BSOD occuring far too often

By 5k0tty
Aug 14, 2009
  1. I'm at my wits end.

    I keep getting BSOD.

    just leaving it idle for a few minutes or running uTorrent will cause a crash.

    I've used the program "WhoCrashed" and here are my last 20 crashes.

    my network adapter...

    Realtek 8101E/8168/8169 PCI/PCIe Adapters
    Realtek 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS6 32-bit Driver


    TDI Translation driver

    Disk Block Verification Filter Driver


    Please help!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Try the following:

    1. Do a full scan for infections.

    2. Update your ethernet drivers or uninstall and reinstall current drivers. You should be able to get them from your motherboard's website for your model. You could be looking at a bad NIC card but that is only a guess at this time.

    3. Scan your harddrive for bad sectors. Your HD manufactuere will have a free utility.
  3. 5k0tty

    5k0tty TS Member Topic Starter

    I ran Malware Bytes and Super Anti-Spyware and no infections were found.

    Not sure what you meant by "Your HD Manufacturer will have a free utility",
    but I used Error Checking to scan for bad Sectors and Fix System Files,
    and got a bluescreen on the restart and it froze on stage 4.
    So I ran it in Safe Mode and there didn't appear to be any problems at all.

    I know my Ethernet Driver is
    Realtek 8101E/8168/8169 PCI/PCIe Adapters - NDIS6 32-bit Driver
    Realtek RTL8101E family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

    But I'm not sure what driver on the Realtek site i need to update to.
    Care to point me in the right direction?

    Also, I checked device manager and these 2 warnings weren't there before, but they are now.

    Portable Devices -
    USB CF Reader

    Storage Controllers -
    AJ1XX4VA IDE Controller


    EDIT -

    Just got a new BSOD.

    Bad Pool Caller
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    To update your Realtek drivers go to the manufacturer's website of your motherboard. Find you exact model and update from their site.

    "Your HD Manufacturer will have a free utility" means your harddrive manufacturer will provide a free utility that will diagnose your harddrive. So find the maker of your harddrive (Western Digital, Seagate, etc.) download their tool.

    Do the above and in your next post tell us if it helped.

    Also in your next post attach your minidumps.

    How to find your Minidump Files:

    My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

    It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip. Please do us a favor and don’t Zip each one individually.
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