Counter Strike Condition Zero (2 CD game) installs okay but cannot load game

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Ok.. so I have an 8.9" Aspire One Netbook (AOA150-1777), was running dual boot XP and W7RC. Windows 7 RC was a bit wonky at times so I didn't switch everything over to it till the RTM came out, figured I'd bite the bullet once with that. Used a legal copy of 32bit Home Premium that I got from Acer to do a custom install to remove both XP and the W7RC. Only left the recovery partition. Got everything setup once but had many BSODs and eventually got to a point where it would load to desktop after login and then explorer would crash and crash and crash. So reinstall!

Now we are here. I still have some BSODs and I'm trying to track down what driver is causing it. I do have 1GIG of memory and I noticed that upon installing MS Security Essentials that it was causing a lot of system drag, so I removed it. I then used a 2Gig usb drive to devote to Ready Boost. Now I only get about 1 BSOD a day, maybe two. So I think its still a driver issue.

The problem, I don't know exactly how to track down the driver. I've read elsewhere on here how to debug the dump but don't know what to do after that. So I'm attaching the debug info here, with the hopes that someone will be kind enough to either tell me what to do (or where to find the information on how to track down the driver) or tell me what driver did it. Thanks for all your knowledge and help to whoever can help.


Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyri... Read more

Answer:Aspire One Netbook and many ?random BSODs

This is just a guess as to the relevancy to your issue, but in general, laptops have very specific drivers for specific systems. Installing the OS only does part of the job; you generally need to head to the manufacturer's website to get the necessary hardware drivers to make everything work properly. They often have them bundled for you.

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When I boot up, the C: drive stays lit for a long time. It is still loading my "process's" in the task manager.
I see that all my AVG files are usually the last to load, and I think this is the reason my boot up is not
as fast as it used to be. I ran malware bytes, AVG free, and CCleaner. They are all clean, no spyware, virus's

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? I tried bootvis, that didn't help either. I've only got one
file in my start up, and that the AVG reference. I defrag twice a week also.


Answer:Process load slow, especially AVG processes

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Hey guys, I've been getting constant BSODs for the last few months any time I play a game or even when I open a lot of tabs on google chrome. Some of the error messages I have experienced are: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, FLTMGR_FILE_SYSTEM, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE, KMODE_EXCEDPTION_NOT_HANDLED, BAD_POOL_HEADER, CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. As you can tell, this problem has been a constant annoyance and has crippled my computer. I have tried replacing the RAM with some similar RAM my friend had on hand that we could verify was good, but it made no difference. I have reinstalled windows thinking it was some strange file corruption but that did no good. Now I am getting red screens of death and am seeing the signs of component death in the constant crashes, so I uploaded all of the minidump files I could get onto this post. If you guys have any idea which component this is that is failing, I would love some information on this. Or if something is not adding up I'd like to hear your thoughts on these crashes. Thanks for any help

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Hi there.

Recently did a massive overhaul on my computer, replacing everything but my SSD and HDD.
After installing all the new components, I flicked it on and it booted perfectly to the old OS on my SSD.

I wanted to wipe and start over in order to avoid conflicting drivers.
I began by flashing the BIOS to the latest version, then proceeded to format both the SSD and HDD.
After installing Windows 7 U again, I started to run Windows update. I would get BSODs sometimes while downloading update files, sometimes while installing updates and sometimes while installing drivers.

I figured these were just caused by old builds, so I kept trucking through.
However, eventually it became so bad that just launching Windows update would cause BSOD.

I then started to do fault checking on the hardware.

I swapped around my RAM sticks, did them one by one in different slots to no avail. Tried using the RAM from my old build (compatible) to no avail.
Ran Memtest86 for about 10 hours with all sticks to no avail.

Tried removing the graphics card to no avail.

I then decided to wipe and re-install the OS again.
This time I just installed a LAN driver off the bat in order to connect to the internet, then ran Windows Updates in small batches.

It worked better. I would still get the BSODs, but less.
I have now managed to install all the updates available, but the BSOD issues still remain.

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Answer:BSODs after upgrade, when under load - need help reading .dmp files

Hello and welcome Draxel now first up did you replace the motherboard - I ask because I am assuming because as you said you replaced everything but the hard drives - there could be an issue depending on the version of Windows you are running.

That is if the media was an OEM installed on that SSD?? then without permission from Microsoft you cannot install that drive (or the media you got for it) onto a different motherboard - if on the other hand it is a retail version you installed onto the drive then you can but even so I think it would still create some problems.
Post back what version of Windows it is please.

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Hi TenForums, I'm posting an issue here that I've already fruitlessly posted on the microsoft forums because I'm all out of ideas.... The text from that post is copied below:

Recently I've started having BSODs occur while running games, and more infrequently at random times when the PC is not really under any load. These have been consistently DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION, IRQL_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL, BAD_OBJECT_HEADER, and a few other less frequent stop codes. I'm now able to pretty consistently recreate the crash by running a game of Overwatch, usually with 3 games I'll BSOD with one of these stop codes.
I've tried a series of debugging methods so far:

1. Memtest86, found no errors, also did the RAM DIMM slot shuffle, again finding no issues...
2. Replaced the RAM anyway, No change.
3. Reinstalled Windows on a series of different physical hard drives and one SSD, no change.
4. Replaced the motherboard entierly (after my machine started throwing these same errors while trying to install windows from a bootable USB made with the media creation tool. No longer convinced the old Mobo was bad), allowed me to install and run windows without immediate BSOD, but original problem not solved
5. Swapped out the GPU & updated GPU drivers, no effect
6. Swapped PSU, in case old psu went bad, no effect
7. Updated BIOS on both Mobos, no effect
8. Ran the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool, CPU Passes, including load tests
9. Implemented the suggestions for googling "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATI... Read more

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Hey guys, I've been getting constant BSODs for the last few months any time I play a game or even when I open a lot of tabs on google chrome. Some of the error messages I have experienced are:

These crashes happen when the PC is under any kind of stress at all, and sometimes just happen completely randomly. I tried running an sfc scan but got an error at 18%, saying "Windows resource protection cannot perform the requested operation." After I got this, I tried running a chkdsk on my SSD where windows is installed, and that came up negative for any corruption or failure. I then tried swapping out the RAM for some similar Samsung RAM I had around that I could verify was working properly, but this did not aid the problem at all. If you guys could analyze any of the dmp files or just give me some advice into sorting this issue I would be elated, but for the last few months I have just forced myself to live with this unstable system due to lack of the necessary finances to replace components. Thanks

Answer:Constant BSODS when PC is under any load at all, multiple errors

It appears your installation is counterfeit, as such I cannot provide support until it has been cleared up.

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.
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4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).

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Hey guys, I've been getting constant BSODs for the last few months any time I play a game or even when I open a lot of tabs on google chrome. Some of the error messages I have experienced are:

These crashes happen when the PC is under any kind of stress at all, and sometimes just happen completely randomly. I tried running an sfc scan but got an error at 18%, saying "Windows resource protection cannot perform the requested operation." After I got this, I tried running a chkdsk on my SSD where windows is installed, and that came up negative for any corruption or failure. I then tried swapping out the RAM for some similar Samsung RAM I had around that I could verify was working properly, but this did not aid the problem at all. If you guys could analyze any of the dmp files or just give me some advice into sorting this issue I would be elated, but for the last few months I have just forced myself to live with this unstable system due to lack of the necessary finances to replace components. Thanks

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I'am loves Computer and one things working,, And improve after
So hard,, driver load           Example::ide\ata\atapi driver,,,So hard load

Example::Toshiba HDD driver.. So Hard load

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These 2 updates are in Windows update awaiting to install.
Once (and it wasn't at first install) there was an error message and i deleted some files as directed by MS help page.

Now they are always in the Windows update page, I install, no error, they are still there...

Thanks for your help.

Answer:KB973688 & KB954430 Installs, and install, and installs...


Windows Update - Reset
How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 7 and Vista

You will find that SIW (link in my sig) will help you fill in the missing info in your system specs.

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Hi, My Aspire V5-122P, running Win 8 won't process charges from credit card swiper.  2 other computers on the same network work fine.  (one running Win 7, one running 8.1 both using Chrome). I have reset the computer, updated all the drivers, flashed the Bios to the newest.  I have removed anti virus but windows defender and  added the program to approved lists.  My wireless is working at similar speeds to the other computers. I called the processing people and they say it is something in this computer.  The USB's work for the bar code scanner and everything else I have used them for. I'm stuck.  More ideas?

Answer:Aspire V5-122p, Win 8 won't process charges from c...

In this case, it is recommended to update your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (it is available for free on Windows Store) and see if that fixes the issue. System requirements for Windows 8 and 8.1 are almost same. Hence, you can easily update your operating system by referring to the steps mentioned on the following link: Hope this will help you.

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Hi This is my first post here.   I've had an Aspire M3420 originally running windows 8, now running 8.1, for nearly 2 years.  Since day 1 I've had almost daily BSOD with numerous and inconsistent reason codes. The fact I've done nothing about this is my fault. For family reasons the PC is more important now than before and I need to resolve the problem once and for all. I've checked all the usual suspects including all the drivers. I've downloaded and paid for one of the commercial driver update utilities and have upgraded all drivers found to be out of date but the problem continues.  I've also manually checked for updates to most of the driviers using device manager Microsoft patches are up to date I've opened the case, unplugged and reset all the internal cables (I've a reasonable amount of computer knowledge) but the problem continues. I've also checked the windows memory dump from a number of crashes and, from my reading of the dumps, there is never a consistent cause Has anyone else experienced similar problems or has any suggestions of what to do next Declan  

Answer:Regular BSODs on my Aspire M3420 running W8.1

Have you ever tried to run with just 1 ram stick (if you have 2 or more)?download CPU-Z and check if ram voltage are ok:

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Hello. I have a really big problem with my Netbook (Acer Aspire 8930G)

SysInfo: (ran on Safe Mode)
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4092 Mb
Graphics Card: Standardowa karta graficzna VGA, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102499 MB, Free - 86234 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 8930
Antivirus: None

I have just finished installing Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit (no updates or 3rd party tools installed yet), but unfortunately just after the login I got
BAD_POOL_CALLER 0x00002c BSODs. Netbook restarted and it happened again (same BSOD for like 4th time).

Then just few minutes ago I got IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL STOP Message.

I've attached 4 minidumps for You. Hope you can help me somehow.

What's more, few weeks ago I got this netbook from repair because of keyboard and usb chipsets failures.
Greetings. Volitch.

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Hi guys, thats my first post in this forum!

I 'm having problems with my Acer Aspire 5740G laptop too. Blue screens are very frequent, and they occur mostly when I 'm listening to music or playing multimedia files in general, while I 'm not doing anything else (mostly). The BSODs are also strange, as they don't capture the whole screen, just a small piece (about 640*480 px) in the centre of it and the rest turns black. A strange repetitive noise starts (as if the music media I was listening to was "stuck"). I 've already contacted the Acer Support team in Greece, where I come from, but they told me I have to perform either a factory reset and reinstall the OS, or take the laptop to a service centre in Greece. However, both solutions are from painful to inapplicable: I 'm abroad right now for studies, I don't have sufficient storage means for a back-up and, finally, I don't have the install disks of software I use (e.g. Autocad etc) with me. Any proposal or solution (other than formating, which is a brutal tactic in this case) is kindly accepted. I attach crush dumps and perfmon system report. If you need ANY other hint, please ask for it.
Thank you very much for your time!

I 've already tried VERIFIER but I entered eventually in BSOD loop while booting so I had to restore the system.

Computer type: Laptop Acer Aspire 5740G
Purchased: August 2010, brand new
OS: Win7 HP x64 (OEM), preloaded, never formated-reinstalled

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Answer:Crashes and BSODs on Acer Aspire 5740G

Uninstall ZoneAlarm as it is the cause of some of your previous BSOD's (03Oct2010).
Use this free removal tool to remove the remanants of ZoneAlarm:
If you must have 3rd party firewall control, use this free program until we're finished troubleshooting: Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software

Also, please uninstall the Catalyst Control Center using Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program. This program is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.

Here's how to analyze your own BSOD memory dumps. It's a bit overwhelming, but just follow it through, step by step, and you'll be able to see where we're going:

Please follow these instructions for using Driver Verifier. Please also pay close attention to the screen to see if there is a driver named on the screen (this is in case you have to restore the system again).

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can re... Read more

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I can not even to get it to work. It will not load the process at all.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:19 AM, on 7/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defe... Read more

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I was reading an article referred to me from another thread on the Windows OS boot process, and while reading, I couldn't help but wonder --
When a computer turns on, why can't it start loading the OS earlier on in the boot process?
Regarding the gradual unfolding of a computer's boot processes from power-on -> OS loaded, why are there so many "hoops" to jump through in the boot process? It seems like the BIOS has to point to this location, this location can then read that location, that location can then load this location, this location runs this to load that location, etc., progressively higher and higher level. Even accessing a hard drive, it seems like there are multiple incarnations of "drivers" that need to be used until the highest-level drivers within the OS can take over.

I can sort of understand why it's necessary for a lifeless piece of machinery be able to go from a powerless, very low-level functionality and climb the ladder to higher functionality (with analogies like needing to start in lower gears to work up speed toward higher gears), but as far as computers go, I don't particularly understand the specifics of why it can't be done in less "hoops". I'd guess it's a large part of what the BIOS->UEFI transition is for -- a higher-level intermediary between powerless low-level hardware and higher-functioning OS abilities...?

I think I can catch the drift analogy-wise, but if anyone... Read more

Answer:Why can't computers load the OS earlier in the boot process?

Well which parts of the procedure do you have questions about? If you pick out a particular step, we can explain why it is necessary.

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On my Toshiba laptop, Firefox (3.5.5) will stop loading new sites. I am able to access a few sites by hitting the back and forward buttons, but nothing past ~5 either way. Any kind of attempt to load something new (a streaming music app like Pandora) will not work. I can exit Firefox but cannot end the process (firefox.exe). The only way to restart Firefox is to restart the computer. I've reinstalled Firefox and started from scratch, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Firefox locks up, won't load any websites or end process

Have you tried other browsers to see if its just Firefox?

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Used to have win 7, upgraded to 10 a couple weeks ago.

Randomly yesterday the computer turned off. I turned it back on and it said it shut down incorrectly and it was going to go through the repair process. It kept going through a loop and would never complete that process. It gave me some other options such as system restore which I tried but it could not find any restore points. Then I tried another option which was the last viable one, unfortunately I don't recall what it was, but I remember it implied to me that it would be rolling back my operating system to Windows 7 instead of 10, 7 being my previous OS.
I let this run over night and I came back to it in the morning and it was still sitting there. I turned the computer off and then back on and it automatically went back into that process.

I am unsure if my hard drive is faulty or if the OS is corrupted or something.

Can I do something in BIOS to bypass this and get into windows? Should I reinstall windows on this harddrive, or buy a new one?

Thankyou for any feedback and information.

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Every morning Windows fails to load on the first start-up attempt of the day. Please note that after I am able to get it to load, I can turn off, turn on, or restart with no issues the rest of the day. It is literally only on the first start-up of each day. As soon as it starts to load windows it will reboot and go straight to windows recovery with an option to load windows normally or check for problems.

Each time "Start Windows Normally" is selected it will either reboot as soon as windows stats to load, BSOD, or once in a while it will load windows where it will BSOD the second anything is clicked. As soon as it BSOD, the next start-up I can load windows normally and everything will be fine rest of the day.

If I have it check for a problem it will show it is checking and then ask if I want to restore to an earlier time. As this is a fresh install, I will select "no" and it will begin to attempt a repair. If I let it run the full course it will always return a message stating nothing could be repaired. After which, I can start windows normally with no problems. I have also learned that in the mornings I can choose to repair and immediately restart computer once it begins to check for problems and it will load windows normally.

Other than that there are basically no issues. I can turn off and on rest the day without an issue. There is one other thing, I have noticed if I leave it idle for a very long time (most the day), every now and t... Read more

Answer:Windows fails to load (BSODs) once a day on first startup attempt

Both of these were related to pool_corruption. Since memtest has passed I would suspect a driver. To work out which please run driver verifier. My gut feeling is it is your Avast but no definitive info yet.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash... Read more

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Firstly, english isn't my primary language, so, in advance, sorry for any mispellings

I've started building this computer 2 days ago, and after initial installation of OS, drivers and basic software, I noted that whenever I'm stressing the network adapter (until now, specifically with torrents), the computer all of a sudden gets really slow, even the system audio playing kinda sluggish, or the computer BSODs

the computer specs are:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H motherboard
core i7 2700k CPU
4x8GB corsair dominator 1600 RAM
MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB GPU
550W Corsair PSU

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed in a X25-M SSD

the motherboard, cpu and memory are brand new, got them this friday, all the other hardware are in average a year old, and I used all of them with my old computer without any problems.

I'm not doing any overclocking (as far as I know, at least, I'm still a little confused with EFI bios), and tried memory both at 1600Mhz (through XMP profile) and 1333Mhz, with 4 and 2 RAM sticks, installed all the drivers from the motherboard DVD and downloading them from the internet, and with the LAN drivers (an atheros AR8151 on-board), tried some newer drivers from another motherboard (since in gigabyte's page newer version for my mobo are, tried

I also experimented disabling windows firewall, enabling/disabling other features like intel Smart Connect Technology, Smart Response, on-board graphics and other non-essentials.

Until now, this only happened w... Read more

Answer:Random BSODs or General Slowness when ethernet under load

Related to L1C62x64.sys L1c PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller from Atheros Communications, Inc. I would re-install newest

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any good? I think it's too hot what do you think

Answer:46* full load on soket a

46 degrees C? shouldn't the temperatures not be dependant on the socket specification?

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what is the best software to test my CPU under full load as i have seen a few and just wundered what was best?

Answer:Best way to test CPU on full load

prime95 is probably the best to test stability at full load, and also give you a good idea of full load temps.

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My CPU is 49c to 51c on idle and 92c when i ran a stress test. It still works i can do whatever i want with it.

Answer:Q6600 92c full load

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hello,i want you to ask that "which cpu temp is suitable on full load test?"i tried on passmark test8,and some values were critical because on %100 cpu load testi saw 89-90-91 degrees celcius at 4 cores,is this suitible or not? now,i am worrying about cpu,i am studying engineering and i need good system to render you have any suggestion for me? my laptop and system:vn7 791g 78m44710hq-16gb ram-860m graphic cardno ssd and 1tb hard drivewin10 home


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Hello, The maximum temperature of Intel Core i7 4710HQ is 100C. The processor reaches 91C on 100% load (stress test). It's normal.Have you updated the chipset driver for Windows 10-64?ChipsetIntelChipset Driver10. MB2015/08/27Download

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Hello all.Today I purchased an Acer Aspire One AOD270. It contains an Intel Atom N2600.When I have the computer under a stress test for 15 min (15 min at 100% consumption)The temperatures of the cores (both) get up to 60C. Is this normal? Or is this too high?How hot can the CPU get before things get damaged? What temp should I begin to get worried?Also, Just for general reference -- Do Laptops run hotter then Desktops? are laptops made to withstand high temperatures?

Answer:Netbook CPU - 60C at Full load for 15 min?


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Hey guys. I have just built myself a new rig (full setup below in case you need to see everything) and when i was moving my tower to a more suitable place, my stock heatsink fan somehow un-clipped and fell off. I then placed it back on and i found that when running games or any kind of demanding process, it reaches temperatures of around 100'C. The idle temperature is around 35-42'C. Is there anything i can do about this? I am going to try re-applying the thermal paste as well so if you have any tips about that, that would be great

i7 950 (Quad core) @3.06GHz
GTX 570
Asus Rampage III Gene (Micro-ATX)
Cooler Master HAF 922

With my case i had 3 built in fans. One at the front, one on the top, and one at the back.
My i7 is using a stock heatsink that came with it. But after it falling off, i think the thermal paste isn't applied properly.

So also is there any other way after applying a new layer or thermal paste, that i can keep my system running as cool as possible?

Answer:My CPU is over 100C when on full load

It's almost definitely the thermal paste - make sure you clean off any residue before re-applying. Now might be a good time to get an aftermarket HSF also. Even a cheap CM 212 Evo would be much better.

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Just a quick question about graphics cards. Is 94 degrees centigrade a normal load temperature for a modern graphics card? In this case an ATI Radeon HD 3800 (closest you'll find will be a 3850).

Answer:GPU Full Load Temperatures

HD3800?  Where did that come from?  Never seen or heard of one before, and I can't find any references about it.Anyway ... 94C is supposedly safe, but I wouldn't like to see my card (any card) that high.What kind of case/cooling do you have, and what's the fan speed on the card?What program did you use to get the load temp?

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Alright, I have built this PC 5 years ago and it ran very fast without problems. Recently it started acting weird when the HDD was on load like programs loading slow and working with them, loading windows and the weirdest opening and loading pages with chrome/ie/mozilla. Everything got updated and now with fresh installation of Windows 10 and newest chrome it's still not working as it should. I ran few scans with MHDD and it has shown a lot of errors and delays then I ran it again with remapping on but from that point I think things got worse. I scanned with HDD Regeneration HDAT2 but still no hope. Erased the drive with write zeros still no hope. My question is could this be 100% HDD fault and if is, can it be used as secondary hard drive ONLY to store music and useless data? Below you can see some useful info about my config and the test I've ran, If something is missing let me know

HDD info

HDD Info with CrystalDiskInfo



S.M.A.R.T. values compared to other users

HDS log


MB: Foxconn P67A-S
CPU: Intel i5 2500
RAM: 6GB 1033
HDD: Western Digital 1TB WD10EARS

Answer:OS getting slow when HDD is on full load

If the hard disk is starting to fail, I wouldn't use it for anything. I would backup the data, replace it, and throw it away.

You didn't say, but what did S.M.A.R.T. report the health of the drive to be?

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Hi, Has anyone any suggestions for my problem ! Under normal load my computer runs fine but if I do anything like Video Encoding, using the CPU at 80-100% the computer turns off after getting rather Hot. I am running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ in a Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 board. I have used the 'Easytune 5' software that came with the board to check the temp of the CPU and have seen it record a high of 104 degrees C. Could it be a faulty sensor ? as when i stop the video software from running the temp drops to normal within 45 seconds. I also had this problem last year and changed the CPU heatsink and fan for a better one, this seemed to cure it for a while but the problem is now back again and i am at a loss as to what the cause could be.Thanks for any help / suggestions.

Answer:Overheating under full Load

Definately too high, Isuggest removing heatsink and fan clean off old theremal paste and put on new, clean heatsink fins and check fan is running correctly oil if necessary.

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Umm One of my computers:
3200+ 939 VEnice Stock cooling
Biostar M9-6100
OCZ VS 512mb
3x80mm Case fans

Well when ever Iam using it under full load like in games it shutsdown.I cant figure out why.Temps around load are 40*c Max.Only during gaming and heavy load programs.Idle temps is about 29*c.Games have been playing on this for a while.The temps are in the safe range i think.Umm I have a 60*c shutdown temp on the MOBO BIos .
The temps that I giving are from EVErest.Please suggestion's

Update: I just went full load while not gaming and it got only up to 36*C Max.No restart.Although I wasnt at full load for an extended time.

Answer:Shutdown while under Full LOAD

sounds like overheating/unstable psu
how exactly did you go *full-load* while not gaming? i suggest youll run the torture test with prime95 and at the same time monitor the temperature with everest

also in everest , get into computer-->sensor ,and take a screenshot so ill see if the psu voltages are stable

and just for making sure , your using the onboard graphics and not a seperate graphics card you forgot to mention right?

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I'm having a problem with my i5 2500K. I'm aware of the Intel Speedstep technology and the whole downclock while idle thing. However, my CPU doesn't ever go up to full speeds. It stays at 1.6 GHz even under 100 % load. Here you can see that I have Prime95 running with 100 % CPU load and CPU-Z still reports it being at 1.6 GHz.

My motherboard is ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z and I recently upgraded the BIOS from 0403 to 0902. Not sure if this caused the problem since I didn't notice it until I started playing some games which wasn't until a while later. In BIOS I have the clock speed set to 4.6 GHz which worked perfectly fine until this problem arose.

Anyone got any clues on what to do?

Answer:2500K @ 1.6 GHz under full load

Strange, I would go into BIOS and disable speedstep plus any power saving functions too, should be on the same page if not in the same block. Too bad I've already packed up my 2600K so I can't help you more there. I've had that one OC'd to 4.6GHz too with no discrepancies among various reporting apps.

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When I go to webpages, I see raw html about halfway down the page. I've uninstalled IE and reinstalled.

This might help:

System Information report written at: 02/02/2002 07:06:12 PM
[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 2 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model K7S5A
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1195 Mhz
BIOS Version Version 1.00
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
System Directory C:\WINNT\System32
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Locale United States
User Name FILE-SERVER\skunk
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 523,760 KB
Available Physical Memory 375,696 KB
Total Virtual Memory 1,408,836 KB
Available Virtual Memory 1,142,276 KB
Page File Space 885,076 KB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Answer:IE 5.5 won't load full page!

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Question: Full load temp?

So i have a new cooler on my GPU. new paste too, i replaced it yesterday.

I am getting temps of upto 88oC. Just playing WoW. and im not even on ultra settings, it seems to go high when i watch a film online too?

Is my Graphics card stuffed?

Answer:Full load temp?

No. GPUs are usually fan controled to stay around mid 80s.

Whaat is your fan speed at?

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Since about a few weeks ago I noticed that when I leave my PC idle, and if I don't press any key or use the mouse for about 20 to 30 minutes, some rogue svchost.exe process will start utilizing about 20-40% of CPU resources.

As soon as I move the mouse pointer or press any key (which is necessary if I'm to find out which process it is), that process seems to vanish completely and the CPU load goes back to normal.

I tried to locate which particular svchost.exe file it is by leaving sysinternals process explorer running (I hoped to find out its PID) but it seems that even its PID gets changed from one time to another. It seems that the process not only stops using a lot of CPU resources when the PC is not idle anymore, but that it completely stops running.

I ran ESET Smart Security 8 several times and it doesn't find anything suspicious.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to how I could locate the problematic process and hopefully get rid of it once and for all?

Answer:Rogue svchost.exe process stealthily causes high CPU load

Just some ideas.

Check if you have anything Scheduled.
Check and see if you have your security System to scan.
Check and see if indexing is completed.
Check and see if you have MRT running.
Check and see if you have any Auto Updating programs.
Do you have any Auto Cloud backup programs running

I would also recommend running Malwarebytes to be sure.

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Ok.. so I have had blue screens from time to time, this being the tech preview I thought nothing of it. After the last one I thought that even though it doesn't BSOD under heavy load, it might be that my overclock was not as stable as it used to be and reset my motherboard to default settings.. I have had multiple BSODs since then, meaning in the past few hours. It was every 20 minutes or so at one point, while I was trying to watch streaming video.. I figure ok.. it never does this under heavy system load.. so I switched from chrome to safari for my mythbusters marathon.. lo and behold it stops bluescreening for a good 2-3 hours or so.. but it just started again and I am at wits end with this. I don't know how to read dump files, I know I had used whocrashed in the past, but that does not seem to work on Win10.. and blue screen view just says ntoskrnl, which I know can't be the actual cause.. so I am turning to you guys.

Edit: I am on build 10130 if that info is needed.

Answer:Multiple BSODs in the past 5 hours, only under light system load

I have had more bluescreens in the full day since I posted this... I would really like some help here..

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also infections that emsisoft can't fix (UPDATE: 2nd pass quarantined them aaall)
lenovo ideapad p2580 win7 64bit I5
Mod Edit:  Pasted FRST data into topic - Hamluis.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-08-2014 01
Ran by Devon Mooney (administrator) on DEVONMOONEY-PC on 09-08-2014 14:43:45
Running from C:\Users\Devon Mooney\Downloads
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version:
Download link for 64-Bit Version:
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\CISVC.EXE
(Conexant Systems Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\CxAudMsg64.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C... Read more

Answer:key stroke lag after full profile load - need help

Your fabar did not help however I was able to fix the problem. It's all better now. Taken 8 days, but everything is good now.

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Hey guys, I kinda got the feeling that my s205 is getting extremely hot although my fan seems to be working... So i checked it while watching a youtube video and i nearly jumped off my chair.. my cpu/gpu heat was 92C(198F) which in my opinion is way too high, even for a notebook... Im running on windows 8 64 bit 4 gb ram. Again the fan seems to be working but it isnt too loud... i tried changing the fanspeed with some programs, but as I already read this is not working on the e-450. Any ideas? Cheers Tim

Answer:90°C+(198°F) on full load s205

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Good Mornin',

I'm using Windows Home Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 2 on a laptop that has a 60 GB hard drive with 55.8 GB of usable space. So far I've used over 50% of the available space with 24.6 GB of space left. Is there a "downside" if I continue to add more data to use up still more of the 24.6 GB of the hard drive space?

BTW, this laptop is already 4 1/2 years old. I was told once that a hard drive's life span is usually 3-4 years so I make sure to do regular backups of my data. I do plan on purchasing a new laptop with a much larger hard drive once we return to FL from our annual RV road trip in the fall.

Thanks for the help,


Answer:How full can I load my hard drive?

There is really no limit. As long as you have enough space for your paging file you should be good. I would caution against going over say 90% because at that point windows cannot run disk defragmentation on the drive (not sure if it is exactly 90% but around there).

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For some reason whenever I double click certain programs, such as fable, a full screen game, I get a small loading symbol, then nothing. It stops as though nothing happened.
I have run, McAfee, AVG free, Malwarebytes, ComboFix, and am currently running ad-aware. If Ad-Aware doesnt work then I will also run Ad-Watch wich I have downloaded.
Movies play fine in full screen, it just seems to be a few games so far, but it is becoming quite a hassle. I have also tried simply openiong the game from the cd, to no avail. Fable opens up a small window asking if i want to uninstall or play etc. Once play is clicked, same problem. With the sims and morrowind, i get nothing. A simple little loading symbol for a split second, then nothing.
I have restarted, as required by ComboFix, nothing, and I am sure reinstalling wont work as I installed Morrowind after this problem started.

I'm at quite a loss. Any help at all should be rewarded with a huge slice of cake! I would if I could.

Answer:Why won't full screen programs load?

Hi nokayin. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

My first thought here from the software end would be an incompatibility with Vista. I suggest that you check these areas for further information if you have not already done so yet:

? The Event Viewer -
START | type eventvwr into the Start Search box | right-click on eventvwr.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view the various logs starting with the Administrative logs.

? Problem Reports and Solutions:
START | type wercon.exe into the Start Search box | right-click on wercon.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view "See Problems to Check'.

? Reliability and Performance Moniter:
START | type perfmon into the Start Search box | right-click on perfmon that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view both the Performance Moniter and the Reliability Moniter.

The second one especially would list incompatibility, if an issue.

Good Luck to you.. .


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My 14" T61 7664-1LU (bought July 2008) regularly locks up after a few minutes under full load. Examples I can reproduce are:- displaying (Flash) video streams in full screen, especially in HD- running extensive Matlab codes / simulations Doing normal office work it is (meanwhile) very stable. I was assuming a temperature problem, but the read-out temperatures with a system diagnosis tool appear to be normal (~55-65 CPU, 65-75 C GPU). Full history of this machine:- bought in July 2008 with preinstalled Vista 32bit Business- machine was always crashing when running in battery mode a few seconds after the AC plug was disconnected, moreover, a wireless connection could not be established after hibernation / stand-by mode- fresh Vista 32bit install did not solve these problems- sent machine to RMA in Germany in February 2009: motherboard changed -> wireless and battery issue solved; machine still kept crashing under full load and was instable (blue screens)- Checked memory with Memtest86 - Memtest86 crashed rather than reporting memory errors! -> exchanged and upgraded DDR2 memory (2x1GB OEM to 2x2GB Kingston HyperX Ram) in April 2009- upgraded to Windows 7 64bit Professional this October - having an almost stable T61 for the very first time! The OS, WiFi, general office stuff works flawlessly. Never had a bluescreen again so far. BUT: Machine still crashes under full load!!! (Matlab, ...)- was running Memtest86 last night again: Crashes / hangs up after 14%... Read more

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I am on an older laptop and no matter which browser I use my webpages won't load the full content. I have tried updating everything and it still will not load properly. Mainly images and boxes where information needs to be entered will not show but I can guess and still type into the boxes. Click icons will not be their but I can mouse over and click the blank spot and it will work. Not sure if their is an issue with java or what.

Answer:Web pages won't load full content

Try going to your browser of choice and clearing your history and cache. If this doesnt work try flushing the DNS:

Open the Start menu.
Go to Run.
If you do not see the Run command in Vista, search for "run" in the Search bar.

In the Run text box, type: ipconfig /flushdns
Press Enter or Return, and your cache will be flushed.
After this,tell me what your internet speed is: This may be interfering with the loading of web pages. If these solutions do not work, I have other solutions.

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I am trying to get WMP12 to open in full screen mode. I want to put a keybaordless pc out on the kids tv and utilise the play to feature. Got everything going ok except can't get to load full screen mode.

Any help is appreciated.



Answer:Load WMP Full Screen Mode

Double Clicking the video does not go to full screen? You could try F11 but you said keyboard less.

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i did a clean install of vista then did the serv packs updates.
sys is currently uptodate.
when i clk on ie8 it loads full screen but when i clk on my shortcuts they only load sm screen.
i've tried expanding them to full size closing and then reopen but goes rit back to sm window.
also did the drag to edge and the ctrl(shift) method.
should remember the last state they were in but don't.
i can do this with just the ie8 it remembers last window size but the shortcuts don't.

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When I click the IE Explorer icon on my desktop, the browser opens, but it does not open to a full screen when it loads (not the full screen that F=11 opens, but just a normal browser window size, full page.

Using Windows XP SP2
IE Explorer 7

Any help would be appreciated...

Answer:IE 7 browser does not load to full screen?

If you want Internet Explore to open full-size when you start it up, you must first start IE. Then maximize the window. Now click File, then Close. Now restart IE, and it should start up in a full-sized window. If half of the window is off the screen when you start a program, bring the window to the location you want and then click File and then Close, and it will re-open in this position the next time.

Changing the size of windows that appear when you click on an Internet link takes a few more steps.

Open Internet Explorer. Now open another instance of Internet Explorer so that you have two running at the same time. In the second one, right-click a link and select Open In New Window. If the new window does not start in full screen, simply resize the window by dragging the edges out to the sides of the screen. Do not use the max button.

Close the first window by selecting File, then Close. Now close the window you just made full size. But close it by holding down the Control key and selecting File, then Close. Do not release the Control key until the window is closed.

Now close the last Internet Explorer window. If you do this right, the settings will stick. You may or may not have to reboot, depending on your operating system

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Hello PCAdvisor, I have a problem, my cpu is heating up very fast and I can't find what causes the heating. My specs are the following:
Motherboard: Nf4am2l
CPU: amd athlon 64 x2 5200+
GPU: Msi 5670 512 mb
PSU: Floston fl500 500wats(brand new)
HDD: Seagate 250gb
Ram: 4 gb ddr2 800mhz
I tried everything, I am sure the heatsink is placed how it's supposed to be placed(it's a stock amd heatsink). It's dust-free and I don't know what to do.
Temperatures while idle: 40-45 each core
Temperatures while 50% load: 60-67 each core
Temperetures while 100% load: passes 70 and if i stays like that for 1-2 minutes it closes.
Even watching a video and installing/downloading something heats up the pc to 65 degrees. THe pc closes itself at 70 degrees and even playing let's say dota2 or skyrim and it closes in 5-10 minutes.
I don't have the latest BIOS version, is that the cause of heating up?
I even tried putting the pc in the coldest room and it still heats up, the temperature just goes down my 2-3 degrees if I do what i said above.
I will apreciate any help at all, and sorry for my english, I'm not a native english speaker.

Answer:CPU heating up 40C in idle and 70 in full load

Did the heatsink come with a heat pad or have you applied heat transfer paste such as artic silver

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hello there.. my acer aspire one cannot come out from system recovery and complete the process... there is a messages pop-out that is "windows could not complete the install windows in this computer,restart the installation" so i hit enter\ok... then the same problem still popout... and remain in that state over and over again..i try(F2 then F8) Advance Boot option to start my computer normally hoping that the installation to stop and start as previously.. but all the option that i try still continue the installation... what should i do??

CPU TYPE : INTEL(R) Atom(tm) CPU N570 @1.66GHZ

Answer:Solved: cer aspire one cannot come out from system recovery and complete the process

Hi, the inbuilt recovery option does not always work correctly.
You may need to use the recovery Cd from Acer.
Acer Support.

Check - 'Accessory Store
Accessories, and eRecovery CD's for your Acer product'.

If this is a Netbook with no Cd drive.- you will need an External USB Cd drive, similar to the one shown here.
External USB DVD Drive.

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Hi guys,

You'll have to bear with me as this machine (an Acer Aspire X1900 with Win7 Home Premium) is driving me up the wall and this will be a long explanation....I took it in a week ago from a friend because it was in a constant restart loop just after POST. It would POST, then the second the Win7 logo would come up, it would restart, and continue doing this. This turned out to be a corrupt MBR, so I repaired that and it would then boot, so I gave it back to the gentleman.

He returned it to me 2 days later saying it would work (and more slowly than usual) for a random amount of time and then BSOD. After I received it from him, I used it for awhile and found the same thing. I ran 3-4 or so MemTest86 tests of 4-5 passes, and the Memory seemed fine with no errors reported at all, so I think that's ok. I used the sfc command in the Command prompt to try repairing Windows files, I tried restoring to earlier restore points....neither of these would solve the random BSODS either.

Finally, I thought, ok...I'll do a repair install from the machine's Recovery Partition...ran through all of that....Windows wouldn't even boot, just after POST, the Win7 logo would appear and the system would freeze. I thought, ok, screw this...I'm going to do a complete format and Factory Default install from the Recovery Partition.....

Guess what? Same issue...the machine refuses to boot and just freezes up as the Win7 logo comes on the screen after POST. It won't boot in Safe Mode either (freezes ... Read more

Answer:Aspire X1900 BSODs and issuess with formatting from Recovery Partition

You stated smart says its fine, but did you actually test that hard drive? I suggest you use the manufacturers tools to do this.

Here is a tip for you. Smart means nothing. It is not something you should rely on. There are few cases in which it actually works. A hard drive test is a much more reliable approach.

Are there any drivers updates or bios updates that can be done?

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Really confused/frustrated. I have recently bought my laptop because it had lots of storage (or so I thought) and have since discovered that almost anything that can should be saved to the D or External drives as the C drive is rediculously small. I've removed as much of the bloatware as I can but still every now and then the machine plays up due to the C Drive becoming full- even though I rarely if ever save any files there. Am I doing something wrong or is this just how it is? Another annoying aspect of windows/pc/acer system. Any solution?


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Answer:Acer Aspire V15 C Drive full?

that happens because you need to install programs to D: instead of C:, so you need to set this manually each time you need to install something. 44GB on C: is good for windows and maybe 1-2 programs you can also do a clean disk, temporary files and windows update files can use a lot of storage, check also if windows system recovery is using C: or D: as storage. hibernate also use a lot of storage. to do a clean diskwindows logo keytype disk cleanupclick on disk cleanupclick on cleanup system fileslet it scan your SSD, then tick on the list what you want to remove, it's OK and wait some minutes system recoverywindows logo + x keysclick on Systemon the left click on system protectionunder protection settings check if C is used, if so disable and delete restore points, then add D: as storage for restore points.

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i cant seem to find the information for this specific laptop. Please help

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