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#1 pastorel2

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Late last night I was unable to start my PC (Currently browsing via my laptop). I decided to get a good night's sleep and deal with it today.

The BSOD message I'm getting is:

STOP 0x00000074 BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO


I tried removing my current RAM and replacing it with older (but more reliable DDR3 RAM), to no avail.
I also tried booting into System Repair and Safe Mode. System Repair doesn't let me use my mouse and keyboard, and Safe Mode brings me to the same BSOD. *Changed where they were plugged in an they now work
I'm at my wit's end and would appreciate any help, thanks.

Running:
Windows 7 64-bit Professional
DDR3 Corsair CM3X1024 (I replaced FOR: DDR3 Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 16gb)

Unable to create logs because I am unable to access Safe Mode or anything else really

Update 1: Replaced CM3X1024 with the original Corsair 4GBx4 RAM I had in there and I'm currently running Memtest86+

Edited by pastorel2, 01 October 2012 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

At what point in the startup are you getting the BSOD?
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

Right after the animated Windows logo pops up

Edited by pastorel2, 30 September 2012 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

If you have a Windows 7 installation disk, insert it and boot from CD/DVD drive. When Windows loads, select your language, then select "repair my computer".

If it wants to attempt automated startup repairs, let it. If it doesn't, or if it hangs indefinitely or fails to resolve the issue, do the following:

Select the repair tools (not the system restore option)

Select command prompt

Enter the following, hit enter after each line and allow it to run its course:
chkdsk /r

sfc /scannow

The first will check your hard drive for bad sectors and attempt to recover any that it finds. The second will scan and replace any corrupt/missing system files that may be preventing Windows from booting.

If you get any messages other than "successfully completed" in command prompt, please let us know what it is.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

chkdsk /r - tells me:

"The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."

sfc /scannow - tells me:

"Beginning scan. This process will take some time."...
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again"

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

Reboot and run sfc /scannow again if you haven't already
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

sfc /scannow command will not work in recovery console.We need to alter it to make it run from recovery console.

If you can enter recovery options

Select System restore and try restoring to previous point.

What changes did you make that caused BSOD?

Edited by narenxp, 01 October 2012 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

I have reason to believe my registry is corrupt. My computer has been working flawlessly through the last two months (Prior to that I had a virus which had been eradicated thanks to the help on this website). Recently I haven't downloaded or installed anything of note. Nor have I made any changes, especially to the registry.

As of 9:12, I am initiating system restore.

System Restore was completed, and I received another BSOD labeled: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED (?)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

Have you ever utilized ReadyBoost?
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

I do not think so, but I could have a while back. In recent memory, no, I don't believe I have.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

Can you boot into safemode now?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

No, I am left waiting in the loading screen (Driver loading screen). I am abruptly brought to a BSOD which closes too fast to read.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Did you try startup repair?

If you have a flash drive insert it in the system with the issue.

Boot into command prompt using recovery options and type

notepad and press <ENTER>

Click on FILE-OPEN

Browse to C:\windows\minidump folder

Copy the latest dump files and paste it in flash drive

Zip the dump files and attach it in your reply.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

If you are able to F8 into the advanced Windows options, will it allow you to boot with "Last Known Good Configuration" ?

Please get the dump files first, I am not overly confident in last good working, but it's worth a shot.

I asked about ReadyBoost because when checking the knowledge base @ Microsoft, one of their techs cited the "session3 ....." crash occurring in separate instances due to system files, ReadyBoost, and faulty optical drives.

Edit: Not a complex crash involving all 3, but three separate crashes involving each one individually. Thought I'd clarify on that :)

Edited by MDTechService, 01 October 2012 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

Found them, included in reply here.

EDIT: My global upload quota is too large

EDIT 2: Last Known Good leads to another quick BSOD :(

Edited by pastorel2, 01 October 2012 - 11:18 PM.





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