Vista x64 random boot up BSOD

By cool1007
Jan 8, 2009
  1. Hello, I have Vista 64, 4gig of ram, a Phenom 9550 Quadcore and a nvidia 8800gt video card. Recently I have started having random Windows boot up BSOD (windows loads my desktop, works fine for 5-10 min. until the BSOD shows), which after the reboot, boots normally.

    Problem Reports and Solutions has this information about the crash:

    BCCode: 1000007e
    BCP1: FFFFFFFFC000001D
    BCP2: FFFFFA6000000000
    BCP3: FFFFFA6001BCD358
    BCP4: FFFFFA6001BCCD30
    OS Version: 6_0_6001
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 256_1

    Hope you can help me figure it out. :)
  2. nobardin

    nobardin TS Rookie Posts: 256

    Minidump 010809-01
    Probably caused by : epfwtdi.sys

    epfwtdi.sys is a driver file belonging to ESS Personal firewall

    Possible Solutions:

    1: Uninstall ESS firewall, restart your computer and reinstall it. A driver file may have gotten corrupted.

    2: Uninstall ESS firewall and get Comodo or ZoneAlarm (one or the other..not both) They are both free firewalls that are recommended by users of techspot.

    3: Uninstall ESS firewall and use the windows firewall.

    The choice is yours.

    After doing one of the above stated please post back and let us know if the issue was resolved or not
  3. cool1007

    cool1007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    So sorry for not posting back as soon as this was solved. I did an uninstal of ESET and installed the latest version 3.0.684.0. That fixed the problem. Thanks a lot.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    cool1007, I don't mean to hijack your thread but I noticed you run ESET. I have the BOD32 antivirus version 2.7. Was this your problem or was it an earlier 3.0 version?

    I'm waiting for 4.0 to get out of Beta.
  5. cool1007

    cool1007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    No need to apologize. I had installed an earlier 3.0 version (original, by the way, not hacked or torrented :p)
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