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#1 Snoopyslr


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

I've been dealing with this all weekend and I've tried everything I can think of and find online... Hoping somebody can help me.  


I just built this PC at Christmas and it has been a buggy mess for a while now.  I've installed windows 4 separate times now, and nothing will fix this.  I hope I'm providing the correct information, I followed the pinned post.


This PC is all brand new components, with the exception of my GPU which came from my previous build.  I also just finished installing my liquid cooling loop, but it was doing this problem before I installed those components.  I also do not have any form of over clock on this system right now.  


I'm seeing two BSOD, IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL - ACPI.SYS and KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE.  The first happens much more frequently.  


Things I've done already

- Updated every driver

- DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth - no error

- sfc /scannow - no error

- chkdsk - no error


I'm going to run a memory diagnostic tonight, but I ran one a few weeks ago and got nothing.  32gb takes all night.


Let me know if I missed any information and thank you in advance






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#2 Snoopyslr

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:27 PM

Found the Verifier pinned post on here.  Followed that and found an issue with HWinfo64a.sys.  I uninstalled HWinfo and Rainmeter which was associated with it.  Cleaned the registry with CCleaner.


Ran Verifier again with no BSOD.  I'm not sure if that was the problem, I got the error before installing Rainmeter (which is a desktop system monitoring program).  


I'll keep digging and see if I get the ACPI bsod again.  

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:57 AM

I think I found the solution.  My Thermal-take fan program used HWinfo64.sys to read CPU temp for fan speed adjustment.  I then installed HWinfo64 to use with my monitoring program.  There must have been some kind of dual access being created by the two programs not talking to each other or something (trying to sound like I understand coding lulz).  


After removing both programs and reinstalling just my fan program, I had no more issues.  There was never a trigger for the BSOD, it would be minutes, hours, or days between events.  I ran 3Dmark stress test last night for 3 hours with no issues.  


Just wanted to post my results for future reference.  In case somebody else is dealing with this same issue.  

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

Glad you fixed the problem, John! If we can be of further assistance, feel free to stop by; just send us the latest minidumps (or run the SFCA again).

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