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Seemingly random BSOD & crashes

  1. #11

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Thanks John,
    I had to take my dog to the vet to have a hot spot checked out. When I came back the computer took a long time trying to wake and finally rebooted. The event viewer may reflect that event, as well. Yesterday, I let Memtest 86+ run for 5 hours. After 3 passes, there were 0 errors.

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  2. #12

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

    Hotspots are hard to treat! (my wife's a veterinarian) Good luck with that!

    I saw some hard drive stuff in the attached report, but nothing definitive.

    Try these free diagnostics (start with the hard drive diags): Hardware Diagnostics
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  3. #13

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Seagate Sea Tools DOS CD showed no drives found.
    WD Lifeguard Tools mis-identified the SSD and 2TB WD internal as IDE rather than SATA3 and SATA2.
    Samsung Magician 4 gave SSD health as good
    WD Lifeguard
    All SMART - Pass
    WD 320GB drive Extended test - OK
    WD 2TB drive Extended test - OK
    HD Tune
    All SMART - OK
    All Error scans - OK

    The C: drive is a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD in good health with 102GB free and 108GB used.
    Drive H: is a WD 320GB drive
    Drive G: is a WD Green 2TB drive. Hmmm. since I have BSODs after waking, maybe I should change the power settings so the drive does not hibernate.
    Changed SSD OS Optimization to Maximum Performance and enabled Real Time Acceleration Processing of I/O Data Mode.
    Modified power settings of Samsung High Performance to never sleep or hibernate and never turn off hardisk.
    I'm seeing peppier performance and the system was almost immediately available after moving mouse this AM. We'll see if this continues.
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  4. #14

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

    If the system BSOD's again, please zip up and upload the contents of C:\Windows\Minidump (you may have to copy it to your desktop in order to zip it up).
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  5. #15

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Thanks John, I'll mark this thread as solved for now.
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