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BSOD: Process or thread crucial to system operation has been unexpectedely termimated.

By Vivek Jha
Aug 19, 2012
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  1. Hi All!

    This problem has recently cropped up on my computer (2 days back) when I was re-installing windows (clean start).

    Specs:
    Win 7 64 bit...with latest updates.
    Motherboard: Gibabyte GA-X58A-UD5
    RAM: 12GB 1333Mhz Corsair....brand new.
    Procerror: i7 930.
    SSD: OCZ Vertex3 240GB
    3 1TB WD hard drives (no RAID) of which 2 are good & one is failing (smart criteria).
    Hard Drive Model: WDC WD10EARS -00Y5B1

    The minidump & xml files:
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "3 1TB WD hard drives (no RAID) of which 2 are good & one is failing (smart criteria)"... Remove the drive that is failing SMART status immediately! It could be the cause of this problem all by itself
     
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  3. Vivek Jha

    Vivek Jha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Tmagic! I thought I could somehow repair it via software...but I have no data on it what-so-ever. Will it still cause these BSOD's?
     
  4. Vivek Jha

    Vivek Jha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I removed the offending hard drive & I still got one bsod just now. Please help!


    Problem signature:

    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3

    Locale ID: 16393
    Additional information about the problem:

    BCCode: f4

    BCP1: 0000000000000003

    BCP2: FFFFFA800E4CF740

    BCP3: FFFFFA800E4CFA20

    BCP4: FFFFF8000319B510

    OS Version: 6_1_7601

    Service Pack: 1_0

    Product: 768_1
     
  5. Vivek Jha

    Vivek Jha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another BSOD after I started verifier.exe.
     

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  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Any time a hard drive sets a SMART status failure, back up any important data and trash the drive unless it's still under warranty. The BSOD is the same:
    CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
    Ntoskrnl.exe

    You get this BSOD only when installing Windows?
     
  7. Vivek Jha

    Vivek Jha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I'm getting this quite regularly now....should I repair the installation?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Re-install Windows without the START drive installed. Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
     

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