BSODs on newish machine

By Ckorban
Dec 14, 2011
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    I didn't realize that you were using an SSD drive
  2. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    What does that change in this situation?
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    A lot of people on this site and others are having similar issues using SSD's with Windows 7. Go to the SSD's manufactures website and see if they have a check out program for the drive. remember SSD's are memory chip devices and not mechanical...
  4. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I scoured the Crucial website and couldn't find anything :S Are there any third party ones you might suggest?
  5. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Just got another one, dxgmms1.sys this time and no dump. This is getting ludicrous.
  6. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Here's another two. Could you analyze and let me know what they are this time? I did a lot of driver update/rollbacks.

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  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    Your getting dangerous with doing all the driver updates/rollbacks... This time DXGKRNL.sys= part of DirectX video, NDPROXY.sys= part of a network driver, and HIDUSB.sys= a USB hub driver...

    Time for a fresh Windows install, isn't it? It still looks like motherboard drivers. Are you sure this motherboard supports Windows 7? It could be that the motherboard is defective
  8. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Thank you very much Tmagic, I've been really trying to avoid a fresh install but honestly screw it at this point. Do you think a faulty SSD could be the source? Either way, time for a fresh install.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    This time, let Windows Update find the motherboard drivers during the fresh install. If you see any yellow Exclamation Points in the device Manager after the install completes, you can see if those drivers, and only those drivers that are available on the ASROCK website. Run Windows Update until no more updates are found, and be sure to include the optional updates as well. These optional updates often include driver updates
  10. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Alright, COMPLETELY fresh install of Win 7 x64 this time.
    I did:
    Windows Install
    Couldn't find ethernet controller so I used the mobo CD to find only that driver and installed it.
    Used windows update to get ALL updated until no updated could be found, took about 4-5 rounds.
    Went to ATI.com and grabbed the latest drivers and utility package for my card.
    Computer was fine, left it and came back some hours later to find it had BSOD'd and restarted, I have attached the minidump... I'm a little pessimistic about my situation, I feel my mobo or my SSD might be bad, and I have no idea how to test either at this point. I'm going to run memtest again, just as a sanity check.

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  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    Alright, good job on the fresh install. Unfortunately the minidumps are CSC.SYS and HdAudio.sys this time and I really think that the motherboard is the issue here. I don't have much troubleshooting experience with SSD's at this point. Stay away from ASROCK and go with Gigabyte, MSI or BioStar mid-priced boards. ASUS boards are very common, but they are known to be very picky about memory and other hardware used with them
     
  12. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Oh wow, this is very unfortunate news, I just bought this motherboard :(
    I guess time to see how good their support is. Thanks for the help Tmagic
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    Why did you choose ASROCK? Was this motherboard listed as Windows 7 ready?
  14. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    It had very positive reviews and the reddit.com BuildAPC subreddit was in love with it, 100% jap gold caps, and good power phase design. I don't see a place where it says it is windows 7 ready, but I'm assuming it is since it is fairly current tech with PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0, etc..

    I just realized something. When I first put my ram in, it was detected as 1333 not 1600. I set it to use the XMP profile, which made it 1600, which is what the ram is rated for. I set it to motherboard default now, 1333, and I'm going to see what happens.
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    Well good luck with the memory adjustment :) As a general rule, I don't trust hardware reviews. It is to easy for reviews to be "bought"...
  16. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Just got my first BSOD on this one with the memory adjustment. Could you let me know what it says? It took a LONG time for this to happen, and I think I was trying to watch a youtube vid on one screen and play bf3 on the other

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  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,741   +156

    ATI Drivers and DirectX errors again... Have you updated any programs or drivers recently?
  18. Ckorban

    Ckorban TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Not that I know of, just installed more programs like winrar/7zip/office and the like as I've started to need them...


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