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freeze and/or BSOD

Mike's picture

Well something happen to my desktop PC. I leave it on all the time but found it off 2 days ago. After rebooting it freezes and reboots sometimes once per hour:( Last night I turned off the 'reboot on error' and ran a HD test. This morning I was at a BSOD. (no idea how the HD test did??) I am hoping it is just a driver or software glitch. I have not done a restore yet because I would to try to find the cause. Attach is a picture of my Blue Screen...in case someone has any ideas.

No new hardware or software has been added except updates to win7, flash, firefox, big steam update, skype, Mumble and maybe a few others small updates.

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Mike's picture

After a little research I am thinking my STOP:9F error may not be the reason for the freezing. STOP:9F looks like it commonly happens going into hibernation or coming back out of hibernation. This is what would of happened over night last night. Anyway it looks like I need to check drivers starting with video. I did put in a new video card a few weeks ago and did not update drivers at the time (took out an ATI card and put in a newer ATI card).

Tony's picture

Mike,

It appears to me it is a hardware failure. As for the BSOD memory dump files were created. Please find them in your %SystemRoot%\Minidump folder and attach them to your comment, I would have a look. The file names should be Mini######.dmp. The number indicates the date when they were created.

Regards
Tony

Mike's picture

Ok thanks Tony. I am part way through a 'deep' virus scan. Been scanning for 56min I hope it will finish. It did not finish the WD HD deep scan. The quick HD(1min) test was OK. Windows claims the video driver is up to date. I will zip the mini dump files. You have a way to read them...win 7 can't:(
Mike

Update: no bad virus' found, only a couple java explote files...I cleaned them:-) PC ran for 2.5hrs, finished the scan but froze soon after while
I was watching TV. Once when it froze I still could move the mouse...most times I can not. :-) I may try a Restore Tomorow.

Mike's picture

Ok here they are.

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Tony's picture

OK, I'll have a look at them tomorrow, my MSVS wont open them for some reason "wrong version" or smtg. I have to install an older version I guess.

Mike's picture

Sure seems odd that Windows can write the files but not read them...

Tony's picture

No, it is not 'odd' mate, but pretty much what you can expect when it comes to Windows diagnostics or compatibility. :)

Tony's picture

I studied the files you sent. Apparently your OS can not read the certificates of system files. Would you please send me the output of your disk test.

After you run chkdsk (during system boot) and you went back to desktop open the Event Viewer (use start menu search) and navigate to Windows Logs / Application. In the Event ID column look for '1001' and 'wininit' in the Source column. Double click this event and select the Copy button on the lower left corner of that dialogue. Paste it in this topic or save it in a file if its very long.

Tony

Mike's picture

I have been out all day. I will attach today's event log (has at least 2 freezes and re-boots). The list has over 7000 events in the last few days:( I will also run chkdsk. The WD deep scan ran for a few hours and I want to bed. When I got up...DSoB so I do not know if it finished.

chkdsk seems OK.

Going to try Safe Mode overnight.

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Tony's picture

What's the temperature of your HDD? Is there proper airflow in the case? Any blockage around the case and vents?

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