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Desktop freezing

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Windows 7 x64, Dell XPS 8300, Nvidia GT 530 (windows updated drivers). 

 

 

I'm having an issue on one of my desktops with the desktop freezing (multiple times a day but it BSOD twice). I cannot use the mouse or keyboard but if you have task mgr open, you can see the processes move and Pandora will continue to play (if it's open). You can put the computer to sleep and wake it up and it's fine. It's been scanned with multiple antivirus/mailware programs without finding anything.

 

Had the new Nvidia drivers on the system but removed those. I didn't do a clean uninstall of the old drivers. I'll do that when I have time today. All the software should all be up to date on the system.

 

 

Here is what BlueScreenView gives me:

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Dump File         : 100713-15693-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 10/7/2013 10:31:38 AM
Bug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code    : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1       : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2       : fffff800`030d2b80
Parameter 3       : fffff880`0ab77e70
Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75b80
File Description  : NT Kernel & System
Product Name      : Microsoft

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Use nvidia 312.44 WHQL driver, 320.xx series above are buggy.

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If that is a Dell card use the Dell drivers. Dell does something with the firmware on the cards that can cause random issues with the card manufacturer drivers.

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Done. Used drive sweeper and installed 314.07 (which was closest I could find) and that didn't help. Still froze up.

 

I loaded up WhoCrashed and it gave 2 unknown crashes (listed above) and one known crash from a piece of software. I have removed that software, so hopefully, things will be better. I hope.

 

Thanks.

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This might sound crazy, but have you tested the memory? I have had that same driver give me BSOD's and in both instances, swapping out the RAM with new sticks cleared up the issue. It seems different given the way you described the problem... but maybe worth a try.

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I haven't tried the memory yet. If it happens again, I'll swap it. I did swap the video card with another, just in case it was that. Thanks.

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Looks like memory for sure. Run Memtest

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Froze again. I'm going to change out the memory.

 

Memtest shows no errrors. Though, the computer I put the ram into had to restart Explorer as soon as I logged in.

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Froze again.... Is there a pulling out hair icon?  :laugh:

 

Systems log is the only log that captured anything. 

 

4:36:09pm

The system is entering sleep.

Sleep Reason: Button or Lid

4:36:09pm

The system time has changed to ?2013?-?10?-?11T20:36:09.121000000Z from ?2013?-?10?-?11T20:36:09.124301000Z.

4:36:05pm

The Pml Driver HPZ12 service entered the stopped state.

4:28:25pm

The Application Experience service entered the running state.

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Well, I believe it's the USB driver for the mouse and keyboard.

 

1) Took the hard drive and put it in another XPS 8300 and issues continued.

2) Switched out Keyboard/Mouse and issue continues.

 

Tried to update the USB driver, in the administrator account, but that didn't seem to help. I'm going to try to uninstall the keyboard and mouse and have them reinitialize.

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Maybe delete the USB driver, and run windows update see if there is a newer one on there

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I'll give that a try. thanks.

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