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Random BSOD, Random erros, Debug says ntoskrnl.exe

  1. #21


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    Windows 8, Kali


    I am trying to figure out what software it is associated with, if it is associated with any software I have installed. I am going to try that .txt file option you suggested and see what happens

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  2. #22


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Just restarted without a BSOD and that file stayed at 0kb. I want to say that it is virus software but MBAM didn't turn anything up so it is probably some odd software.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Scratch that, it still BSOD's. It logs in correctly however it will BSOD at some point in time. I have no idea how to go about fixing this.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
    I have no idea how to go about fixing this.
    Random BSOD, Random erros, Debug says ntoskrnl.exe

    Besides just simply replacing RAM entirely to fix it, you can go about it like I've shown in the post in the link above, here.

    Specifically: "So, I would do as I said, about running only one stick at a time until you can figure out if one of them crashes while the other does not."

    From your OP: "50% into the first pass it had detected 650 errors."

    If you can't be bothered with more testing, return the RAM to the manufacturer and ask for a new matched set. Lifetime warranties are common.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    I did test each stick, and they came out fine. Here's why. When the bottom plate of the computer is off the RAM is seated correctly, and contacts each pin on the ram slot evenly. HOWEVER, when the baseplate is replaced, there are nubs on the underside, and they just so happen to pinch the RAM release and simultaneously wedge the ram out of the slot on one corner, causing the ram to be cockeyed and crossing pins in the RAM slot. HOW do I know this. Well, I took the baseplate off, and noticed that the RAM was crooked. I fixed the RAM and ran memtest again and received 0 errors. I replaced the baseplate at that point and removed it a second time, only to notice the RAM cockeyed again. This is perhaps the biggest design flaw I have ever seen. I am in the process of grinding the ridges and nubs off the baseplate.

    OH, and after some digging that winpcap driver is related to intel smart connect technology. I uninstalled that and it was gonzo. May want to tell those other people to check their ram and uninstall intel smart connect. I'll be taking some pictures momentarily and they will be up later.

    Cheers.
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  6. #26


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Thanks for the info about the Intel Smart Connect.

    Wait though, now I'm confused, hah.

    Is your machine stable now, or not? Because all of the drivers you have are ok.

    For the heck of it, I wouldn't mind seeing another crash dump to double-check that everything is solid driver-wise now...but if you aren't getting any more crashes, well then more power to ya.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    System is stable. Not having an issue with the RAM being wedged out of place by the baseplate. The driver may also have been part of the problem but all is fine now. Don't know how I could get a dump without a forced BSOD.
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