Windows 10: Unpredictable and random BSODs - Frustration Factor: Chainsaw

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  1. Posts : 11,547
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Sep 2015 #31

    A clean install is mostly the solution for software, but not for drivers, bugs in windows or hardware.
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  2. Posts : 11,547
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Sep 2015 #32

    You still have Daemon tools installed?
    Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
    Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

    1. Uninstall Daemon Tools
    2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
      • Double click the executable to open it
      • Click on the button shown below




    If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window



    Unpredictable and random BSODs -  Frustration Factor: Chainsaw Diagnostic Test Unpredictable and random BSODs -  Frustration Factor: Chainsaw
     DRIVER VERIFIER

    warning   Warning
    Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
    Please create a restore point.

    Please follow this tutorial run driver verifier.

    Some windows drivers are blamed in a few crashes, but that usually means that a 3rd party driver is actually the cause.
    Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

    Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

    If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

    Note   Note
    Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #33

    Is daemon tools still appearing? damn that programme...

    Removing it was the first step of this process.

    I cannot find anything about it on the machine - the SPTDinst says no version found.
    I will install daemon and remove it again.
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #34

    ah, ok - i found, inside C:\Windows\System32\drivers, a file called dtlitescsibus.dll.

    I have renamed this file, and enabled driver verifier.
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  5. Posts : 11,547
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Sep 2015 #35

    What are the results of driver verifier?
    Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    11 Sep 2015 #36

    Hi axe0,

    The driver verifier has not been noted in any BSOD's that have happened over the past few days.
    Attached is an updated .zip. The BSOD's were reduced by about 50% after removing the old daemon and mij drivers. They came back, though :p

    ntokernl.exe is most often named now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    11 Sep 2015 #37

    scratch that last file - here is a new one, while I am here.

    I've been playing some Total War: Atilla and Metal Gear Solid V in the past few days. The machine does not blue screen while I am playing - it blue screens when I take a break and leave it idle for a minute or so, it seems. The one just now was during Total War, where I had gone to make tea.

    Small mercies - The machine does not BSOD using photoshop or illustrator at all lately. Only from desktop or, past few days, in a game. I have not had to use media encoder or after effects yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 11,547
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Sep 2015 #38

    Please make sure you've updated the drivers of your network card via the site of Realtek.

    Please do the following:

    • Open an admin command prompt
    • Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
    • When it finished reboot your system
    • Open again an admin command prompt
    • Enter sfc/scannow again

    If sfc/scannow doesn't say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation", please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
    System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.


    Please do the following:
    • Open an admin command prompt
    • Copy/paste "chkdsk C: /f" (without quotes) and press enter
    • Reboot if asked

    It may take a while to finish depending on the size of the partition, in your case not that much, please let it run even when it looks frozen as it will finish.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    11 Sep 2015 #39

    ok. I will do this now.

    both sfc and chkdsk have been run in the last 24 hours - i will run them again for collection.
    The realtek drivers are the latest available - i have reinstalled them using a new download.

    ---

    the machine crashed just now, opening cmd - then did some update on restart...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 11,547
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Sep 2015 #40

    If you already did sfc and chkdsk then there is no need to do them again.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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