Blue Screen of Death

  Legslip 19:37 15 Feb 2011

My friends PC suffers an occasional BSOD. The details are:


STOP: 0x0000000A (0x000001000012C808, 0x000000000000000C, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF80002AA4F11)

I have Googled the results and it looks as though there could be a myriad of causes but among the favs is overheating processor. I have installed speedfan but am having difficulty in interpreting the readings which are:

Fan 1 3082 RPM GPU 40C
Fan 2 3971 RPM Temp 1 48C
Fan 3 0 RPM Temp 2 38C
Fan 4 2177 RPM Temp 3 22C
Fan 5 0 RPM Core 0 41C
PWR Fan 0 RPM Core 1 41C

Can anyone thow a bit of clear light on these readings and perhaps advise if there is a problem here?

CPU is an Intel Core2 Duo E8500 3.17ghz runnning 64bit Vista.

  VoG II 19:44 15 Feb 2011

Those temps are normal. I would suspect a driver issue.

  Legslip 20:02 15 Feb 2011

Thanks VOG. Last time it occured, about 2 months ago, I went into Device Manager and updated all the drivers. These BSOD's are a real b....r as it doesn't seem that you can truly put a finger on the cause.

Is Event Manager any use with this sort of thing?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:04 15 Feb 2011
  Legslip 21:02 15 Feb 2011

Thanks Fruit Bat but I cant see a Repair Computer option in Advanced Boot Options. Any ideas?

  Legslip 22:35 15 Feb 2011

All drivers are up to date. Going to run Memtest o/night.

  Legslip 08:54 16 Feb 2011

Memtest run for 10 hours and reports no problems.

Other solution, but it may be a slog, is to check the Hware driver versions on the PC against those on the Hware manufacturers websites. Any thoughts?

  Seth Haniel 09:09 16 Feb 2011

click here

scroll to bottom for download

  Legslip 13:01 16 Feb 2011

Cheers Seth. That looks useful!

  Legslip 20:40 16 Feb 2011

Have run BluescreenView and it states......

Mini021311-01.dmp 13/02/2011 15:27:58 IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a 00000100`0012c808 00000000`0000000c 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02aa4f11 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+5a4d0 x64 2 15 6002 286,296

......and that ntoskrnl.exe driver caused the BSOD.

Any thoughts on an appropriate action?

Also, on a point of interest, I checked for hardware driver updates in Device Manager and it said they were all up to date. However, when checking on the manufacturers websites, there were newer drivers. When Windows checks, does it not check the manufacturers website?

  Legslip 22:06 16 Feb 2011

Have also updated the BIOS. Praps best let my friend have it back and see how it runs?

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