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w8 BSOD galore! hope you guys can help me!

  1. #1


    socal
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit enterprise

    w8 BSOD galore! hope you guys can help me!


    rig:
    RIG: i7 920
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 mobo
    CORSAIR 12GB PC1600C8 DDR3
    EVGA GTX570 Superclocked
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 256GB SSD (OS only)
    2 Hitachi Deskstar HD32000 4TB

    brief history. System worked flawless with W7 64-bit Ultimate. ZERO BSOD. But since doing a fresh/clean install of W8. I get BSOD almost on a daily basis. It happens whenever it feels like it. I've done 3 fresh installs but still BSOD. PLEASE HELP!!
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    May not help much but my system did the same exact thing after doing a clean install (random blue screens) until I installed the most recent video card drivers. With your hella-system stats I assume that you may have already done this - but posting just in case
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  3. #3


    socal
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit enterprise


    lolz, i was just gonna check my video drivers version so I right clicked on nvidia setting on system tray, even before the menu opened....bam!! BSOD.
    I've done latest and currently on beta 310.33 driver. It doesn't BSOD when im playing BF3. only when im clicking on an app on the metro, switching a tab on a browser. not touching it for some time after turning on and logging in. id come back and notice that it crashed. Can avast be the culprit?

    attached latest diagnostic report, about an hour from the first.

    also a couple of photos of errors. Thanks for the reply.
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  4. #4


    Well some peeps at neowin found Avast to be the problem BUT the last guy stated he just had to update his video card and it was not Avast. At this local forum it turned out it was an issue with the NIC driver. This one worked for one guy but not another. But from the results I would:
    -Check and update network drivers for all network cards and see if it happens again
    -If still happening, remove Avast and reactive Defender and see if it happens again
    -If still happens, hit random object

    Or maybe wait for the local experts here to assist and see what they say...hope you get it working; it was very frustrating for me until I get rid of my BSOD (mine had a different error than yours btw).
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  5. #5


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Welcome
    The advice given by the other members is based upon their own experience. Unfortunately, each BSOD, although the symptoms are the same, has different causes. The mini dmps, must be read and interperted, to arrive at a solution.
    Your reports gave several potential causes and remedies. Based upon my experience, I feel that we should start with netio.sys. This is a driver that normally signifies audio as the cause.
    Go to search and type device manager. In DM click on network adtapter, get the name of your card manufacturer, update driver.
    If you still get BSODs, uninstall your anti virus and replace with Windows Defender, which is part of your Operating System. Many times, both the audio and anti virus must be replaced. Good luck
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  6. #6


    socal
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit enterprise


    ok, updated the Realtek audio & network drivers from Realteks website. Gigabyte didnt have any win8 drivers for my mobo. Lets test this out and see. If I still get BSOD, i'll try removing avast. Or just wait a few for more opinions from the almighty BSOD SQUAD!
    Thanks in advance!

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  7. #7


    socal
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64-bit enterprise


    UPDATE:
    Guess what guys, after the realtek driver updates for audio and nic. I havent seen a BSOD. Been running solid for the past 6 days. I did remove avast about 4 days ago to give defender a try. So far so goood!
    Thanks for the tips and recommendations!!! Much appreciated!!!
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  8. #8


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Thats great news, glad that your problem is solved.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

w8 BSOD galore! hope you guys can help me!
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