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BSOD When I "Add Device"

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February 12, 2012 2:17:46 PM

I keep getting the BSOD when I go to "devices and printers" and click "add device". This is a newer build running Win 7 Ultimate (64bit of course)

My system includes:

ASUS P8 Z68 Pro 1155 MoBo
I-7 2600 processor 3.4ghz (oc'd at times to 4.3-4.5ghz)
Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold PSU
EVGA 580 1.5Gb Video Card
2x 1TB WD Caviar Blue HD's (7200rpm, 32mb Cache, 6gb/s)
60GB OCZ SSD SATA III (6gb/s)
Corsair 16gb DDR3 1600mhz memory
Corsair H-80 cooler (I run at 28-32C/82-90F)
D-Link 556 extreme wifi pci-e card
2x Bluray/DVD burners
All in a Cooler Master HAF 932 Case

I have re-installed Win 7 twice on this current hard drive, and have used 2 other HD's to run windows on this rig (not currently in system) with no problems.

When I click "add device" under Devices and Printers it shows my monitor (55" Sony EX720), my router (Netgear N900), and my network (media share from direct path Internet).

I have tried taking device by device out (except monitor) and cannot pinpoint the problem. I am not sure why I cannot fix this by re-installing Windows when I can put in another hard drive with same version of windows, and same devices and I cannot replicate the problem. I have tried reinstalling the bios drivers, video card drivers, all software/hardware was reinstalled when i reinstalled Windows (did this twice with formatting my HD Both times before installation), and cannot get past barely seeing the "add devices" screen, let alone adding the devices.

I have removed all hard drives but the main, unplugged all devices coming into the system (including Bluray & DVD burners). Everything but the monitor as I stated above.

I should probably add that the devices showing up in the "add device" window are devices that are already working properly on my system.

Any advice would be much appreciated, I am wondering if this is a hard drive issue at this point, assuming that could even be the issue......

Thanks in advance,

Mike

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February 12, 2012 3:10:13 PM

mike031784 said:
I keep getting the BSOD when I go to "devices and printers" and click "add device". This is a newer build running Win 7 Ultimate (64bit of course)

My system includes:

ASUS P8 Z68 Pro 1155 MoBo
I-7 2600 processor 3.4ghz (oc'd at times to 4.3-4.5ghz)
Cooler Master 1200w Silent Pro Gold PSU
EVGA 580 1.5Gb Video Card
2x 1TB WD Caviar Blue HD's (7200rpm, 32mb Cache, 6gb/s)
60GB OCZ SSD SATA III (6gb/s)
Corsair 16gb DDR3 1600mhz memory
Corsair H-80 cooler (I run at 28-32C/82-90F)
D-Link 556 extreme wifi pci-e card
2x Bluray/DVD burners
All in a Cooler Master HAF 932 Case

I have re-installed Win 7 twice on this current hard drive, and have used 2 other HD's to run windows on this rig (not currently in system) with no problems.

When I click "add device" under Devices and Printers it shows my monitor (55" Sony EX720), my router (Netgear N900), and my network (media share from direct path Internet).

I have tried taking device by device out (except monitor) and cannot pinpoint the problem. I am not sure why I cannot fix this by re-installing Windows when I can put in another hard drive with same version of windows, and same devices and I cannot replicate the problem. I have tried reinstalling the bios drivers, video card drivers, all software/hardware was reinstalled when i reinstalled Windows (did this twice with formatting my HD Both times before installation), and cannot get past barely seeing the "add devices" screen, let alone adding the devices.

I have removed all hard drives but the main, unplugged all devices coming into the system (including Bluray & DVD burners). Everything but the monitor as I stated above.

I should probably add that the devices showing up in the "add device" window are devices that are already working properly on my system.

Any advice would be much appreciated, I am wondering if this is a hard drive issue at this point, assuming that could even be the issue......

Thanks in advance,

Mike

Have you looked up the Stop Code on the BSOD ?
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February 12, 2012 3:57:28 PM

KSLEMB,

Not yet. I assume it it shown on the BSOD page. The blue screen flashes so quick, maybe 2-3 secs before it flushes and restarts. Ty for the tip. I will see what I can find.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 12, 2012 4:19:49 PM

mike031784 said:
KSLEMB,

Not yet. I assume it it shown on the BSOD page. The blue screen flashes so quick, maybe 2-3 secs before it flushes and restarts. Ty for the tip. I will see what I can find.

You can disable the auto restart in safe mode so the bsod stays on screen
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February 12, 2012 4:45:19 PM

There is no need to go into safe mode to turn off auto reboot on failure.
Got to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings >
From there click on the Advanced Tab then Startup and Recovery Settings and uncheck automatically restart. you will then be able to see the Stop Code.
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February 12, 2012 7:06:21 PM

Well, I appreciate all the tips so far, but for the first time in about a week when I went to "Add Device" I was able to add the devices (already in use) and get the drivers loaded without the BSOD!

I had all my hardware plugged in, and the only thing I did different was I went to the "Add Device" screen as soon as windows started loading. clicked the first device and installed the drivers for windows and it worked perfectly. This makes no sense at all, but I really did nothing differently. In fact, I had just restarted from a previous BSOD, all the same hardware, etc.

I do have another issue with BSOD on a SSD I have though. It's the 60GB OCZ Sata III SSD. It works great until it gets to about 15gbs left of storage space, then I get the BSOD and cannot boot Windows again until I reformat/reinstall windows. I do understand most ssd's fail, or run poorly when the drive has less then 10% space left.

I assume I need to load Windows alone on this drive, and load programs/games on a different SSD. I am not sure how to do this as Windows does not give the ability to dedicate a specific OS drive, and use another drive for other things. That is, unless I am missing a step, which I am sure that I am.

Also, my Win 7 Ultimate takes about 32gbs of any HD space immediately after I install Windows. This does not sound right to me. Why does my Windows take up so much space? (I literally install windows, go through the install steps, and check the storage on the drive before I install any updates/software/add hardware/etc).

Either way, 60gb SSD should be plenty for just Windows alone. After Win updates, I get the BSOD again.
Any thoughts?


Once again, any help is much appreciated.........

Mike
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