BSOD Question

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  1. hom3lesshom3boy

    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    Just recently my 1 yr old custom rig has been acting up with 2 different BSODs. The first is a STOP:0x1E with a "NDIS.sys - address FFFFFADF900FA839 base at FFFFFADF900AB000, Datestamp 45d699f1" that doesn't occur quite as often, and the second is a 0x3b. In both instances the dump to physical memory countdown goes off.

    At first I thought it had something to do with my vid card after doing some googling, especially since this started to occur after I ran a MS Update. But I've since rolled back the driver and the bsods still keep happening.

    I thought it had something to do with my memory, but I ran this memtest program (http://hcidesign.com/memtest/) overnight and got no errors.

    They occur randomly, ranging from within the first 5 minutes of booting to after days, and from watching vids on wmp to typing up an essay.

    Sorry I don't have that much information to give you guys, but I'm not quite sure what else would be relevant. Here are my specs though:

    mobo: Gigabyte EP45-DS3R (rev1.0), Bios vF7
    CPU: Intel E7300
    GPU: Nvidia 9600GT
    Ram: Crucial Ballistics PC6400, (2x2g)
    HD: Samsung HD103UJ (1 TB)
    OS: Windows XP Professional 64bit

    I hope someone can help me out here! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    I have a 9600gtx and I was getting bsod after a ms update as well. I removed the drivers using a driver removal tool and installed the latest nvidia build, problem went away. Not to say that it will solve your problem but might give you some starting point.
     
  3. Wolf68k

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    Just for grins, and because it fixed my last BSODs, clear the pagefile.
    Control Panel->System->Advanced->Performance->Settings-Advanced->Change (you think they buried it enough?)
    Take note of the settings here
    Select: No paging file
    Click "Set"
    Click OK until you're completely out and restart
    Defrag, because it's a good idea
    Then go back to the same place and reset the same settings.
    If it was set to "System managed size" try using the Custom size...



    For a driver removal tool, DriverSweeper is great http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
     
  4. hom3lesshom3boy

    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    So I'm back from using some of the suggestions you guys have posted on here. I tried CCleaner and Driver Sweeper, both in safe mode, and it doesn't do anything. I tried downloading the newest drivers for my 9600GT and I think that made the problem worse. BSODs happened more frequently and only flash for a second before restarting. When my computer does restart after one of these, it sometimes doesn't even make it to the desktop and starts in this restart loop.

    I got frustrated and completely uninstalled my vid card driver and ran Driver Sweeper and CCleaner again. This has stopped the BSODs but now my computer just freezes up after a few minutes of video and makes a "rrr"ing noise through the speakers. So I'm thinking it had to do with WMP, or old codecs, so I'm test running random videos on youtube and videos I have on my hd. That's where I'm at right now.

    I don't see anything eating away at my ram according to Windows Task Manager and my cpus are running at a consistent 35C.

    Any suggestions?
     

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