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Constant crashing/freezing/BSOD Windows 7 x64

By Kraezy
Mar 28, 2012
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  1. I built this PC a little over a year ago, and it worked great up until about 4 months ago. It started randomly freezing, not often, so I ignored it. I then started to see the odd crash/restart and BSOD.

    The BSOD message that comes up is:

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    It takes me usually multiple power on and off's before the computer will even begin to boot, and then I usually have to go through 2-4 Freezes/Crashes/BSOD until it will finally stay stable enough I can do something. And even then I've got maybe 45 minutes until it crashes again.

    A friend suggested that it sounds like my HDD drive has corrupted and needs to be replaced, I'm hoping that's the problem cause it's an easy fix, but I figured I'd come here for some help before I tried anything.

    Everything in the computer was purchased new when I built the computer except for the PSU.

    5 most recent dumps posted.

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,758   +157

    Hi Krazey, nice to see you started your own thread... The BSOD has to do with the Intel video driver. What are your computer specs? Are you using anything Norton?
  3. Kraezy

    Kraezy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.40ghz
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 560
    M4A79XTD Evo Motherboard
    8gb Ram (cant seem to find what kind of ram it is, just that there's 8gb of it)
    750 GB HDD
    Anything else ya need to know?

    I do not have Norton or an anti-virus installed at this time, but I have scanned my computer and it seems to be clean.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,758   +157

    Did you install Windows 7 over another version of Windows, or was Windows 7 originally installed? You may have a virus or other malware infection. Try this running this rootkit utility:
    http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363
  5. Kraezy

    Kraezy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No windows was installed fresh when I built thecomputer last year. I'll download and get a virus scan going again, I just used one of the free ones a week agoand it cane back with nothing. Any suggestions on which anti-virus to get?
  6. dernt

    dernt Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    I would try restoring the system back to a time prior to the BSOD's starting. Could be a MS update incompatibility issue.


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