Windows 10: BSOD and Driver Verifier only fails on Microsoft drivers (clean instal

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  1.    28 Jun 2016 #1

    BSOD and Driver Verifier only fails on Microsoft drivers (clean instal

    I am getting BSOD at random times, although I think I get them more when I'm watching videos on VLC (a lot of times VLC will just crash, other times it will BSOD). I also get BSOD while doing other things, as well as crashes on other apps like Firefox as well. I also recently replaced my HDD to a SSD because the HDD started giving SMART warning, however I'm still getting BSOD/app crashes.

    I looked online at the BSOD error messages, and decided to try the Driver Verifier tool. When I run with only non-Microsoft drivers, nothing happen (still got one crash, but I think it was just a normal random crash). However, when I ran verifier with only Microsoft drivers, I can't boot. I will BSOD right after my Asus logo, and the error will say DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION.

    Some of the BSOD crash errors I've gotten:
    SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION --> ntoskrnl.exe
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL --> ntoskrnl.exe
    BAD_POOL_HEADER --> ntoskrnl.exe

    I got driver_irql_not_less_or_equal three times in the past few days, and bad_pool_header twice.

    I also have an entry on BlueScreenView that is blank under "Bug Check String", but points to driver ndis.sys.

    Things I have tried:
    sfc /scannow
    Memtest86 (6 passes)
    Replaced HDD (to SDD)
    LinX (Around 70 minutes)
    Heaven Benchmark (Around 40 minutes)
    Swap RAM slots (this is a laptop, and I only have 1 RAM piece)
    Reinstall Windows 10

    Could it be:
    RAM problem (Memtest did not run long enough? 0 errors so far)
    Motherboard problem
    Windows 10 incompatible? When I purchased this laptop 4 years ago, it came with Windows 7

    DM Log Collector was giving me empty zip files, so I used SF Diagnostic Tools instead. Please let me know if it is missing any files!

    memory.dmg (145 mb)
    Attachment 87201
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  2. axe0's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2016 #2

    Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
    A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
    For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
    I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
    If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.
    Service KMSELDI    Service KMSELDI    c:\program files\kmspico\service_kms.exe
    Start Menu\Programs\KMSpico    Public:Start Menu\Programs\KMSpico    Public

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    4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).
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  3.    28 Jun 2016 #3

    I actually have the real version on my old HDD that I replaced, but is there a way to transfer it over? I still have the old drive, so I can try to plug it in and find the key.

    The BSOD started with my old hard drive though, so I'm not sure if that might be the problem. I also did a few clean installs on my previous genuine Windows, but I still keep on getting the crashes.

    I will look for ways to transfer my license over to the new SSD. Are there any tests in the meantime that I could use to find the trouble?

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  4. axe0's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2016 #4

    As you have a laptop it is not possible to transfer over assuming the installation was preinstalled, you need to first upgrade genuinely then you could replace the hard drive with no issue
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  5.    28 Jun 2016 #5

    I currently have Windows 10 (genuine) on the old HDD. Would my only option currently be to clone the old drive to my new SDD, so I still have all my software, as well as Windows?
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  6. axe0's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2016 #6

    It would be better to backup and restore instead of cloning, cloning may cause trouble.

    Do you know the activation type on your HDD?
    Because as you had to pirate the SSD installation it sounds to me like you have a retail activation.
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  7.    28 Jun 2016 #7

    axe0 said: View Post
    It would be better to backup and restore instead of cloning, cloning may cause trouble.
    I never knew about that feature, I will check it out. Thank you! Sorry I'm not too sure about the Activation Type. I received the Windows built into my laptop when I purchased from Asus. My old hard drive was a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 (ST9500420AS) drive. Would that help?
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  8. axe0's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2016 #8

    That would be a OEM SLP then, the type that uses the BIOS as activation. The BIOS holds the activation details and at the first boot after the installation Windows basically checks if everything is alright with the BIOS activation details and the installed information. This makes that you should be able to install Windows at all times without a reactivation requirement. This is an activation that cannot be removed once installed.

    SLP stands for System Locked Pre-installation.
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  9.    28 Jun 2016 #9

    I see. Just to confirm: does this mean that I can go back to my old HDD, retrieve my product key, and then reinstall Windows downloaded from, then activate my new Windows with my old product key?

    Or does this mean that I can reinstall Windows (using the copy from, and then activate it using the Product Key sticker found on the back of my laptop? Or does it mean that I don't need to do any more activation at all ("This makes that you should be able to install Windows at all times without a reactivation requirement.")?
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  10. axe0's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2016 #10

    You can choose what you want to do.
    1. Put back the old HDD, upgrade and backup&restore,
    2. Reinstall Windows and use the key to activate, only has to be done once. You have to remove the modifications what requires a clean install, see my first post why.

    There are more options, but they come down to pretty much the same thing so I have not added them.
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