PFN list corrupt BSOD, please help!

By swisstonyholmes
Jun 6, 2010
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  1. swisstonyholmes

    swisstonyholmes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Route 44,

    Looking into GMER.EXE and BSOD'S I have found that BSOD's can be quite common while running this program, so I dont know if it may be a true BSOD or not.

    I have run all of the usual temp file cleaners and anti malware stuff, also run a CHKDSK /R just to be sure. It may just be worth giving it back to my friend and seeing how it goes for a while, unless you have any more bright ideas?

    Thanks.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Interesting you should mention GMER.exe because when I was reading the previous minidumps though not cited as the probable cause it was noted in the PROCESS_NAME of the file. So I looked it up online and saw what software it belonged to.

    In this latest minidump the error code is 0x8E as defined before these are almost always caused by hardware but sometimes they can be caused by drivers. In your case an OS driver was cited, but gmer.exe was noted again in the PROCESS_NAME,

    I am wondering if all along this software is the prblem especially in light of what you just posted.
  3. swisstonyholmes

    swisstonyholmes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Route 44,

    I Was using GMER because initially because I was trying to find root kits as a possible cause to the BSOD'S. It seemed to give me consistent BSOD'S, which I then related to my initial BSOD problem because it seemed to throw up similar errors.

    You know what it's like when you have a BSOD you want to try and find a trigger to replicate the fault and find out what caused the problem.

    So in your opinion other than tweaking the VDIMM voltage up a little there doesn’t seem to be anything more we can do, other than to give it back to my friend and see how it goes?

    Thanks.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    For clarity's sake, you installed the GMER and not him, correct?
  5. swisstonyholmes

    swisstonyholmes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Route 44,

    Thats correct.

    Thanks.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    If you haven't alread, uninstall GMER completely and see how his stability is before returning. As with all PC issues there is only so much you or I or anybody can do in a forum setting due to limitations you are certainly aware of.

    My gut feeling tells me that the memory configuration plus differing memory pairs is the issue but not able to see it first hand is again limiting.
  7. swisstonyholmes

    swisstonyholmes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Route 44,

    I will have a general clean up of the components I have installed to diagnose the problem so far, and just give it some normal use and see how it goes for a while before returning it.

    I may also advise a new matched pair of 1Gig RAM or indeed a single 2Gig should any further problems persist.

    Thanks for all your help so far, I will let you know should I come across any more problems.

    Thanks once again for you time.

    Until next time...................
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