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Random BSOD: Kernel Security Check Failure

  1. #1

    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP

    Random BSOD: Kernel Security Check Failure

    Hi everyone,

    Since today my friend is being hit with some BSOD's containing the text: "Kernel Security Check Failure"
    We have no idea where this all came from, my friend did not download some sketchy, unstable, downloads or something. We did some research and it apparently is an issue with drivers, That gets no bell ringing because his computer was running smoothly about half a year now, with no major changes like an OS upgrade. So we have no idea whatís going on. We have found that it's useful to read some dump files but we have no idea how that works so i thought let's just show the problem at this forum and see if anyone else can help us to at least locate the problem.

    Soo.. we found the dump file locator software on this forum and ran it on his computer, and the result you can find as attachments.

    Hope someone can help us with this problem. Itís getting quite a hazard, it already happened 3 times this day.

    Sebas and Martijn

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  2. #2

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Only 12 Windows updates installed ensure that you haveALL Windows Updates. Most Windows 8.1 system have around 55 or more updates onaverage). Please also install the windows 8.1 update 1. (KB 2919355 ). This Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1Update also include security and performance updates, and they must beinstalled for your PC to receive any future security updates for Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1.

    This device has problems in DeviceManager:
    <Device><![CDATA[SM Bus Controller]]></Device>
    <Error_Code><![CDATA[The drivers for this device are not installed.]]></Error_Code>
    SMBus Controller - Install the Intel chipsetdrivers for your system. Check to see that it's been fixed in Device Manager

    All 4 dumpfiles blames Probably caused by : GameKB.sys ( GameKB+5942 )
    Gamekb.sys is the driver for your SHARKOON Skiller keyboard.
    Your driver is from may 2012 and predates windows 8.
    Please update to the latest windows 8/8.1 compatible driver

    Driver Description: SHARKOON Skiller
    Driver Update Site: Drivers | SHARKOON Technologies GmbH

    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    BugCheck 139, {3, ffffd000977fa330, ffffd000977fa288, 0}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for GameKB.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for GameKB.sys
    Probably caused by : GameKB.sys ( GameKB+5942 )
    Also check/ update all your driver to the latest windows 8.1 driver for your model from here Notebooks & Ultrabooks - N550LF - ASUS
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  3. #3

    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP

    Thanks A LOT!
    The sharkoon driver was indeed the problem and it is now fixed. I really appreciate you help .
    Again huge thanks!

    Last edited by SebasSmits; 10 Jul 2014 at 13:23.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Thanks for the reply.

    Hiervoor zijn we er.
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