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#1 eddie_j

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:23 AM

Hello.

I recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 1440 with Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate and now get Blue Screen of Death over and over again. I've tried to do Windows Update but either get BSOD or freezes. Here is the most recent minidump report. Can anyone make sense of this and provide a clue as to what could be a next step?

Many thanks.

Ed


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Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [F:\012612-22339-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

WARNING: Whitespace at end of path element
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols


Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c58000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e95e50
Debug session time: Thu Jan 26 22:57:20.578 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:16.435
Loading Kernel Symbols
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...............
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
...
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff88000000000, fffff88007a86150, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!IoCancelIrp+64 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c000001d, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff88000000000, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88007a86150, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.

Debugging Details:
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EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000001d - {EXCEPTION} Illegal Instruction An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction.

FAULTING_IP:
+13
fffff880`00000000 ff ???

CONTEXT: fffff88007a86150 -- (.cxr 0xfffff88007a86150)
rax=000000000000000a rbx=fffffa8007a53010 rcx=fffffa8005ce4b20
rdx=fffffa8007a53010 rsi=fffffa8007aa0001 rdi=fffff88000000000
rip=fffff88000000000 rsp=fffff88007a86b38 rbp=fffff88007a86c60
r8=fffff8a0030f0000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffffa80036db600
r11=0000000000100080 r12=000000000376f4f0 r13=0000000000000001
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000001
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac pe cy
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010293
fffff880`00000000 ff ???
Resetting default scope

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B

PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002c7bcd4 to fffff88000000000

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`07a86b38 fffff800`02c7bcd4 : fffffa80`036db600 fffffa80`07a53010 fffff880`07a86c60 fffff880`07a86bf0 : 0xfffff880`00000000
fffff880`07a86b40 fffff800`030df3d6 : fffff880`07a86b01 fffffa80`07a53030 fffffa80`07aa0070 fffff880`07a86bf8 : nt!IoCancelIrp+0x64
fffff880`07a86b80 fffff800`02cc9153 : fffffa80`07a55060 000007fe`f24836c0 fffffa80`07aa0070 fffffa80`06d143e0 : nt!NtCancelIoFile+0xd6
fffff880`07a86be0 00000000`77c4048a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
00000000`0376f4c8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x77c4048a


FOLLOWUP_IP:
nt!IoCancelIrp+64
fffff800`02c7bcd4 450f20c3 mov r11,cr8

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1

SYMBOL_NAME: nt!IoCancelIrp+64

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nt

IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4a5bc600

STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xfffff88007a86150 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!IoCancelIrp+64

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!IoCancelIrp+64

Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c000001d, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff88000000000, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88007a86150, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.

Debugging Details:
------------------


EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000001d - {EXCEPTION} Illegal Instruction An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction.

FAULTING_IP:
+13
fffff880`00000000 ff ???

CONTEXT: fffff88007a86150 -- (.cxr 0xfffff88007a86150)
rax=000000000000000a rbx=fffffa8007a53010 rcx=fffffa8005ce4b20
rdx=fffffa8007a53010 rsi=fffffa8007aa0001 rdi=fffff88000000000
rip=fffff88000000000 rsp=fffff88007a86b38 rbp=fffff88007a86c60
r8=fffff8a0030f0000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffffa80036db600
r11=0000000000100080 r12=000000000376f4f0 r13=0000000000000001
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000001
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac pe cy
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010293
fffff880`00000000 ff ???
Resetting default scope

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B

PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002c7bcd4 to fffff88000000000

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`07a86b38 fffff800`02c7bcd4 : fffffa80`036db600 fffffa80`07a53010 fffff880`07a86c60 fffff880`07a86bf0 : 0xfffff880`00000000
fffff880`07a86b40 fffff800`030df3d6 : fffff880`07a86b01 fffffa80`07a53030 fffffa80`07aa0070 fffff880`07a86bf8 : nt!IoCancelIrp+0x64
fffff880`07a86b80 fffff800`02cc9153 : fffffa80`07a55060 000007fe`f24836c0 fffffa80`07aa0070 fffffa80`06d143e0 : nt!NtCancelIoFile+0xd6
fffff880`07a86be0 00000000`77c4048a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
00000000`0376f4c8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x77c4048a


FOLLOWUP_IP:
nt!IoCancelIrp+64
fffff800`02c7bcd4 450f20c3 mov r11,cr8

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1

SYMBOL_NAME: nt!IoCancelIrp+64

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nt

IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4a5bc600

STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xfffff88007a86150 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!IoCancelIrp+64

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!IoCancelIrp+64

Followup: MachineOwner
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Edited by eddie_j, 27 January 2012 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

1) EXACTLY how did you perform the update?

2) After updating, did you install the correct W7 drivers where available? Look in Device Manager - any yellow or red symbols?

3) Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Hello and thanks for the reply.

Here are answers:
1) I attempted to perform Windows Update several times by either(a) selecting the Windows Update item in the All Programs menu, or (B) opening Control Panel, going to System and Security Options, and doing Windows Update. I assume these are just two paths to getting to the same function. I did have success when I selected one or a few updates, but crashed other times when I selected one or a few or all updates. Some of the updates appeared to be packages of Win7 updates and I am not sure of the exact contents, that is, if there were drivers in that package, I am not sure what drivers may have been included. Last time I attempted to run Win Update, it simply froze.

2) Currently, there are no yellow or red symbols/alerts in Device Manager. All appears okay in Device Manager. This is the first time I've looked at Dev. Manager after this Win7 upgrade, so I'm not sure if there were errors recently.

3) Here are the results the BlueScreenView scan. Thanks for your assistance!

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Dump File : 012712-31356-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/27/2012 6:42:53 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07dc2160
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : Ntfs.sys
Caused By Address : Ntfs.sys+af03d
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70740
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012712-31356-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,624
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012712-30841-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/27/2012 6:39:19 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`023c4160
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : USBSTOR.SYS
Caused By Address : USBSTOR.SYS+4b28
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70740
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012712-30841-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,680
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012712-32541-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/27/2012 6:35:32 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`06f9b160
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : Ntfs.sys
Caused By Address : Ntfs.sys+af03d
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70740
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012712-32541-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,624
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-22339-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 10:58:19 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07a86150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-22339-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,624
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-29016-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 10:11:12 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07d61150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : win32k.sys
Caused By Address : win32k.sys+ab8e9
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-29016-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,680
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-35895-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 9:58:07 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`084f4150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-35895-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 281,936
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-26832-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 4:07:03 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`042e3150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-26832-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 271,016
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-28204-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 6:13:03 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`03bbf150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-28204-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 271,016
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-26566-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 6:11:24 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0398d150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-26566-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 271,016
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-29796-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 6:09:26 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0684d150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-29796-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,624
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-30139-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 12:38:30 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07c4c150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-30139-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 277,680
==================================================

==================================================
Dump File : 012612-29343-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/26/2012 12:32:45 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff880`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0405e150
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16841 (win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+71f00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\012612-29343-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 271,016
==================================================

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:40 AM

:) - Sorry - guess my question wasn't clear. I meant exactly how did you upgrade to W7?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

The upgrade was with a Microsoft DVD for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Upgrade (and so required an existing OS). Existing OS was Vista Home Premium. Upgrade process was simply the insertion of DVD, running install routine and selecting the "Upgrade" option as opposed to the clean install that would have wiped clean data and programs. So, the "Upgrade" option preserved installed programs and data files, documents, etc (and apparently buggy software or out of date drivers or something causing BSOD).

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

Okay, thanks. After doing that did you try to obtain and install the Windows 7 drivers for all of your hardware?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

After a few BSODs, and the computer stabilized a bit, I went to Dell Support Site, entered computer Service Tag number and a scan of the computer produced a list of driver updates. I attempted downloads in order they were listed, but midway, computer would BSOD. Right now, I'm attempted to re-do these downloads and installs of the drivers from the Dell site. So far, so good. I'm halfway through the list. I skipped the BIOS update since I did it once already (it appeared successful the first time around) and my layman's sensibilities are a little too timid to be messing with the BIOS. Again, though, I'm working my way through the Dell driver updates. Will repost when done with the results.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:40 PM

I did the following and the computer appears to be stable now. No BSOD anymore so far:

1) Installed updates recommended by Dell Support Web site. This updates seemed NOT to fix the problem, but installs were all successful.

2) Ran Windows Update. Installed 43 Important Updates. After reboot, crashed - BSOD. Then,computer froze when tried to do Update. Got message that a Realtek driver was problematic.

3) Went to Device Manager and right-clicked on every device listed and ran an update via this interface. Most were already up to date.

After a few reboots, system appears stable. It simply took a couple days worth of reboots, attempted driver updates, other crashes, etc., to get the computer to finally be stable enough to exhaustively install every possible needed update through the three avenues listed above.

Thanks for the time and assistance above, Forum Addict. If problems return, I'll be back!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:50 AM

Okay, good news so far. If there was an update for your chipset driver be sure to install that one.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thanks. I did include the chipset driver update (from Dell site). Thanks again.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

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