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Hi all I am having problems with boot loops and BSODs when I can get it to run.  The BSOD is usually 0x1E and a crash dump showed PDFsFilter.sys to be the culprit.  I also ran driver verifier and it crashes almost immediately.  What is it and how to fix it. BTW I don't have Perfect Disk as a Google search says that what it is.  Any help is appreciated.

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Well, if somehow a system file from Perfect Disk came into your computer even though you didn't install it at some point, it might be a virus in disguise.

Are you sure you never installed the free PerfectDisk Free Defrag from Cnet ?

In either case, you don't need it.

If no anti-virus can detect it as a virus, you can try removing it.

Download autoruns from Sysinternals (now owned by Microsoft) and disable that system file from loading, reboot, and then go to the file's location and delete it. Run CCleaner's registry cleaner afterwards to clean any junk left behind by it.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
 
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Thanks for the reply. I  don't remember using it but who knows... I have had an SSD for over a year now so if I did it would have been before that.  Even so why would it be acting up know after all this time?

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Thanks for the reply. I  don't remember using it but who knows... I have had an SSD for over a year now so if I did it would have been before that.  Even so why would it be acting up know after all this time?

It may be interfering with something else you updated in the meantime, perhaps the storage drivers, or any Windows update that has come out since then, whereas a newer version of that program might have patched that incompatibility since. Or you removed some registry entry with CCleaner or another program that messed up its operation. Or, since it may be an old version, it may have been exploited by some form of malware, who knows, whereas a current version may have that security hole fixed.

It's hard to pinpoint the cause, but the bottom line is you don't need that system file, so you can and should remove it. At this point, even if it is a legitimate file the point is that a lone system file, such as that one, without the rest of the application, might cause system instability for a myriad of reasons, starting with the fact that whatever it was supposed to do, it is no longer supported by the rest of the program - you might have uninstalled it, but some files were left behind, that is a situation prone to problems.
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I did as you suggested.  I am currently re-running driver verifier and will let it run for a couple of days to see if it crashes.  So far so good though. Thanks for your help!

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I did as you suggested.  I am currently re-running driver verifier and will let it run for a couple of days to see if it crashes.  So far so good though. Thanks for your help!

You're welcome!

Let's hope everything goes well now. Please report back when it's done, it's always good to know if things worked out as predicted.

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You're welcome!

Let's hope everything goes well now. Please report back when it's done, it's always good to know if things worked out as predicted.

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Well its been about two days without a crash or boot loop. Well outside of re-stress testing the 5 year old system.  It still runs fine but looks as though I am going to have to re-tune it.  You guys know what a long drawn out process that can be on these old boards.

 

Thanks again for the suggestion!

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You're welcome!


Let's hope everything goes well now. Please report back when it's done, it's always good to know if things worked out as predicted.

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Well its been about two days without a crash or boot loop. Well outside of re-stress testing the 5 year old system.  It still runs fine but looks as though I am going to have to re-tune it.  You guys know what a long drawn out process that can be on these old boards.

Thanks again for the suggestion!

You're welcome, and thanks for reporting!

It's a great motherboard you've got there, should go on for years, I have its baby brother, the EP45-UD3LR in my Media Center (was in my main rig prior to that), and it's doing great. Most probably the best socket 775 series of motherboards.

What CPU are you running on it ? I'm using a Q9550 at 3.4 Ghz (1600 Mhz FSB) on stock voltage (1.2875v).
 
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You're welcome, and thanks for reporting!

It's a great motherboard you've got there, should go on for years, I have its baby brother, the EP45-UD3LR in my Media Center (was in my main rig prior to that), and it's doing great. Most probably the best socket 775 series of motherboards.

What CPU are you running on it ? I'm using a Q9550 at 3.4 Ghz (1600 Mhz FSB) on stock voltage (1.2875v).

I am also running a Q9550 @ 3.91 GHz. (1844 FSB) @ a voltage of 1.280v  I used to be able to run like 1.26V.  Memory is @ 2.40B @ 1104 Mhz.  I think I now need to raise my voltage up a notch or two after 5 years.  Also my memory is what's holding me back on a higher OC. The Corsair Dominators just won't do any more LOL. 

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I am also running a Q9550 @ 3.91 GHz. (1844 FSB) @ a voltage of 1.280v  I used to be able to run like 1.26V.  Memory is @ 2.40B @ 1104 Mhz.  I think I now need to raise my voltage up a notch or two after 5 years.  Also my memory is what's holding me back on a higher OC. The Corsair Dominators just won't do any more LOL. 

How many memory sticks are you using and what voltage are you running them at ? Maybe you still have some room left if you up the RAM voltage a bit and run only two sticks (in case you're running four).

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