W10 BSOD Errors 1101, 161, 6008

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  1. Posts : 13
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       #21

    Ok so here's the update:

    - Mem test is still running at Pass 5 after 9 hours overnight (came back clean)! I need to use the computer so I don't think I can make it to pass 8 (maybe that takes a full 24 hrs??)

    - No crashes for a full day after I made the NVME switch and also moved the Ram to slot 1&3 (before they were on 2&4)

    I also recalled something. About 4 months ago, I used to get "drive not accessible" errors on my 2nd nvme. I didn't know if the NVME (Rocket Sabrent 4.0) went bad or my NVME slot on the mobo was going bad (that had never happened to me). So I bought a new NVME and boom I never received an error again. So I had the game installed on this new NVME (again in NVME slot 2) - could it have been acting up again that caused this BSOD issue? If that was the case, moving the game to NVME slot 1 and not even having a drive in slot 2 would surely be the fix (which is what has happened in my latest troubleshooting step).

    If that is the case, how do I test for a faulty nvme slot?

    Fingers crossed, that's the case.
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  2. zebal's Avatar
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       #22

    netjack said:
    So I bought a new NVME and boom I never received an error again. So I had the game installed on this new NVME (again in NVME slot 2) - could it have been acting up again that caused this BSOD issue?
    I'm not sure if I understand what you say because it depends on whether the game was installed on secondary drive or on the same drive where Windows is installed?

    games (or any other programs that are installable with an installer) should always be installed on same drive as Windows, and always into either ProgramFiles or ProgramFiles(x86) depending on software "bitnes".

    netjack said:
    If that is the case, how do I test for a faulty nvme slot?
    First you need to test M.2 drive in one slot, if it fails test it in another slot and if that fails again, take another SSD and test it again in first slot and again if it fails test it in 2nd slot.

    Once you're certain you have SSD that 100% works in either of the 2 slots, you then use that SSD to test slots, if it fails at least twice in one slot but never in another slot then you know there is some issue with the slot.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Well COD takes about half of my 500gb boot drive so I had it installed on the second drive. Currently because Iím only running one main drive, itís installed on the boot drive.

    Nonetheless, what do you recommend as a good nvme testing software/program?
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  4. zebal's Avatar
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       #24

    Are you saying COD takes 250gb of space??

    I would optimize my drive such that in addition to Windows only games that I currently play are installed on main drive.
    Anything that is not installable ex. rar files, pictures etc are on secondary drive.

    You don't need to have 10+ games installed on main drive if you don't play them, just one or 2 you play.
    And then uninstall game and install another one that you play.

    I have 500gb SSD and some 7 games installed right now, including a lot of other programs, a bunch of virtual disks and other stuff that could be removed, and never got issues with lack of space, all non installable files are on 1TB secondary drive.

    You know if you install games or program to secondary drive then you do need to reinstall them after fresh Windows install?
    Secondary problem with installing to another drive is security related.

    what do you recommend as a good nvme testing software/program?
    I don't know, usually drive manufactures may provide such tools but don't be surprised if you don't find it.

    Just use the method of isolating problem I gave you in previous post.
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  5. Posts : 13
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       #25

    Yes cod takes up tons. In any case Iím going to run it on the boot. If it doesnít crash today, Iíve deduced the problem.
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  6. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
       #26

    netjack said:
    In any case I’m going to run it on the boot. If it doesn’t crash today, I’ve deduced the problem.
    Correct, because otherwise you'll be implicitly testing both drives (and slots) which would never give you a clear picture of the problem.

    It would not be bad idea to have only 1 drive connected to PC, to be 100% sure you're testing just one drive/slot.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Thatís exactly how I have it now. One main drive connected only.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have concluded it was the secondary nvme socket on the motherboard - go figure!
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  8. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
       #28

    good news figuring out the cause, bad news for your mainboard
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