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Very Strange Recurring BSOD on Windows 8.1

  1. #21



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro


    This info is useless!

    Run the dm log collector, upload the zip and give some description of what happened.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Fair enough, it's all the same error.

    We may have been chasing the wrong mouse. I came across this article about the 2009 MB (which has the same motherboard as my 2010 MBP), and realized that the crashes always occurred when downloading something. In fact, it usually happened on Youtube. That explains why the Nvidia driver didn't fail under stress tests.

    I installed old 2010 Broadcom drivers for the 802.11n, and turned off power management for good measure. I'll let you know how it works out.

    As mentioned before, the machine completely halts with stuttering audio until the BSOD displays and the PC restarts. This error goes all the way back to January around when I first installed Windows.

    Logs attached.

    Attachment 66395
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  3. #23



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro


    Try uninstalling Nvidia drivers again, but this time ONLY install the drivers again

    Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from Nvidia. Be sure the clean install box is checked and only install the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    What do you mean? I only install the graphics driver, I don't need PhysX and all that other stuff.
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  5. #25



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro


    Nvidia software is installed, could have to do something with this.
    Code:
    Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049	Public:Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049	Public
    Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049\3D Vision	Public:Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049\3D Vision	Public
    Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049\NVIDIA Control Panel	Public:Start Menu\Programs\NVIDIA Corporation-nv16049\NVIDIA Control Panel	Public
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  6. #26


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Those directories are empty, they're probably left over from a past driver installation. DDU did not delete them for some reason. The control panel is a required install for the driver however.
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  7. #27



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro


    Run DDU again, but this time don't install drivers as a test.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Nope, the wireless driver doesn't solve anything. Lol.

    That's the next step I guess.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    UPDATE: I swapped in an old Seagate mechanical drive for the SSD and got a bunch of strange hardware BSODs during Windows setup and 'disk missing' errors in OS X. Windows even refused to install and would sporadically even detect the HDD.

    Running OS X off the SSD in an enclosure, I checked the drive with SMART and everything checked out (with 11000 hours on the clock, impressive).

    I then read this.

    In any case, I've seen several posts on several different sites where people were reporting insulation break down on some of the SATA cables. Apparently the insulation breaks down and the cable starts shorting to the case.
    The consensus among many other threads is that the insulation on the SATA cables of 2009-2010 MacBook Pros is cheaply made and appears to wear down and start to short to the aluminum case. So I put electrical tape on the cable and the HDD back in.

    Windows is installing right now. I will report back.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Well, install crashed with disk read errors. At least, it wasn't a BSOD. I think the drive's age is a factor.

    I put the SSD back in. Let's see how the insulated cable does.
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