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BSOD caused by rdboost.sys, but RAM seems OK

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    [SOLVED] BSOD caused by rdboost.sys, but RAM seems OK

    Hi all,

    I have some crashes upon booting Win8. This actually always happens right after the boot process is done, right before the lock screen. Upon automatic reboot the system always works as expected.
    As you will be able to see in the Minidumps the error is almost always caused by rdyboost.sys.

    I just recently installed some new RAM (32GB instead of 16GB) and upgraded to Win8 from Win7. In Win7 I had no problems whatsoever.

    I also ran a full test with Memtest86+ and it found no errors, so I am assuming the RAM is alright. I also tried to update all drivers to the latest versions from Dell (Dell M4600 Notebook), but I guess Dell doesn't always provide the latest versions.

    I just don't know what I should do - one thing I think which might help is having a clean install of Windows 8 without all the stuff (drivers, registry etc.) from Win7. Anyone has any other suggestion what might be the cause of the problem?


    EDIT: Reinstallation of fresh Windows 8 solved the problem
    Last edited by moontear; 07 Feb 2013 at 01:24.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 108
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    As you have said most of your minidumps point to the file: rdyboost.sys please make sure you have all the Windows 8 Updates until you can install no more.

    I found some drivers you should consider updating or un-installing/removing if un-needed:

    PROCMON20.SYS - Process Monitor Driver is a driver file from company Sysinternals: Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources
    iaStorV.sys - Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver (base) (now is the Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver): Driver Reference Table
    stdcfltn.sys - Disk Class Filter Driver for Accelerometer by ST MicroElectronics: Driver Reference Table
    dump_iaStorV.sys - driver created to provide disk access during crash dump file generation: Driver Reference Table
    ctxusbm.sys - Citrix ICA Client USB Monitor Driver: Driver Reference Table
    lmimirr.sys - RemotelyAnywhere Mirror Miniport Driver or LogMeIn Mirror Miniport Driver: Driver Reference Table
    avmnwim.sys - AVM VPN client: Driver Reference Table

    I would also update your chipset/motherboard drivers and anything else you can to the Windows 8 64bit versions from your manufacturers website. I did find some Windows 8 64bit drivers you can download from here if this is your laptop (select win8 64bit from the OS menu):

    Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States

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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    All Windows 8 updates are applied. I also updated the drivers you mentioned. Also the latest chipset/mb drivers have been applied from Dell.

    Any other suggestions? Otherwise I will just reinstall Win8 and I'm pretty sure the problem will go away - I never liked upgrade installs anyways.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 108
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    Can you supply me with the latest minidumps please?
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  5. #5

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    There are no big changes - had another BSOD but again relating to rdyboost.sys. I will reinstall Windows on Monday I think - it's really unstable (though Win7 worked perfectly).
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BSOD caused by rdboost.sys, but RAM seems OK
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