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Random BSODs during normal usage KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Random BSODs during normal usage KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK

    Hey guys.

    I've been struggling for the last week, lurking on every forum post I could find trying to solve my BSOD issues.
    I'm getting the following BSODs at seemingly random times (such as browsing the web, or general working)


    I'm currently on a completely fresh install of Windows 8.1, and I believe I've got all the latest drivers installed for my motherboard (BIOS is also updated) and GPU.

    This is all to no avail, I'm still getting the BSODs. I'm desperate - I just can't seem to solve this one.

    Things I've tried so far:
    - Memtest86 overnight, 9 passes - zero errors
    - Changed memory slots
    - Tried individual sticks of RAM
    - Driver verifier - I get the same BSODs as above, but verifier doesn't seem to find any infringing 3rd party drivers
    - Reseated GPU, and even moved to a different slot
    - sfc /scannow - no errors

    I've attached everything below, as per the BSOD posting instructions. Please let me know if I've missed anything out.

    Thanks a million.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,059
    Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 TP/ Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 7 Pro

    Hi NuclearStr1der,

    Welcome to the 8forums.

    It seems there is only 1 dump file, if you have cleared the dump files yourself or via a program please stop removing them. The dump files are necessary for finding the cause.

    The first parameter of Kernel_security_check_failure is 3, meaning a list_entry is corrupt.
    Unfortunately, this is hard to track down. Likely a driver is causing this, but I am unable to find the cause in the current dump file.

    Please try driver verifier again, or try to reproduce the BSOD's.

    Diagnostic Test

    Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
    Please create a restore point.

    Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

    Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

    Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

    If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

    Note   Note
    Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I've received a few more BSODs with various error codes - all the relevant files are attached to this post:

    I'll set-up driver verifier and report back here.

    Thanks again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Ok, two more BSODs since enabling Driver Verifier.

    Updated data dump is attached below:

    Thanks again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Got a RESOURCE_NOT_OWNED bsod right now, as well as a KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED bsod a couple minutes ago, which is apparently related to a Windows Update that I hadn't installed (and have since the error occured).

    Data dump is attached. I hope this helps - anything you can aid me with I'm thankful for.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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