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post #21 of 26
Hi,

Verifier is enabled however it's failing to detect a driver in violation and therefore I believe we are dealing with a hardware issue. However, I am not entirely sure as to what could cause network conflicts in regards to hardware especially considering we've ruled out the onboard NIC and used a 3rd party PCI.

Is your BIOS version up to date? I cannot seem to check via WinDbg:
Quote:
1: kd> !sysinfo smbios
sysinfo: could not find necessary interfaces.

Was this always a problem with this specific motherboard or did it start randomly happening out of the blue? The funny thing about hardware is technically this is a useless question as hardware can have similar symptoms eventually that it'd have if it was failing from the beginning, but I'd like to know regardless.

Regards,

Patrick
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
I haven't done a BIOS update because of all the horror stories you hear. I can try an update after my vacation though.

The bluescreens happened totally out of the blue two weeks ago (14 minidumps since July 28th, none before!). At first I thought they were caused by a particular game but now they have happened during different games as well as outside of any games (although that was mostly with Verifier enabled or after switching out hardware).

The only problems I had before was that occasionally the system wouldn't power off after exiting windows. But I always thought that was a minor issue since everything else went smoothly since I built the computer 18 months ago.
post #23 of 26
Hi,
Quote:
The only problems I had before was that occasionally the system wouldn't power off after exiting windows.

This screams motherboard issues, and as we know, motherboard issues only get worse over time (as with mostly everything).

I would absolutely more than recommend a BIOS update. If it does not help, I would recommend RMA'ing the motherboard.

Regards,

Patrick
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks. I'll get back in touch with you after my vacation and perform a BIOS update.
post #25 of 26
Hi,

Sounds good, I will await your reply.

Regards,

Patrick
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
So I switched my mainboard for a new one today and still had a bluescreen about an hour later with the same driver error. I had a game (Football Manager) running at the time but was not performing any operations but was idle at the time of the crash.

So where does that leave me? Could it be one of my drives? Windows is running from an SSD and my games are installed on a different hard disk. But I also had crashes when nothing from the second hard drive was running. I've had hard drive failures before but they were different from my current problem.

I think I'll perform a clean reinstallation of Windows to rule out any corrupted driver/OS issues.

Edit: I just found out that a program may be the root of my problems: Other users of Networx, a bandwidth monitor, have reported similar issues so I removed the program. I hope I won't see any more bluescreens. Is there a way to check if the uninstallation has removed all drivers associated to Networx? Apparently a fixed version has been released but at the moment I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Edited by Kupferstecher - 9/7/13 at 8:36am
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