BSOD shortly after start-up

By El_vez ยท 9 replies
May 7, 2012
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  1. Hi, I'm new here - hopefully you can help me with my BSOD issue.

    The BSOD started after I installed my brand new OCZ Vertex 3 256gb SSD. I run Win7 64 bit with i7 930 @ 2.80 processor at default clock, 6gb ram. I run windows off the SSD. Before installing the SSD my system was running stable for over a year, never had a BSOD.

    The BSOD happens fairly irregularly, every 3 or 4 times I reboot, usually when starting up my browser, Firefox 12.0, or other software shortly after booting up (once startup programs are running, I have network etc). The screen freezes for 10-15 seconds followed by a BSOD. After restart and "start windows normally", I don't get BSOD. Other time the PC just boots up as intended without problems.

    Here is my chkdsk:
    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is SSD.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
    175104 file records processed. File verification completed.
    310 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
    237442 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
    175104 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 281 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 281 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 281 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    31170 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    36588168 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    175088 files processed. File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    34140023 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

    234428415 KB total disk space.
    97494124 KB in 122979 files.
    88932 KB in 31171 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    285263 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    136560096 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    58607103 total allocation units on disk.
    34140024 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 ac 02 00 32 5a 02 00 2b 9b 04 00 00 00 00 00 ....2Z..+.......
    25 01 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 %...,...........
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.

    I hope you can help!

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    all the minidumps are the same:

    Is the new SSD connected to a SATA3 port and configured in the bios as AHCI?
  3. El_vez

    El_vez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, what does that message mean?

    SSD is configured as AHCI and I did this before installing windows. Same with updating firmware for the drive. It is currently connected to a Sata 2 port as the Sata 3 ports seemed less stable? My MB is a ASUS p6x58d-e and after doing some research it seems the Marvell (?) technology is sub-par? I'm not sure about this, but either way the system has seemed more stable since I switched over to the Sata 2 port.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    All that message means is that Windows is unstable. Go to the motherboards support website and see if there is an updated driver for the marvell tech... You do realize that your troubles started after installing the SSD right?
  5. El_vez

    El_vez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've previously installed the most recent one from Asus (Marvell 9128 Controller Driver V1.0.0.1034 for 32/64bit Windows XP & Windows Vista & Windows 7.(WHQL)). I can see there is a newer version on this site: - but haven't messed with it further as I'm using the Sata 2 port for now.

    As I'm not using the Sata 3 port, I also installed the most recent Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver, which is appropriate to the Sata 2 port.

    Should I be getting errors when connected via Sata 2?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It is recommended to use SATA3 with an SSD, although if your system is running stable on a SATA2 port then do it. If you are still getting BSOD's contact OCZ support or return the SSD. How many Hard Drives do you have installed? What is your power supply's make and model?
  7. El_vez

    El_vez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The power supply is Antec Truepower 650. Aside from the SSD I have a 1TB Samsung mechanical drive (HD103SJ), which I have had with the PC also before I got the SSD.

    Thank you for helping out with this btw, I'm very grateful!
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay... so is the computer stable now?
  9. El_vez

    El_vez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I haven't made any changes so far, but I might give the Sata 3 another go after I have updated the Marvell drivers.
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Keep us posted ;)

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