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constant BSOD screens!

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  1. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    okay, so I am having big problems with my computer. I inherited it from my grandma, who in a few years used it three times or so. After i got it, I reinstalled the OS and put some basic software on it. Since using it I've had nothing but problems. I get BSOD's all the time, around two to three time a day. I try looking for answers on the internet for every blue screen I get, but being somewhat of a newbie at all this technical talk I don't understand the solutions half the time... after some reading on forums, I now understand what a minidump file is, and so here they are, all zipped together!
    Truly, any help and/or advice is much appreciated!

    here's my system info:
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3070 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 143359 MB, Free - 94625 MB; D: Total - 458751 MB, Free - 399311 MB;
    Motherboard: ACER, MCP73PV
    Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     

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  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi and welcome.
    Probably caused by : RTKVHDA.sys
    Realtek(r) High Definition Audio Function Driver
    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/REALTEK/REALTEK-High-Definition-Audio-Driver-154.shtml

    Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys
    NVIDIA video driver - run the online scan.
    NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Automatically Detect NVIDIA Products
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx

    Probably caused by : usbehci.sys
    USB Miniport Driver
    Check Device Manager
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm
    Check for exclamtion marks.
    If a driver is needed - always go to the manufacturers website.

    Probably caused by : hardware
    Run a hard drive test.
    SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en
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    Also Download Security Check by screen317
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Save it to your Desktop.

    Double click the install icon.
    If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
    Post the result of the scan here.
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    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1
    You are also missing out on important Windows Updates.
    Download Windows Service Pack 2
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16468
     
  3. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    hi Blues harp!
    Thanks so much for the info and links. Im going to check them out now. I check back to let you know what worked and not. I do think i have a serious driver issue though. Just got a new bsod saying: 'driver irql not less or equal'? so weird...!
     
  4. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    also, is there a good and bad way to install/ write over old drivers?? Do I have to first remove the old ones? And in safe mode? Is there some tutorial you can send me to for that? hehe.. sorry to be a pest.
     
  5. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    If the driver you are installing is a newer version, there is usually no need to uninstall the older ones first.
    But always set a new system restore point before installing the new driver and restart the Pc after the install.
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/restoresysv.html
     
  6. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    I installed SP2, the real tek and nvidea driver. I dont see anything wrong with my usb drivers. The usb blue screen occurred when i hooked up my Ipod...?

    Here is the checkup file, plus the latest minidump files (blue screens keep happening a few times a day... Hope you can help!
     

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  7. blues_harp28

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    Minidump results.
    ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY (be)
    BUGCHECK_STR: 0xBE
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    Probably caused by : nvmfdx32.sys
    NVIDIA MCP networking driver

    The above relates to Nvidia - you say that you ran the online scan for drivers?
    NVIDIA Driver Downloads.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx
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    But where the blue screen error is reported, is not necessarily where it first started and may not be the cause.
    Some reasons for Blue Screens
    New hardware - Software installed.
    Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
    Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.
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    Run the Vista Memory Diagnostic Tool - let us know the result.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...y-using-windows-vista-memory-diagnostic-tool/
    But it is better to run an external MemTest.
    Mem Test.
    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    Download the ISO file from one of the links above to your desktop.
    Then burn the ISO to a Cd.
    How to Burn an ISO Image to a Disc.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14183/beginner-geek-how-to-burn-an-iso-image-to-a-disc/
    Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

    It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
    Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram and test each Ram stick one at a time.
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    Check Device Manager
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm
    Check for exclamtion marks.
    If a driver is needed - always go to the manufacturers website.

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    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.59
    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 (UAC is disabled!)
    Internet Explorer 7 Out of date!
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    Java 7 Update 15
    Java version out of Date!
    Adobe Flash Player 9 Flash Player out of Date!
    Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168
    Adobe Reader 10.1.6 Adobe Reader out of Date!
    Mozilla Firefox (19.0)
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    Windows Defender MSASCui.exe
    Spybot Teatimer.exe is disabled!
    McAfee VIRUSS~1 mcshield.exe
    McAfee VIRUSS~1 mcsysmon.exe
    Empowering Technology eSettings Service capuserv.exe
    Windows Defender MSASCui.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C: %
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
     
  8. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    Hello!
    I did the first memory scan, but after it restarted my system it did not give me any report, and I don't know how to find it. I also did a SFC test with some errors that could not be fixed according to the report, though I don't know how to read the logg that it gave me (cbs.log). I am going to do the memtest overnight, see what comes up there. Meanwhile I got two more BSOD's yesterday evening with the header: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT...
    It does seem there is something wrong with my ram. I looked it up and in one forum i found that it could be related to the voltage of the memory? And if I were to lower it, I possible would not have this particular bsod?

    About the NVIDEA driver: the scan on the website is not working. It says that it can not locate my gpu. So i manualy re-installed the driver for my videocard (Geforce 8600 GT).
    thanks!
     
  9. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    It looks like it is memory [Ram] related
    Run the MemTest and let us know the result.
    Run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes

    Most of the files that sfc can not fix end up being unimportant.
    Start - Search box
    Type
    cmd
    Then right click and run as Admin.
    Type [copy and paste]

    findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
    It can then be found in C:\Windows\System32 - sfcdetails.txt
     
  10. ams1984

    ams1984 Thread Starter

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    Hey Blues Harp!
    A few updates: I opened the scfdetails.log but it was empty... No text what so ever. I still got many bsod's and so I installed Slimdrivers (a tip I got). This programme saw that I had four outdated drivers which Windows update did not see, nor was visible in Device manager, even after I checked for updates for my drivers. Anyhow, after the istallation of these drivers (usb driver, Nvidia networkcontroller etc) I've had no bsod's anymore!!! I don't know if this is temporary or what, but I am very glad. I recommend Slimdriver to all with similar problems! I will still run the memtest, haven't had the opportunity because I had to use my pc for work... but soon I will and I will post the results here.
    Thank you again for your help, and see you later!
     
  11. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Usually using a driver scanning program can provide outdated or even the wrong drivers - you were fortunate this time ;)
    Let us know if all is a Ok after running your Pc for some time.
     
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