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Frequent BSODs. Please help

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    Frequent BSODs. Please help

    Since December 2014, I have been getting frequent BSODs with the error message, "Driver_Power_State_Failure". Tried googling for solutions but to no avail. The issue has been persistent.

    Could anyone pls tell me what's wrong?

    *not sure if it's the right file. the zip file i have shows nothing inside while this file wasnt zipped so i zip it up!
    Attached Files

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,067
    Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 TP/ Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 7 Pro

    Hi herzog21,

    Welcome to the 8forums.

    Please visit Windows Update and install every update available, it may take a couple of times to get them all.

    Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
    Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.
    1. Uninstall Daemon Tools
    2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
      • Double click the executable to open it
      • Click on the button shown below

    If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window.

    Please update or remove iTunes.
    A driver from Gear, used by iTunes, has been flagged in every recent dump file.
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for GEARAspiWDM.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for GEARAspiWDM.sys
    0: kd> lmvm gearaspiwdm
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`534ac000 fffff800`534b2c00   GEARAspiWDM T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: GEARAspiWDM.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\GEARAspiWDM.sys
        Image name: GEARAspiWDM.sys
        Timestamp:        Thu May 03 21:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1)
        CheckSum:         00008963
        ImageSize:        00006C00
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    thanks. have followed your advice. will monitor to see if BSODs are still occurring.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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