Debugging :: Windows 8.1 - BSOD Appearing Often / No Particular Trigger For It
Aug 2, 2014
I just formatted & installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I'm getting a lot of BSODs.
All of them "Critical Structure Corruption", can't quite pin-point anything specific. I've been installing some programs I use, etc.
Just now - it actually BSOD'ed while I was running the SF Diagnostic tool!
During my everyday computer use i not only view, but actually edit content. Having a file type associated by default with a viewer/player application is very counter productive for me at times, because i have to use the right click menu every single time if i want to open a file for editing.
So, is there a way to always trigger the "open with" dialogue for certain extensions? I tried removing file association defaults for .jpg files to see if that produces the effect i was looking for, but i can't, i can only change the default association, but not remove it, which is not what i am looking for.
I am haveing some issues with windows 8. One of them is when i start my computer my desktop icons are not appearing... I have done a couple of things such as the sfc/scannow on cmd however it didnt work and has some files that could not be fixed during the scan... How do i fix the rest of the corrupted file?
I manually installed windows updates yesterday. They seemed to have installed fine. I rebooted and went about my day...early evening i stepped away from my laptop for a few minute and came back to the lock screen. It had rebooted from a BSOD while I was away...I wasn't doing much on the computer at the time. Comodo dragon browser open playing a facebook game and winamp streaming some music...
I've been trying to update to Windows 8.1 but I keep having issues. I constantly have failing Windows Updates. I have tried a couple different things, renaming the SoftwareDistribution file to .old, Windows Repair, and full clean install of Windows 8. I for the life of me can't figure out what's going on.
Currently, I am unable to install the SF_Diagnostic tool for some reason. It's hung up on downloading the necessary files from Windows Features. I have a mini dump from Windows 8 attached and will try to update it with the SF_Diag tool if it ever installs.
Edit: had to manually enable .NET Framework in order to get the diagnostic tool to install. The mini dump is still the same regardless so I'll keep that there.
Recently I've experienced random BSOD's in Windows 8. Although my computer know-how is limited at best, I knew it was best to upgraded my pc in steps. The first week I installed a SSD (with a fresh install of Windows 8 on it) and ran without any problems. A week later I installed 16 gigs of (new) ram (with the SSD) and everything ran fine.
The problems started two weeks later. I haven't made any changes to my pc or driver upgrades since then. If I idle in windows everything works fine. The same is true when running Office or browsing the internet. BSOD's occur when:
- Playing games (modern or old), either after 5 minutes or after 3 hours (seems very random but frequent);
- When wathing a HD youtube movie (BSOD's when doing this seem very rare though);
I have had a long history of BSOD issues on this system, and have exhausted my patience in trying to fix it. I have done my own research to no avail, and have even utilized my warranty to get parts replaced. At this point in time I have a replaced motherboard and video card but the BSOD issues have actually increased in frequency.
For testing I have re-loaded Windows. Ran tests on the memory. Replaced the hard drive with an SSD. Updated drivers as best as I could based on the version of Windows and availability of drivers, and as mentioned I have even had the Motherboard and Video card replaced. The only hardware left to rule out is Power Supply and CPU.
My Sony Vaio Multi-Flip has been causing a lot of pain recently. A couple of months ago, it was making a lot of noise (which apparently came from the fan) but the problem resolved itself and has rarely occurred in the last 2 months. The engineer said at the time, that it was most likely a fan noise (as opposed to the HDD).
However from the last few days, the laptop shuts down out of nowhere (without a blue screen). This happened 5-6 times consecutively the first time, after which I was somehow able to do a system restore to a couple of weeks earlier, to see if it might have been a software issue. That temporarily seemed to fix it, but a few days later the issue is back. It happens every now and then (say once or twice a day). The laptop just shuts down completely in a snap. What might be causing this? I have an important business trip coming up and the last thing I want is for this to happen when I am in a client meeting.
I notice my CPU temperatures are normally between the 55-70 degrees on average usage, so I wonder if replacing/cleaning the fan is the way to go?
Also, every now and then, I hear a "beeping noise" and I notice this is usually when I lift the laptop up or tilt it slightly, while it is still running. This is shown as a critical error in my event log, with error source "Kernel Power" and error description " The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
DM Log collector results attached as SF Doesnt seem to be working for me on Windows 8.1. The greens status bar doesnt go past the "u" of "lunch" text above it despite waiting for ages.
trying to install a driver for my internet connetion, the installation goes just fine, but when at the end, where the drivers start installing, the PC gives me a BSOD no matter how I try regular installation, copying drivers files from a PC on which internet is working (this PC, working on Windows7). The full message is:
The specs of the other PC (notebook):
Asus X552L Nvidia Geforce 820m Intel core i5 4Gb RAM 2 3.0 USB ports OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
I am scratching my head, my machine is HP Z600 with windows 7 professional on it and I upgraded it with Windows 8.1, after the installation was done I've got two BSOD till now. I am not a technical savy person so I looked up online and found this place.
Sometimes when I am playing a game in fullscreen with the 360 controller, the mouse cursor will appear on the screen where I last left it. I have to jiggle the mouse and it will go away, but it comes back periodically. In games where I am using a mouse with a special look during the game, I can see flickers of the regular white windows mouse cursor. At first I thought it was just happening in Steam Big Picture Mode, but it is happening in all games.
Recently on my gaming PC is have been having a completely random 0x0000001e, I really can't understand where it has came from, or what the root cause could be. It is a fairly new install at no more than a month old. I have not added any new internal hardware or anything like that, so what could be the cause for this random error? I have attached my logs to the main thread.
I had a HDD go bad, so I set up 2 250gb Drives as a raid 1 setup. Windows 8 worked great before HDD Failure, but now after re-installing 8.1, it only runs for about 5 min before I receive DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. Dump Files are included below.
Also, I have 3 monitors attached. The main Monitor displays the error, while the right monitor remains at the desktop and the left monitor shows a distorted blue screen. (Not sure if it matters..)
I just got three 320GB Seagate drives setup in RAID 0 for Linux, and I decided to also reinstall Windows 8 on my SSD since it started lagging and running slower than normal. While trying to install Windows 8, right after selecting a disk/partition to install to, I got a BSOD about an error in a nonpaged area or something. When I tried to boot into the installer again, I got a BSOD immediately after the logo splashscreen (too quick to see what it was about).
-I'm booting the Windows 8 installer from a Corsair Survivor 64GB USB3.0 flashdrive. I'm gonna try a dvd with a different iso that I downloaded more recently on my laptop.
Ever since I purchased this PC with Windows 8 installed (haven't updated to 8.1) I've been getting multiple BSODs at random times, and the error messages seem to be different. I am attaching the file generated by SF diagnostic tool. I am not used to troubleshooting PCs.
I'm facing BSODs on my system. It mostly appears when I'm using Chrome, especially using Youtube or any flash applications (like games on Facebook). In games it also crashes from time to time (e.g. Assasins Creed 4).
Programs for controlling the fan of my R9-280x lead to crashes a lot, I deleted those already (e.g. Sapphire Trixx).
My system: Windows 8 - 64 bit 8 GB RAM Sapphire Vapor-X R9-280x graphics Intel i5 4670K Samsung SSD 840 pro Evo (I already checked this one and optimized it, but this didn't do the trick).
KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE, it happens while i try to play games on Steam and also while watching Youtube videos. Really, it happens a lot while i just do everyday task. I don't know what the problem is but I have the dump files. I did RAM test and I downloaded all drivers; everything is up to date.
I just updated my Samsung series 7 ultra (NP740U3E) to windows 8.1 through the store, updated drivers through the SW update utility, and now I am getting non-stop BSOD. Sometimes Windows will load to a few seconds after login screen, sometimes I won't even get to the login screen until I get either IRQL not less or bad pool header BSOD. I have attached 3 dmp files. DMP file 13187-01 is with driver verifier enabled.
I have installed windows 8.1 Update 1 after lots of issues and now this update has become a nightmare now .I have been getting BSOD from them when I play some game (Steam Dota ) most of times was getting this BSOD
I built a computer about a year ago and its run fine until about a month ago when my displays started shutting off and not coming back on. The only way I could get my displays to come back on would be to disconnect both monitors and only plug in the monitor that connects with DVI. Connecting the second monitor would cause both to cut out and sometimes BSOD. It seems the same thing was happening with the on-board video. I finally decided to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install and see if the problem persisted. As soon as the I got up and running again I got a BSOD (before installing any drivers). I then did the following tests.
- Ran memtest for 2 passes (no errors) - Tried my GPU on a different PCI-E slot (Still BSOD) - Tried unplugging the power from the GPU (Still connected to the PCI-E slot, still BSOD)
I was thinking of trying with the video card out completely but it seems the crash is random and I can't reproduce it.
PC was running a little sluggish so decided to refresh it! I don't ever remember ever getting a bsod on Windows 8.
However it seems to be a regular thing since the refreshing the pc! it swill crash any anytime for any reason however I have yet to complete a full movie mpeg using the Handbrake software to reencode a movie file it will crash way before it is due to finish I've included the zipped Event log Admin.extv file ...