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Multiple BSOD after installing windows

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Multiple BSOD after installing windows

    After installing Windows 8 I have had multiple crashes. Sometimes it will completely lock up and every once in awhile BIOS wont even pop up when i shut it down and restart it. These BSODs happen at random and do not follow any specific pattern per say. When i say random, i mean random. It's not when i do any one specific operation.
    It just varies. I didnt have any problems before i installed windows 8. My pc is a homebuilt machine with parts i purchased from newegg and is a lil over a year or 2 old.

    AMD phenom II 965, 3400mhz
    gigabyte mobo (dont remember exact model)
    4gig Gskill Ripjaws RAM
    Windows 8 OS

    if there is any other information you would like me to provide, just ask and i will be glad to give it if I am able to. Thanks in advance for your time and help.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    list of BSOD in log ...hope that helps...

    5/27/2012 4:06:48 PM DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
    5/27/2012 3:48:43 PM MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
    5/26/2012 10:57:55 AM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/25/2012 7:13:38 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/25/2012 6:59:54 PM BAD_POOL_HEADER
    5/19/2012 9:42:02 AM BAD_POOL_HEADER
    5/18/2012 1:26:40 PM PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
    5/17/2012 4:32:23 PM BAD_POOL_CALLER
    5/10/2012 1:21:40 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/9/2012 11:19:58 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/9/2012 8:48:50 PM BAD_POOL_HEADER
    5/9/2012 8:20:16 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/7/2012 3:20:18 AM MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
    5/7/2012 2:52:48 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    5/6/2012 3:22:16 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Rebooted/restarted, multiple times...I almost wnat to do a fresh install but , I'm not sure if that would even fix it. I'm thinking it's a driver issue but i'm not knowledgable technically enough to figure it out myself. I am putting forth my best effort though.
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  4. #4

    First, asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005


    The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
    Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

    Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

    Download and install it.

    Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

    Second, 9 of 16 are related to memory management.

    These crashes were caused by memory corruption probably a driver.
    Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

    * If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
    In other words STOP!!!

    * If you have a Raid update its Driver.

    *Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    *Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

    Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

    Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

    Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

    If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

    RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

    Driver Verifier

    Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
    Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
    But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
    Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
    If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

    I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
    Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

    In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

    Then, here's the procedure:
    - Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    - Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
    - Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
    - Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation"IRP Logging and Force Pending I/O Requests. and click "Next"
    NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
    From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
    - Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
    Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
    - Select "Finish" on the next page.

    If you are using win 8 add these

    - Concurrency Stress Test
    - DDI compliance checking

    Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen.
    Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly.
    The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.
    If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
    Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

    If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
    If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

    Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

    Sysnative Forums

    Driver Reference Table (DRT)

    Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

    Driver Verifier

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  5. #5

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Tried Zigzag's suggestions, removed a stick of ram, waiting for another crash. Hopefully its fixed.
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  6. #6

    Let us know if you need help
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  7. #7

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    So far so good( but you know how these sometimes go, especially when a novice like me is trying to fix it). Just wanted to say Thank you VERY much for your help and expertise. I'll definitely post here again if I experience any more problems. Thank you Zigzag.
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  8. #8

    Good luck and let us know if you need help.
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