Bsod after login, slightly fixed after reformat

Having trouble determining the source of my random bsod's. I'm not a computer genious by any standard, but I'm smart enough to have remedied most problems until now.

I suppose I'll start with the specs.

Intel Core 2 Duo Q6700 2.6 oc'd to 3.15
8GB DDR3
Nvidia GT460 1GB

If you need more information I'm happy to post.

Before I re-formatted my computer it would only blue screen right after login as I arrived at the desktop. All of the bluescreens were up too short a period of time to read the error message. After I re-installed windows the computer appeared fine, until it began bsod'ing at seemingly random times with random error messages. Sometimes it was BAD_POOL_HEADER and at least one time it read BAD_POOL_CALLER. Most of the error messages I was unable to read. It seems it's more frequent while I am browsing the internet, but it's very inconsistent. Now I'm at a loss on how to diagnose the issue, or even where to begin. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated :(
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  1. Can u ran Windows memory diagnostics?

    Or Memtest?


  2. I can, and have. No errors :( If I could pinpoint a hardware issue I'd be happy.
  3. I've ran diagnostics on my hard drive's as well. no dice.
  4. Hi,
    Try different video driver.

    Did that happened before u did new install, u did upgraded new video driver or some other driver?
  5. No driver change that I can recall, had been quite a while since I had checked any of that. My USB devices have been acting weird since I re-formatted, if that helps. Haven't been able to determine if it was related or not though, and nothing has changed with those either.
  6. Can u run chkdsk and try with out USB devices first?

    Once I had an issue with newest driver and going back, solved the BSOD.
  7. I have to leave for the night, but I'll try what you suggested and post back in the morning. Thank you for your assistance :)
  8. Sure, CHKDSK takes hours on TB's drives, maybe if u let it over night. Just a taught.
  9. Ran chkdsk, but didn't recieve any type of report(not sure if I was supposed to). Still getting a bsod although this time it was one I hadn't seen before. BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER. I've noticed I can basically create a bsod by using window's update. A few seconds into the update (8-10) the computer blue screens and restarts. I'm using a wireless usb stick, so i wonder if that could be the problem.
  10. adam_woosley said:
    Ran chkdsk, but didn't recieve any type of report(not sure if I was supposed to). Still getting a bsod although this time it was one I hadn't seen before. BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER. I've noticed I can basically create a bsod by using window's update. A few seconds into the update (8-10) the computer blue screens and restarts. I'm using a wireless usb stick, so i wonder if that could be the problem.

    Well, if it's an older USB wireless stick then you might need to make sure there are drivers for it for your version of Windows. I'm assuming you're using Windows 7 right? Many older devices like that wireless stick didn't have drivers after Window Vista, some not even after XP. While most Vista drivers worked for in Windows 7, there are a few that didn't work well and caused bsod's.

    Also, you can disable the option for your computer to restrat upon system failure. This will stop the computer from automatically restarting after every blue screen so that the blue screen is available on your screen long enough to read the info. In the start menu search field, type 'advanced settings' and hit enter. Click the 'Startup and Recovery' settings button under the 'Advanced' tab. Uncheck the 'Automatically Restart' checkbox under the 'System Failure' section.

    Also, you can use the Event Viewer in Windows to view past BSOD codes. Type 'event viewer' in the start menu search tab and hit enter. Expand the 'Windows Logs' list and BSOD's will be under those logs. I believe they'll be under 'Application' logs. Chkdsk reports will also appear under one of the 'Windows Logs.' I believe they may be under the 'Application' logs with Wininit as the source and an Event ID of 1001.
  11. Adam, can u start in the safe mode, press F8 during the post screen. And see if u still have the same issues. plus try your USB drive to plug and unplug if everything works.

    If not try to look in to Event viewer for errors what it causes, before it BSOD's.




    Do u have anything like that in your device manager? Any device for that matter?

    Those yellow marks?
  12. that's the thing, all my USB devices come up fine. outside of the bsod everything appears normal. It runs perfectly in safemode, as perfectly as it can considering all the non-running services. I'm at a loss nikorr :(
  13. It seems as though my event viewer displays something different each time. It's been cryptographic service before, and it was
    - Provider

    [ Name] Ntfs

    - EventID 55

    [ Qualifiers] 49156

    Level 2

    Task 2

    Keywords 0x80000000000000

    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime] 2011-09-18T05:52:15.329458400Z

    EventRecordID 4380

    Channel System

    Computer MufuckinPC

    Security


    - EventData


    \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy4
    0C000C000200380002000000370004C000000000020100C0000000000000000000000000000000004B0A1400BD31010000000600


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Binary data:


    In Words

    0000: 000C000C 00380002 00000002 C0040037
    0008: 00000000 C0000102 00000000 00000000
    0010: 00000000 00000000 00140A4B 000131BD
    0018: 00060000


    In Bytes

    0000: 0C 00 0C 00 02 00 38 00 ......8.
    0008: 02 00 00 00 37 00 04 C0 ....7..À
    0010: 00 00 00 00 02 01 00 C0 .......À
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0028: 4B 0A 14 00 BD 31 01 00 K...½1..
    0030: 00 00 06 00


    this time. not sure if you can make anything from all of that. :/
  14. I can force a bsod and give you the error's if you'd like. Just need what's in red exclamation, right?
  15. adam_woosley said:
    that's the thing, all my USB devices come up fine. outside of the bsod everything appears normal. It runs perfectly in safemode, as perfectly as it can considering all the non-running services. I'm at a loss nikorr :(



    What about that Event viewer for errors what it causes, before it BSOD's


    AAAh, had this opened for while and u posted already :)
  16. Check under windows logs>Application and and setup and system for event that happened at the time of BSOD's .

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