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Different BSODs in Vista, minidumps attached

By arex1337
Jun 18, 2008
  1. It crashes pretty randomly, and I get a variety of blue screens. I can't read anything useful out of the minidumps, but I'm not very good at reading them. I have run memtest without finding any problems.

    5 last minidumps attached.

    OS Name: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
    Version: 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz, 3166 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME ACPI
    BIOS Revision: 0704, 21.05.2008
    Graphic cards: 2x XFX Nvidia 8800 GTX
    Sound card: Creative X-Fi Fatality
     
  2. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    DxDiag and more minidumps

    Here are DxDiag.txt and a few more minidumps.
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I looked at your first 5 minidumps (by the way, you can Zip 5 minidump files together in one Zip file) and either they are 0x50 or 0xA errors which normally point to hardware errors though antivirus software can be a cause.

    One of your 0x50 errors cited pool corruption which points to bad drivers corrupting the driver pool.

    Run ChkDsk.

    Scan for viruses/malware.

    How long did you run MemTest?

    Run a full harddrive diagnostics.
     
  4. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Didn't help :(

    Did a full virus check and chkdsk. Didn't help. Latest minidump attached. What to do next?

    PS: Memtest ran one full pass.
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Another 0x50 error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    MemTest must run for at least a minimum of 7 passes.

    Also, did you run a full harddrive diagnostics?
     
  6. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    First of all, memtest documentation says you can be pretty sure the RAM is good after one pass, but they also say it doesn't hurt do run it over night just to be sure. I can probably do that.

    What do you mean when you say a full harddrive diagnostics? Are you talking about a program, a method, a Windows feature or something else?

    EDIT: I've also uninstalled my anti-virus software and I'm hoping for the best :)
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Well here is the thing about MemTest. Bad RAM has been known to pass it.

    Your harddrive manufacturer will provide a free diagnostics utility. It is a great tool to have and it is good to run periodically.
     
  8. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Got another crash. Running chkdsk /r /f and uninstalling anti-virus software didn't help. :(
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Another 0xA error citing a core Windows driver which is a good indication of hardware error but not always 100%.

    Also in the mix was driver LCDmon.exe driver for Logitech G-series LCD Monitor or Logitech LCD Manager belongs to the software G-series Software or Logitech G-series Keyboard or Logitech G15 Keyboard or lcdmon.exe.

    Perhaps you need to update your Logitech drivers.
     
  10. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I'm running Memtest86 now and will let it run while I sleep. I'll post again in 8 hours. If there are no errors I will try and uninstall my keyboard lcd app.
     
  11. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Running memtest for 9 hours, I discovered 1 error. Now I'll just figure out what pair it is, and return them.
     
  12. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I think the one pair of memory sticks is better than the other, but I still get crashes. The last one was REFERENCE_BY_POINTER. 5 latest minidumps attached.
     
  13. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    have you updated graphics card, monitor, sound card, and chipset drivers since updating to Service pack 1.

    I know quite a few people who started having issues with differend drivers after, most were solved by updating one of the above drivers.
     
  14. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    No, did a clean install of Vista after getting new hardware. Have all the latest drivers. No beta drivers.
     
  15. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Did you let vista install generic drivers or did you get the drivers from the manufacturers of the products?
     
  16. arex1337

    arex1337 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I got the manufacturer drivers.
     
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