Hello, the PC I built seems to BSOD about once a week. Usually it was on Mondays at any given time. Now it happened again Tuesday. The bsod flashes to quick for me to catch anything but "inpage". I also ran chkdsk and sfc. I want to assume it is the hard drive even though chkdsk showed no problems. I do have two minidumps to provide, but I can't seem to find any attachment icon to upload them.
Here are my current specs with everything at stock:
Windows 7 Professional x64
Asus P8P67 EVO B3
GTX 560 Ti
640 GB WD Green w/ OS
500 GB Seagate Barracuda
2x2GB DDR3 1333Hz
Lastly, I think I should not be using a Green HDD with the OS but there is a story to that. I will use a 7200RPM HDD if that is indeed the problem.
depends what you BSOD error code really is...I went through 4 different issues before i could get rid of the BSOD screens
1st; BSOD error code F4 - this indicates a bad HDD or a faulty psu or a bad cpu
2nd; BSOD error code 0x101 - this indicate a lack ont he CPU vcore
3rd; BSOD code 0x124 - this means the IMC voltages are either too high or not enough - try setting it to 1.20V
try follow this thread of mine, in the last post you can pick up on the BSOD error codes (esp for a 2nd gen core i rig)
hope this is of some help
if all else fails, please try and post on sevenforums.com they were able to give me a good amount of support.
Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
Go to Advanced
Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"
second piece of advice;
can you google in the model/series number for the Seagate HDD? I found my Seagate 250GB HDD defective...though it was a few years old thas why the HDD developed a bad sector and gave me the F4 BSOD.
then i stumbled across the Samsung HD204UI Firmware issue that also gave BSOD's and data losses, but thankfully i had the latest firmware update on the HD204UI. So...that would be my second tip. As of late, Seagate has been raking in bad rep for its HDD's...so go figure bro
I believe the model number is ST3500320AS ATA according to the device manager.
If I understand right, you want me to upgrade the firmware? I should back up my things then if that is the case.
Also, this may be related, when I try to backup my PC using Windows built in backup system it will fail. I did a little research and it is possible my Seagate causes it to fail, but that problem can wait till the BSOD is fixed unless they are directly related.
I assume it ended up being a bad hard drive. I ended up running chkdsk /f /r again and with 5 hours of scanning it never got pass through the first phase with lots of unreable segments and even if I ran in safe mode it was extremely slow. I was still able to access it so I will just try to get any files I might need. In my first post I may have gotten mixed up which drives I checked, my apologies.