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BSOD Win8 IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL and KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAI

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit

    BSOD Win8 IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL and KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAI


    Hi - having multiple BSODs in the last few days, not sure why. I've had Win8 64-bit running stable for a few months now on my intel 330 ssd. The error messages are either IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL and KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE.

    I have updated the ssd firmware, updated video drivers, ran checkdisk, checked all drivers using Driver Reviver, can't figure out what is going on.

    The BSODs tend to happen when streaming video, playing a game (League of Legends), or very occasionally just using Chrome or trying to start applications after a fresh start.

    My desktop is 4 years old, so not sure if it is a RAM issue. That is possible. Motherboard firmware should be relatively up to date, nothing is overclocked, and all the above software is legitimate.

    I have posted a minidump here if anyone can take a look, that would be greatly appreciated.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/935408/020813-29125-01.dmp


    Using WhoCrashed, I get these messages:

    On Sat 2/9/2013 4:38:35 AM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\020813-29125-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7B340)
    Bugcheck code: 0x139 (0x3, 0xFFFFF8800E7B8640, 0xFFFFF8800E7B8598, 0x0)
    Error: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel & System
    Bug check description: The kernel has detected the corruption of a critical data structure.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.



    On Sat 2/9/2013 4:38:35 AM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: win32k.sys (win32k!EngDeleteSurface+0x4969)
    Bugcheck code: 0x139 (0x3, 0xFFFFF8800E7B8640, 0xFFFFF8800E7B8598, 0x0)
    Error: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
    file path: C:\Windows\system32\win32k.sys
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Multi-User Win32 Driver
    Bug check description: The kernel has detected the corruption of a critical data structure.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You have CursorFX from Stardock installed. Please uninstall it to see if BSOD stops.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You have CursorFX from Stardock installed. Please uninstall it to see if BSOD stops.
    Hi topgundcp, thanks for the reply. I uninstalled it now, and in the process discovered I still had Daemon tools installed (thought I had uninstalled it). I also did the fix for the driver associated with it to remove that. So far no BSOD yet even with streaming video, will update if it's not fixed.

    Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jbyeung View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You have CursorFX from Stardock installed. Please uninstall it to see if BSOD stops.
    Hi topgundcp, thanks for the reply. I uninstalled it now, and in the process discovered I still had Daemon tools installed (thought I had uninstalled it). I also did the fix for the driver associated with it to remove that. So far no BSOD yet even with streaming video, will update if it's not fixed.

    Thanks!
    After many hours with no BSOD including a game and video, I had a BSOD when streaming video... any other ideas?
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  5. #5


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


    Welcome to Eight Forums.

    Can you upload the entire BSOD Posting Instructions files, these will help us analyze your crash.

    How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Eight Forums
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