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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       25 Sep 2016 #1

    Crashes, drives disappearing, no bootable device

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H rev 1.0
    Intel i5 3570K @ stock
    GIGABYTE Geforce 670 Windforce 2gb @ stock
    Seasonic M12II 520 Watt Bronze
    2x G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB 1600 @ stock
    2x G.SKILL Ares 4GB 1600 @ stock
    Win 10 x64 Pro
    Win 7 x64 Ultimate
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB MKNSSDCR120GB
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB
    Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723020ALA641 2TB


    So I've been having issues with my computer ever since I did the upgrade to Win10. After upgrading, I never received my entitlement, and system was slow and unresponsive, had constant crashes and drives disappearing. I also reseated my cpu cooler and updated my bios from F18 to F20e at the time (since reverted).

    I've tried:
    -Clean install of W10, fixed most of my instability issues. This led me to discover that my USB 3.0 ports are malfunctioning; will freeze for a second or two every few minutes.
    -drives continue to disappear after several hours. no clear pattern, sometimes will BSOD immediately after boot
    -resuming from sleep only seems to aggravate issues. have stopped sleeping

    -reverted overclock on cpu
    -installed modded intel usb 3.0 drivers from WIN-RAID, has fixed issue for intel ports only (via modded drivers do not fix the issue). gigabyte website does not have up-to-date drivers for my board
    -ran memtest86 to completion, no errors
    -bought new hard drives (samsung and hitachi), cloned windows 10 to samsung from mushkin drive, installed win 7 onto mushkin drive. issues persist with gigabyte win7 drivers)
    - swapped sata cables around. NOTE: did not purchase brand new cables, only swapped them from within same system
    -reseated ram (have not tried running with only one DIMM at a time)
    -reverted bios from f20e to f18

    ran with driver verifier, had one bsod related to atheros lan driver?
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 7,053
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.134
       26 Sep 2016 #2

    Latest dump in the zip file you uploaded is 9/18 so it doesn't include any with Driver Verifier activated.

    A couple of the dumps indicate a problem with L1C63x64.sys. I think this belongs to your Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter.

    I see version dated 2015-11-26 here: Download Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver for AR9287 and 32bit Windows 10

    The one you currently have is dated Tue Jul 16 02:56:31 2013.

    See if that fixes the problem.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       26 Sep 2016 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Latest dump in the zip file you uploaded is 9/18 so it doesn't include any with Driver Verifier activated.
    Ah, yes, unfortunately some of the bugchecks do not produce dumps. They hang at 0% for hours and I am forced to reset the system. Possibly the system cannot find the drives to write to...

    About the WLAN adapter, I noticed that when I installed Win10, it specified a Qualcomm Atheros adapter, though my card is branded TP-LINK. Maybe it's rebranded?

    Anyway, TP-LINK's drivers are older, but from the official website. Should I continue using Qualcomm's?
    edit: yes, apparently the card uses an atheros chipset. will try the latest driver I can find.

    edit2: got another bsod, so I I don't think the new drivers changed anything.
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       28 Sep 2016 #4

    Interesting to note is that the sata drives are not bootable at the time of crash. Restart leads to no boot device. However, simply waiting a few hours resolves the issue until the next crash.

    Could be temp related? Cpu temps are fine though, under 55c load
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 7,053
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.134
       29 Sep 2016 #5

    I don't have as much the free time to spend here as I used to which is why my responses are so slow.
    L1C63x64.sys is still dated Tue Jul 16 02:56:31 2013..

    Please re-run DM_Log_Collector and post the zip file so I get all the latest files.
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  6. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2016 #6

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    Hey, thanks for the reply.

    No worries, I am also rather busy, take your time. Thanks for helping me out!

    The L1C63x64.sys driver is I believe related to the Atheros 8151 GigE LAN driver. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any versions much newer than that (the absolute latest one I can find is for win8 dated august 2013...I can try installing that one.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.134
       06 Oct 2016 #7

    Worth trying.
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2016 #8

    Unfortunately don't think that solved it. Got another BSoD, no dump either since it couldn't find a drive to dump to. =|

    I've now swapped the drive off of the SATA 6Gbps port to a 3Gbps port, seeing if the port is an issue. Fingers crossed.
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