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Fresh install of Windows 8.1 - BSOD - Likely hardware

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Fresh install of Windows 8.1 - BSOD - Likely hardware

    Several months ago I put windows 10 on my custom desktop and really enjoyed it. As of a few weeks ago, I started getting random bluescreens. They became more and more frequent with wildly ranging error codes. Unable to pin down a particular cause, I wrote it off as random issues with windows 10. With the latest build, build 10130 my computer has been a nightmare. I've seen every bsod under the sun: WHEA uncorrectable error, IRQL not less or equal, critical process died, driver manager io violation, unexpected kernel mode trap, kernel security check failure, and I decided enough was enough.

    I reset the bios to default settings (disabled overclock), I reseated all power connections, cleaned out all the dust, and wiped my boot drives.

    With a fresh install of windows 8.1 all seemed to be going well.

    Until just 8 hours after fresh install, I'm watching a movie with my wife and bam.

    Just had a second one while typing this. Today is not a good day.

    Computer build mostly in 2012:
    Asus z77 Sabertooth (BIOS 2104 latest)
    Intel i7 3770k + Corsair h110i
    Seasonic SS-750KM3 (750 watt)
    2x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 in RAID0
    4x G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gb 1600 DDR3
    EVGA GTX 780 Classified (Currently in default bios, no OC)

    sfc /scannow, no integrity violations
    chkdsk, no bad sectors
    CrystalDiskInfo reports both drives in good health
    Memory Diagnostic test - no errors

    I'll probably pull the graphics card tonight, but it seems to be either pointing to my power supply, my drive array, or something equally as random.

    I tend to doubt it is the psu, as the problem doesn't seem to come up while gaming or cpu heavy tasks - highest draw. If anything, it is less frequent. (no data to back that up though)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I use my desktop for work and these issues are really killing my productivity. Thank you.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Got a new bsod That I had never seen before today. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (win32k.sys)

    Might remove 2 sticks of RAM just to see if that helps things.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Took out 2 sticks of ram, just got another BSOD. Switching them to the other dimm slots. If it BSODs on these slots, I'll pop these two out and the other 2 back in. If it BSODs again, I doubt I'll play much with testing the ram.

    Not sure where to go from there unless I get more info.

    3.5 hours later after switching slots, still no BSOD, this is a decently good sign. I wish I could trigger it somehow, but since I have yet to identify a cause, I'm just left waiting.
    Last edited by Scrtcwlvl; 28 Jun 2015 at 02:24.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Still no BSOD, so it might be one of those ram slots. That's particularly irritating, but so are bsods.
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