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Troubleshoot Z600 workstation: unexpected poweroff

Q: Troubleshoot Z600 workstation: unexpected poweroff

We have a Z at my workplace which powers off unexpectedly after some time usually a few hours I have not been able to catch it happening but I come back to the machine and it is powered down nbsp I have done a bit of investigation so far but have not been able to get to the root of the problem - Updated bios problem still occurs I saw mention of bios updates fixing an unexpected poweroff problem - Checked temperatures during stress testing seem normal rules out heat problems - Tried removing extra HDs still get poweroff I suspected bad power supply - Tried MemTest still get poweroff indicates that it is not an OS software problem I have not seen any failures detected by memtest - Looked blink codes on the Z600 Troubleshoot workstation: poweroff unexpected LED on the back of the PSU after a shutdown LED does not blink nbsp I got this info from here nbsp http h www hp com hpsc doc public display docId emr na-c N F My next step nbsp would be to try swapping the power supply from another known working Z machine which we have nbsp It looks like a straightforward operation although the machines have different CPU configurations CPUs in Troubleshoot Z600 workstation: unexpected poweroff the problematic machine vs CPU in the Troubleshoot Z600 workstation: unexpected poweroff good machine - perhaps the capacities are different nbsp Can anyone suggest any other troubleshooting steps to take before I nbsp put it in for service nbsp Thanks in advance nbsp

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A:GTX 660 DirectCU and HP xw4600 Workstation

My best opinion as to why you are having problems is incompatibility. Looking at the chipset for your motherboard (Intel Beachwood X38), it is linked for a PCI Express slot version 1.1. The Geforce GTX 660 DirectCU is a PCI Express 3.0 card. Not all PCI Express 3.0 cards will work in a PCI Express 1.1 slot. Multiple people have had problems with said issue. If you are looking for better compatibility, I would suggest getting a PCI Express 2.1 (or 2.0) video card. You will have less issues getting it to work properly.
 

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A:Supermicro Workstation Audio Not Working

The next time my computer rebooted the Speakers Tab once again disappeared and there is nothing I can do that will bring it back! *sigh*
 

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A:Want to buy a workstation for video and 3d

I would not go for an Opteron processor as they are meant more for servers than desktops. For a build like this, you would either be looking at the AMD 8350 flagship or an Intel I7 4xxx.. The main difference is that Intel is faster on single-threaded tasks (that is the major difference), but AMD is ever so slightly faster on some multi-threaded tasks...

Would you be willing to build the computer yourself?
 

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A:Building graphics workstation

Is the $5000 per computer, or for all the computers put together?
 

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A:Best Graphic Workstation

Well, having 2 Xeon E5s with a weak GPU and little RAM means the PC is aimed at computing tasks, not graphic design. Would you mind building your own machine? It allows for more customization is cheaper, and has a much wider range of options. I am also more familiar with building custom workstations rather than prebuilt (Dell, HP, etc.) workstations. Would you like to build your own or stick with Dell or HP?
 

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Can a ZOTAC GTX 650 TI run on HP z820 workstation?
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Thanks!
 

A:Can a Zotac GTX 650 TI run on HP z820 workstation?

Well may I ask why you want a 650ti to be paired with a $2500 dual Xeon monster? Since you have a workstation, I am guessing you do Photoshop or Autocad. Plus what do you mean "VC"? Also, I dont think your TV has DVI inputs nor display ports, only HDMI. Unfortunately the 650Ti only has 1 HDMI.
 

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http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=91
 

A:CPU upgrade for workstation

It's not capable of utilizing more than 2GB of RAM, so not sure how you'd potentially need 64-bit to address what it can handle now.

I'd look at upgrading personally, compared with today's technology that motherboard is woefully inadequate and by the looks of things only supports very early LGA 775 processors anyway. You essentially be throwing money at obsolete technology.
 

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A:Gaming/graphics workstation hybrid build

Looks OK, but I'd change the case to a Coolermaster HAF912 (if you don't want full tower, or HAF X, or a HAF932, all of which are cheaper than your current Antec LanBoy, so will save money. The HAF912 is only $49.99 after the mail in rebate (or $10 more without) which is frankly a huge saving on that Antec.

I'd also change your hard disk to a 1TB samsung Spinpoint F3, or if purely for storage needs, upgrade to a 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4. You could actually run 2x 1TB Spinpoint F3's (in RAID) for the same money as your single 1.5TB.
 

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List of requirements given by the school:
Intel® Core? i7
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A:Workstation graphic cards vs. consumer cards

The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

Adobe CS5 added acceleration for multiple applications with the Mercury Playback Engine which is designed specifically for more recent nVidia cards with the CUDA feature set.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-bit,2770.html

Third party review and recommendations for use with CS5 (the card list starts about half way down the page)

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm

CUDA (see more info below about CUDA) supported graphics cards (note that the GeForce or mainstream and gamer cards (for desktop and laptop PCs) are listed near the bottom of the page:

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

nVidia provides information touting how much their cards accelerate Adobe CS5, including general description about CUDA with internal links to more info for advanced users:a

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

Here are a couple of reviews on workstation cards you might find informative:

Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/quadro-5000-firepro-v8800-workstation-graphics,2701.html

AMD FirePro V9800 4 GB: Eyefinity Meets Professional Graphics
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-v9800-eyefinity-quadro-5000,2780.html

The choice between workstation vs. gaming cards is a little more difficult. The higher end gaming cards are very similar to the lower end gaming cards, the difference is primarily in the drivers and service. Workstation drivers have been more finely tuned to the kinds of work done in WS applications - but this can have a signficant impact on performance for those applications. Morever, with the higher price you pay buys you better, generlly quicker support for dealing with issues.

I think the choice must depend on how and how much you use the cards. If you use the applications for several hours a day, the higher productivity of the workstation station cards may pay for the higher cost several times over. Otherwise you might do just as well with the gaming cards.

If you decide to go with gaming cards, you might find some helpful information on upgrading video cards at upgradevideocards.com, but they have no information on workstation cards:

http://www.upgradevideocards.com/index.html
 

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A:Building a new 3D modeling workstation

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Emphasis on reliability, low cost.

Willing to reuse old components, especially monitor,keyboard & mouse.

Prefer established online vendors like Newegg.

Is the "budget box" build the best bet?


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A:Building new budget workstation pc's, looking for recommendations

Budget? AMD or Intel? Does it matter? What programs?
 

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A:Shortlist for workstation PC upgrade - your thoughts?

It's not necessary to start two threads.
4.5 ghz should be fine.
You might need a new mounting brace for your fan.
 

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A:£1200 ($2000) High-end workstation upgrade

no love?

ok here's what I have my eyes on:

CPU

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £235.65

RAM

G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ripjaws Memory Module CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £32.99 x4 - £131.96

OR

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDDR3 1600Mhz Memory Module CL9 1.5V £151.96

MOTHERBOARD

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £108.69

OR

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 Socket 1155 onboard 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £148.85

SSD DRIVE


OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Read 550MB/s Write 500MB/s 60k IOPS £209.99

good?
 

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A:Workstation's memory

16-24 GB will probably be enough, but it really comes down to the size of your models and how much multitasking with these apps you will be doing. Take a look at your current memory usage on your current rig by watching Taskman to get an idea.
 

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A:Choosing between types of SSDs for mobile workstation

it looks like they use Samsung FlashSSD drives.
http://www.dell.com/content/learnmo...mobile_hdd&~lt=popup&~series=precn&~tab=other

they are not to bad actually and far better then i would have expected from Dell.
the Samsung FlashSSD on the website has pretty decent specs but i am not sure if that is the exact same drive with same specs.
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/...Brand_Flash+Drive+-+General_Samsung+flash+ssd

edit: in any case you probably would fair better with an aftermarket drive like the ocz vertex 2 or the corsair force but then you would probably not have dell's recovery partition on it etc. unless you clone it.

if you would do that you could either save by not getting a hdd altogether from dell or use the 7200rpm that it comes with as storage drive
 

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any idea what could be the real cause ?

here is my psu

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A:Computer stopped working.. PSU? Help me troubleshoot

What protection are you using? Is the ethernet lead (if used) also surge protected?

If the fuse has blown in the lead, and having replaced that (and confirm your mains socket is OK) and it still doesn't work, it could be the motherboard - Assuming your PSU is working.

Its possible the surge has got into the computer by other unprotected means. In the meantime, double check your not getting power from the PSU by fitting it to another computer if you can. It's possible your motherboard is fried, and your PSU is OK - I doubt it though, both probably are.

P.S. I've seen the lightning damage caused by a unprotected router and its ethernet cable into a PC - It didn't matter that the PSU was surge protected, the router wasn't, and neither was the ethernet lead and it took everything out.
 

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A:Building video editing workstation need some feedback on parts

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A:PC Keeps Freezing - Please Help Me Troubleshoot

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A:Troubleshoot Non-Stop BSOD

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A:Server spec v. hi spec workstation

Hi

I run a domain server, there are 2 hard wired PC's, 4 wireless laptops, and 1 media box.
Its spec is a HP XE310 with 1GHZ CPU and 256 meg of memory, it has been running for over 2 years and has never crashed or failed yet.
Over the time i have added HDD's upto 300GB in size.

I run azureus over night on it and it works fine.

I had a chat with someone on here who recommended Linux or Unix as a server, myself I run Windoze server 2000 but thats a personal choice.

regards
 

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A:Graphic Cards: Workstation vs. Gaming

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now there have always been softmod that you could do on a mainstream graphic card that can make it a workstation one like a geforce to quadro and a radeon 9800 to a firexl through freefirexl but you wouldnt see the perfromance increase and would be bugged continously by its drivers.these workstation cards offer features like occulsion culling,lossless depth z-buffer,line anti-alaising,accelarated clip region,clip planes.two sided lighting,opengl logic and overlay planes.a quadro for example can achieve 80 million lit and textured triangles per second fillrate.they also carry third generation vertex and pixel programibility.here is a qute from the manufacturers"Alias|Wavefront, Discreet, Softimage, and more. End users can take full advantage of the programmable NVIDIA Quadro FX architecture by enabling sophisticated real-time shaders to simulate a virtually unlimited range of physica l characteristics, such as lighting effects (fresnel effects, chromatic dispersion, reflection, refraction, BRDF models*, etc.) and even physical surface properties (such as casting effects, porosity, molded surfaces, etc.).

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there is also the issue of subpixel precision-"Sophisticated real-time effects typically involve multiple mathematical operations that demand high precision to maintain image quality. The NVIDIA Quadro® FX features 128-bit IEEE floating-point precision, making available millions of colors in a broad dynamic range. This results in the highest level of accuracy and the ultimate in visual quality.
High subpixel precision is another major contributor to image quality, addressing visual anomalies that cause models to "sparkle" or "crack." The NVIDIA Quadro FX virtually eliminates this problem by providing 12 bits of sub-pixel precision¡Xfour times higher precision than the nearest competitive product.

Precision continues to be a critical factor when rendering high quality antialiased images-for both line and full-scene antialiasing (FSAA). The NVIDIA Quadro FX architecture accelerates antialiased points and lines in hardware, and supports up to 16X FSAA. And unlike other competitive hardware, NVIDIA Quadro FX products drive FSAA up to a phenomenal 3840x2400 resolution"
besides these feature they carry the same old 8 pixel pipe line and are'nt clocked high compared to there counterpart mainstream cards.so i guess the mainstream cards and the workstation cards would run maya and 3ds max at pretty much the same speed but if you wan to make use of the above listed features your going to... Read more

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A:Any ideas how to troubleshoot STOP 0x1000007e ?

Your mini dump analysis shows you have a bad component... but sometimes this is caused by an infestation. Just about any component can be the cause.
We usually check memory first, then replace all drivers. Since this is difficult and time consuming, keep a running list of everything you try and every component you test.
Where are you getting your drivers? Try another source... such as the manufacturer of the component.
Sometimes it is helpful to go back to an earlier driver from the same source, or try a different source. Some driver sources can be found with a Google search.
Sometimes it is necessary to download the drivers to a site where you can find them, then remove or disable the existing driver.
Install the new drives in SAFE MODE if it will do that.
Usually this is a driver problem or a defective video graphics, sound, or modem card, or a memory failure. But can sometimes be the electrical interference of a bad cpu fan or power supply. It can also be a defective hard drive at times. Thus, you can have a long period of detection... as you obviously already know.
The first thing I would do, if it will stay on, is run MemTest86 for four hours or 7 passes... on each module, one at a time.
Then change out the video graphic card, then the sound card, one at a time...

Do you get the problem when you remove the sound card altogether?
I am sure other people on this forum will have good suggestions.
 

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A:Unexpected Increase in Memory

I think it takes your physical RAM and then adds the memory you have designated to be used as RAM from your HDD.
 

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A:Dell Precision 370 Workstation BIOS Factory Locked

What happens when you change the jumpers on the drives from cable select to jumper them as master and slaves?
These are normal settings for networked machines and servers. Who setup your system?
 

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Download and run www.memtest.org and let it run for 6 or 7 passes (takes a few hours) to test your ram.

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A:Building New Workstation (mobo help)

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A:Unexpected Shutdown during WinXP Install

Timing?

Do you notice that it shuts down at a particular interval? Like does it seem like it's around 11 minutes all the time? Or is it more random?
 

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A:read: Computer Won't POST? (How to troubleshoot)

Hi Tedster, this is a very nice troubleshooting guide.
Unfortunately, it did not work for me. Ive tried everything and no POST.. the monitor light stays amber. it seems like its receiving signal from the motherboard though cuz it would say "No Signal" if i disconnect it totally.

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Intel Celeron D 325 S478
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What brand/make is the computer? What motherboard? What OS are you using?

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A:Unexpected System Shutdown Issues...

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Try a different psu. It seems suspect to me.

Look at this psu calculator HERE

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A:Unexpected processor shutdown

Heat.
PSU.
RAM.

The heat issue can be checked with simply removing a side panel and directing a small fan towards the inside of the case on low. If it stops hanging than this is the problem.

The PSU issue is a little tougher to narrow down but basically involves investing in a new one, installing it and seeing if this corrects the hanging. DO NOT buy a cheap one.

The RAM can be tested by DLoading memtest and letting it run on one stick at a time for a few hours.

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patio.
 

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the idle temp became 40C
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how do u replace a fsb? do u just buy a new mobo?


normal mode

safe mode
 

A:hel me troubleshoot please

what are your system specs? like PSU, mobo, processor (what core), etc.

have you tried using another program to read your temps and whatever. try Everest. get it here

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A:System irregular poweroff stages - NEED HELP!

ok afew things to check .

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A:putting hard drive in workstation

do you know your way around a motherboard
have you installed HDD's before
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A:Can anyone help me troubleshoot an external enclosure for an old laptop drive?

format

Are you able to format the drive? You may just have a damaged partition and need to format it. Go right click on My Computer->Manage->Storage->Disk Management. Does the drive show up in there? If it does, does it say inactive, if it does activate it. If it doesn't, does it say unallocated?
 

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In the modern day of marketing common words are stretched to mean anything, no point in getting exited over meanings..

A workstation may mean just about any computing device sitting on your desktop.

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A:Unexpected shutdowns on laptop

Go to C:\windows\minidumps\ Select all the .dmp files. Right-click sending the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here
 

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A system conflict

What's the error message?

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I note you have been waiting two days for help. Sorry about that. I don't read the minidumps but the Event Viewer in windows XP is a great tool:
To access The Event Viewer:
Start> Run> cmd> type in eventvwr
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Description of the Event Viewer:




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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937455/en-us

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Your debugger is not using the correct symbolsClick to expand...

Best to post the dmp file itself in future. Otherwise just download the 100meg of Symbols for your Windows version.

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A:Unexpected Restart windows server 2003

Hi, what did Memtest show you? I read your minidump and it definitively cited memory corruption as your issue just like you posted.
 

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Both have crashed at bcmwl5.sys - INFO. See if you can update it.

BugCheck 1000000A, {82600000, 2, 1, 804ee422}
Probably caused by : bcmwl5.sys ( bcmwl5+5310 )
f8170000 f81cac00 bcmwl5 bcmwl5.sys Sat Feb 12 12:58:29 2005 (420D7EE5)
 

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A:Unexpected system crash with motufwa.sys

Same problem.

I am having this exact problem.
Your post is the only thing so far I have found on the net (in English) regarding the motufwa.sys error.
 

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A:Unexpected restarts Minidumps attached

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

All your minidumps crash with a bugcheck of A, several reference the driver vsp.sys. This is part of your Veritas software.

Try updating the vsp.sys driver. Check for any patches that might be available.

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OS-Win 10 pro
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A:Windows 10 unexpected kernel mode trap

Hi. . .

The 3 dumps were identical.

Probable cause listed as netio.sys, a Microsoft networking related driver. It is not the cause; merely a default.


See if Driver Verifier flags any 3rd party drivers - Driver Verifier - Windows 8.1, 8.0, 7 & Vista (BSOD-related)

Be sure that your networking drivers are updated (Ethernet & wifi -- even if not used).

Any such problems with the system under Windows 7?

Thanks for letting me process my 1st Windows 10 dump file! :)

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Code:


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp3_SysnativeFileCollectionApp.zip\073115-73609-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available


************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 8 Kernel Version 10240 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 10240.16393.amd64fre.th1_st1.150717-1719
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff803`e060d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff803`e0932030
Debug session time: Thu Jul 30 19:44:50.463 2015 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:11:32.171
Loading Kernel Symbols
..

Press ctrl-c (cdb, kd, ntsd) or ctrl-break (windbg) to abort symbol loads that take too long.
Run !sym noisy before .reload to track down problems loading symbols.

.............................................................
................................................................
................................................................
..
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
..........
Cannot read PEB32 from WOW64 TEB32 00009a0c - Win32 error 0n30
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007F, {8, ffffd0004b28bb30, ffffd0004b787fa0, fffff803e06b288b}

Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!MatchValues+1b8 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

Processing initial command '!analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck'
3: kd> !analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M (1000007f)
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Else
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Try Group Policy approach as described in Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

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All I can think of is licensing, upon a search I came across this:
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What is the exact make and model of your laptop? Please provide the full model number which may be located on a sticker on the underside.
 

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