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Whenver I do a system restore to a previous date, the system restore feature goes through its routines then on startup it says the the restore was unsuccessful. I suspect the restore points are corrupted - is there any way to restore my computer to a previous date using system restore now?

Thanks

s




Just now I tried to use System Restore to revert to a previous state because, on booting, I was warned that a file named in the system.ini file was missing or corrupt.

I know for certain that I have made three or four manual system restore points earlier this year, but when I opened the System Restore app and selected the radio button to restore to an earlier date I found this situation:

First, the calendar window's title bar said "Saturday 30 December 1899" (yes, 1899) and then I was warned "There are no restore points created yet for this day. To restore immediately, pick another day and restore point, and then try again.."

I have since made a restore point manually, but I still get the same message. I cannot access my new restore point.

BTW, the "missing file" problem seems to have resolved itself. Which I find faintly disturbing.

Can anybody help me regain the use of System Restore? I have checked the "Disable System Restore" setting in the Troubleshooting tab of the File System Properties window and it is unchecked.

Best regards




Hello! i have a serious problem...

i was uninstalling an antivirus program, which made windows xp (sp3) restart itself.
by doing so windows made a restore point. during the boot-up windows stuck to a black screen and i assumed it's because BIOS messed up the order of my boot-hdds, so i quickly disconnected the external USB harddrive (which i also assumed was listed as the first boot-hdd). the boot-up then continued (i didnt need to restart, so my previous assumptions were right) and windows started normally. but when i tried to access my external drive it gave me an error

" J: not accessible. the disk structure is corrupt and unreadable. "

the disk was only holding back-up data (files) and was using NTFS. in the disk manager it now says RAW.

what can i do to get NTFS back on my external harddrive without loosing the files?

btw, restoring prior to the uninstall gives me the following msg

"changes made to drive J: cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from System restore monitoring, or was turned off, or removed. "

please help




Hi.

Been using Windows 7 Beta and on release date downloaded Win 7 RC through Technet.
Using it as my primary OS until er... well today.

I have a logitech 4000 webcam, I plugged it in and without fail the RC grabbed the files from the web and installed the camera. However there was no control of the camera outside of an app that uses it, such as MSN live messenger or skype etc.. So I grabbed the installation files to the quickcam studio on the logitech site for Vista x64 (assumed this was the closeset match).

Program would run and unzip but before installation would say "this product is not designed for your OS" and it would promptly quit. I decided to emulate Windows Vista x64 with SP2 in this case and ran the program with admin rights. This proved to be quite a major disaster, to say the least. As the application tried to install it ran through normal procedures but in very slow time. Every time the installer tried to do something to the system, various applications would crash and cause memory page fault errors saying the memory couldnt be read.

This affected regedit, the windows fault logging / reporting utility, the login GUI menu system, wdm,exe and quite a few various other critical executable files. The installation did not complete, by this time I was a bit worried about all the constant errors so powered off the machine and turned it back on.

Windows 7 RC now actually boots, but all the files mentioned and more must be utterly corrupt. Upon logging in the screen goes to black, the circular mouse cursor just spins conintuously and over the period of about 5 minutes various critical services and executables die on their asses with the message about memory not being able to be read.

Whilst I can see that this is my fault and I can't really lay blame with the OS for this happening I'm a little distrubed at the options I have presented to me when trying to recover the system.

I booted off the DVD and hit "repair my system". The auto check assumes everything is perfectly fine as it says the OS "Booted last time around" and that's where it stops checking, even when all the critical system files are absoultely stuffed. I managed to get a command prompt up and ran a thorough chkdsk on the installation drive and it found 0 errors. I tried to go back to the main installation prompt for Win 7 and there is no "repair" feature.

Now this boggles my mind, back in the days of XP you could run the recovery console, but better still you could enter the installation process again and point the installer at the partition / installation of windows. It would then go off and verify/copy back over all the system files it believed to be corrupt or otherwise, thus restoring windows back to normal without any issue at all.

7 years on an 2 iterations of Windows later and as far as I can see this feature has been totally removed.
The automatic "check my system and repair it" functions seem to be totally useless if vital system files corrupted and there doesn't seem to be any choice at all to run a repair of this fashion? The only thing left for me is an option that says to install windows to the same partition where the existing installation will be renamed as Windows.old, which I REALLY do not want to do.

Am I missing something here?
Can someone set me straight and tell me how the hell I'm supposed to recover the system with these tools?
They seem completely useless to me.

PS- I have no system restore points to revert to, I feel I shouldn't have to rely on system restore points when there should be an option to repair like XP had...

Paul




Really fun things happen if your laptop falls off the bed while you're asleep.

In Windows, I can no longer log off/reboot/shut down normally (Linux, however, is fine). Also, if I put my laptop to sleep in Windows, it will inexplicably refuse to wake up (again, Linux can wake up just fine somehow).

A couple days after it fell, there were some Windows Updates to install, after which I was required to reboot. I do. It's installing the updates. 10 minutes pass. 20 minutes pass. It still hasn't rebooted, and still says it's installing updates. This is what I mean when I say it can't reboot normally; it never finishes. I had to force the power off even though it was mid-update.

The reason I'm telling you about this failed Windows Update is because it was immediately after this that Windows started asking me to check for disk errors on boot. If I let it, it gives me an error message saying something about "a recently installed program", and that I need to use System Restore before I can use CHKDSK.

Fair enough. I try to use System Restore. But I can't. And do you know why it can't? Because Windows has detected file system corruption on my drive, and I must check the disk for errors before it can be restored. From there, it gives me the option to use CHKDSK. You know, the same thing that told me to do a System Restore first.
Rinse, repeat, facepalm.

Get all that?

Windows and all my installed programs on it run fine. Except for the fact that you cannot shut it off, wake it up, use a restore point, listen to anything with a right audio signal, browse the SD card, or open a folder without having to wait 15 seconds, it's almost like nothing ever happened to it.

This is not good. What do I do?




I bought my HP Pavillion dm4 about a month ago and until recently, it had been working great and really fast while on the internet. Then lately, it started to load normal pages at half its speed, taking time to even load google. When playing MMOs like World of Warcraft, I was a lot laggier than i normally am, dropping framerates by 30-40 per second, even though my task manager said nothing else was running in the background. I thought something was wrong and my suspicions were correct after i found my WoW account to be hacked. I managed to recover my account and change the user/pass but my computer was still slow so i suspected that it was a virus. I uninstalled Norton Antivirus because it couldnt pick up on anything and got Sunbelt Vipre to try and solve the issue. Unfortunately, Vipre didn't pick up on anything either. I wanted to try to System Restore to remove any sort of keylogger or virus that was causing my computer to be so slow and hack my accounts. But when I tried to do the restore, picking the nearest restore point, it was stuck at "Initializing System Restore..." for nearly 3 hours. I had to hard reset the computer and try again at a different restore point, but I got the error message, "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's systems files settings were not changed. The file or directory is corrupted and undreadable (0x80070570)." Then after clicking Run System Restore it gives me the error message "There was an unexpected error: Catastropic failure (0x8000FFFF)" I've also tried the following:

-CheckDisk in safe mode, using command prompt as admin, and checkdisk at startup (this one took the longest, nearly 4 hours, and when i woke up the next morning i hadnt seen any changes)
-Defrag in safe mode and normal (either way it would get stuck on 79% Analysis and then freeze), I managed to get defrag to work after a few resets and after disabling my antivirus/firewall. Still it did not make a difference and I was still unable to System Restore.
-SFC using command prompt as admin

Please help as I really cannot afford to buy another computer and other than the fact that it is running at half its speed and cannot system restore, the computer is able to function normally.




Earlier today, I tried to uninstall Office 2007 Trial (which had expired) from my Gateway PC. I have already installed Office 2010 Trial, so both programs are on the PC right now. I could not get the program to uninstall in the Control Panel, so I decided to leave the Office 2007 program on the PC until I could remove 2010, having concerns about a conflict. I decided to restore the PC to June 25th (a recommended restore point). After the restore, the monitor defaulted to the Gateway home screen, most of my factory installed programs had disappeared from the programs window and almost all of my desktop icons were gone. I now have a "GfxUI is not working" error window and I receive the "windows cannot access the specified path..." message whenever I try and open files. The files are only findable by entering file names. They don't show up in the Documents setting. Also, I have no Internet Explorer. A startup message tells me I am only logged on temporarily, even though I am the system administrator. The only odd thing about the system restore was a prompt to empty the Recycle Bin with a message that some files were corrupted. I'm dead in the water. I have 64 bit Windows 7. I thought about using Device Manager to uninstall the Intel graphics driver, but was worried that I could not re-install without access to the Intel site. Help, please!




I've used system restore with great success. For some reason, it didn't work and I'm wondering about how it works and what might have happened.

I installed a sound card and it's drivers that came in the box. It went smooth and I had sound. I had a couple little pops and ticks that I'd see if the most current drivers would make go away. I set a restore point and started the new driver install.
The new driver install rebooted the computer without warning and came up with no sound and even messed up the drivers on another sound card I have in the machine. So I went back the the pre-driver-update restore point (the one I made after installing the
first drivers). Normally at this point I would have the machine in the state it was at that restore point, but I didn't have sound in the new soundcard and clicking icons which pointed to programs from the first install would just give the hour glass and
then do nothing. So something didn't quite work.

I am wondering, is this directly related to the fact that the drivers rebooted the machine?

Maybe a restore point created during the same boot as an abnormal shutdown will be corrupt because of caching or something?

Thanks.




I cannot get the system restore function to restore to any
restore point I've tried. It goes through all the motions
and then when it reboots I get the message "your computer
cannot be restored to [any date I chose] restore point",
or something very similar.

Can anyone offer any advice please? I run NAV and so that
problem should not be a virus.

I don't know what I should do about this, as I have found
the system restore very useful. As my graphics card
driver appears to be corrupted now it would be good to be
able to restore it to a time it wasn't corrupted, instead
I have to go through a load of rigmarole to reintall it
(if I can even find it!). Any advice would be great.

Thanks,

pammi




Every time I turn on my computer for the day within 5 minutes it shuts down
and reboots and comes up normally. Then displays the Severe Error Message
(Asks if I would like to send a report to Microsoft). The message displays
this:

Error Signatu
BCCode: 100000d1 BCP1:00000001 BCP2: 00000002 BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: F83BA600 OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP: 2_0 Product 768_1

And gives me option to view the log file which points to these folders:

C:Documents and SettingLocal SettingTempWER4594.dir00Mini011005-01.dmp
C:Documents and SettingLocal SettingTempWER4594.dir00sysdata.xml

In the path of the Temp folder above, the WER4594.dir00 does not exist.

I do find the file Mini011005-01.dmp in the C:WINDOWS
MinidumpMini011005-01.dmp, but cannot find the sysdata.xml file anywhere on
my computer.

The Mini011005-01.dmp file I believe is a machine code memory dump, not
human readable.

My computer is Windows XP with SP2 and is fully up to date with all
Microsoft updates. My McAfee AV does not find any viruses (I am also going to
run the on-line scanner from Trend-Micro) but I don't believe a virus is the
culprit. Up to date AD-AWARESE and Spy Sweeper find nothing either.

After the Machine boots up it is very stable for the rest of the day !

I have tried the correction for a corrupted System Restore and page file
settngs but this has not helped.

How can I find what is causing the problem ?

--
Thanks
Jeff




Dear Chad Harris,

It sems you know about this issue.
My situation:
Windows XP professional. SP2 is installed.
Machine is getting slow.
I wanted to use the system restore facility torepair this.
The system restore programme does not start at all (it worked before after
installation of SP2):"System Restore Application has encountered a problem
and needs to close." error report:
"AppName: rstrui.exe AppVer: 5.1.2600.2180 ModName: srrstr.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00009826"

Since I upgraded with SP2, I can not carry out the system repair from the CD
ROM, because it sees that I have a newer version.
Wat now?

Thanks for replying.
Jan

"Chad Harris" wrote:

Phyllis--

In summary--to go to SP2 you need Win XP Home or Pro, Tablet PC or Windows
Media Center Edition, not necessarily SP1. Add/Remove is the best way to
remove the SP. It's installation does set a restore point automatically and
you can use SR, but it's not the best practices way--Add/Remove is. SR can
have a problem with SPs but usually does not. References below:

You can put winver in the run box, or go to IE or OE Help About and see what
version she has. You can upgrade to SP2 however, from any Home or Pro XP
box. See:

What To Know Before You Download and Install XP SP2: System Requirements for
SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/s...on126121120120

Installing SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/default...psp2getinstall

SP2 Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/default...S;windowsxpsp2
If you are running one of the following versions of Windows, you can update
it with Service Pack 2:

• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

• Microsoft Windows XP Professional

You cannot use Windows XP SP2 to update the following operating systems:

• Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition or other earlier Windows
operating systems

• Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003

• Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition

The best practices way to go back to the previous OS before the SP, is to
uninstall SP2 from Add/Remove, however you can use System Restore. MSFT has
a KB though, that says it can fail. The install for SP2 does set a restore
point. I've seen it work, but there isn't 100% guarantee, so I'd use
Add/Remove which works well.

How To Remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 From Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp

You can but don't usually have a problem using SR to restore to before a
recent SP installation, so that's one reason to use Add/Remove as MSFT
instructs. See:

PRB: Windows System Restore Does Not Monitor Windows Installer Patch (.msp)
Files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];814833

If you have a problem that you want to try to reverse, keep in mind you
can System Restore in SP2 to try to make things right after you install it.

System Restore
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm

This is an excellent reference, but I noticed one of the write-ups says that
SR should not be enabled during program installation:

"When you first enable System Restore, this creates an initial restore
point. If you enable System Restore during a program installation, this may
corrupt the initial restore point."

This, I think, comes from Bobbie Harder's MSFT SR write-up on MSDN from
2001. In fact, most of MSFT's recent SP installations do set up a restore
point during program installation as do many of their application
installations and 3rd party application installations and they don't
corrupt--but I guess they could. The only way to determine if that restore
point is corrupted that I know is to try it. MSFT's MSDN write up is here
and says that i provided the application utilizes a current installer that
is System Restore RestorePT.API compliant, SR will create a point on
installation of the application.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...temrestore.asp

System Restore FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../faqsrwxp.mspx

Chad Harris
__________________________________________________ _

"Phyllis" wrote in message
...
I will be upgrading my sister-in-law's computer to SP2, do I need to
determine that she has SP1 before doing this? And if I run into mega
problems after upgrade, will I be able to use system restore to go back to
before the upgrade? Thanks




I loved Susan Bradley's article about MSIE 10 cautions because I had a disaster I think was related to MS pushing its pre-release to the final:

I had the former on since December, and it worked great (nevertheless, I continue to prefer Firefox). However, MS seemed to have pushed the final onto my Win7SP1, causing some bad effects: The Control Panel | Programs and features | Turn Windows features on or off DB started coming up blank. The system store was apparently corrupted. After fruitlessly trying to hack and patch my way back (because a healthy system restore point from before MSIE 10 pre-release install had been pushed off the stack), I did an in-place reinstall using Langa's procedure to bring the O/S back, without MSIE 10 (9, instead)

But, after four hours of installation, Windows Update wouldn't work, and I had to turn auto-Update and the two buttons below it off, forcibly scan for updates, which worked (found 68), then set it back to notify/confirm mode. After another two and a half hours of patching the in-place install, everything was back to normal, and the System Health Report, which had NEVER worked, also did. I didn't lose ANY settings or customizations. Seems MS' push hot-patching the pre-release of MSIE10 to the release seems to have been a problem word of caution to pre-release adopters!

Yesterday I reasoned that MSIE 10 itself or its install wasn't the problem, but the pushed install, so since I had new SR points from the in-place pseudo-upgrade and patches as backstops, I decided to reinstall MSIE 10, which hadn't been available at microsoft.com til yesterday, did, and the store continues to work.

Though polls seem to show Chrome is now dominating the browser wars, I don't trust Google's respect for security. MSIE 10 will compete well. Opera is also a fine browser. Take your pick.

BTW: I still LOVE Corel WP Office in preference to MS Office.

Helge, bachware.com




Win XP Pro, SP3.

I can create restore points, and they are visible, but when I attempt to restore to a previous state, the computer goes through the restore/reboot process, but ends up with a message to the effect that the computer could not be restored to a previous state, and nothing has been changed on the computer.

I have read previous posts concerning this problem, and have tried the solutions, with no success. I've attempted a restore from Safe mode, but the system hangs, and I get the message (from Task Manager) that system restore is not responding. I've removed (actually disabled) my antivirus program (Avira), and run the Norton Uninstaller (just to be sure, although I have no Norton Programs on my computer). I've verified that all the required services are running. Nothing seems to help.

I welcome any suggestions. Also, what is the name of the actual executable file that runs the system restore function? Perhaps this file is corrupted, and I might be able to replace it (?).

Thanks for any help you can provide.




I am working thru a connectivity problem in another place, but I thought to ask this one here:

Upon discovering I could not connect because of a program corruption (as I suspect) I thought to go back to a previously know good point and simply do a system restore.

The error date was 7/10/2011 so I chose 7/8/2011, 7/4/2011, 7/01/2011, and so forth, allowing two or three days for each iteration. None of these would restore.

I kept getting "Windows is unable to restore this dumb-(censored) computer to the state it was before you kicked it in the head. Go away, 'cos nothing has been done to the computer."

Well, not really, but you get the idea.

Now: If the program WON'T reset the computer to a "previously know operating state" (and it was working quite nicely on ALL those dates), then what's to good of it?

Am I doing something wrong?

Feel free to reply, but I'll not be able to see the posts until tomorrow about 1600GMT (or if I get the poblem solved, of which I have small hope) and will reply then.

Thanks for your consideration.

Now, to whom do I complain about VBulletin?




Hi Folks,
I did a repair install Win7 64 due to the fact that Win7 would not keep a Restore Point "saved" - and I could not due a back-up - saying volume could note be found.
I've going through many many attemps after research to no avail. The System Volume Folder, regardless of what I do will not show. I tried to make a folder System Volume Information and place in root of C:, but received a message that a file with same name is already present.

I'm convinced that there's corruption to this folder - did a regedit find for System Volume Folder and regedit did not find....go figure

Well, in any event, I did a "Repair Install", hoping this would correct the problem, but it DIDN'T......

Any ideas PLEASE - I sure don't want to do a clean install if at all possible.

Thanks and have a blessed one.

Tom




Hi.

I get bsod every day,at different situations.waking up from sleep,web browsing,idle and so on

Need Help

i have run memtest86 on each memory individially 6 passes without errors.

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i have run memtest86 on each memory individially 6 passes without errors.

Memory corruption probably caused by a driver. Can you run the below and upload the resultant DMP files. Thanks.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.




Hello, and sorry to have a first post asking for help. I did a forced shutdown when my PC seemed to be incredibly slow then hanging while logging off. On restarting, I got 'disk read error' repeatedly, after the BIOS boot screen but before any of Windows.

I used my Windows install CD to run System Repair, which went like this:
* couldn't identify an OS to fix and since I couldn't find a hard disk driver to install, I just carried on to find Repair
* short first disk repair, then approved a restart
* much longer second repair cycle, accompanied by 'File or directory Windows is corrupt and unreadable' window - very persistent but kept OK-ing it until it stopped. [Is this genuine or malware?]

It was taking a long time (>1 hour) so I went away to do other things and popped back from time to time. Next thing I saw was the normal choice of users login screen, with User and our two named accounts, which I thought was a good sign, but all is not well.

I now have the following situation for my account, which was the one being logged off when I powered it down:
* Logging in the first time, and a second time after a reboot, invoked 'Preparing Desktop', and leads to a default desktop and minimal icons
* I can't see any of my files, either via Libraries or in Users.
* Applications have no history, 'Recent Files' etc.
* But... I do have familiar files in my Recycle Bin!

The User account [administrator] seems OK but we don't leave much there. I can't see the Event Log - a DLL is missing. I can't get our wireless connection to work. Other software installed - Photoshop, Office - seems OK though Office did think to itself a bit. I can't see my files from this account either - Usersusername is just not there.

I ran a disk check on C: as administrator (via Windows, not command line), with the full sector check, and it reported no problems. I don't know how to find any report from the System Repair process.

The other normal user account seems fine - familiar desktop, files present.

In retrospect, no, I probably shouldn't have forced the shutdown; I should have made some restore points; probably other things too... but too late now. I have many of the files elsewhere, one way or another, but I can't help thinking these files are still there somewhere, just disconnected.

I'd be very grateful if anyone could suggest what to try next.

Thanks.




When I run system health report, it runs, says generating report and then asks me if i want to open or save this file:

report.html.

If I click on open, a blank page opens in Internet Explorer 8 saying navigation cancelled.

The system health report program continues to display generating report.

The file I noticed was very small and when I ran performance monitor I recieved the error

MemoryAvailable MBytes
Memory% Committed Bytes In Use
MemoryCache Faults/sec
MemoryCache Faults/sec
PhysicalDisk(*)%Idle Time
PhysicalDisk(*)Avg. Disk Queue Length
Network Interface(*)Bytes Total/sec"

I fixed this issue by using lodctr /r to rebuild performance counter settings

This caused the generated system health report to go from small up to around 3.10MB but STILL fails to open.

Something has got corrupt here, possible the program that displays the report (I am pretty sure when I ran health report in Vista it didnt ask me to open an html file within IE8)

I really REALLY want to avoid a reinstallation for such a minor thing, as everything else runs great and system file check shows no detected issues.

I am not sure if the issue has always been there as I cant remember if I have ever run system health report since installing Windows 7. My only issues recently was I had to do a system file restore to an earlier date to resolve an unrelated BSOD issue caused by a wayward driver. I wonder if something got corrupted at that point.

I dont know if its the software that displays the report that has the issue or if something is still corrupt preventing collection of the data

Any thoughts to a strange issue?




Hi

After the last Windows update the type in Windows Live Mail went all funny.
As you will see in the image this only applies to the application type not the type in the view message window.

I did a system restore to before the update and it corrected it.
This screwed up another program that I had just installed to I went back to the original restore point and the error came back.

Anyone have any idea how I can fix this without going to the earlier restore point?

I haven't tried removing and restoring Live Mail because I don't want to lose some of the messages that I have in it right now.

Here's the image....

Mike




Hello,

I recently put together a new PC and have been having random BSOD problems from the word go. They happen at random times sometimes one every minute for an hour(as many as 50 a day), and sometimes days w/o issue. Its really starting to drive me up the wall. I tried to exhaust all other methods before posting like this, to avoid dumping the problem on someone else, but my patients has run out and the new semester is starting so I need a stable system.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers.

Dump.zip

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Memory Summary For COREY-PC

Number of Memory Devices: 2 Total Physical Memory: 4072 MB (4096 MB) Total Available Physical Memory: 2889 MB Memory Load: 29%
Ram Type Not Populated DDR3 Not Populated DDR3 Standard Name DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 Module Name PC3-10600 PC3-10600 Memory Capacity (MB) 2048 2048 Bus Clockspeed (Mhz) 666.67 666.67 Jedec Manufacture Name Corsair Corsair Search Amazon.com Search! Search! SPD Revision 1.0 1.0 Registered No No ECC No No DIMM Slot # 2 4 Manufactured Year 2000 Year 2000 Module Part # CMZ4GX3M2A1600C8 CMZ4GX3M2A1600C8 Module Revision 0x0 0x0 Module Serial # 0x0 0x0 Module Manufacturing Location 1 1 # of Row Addressing Bits 14 14 # of Column Addressing Bits 10 10 # of Banks 8 8 # of Ranks 2 2 Device Width in Bits 8 8 Bus Width in Bits 64 64 Module Voltage 1.5V 1.5V CAS Latencies Supported 6 8 9 6 8 9 Timings @ Max Frequency 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 Minimum Clock Cycle Time, tCK (ns) 1.500 1.500 Minimum CAS Latency Time, tAA (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum RAS to CAS Delay, tRCD (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum Row Precharge Time, tRP (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum Active to Precharge Time, tRAS (ns) 36.000 36.000 Minimum Row Active to Row Active Delay, tRRD (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Auto-Refresh to Active/Auto-Refresh Time, tRC (ns) 50.625 50.625 Minimum Auto-Refresh to Active/Auto-Refresh Command Period, tRFC (ns) 110.000 110.000 DDR3 Specific SPD Attributes Write Recovery Time, tWR (ns) 15.000 15.000 Internal Write to Read Command Delay, tWTR (ns) 7.500 7.500 Internal Read to Precharge Command Delay, tRTP (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Four Activate Window Delay, tFAW (ns) 37.500 37.500 RZQ / 6 Supported Yes Yes RZQ / 7 Supported Yes Yes DLL-Off Mode Supported Yes Yes Maximum Operating Temperature (C) 95 95 Refresh Rate at Extended Operating Temperature Range 1X 1X Auto-self Refresh Supported No No On-die Thermal Sensor Readout Supported No No Partial Array Self Refresh Supported Yes Yes Thermal Sensor Present No No Non-standard SDRAM Type Standard Monolithic Standard Monolithic Module Type UDIMM UDIMM Module Height (mm) 31 31 Module Thickness (front), (mm) 2 2 Module Thickness (back), (mm) 2 2 Module Width (mm) 133.5 133.5 Reference Raw Card Used Raw Card B Rev. 0 Raw Card B Rev. 0 DRAM Manufacture ID 0 0 # of DRAM Rows 0 0 # of Registers 0 0 Register Manufacturer Register Type Register Revision 0 0 XMP Attributes XMP Revision 1.2 1.2 Enthusiast / Certified Profile Module voltage 1.50V 1.50V Clock speed (Mhz) 800.00 800.00 Minimum clock cycle time, tCK (ns) 1.250 1.250 Supported CAS latencies 6 8 6 8 Minimum CAS latency time, tAA (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum RAS to CAS delay time, tRCD (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum row precharge time, tRP (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum active to precharge time, tRAS (ns) 30.000 30.000 Supported timing at highest clock speed 8-8-8-24 8-8-8-24 Minimum Row Active to Row Active Delay, tRRD (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Active to Auto-Refresh Delay, tRC (ns) 50.625 50.625 Minimum Recovery Delay, tRFC (ns) 110.000 110.000 Minimum Write Recovery time, tWR (ns) 15.000 15.000 Minimum Write to Read CMD Delay, tWTR (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Read to Pre-charge CMD Delay, tRTP (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Four Activate Window Delay, tFAW (ns) 37.500 37.500 Maximum Average Periodic Refresh Interval, tREFI (us) 7.750 7.750 Write to Read CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment Read to Write CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment Back 2 Back CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment System CMD Rate Mode 2T 2T Attached Thumbnails Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
Operating System Windows 7 Professional x64
DirectX Version 11
CPU Type and Speed Intel Core i-5 2400
CPU Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
CPU Idle Temp 29c
Motherboard Chipset p67
Video Card Type and Speed GTX 550 t x2i 1010 mhz
Video Card Cooling air
Video Card Temperature 32c idle ~50c load
Video 3DMark Score P5209 3dmark11
Power Supply Unit (PSU) Corsair TX650W
Computer Monitor Acer 21.5 inch led
Computer Skill Level Average Ability
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Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 402 Blog Entries1 Re: BSOD problem IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (20+ daily) Hi and welcome

Virtually all of these were caused by memory corruption. Please run these two tests.

1. Run memtest.
In order to check your ram we going need to do a test, Please download an burn one of the following iso's on an disk.
Memtest86

When you burned the iso on an disk, please turn off your computer and put the cd in your computer. After a while you will see a black screen saying "Press any key to...". Press any key.

Now let the test run for 5-6 passes. Every time the program returns an error the memory is corrupted / bad or defect or the motherboard is bad / defect. If this occurs then please test every single ram stick individually. When you find a good one wich returns no errors then please test it in every single slot your computer has.

If you get no errors on all slots at all, then continue to step 2 of this post.

Step 2, Run the windows driver verifier.
Please read the following instructions carefully and execute them like i said.

First make an backup of your important data on your computer, and check if you have an second computer to contact us if the driver verifier goes wrong.

Then make an system restore point, You can do this by:

Open the Start menu

Open the Programs menu

Open the Accessories menu

Open the System Tools menu

Finally, start System Restore

Pick the option for setting a System Restore Point and click on the Next button

Fill in a name for the restore point so you can find it and click on the Create button

Click on the Close button when done

After you done all that please continue with the following steps. Please read them carefully

Click on your Start button (Windows Orb) and type "verifier" and hit enter
Select the option: "Create Custom Settings ..." and click Next.
Select the option: "Select Individual settings from full list" and click Next.
Select all options except for the option "Low Resource Simulation" and click Next
Select the option: "Select driver names from a list" and click on Next
Then select all drivers EXCEPT for the drivers provided by Microsoft and click next
Then click on finish.

After doing all this reboot your system and wait for it to go to bluescreen, after the BSOD continue to use your computer normally. If you know what causes the BSOD then repeat doing this. if your system doesnt crash then let it run for atleast 48 hours.

It is normal that your system crashes here, This is because windows is stressing out all Drivers on your system to be able to test them.

Please post back to us what the problem is, memory or drivers. So we can assist you futher. It would be helpfull to know what drivers it are. Most of the time windows reports this.


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