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Home surveillance system custom build ideas?

Q: Home surveillance system custom build ideas?

Hello, im looking to build my own home surveillance system to act as a DVR with cameras. im looking to build it inside a normal midtower computer case. but I want all the cameras to be hooked directly to the computer and have a few terabytes of storage. some lists of ideas and/or builds you would like to share would be ideal.

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A: Home surveillance system custom build ideas?

Have you contacted NSA?

Ignore my stu-pid attempt at humor, I couldn't resist with all the NSA news going around. I'm sure someone with actual experience will join in.
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A:Frequent BSOD on custom build win7 home prem. x64

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's recently. Here's the information that I've compiled:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.-
Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum

Running Dec 2011 and Jan 2012 memory dumps (23 total)

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on Win7 systems due to the sptd.sys driver.
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

Lot's of STOP 0x124 errors in the memory dumps. These are primarily hardware problems - but can be caused by compatibility issues, low-level driver problems, or even malware. If the things that we suggest here don't work, please start with the free hardware diagnostics here: Hardware Diags

23 memory dumps
20 were STOP 0x124 errors
The only possible compatibility/low-level driver issue would be the AMD OverDrive driver.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center.
Please uninstall the AMD OverDrive program as it can cause BSOD's on your system.
If it's the stand-alone app, uninstall it via Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program
If it's in the AMD VISION Engine Control Center, you can uninstall it using the AMD uninstall tool (or uninstall the entire AMD VISION Engine Control Center application through Control Panel

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

I installed the latest Catalyst drivers today, and they didn't install the AMD OverDrive driver - so my current recommendation is to:
- download the latest ATI drivers for your video card from the ATI website.
- uninstall ALL ATI stuff from your system using Control Panel...Program...Uninstall a program
- install the freshly downloaded drivers.
- monitor for further BSOD's.

Beyond that, it's time to run the hardware diagnostics discussed above.

Further info on BSOD error messages available at:

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs:
- Create a System Restore Point prior to doing any of this. DO NOT mess with the drivers themselves - leave the Windows\System32\drivers directory ... Read more
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A:BSOD, Custom Build, about usbhub.sys and other probably system driver.

ok the probably system driver thing might be incorrect
this is ALL the information Debug gave to me (its not a lot):

fffff880`0691d000 fffff880`06970a80 lvrs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: lvrs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvrs64.sys
Image name: lvrs64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jan 17 22:40:36 2012 (4F166964)
CheckSum: 00061E9E
ImageSize: 00053A80
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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Unfortunately he tried to re-install so all I have is one .dmp file since the re-install.

0x7E dxgmms1.sys was the last one he encountered, I have an email with the other errors he got BSODs from:
0x7E aswmonflt.sys
0x1A ntoskrnl.exe
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His system specs are in my profile also.

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A:Random BSOD errors, new custom build system, tried reformat.

There is only one crash dump, which is not very informative itself.

It also appears that you already have uninstalled Avast which did not help.
But you havent employed an antivirus back. Which is not healthy. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Now, as you reported for versatile BSODs, better we take a memory test. Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the result. Further actions will be needed depending on the result.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff88007811d48, fffff880078115a0, fffff80002ac4fc4}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite+54 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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A:New custom build system. 60+ clean installs. Always random BSODs.

Hi and welcome,

Do the followings...
- Boot into Safe Mode with Networking
- Uninstall the Display Drivers including Catalyst Control Center
- Use Driver Sweeper to sweep the traces of the driver Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
- Install the latest version ATI Radeon
- Reboot into normal mode


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3D, {fffff8800b779fd0, 0, 0, fffff8800568b69d}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+4a69d )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Arg1: fffff8800b779fd0
Arg2: 0000000000000000
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: fffff8800568b69d

Debugging Details:
CONTEXT: fffff8800b779fd0 -- (.cxr 0xfffff8800b779fd0)
rax=fffff8800b77a9d0 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff8800b77aa20
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=fffbfa8009576020 rdi=fffffa8008685001
rip=fffff8800568b69d rsp=fffff8800b77a9b0 rbp=fffffa8008617000
r8=0000000000000000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffffa80088bbc80
r11=fffff8800b77aa38 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000001
r14=fffffa8008685000 r15=fffff8800b77ade0
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010282
fffff880`0568b69d 488b06 mov rax,qword ptr [rsi] ds:002b:fffbfa80`09576020=????????????????
Resetting default scope






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 0000000000000000 to fffff8800568b69d

fffff880`0b77a9b0 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : atikmdag+0x4a69d
fffff880`0568b69d 488b06 mov rax,qword ptr [rsi]


SYMBOL_NAME: atikmdag+4a69d


MODULE_NAME: atikmdag

IMAGE_NAME: atikmdag.sys


STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xfffff8800b779fd0 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3D_atikmdag+4a69d

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3D_atikmdag+4a69d

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> lmtsmn
start end module name
fffff880`05600000 fffff880`0563e000 1394ohci 1394ohci.sys Sat Nov 20 23:44:56 2010 (4CE7A6A8)
fffff880`00f7e000 fffff880`00fd5000 ACPI ACPI.sys Sat Nov 20 22:19:16 2010 (4CE79294)
fffff880`040ce000 fffff880`04157000 afd afd.sys Sat Nov 20 22:23:27 2010 (4CE7938F)
fffff880`04400000 fffff880`04416000 AgileVpn AgileVpn.sys Tue Jul 14 12:10:24 2009 (4A5BCCF0)
fffff880`01646000 fffff880`01696000 ahcix64s ahcix64s.sys Fri Dec 04 14:53:02 2009 (4B186B7E)
fffff880`06067000 fffff880`0607b000 amdiox64 amdiox64.sys Fri Feb 19 04:17:53 2010 (4B7D5A21)
fffff880`04347000 fffff880`0435c000 amdppm amdppm.sys Tue Jul 14 11:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD)
fffff880`00c83000 fffff880`00c8e000 amdxata amdxata.sys Sat Mar 20 05:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
fffff880`00c50000 fffff880`00c59000 atapi atapi.sys Tue Jul 14 11:19:47 2009 (4A5BC113)
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A:BSOD - new home build system. Randomly crashes.


Update Intel Storage drivers.*&lang=eng
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A:Homeland Security Ransomware hacked surveillance system??

Also wanted to add a side note, when it's loading the camera picture, there's at least a 10-20 second delay before it pulls the picture. Two examples... When you turn the computer on, and the virus loads up, there's a black box where the camera feed will eventually be. It stays black/blank for the 10-20 seconds, then it loads the picture that is being displayed on the surveillance system monitor. We played around with it to try to figure it out a little more, and found that if you change the surveillance system to a different camera, the surveillance system of course works as normal and immediately changes the picture, but after the 10-20 seconds on the virus window, it will then change the picture there too, to whatever you changed it to on the surveillance system. There's about a 10-20 second delay. It's just so so weird...
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A:Ideas for new build please

It's always better to run one single, faster card than go for two lower versions if possible as a single card removes the complexities of running two or more GPUs. A HD 7970 running 1080p will be fine for every game you can throw at it.

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With your budget you could easily use 120-256GB SSD alongside a 7,200RPM mechanical disk with 1-4TB capacity. I will be building pretty much the same build as you shortly and intend to use a 256GB Crucial RealSSD M4 SSD alongside a couple of 4TB Hitachi Deskstar 7k4000 6Gb/s mechanical disks.
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A:Random BSOD on new build, Any ideas?

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A:Any ideas for a combination for a computer build?

At that price point, it's crucial to decide what the PC will be used for; for gaming, more should be spent on the graphics card. If you intend to run programs that are CPU and memory intensive, such as Photoshop or audio/video conversion, you'll want a faster CPU and more RAM. Being that there are a huge number of choices involved even in a $600 build, if you want any meaningful replies, you'll have to elaborate on the intended use of the machine. Also, $600 will not get you a powerhouse no matter what the intended use, so it's doubly important to make all your choices carefully and look for sales once you decide on your path.
Early on you must also decide whether to go with Intel or AMD, as many subsequent choices depend on this. For gamers on a budget, AMD is usually the best choice. For those requiring more computing power or faster memory, Intel CPUs are the way to go.​ I could make a comprehensive list for you (after you provide some more info), but then other users may give you an equally valid list that's completely different than mine. In the end, it takes a certain amount of research on your part​(reading reviews, articles, and user reviews on NewEgg, TigerDirect, Amazon, etc.) before you'll be comfortable making the purchases. Take your time and enjoy the process, because when it's done it's sort of a letdown; you're ready to build another one! But also each build is something to be proud of (if it works!), and all the more so if you hand-picked all the parts yourself.​ ​
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A:Easy Custom image + custom recovery OEM like system?

OKi.. update. I see now more how this program will work. shame its all working fine with .hta, .vbs and .bat.
ANyway, a full gui app will be present in windows 7 and lets a person set up all his wishes and desires for how he wishes ot have his recovery partitions system set up, incl. the option of other partitions to include in this.

When everything is done, a mikepe disk is created (a custom recovery disk which inclues a wimpe native application of this program ) which will run the precompiled settings from win 7 and will rebuild the partitions, all ready to go. It will also link this system to one single computer only (due to licensing issues and piracy protection.. I'm guessing the latter is easily hacked lol). Anyway, after that, it's all just some hours of installoing, setting up, and voila off to go.

A base windows 7 installation (no extra programs), will create a recovery partition of ~ 3 GB and will be redeploiyed all set to go with your own old account and password in less than 5 minutes.

If you add all your own programs etc, the rebuild can take up to 1 hour.

Still much faster than installing windows, changing all your settings, creating yoru account, installing all those programs... etc.

Will also I think add several boot options, as to recover damaged boot loaders, including support for adding boot entries and back up of linux, vista, xp any OS partitions. You will also be able to give the boot entries any name u fancy like:

my fancy win7 box
my rusty xp box
my crappy vista nostalgia
my lovely linux flavour
my recovery partition (SUCK)

What this program WILL NOT support (at least in 1st release) is:

support for dynamic disks
recovery of OEM partitions (well, only if it is intact, but only boot entry is corrupted, else this partition will be REMOVED, FORMATTED and REPLACED by your home recovery system).

pros: no need to pay lots when warranty has expired to reinstall a working recovery system
rebuild your boot manager
save installation time.. a one time configuration is all
option to use as a backup system of any or all partitions
rename drives and letter assignments consistently and safely
have ALL your custom programs installed in yoru recovery image instead of OEM defined layout and programs

(this is both a con/pro depending on which camp you are in?):
accessing low level kernel system, like antivirus progs, meaning meddling with the protection might lead ot serious damage of system (aka tampering with it/cracking it might be risky)

ps. ask hackers, I don't know how to hack and they seem to know it all so
erm, I don't really know hmm, not compatible with OEM recovery system?
but then again, if you still have the recovery discs form OEM, they should be able to recover their system and
overwriting your own so no worries.

PPS. I have written to Microsoft to see if any licensing options to include a binary with this program, in which case, no need for WAIK either which is a bit annoying for an average home user (an additional 1.3 GB download just to get this all to run seemlessly)
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A:Build for a custom, what do you think?

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I would ditch that unless your an overclocker, which you don't look like. If you are in fact, an overclocker, I point you toward a sturdy cooler and a better processor, i'm sure the e5200 isn't going to break any records, but it is a good CPU for the price.

PNY is not know for their quality or performance, actually I don't know them at all. OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2VU8004GK - Retail, but staying with the PNY seems just fine, I like OCZ more though.

The powersupply is a weak point, go with the CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail at $60.

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That isn't necessary but if it makes you feel better, and you don't mind buying one.

SAPPHIRE 100255HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail is a MUCH better graphics card, a little bit more expensive, the 9400 isn't very good.

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail is a superior motherboard, but it is more expensive and no doubt you could live off the one you mentioned above.

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A:My first custom build PC

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I am a PC building noob and I am following a guide ( Is this guide up to date and usable?
I play source games and I want to be able to record sometimes and get at least 30 fps on most games, the graphics quality must be around med-high.
My components; please tell me if I can get it cheaper somewhere else, and if they aren't compatible what do I need instead? I am building a gaming rig as cheaply as possible without getting 4fps on every game like I do on my 1.8 GHz laptop with 3gb of ram...
Case: cases
Price: 53
Price: 90
Motherboard: motherboard
Price: 85
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A:Custom build help

When you are seeking help you need to post your system component specs. Motherboard; EXACT make, model and revision (if applicable). Processor; EXACT make, model and stepping. Memory; EXACT make and model. Graphics Card (if installed); EXACT make and model. Power Supply; EXACT make and model. Provide links to the components. Also post the operating system.

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A:Custom build will not remain on

Take your motherboard out and put it on a non conducting surface. Plug in the bare minimum components for turning the PC on (one stick of ram, on-board graphics instead of video card, no hard drives / cd-rom.) This will help to rule out other things.

Find someone to let you test your other components on to make sure they're OK.

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A:Help with BSOD, custom build

I found a missing bit in some of the registers of your CPU. This can occur from a driver bug, but very unlikely. Most often, this is caused by a malfunctioning CPU. CPU malfunctioning can occur internally (meaning a bad CPU), or externally from a bad motherboard, a bad PSU, or overheating or an unstable overclocked state.

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A:Dell or Custom build?

Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

I know what nearly everybody on TechSpot will tell you: build your own!

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A:BSOD on new custom build

Hey and welcome to SevenForums!

Please read the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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A:BSOD on Custom Build


Your CPU seems to be overclocked and if i am not mistaken, it is intentional.

Core 0Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 ?C
Thread 1
Thread 2
Core 1
Core Speed: 4499.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 45.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 34 ?C
Thread 1
Thread 2
Core 2
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 32 ?C
Thread 1
Thread 2
Core 3
Core Speed: 4599.7 MHz
Multiplier: x 46.0
Bus Speed: 100.0 MHz
Temperature: 26 ?C
Thread 1
Thread 2

Overclocking is the best way to make a system unstable, crash , freeze or blue screen. First logical steps in BSOD troubleshooting is nothing but reverting any changes made to the CPU/RAM frequency and voltage modifications. You should first uninstall "Asus AI suit III" otherwise it will auto overclock the system. Then enter BIOS setup and load "optimal default values".

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A:Custom build question(s)

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A:Custom Build PC - Advice

Corsair HX 620W CPU to expand...

This is a POWER SUPPLY, not a CPU, and its also better than the one you selected, however it is still over kill for a single 9800gt.
I would use this power supply:

And please remind me about pounds to USD conversions........

And this RAM is much cheeper for the same thing:

Should I get a better Graphic Card?Click to expand...

That depends on how much you are willing to pay. Maybe give us a budget?

Will my hardware work for vista?
Will I need a sound card or make do with the one on board?
Do I need a wireless network card?Click to expand...

It should work with vista but i would recommend buying Vista 64 bit then getting this 4gig pair of ram:
No you will not need one, same with the network card. Though i would recommend a different motherboard.
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A:BSOD on custom build

Hi swashbuckler and Welcome.

Usual causes: Device driver

Your latest dump file blames ntkrnlmp.exe which is a Windows System file and is highly unlikely to be the cause.
Old and incompatible drivers can and do cause issues with Windows 7, often giving false error codes.

As a Priority:

atikmdag.sys Fri Nov 26 02:46:44 2010 Many people have been having issues with Catalyst 10.12, which is what you currently have installed. Update to the new version following these guidelines.
Download Catalyst v11.1.**
Download and install Driver Sweeper.
Boot to Safe Mode
Uninstall your current Catalyst SetUp.
Run Driver Sweeper to clean up any left overs.
Reboot to Normal Mode.
Install your new Catalyst SetUp.
** Note!! Any WHQLCatalyst SetUp v10.3 - v11.1 can be used except v10.12 (which is not WHQL).

Outdated Drivers. Update:

L1C62x64.sys Wed Apr 01 06:09:17 2009 Atheros Drivers. AR813x-AR815x v1.0.0.46 WHQL.rar. Under the Atheros AR81Family Windows Driver x86/x64(Win7,Vista, XP, Server 2003) header.

Bugcheck Analysis
Loading Dump File [C:\DUMPS\swashbuckler\020611-10779-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a49000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c86e50
Debug session time: Sun Feb 6 10:49:19.870 2011 (UTC + 0:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:31.306
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {1, 2, 8, 1}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiPageFault+260 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 0000000000000001, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000008, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 0000000000000001, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002cf10e0


00000000`00000001 ?? ???

PROCESS_NAME: lotroclient.ex




TRAP_FRAME: fffffa8005757650 -- (.trap 0xfffffa8005757650)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffffa80064daf60 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff88002f22750
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A:Custom Build Problems

spudy12 said:

Firstly, when it turns on. I turn it on, it will then turn itself off and on, off and on anywhere from 5 - 20 times before properly turning on and staying on.. what is this about?! Click to expand...

I'm not going to be much help, but if it switches off immediately this is usually a sign of a major problem such as the CPU fan not spinning properly because of a cable stuck in it or something. Have you tried turning it on with the case open so you can see the CPU fan to check if it moves?

spudy12 said:

Next if I install the intel hd4000 drivers for the onboard graphics, it will work fine till reboot, then it'll turn on and everything will come up with errors then it will blue screen. I have to go back in to safemode and uninstall the driver so I can use it. Only works with standard VGA driver. Click to expand...

I've had something similar in the past with a bad driver. If there are any other/older versions of the driver on the intel website, try those.

spudy12 said:

I then decided to put my graphics card in, (Nvidia GTX 295) installed the latest drivers, disabled onboard (even in BIOS) and this will also cause it to blue screen.Click to expand...

Weird. Have you completely cleared the old drivers out just to be sure there isn't a conflict?

spudy12 said:

Next if the SSD is plugged in to the Intel chipset SATA ports on the motherboard, it will crash on boot. Only boots if its connected to the marvel chipset SATA ports. Click to expand...

No idea.

spudy12 said:

Anyone give me any advice at all? At a loss

Also, running mem test, it runs fine etc, however my RAM it picks up 16gb but says its only 665mhz? could this suggest faulty RAM? Running test, passed okay so far. Will update when it finishesClick to expand...

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A:BSOD on a custom build

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A:BSOD Custom build help

CCC 14.12 WHQL works better with R9 cards, as far as I have seen. Get it from Download Drivers and see how it goes.

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*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8801111fdbb, fffff880081d2228, fffff880081d1a80}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+c7dbb )

Followup: MachineOwner

6: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Some common problems are exception code 0x80000003. This means a hard
coded breakpoint or assertion was hit, but this system was booted
/NODEBUG. This is not supposed to happen as developers should never have
hardcoded breakpoints in retail code, but ...
If this happens, make sure a debugger gets connected, and the
system is booted /DEBUG. This will let us see why this breakpoint is
Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: fffff8801111fdbb, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: fffff880081d2228, Exception Record Address
Arg4: fffff880081d1a80, Context Record Address

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The memory could not be %s.

fffff880`1111fdbb 488b83a8060000 mov rax,qword ptr [rbx+6A8h]

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880081d2228 -- (.exr 0xfffff880081d2228)
ExceptionAddress: fffff8801111fdbb (atikmdag+0x00000000000c7dbb)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: 00000000000006a8
Attempt to read from address 00000000000006a8

CONTEXT: fffff880081d1a80 -- (.cxr 0xfffff880081d1a80;r)
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=00000000003c0000 rdi=0000000000000002
rip=fffff8801111fdbb rsp=fffff880081d2460 rbp=fffffa80088b6060
r8=0000000000000002 r9=000000f416368000 r10=0000000000000000
r11=fffff880081d2690 r12=fffffa80088c5c80 r13=fffffa8007b19f00
r14=fffffa800b6ca010 r15=fffff88011058000
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fffff880`1111fdbb 488b83a8060000 mov rax,qword ptr [rbx+6A8h] ds:002b:00000000`000006a8=????????????????
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rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=00000000003c0000 rdi=0000000000000002
rip=fffff8801111fdbb rsp=fffff880081d2460 rbp=fffffa80088b6060
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bump #1 just got another bsod. posting updated zip file. tia.
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A:BSOD Custom Build

Hi Kimbroughhg.

When there are multiple bugchecks without any finite probable cause, the first impression goes to hardware. Some of the crash dumps also indicates it.

BugCheck A, {2db, 2, 1, fffff8000229743d}

Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiTimerExpiration+1d )

Followup: MachineOwner

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800d268028, b0800000, 40151}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner
Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Overclocked? It should be 4000 MHz.

CP F/M/S Manufacturer MHz
6 21,2,0 AuthenticAMD 4334
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

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Two more actions are must.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

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Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
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Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
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The Xeon E5-1650 that is in the HP Z420 is an aging processor. I would recommend something newer. I would take a look at the HP workstation site before making a decision through a 3rd party seller like

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kd> lmvm AsUpIO
start end module name
8d8b2000 8d8b31a0 AsUpIO (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: AsUpIO.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\AsUpIO.sys
Image name: AsUpIO.sys
Timestamp: Mon Aug 02 21:48:02 2010 (4C578362)
CheckSum: 0000BEF9
ImageSize: 000011A0
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is Asus Monitoring driver and as you can see is quite old. It most likely comes with Asus AI Suite and can be downloaded from Asus web site for your board. Motherboards - P8H67-M PRO - ASUS

If you do not already have them please download and install CPUz (CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting) and GPUz (GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility) Make sure not to download any of the junk ware they may try to install with the program, you can just uncheck the boxes and not install those add on..

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Can you be a little more specific about your BSODs, for instance, do they happen when you run a specific program, or only in gaming or while performing some specific action. We will get to some testing once you answer the questions and upload the screenshots in the manner of the tutorial I linked to. I just need to know as many specifics as I can about your machine and what programs, if any, that cause tour computer to BSOD.

You are also going to need a monitoring program for your CPU and GPU temps. If you have none, I can suggest a couple.

If you don't understand anything I ask or want an explanation, feel free to ask. I don't mind explaining.
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A:No picture on custom build

If it was bought from a shop then the first thing I would do is take it back to the them as a warranty issue.

If not, things I would check are:

1) Ensure that all the cables and cards are correctly seated inside the case. Remove each one and reseat it securely one at a time.

2) Does the motherboard have any onboard video? If yes, try booting using that.

3) Exactly what make and model is the motherboard, RAM, case, power supply, hard drives etc. Include links to the components if possible. How many case fans does the system have?

4) Do you have, or can you get hold of another, known working, monitor just to test to make sure its not the monitor itself at fault?

5) Do you have, or have access to any other, known working graphics card that will fit in the system?

Its possible the the graphics card has developed a fault, or even had a minor fault when you got it which has got worse.
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A:Instaling w7 to new custom build PC

Hi HeartbeatSensor,

After installing Windows 7 you're up and running, but with alot of generic built in drivers. In order to play games properly you also need to download the drivers for your Graphiccard & chipset drivers.

In order to find these, visit the manufacturers website.
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A:Upgrading my custom build pc

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread in the appropriate forum.

Please don`t post questions in threads that are nothing to do with the subject you want to discuss. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Basic system info:
Windows 7 Professional (x64) retail
Fresh installation in March onto SSD

Hardware - Custom Build
Built in January but uses some older parts:
CPU: AMD Phenom II 720
Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD Evo
GPU: Evga GTS 250 superclocked (used this card for a few years now)
Ram: Kingston hyperx KHX1333C7D3K4 (2 x 2gb)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 E 60gb

No memtest detected issues as on late April
No prime95 errors or induced crashes as of late April
If there's any other information or tests that might help please let me know.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSoD on Custom Build

Unfortunately there were no dumps in your file but I found one major candidate for BSODs

DAEMON Tools Lite "c:\program files (x86)\daemon tools lite\dtlite.exe" -autorun KevinX3-720-Win\KevinX3-720 HKU\S-1-5-21-601797764-46032973-68966091-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Uninstall, and de-install the driver after this tut:
DuplexSecure - FAQ
There are several substitutes for Daemon tools without harmful side effects
Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview
SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive
Gizmo Central -- Enliven your PC
There were a couple BSODs (03/28 and 04/20) referring to your Roxio Software with the directive to update the PX engine from here
PX Engine - Description and Download
or uninstall it completely if you don't use it.

Boot into Safe mode and see if the comp crashes there, too
if not activate Driver Verifier to force some dumps to narrow down the problem and post any new dumps
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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A:My custom build pc nightmare

Please don't double post.

See here.

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A:New custom PC build that will not start up

Make sure the motherboard isn't touching anything it shouldn't.

Sounds like it could be shorting out.

Passed that it could be an psu issue.
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Thanks In Advance.

A:Custom Build PC Random BSOD sometimes

Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC

Hello, My friend has a Custom Built computer (1Y old) and now he has problems his computer crashing with the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE message. I hope someone can help us finding the problem any help is appreciated.

Thanks In Advance.

Before we can get to the underlying issue (Probably USB) There is a driver that needs to be updated or removed. Yours is from 2005


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).
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A:Custom Build with Win 7 not connecting to modem

System restore is made to roll back your machine to before when the problematic updates were installed.

After that you can figure out which update caused the problem and right click to "hide the update" so it won't install again.

System Restore
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A:How do I begin to build a custom computer?

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A:Custom Build Start-Up Trouble

Hello, yeah it could be the motherboard, but first just start taking out components until the computer starts. You can also get a flash light and see if any capacitors are bulging or exploded on your motherboard and video card.
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