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Windows 8 BSOD after boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Windows 8 BSOD after boot


    The blue screens started immediately after I had updated my laptop through Windows Update. they've only happened twice so far, but it's annoying nonetheless. They've only occurred after I log into Windows.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 108
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Your mini-dumps are not really pointing to anything specific except possibly your graphics drivers.

    I have found some out-of-date drivers on your system you should update or remove/un-install if no longer needed:

    amd_sata.sys -AMD SATA Controller AHCI 1.2 Device Driver: Driver Reference Table
    amd_xata.sys - AMD Stor Filter Driver: Driver Reference Table
    TVALZ_O.SYS - TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver: Driver Reference Table
    FwLnk.sys - Toshiba Firmware Linkage service system driver (included in the Toshiba Value Added Package): Driver Reference Table
    ETD.sys - ELAN PS/2 Port Smart Pad: Driver Reference Table
    CHDRT64.sys - Conexant High Definition SmartAudio: Driver Reference Table
    pgeffect.sys - Toshiba Universal Camera Filter driver/Pangu Effect driver: Driver Reference Table

    Most of those drivers can be updated at your manufacturers website. Please update all drivers to Windows 8 64bit versions (select Windows 8 64bit in OS):

    Model Content Page

    Please also make sure you have all the latest Windows 8 64bit updates until you can install no more.

    -cheers
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you! It seemed outdated drivers were he source of the problem. There is now one more thing that i'll have to keep updated on all my computers. I just wonder why those updates weren't offered through Windows Update.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Just FYI - the 3rd party drivers (non-Microsoft) are only available through Windows Update if the manufacturer submits them. It's also the manufacturer's responsibility to keep them updated - and that doesn't seem to happen very often either.
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