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November 18, 2012 12:54:05 AM

hello i am geting the bsod above. it started this morning and it is to the point that i cannot start widows without getting it. i am able to get into safe mode and safe mode with networking. i have uninstalled and was attempting to reinstall my amd driver and i cannot seem to get it to work in safe mode and without safemode i get like less than a minute of use before i crash. help?
i am not incompetent when it comes to pcs so not everything needs to be dumbed down for me :)  but i am getting a bit flustered with my lack of progress on this issue so i decided i would post and get help this way.

i am running windows 7 64bit
8gb ddr2
amd athlon x4 ~3.00 ghz
asus M4a785-m Mobo and no external gpu
windows is installed on a 40gb hdd
and i have a 500gb hdd for data
both seagate

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November 18, 2012 1:14:14 AM

I got that error a week ago, or so, but it was only once in a great while. I noticed it happened once, after upgrading my video driver (an AMD Radeon 6550D [onboard graphics]). I used the ATI Catalyst Install Manager, and updated the driver, and it happened about a day later. I never did pin that problem down. I reformatted, and skipped that last driver update this time, and am not, so far, getting the blue-screen again.

One thing I noticed, though, before I reformatted, since I was able to access the errors in the Windows System Log....I noticed that an error happened at exactly the same time as the blue screen. It was a "Kernel Power" error (Windows did not finish booting up, and was rebooted).
November 18, 2012 1:43:56 AM

I can't reformat... I done have my disk anymore. any other suggestions? I also have removed all amd drivers from the system and it still happens
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November 18, 2012 11:26:51 AM

Did you, by chance, upgrade your system, like put in a new Video card, recently, that requires more power than your old one? There's a chance if you did, that you have exceeded your power supply's maximum power output.

The first thing I would do is try to remember the time and date of the last blue-screen, and then boot to safe mode with command prompt, and run:
compmgmt.msc
expand "event viewer", and "windows logs". Click "System", to see which messages appeared at the same time as the blue-screeen message. If you don't have enough power to run the whole system, like when trying to run a system that requires 430Watts of power with a 350W power supply, that could cause major problems like that.
November 18, 2012 5:47:03 PM

There is a 750w psu (got a good deal) in the sysfem and I have made no hardware changes to it at all. I will post back with the even viewer info soon
November 18, 2012 6:22:48 PM

Also it seems that it doesn't blue screen anymore it just restarts
November 18, 2012 8:29:04 PM

I would say, "click" on one of the error messages, first, before recording info off the screen. After you click on one of the red with white exclamation mark error-lines, detailed info about that specific error will appear in the "pane" below (where it has a "General" tab, and a "Details" tab [at times the "General" tab info will explain about the error]); but,

Do you mean by, "Also it seems that it doesn't blue screen anymore it just restarts," that the system just keeps restarting and restarting, without letting you logon?
November 18, 2012 8:40:40 PM

Ok will do and by that I mean I login then after the desktop loads I get like 30 seconds to a minute of "use" then it goes black and restarts. Seems like it is at the end if booting up if that makes sense
November 18, 2012 10:26:46 PM

these are the errors i have from the last month or so
there are a crap load of this specific error scattered about and i have been having bsod issues for quite a while now but they were spaced out
Event 36, volsnap
general tab
Spoiler
The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.

details tab
Spoiler
- System

- Provider

[ Name] volsnap

- EventID 36

[ Qualifiers] 49158

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-10-18T03:15:12.330457200Z

EventRecordID 42793

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
C:
000000000200300000000000240006C0020000000000000001000000000000000000000000000000


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

Binary data:


In Words

0000: 00000000 00300002 00000000 C0060024
0008: 00000002 00000000 00000001 00000000
0010: 00000000 00000000


In Bytes

0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 30 00 ......0.
0008: 00 00 00 00 24 00 06 C0 ....$..À
0010: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........


quite a few of these also
Event 7000, service Control Manager
general tab
Spoiler

The AODDriver4.1 service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
there is also an equal amount of this error that say AODDriver4.01

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7000

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-10-23T22:26:46.787889900Z

EventRecordID 43766

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 484
[ ThreadID] 792

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 AODDriver4.1
param2 %%2


(critical)event 41, kernel power
general tab
Spoiler

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-10-27T16:01:39.309220600Z

EventRecordID 44300

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

before every kernel power is one of these
Event 6008, Eventlog
general tab
Spoiler

The previous system shutdown at 10:14:57 AM on ‎11/‎7/‎2012 was unexpected.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] EventLog

- EventID 6008

[ Qualifiers] 32768

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-07T16:17:24.000000000Z

EventRecordID 45949

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

10:14:57 AM
‎11/‎7/‎2012


560715


DC070B00030007000A000E0039008002DC070B000300070010000E0039008002600900003C000000010000006009000000000000B00400000100000013000000


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

Binary data:


In Words

0000: 000B07DC 00070003 000E000A 02800039
0008: 000B07DC 00070003 000E0010 02800039
0010: 00000960 0000003C 00000001 00000960
0018: 00000000 000004B0 00000001 00000013


In Bytes

0000: DC 07 0B 00 03 00 07 00 Ü.......
0008: 0A 00 0E 00 39 00 80 02 ....9.€.
0010: DC 07 0B 00 03 00 07 00 Ü.......
0018: 10 00 0E 00 39 00 80 02 ....9.€.
0020: 60 09 00 00 3C 00 00 00 `...<...
0028: 01 00 00 00 60 09 00 00 ....`...
0030: 00 00 00 00 B0 04 00 00 ....°...
0038: 01 00 00 00 13 00 00 00 ........



Event 1001, bugcheck
general tab
Spoiler

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa800aeae4e0, 0xfffff88003e079e0, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000000d). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 102712-77719-01.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
[ Guid] {ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}
[ EventSourceName] BugCheck

- EventID 1001

[ Qualifiers] 16384

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-10-27T16:02:46.000000000Z

EventRecordID 44347

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 0x00000116 (0xfffffa800aeae4e0, 0xfffff88003e079e0, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000000d)
param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
param3 102712-77719-01


Event 7026, Service control Manager
genereal tab
Spoiler

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AFD
AsIO
AsUpIO
CSC
DfsC
discache
NetBIOS
NetBT
nsiproxy
Psched
rdbss
spldr
tdx
Wanarpv6
WfpLwf

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7026

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:17:35.753247500Z

EventRecordID 48186

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 396
[ ThreadID] 400

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 AFD AsIO AsUpIO CSC DfsC discache NetBIOS NetBT nsiproxy Psched rdbss spldr tdx Wanarpv6 WfpLwf


eight of these
event 10005, DistributedCOM
general tab
Spoiler

DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
[ Guid] {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}
[ EventSourceName] DCOM

- EventID 10005

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:18:21.000000000Z

EventRecordID 48189

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 1084
param2 ShellHWDetection
param3
param4 {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}


next to six of these
Event 7001, Service Control Manager
general tab
Spoiler

The Network List Service service depends on the Network Location Awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7001

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:18:38.262556500Z

EventRecordID 48194

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 396
[ ThreadID] 696

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 Network List Service
param2 Network Location Awareness
param3 %%1068


theres a group of 28 of these
Event 7001, Service Control Manager
general tab
Spoiler

The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7001

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:59:23.137806700Z

EventRecordID 48443

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 448
[ ThreadID] 436

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 Computer Browser
param2 Server
param3 %%1068

with 5 of these mixed in
Event 10005, DistributedCOM
general tab
Spoiler

DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
[ Guid] {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}
[ EventSourceName] DCOM

- EventID 10005

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T00:52:54.000000000Z

EventRecordID 48412

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 1084
param2 ShellHWDetection
param3
param4 {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}


a group of 30 of these and another group of 14 and yet another group of 34 and a final group of 24 of the following error
Event 7001, Service Control Manager
general tab
Spoiler

The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

details tab
Spoiler

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7001

[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-18T01:43:14.129450400Z

EventRecordID 48791

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 448
[ ThreadID] 700

Channel System

Computer mike-PC

Security


- EventData

param1 Computer Browser
param2 Server
param3 %%1068
November 19, 2012 12:09:00 AM

I'd say you have work to do on your video drivers, but I can't say for sure if there is something else more pressing going on, like a failing power supply.
I think you need to get advice from someone with more experience with video drivers than I have. Sorry, I have to defer, bro. Good luck with this one.
November 19, 2012 12:11:27 AM

Thanks man and I hope its not a psu issue its less than a year and a half old I can run in safe mode without a problem
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