Constant BSOD Windows 7 Kernel Power ID 41

By Tobert
Jul 13, 2011
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  1. The title says it all. System BSOD all the time. I have examined the event viewer logs but am not sure what to do now. Any help would be appreciated.

    Details are as follows
    HD setup in Raid 0 using two 250BB Seagate drives
    System is dual boot with Windows Vista
    Both OS are 64 bit
    Installed RAM 3GB Corsair DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory

    If additional info is needed to assist me please tell me what is needed.
    Thank You
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Please attach mindumps generated by these crashes with your next post.

    You can find minidums in C:\windows\minidump folder, please zip the latest five (5) dumps in a single file. Also give us full system specs including PSU details.
  3. Tobert

    Tobert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cant locate the minidump folder. Hidden folders are set to view and it simply is not there. Any advise.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    Click on the Advanced tab
    Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
    Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
    Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
    Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
    Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

    Lastly, go to C:\windows and create a folder named Minidump.

    Next time a BSOD happens hopefully, your OS should be able to record it.

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