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    Blue screen of death every hour

    Hello everyone, for those who remember me . Every 1 hour (figured this out thankfully) I get the blue screen of death. I didn't install anything new or anything...

    After the blue screen subsides, it goes to talk about how i need to insert a new driver or something. Any thoughts?

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    After the blue screen subsides, it goes to talk about how i need to insert a new driver or something.
    Why do you not install the driver?

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    Any windows updates installed around the same time the problem started? If there were any installed use system restore to roll back to just before they were installed and then manually install each one and allowing a few hours of the computer being on, if one of the windows updates is the culprit that'll id the one.

    What device is it saying you need to install a driver for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubble View Post
    Why do you not install the driver?
    I don't know what driver they are talking about
    Quote Originally Posted by SpacePhoenix View Post
    Any windows updates installed around the same time the problem started? If there were any installed use system restore to roll back to just before they were installed and then manually install each one and allowing a few hours of the computer being on, if one of the windows updates is the culprit that'll id the one.

    What device is it saying you need to install a driver for?
    It's not saying any driver specifically. After blue screen it goes to a black screen and ssays insert boot device. Some other text is in there too but I'm going off memory.

    I'll try system restore

    Edit-It's not giving me any system restore points aside from last nights checkpiont...
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    I've chased a few BSoD problems in the past. Nothing recent.

    You DO need to note some information from the blue screen...
    This article mentions the stuff to note:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...survival_guide

    I did not read either of these articles. Just glanced. The following seems to give a lot of information about troubleshooting and mentions that the culprit in his experience was video card overheating on two systems at the same time.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-bsod.html

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronpat View Post
    I've chased a few BSoD problems in the past. Nothing recent.

    You DO need to note some information from the blue screen...
    This article mentions the stuff to note:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...survival_guide

    I did not read either of these articles. Just glanced. The following seems to give a lot of information about troubleshooting and mentions that the culprit in his experience was video card overheating on two systems at the same time.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-bsod.html

    Good luck.
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    It's not saying any driver specifically. After blue screen it goes to a black screen and ssays insert boot device. Some other text is in there too but I'm going off memory.
    Looking at the screen it looks like , a windows system process is being exited , try running the laptop in safe mode....if its a driver .....see if its working fine in safe mode...
    if not , just open your task manager and keep an eye on the processes starting .....check to see if there is a particular process which brings the blue screen of death....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati Kom View Post
    Looking at the screen it looks like , a windows system process is being exited , try running the laptop in safe mode....if its a driver .....see if its working fine in safe mode...
    if not , just open your task manager and keep an eye on the processes starting .....check to see if there is a particular process which brings the blue screen of death....
    I did the task manager cehck and I was looking periodically for anything with a lot of memorybeing usd or anything like that...nothing though.
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    Load up event viewer (type "event viewer" into the search box on the start menu, it should be listed after a few moments) and go through the logs looking for any events that seem to be happening on a regular basis at the times that the BSOD has been coming up
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    How long has the PC been working normally before this blue screen thing started? Is this a new installation or has it been running for several months, etc? Is it overclocked?

    Can you boot in Safe mode?

    Can you run msconfig?


    In one of my cases, the video card went bad. I had to replace it. The BSoD identified the generic video driver as defective (because the card was not responding). The trouble was not the driver, but the card. In another case, it was a bad RAM SIMM.

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    According to a search for the BSOD error number you provided, there are a few possibilities:

    1) Your HDD may be failing. In this case, download a bootable version of the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools, or find and run them using the UBCD
    2) Your RAM may be failing. Use Memtest86+ to test your RAM.
    3) Possible driver incompatibilities. If you built your own computer, visit the motherboard manufacturer's website, and download the latest drivers (do NOT use the driver automatically installed by windows). The same goes for your video card if you bought a video card. If your computer is a prebuilt machine (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, etc.), visit the support section of their website and download and install the latest drivers for your computer model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpacePhoenix View Post
    Load up event viewer (type "event viewer" into the search box on the start menu, it should be listed after a few moments) and go through the logs looking for any events that seem to be happening on a regular basis at the times that the BSOD has been coming up
    View screenshot. It seems to be that kernal thing.
    http://i49.tinypic.com/38mcz.png
    Quote Originally Posted by ronpat View Post
    How long has the PC been working normally before this blue screen thing started? Is this a new installation or has it been running for several months, etc? Is it overclocked?

    Can you boot in Safe mode?

    Can you run msconfig?


    In one of my cases, the video card went bad. I had to replace it. The BSoD identified the generic video driver as defective (because the card was not responding). The trouble was not the driver, but the card. In another case, it was a bad RAM SIMM.
    Yes to msconfig, yes to safe mode (each time I start back up computer, it says it didn't shut down properly and it asks if I want safe mode, safe mode with networking, or normal mode.) I'd say about a month and it has been fine before that. No new installations really. No idea if overclocked. I just play a video game, have a few tabs up on Chrome...that's about how much I go. But I've been doing that for months..
    Quote Originally Posted by Force Flow View Post
    According to a search for the BSOD error number you provided, there are a few possibilities:

    1) Your HDD may be failing. In this case, download a bootable version of the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools, or find and run them using the UBCD
    2) Your RAM may be failing. Use Memtest86+ to test your RAM.
    3) Possible driver incompatibilities. If you built your own computer, visit the motherboard manufacturer's website, and download the latest drivers (do NOT use the driver automatically installed by windows). The same goes for your video card if you bought a video card. If your computer is a prebuilt machine (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, etc.), visit the support section of their website and download and install the latest drivers for your computer model.
    1)HDD? What's that? How do I find out who my manufacturer is?
    2) What's memtest86+?
    3) I did go to their website and I didn't rely on my computers default drivers. No windows updates have been given though so I don't think it could possibly be the drivers needing updated.
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    Actually I don't think it's kernal now. I'm looking at the warnings and I'm seeing a consistant message from a thing called "WMI". Message is
    Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
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    A new BITS job could not be created. The current job count for the user Ryan-PC\Ryan (77) is equal to or greater than the job limit (60) specified through group policy. To correct the problem, complete or cancel the BITS jobs that haven't made progress by looking at the error, and restart the BITS service. If this error recurs, contact your system administrator and increate the per-user and per-computer Group Policy job limits.
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    WMI is Windows Management Instrumentation

    BITS is Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    HDD is Hard Disk Drive

    So, boot in Safe Mode Without Networking. Tell us what the computer goes through as it boots... any error messages, etc. Will it run in Safe Mode Without Networking without crashing every hour?

    If it will, then reboot in Safe Mode WITH Networking and see if it will run for hours without crashing.

    Suggestions:

    Google all of the terms that you don't understand including Kernel Power. If you have the patience to filter through the garbage, there's bound to be a solution somewhere.

    This explains how to do a "clean boot". This is different from booting in Safe Mode.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

    I just read about several users who reported finding outdated video or audio drivers on their systems. After deleting the unnecessary driver, their BSoD problem went away.

    Read about BITS. I've never had a problem with it, so know nothing about troubleshooting it.

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    Start your computer then press F8, that will bring boot menu, and chose Directory service repair mode, It`s a safemode but your PC will work as in normal mode. See if you get a blue screen working like this. If it does, it`s some sort of hardware problem, so you should download updated drivers and reinstall windows. If it doesn`t get a BSOD, it`s just some software problem, that should also be fixed by a clean reinstall and updated drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReese View Post
    1)HDD? What's that? How do I find out who my manufacturer is?
    2) What's memtest86+?
    3) I did go to their website and I didn't rely on my computers default drivers. No windows updates have been given though so I don't think it could possibly be the drivers needing updated.
    1) Hard Drive. You can run the speccy tool, or look in your device manager under "disk drives", or open up your computer and look at what's printed on the label.

    2) Memtest86+ is a utility that tests your RAM for errors/problems/damage. It may take a few hours to run. The direct download for the bootable ISO is here: http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20...+-4.20.iso.zip
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