Helping a Friend work out his BSOD issues. Solved

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  1.    30 Dec 2016 #1

    Helping a Friend work out his BSOD issues.

    I've created and account on this forum in order to help a friend oversea's in the U.K. work out and issue he is having with his new PC. He is not the most computer savvy so I'm doing my best to help him but I can't figure out why he is having the issue he is having. Multiple crashes of the systems Kernal with no clear reason for it and they are very random. Sometimes every 20 minutes and sometimes only once a day. I've had him change out the video card with a second one as well as the ram with another set with no resolution. All information on this account regarding PC spec's are his spec's not mine. I've collected serval of his .dmp files into a .zip file and am hoping someone who is better at reading them then myself can help. I believe these .dmp files are all from after I had him swap the video card so that is the one part that is not the same as is on this account but I feel that can be ruled out at this point along with the Ram. Thank you for any help you can give. Note: Bios is up to date along with video drivers and audio drivers and any othe driver we could think to update.
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  2.    31 Dec 2016 #2

    I got my friend to make the file requested by the forum. I think he did it right or at the least least I hope so.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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       31 Dec 2016 #3

    I don't see much in the dumps unfortunately, but I did find this in teh event log:
      Log Name: System
      Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Boot
      Date: 2016-12-31T12:34:07.805
      Event ID: 29
      Task: N/A
      Level: Error
      Opcode: Info
      Keyword: N/A
      User: S-1-5-18
      Computer: DESKTOP-QGJPV8E
    Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC0000001.
    Disable Fast Startup and see if that resolves your problem: How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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  4.    31 Dec 2016 #4

    Thank you for your reply. I'm afraid that even after he turned off the fast boot the issue still persisted. He has had 3 more blue screens since turning off the fast boot and once the PC simply reset without a blue screen. I'm going to post the last 3 BSOD .dmp files from his PC here in the hopes someone might find something in them that might help. As a side note, he has now reinstalled the 1060 video card into the PC so everything on this account now matches his PC.
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  5.    01 Jan 2017 #5

    One of the dumpfile is
     BugCheck A, {e0abee2c, 2, 0, fffff802877875fc}
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rt640x64.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rt640x64.sys
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    Driver Description: Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver
    Driver Update Site: Realtek

    The other 2 are
      BugCheck A, {ffffc58000000000, 2, 0, fffff801bdd21695}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption
    Followup: memory_corruption
    Usual causes:* Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

    Start with updating or remove these older drivers/programs.
    AODDriver2 Tue Feb 11 12:06:52 2014 (52FA044C)
    Driver Description: AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard
    Known BSOD issues in Win7

    Part of AMD Fuel

    Location: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\AODDriver2.sys
    Driver Update Site: Gaming With AMD

    AsrRamDisk Mon May 19 11:56:13 2014
    Driver Description: ASUS RamDisk Driver
    Driver Update Site:

    RTKVHD64 Tue Sep 15 16:12:36 20154 = realtek high definition audio driver
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  6.    01 Jan 2017 #6

    Thank you for your reply. I feel this will be very helpful. I will have him update the Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver and uninstall the AMD Overdrive for now as well. I'm not 100% sure if you were trying to say that there was something wrong with the realtek high definition audio driver but no harm in making sure that is up-to-date as well. The only confusion I am having is with the ASUS RamDisk Driver I am not clear on what hardware this is referring to and the link given goes only to the support page. I just want to be sure that I'm giving the right right file here as this file seems to be firmware and giving him the wrong file could cause bigger issues. I was hoping for a more descriptive link or directions that will take me to the driver that is required. It would be greatly appreciated.
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  7.    01 Jan 2017 #7

    I've updated the driver besides the one mentioned in the post above. As far as I can tell I've updated the drivers accordingly. Unfortunately, the issues still seem it continue and the BSOD seem to be very ramdom other then the cause always being the ntoskrnl.exe (kernal) . I've taken three more .dmp from today in the hopes that one of might shed a bit more light on this issue. Thank you again for to anyone willing to take another look at theses files.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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       01 Jan 2017 #8

    Two of the latest dumps show memory_corruption, one shows a power problem, on resume from hibernate I think.

    Since there are no pointers to a specific driver being the problem, there are some things you can do to further debug this problem.

    First, test your ram. You have 16GB of ram so a full test of at least 8 complete passes will take 12 or more hours so start it at night and let it run. Please post a picture of the screen after 8 passes.
    Follow this tutorial: MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    MemTest86+ is a diagnostic tool designed to test Random Access Memory (RAM) for faults. MemTest86+ will verify that:

    • RAM will accept and keep random patterns of data sent to it
    • There are no errors when different parts of memory try to interact
    • There are no conflicts between memory addresses

    Memtest86+ runs from bootable media to isolate the RAM from the system, no other components are taken into account during the test.

    warning   Warning
    MemTest86+ needs to run for at least 8 passes to be anywhere near conclusive, anything less will not give a complete analysis of the RAM.

    If you are asked to run MemTest86+ by a Ten Forums member make sure you run the full 8 passes for conclusive results. If you run less than 8 passes you will be asked to run it again.

    Note   Note
    MemTest86+ has been known to discover errors in RAM in later passes than the eighth pass. This is for information only; if you feel there is a definite problem with the RAM and 8 passes have shown no errors feel free to continue for longer.

    Running 8 passes of MemTest86+ is a long and drawn out exercise and the more RAM you have the longer it will take. It's recommended to run MemTest86+ just before you go to bed and leave it overnight.

    If that doesn't show a problem then enable Driver Verifier. Maybe that will show us the driver causing a problem.
    Driver Verifier
    is a diagnostic tool built into Windows 10, it is designed to verify both native Microsoft drivers and third party drivers. Driver Verifier's verification process involves putting heavy stress on drivers with the intention of making bad, outdated, incompatible or misbehaving drivers fail. The required result is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) which will generate a crash dump for debugging purposes.
    Machines exposed to Driver Verifier will run very sluggishly due to the stress being applied to the drivers.

    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10

    Pay close attention to
    and make sure the correct boxes are checked.

    It is not advised to run Driver Verifier for more than 48 hours at a time. Disable Driver Verifier after 48 hours or after receiving a BSOD, whichever happens soonest.

    Always create a Restore Point prior to enabling Driver Verifier.

    What we're looking for is a BSOD with a mini dump that will tell us what driver caused it.
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  9.    08 Jan 2017 #9

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I finally have what you were asking for. I've packed all files into a single Zip file.
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1809 17763.134
       08 Jan 2017 #10

    Memory looks okay. Have him setup Driver Verifier as described, see if that gives us a BSOD with more info.
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