Windows 10: Repeated BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe Solved

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       06 Feb 2016 #1

    Repeated BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe

    Over the last week or so I've been having BSOD crashes at random intervals. Sometimes they seem to occur when my laptop has been asleep, or when it wakes up, but other times when I'm using it. When it crashes, I haven't been doing anything more strenuous than watching BBCV Iplayer on it. On some occasions it cites irq_not_less_or_equal as a problem, on others it cites pfn list corrupt and on yet other still it just says that it's collecting data and restarting and doesn't offer anything helpful.

    I've tried removing the Nvidia Drivers and installing the latest version as suggested in a similar thread, but it hasn't stopped the crashes. Tonight I downloaded and ran "WhoCrashed" to see if I could glean anything useful, but other than pointing to ntkrnlmp.exe repeatedly and suggesting that I might have more luck with the pro version (no kidding!?), it didn't leave me any the wiser.

    I've attached the report from WhoCrashed on the off chance that it's useful and I've attached the debug file hoping that someone that knows better what to look for will be able to offer advice.

    Many thanks,

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  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Feb 2016 #2

    Please update following driver
    Driver Reference Table - clwvd6.sys

    Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe Diagnostics Test Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe
     System File Check

    Please try 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 says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, 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.

    Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe Diagnostics Test Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe

    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Run following tests
    1. Short Drive Self Test
    2. Short generic
    3. Long generic

    If the short generic fails, no need for the long generic.
    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Run HDTune to
    • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
    • check the health,
    • benchmark.

    It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
    Let me know what the results are
    • of the error scan,
    • make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
    • post screenshots with the benchmark of the
      • transfer rate,
      • access time,
      • burst rate,
      • cpu usage.

    Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe Diagnostic Test Repeated BSOD  irql_not_less_or_equal- Pfn list corrupt - ntkrnlmp.exe

    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note

    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Feb 2016 #3

    Hello Axe0, thanks for your quick response to my request help. I'm sad to report however that I've fallen at the first hurdle and things are now looking a lot worse.

    Following your advice I went in search of the clwvd6.sys driver. If I understand correctly, it is a webcam driver that comes as part of an application called YouCam, which was bundled with my system. My system had YouCam 6. I found an update for the application which in turn updated the driver. I then discovered that there was a newer version still, YouCam 7, which I installed, going to find an even newer version of clwvd6.sys. More fool me. This installed a new driver, clwvd7.sys (you probably knew that already, right) and it's set off a while new problem.

    Shortly after installing YouCam 7, my system crashed with a BSOD and kernel security check failure message. When the machine restarted, it showed a message about returning to a system restore point and two options: restore or cancel. I opted for restore. Since then it's been stuck in a loop where it says that it's preparing to restore, gets the kernel security check failure and reboots.

    The machine is less than three months old and still under guarantee. Much as I'd like to pursue the issue with your help and enjoy the triumph of cracking the problem, I think it might be time to concede that discretion is the better part of valour, return the wretched thing to the shop and have them fix it under the warrantee. So unless you've got a really compelling reason not to go with this route, I'm planning to boot it up on a live CD, back up my data and code and return it to the store tomorrow.

    Thanks again for your help :c)
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  4. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Feb 2016 #4

    I think they'll do a clean install of Windows as that'll be the easiest solution which is something you can do yourself :)
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    I would try a clean install after backing up data to see if that solves the problem, if it does not then you need to go to the shop as it indicates a hardware problem.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Feb 2016 #5

    Quick update on the situation:

    I find the people that write insurance policies and guarantees to be more than a little slippery. So fearing that I might void my guarantee by attempting the reinstall myself, I took the machine into the shop. I explained and demonstrated the problem to the nice young man who referred it to his colleague. The KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (new BSOD error since original post) was dismissed with barely a wave of the hand as a software problem and therefore not covered under the guarantee. See what I mean? My options were to reinstall it myself or pay them fifty quid to do it for me. I took the machine home again.

    Booting the machine was possible neither with the windows install media, nor with the F11 key (which I later discovered held system restore). After a bit more digging I found the built in information and diagnostics under the F3 key. It didn't take long after that to see it fail a quicktest on the RAM.

    Back at the shop the following day a different young man did a passable impression of listening to my report of the problem before telling me that they shouldn't have sent me away without running some diagnostics. I told him about the tests on the RAM and he told me that a Hard Drive is like a little record player going round and round inside the machine with all the data on it and he then set about running some tests on the Hard Drive which it duly passed. I re-explained quietly and politely that it was the RAM that had failed the test, so we ran that test again and up came the same error code that I'd dutifully reported at the beginning of our conversation. All that remained to do after that was sign a couple of forms and my beautiful new laptop was whisked away to be returned to <wherever> for some intimate attention.

    That was last Thursday, I doubt I'll see it again before this weekend. I'll let you know what happens next.

    Thanks again for your help.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #6

    Well, my laptop came back from the workshop a few days ago. The technician's notes said, and I quote:

    What we've found
    The issue you reported was caused by a faulty memory and an outdated device driver.

    What we've done
    We have replaced the part listed below and updated some device drivers. To help prevent issues in the future we have also reinstalled your operating system and updated your BIOS. We then ran system checks to ensure your issue has been fully resolved.

    What we've replaced

    I bit my tongue and didn't ask if they reinstalled Windows after they "updated some device drivers" because although that's how it reads., I figured it was probably an unnecessarily facetious question.

    The result is however that it's all working nicely now. My carefully installed applications is are all gone of course and my carefully removed bundleware is all back, but it's working properly and I'm a lot happier than I was a couple of weeks ago when it all kicked off.

    Thanks again to Axe0 for jumping in to help so quickly.
    Apologies to anyone reading this hoping to find a useful solution to a similar problem.
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  7. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Feb 2016 #7

    Would you mind uploading a new log so I can check your activation?
    PC/repair shops usually install a counterfeit installation when they clean install Windows and I'd want to check that is not the case.

    I'm glad to hear your pc is up and running again :)
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  8. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #8

    Hi Axe,

    Sorry, I'm a bit dense tonight. Which log file should I upload? Is it the cbs.log?
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  9. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Feb 2016 #9

    Open an admin command prompt and copy/paste following command (everything at once)
    Search command prompt > right click > choose to run as administrator
    licensingdiag.exe -report "%userprofile%\Desktop\License.txt" -log "%userprofile%\Desktop\" del "%userprofile%\Desktop\" /Q
    It creates a text file called License.txt on your desktop, please upload this file.
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #10

    OK, got it , thank you.

    Attachment 67038
    Last edited by Sandry; 29 Feb 2016 at 15:59. Reason: attaching correct file
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