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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by MiNiMaL_FuSS, 3 Jul 2018.

  1. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Hi guys,

    My first BSOD for many years just came out of the blue this morning, I really only use this system for work and Football Manager, so I've not altered anything in well over a year!

    Windows started up momentarily, there was a broken line of colour across the top of the screen, like you used to get in the good old days of pushing your graphics card too hard, then BSOD.

    I've had various error messages pop up, the favourite appears to be "bad pool erroor".

    Trouble shooting:
    • I manged to boot into safe mode and remove the graphics drivers = BSOD
    • Installed lastest grpahics drivers = BSOD
    • Booting on only a single stick of ram (Stick A) = BOOT
    • Memory diagnostic on Stick A = No errors.
    • Booting on only a single stick of ram (Stick B) = BOOT
    • Memory diagnostic on Stick B = No errors.
    Here's where it gets odd!
    • Single stick of ram (Stick A or Stick B), in either slot = BOOT
    • Two sticks of ram (tried in both slot combinations) = BSOD
    Little help??

    CPU: 2500k (@4ghz)
    GPU: R9 290
    RAM: 16GB (8GBx2) Corsair Vengeance Pro
    MB: Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI
     
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  2. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Currently running on a single stick of ram, but have now had two further BSODs with new error messages:

    BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER
    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA

    could these still be memory related or do I have some other sort of issue here??
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Both are related to memory stability, though that USB one is a little more strange. I got a USBXHCI.sys BSOD yesterday when pushing my memory hard. I don’t get it.
     
  4. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Seems very odd for both sticks to go arwy at the same time and for seemingly no reasin, I've loosened off timing and the clock but still no joy.

    I've got a couple of spare 4gb sticks somewhere, will swap then the this evening and see where we are.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    It may be your memory controller.
     
  6. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Don't know frankly, had a go this afternoon, under locking the ram but not changing it and had the weirdest error where my mouse clicks wouldn't register...I could move the cursor but couldn't click anything...however I could still select a d start programmes through the keyboard!

    Suffice to say I'm having a complete driver cull and reinstall now.

    A format may be on the horizon!
     

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