Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:50 AM
1. What are you doing when the BSOD pops up? You say you keep it in sleep mode, etc?
Well today i was on google chrome going through facebook and my email when i got the screen, and yes the majority of the time when im done with my laptop i just press the on/off button which puts the laptop into sleep mode. i beleive the last two times it happened i was watching tv and i let the laptop on the desktop for maybe 5 minutes.
2. It is a very rare issue. Give us your computer specs (I recommend Speccy for a more thorough deluge of information).
Copy and pasted from the summary option from speccy.
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz 45 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Dell Inc. 46 °C
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M (Dell)
488GB TOSHIBA TOSHIBA MK5076GSX (SATA) 37 °C
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT32N
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
3. Toss us a small list of your most used programs (that you actually have to open yourself) and any consistent programs such as Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus.
I open Google chrome and Now that i think of it thats really it. Also the occasional notepad and word. McAfee and intervideo wincinema (don't know what that is for.) are always open.
4. There is a chance you do have a minor (or very sneaky) virus on your computer causing the issue. Run a thorough virus scan via Avast or maybe Avira (free-versions) and nab yourself Comodo (free again) while you are at it.
Will run this as soon as im done for the day, which is in like 10 hours. -.-
5. Finally (and last on the list) how often do you actually turn off your computer? What are your core temperatures? When was the last time you applied Thermal? Can you cook an egg on the darn thing? Let us know.
I usually turn my computer off.. or restart it every 3 days. i have no clue what my core temperatures are, and i do not know what thermal is either. The only time the laptop gets to a high temperature is when i play skyrim for around 2 hours, but i havn't played skyrim in weeks.
What is the make and model number of your computer?
Dell Inspiron N5110
What is "new" in the past few months just before the BSODs started (i.e. new hardware, software, virus activity, etc.)?
Hardware... Dell actually replaced the motherboard because of a Factory restore issue a couple months back I'll have to come back to you for the exact date, but after that i put word, chrome, java updates, steam (with some games, winrar, McAfee, and Notepad ++.
This is what the DMP File had.
Dump File : 021412-32916-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/14/2012 8:04:56 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
Bug Check Code : 0x0000009f
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000003
Parameter 2 : fffffa80`115b94e0
Parameter 3 : fffff800`00ba2748
Parameter 4 : fffffa80`111327c0
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17640 (win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\021412-32916-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 688,696
I will be back later today with the Anti virus results, back to school! >.<
Thanks for the help guys!