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Having problems with crashing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by julkku_, Jan 4, 2015.

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  1. julkku_

    julkku_ Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2015
    A few days ago, my PC crashed suddenly, without a blue screen. After that, the crashing became frequent, with blue screens. I decided to reinstall windows 7, as I was due to do it anyway, after trying to diagnose the problem - to no avail.

    After a clean install, the problems came back. Not caused by anything in particular - it seems. Every once in a while, the system just crashes. It may be on for hours, or just minutes. Right now I had a particularily bad moment, when the crashing stopped me from booting, even into safe mode.

    Windbg did blame rdyboost.sys for some of the crashes - before and after the clean install.

    Ran a memtest today, nothing showed up.

    Thanks in advance!

    Link to the most recent memory dump: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=B760BFEA67B238A8!661&authkey=!ANTG_1drRat8nKg&ithint=file,DMP

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 12286 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 887069 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A87TD/USB3

    UPDATE: I accidentally installed 32-bit Windows while reinstalling, and had it for a day. (I was really tired). No crashes occured then.
    I just got a crash with the culprit as ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!NtSetInformationThread+3c6e ). Apparently this points to hardware? My crashes seem to generally have different culprits.

    Just took out my older pair of RAM (2+2), to see what happens.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    rdyboost.sys is related to ReadyBoost. This feature uses external USB flash drives as a hard disk cache to improve disk read performance. Supported external storage types include USB thumb drives, SD cards, and CF cards. Since ReadyBoost will not provide a performance gain when the primary disk is an SSD, Windows 7 disables ReadyBoost when reading from an SSD drive.

    External storage must meet the following requirements:
    • Capacity of at least 256 MB, with at least 64 kilobytes (KB) of free space.The 4-GB limit of Windows Vista has been removed.
    • At least a 2.5 MB/sec throughput for 4-KB random reads
    • At least a 1.75 MB/sec throughput for 1-MB random writes
    Maybe your drive doesn't meet ReadyBoost requirements?


    Turn ReadyBoost on or off for a storage device
  3. julkku_

    julkku_ Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2015
    I haven't really had a flash drive plugged in when the crashed have occured. I don't think it would be that, then?
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