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BSOD Critical Process Died even after complete reinstall


applefails

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#1
Minidump: http://1drv.ms/1kvPiel

Memtest came back good. No errors. Also thought I should mention temps are just fine, nothing going above 50C.

(I was running 8.1 before the reinstall) So randomly about a week ago my computer started to bsod out of nowhere saying Critical Prcoess died. Then I started getting Kernal data inpage error. I, of course, googled the issue and there seems to be no solid fix for them. After some fiddlig I seemed to make the bsods stop (could have been luck) and then I was only getting hard locks. No bsod, but everything, including the cursor, was frozen. No ctrl alt del could fix it, it was stuck and required a hard reset. Some thought it was registry errors, others thought it was hardware.



I think I have ruled out software after a reinstall, and still having the issue.


If anyone has any insight to this issue, any input would be great thanks! I've pretty much figured it's something hardware, but I just can't figure out what it is.


system info: Windows 8 (previously 8.1 before reinstall) both 64bit
Intel i5 4670k
16GB Kingston HyperX
128gb Samsung 840 SSD
1TB Seagate baracuda
500GB WD green
EVGA GTX 670
Corsair AX850 PSU
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H mobo

Bios: American Megatrends Inc. F4 4/16/2013
 
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antspants

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#2
Tried removing the ram and running the computer on one stick? Then remove that try the next stick?

I ran mem diagnostics, said it was ok but it wasn't. Found a bad stick doing the above. Worth a try?
 

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    Asus Maximus VI Formula
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    I haz lollies ..
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    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
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    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
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applefails

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#3
I just wonder why my RAM would be okay for like 8 months now and just now decide to kaputt. From my experience RAM lasts a while, is there a typical reason why ram breaks?
 

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    Intel i5 4670k
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    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
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antspants

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#4
I don't know if its the ram, could be anything, I just know I had the exact same issue as you but with win7

I hope its one of your sticks, cheaper than a new board or cpu.

As for why they die, who knows, anything from a slight surge to an act of god.
I also don't know how 3 different diagnostic programs never found the bad stick I had. Nothing is perfect It would seem.
 

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    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
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    Asus Maximus VI Formula
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    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
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    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
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    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
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    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
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    Noctua NH-D14
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    Logitech G19
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    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
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applefails

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#5
Okay.. I'll give it a try. Will take a while because I have 4 sticks and I can't really replicate the issue; it's random.
 

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    Intel i5 4670k
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applefails

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#6
Alright, I took out every RAM module one stick at a time, and all four times my system still froze.

Also my way of "testing" it was to run a 10 hour youtube video and a game while I was away. (most of my freezes were watching youtube and playing games.)

Notably, almost every time I came back to it the system was still running, but soon after doing things the system would freeze. I think that is definitely worth noting.
 

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    Intel i5 4670k
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    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
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    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
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    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
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applefails

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#8
What are you even talking about?
 

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antspants

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#9
Just ignore him its spam
 

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    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
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    Asus Maximus VI Formula
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    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
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    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
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    Logitech G19
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    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
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    Nortons IS
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usasma

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#10
If you have stopped the BSOD's, but the freezing/black screen persists - this is fairly common with some BSOD's
IMO it's likely that you've fixed one part of several that were causing the BSOD's - and the remaining problems are causing the freezes/black screen issues.

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Only 118 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Is there any particular reason that you are not using UEFI/SecureBoot?

The WER section of MSINFO32 shows some disk/hardware errors. Please run the following diagnostics: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure on all hard drives.

Ensure that the SSD has the latest firmware and that that storage drivers for your motherboard are the latest, Win8 compatible version.

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics. Let us know the results and we can move on from there.



Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code:
[font=lucida console]**************************Fri Mar  7 20:07:27.515 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\030714-5281-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16628.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130531-1504
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:32:12.131[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]csrss.exe[/B]
BugCheck [B]EF, {fffffa800bcfd080, 0, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#Example]CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (ef)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: fffffa800bcfd080, Process object or thread object
Arg2: 0000000000000000, If this is 0, a process died. If this is 1, a thread died.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xEF_c589040
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0xEF_c589040_IMAGE_csrss.exe[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3392[/B]
  BIOS Version                  F4
  BIOS Release Date             04/16/2013
  Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  Product Name                  Z87M-D3H
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Thu Mar  6 18:53:09.027 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\030614-5203-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16384.amd64fre.win8_rtm.120725-1247
System Uptime:[B]0 days 1:06:37.640[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]csrss.exe[/B]
BugCheck [B]EF, {fffffa800f3ac940, 0, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#Example]CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (ef)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: fffffa800f3ac940, Process object or thread object
Arg2: 0000000000000000, If this is 0, a process died. If this is 1, a thread died.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xEF_d803040
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0xEF_d803040_IMAGE_csrss.exe[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3392[/B]
  BIOS Version                  F4
  BIOS Release Date             04/16/2013
  Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  Product Name                  Z87M-D3H
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Thu Mar  6 18:53:09.027 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\030614-5203-01 - Copy.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16384.amd64fre.win8_rtm.120725-1247
System Uptime:[B]0 days 1:06:37.640[/B]
Probably caused by :[B]csrss.exe[/B]
BugCheck [B]EF, {fffffa800f3ac940, 0, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#Example]CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (ef)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: fffffa800f3ac940, Process object or thread object
Arg2: 0000000000000000, If this is 0, a process died. If this is 1, a thread died.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xEF_d803040
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0xEF_d803040_IMAGE_csrss.exe[/B]
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed:     3400
CurrentSpeed: [B]3392[/B]
  BIOS Version                  F4
  BIOS Release Date             04/16/2013
  Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  Product Name                  Z87M-D3H
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
[/font]
3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code:
[font=lucida console]**************************Fri Mar  7 20:07:27.515 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
intelppm.sys                Mon Nov  5 22:55:02 2012 (50988A16)
dump_storahci.sys           Fri Mar  1 21:15:44 2013 (513160D0)
TeeDriverx64.sys            Thu Sep  5 14:02:18 2013 (5228C72A)
Rt630x64.sys                Mon Sep  9 02:47:07 2013 (522D6EEB)
LcUvcUpper.sys              Tue Sep 17 14:52:50 2013 (5238A502)
RTKVHD64.sys                Tue Oct 29 06:18:58 2013 (526F8B92)
nvhda64v.sys                Thu Nov 28 08:38:09 2013 (52974741)
nvvad64v.sys                Fri Dec 27 11:41:28 2013 (52BDADB8)
igdkmd64.sys                Wed Jan 22 17:42:16 2014 (52E04948)
nvlddmkm.sys                Sat Feb  8 10:48:31 2014 (52F651CF)
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Thu Mar  6 18:53:09.027 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
intelppm.sys                Wed Jul 25 22:26:48 2012 (5010AAE8)
dump_storahci.sys           Wed Jul 25 22:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
[/font]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TeeDriverx64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
LcUvcUpper.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvvad64v.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=igdkmd64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
 

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
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    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
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    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
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#11
Hello and thank you for your response!

So I started going down the list you gave me, and I should have updated the original post with the attachment you asked for. So I got to the disk testing segment, and stuff happened. I have 3 drives ( 128 SSD, 1TB HDD, + 500GB HDD). I had previously tested the SSD and updated firmware, but never tested the drives. I figured since they were not boot drives and just for storage that they wouldn't cause any serious issues. I figured if they broke I just couldn't access my files. So while running a long test on my 500 GB drive my system hardlocked. I moved on to my 1TB and it passed (which surprised me because it ticks a lot). I did a short test on the 500gb drive with the 1tb's software and it passed, but upon moving back to it's software and trying a short test, it failed.

And it said: "Quick test on drive 2 did not complete! Status code = 07 (failed read test element), failure checkpoint = 97 (unkown test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2!

Then it puts a red X next to the drive.

Could this be my issue?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 4670k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

usasma

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#12
Yep, that's probably it. FWIW - Short tests aren't reliable, the long/extended test is the most reliable.

To test, disconnect that drive (both power and data cables) - don't forget to unplug the system from the wall and ground yourself before and during your time inside the case.

FWIW - any malfunctioning piece of equipment can wreak havoc with the rest of the system. Hard drives are known to cause problems all over the system if they're failing.


Good luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
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#13
So I unplugged the drive and everything was going well for a few days. And just now when I was playing Titanfall I got a Kernal_data_inpage_error. I'll post the new minidump in the original post. So apparently it isn't my hard drive?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 4670k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

usasma

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#14
Were both cables unplugged (both power and data)?
Was the data cable unplugged from the motherboard?

I'm having system problems, so my replies will be a bit short
 

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
Posts
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#15
Yes.
No, I just now unplugged it from the mobo.

And oh no, it seems contagious. >< ;P
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 4670k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

usasma

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#16
If you unplugged while the system was still on - this could've caused a problem.
I hope that all is well with it!
 

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
Posts
12
#17
I know better than to do that. ;P Question, do you think it just may be the SATA cable? I've had this drive through like 4 builds now though, and wouldn't be surprised if it's shot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 4670k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
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#18
A bad cable has stumped many a technician (including me).
Give it a try - it never hurts to have a spare on hand.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
Posts
12
#19
Well, without a cable it worked great for about a week. Moments ago, I BSOD'd on the lock screen with another KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5 4670k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H
    Memory
    4X4GB Kingston HyperX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
Posts
5,139
#20
Please zip up and upload the contents of C:\Windows\Minidump with your next post (you may have to copy it to your Desktop in order to zip it up).

Here's a link to info on the STOP 0x7A error: BSOD Index
Please note the Usual Causes section up near the top.
These are most often hardware problems, so please ensure that you have run the entire list of diagnostics here: Hardware Diagnostics
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)