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  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    Hello, I get these random Lock ups in Windows 8 which follows IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL BSOD.
    I checked my memory, I checked my hard disk for errors. Alot of people point to drivers, because windows 8 is relatively new. But I haven't had any hick ups with any of my drivers. My Anti-virus is Eset Smart Security 5, if anyone can find any correlation between my Anti-virus and the cause of this BSOD its very annoying and random. So yes it catches me by surprise.

    in Event viewer I get this each time it has happened as a Critical error.

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          11/24/2012 2:50:44 AM
    Event ID:      41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      (2)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      ---
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-11-24T07:50:44.494334200Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">10</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x18</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x2</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0xfffff801d83588ef</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">0</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootAppStatus">0</Data>
    - System
    - Provider
    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    [ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
    EventID 41
    Version 3
    Level 1
    Task 63
    Opcode 0
    Keywords 0x8000000000000002
    - TimeCreated
    [ SystemTime] 2012-11-24T07:50:44.494334200Z
    EventRecordID 2993
    - Execution
    [ ProcessID] 4
    [ ThreadID] 8
    Channel System
    Computer GamingMachine
    - Security
    [ UserID] S-1-5-18
    - EventData
    BugcheckCode 10
    BugcheckParameter1 0x18
    BugcheckParameter2 0x2
    BugcheckParameter3 0x0
    BugcheckParameter4 0xfffff801d83588ef
    SleepInProgress 0
    PowerButtonTimestamp 0
    BootAppStatus 0
    Any help is much appreciated!

    Specs: EVGA 680i SLI Mobo
    Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 @2.40 Ghz
    4 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel Memory
    2 X GTS 250 is SLI
    3 HDD Sata Hard Drives 2 USB Removable HDD also Sata with an Adapter (Just Saying if it helps)
    3 Monitors are hooked up

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  2. #2

    Posts : 197
    Win 8 Enterprise RTM

    Post the files as in the posting instructions
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  3. #3

    Posts : 197
    Win 8 Enterprise RTM

    The files indicate memory corruption. Use memtest from hcidesign. Also use memtest86. You can rest if both ran overnight without issues.

    Next, run driver verifier on the non-microsoft drivers without the low resource simulation. Keep that running for three days.

    Keep posting minidumps.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    As of right now, I can not do any of thee above. This morning when i woke up I had PSU failure. And my pc will not boot. I'm out of a job so I really can't purchase a psu just yet. So I have no deadline on when I will be able to get my new psu, To attempt what has been suggested. But i do appreciate your help and advice.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    Okay I am back in action. Thanks for your replies. I have not yet had a BSOD. But if I do, I will attempt your advice. Maybe it was happening due to faulty PSU. Because now with new PSU and higher wattage I am running stable and smoothly. Windows 8.
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