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Solved: machine keeps crashing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jondavis, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. jondavis

    jondavis Thread Starter

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    After I boot up I got about 30 minutes before my machine crashes.
    I can just let the computer sit there and it will crash

    At first I was getting BSOD
    here is a couple errors I got
    kernel data inpage error 0x0000007a SCSIport.sys

    and
    0x000000F4

    After I hard boot I then either have to go back into the bios to set the solid state drive as the first boot device.
    Or
    Press F8
    which will bring up a menu of which drive I want to boot from

    What I've Tried
    1st
    System Restore
    went about 3 days before error started.

    2nd
    Virus Scan

    3rd
    check disk
    chkdsk /r - will finish
    chkdsk /r /f - will hang after about 15% stage 4 I think it was
    I do have a solid state hard drive

    4th
    deleted SCSIport.sys and then did a system repair

    5th
    reinstalled windows 7

    6th
    Memory Test

    After I reinstalled windows 7 I don't get the BSOD but the screen just freezes.
    I froze once before I installed my Motherboard drivers
    and since then It's froze a couple times.
    Just got done with the Memory Test and that checked out good.

    I have yet to reinstall my video drivers
    Geforce 590 video card
    Motherboard does not have it's own video port

    So not sure where to go from here
    Is there a way to test your solid state drive for errors?
     
  2. jondavis

    jondavis Thread Starter

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  3. rainforest123

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    Please provide your system information.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

    Please provide the brand, model & model # of your computer, if applicable.

    Thanks for posting the error messages.

    30 min then a crash suggests over heating.

    Which mem diag?
    Please run Memtest86+ for at least 8 hours, or until an error appears.
    http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

    Have you tried a firmware update?
    http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-S...a-diagnostics-program-from-Crucial/td-p/96549
    If not, I think it is worth a try.
    NOTE: This link & the link you posted appear very similar. :)

    I am unaware of a diag from Crucial. I assume that you have a Crucial SSD because you posted a Crucial forum thread.

    I recommend the freeware version.
    http://ssd-life.com/eng/download-ssdlife.html

    Please run it and post the results.

    Please read the FAQ
    http://ssd-life.com/eng/ssdlife-faq-frequently-asked-questions.html

    SSD life calculation explained
    http://ssd-life.com/eng/how.html

    and No SSDs found explained
    http://ssd-life.com/eng/why-ssd-not-found.html

    This has promise.
    Edit Link deleted End Edit
    PLEASE do NOT run any program that even suggests that it will clean or edit or otherwise modify your registry! :)

    Which Virus Scan?
    No anti virus [ nor anti malware ] program will catch every piece of malware every time. Our malware removal experts use multiple tools [ programs ] to remove malware. Sometimes the malware removal experts write custom instructions.

    Rootkit infections will survive a disk format / re format.

    Which kind of system repair?
    This kind? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

    RE: chkdsk /r and chkdsk /r /r
    http://superuser.com/questions/315878/what-is-the-difference-between-chkdsk-f-and-chkdsk-r

    Regarding graphic driver updates:
    I suggest the following steps for changing your Geforce driver.
    Download the driver you want to install.
    Download Driver Sweeper from Guru3D & install it.
    http://www.guru3d.com/content_page/guru3d_driver_sweeper.html

    Control panel > programs & features; remove / uninstall ATI graphics driver
    Boot to safe mode
    Run Guru3D
    Install new driver
    Boot to normal mode

    I have a Dell Vostro computer. I began receiving BSODs referencing the nVidia graphics driver.
    I downloaded the latest nVidia graphics driver from Dell.
    Followed the steps above.
    Same problem
    Downloaded the latest graphics driver from nVidia; followed the steps above; same problem.

    I downloaded an older driver from nVidia; followed the steps above; NO BSODs!

    Best of success.

    Keep us posted.

    RF123
     
  4. rainforest123

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    jondavid:
    I contacted my friend, whose profession is data recovery. My friend is unaware of any SSD diag.

    I was also told that:
    1. SSDs will fail with no warning, unlike platter drives.

    2. The greatest strain on an SSD occurs during power up; to include awakening from sleep or hibernation. My friend said that 80% of my friend's business comes from laptop users with SSDs who use sleep or hibernation mode. My friend said that it is better to shut down the computer than use a setting that puts the HDD or computer to sleep or into hibernation.

    FWIW

    Best of success, joncarl.

    RF123
     
  6. jondavis

    jondavis Thread Starter

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    So it's been a couple hours now and my machine has not locked up.
    The firmware update seems to have done the trick.
    Thanks for the help.
    Sorry I did not reply right away.
    Once I tried to update my firmware I then ran into another problem.
    I had a UEFI bios.

    Here is what crucial says about that....

    UEFI-based Systems: During validation of this firmware update we noticed instances where our update tools do not recognize the SSD with some systems using UEFI. The target device is not recognized as an updateable device during the reboot process. If this happens, the firmware update will not occur, and you’ll retain the firmware version you started with. Windows will then restart normally. If this sequence occurs, you cannot upgrade to this firmware version at this time, but you’ve done no harm to your system (or your data).

    That is all they say.
    So was not sure where to go since I had to update the firmware but could not cause of my Bios.

    I decided to take it to the local computer shop and have them update it.
    They tried on a couple systems when I was there but was having issues.
    So I left it with them.
    2 days later now I got the drive back with the updated firmware.

    And yea everything seems to be working now. :)
     
  7. rainforest123

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    jondavid:
    Thanks for the information from Crucial!
    (y)

    Good to know things are working well with the SSD.

    Thanks for marking your thread solved.

    Unsusbscribed

    RF123
     
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