Debugging :: BSOD - Computer Freezes And Restarts Randomly
Jul 30, 2014
A couple of weeks ago my old PSU blew up. It did kind of like a explosion sound and some flashing, very impressive. I inspected the motherboard and I could not find any damage whatsoever. Only the PSU seemed affected.
After that I bought a new PSU (Tacens MP700 - 700W), an aftermarket CPU fan (Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO) and some extra chasis fan to improve air flow and lower the temperature. I plugged everything in, and system started with no apparent issues.
However since a few days ago sometimes my PC restarts without saying anything, some other time it just freezes (very annoying) and some other times it gives me a BSOD with the errors CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. The frequency of these failures:
- Normal use like browsing, email, programming --> not very often
- Playing game like iRacing --> sometimes it freezes
- Playing game like PES2014 --> it always freezes, sometimes during the first match, sometimes after a 2-3 of them
After googling it appears is a hardware problem so I wonder if the damn PSU damaged some of my other components. The thing is the original PSU was intended to be for a quiet HTPC but I started to work from home and suddenly became a work station. I should have improved the PSU among with the other components (CPU, memory, etc.) but I did not think it was necessary. Bad decission I guess.
I've monitored temperature and it does not seem to be the issue as using a benchmark software at 100% CPU during 30 minutes temperature does not go over 65C on the CPU (I live in Spain where ambient temperature is around 30) and motherboard never pass 68-70. Right now while browsing temp is 35 for the CPU, 45 for the mobo and graphic, 30 for HDD. Pretty normal I think.
I have also upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 hoping it was a driver issue but not success either.
Find attached the SF report. Added new crash info:
Error: (07/30/2014 01:38:31 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The AODDriver4.2.0 service failed to start due to the following error:
Error: (07/30/2014 01:36:11 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The AODDriver4.2.0 service failed to start due to the following error:
CyberpowerPC AMD FX-Series 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows 8.1 64-bit Gamer Ultra 2140
This started happening around 4 days ago but, since then I have system restored to a previous point and yet the problem has persisted. It has recently dropped below freezing around where I live which is unusual; however, I am in a dorm and the temperature has remained constant. I haven't really downloaded anything harmful that I am aware of in the past few days either. I also hope I got the dump files thing sorted out correctly considering there is no BSOD.
I've had this Dell XPS for the last 3 years I guess and over the past 4 or 5 months, my computer has been randomly restarting, freezing and now today crashing. Sometimes I'll be on it and it will restart, sometimes I won't even be near it when it restarts. Last week I was on it and my screen went half blue, but I could still see part of my browser but it was frozen. So I just had to cut power. Here is a picture of said incident. [URL] ....
I've also had it freeze and then I come in the room and my tower sounds like a jet engine and I have to turn it off. Then yesterday the blue (as seen above) cascaded down my screen, froze and gave me the BSOD. I've had 3 crashes in less then 24 hours and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I think I have every driver updated, but maybe I'm missing something.
Lately I have been having major problems with my other computer as it started to freeze constantly and keep messing up then ended up just somehow frying itself, I got a new one and it has been freezing for a few seconds at a time usually when i'm using chrome (it's happened about 6 times so far) and i'm really scared that this might be a messed up PC too.
My computer is running very slow all the time, but every 30 seconds - 10 minutes my computer freezes lots of times. I have downloaded a lot of things, and I downloaded something before and it made the computer run very slow. I just wanted to know if the download had anything to do with it.
Just got in the mail 2 ssd's and the HD7870 video card along with a copy of windows 8.1 complete (retail). My boot ssd (one I'm trying to install on) is a 60gb Mushkin and the other is the one I was going to put games on the 240gb Mushkin.
So I hooked the 60gb one up and put in my install disk for the 64bit of windows 8.1. It went through the install fine, then it said it needed to restart to complete and when it restarted it gave me the black screen of death. It sat there for over 30 minutes then the screen turned to a yellowish orange.
So I formatted the ssd, reinstalled fresh again. Same thing.
I then tried the 240gb thinking maybe I had a bad ssd. Same thing.
Then I tried an old 500gb Seagate that I knew worked but I formatted it and installed. Same thing.
So back to the 60gb I went, formatted, reinstalled 8.1 then it did the black screen again. So I tried booting over a couple times till it gave me the option to start in safe mode with networking. It started in a black screen with the blue windows logo... and stayed there for an hour.
I then tried the command prompt methods of BOOTREC/FIXMBR, BOOTREC/FIXBOOT, BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD and restarted with same black screen. *after the rebuildbcd, it said copies of windows = 0???*
So I tried to start using the install CD as a recovery drive, it brought up the option to install windows....
I'm not sure how I can get dumps or test stuff if there is no way for me to even get to the actual explorer other than the black screen or the black screen with the blue window logo, or even he more rare black screen with underscore blinking...
I've been facing constant problems with BSOD (Ntoskrnl.exe) today. It happened for the first time about a month ago when I tried to update Opera (12.16 -> 17.0) but after many, many restarts, trying to run Windows in a "Safe Mode", restoring recovery points finally Windows started to work. I haven't tried to update Opera since then.
Today... I don't know what happened because I went away of a computer ( it's possible ) for a few minutes and when I came back I saw BSOD with 'DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' error. I tried to find a solution on the Internet but I still don't know what else to do.
When I run system in a Safe Mode with a 5th option (Safe mode with networking) everything works but when I try to run Windows normally - same situation as previously (reboot)...
I added dump file as an attachment (111313-10140-01.txt).
Please change the extension (txt -> dmp). I wasn't able to upload .dmp file to this forum. The second file (debuglog.txt) was created in a following way:
Type the following: kd z C:Windowsmemory.dmp (or the path to your .dmp file) Type the following: .logopen c:debuglog.txt Type the following: .sympath srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols Type the following: .reload;!analyze -v;r;kv;lmnt;.logclose;q
I found above-mentioned steps on Reading a memory.dmp or other .dmp file - Scott Forsyth's Blog The last but not least... About a month ago (when I had the same problems) I run Memtest for a whole night and it found no problems. I haven't tested other hardware yet.
It's been happening for awhile now since windows 7 through to windows 8 and i'm not sure why but it usually happens when i play games even with lowest settings, whenever it freezes it makes me have to force shut down manually.
System Specs : Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre 4 GB DDR2 RAM Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 ATI Radeon HD 4600
Whenever I put the screen down for the night, or after classes, when I open it up again, it informs me of an automatic restart due to a problem it has encountered with files in the Minidump folder and a Local sysdata.xml file. I have attached the file.
It's been a few weeks now, of very random freezes. It's been in and out of computer stores, saying they've solved the issue, and I bring it home and it starts freezing again. Running Win 8.1 pro/ I don't get any blue screens, and I get no crash dumps. And I always have to hard shutdown. driver verifier isn't picking anything up either. Temps are normal. I've reinstalled windows 3 times now. And always with the same results.
Everything purchased at the beginning of August 2014. (brand new build).
I've got a small BSOD problem with my Windows 8.1 x64 installation. An hour ago my computer crashed while I wasnt near it (it only heard the restart peep). The last time it crashed I was able to note the error message, which stated:
After googeling a bit I found out, that the BSOD might be caused by bad drivers, so I enabled the Driver Verifier (following this instructions). I hope the crash dump mentioned in the driver verifier HowTo is included within the .zip. I've found another dump file under C:WindowsMEMORY.DMP but thats about 450MB, so I probably cant upload it here. So I copied the text with WinDbg x64 and put it here: Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17029 AMD64 Copyright (c) Mic - Pastebin.com
After having a crash with the verifier active I dont know what to do now
My system - Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 - CPU: Intel i5-4460 - GPU: nVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT - 8GB RAM - Win 8.1 x64 (with all updates)
So, yesterday is the first time this has happened. It has never happened before. The first time it happened yesterday, I Was watching some TV shows online, and then I got the PAGE_FAULT(...) error code.
I tried running my Anti_Malware scanner to see if that could pick something up. It crashed again just as it started.
So I tried Advanced SystemCare. Again, same problem.
And it just keeps happening.
I tried refreshing my computer to see if that would do anything, but it crashed during that too.
I ran the SF Diagnostic program and I have the .DMP files (But I can't seem to upload them. Maybe I'm trying to upload the wrong ones, I don't know.)
Anyway, these are the specs of my system. HP ENVY DV-7 7270CA (less than 8 months old) running Windows 8 (as I wasn't able to update to 8.1. I got the 0x80000004 error, or whatever it was. I can't remember exactly), 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM, Intel Core i7 3630QM, NVIDIA GT630M (2GB) GPU, and a 1TB 5400RPM HDD. Don't know what brand, I didn't check.
I've been constantly having problems with random freezes on Asus N76Vz notebook @ Windows 8.1 x 64 with latest updates. I don't remember updating any drivers or installing any software that could be capable of doing that, so it has begun out of sudden.
Freezes are actually pretty weird. It starts with a partial freeze, i.e. I can still switch between opened programs, I can still open new tabs in Chrome (it won't open any new sites though, just rotating circle icon), winamp will keep playing music etc., actually all programs will freeze only partially, nothing like I've ever seen before. But I can't close any currently opened programs or open new ones, including task manager. Explorer (+Classic shell) will freeze (become completely non-responding) as well, so sooner or later, I will have to force shutdown computer and turn it on again.
Where to look at because there's not a single minidump report. S.M.A.R.T status is telling me that SSD (with latest firmware) and HDD (0 bad sectors) are completely fine (checked with Hard Disk Sentinel). Computer is not infected nor have ever been (Comodo Internet Security for active protection, also scanned with malwarebytes, hitmanpro, TDSSkiller and adw cleaner). I have the latest BIOS and the latest drivers from official ASUS support website.
There are no other problems with Windows, except a lot of times I can't reboot Windows normally - it will stay at reboot screen forever. I've already tried turning off hybrid shutdown.
And another problem unrelated to Windows freezing mentioned above. Sometimes I can't close an application (Winamp and iTunes mostly) and killing in task manager from Processes tab also won't do anything. But if I try to kill it from Details tab, I get "The operation could not be completed. Access is denied." error. I've Googled about that one as well, most solutions were solved by unplugging USB devices, but I don't have any connected at all, so dead end here too. I've also tried with Unlocker and FileAssasin and they can't do anything as well in that case.
Since there are no minidumps, I've collected system, application and administrative events around occurrence of random crash. I'm also posting system summary and hardware report from AIDA64.
I've been getting a BSOD on and off for a long time now. I got one everyday for a couple days and haven't had one since, but I got one today so I've decided I need to fix this. I know this is a Windows 8
MSI GE70 laptop Windows 7 Intel Core i7-4700 CPU @2.40 GHz 12 Gb RAM
I am getting a BSOD since one week randomly with the message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. BlueScreen Viewer showes me, that it is caused by the driver ntoskrnl.exe. Before I got this BSOD I updated my Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1.1 . Since this time, this error happens randomly!
My system specs are the following:
Laptop: Asus S400 CA CPU: Intel Core I5 3317 U @ 1,70 GHz Memory: 8 GB Graphics: Intel HD Grpahics 4000 Mainbord: Asustek S400 CA Antivirus: Avast! Internet Security (Version: 140512-0)
Before I got this IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR _EQUAL error I also got the BSOD Driver_Power_State_Failure. I figured out, that it might be the Bluetooth Driver, as buescreenviewer stated the driver causing the error is btfilter.sys.
p.s.2 when i bought the laptop it had linux installed ( i think ) or it was ready for install . Could the problem come from there , and if yes what can i do about it . Im not so known with those things . Ive heard about a hidden memory which should be deleted (if there was linux before ) and its going to fix the problem , but i dont know what is that memory and where i can find it. Ive send the laptop on authorized repair service of Acer ( cuz my laptop is still in guaranty ) , and yes they didnt fix it .... 2 times ... the first time they gave me the laptop with new HD , second time they told me something about a "weak connection" that they "fixed". BUT my laptop is still here and i ahve BSOD randomly 2-3 tiems a day , and every game crashes after 10-30 mins after start . I wil lsay it again - the BSOD appeared once or twice without me even touching the laptop
System Win 8.1 Pro 64 P5W DH Deluxe BIOS 3002 with Q9650 3ghz quad. 8GB mem. nVidia Eng450 GTS, Creative X-Fi platinum sound card, TP Link 450N dual band Wifi adapter
I have been having continual BSOD at the rate of 1 or 2 a day since I installed Windows 8.1 on the 9-Apr-2014.
The errors are not consistent and so at first I suspected memory.
I have run every memory test including memtest86 for several hours at a time but could not find any problem. Regardless I bought and replaced all my memory with new. I am currently running my DDR2-1066mhz (5-5-5-15) memory at 875mhz (5-6-6-18) so well underclocked.
I have replaced my CPU! The graphics card is new NVidia ENG 450GTS and I found having the NVIDIA HD Audio drivers enabled would cause many BSODs even though I didn't use that functionality. They are now disabled.
I was getting a lot of internet download errors and so I replaced an incorrectly recognized WIFI driver (detected as Atheros) for the correct TP link driver.
I let DriverVerifier run for over a day with no errors detected.
I let Windows 8 memory test tool run with no errors.
I have looked at the minidumps but I'm not expert enough to determine the cause.
Just when I think I've found the problem and resolved the issue BOOM another BSOD.
I have no antivirus software except defender!
I have run SFDiagTool and the output can be found at:
For the past few months I have been having an issue while playing games or watching any kind of videos on line (youtube, netflix, etc.) My PC will randomly get BSOD and say something like WHEA uncorrectable error. I'm not really quite sure where I would start to look to address this issue as im used to my computer letting me know whats wrong with it and im not very good with computers .
Reading through some other issues I saw from others on this site I have included a copy of my minidumps on one drive.
Computer has been recently crashing every so often. I update most of my driver, which at first seemed to fix the issue, but the BSOD started again. It also seems to crash when I am using IE11 desktop over Chrome but have not confirmed this yet.
My computer Bluescreens very randomly without giving much information on what caused it.I can sometimes go a full day without a single bsod and somedays I get 10 within 30 mins. Only connection I've (maybe) figured out is that all these bsod's seem to happen when my comp is connected to internet and either downloading something or sending something. Like when I log into games and try to connect into a server i get bsod...or if I don't I can play that game for hours only to get the bsod when I quit game and return to desktop. Sometimes using chrome just to browse web or switching tracks on spotify can cause issues aswell.
My computer was first bought and build around 2012 with some upgrades such as more ram and new GPU. I've ran this comp with a stable OC of 4.0/4.0 and never before having any problems with either my system heating up or freezing. Now I've returned to stock clocks to rule out any unstable oc.
I'v done pretty much all i know about debugging and trying to figure out which programs/drivers/hardware are causing my system to be so randomly unstable. My head keeps telling me this is some driver related cause it started what seems to be "all of a sudden"
Things I've done: Return stock OC Ran memtest for 14 passes = 0 errors Ran Prime for ~4 hours = 0 errors and temps maxed at 60 c
So this is occuring randomly, no pattern that i can notice for when it BSOD's. I know that this error is hardware related, but i have no clue which aspect of my hardware is causing it. .dmp file ---> [URL] .....
Full PC Specs for if i crash again: AMD Phenom II x4 965 @3.4 GHz (stock) m5a99x EVO r2 2x4 GB kingston hyper x RAM @1600MHz AMD Radeon r9 270x Corsair 500W PSU
My computer has been randomly crashing for almost 1 week now. I initially thought it was caused by Avast, but uninstalling it didn't solve the problem. I then updated my network card driver as suggested by an error in one of the dump files, but that too wouldn't do it. I ran the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter, shut off the computer for 3 hours in hopes for it to cool off, but no luck there either. I remember having this problem 1 year ago and I was advised then to update my graphics card driver , but the update process wouldn't complete successfully. The computer always crashed each time before the finish line, so I was advised to use the OS generic driver instead and I've lived in peace ever since until this issue resurfaced ~1 week ago.
Latest crash: The latest BSOD crash occurred today at 6:53 AM EST and here's what could explain the problem according to BlueScreenView:
Bug Check String: BAD_POOL_HEADER Bug Check Code: 0x00000019 Caused By Driver: ntoskrnl.exe Caused By Address: ntoskrnl.exe+7b340 File Description: NT Kernel & System
Here are my environment details: OS: Windows 8 Processor: AMD Athlon || X4 635 2.9 GHz, 64-bit RAM: 14.0 GB (13.7 GB Usable) => custom installed Display driver: ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) => As explained above. Make: HP Pavilion p6520f Browser: FF 29 (same issue with the latest release of Chrome and IE 10)
I recently purchased this Acer Aspire V3-531 laptop to replace my Acer Aspire netbook which had provided faultless service for 3 years. The new laptop works well, however, I have an intermittent problem when the laptop will shutdown/restart mostly straight after waking from sleep mode and once while idle.
I keep getting blue screens and the last one said Kernel security check failure. I'm not sure if the other failures were with the same error but I would assume they were. The laptop crashes while getting shut down, during several hours of use and today when I turned it on it failed straight away. I hope I've correctly posted the zip file.
Been experiencing seemingly random BSOD's for the past few weeks, and completely unable to solve the problem myself. It happens from a minute or two after startup to after 3 or 4 hours or working, and sometimes doesn't crash on intensive apps like Furmark.
I'm running a Lenovo Y400 with the newest Nvidia drivers, and have attempted rolling back and uninstalling with DDU but no success.