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Hey, so my sig rig has been getting some very random blue screens every so often. For example I'll go a week with none, then I'll have 2 in 2 days. This has been going on for a few months now. They are always 7A errors. Each time it happens I'll reboot and windows will be missing the boot manager. But, if I turn off my computer at the power supply switch until all the powers drained from the motherboard, and then turn it back on, then everything works fine. I've reinstalled windows twice, updated all my drivers, run a few diagnostics.

So does anyone have an idea as to what might be wrong? I'm starting to think its my SSD crapping out on me (OCZ Vertex3).

Thanks in advance for any help I get smile.gif
post #2 of 6
In general, the 0x7A occurs when the OS is unable to read page file data from the disk into memory.

Try running HDD Health which will show the disks SMART Status.. however, please bear in mind that these results are not always considered accurate.

Try physically swapping the HDD cable itself.

If it's not the disk or cable, then it would be the unlikely possibility of it being the controller itself.
post #3 of 6

The only thing I can think of (which isn't saying much) is to ask if you are using the Offset Mode for your CPU core voltage.

 

Edit:  I have another question that is inspired by K62-RIG's post above:  do you have the Marvell controller enabled?

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Thread Starter 
SSD Health says that its 100% healthy.... Its over a year old so thats obviously wrong.

I just changed the SATA cable, and reinstalled the marvel controller drivers. I also just checked and the marvell controller is definitely enabled, and its not in offset mode for CPU voltage. We'll see how it goes....
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Originally Posted by ledzeppie View Post

SSD Health says that its 100% healthy.... Its over a year old so thats obviously wrong.
I just changed the SATA cable, and reinstalled the marvel controller drivers. I also just checked and the marvell controller is definitely enabled, and its not in offset mode for CPU voltage. We'll see how it goes....

 

Oh.  The reason I asked about the Marvell controller is that I just remembered this is usually the culprit of these kind of BSODs.  Besides, the Marvell controller is quite inferior to the Intel controller.  So, I recommend the same thing that I think everyone else will recommend:  switch to the white SATA ports and disable the Marvell controller (and uninstall the Marvell driver).  Also, install Intel's Rapid Storage Technology software which includes a driver.

 

The white and light blue ports are the best ports to use, and the dark blue (navy blue) ports are the worst because they are controlled by that Marvell controller.

 

You should also feel and see improved performance once you switch to the Intel-controlled SATA ports:  Intel ICH10 vs Marvell 9128

 

Just in case you're wondering, this switch to the Intel SATA ports doesn't require formatting and starting over at all.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips. I'll see how it goes and will reply if theres another blue screen.

I'm really hoping there isn't lol.
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