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BSOD Troubles

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

I recently began experiencing BSODs, and most of the time, each one would identify something else as a problem (From what I remember, "Memory Management" was one, but "Kernel Data Inpage Error" was at the time the most common one, but as of now it is the ONLY one that appears). The BSOD's would even result in an issue where upon starting the computer again, it would not recognize my hard drive, whereby I would have to restart the computer again for it to recognize the hard drive. I decided that my old hard drive must be getting old, so I decided to swap it out for a new one.

This hard drive is brand new. I bought it about 8 months ago as a backup. I still get BSOD's every 3 hours or so. Every morning when I wake up, it's stuck on a BSOD, attemting to initialize a crash dump, but never making one. There are no dumps to upload, because it's not making them. It just stays frozen on the BSOD screen.

Here are the things I've already done to isolate the problem. I've run Chkdsk, Memtest, Malwarebytes, Avast, and I've monitored temps in Speedfan. I also tried to update windows (which did nothing) and update the drivers for NVIDIA (aso did nothing). None of these have yielded any sort of indication as to why this would be happening. All of these tests passed without a problem, scanned without any results, so I'm at a loss here.
Reproducing the problem is difficult, as it varies greatly. I was able to write an entire paper over the course of nearly five hours without a BSOD, yet shortly after I stopped, it ended up crashing. Something tells me that it has something to do with my computer/hard disk entering an idle state.
I did notice that when I took one of my RAM sticks out to test if it was one of my slots (I only have 1GB total. If you have to know, I'm still saving money to buy more. I used to have 6G but those burned out), the BSOD's seemed to subside. They still happened, but not as often.

So, does anyone have any idea as to what is happening? If it suddenly decides to start making crash dumps, I'll post them but I really don't have much to offer besides that. WhoCrashed tells me that crash dumps are enabled, but there are no valid dumps to analyze. So that sucks.


Browsers are working fine, a bit clunky considering that I only have half a gig of ram in my rig. I'll try those scans, but this is a new hard drive, I don't see how this would be infected, it was BSODing the second I put it in.

So here's the rundown of what each individual program gave me:

RKill ran quickly and told me that no issues were found with anything except for when it checked the registry for malware related settings:
 * Explorer Policy Removed:  NoActiveDesktopChanges [HKLM]
Backup Registry file created at:
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
That was the only thing RKill gave me.

RogueKiller identified six entries in the registry that it considered problematic, though all of them are pointed towards what seem to be
required windows operating files. Four of them are in the Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System folder and the other are in the
Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel folder. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with this information,
as I don't see a readily obvious course of action for fixing it, though I do see things underneath the options bar. I assume these are the
choices I have of remedying the problem? If these are, I'm not sure of what to do. I'm not familiar with RogueKiller's methods, and don't
know which action I should take (delete, fix hose, fix proxy, fix DNS, fix shortcuts).
RogueKiller also found something strange in the MBR tab. At the bottom of the page, it says this:


U.un.v....u.....d......`.|....d.u.......f#.u;f..TCPAu2....r,fh....fh....fh....fSfSfUfh....fh.|..fah.....Z2...|.................2.......<.t.............+..d..$...$..Invalid partition

table.Error loading operating system.Missing operating system...c{.:..[..

User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

I didn't know if this was relevant or not, I figured it would be useful if it is.
A secondary scan for Malwarebytes told me that there were 5 suspicious files. Three are "PUP.Optional.OpenCandy" with no action taken
(each one points to an EXE file that is kept in a folder that I put on flash drives that contain programs I may need on the go, which means
they are used regularly without a problem). Another one was a "Trojan.Agent.ck" (This points to my sketchbook software program which I
know isn't a virus. I don't quite uderstand why it was identified as a Trojan...) The last one pointed to a file in my favorites folder that
identified it as a (rogue.link). No action was taken for this either. I removed the Trojan and Rogue.Link and both were removed successfully.
Kapersky TDSSKiller yielded no results.

I haven't run the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit scan yet, I doubt my computer will finish the scan without it BSODing.


Mod Edit:  Combined posts, moved topic to MRL, appropriate forum for malware issues.  Please see if you can a DDS log and post it to the moved topic - Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 06 December 2013 - 01:58 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to MRL - Hamluis.

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