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Random BSOD Lenovo T410 WER-70590-0.sysdata.xml

Q: Random BSOD Lenovo T410 WER-70590-0.sysdata.xml

Hi there, I have attached the grab all data in the hope someone will be able to advise.

My laptop has been giving BSOD for months now, Iv'e uploaded a multitude of drivers and performed registry cleaning etc

It happens without much warning apart from a very short freeze, I really need to sort it out as I have important university work to complete!

Hope you can help and thank you in advance

Sam

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A: Random BSOD Lenovo T410 WER-70590-0.sysdata.xml

Welcome to the Forum.


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public
Daemon Tools/Alchohol is known to cause BSODs:
How to remove sptd.sys from system
Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Usra\Downloads\sam699\SF_22-02-2014\022214-19172-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0324e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`034916d0
Debug session time: Sat Feb 22 15:12:52.272 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:26.505
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
.............................................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.........
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800032ccc3f}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMNETS.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMNETS.SYS
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!WfpExpireEntryLru+17 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
Norton is a known cause of BSOD's. Please remove it for testing purpose. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other security software:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes - Free

Good and Free system security combination.

Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

ESET online scanner: Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Reduce items at start-up: Startup Programs - Change

Perform a clean boot: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Run a System file check (SFC): SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Post screenshot(s) of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info Software: CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

Run a Hard Drive test: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/313457-seatools-dos-windows-how-use.html


Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive(s): Disk Check

Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWmonitor

Upload a screen shot: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Keep us posted.

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CPU's don't tick.
Probable culprits are:
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Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans




Salt said:





Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working constructionClick to expand...

Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction

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A:Memory upgrade for Lenovo T61

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A:Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.

bump...still no help
 

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See if there is a newer driver. If so, uninstall the old one through Programs and Features and install the new one. Of course, make sure it is compatible with your version of Windows.
 

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Hi,

A friend of mine is having the exact same problem. Audio just cuts out when using his microphone and he also uses XP SP3 w/ Realtek.
Haven't been able to pinpoint the problem, but to me it is safe to assume that this is a bug in XP as he has no issues in W7.

What motherboard do you have? you might have the same mobo as him as well.
 

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A:Lenovo T61 no network access -- says Internet is connected but no connection

First suggestion; delete the wireless show in View Network Connections
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Begin there to diagnose / document what is occuring.

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Os System(xp,vista,windows), edition(basic,home,pro,...) and SP level
Your ISP
Your wiring layout
your router make & model number
the browser / version you are using
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the name/version of your antivirus program

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Just a quick note:

Run "DxDiag", "accept WHQL-signatures", go to the third tab up on the left - called "Monitor" or "Screen" or "Graphics" or something like that.

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- Have you re-installed the graphics drivers?

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

The Acer Aspire X1301 I looked up on Google was a stationary PC, so I'm expecting that your PC is a stationary model.

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Two things: Is it HP or Lenovo?

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A:Random lockups with new build

kmann said:





Battlefield bad company 2.Click to expand...

Sniff, sniff. Smelling a cracked game.:suspiciou
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
 

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A:Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100?

If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
 

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sounds like interference.

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A:Monitor won't show anything after random shut down

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A:Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it

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A:My PC fell onto my scanner and now suffers from random shutdowns

If the CPU has sustained damage it wouldn't work at all.

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A:Lenovo keyboard problem

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A:Computer fan creates an irritating buzzing sound at random intervals

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Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.
 

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A:USB disconnects when any key is pressed on the keyboard : Lenovo 3000 N100

Yes Faisal,
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always solved by a reboot. always. sometimes what i notice is, the fan is not as noisy as usual when startup, and the problem appear.

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P.S. never had any similar experience with my old 9500GT card.
 

A:Random display artifacts

Are these artifacts displayed before and after Windows starts?
 

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A:Random CPU usage spikes?

Power supply failing, overheating? Open the case and check the fans for proper operation and make sure that any dust or other debris is removed
 

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A:Dell, Lenovo or Asus?

I prefer Toshiba
 

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I have an HP Photosmart All-in-One C4200 series printer.
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place.
 

A:Printer printing random letters and numbers

1. Did you follow the printer and software installation instructions exactly?
See here... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00876721&lc=en&cc=us&product=3192753&dlc=en

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A:Random internet disconnects

Easiest thing to do is try being connected directly to the modem (bypass the router) or get another router and see if the same thing happens. I had this issue about a year ago, replaced my router and it's been solid since then.
 

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A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

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A:Laptop goes into random sleep modes or screen goes blank randomly

DX file

DXDIAG File
 

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A:BSOD video card 8800gtx error: nvlddmkm.sys

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A:Need help with overheating temps (causing random shutdowns)

Those cpu temps are strange, (2 of the 4 pages are reading negative values) so I wouldn't know whether to trust them.

I'd be suspecting the cpu fan, assuming those temps are trustable. I'm sure someone with much more knowledge than me will be around soon to confirm it though.

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Are you certain all your fans are running OK?
 

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A:Random PC shutdown

Well generally pc shutdowns are due to the power supply being faulty or general overheating.
As you have replaced the power supply there is a small chance that this is the cause. Again you have checked the connections to the motherboard and they are fine too.

The only thing I can suggest without further thought is to check the cpu temperature. This can be accessed in some bios configuration screens. Generally you can enter this screen using the f1, f2 or delete key.

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What cpu fan do you have? is it connected with thermal paste?

The motherboard could have a faulty connection point I once experienced this except the computer was in permanent sleep mode rather than sporadic shut downs.
 

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A:Random, colorful stripes on screen

Then i was able to start in safe graphics mode, but otherwise the screen just goes blank and either it reboots automatically or i have to reboot manually.Click to expand...

To clarify, if you start in safe mode, the screen goes blank after awhile? How long?
 

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A:Random shutoffs and trouble powering on

Try the old PSU.

If the same symptoms, unplug those fans.

Let us know the results.
 

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A:Random shut downs - dying CPU? MOBO? PSU?

If you can, go back to the way it was setup before you started overclocking and underclocking...
this problem can be one weak component, or using memory modules that are not matched or not the best for your machine...
I would make a log and keep track of what is going on when it fails... because it is difficult to track down... can be anything... hard drive, memory, CPU cooling, poor quality cables or connectors, too much or too little thermal paste...
The age of your computer is a clue that you need to start upgrading components anyway
 

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A:Random whirling sound from computer?

If you open the case it should be pretty easy to tell where the sound is coming from. Could be a fan is off balance or something is rubbing against the blades of a fan.
 

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