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BSOD Every 2-7 days, varying errors.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    BSOD Every 2-7 days, varying errors.


    SevenForums BSoD Tool dump attached.

    Windows 8 Pro PC, looks like it's having SSD / Driver issues.

    SSD is a Sandisk Extreme 120GB, latest firmware, using default windows drivers.

    What's been attempted so far:

    1. Power management of SSD turned off.
    2. SSD checked to be on latest firmware.
    3. DISM Healthcheck and SFC check. - No issues.
    4. MemTest (HP's and Microsoft's own, since it's a UEFI booting machine) - No issues.

    5. Windows Updates all installed last night, no idea whether that's helping or not yet.


    Errors have varied between:
    dpc_watchdog_violation
    Driver_Power_state_failure
    and a couple of others.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by The Jambo; 06 Feb 2014 at 03:59.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Hi,

    Crash was in vmswitch.sys.

    Uninstall Kaspersky, Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too.

    Update or uninstall:

    GemCCID.sys Mon Aug 10 08:07:39 2009 (4A800D8B)

    Update from Intel.com:

    iaStorA iaStorA.sys Tue Sep 18 18:46:10 2012 (5058F9B2)
    igdkmd64 igdkmd64.sys Wed Dec 12 19:42:26 2012 (50C92472)

    If any issues persist, uninstall HP ProtectTools, reboot.

    If issues still persist, we will look at hardware.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Many thanks!

    It seems the existing GemCCID driver was a beta version, so I'll update that first before proceeding further.

    No idea why it would start now though, given there's no major changes and the driver dates back to 2009.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

BSOD Every 2-7 days, varying errors.
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