First some information about my system. I ran the Sysnative BSOD Dump tool but it says "Autoruns...D O N E The system cannot find the file specified." and then it just says waiting for tasks to complete indefinitely, so not sure what to make of that.
OS - windows 7 64 bit, this was the original one on this computer and is retail. It was installed sometime in 2011 when my pc was made.
· CPU = i7-2600k
· Video Card = R9 390(This is the one new part of my rig although this problem existed BEFORE upgrading so I'm pretty sure this isn't related)
· MotherBoard = P8P67 PRO
· Power Supply = Rosewill 850W
My computer was custom built by a friend, and naturally it's a desktop.
For a long time my computer has been getting the occasional BSOD, however it always seems to come in bursts of a few in a week, then a few weeks with none, etc. It has always primarily happened while playing counter strike global offensive, but it can happen when I'm playing any "intensive" game. it recently has been getting more frequent, and I've paid more attention to the bsod that I was getting. It is always the same one. "A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated" and it always has 0x000000F4 (0x00000003) after it.
From what I've googled this usually means hardware issues, specifically memory as in ram or the hard drive, however I have not had luck finding anything wrong. I have run memtest 86+ multiple loops without any errors, ran ChkDsk without any errors, and ran sfc /scannow without any reported errors. I have also run multiple hdd "health checking" applications includign the one made by the company that made mine(Western Digital) and they all came back healthy. a few weeks ago I did run driver verifier but it just made my entire system unable to boot, and I had to turn it off again to get anything at all to work again. Honestly I kindof forgot about that until now, that probably points to a driver being messed up, right?
And to make all this more confusing, my computer never leaves a dump. I've looked at multiple guides on how to configure them and definitely have all the right boxes ticked, but I never actually get anything in my minidump OR memory.dmp folders. I don't even see the memory.dmp folder, although I have no idea if that means anything. Since the bsod seems to be memory related that might be why there is no dump, but it definitely makes diagnosing harder.
I am an IT major and have been able to fix all my other pc issues with a little help from google and some tinkering, and I like to think I know a little about fixing computers, but this has just got me stumped and frustrated. Any ideas for what to do next would be great, I really appreciate you reading this.
PS, this probably won't help you if you don't play counter strike, but a very weird thing about this bsod is it will NEVER happen unless I play official matchmaking competitive mode, or play in a third party pug system like cevo. It will NOT bsod if I'm in a valve casual mode or any community server from the server browser, I have hundreds of hours logged and it has always followed these rules. It doesn't make any sense to me why it only bsods in the mode that has LESS players in the server at a time, but I figured that might somehow help you.
Edited by Zerkon, 31 January 2016 - 04:09 PM.