Debugging :: Random Computer Freeze / BSOD Kernel-Power 41
Sep 15, 2014
About 2 months back i had a new pc build. Since then, either 2 things would happen. My computer screen will complete freeze, with a buzzing sound and i would have to manually restart or i would get a BDOS with a buzzing sound and the computer auto restarts. These crashes are completely random, sometimes it would happen couple times a day, sometimes i can go a week without one. i also notice about almost all of these happens when im gaming. and everytime i look at the event log, its always the same Kernel-Power 41.
This is the computer spec
OS: Windows 8
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz
Mother Board: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
RAM: G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
This is what i got using WinDbg
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
I have had three of these shutdowns randomly occur over the last 2 days. I have no warning on when they will occur.
The computer is only 5 weeks old, so i wouldn't except an overheat issue personally. I can think of no new software i have installed since this has started. So far, it has always happened while playing a game (Diablo 3) but that is likely just coincidental, as that is what i do most on this computer.
I have faced BSOD it says KERNEL_APC_during bla bla while booting into windows. i don't know what's the cause of this because it hapenned randomly (I mean sometimes I can go boot to desktop, and sometimes I faced the BSOD). I assume that maybe my realtekk driver is the problem .
Since today my friend is being hit with some BSOD's containing the text: "Kernel Security Check Failure"
We have no idea where this all came from, my friend did not download some sketchy, unstable, downloads or something. We did some research and it apparently is an issue with drivers, That gets no bell ringing because his computer was running smoothly about half a year now, with no major changes like an OS upgrade. We have found that it's useful to read some dump files.
We found the dump file locator software on this forum and ran it on his computer, and the result you can find as attachments.
New Machine turn on after being disconnected from the power plug back in a few minutes later , turn on , BSOD ,, restarts then starts fine and runs no issues , shut down fine restart fine , take away from a power source wait a few mins plug back in turn on BSOD lol
i have done a fresh install a couple weeks ago and have just been enduring this constant crash but it generally occurs after pc has gone to standby/sleep overnight and i see it when i return to the PC in the morning.
PC specs: Windows 8.1 x64 2x 8 gb Ballistix DDr-1600 ASrock Z87 Pro3 AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series 2x Samsung SSD 120gb 840 EVO
Ever since I have bought this computer, it has constantly crashed. When I attempt to fix something, for example: re-seat the memory, made sure there was plenty of cable slack, etc. The system will then seem stable for 7-10 days. Then out of the blue, the system will crash several times in a short time (sometimes this period can be a few hours or a few days). Even though it has constantly crashed (in the hundreds of times) I would say I have actually witnessed it less than 10 times. There was one time though the system had crashed, rebooted, and then even crashed again before I even had a chance to log in.
The file included is from the last 2 months and it has 30 files. This appears to be a rather large number, this is nothing compared to what it used to be like when I first purchased this system a year ago.
Specs: HP Envy 700 32 GB i5-4430 3.0 (4 core) Windows 8.1 DirectX 11 Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4600
Antivirus - Symantec End Point Malware Protection - Spy bot Search and Destroy
I've started recently having issues with my Asus laptop (model x550c). It all began with couple of BSOD, that were referring to hardware error, but as they occurred when I witched WIFI I figured it was driver related, re-installed driver, and they went away.
Fast forward a few days, now computer just randomly (what I can see) freezes, with image and everything left, and nothing happens till I reboot by taking battery out (I can't move mouse, or do anything at all). I've also had issues starting PC up from the Windows 8 hybrid shutdown, with nothing but black screen greeting me leading to same battery reboot.
Memtest seemingly came back okay (although I'll let it turn bit longer once I'm home), drivers seems up to date, no new software been installed recently, antivirus scan came back clean. Nothing seems abnormal with GPU/CPU load or temp. Chkdsk fixed some minor issues after first bsod, but freezes continued.
I am attaching the last minidump file, that seems to be pointing at hal.dll as cause, as well as the SF info. However, I can't save event viewer logs however, as it gives "The specified channel could not be found" error, so I had to manually export all critical and errors events in three separate files you can find in the events archive.
I have Toshiba laptop that I migrated to Windows 8 and had no issues, once I moved 8.1 randomly the computer freezes for some minutes where I can only move the mouse and nothing happnes, even the Ctrl Alt Del does not work, but after a while the computer comes back to life and everything that I imputed, clics and keystrokes, start to go on.
Is annoying since I cant see a movie now without getting freeze while watching it
I already clean install Windows 8.1 RTM with lastes patches and drivers but the same issue since I thought is was a WIN issue for the upgrade.
Here are the specs
Date 2013/10/23 20:25:16
[PC Information] Model Name Satellite L745D Part Number PSK4GU-00H003 Serial Number deleted on purpose OS Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 6.3.9600 BIOS Version 1.20
Lately just after I updated my Windows 8.1 all of the sudden my PC started shutting down for no reason and I had to restart it. It often occurs during the morning hours, but it also occurs during the evening hours, too. It's a Kernel Power error with Event ID 41, Version 3, Level 1, Task 63.
Here's the zip file and text document attachments I made which contains more information about what's going on with my PC.
Recently I noticed a game that I had been playing had started to stutter and slowdown more than usual, the performance issues were to be expected as the games engine is notorious for being poorly optimized, however these occurrences were fairly rare in comparison to the issues i'm experiencing now.
It seems for the last two days the performance of said game had been dismal, where i'd get a mostly consistent frame-rate before, I now only have a stutter riddled mess.
Looking through the Event Log I noticed a entry shown as; Kernel-Processor-Power Event ID 37, the text below it shows this; 'The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 7 seconds since the last report' the entry had been generated at '7:56pm' of today, which I found odd, as I believe that's when I started my game.
This had not been the only instance it seems, there were some entries from a few weeks back that show the same thing, however they were few and far in between. It seem I have 3 entries, all from today (12:00am, 3:56pm, 7:56pm) all warnings.
My pc just started crashing a few days ago. I will try to be brief because guess what you all really need to see is the zip file. I have tried a few things to work with this code 41 kernel and I am not sure what is causing it. I am mostly crashing it seems when I try to use windows features/tools. It cant seem to complete any recovery etc tools before crashing. I have attached this file...
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 Just installed a fresh windows 8 on my computer and it worked fine until I installed the nvidia drivers. Without nvidia drivers it works fine, but after installing it it starts to freeze and crash. After I remove the nvidia driver is it works fine again. I tried the newest and the older nvidia drivers but none of them were stable. The symtopms are different each time. Sometimes BSOD sometimes some part of graphics on the screen goes pink sometimes the screen blacks out and does not return until I hard reset it.
I have started having BSODs since last week. They seemingly seem to occur at random after using my computer around an hour. My computer is 2 years old, and I have never had problems with it, nor have I made any changes in the last weeks.
I have run chkdsk on both my drives, and they do not have any problems. I have also run a memorycheck (3 runs) and everything seems to be fine there as well.
After the first BSOD last week, my computer did not want to start up anymore, since for some reason my SSD was not the designated boot drive anymore. After changing this back it starts though, only to crash after a while again.
I have used the SF Debug tools, since my computer for some reason does not create dumpfiles in the designated folder.
I started to get this bsod randomly, even when computer is not at 100% load. When I shutdown computer it creates dmp file with error too. When computer bsod with kernel security bsod it creates log with bugcheck error 0x00000139..
I keep getting blue screen all the time, its so frustrating, ive reinstalled for 2nc time now and this error doesnt go away. I dont know what to do, i dont know if it is a hardware problem or a software problem, ive run RAM and HDD tests and passed both. And everytime i get blue screen,the bios reverts to some old settings ive had.
I've bought this computer before 1 month and started to having problems with BSODS when it had windows 7. It was IRQL not less or equal errors and so on. I thought it was hard drive problem with bad sectors.
What I did was completely format the hard drive (low level format), Installed Windows 8.1 with graphic drivers (other drivers were already included) and started getting kernel security check BSOD errors.
I've been working on my mothers laptop and she has a HP Pavilion G6-1C51NR. She told me her laptop was a bit slow, so I decide to upgrade her to Win 8.1 from Win 7. I did a fresh install of Win 8 then updated to Win 8.1, now here is the weird part. Every time I boot the Laptop I get the Kernal Data Inpage Error once, then it restarts itself and it normally boots into the OS and I am able to use the laptop fine. This never happened when she had Win 7 on her laptop, and she had no viruses either. It started to happen ever since I installed Win 8 to her laptop, it happened on Win 8 and on 8.1. I have even re-installed the OS multiple times to see if it fixes it, but nope still has the issue.