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BSOD on Fresh Win 8 Install

  1. #11

    Posts : 197
    Win 8 Enterprise RTM

    If you did a fresh install, how did all these drivers get on your system (Maybe they are included in windows)?
    Make sure you keep track of all drivers which are installed through windows update.

    3ware 3ware Kernel 3/8/2012 3:33:45 PM
    adp94xx adp94xx Kernel 12/5/2008 6:54:42 PM
    adpahci adpahci Kernel 5/1/2007 1:30:09 PM
    adpu320 adpu320 Kernel 2/27/2007 7:04:15 PM
    arc arc Kernel 3/19/2012 1:49:21 PM
    arcsas Adaptec SAS/SATA-II RA Kernel 3/19/2012 1:51:00 PM
    amdkmdag amdkmdag Kernel 6/18/2012 5:21:01 PM
    amdkmdap amdkmdap Kernel 6/18/2012 4:41:29 PM
    amdsata amdsata Kernel 6/11/2012 6:19:56 PM
    amdsbs amdsbs Kernel 2/21/2012 1:15:43 PM
    amdxata amdxata Kernel 6/11/2012 6:36:48 PM
    BCM43XX Broadcom 802.11 Networ Kernel 3/13/2012 8:31:05 PM
    ebdrv Broadcom NetXtreme II Kernel 7/24/2012 8:22:19 AM
    iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/13/2005 4:47:54 PM
    LSI_SAS LSI_SAS Kernel 5/11/2012 3:40:21 PM
    LSI_SAS2 LSI_SAS2 Kernel 3/12/2012 4:28:53 PM
    LSI_SCSI LSI_SCSI Kernel 2/21/2012 6:59:35 PM
    LSI_SSS LSI_SSS Kernel 2/21/2012 7:00:12 PM
    megasas megasas Kernel 4/3/2012 3:45:15 PM
    nfrd960 nfrd960 Kernel 6/6/2006 5:11:48 PM
    nvraid nvraid Kernel 9/12/2011 8:01:54 PM
    nvstor nvstor Kernel 9/12/2011 7:53:04 PM

    From the loaded drivers, please test disabling your modem
    fffff880`16212000 fffff880`1634c000 SmSerl64 SmSerl64.sys Fri Sep 26 10:45:56 2008 (48DCA144)

    Note: This driver was possibly automatically downloaded from windows update. Not all of these drivers are really compatible!
    Last edited by jmv2009; 24 Nov 2012 at 14:25.

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  2. #12

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Quote Originally Posted by EnjoyingGod View Post
    Many thanks for all the suggestions. Here is where I am at currently:

    1. Neither memtest nor memtest86 have reported any errors.

    2. With Seatools, Short Drive Self Fest read “ShortDST – Pass” and Long Generic read “Long Generic – FAIL”

    3. I followed the steps for Verifying Drivers, but did not get a bluescreen. It did, however, significantly slow the computer down.

    4. Running Core Temp with nothing else running in the background, I recorded a temp. of 62C with a Min reading of 62C and a Max reading of 83C. (see attached image)

    5. Running Core Temp with Seatools and MSPaint also running in the background, I recorded a temp. of 91C with a Min reading of 61C and a Max reading of 93C. (see attached image)

    6. I am not using a Bluetooth keyboard.

    7. As far as my current drivers, I have not done any updates. I just did a fresh install of windows 8 by formatting/deleting partitions. Whatever drivers I have were assigned by Windows during the install. It was only a few minutes after the install that I started getting bluescreens.
    The most important thing to fix is the hard drive.
    Long Generic – FAIL
    Did Seatools give you any information about the failures?
    If the Long Generic test can't fix the problem and fails, your hard drive is about to fail.
    Backup all personal data you don't want to loose.

    If you don't have a HDD image saved, make one while you can.
    Seagate has a free version of Acronis called DiscWizard, you must have a Seagate HDD in your system or it won't run.
    Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives.
    Another free option is Macrium Reflect, it will run on any HDD.
    Best to store the backup image on a separate hard drive, in case your main hard drive fails.

    Your CPU core temps are high, even for a laptop. Usually AMD CPUs run cool.
    Should be idling around 45°C.
    When was the last time you cleaned the dust out of your laptop?
    You need to make sure it is clean.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 64-bit

    1. Seatools didn't give any information. Is there another program that can test the HDD?

    2. I just cleaned the laptop last week with an air can. I don't think dust is the issue. Any ideas on what I should try next?

    3. doesn't have any driver support for windows 8 for my laptop. What should I do to update drivers? Windows says they are up-to-date, which doesn't seem to be the case.
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  4. #14

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    1. Not really, SeaTools is the best test for hard drives.
    You should back up any data you don't want to loose. Get another HDD to replace your failing drive.

    2. Dis-mantle the laptop and replace the thermal paste on the CPU/CPU cooler. Check that the fans are running correctly.

    3. Try checking on the HP users forum, someone may have an answer for you.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 197
    Win 8 Enterprise RTM

    3) Don't install obsolete drivers. If a device doesn't work we can look at it here also.
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