BSOD only while torrenting  

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    BSOD only while torrenting


    I had posted previously here:
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    . It's not my intention to begin a new thread, but I'm not sure with how old that one is that it will get visibility.

    It was brought to my attention (thanks @axe0!) that I was using a pirated version of Windows 10, which I wasn't aware of. So I bought a brand new copy of Windows 10, reformatted my drive completely, and installed Windows again - only to find that this problem is still occurring!

    After the reformat, the only driver I installed was for my wifi card, Asus Dual-Band Wireless AC1900, and utorrent. I began downloading a file, and after about 30 seconds I got the BSOD again.Here are my logs

    I have narrowed the problem down to ONLY when I am torrenting - doesn't matter what it is, that's the only time I can reproduce the problem.

    What I've done:
    - chkdsk on all 5 of my drives, no problems
    - memtestx86, ran for 4 hours, no problems

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Let me know if anymore details are needed.

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  2. Arc
    Posts : 1,626
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    The thread title says .....
    BSOD only while torrenting
    But the dumps are not supporting this statement. It depicts hardware error. Specially display hardware.
    BugCheck A, {282, ff, 82, fffff803f31cd7c4}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by : hardware ( nvlddmkm+1a2d26 )
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    And Overclocking is a very common cause of such an issue.
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3503
    You need to stop overclocking. Please set the hardware components like CPU, Graphics card, RAM etc at their stock settings and see how it goes.

    Let us know the results.

    EDIT: Some dumps are showing errors with the PCE-AC68 WLAN Card. I think that is while torrenting as you said.
    BugCheck 50, {fffff6fb400037a8, 0, 0, 6}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bcmwl63a.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bcmwl63a.sys
    Could not read faulting driver name
    Probably caused by : bcmwl63a.sys ( bcmwl63a+e1d1f )
    Followup:     MachineOwner
    Update its driver from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Driver & Tools - PCE-AC68

    If it needs uninstallation of the Utility software of the older version, do that, too.
    If you have any network monitoring softwate installed, uninstall that one, too.
    Last edited by Arc; 30 Mar 2016 at 07:03.
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  3. Posts : 14,890
    Windows 10 Pro

    This is the only thing that is in the event log since the installation, I find it a bit odd given that the system has done a lot of things that should have been logged since the installation.
    This event means that there was a data request to the hard drive WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0, there was no response (or at least not within the timeout period) to the request and thus the same request was retried.
    I recommend to scan this hard drive using SeaTools at least, instructions are below.
      Log Name: System
      Source: disk
      Date: 2016-03-29T20:55:05.051
      Event ID: 153
      Task: N/A
      Level: Warning
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-VRQMMDA
    The IO operation at logical block address 0x8607e for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\0000002e) was retried.
    Description    Disk drive
    Manufacturer    (Standard disk drives)
    Model    WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0
    Bytes/Sector    512
    Media Loaded    Yes
    Media Type    Fixed hard disk
    Partitions    1
    SCSI Bus    1
    SCSI Logical Unit    0
    SCSI Port    0
    SCSI Target ID    0
    Sectors/Track    63
    Size    1.82 TB (2,000,396,321,280 bytes)
    Total Cylinders    243,201
    Total Sectors    3,907,024,065
    Total Tracks    62,016,255
    Tracks/Cylinder    255
    Partition    Disk #0, Partition #0
    Partition Size    1.82 TB (2,000,396,746,752 bytes)
    Partition Starting Offset    1,048,576 bytes

    Diagnostics Test


    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 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.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks so much, axe0, for all your help. I really do appreciate it.

    I've lowered the CPU back to its default, and updated my graphics drivers (though I have updated them several times since this problem first started occurring,) and I removed the failed drive (which is what that other thing was) from the computer. The problem still persists.

    I am using the latest drivers for my ASUS PCE-AC68 card, and I can download other things, large files, etc, without issue - it is ONLY when I am torrenting that I will 100% get a BSOD. Apart from powering off the computer just now to remove that broken hard drive, my system had been up for 14 days straight without restarting. Prior to posting yesterday I started downloading a torrent just to make sure and within 2 minutes I got the BSOD again. I have tested this pretty thoroughly.
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  5. Posts : 14,890
    Windows 10 Pro

    Just to rule out the possible cause of hard drive failure due to the installation being on bad sectors, remove the torrent client and install it on another hard drive.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Okay, I tried that - still crashed. Interestingly enough, I reformatted again and installed the ASUS drivers from here:

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Driver & Tools - PCE-AC68

    The latest version, gave me the BSOD, so I kept going backwards in driver versions, reformatting each time to make sure I was getting only that driver. Since going back to version I have not experienced a single BSOD.

    I would recommend to anyone else experiencing BSODs with this same ASUS PCE-AC68 card to try version of their Windows drivers. I'll update again in a few days to advise whether or not I get any BSODs.
      My Computer

  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

    lordterrin +1 to you.

    I installed this network card on my brand new Media Center PC/NAS/Gaming Rig and was running Windows Server 2016.

    I had it installed with the latest ASUS driver but when I started to actually transfer data via the WiFi the OS would BSOD.
    Memory dump read: bcmwl63a.sys ( bcmwl63a+e1d1f )

    I downgraded to driver version from driver version 7.35.315.0 and now the WiFi appears to be working fine.

    Keep in mind that the and version number is the Asus utility version number. I installed the installer on a virtual machine and just copied out the driver files from C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\PCE-AC68 WLAN Card Utilities\Driver\PCE-AC68. I do not want that utility software included. This version does not have "official" Win10 support, but I used the Win81 folder and it appears to be working just fine even so.

    A few keywords so others can google it if needed:

    ASUS PCE-AC68, Windows Server 2016, BSOD, bcmwl63a.sys ( bcmwl63a+e1d1f ), Driver Support
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