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Bsod, ntoskrnl.exe gets the blame(but I doubt it's the culprit) Driver Verifier enabled.

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Thread Starter 
Hi.

I've been putting this off because quite frankly I'm baffled at these crashes. Because I can't recreate them, they seem(to me) to be random.

What Happens?
My computer freezes then restarts. I don't see the Bsod but I know I get one from the little text message that appears when Windows starts.

It has never crashed while playing games, watching videos or youtube.
But it will crash while reading forums or scrolling down a webpage and the likes.
I leave my computer for some reason, come back move the cursor - crash.

I don't even have to click something. It just crashes!

I've noticed the mouse cursor slows down then the computer freezes and sometimes it unfreezes.

At times the pc will crash 10 times in as many minutes other times I can go an entire day without a crash.

What have I done that could cause this?
I recently bought a new SSD harddrive, a 1tb HDD, 8 gigs of RAM and Windows 7. Problems started after I installed all this. Now you're thinking "Well there it is!" but stay awhile and listen.

What have I done to diagnose the cause?

I have run chdsk on both harddrives.
I have run memtests.
I have stress tested my RAM.
I have re-installed my graphics drivers.
I have installed WhoCrashed who says ntoskrnl.exe caused it but I have read that because it's the last thing checked it automatically gets the blame when it can't find anything else.

But most importantly I enabled Driver Verifier. This had some suprising results.
Driver Verifier stopped my Pc from crashing. It hasn't crashed once while it has been enabled. This is what makes me think it's not my new hardware.

I had it enabled for weeks, but it tanked my fps so I disabled it. Then the pc started crashing again.

My PC
Windows 7
Nvidia GeForce 560 Ti
AMD Fx(tm)-4100 Quad-Core processor (4 CPUs), ~3.6Hz
8 gig DDR3 RAM

I have not overclocked a single thing.

I will attach a zip of minidumps dumpfiles.zip 153k .zip file and hope that helps some.
post #2 of 7
Sounds like a memory leak. All the memory gets used up, then the kernel crashes because it can't get any memory.

Start by opening Task Manager. Click Memory at the top of the Memory column.
Look for something that continually keeps using more and more memory.
You may have to use the computer for a while since it sounds like whatever is using the memory isn't running all the time.
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Thread Starter 
I'll check.

Can this still happen even though at times I will Bsod in less than 5 minutes of starting?
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Originally Posted by LordTomS View Post

I'll check.

Can this still happen even though at times I will Bsod in less than 5 minutes of starting?

Memory leaks are weird. Some program just stars using up memory. It can happen fast (in a minute or two) or very slow (over days).

I'm not saying that's your problem, but the symptoms match.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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After a day of checking for memory leaks I am sad to say that I can't find any indications of it.
post #6 of 7
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I just re-installed Windows 7. Couple of hours(and restarts, all those updates) later. I Bsod again.
post #7 of 7
Remove each component you added till it doesn't crash.
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