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Hello, I need help

My Lenovo Ideapad y470 (specs listed there. i7, 8g ram, nVidia geforce 550m with Intel HD 3000 optimus) is BSODing right after logging in. It boots fine, and I type in my password, it shows me the desktop for a bit, and around that moment I get one of the BSODs attached.

It also BSODs in safe mode, but not right away. I login in safe mode, I see the desktop, it actually lets me do stuff for a short while. As I do stuff I get the BSOD.

It's a little different when I boot into safe mode with command prompt. I can get a lot done in the DOS window. I can also launch windowed applications from there, but as I use them I get the BSOD.

I'm suspecting it has something to do with gdi or whatever draws the ui controls. My laptop has nVidia optimus with Intel HD 3000 and AFAIK Intel is used during all of these BSODs. Intel is using the system ram for its video memory.

I reinstalled the Intel drivers. Tried couple of times and got a BSOD in the middle many times. Finally I saw the very end of the installation, after which I got a BSOD. Afterwards when I tried installing it said it could not install (perhaps because it was already installed).

I ran memtest86 the whole night (five passes) and there were no errors. I ran Video Memory Stress Test (VMST) (bootable and windows application) and it showed many many errors. However, I believe VMST may be wrong because I think it thinks I have 4gig video ram.

I read the instructions on how I should ask for help, and I used the tool to grab the minidumps. I'm attaching them here. Unfortunately, when I try to run either of RAMMon or CPU-Z I instantly get a BSOD almost right after I see the window, therefore I cannot provide those screenshots.

I suspected that it could be the RAMs (2 x 4g). I removed either ram stick by itself and nothing changed about the problem. I highly doubt that both rams broke at the same time.

I downloaded and used Knoppix live DVD, and nothing bad happened. I played extreme tuxracer for a while and everything was just fine. However, I believe in Linux nVidia card was being used but I wasn't sure.

Please let me know if you could help me diagnose this problem, and remember that I can do very little in safe mode before I get another BSOD. I'm quite capable and can follow high level advice. (Programmer, Phd in CS, etc.)

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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: Right after logging in, even in safe mode. Consistent BSODs. I would suspect memory issues - probably with the video card, but maybe with the CPU
Try these free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

Although you can't run the RAMMon or CPU-Z - maybe you can run the systeminfo report and the MSINFO32 report? Those are very helpful to me.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

PxHlpa64.sys Tue Jun 23 19:16:35 2009 (4A416253)
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=PxHlpa64.sys

nusb3hub.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:24 2010 (4CE5D420)
NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues with 2010 version)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3hub.sys

nusb3xhc.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:25 2010 (4CE5D421)
NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (previous BSOD issues with 2010 version)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3xhc.sys

If the above things don't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these directions: Driver Verifier Settings

Analysis:
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Code: **************************Mon Dec 31 00:40:46.166 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-31637-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:51.666 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033bcb05, fffff88004107860, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033bcb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88004107860, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Dec 31 00:38:07.832 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-32697-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:05:10.332 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!AllocateObject+dd ) BugCheck 50, {fffff900c0983710, 1, fffff800033f4730, 0} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff900c0983710, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff800033f4730, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!AllocateObject+dd CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Dec 31 00:32:24.037 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-32994-02.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:34.537 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003404b05, fffff8800411cde0, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003404b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800411cde0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Dec 31 00:30:21.384 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-34944-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:51.884 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033fdb05, fffff880041842f0, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033fdb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880041842f0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Dec 31 00:27:44.759 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-34382-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:42.259 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003404b05, fffff880042a4d50, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003404b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880042a4d50, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Dec 31 00:25:32.275 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-32994-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:11.775 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f8b05, fffff8800410e860, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033f8b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800410e860, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 23:58:34.982 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-35630-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:14.872 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!AllocateObject+dd ) BugCheck 50, {fffff900c0125710, 1, fffff80003fb7730, 0} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff900c0125710, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff80003fb7730, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: nvvsvc.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!AllocateObject+dd CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 14:37:36.598 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123112-24070-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:45.098 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033beb05, fffff880047bec50, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033beb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880047bec50, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: rundll32.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 14:35:18.550 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123012-34585-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:46.050 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff8000340ab05, fffff88006b5a460, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff8000340ab05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88006b5a460, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 14:32:46.138 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123012-29936-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:03:07.527 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff8000340ab05, fffff880069e0bf0, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff8000340ab05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880069e0bf0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 14:29:02.687 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123012-16130-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:58.187 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033b6b05, fffff88003faad50, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033b6b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88003faad50, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 14:35:50.969 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__123012-19765-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:18.469 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!AllocThreadBufferWithTag+24 ) BugCheck 50, {fffff900c09eb710, 1, fffff800033be730, 0} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff900c09eb710, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff800033be730, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: rstrui.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!AllocThreadBufferWithTag+24 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 14:33:56.296 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-22682-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:09:58.186 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003fbeb05, fffff8800b652790, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003fbeb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800b652790, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: utility.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 10:04:54.458 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-19110-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:34.848 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033b0b05, fffff880041d02f0, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033b0b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880041d02f0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 10:02:40.953 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-20997-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:27.453 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!AllocateObject+dd ) BugCheck 50, {fffff900c0948710, 1, fffff80003403730, 0} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff900c0948710, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff80003403730, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_win32k!AllocateObject+dd CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 09:59:34.792 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-28126-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:37.682 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003fc8b05, fffff8800c3b7c00, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003fc8b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800c3b7c00, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: sw2_tray.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 09:19:10.318 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-24242-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:52.818 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f5b05, fffff8800725ce30, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033f5b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800725ce30, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: rstrui.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 09:15:44.702 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-21106-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:13:51.202 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033bcb05, fffff88003c1eb10, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033bcb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88003c1eb10, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: notepad++.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 09:01:23.466 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-19843-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:39.966 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003412b05, fffff88003d9ba60, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003412b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88003d9ba60, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: notepad++.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 08:59:09.579 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-20342-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:17.079 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033c4b05, fffff88004186a60, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033c4b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88004186a60, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: notepad++.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 08:56:23.163 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-21340-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:03:01.663 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f4b05, fffff88003c815d0, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800033f4b05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88003c815d0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: notepad++.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 08:52:47.589 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-22838-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:07.979 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!PopThreadGuardedObject+16 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff96000245d0e, fffff880062d1f90, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff96000245d0e, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880062d1f90, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_win32k!PopThreadGuardedObject+16 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Dec 29 08:50:07.159 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__122912-19968-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:08.049 Probably caused by :Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003fbeb05, fffff8800a9b8160, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff80003fbeb05, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800a9b8160, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: utility.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+249 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz" MaxSpeed: 2000 CurrentSpeed: 1995 BIOS Version 47CN28WW(V2.06) BIOS Release Date 06/14/2011 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name 0855 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` 3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code: **************************Mon Dec 31 00:40:46.166 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** GEARAspiWDM.sys Mon May 18 08:17:04 2009 (4A1151C0) PxHlpa64.sys Tue Jun 23 19:16:35 2009 (4A416253) LhdX64.sys Mon Jan 11 10:06:58 2010 (4B4B3E92) amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA) HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7) delayman.sys Thu Oct 21 02:49:34 2010 (4CBFE27E) nusb3hub.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:24 2010 (4CE5D420) nusb3xhc.sys Thu Nov 18 20:34:25 2010 (4CE5D421) AcpiVpc.sys Fri Nov 26 03:40:25 2010 (4CEF7279) iaStor.sys Wed Jan 12 20:50:12 2011 (4D2E5A54) fbfmon.sys Thu Jan 27 10:35:42 2011 (4D4190CE) dlkmdldr.sys Sun Apr 10 16:00:39 2011 (4DA20C67) nvpciflt.sys Sat Oct 15 02:08:42 2011 (4E99236A) SynTP.sys Fri Oct 28 21:20:14 2011 (4EAB54CE) mfewfpk.sys Tue Nov 6 17:47:27 2012 (5099937F) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Dec 30 23:58:34.982 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** intelppm.sys Mon Jul 13 19:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD) npf.sys Fri Jun 25 12:50:58 2010 (4C24DE72) clwvd.sys Tue Jul 27 21:13:47 2010 (4C4F844B) BPntDrv.sys Thu Sep 2 04:23:31 2010 (4C7F5F03) IntcDAud.sys Fri Oct 15 04:28:17 2010 (4CB810A1) winioex.sys Thu Oct 21 05:05:43 2010 (4CC00267) WDKMD.sys Fri Nov 26 07:02:08 2010 (4CEFA1C0) jmcr.sys Sun Dec 12 22:30:31 2010 (4D059357) RTKVHD64.sys Tue Mar 29 07:20:11 2011 (4D91C06B) dlkmd.sys Sun Apr 10 16:00:08 2011 (4DA20C48) NETwNs64.sys Sun May 1 17:33:01 2011 (4DBDD18D) k57nd60a.sys Tue May 10 00:42:30 2011 (4DC8C236) cnnctfy2.sys Fri Jun 24 11:29:01 2011 (4E04AD3D) nvlddmkm.sys Sat Oct 15 02:07:55 2011 (4E99233B) SCDEmu.SYS Mon Nov 14 22:18:27 2011 (4EC1DA03) VBoxNetFlt.sys Mon Dec 19 07:43:51 2011 (4EEF3187) VBoxDrv.sys Mon Dec 19 07:43:53 2011 (4EEF3189) VBoxUSBMon.sys Mon Dec 19 07:43:53 2011 (4EEF3189) VBoxNetAdp.sys Mon Dec 19 07:43:53 2011 (4EEF3189) AVVideoCardMirror.sys Tue Feb 7 14:23:49 2012 (4F317A45) AVVideoCard.sys Tue Feb 7 14:23:49 2012 (4F317A45) igdkmd64.sys Mon Mar 19 19:31:54 2012 (4F67C1EA) mfehidk.sys Tue Nov 6 17:47:12 2012 (50999370) mfeapfk.sys Tue Nov 6 17:47:56 2012 (5099939C) mfeavfk.sys Tue Nov 6 17:48:17 2012 (509993B1) mfefirek.sys Tue Nov 6 17:50:08 2012 (50999420) cfwids.sys Tue Nov 6 17:50:41 2012 (50999441) http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=PxHlpa64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LhdX64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdxata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=delayman.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3hub.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3xhc.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AcpiVpc.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=iaStor.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=fbfmon.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dlkmdldr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvpciflt.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SynTP.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mfewfpk.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=npf.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=clwvd.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=BPntDrv.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=IntcDAud.sys
winioex.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=WDKMD.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=jmcr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dlkmd.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=NETwNs64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=k57nd60a.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cnnctfy2.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SCDEmu.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VBoxNetFlt.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VBoxDrv.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VBoxUSBMon.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=VBoxNetAdp.sys
AVVideoCardMirror.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
AVVideoCard.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=igdkmd64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mfehidk.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mfeapfk.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mfeavfk.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mfefirek.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cfwids.sys




i have blue screens very often....
please help

This is the message on the blue screen:
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

And i find this on net about this message:
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: Blue screen random PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA is a STOP 0x50 BSOD error - and is most often caused by faulty 3rd party drivers.
More info here: BSOD Index - STOP 0x50

The uploaded files don't include all of the reports. Please rerun the data collection app so that we can perform a complete analysis: How to ask for help with a BSOD problem Let the app run for at least 15 minutes - and you'll know it's done when it asks you to zip up the files.

Your last 3 memory dumps show the page fault and also memory access errors.
So, the first step is to try to rule out 3rd party drivers.

Please:
1) Un-install Comodo. Enable the Windows Firewall once Comodo is removed. Make sure that you only have 1 antivirus and one firewall running. Here's a list of free antivirus': Free AntiVirus
2) Un-install DaemonTools/Alcohol software using this procedure:
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).
Please un-install 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): [DEL] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/DEL] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help 3) Update your ATI video drivers to the latest version available from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD
4) Update the rest of the older drivers listed below:

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

AtiPcie.sys Tue May 5 11:00:22 2009 (4A005486)
ATI PCIE Driver for ATI PCIE chipset or [br] ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter[br]Found in my ATI video drivers (I have an Intel chipset)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtiPcie.sys

RtHDMIVX.sys Wed May 20 06:04:50 2009 (4A13D5C2)
Realtek HD Audio sound driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RtHDMIVX.sys

Rt64win7.sys Fri May 22 10:52:30 2009 (4A16BC2E)
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt64win7.sys

TVALZFL.sys Fri Jun 19 06:05:44 2009 (4A3B62F8)
TVALZ Filter Driver - Toshiba
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TVALZFL.sys

pgeffect.sys Mon Jun 22 05:00:11 2009 (4A3F481B)
Toshiba Universal Camera Filter driver/Pangu Effect driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=pgeffect.sys

tos_sps64.sys Wed Jun 24 01:31:09 2009 (4A41BA1D)
Toshiba tos_sps64 Service
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tos_sps64.sys

LPCFilter.sys Tue Jun 30 19:57:52 2009 (4A4AA680)
LPC Lower Filter Driver [Toshiba]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LPCFilter.sys

TVALZ_O.SYS Mon Jul 13 22:19:26 2009 (4A5BEB2E)
TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TVALZ_O.SYS

SynTP.sys Mon Jul 20 20:07:29 2009 (4A6506C1)
Synaptic Touch Pad Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SynTP.sys

dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 08:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
Daemon Tools driver [br] Possible BSOD issues in Win7
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dtsoftbus01.sys

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code: **************************Mon Nov 26 02:52:21.755 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112612-20420-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:18:05.300 BugCheck Code: BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff70001080000, 10017, 100390002006e} Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+45f3d ) BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000005003, The subtype of the bugcheck. Arg2: fffff70001080000 Arg3: 0000000000010017 Arg4: 000100390002006e BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5003 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: cmdagent.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_5003_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+45f3d BIOS Version V1.20 BIOS Release Date 11/30/2009 Manufacturer TOSHIBA Product Name Satellite L500D ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Nov 25 16:30:33.619 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112512-19921-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:03:16.164 BugCheck Code: BugCheck 50, {fffffaa0049c3184, 0, fffff880012368d9, 5} Probably caused by :Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonRead+89 ) BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffffaa0049c3184, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff880012368d9, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000005, (reserved) DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 PROCESS_NAME: WINWORD.EXE FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_Ntfs!NtfsCommonRead+89 BIOS Version V1.20 BIOS Release Date 11/30/2009 Manufacturer TOSHIBA Product Name Satellite L500D ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Nov 25 16:25:25.011 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112512-20373-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:59.431 BugCheck Code: BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff70001080000, 78f, 7b100000f5e} Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+38906 ) BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000005003, The subtype of the bugcheck. Arg2: fffff70001080000 Arg3: 000000000000078f Arg4: 000007b100000f5e BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5003 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: dw20.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_5003_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+38906 BIOS Version V1.20 BIOS Release Date 11/30/2009 Manufacturer TOSHIBA Product Name Satellite L500D ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` 3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code: **************************Mon Nov 26 02:52:21.755 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** AtiPcie.sys Tue May 5 11:00:22 2009 (4A005486) RtHDMIVX.sys Wed May 20 06:04:50 2009 (4A13D5C2) Rt64win7.sys Fri May 22 10:52:30 2009 (4A16BC2E) TVALZFL.sys Fri Jun 19 06:05:44 2009 (4A3B62F8) tos_sps64.sys Wed Jun 24 01:31:09 2009 (4A41BA1D) LPCFilter.sys Tue Jun 30 19:57:52 2009 (4A4AA680) TVALZ_O.SYS Mon Jul 13 22:19:26 2009 (4A5BEB2E) SynTP.sys Mon Jul 20 20:07:29 2009 (4A6506C1) RTKVHD64.sys Tue Jul 28 09:00:05 2009 (4A6EF655) atikmdag.sys Thu Jul 30 00:23:28 2009 (4A712040) tdcmdpst.sys Thu Jul 30 04:39:35 2009 (4A715C47) amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA) rtl8192se.sys Mon Apr 26 13:23:06 2010 (4BD5CBFA) dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 08:45:46 2012 (4F10358A) cmderd.sys Wed Nov 7 17:06:57 2012 (509ADB81) inspect.sys Wed Nov 7 17:07:02 2012 (509ADB86) cmdhlp.sys Wed Nov 7 17:07:03 2012 (509ADB87) cmdguard.sys Wed Nov 7 17:07:39 2012 (509ADBAB) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Nov 25 16:30:33.619 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** pgeffect.sys Mon Jun 22 05:00:11 2009 (4A3F481B) http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtiPcie.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RtHDMIVX.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt64win7.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TVALZFL.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tos_sps64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LPCFilter.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TVALZ_O.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SynTP.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tdcmdpst.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdxata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=rtl8192se.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dtsoftbus01.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cmderd.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=inspect.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cmdhlp.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cmdguard.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=pgeffect.sys




Hi,

I would like some help with my bluescreens. I've had them for 4-5 months now but as you will see at the dates they are not daily.

I don't know what else to write so just ask if you need more info.

Thanks Attached Files Bluescreen.rar (1.18 MB, 10 views) Last edited by Jim Berggren; 11-30-2012 at 09:45 PM. Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: Random BSOD's, now i'm sick of it. Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been real busy lately and don't have much time to spend online!

Only 80 updates since SP1 - most systems have 130 to 140. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates.

Your SSD is awfully full - and is below the recommended 15% for Windows to operate with - but I'm unsure of how the free space stuff is treated with SSD', so I'd keep an eye on it just to be safe.

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:
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!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- 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
29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems. No error reports in the WER section of MSINFO32. Have you tweaked system settings dramatically? If so, could you briefly describe some of what you've done?

Please un-install MSI Afterburner. It (along with Riva Tuner and EVGA Precision) are know to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems. Also, if overclocking, please stop while we are troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the problem has been fixed.

Numerous errors when running your memory dumps. Should this be a pirated copy of Windows, please be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

mcdbus.sys Tue Feb 24 05:34:07 2009 (49A3CD1F)
MagicISO SCSI Host Controller driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mcdbus.sys

MBfilt64.sys Thu Jul 30 23:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
Realtek HiDefinition Audio driver (file labelled as Creative Audio Driver)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=MBfilt64.sys

emupia2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:03 2010 (4C34833B)
Creative E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=emupia2k.sys

ctsfm2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:10 2010 (4C348342)
Creative SoundFont Management Device Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctsfm2k.sys

ctoss2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:24 2010 (4C348350)
Creative OS Services Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctoss2k.sys

ha20x22k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:41:25 2010 (4C348405)
Creative Technology Audigy
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ha20x22k.sys

ctaud2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:42:14 2010 (4C348436)
Creative Audio Driver (WDM)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctaud2k.sys

ctprxy2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:42:17 2010 (4C348439)
Creative Audio Driver (WDM)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctprxy2k.sys

CTEXFIFX.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:03 2010 (4C3484A3)
Creative sound card driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CTEXFIFX.SYS

CT20XUT.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:15 2010 (4C3484AF)
Creative sound card driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CT20XUT.SYS

CTHWIUT.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:19 2010 (4C3484B3)
Creative sound card driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CTHWIUT.SYS

In short, if the above steps don't fix it (and if nothing new appears in subsequent memory dumps), then our next steps will be to look at hardware problems. Please ensure that your anti-virus and video drivers are the latest version available. Then start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics Please run the MemTest86+ test for at least 7 passes (I ask this because of the long period of time between BSOD's) and the Prime 95 test for a minimum of 24 hours (you can use the computer while running Prime95 - it's just going to be very, very slow).

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code: **************************Wed Nov 28 09:52:07.713 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112812-12058-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:58.977 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89ea7a7e6, b3b7465ef124773c, fffff80003470790, 1} BugCheck Info: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109) Arguments: Arg1: a3a039d89ea7a7e6, Reserved Arg2: b3b7465ef124773c, Reserved Arg3: fffff80003470790, Failure type dependent information Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be 0 : A generic data region 1 : Modification of a function or .pdata 2 : A processor IDT 3 : A processor GDT 4 : Type 1 process list corruption 5 : Type 2 process list corruption 6 : Debug routine modification 7 : Critical MSR modification BUGCHECK_STR: 0x109 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Nov 22 10:45:16.990 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112212-22214-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:50.254 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+437f6 ) BugCheck 50, {fffff7ffc3470665, 8, fffff7ffc3470665, 2} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff7ffc3470665, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000008, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff7ffc3470665, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000002, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: MSIAfterburner FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_BAD_IP_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+437f6 CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Oct 24 09:38:19.608 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__102412-11731-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:42.873 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck D1, {ffffffffcffe6bc8, 2, 1, fffff880016548ab} BugCheck Info: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffcffe6bc8, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: fffff880016548ab, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Oct 24 09:36:54.532 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__102412-21403-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:57.797 Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck D1, {88, 2, 0, fffff8800164da05} BugCheck Info: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000088, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: fffff8800164da05, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Tue Oct 23 09:26:25.741 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__102312-8689-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:04:01.615 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89ea976cd, b3b7465ef1264623, fffff80003470374, 1} BugCheck Info: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109) Arguments: Arg1: a3a039d89ea976cd, Reserved Arg2: b3b7465ef1264623, Reserved Arg3: fffff80003470374, Failure type dependent information Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be 0 : A generic data region 1 : Modification of a function or .pdata 2 : A processor IDT 3 : A processor GDT 4 : Type 1 process list corruption 5 : Type 2 process list corruption 6 : Debug routine modification 7 : Critical MSR modification BUGCHECK_STR: 0x109 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Oct 4 10:45:30.346 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__100412-9235-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030 System Uptime:0 days 0:04:04.220 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89eab178b, b3b7465ef127e6e1, fffff8000347087e, 1} BugCheck Info: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109) Arguments: Arg1: a3a039d89eab178b, Reserved Arg2: b3b7465ef127e6e1, Reserved Arg3: fffff8000347087e, Failure type dependent information Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be 0 : A generic data region 1 : Modification of a function or .pdata 2 : A processor IDT 3 : A processor GDT 4 : Type 1 process list corruption 5 : Type 2 process list corruption 6 : Debug routine modification 7 : Critical MSR modification BUGCHECK_STR: 0x109 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Oct 4 10:35:41.486 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__100412-10374-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:46.360 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800164da73, fffff880031a16e8, fffff880031a0f40} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled Arg2: fffff8800164da73, The address that the exception occurred at Arg3: fffff880031a16e8, Exception Record Address Arg4: fffff880031a0f40, Context Record Address PROCESS_NAME: System BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Oct 4 10:34:04.358 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__100412-10467-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:04.232 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck D1, {fffff880498618b8, 2, 0, fffff880018618af} BugCheck Info: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) Arguments: Arg1: fffff880498618b8, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: fffff880018618af, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Sep 24 09:17:03.136 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__92412-9453-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030 System Uptime:0 days 0:01:15.401 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck D1, {28, 2, 0, fffff8800164da73} BugCheck Info: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000028, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: fffff8800164da73, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Sep 24 09:12:56.839 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__92412-9422-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:30.713 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck D1, {ffffffffd0239bc8, 2, 1, fffff880016548ab} BugCheck Info: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffd0239bc8, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation Arg4: fffff880016548ab, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz" MaxSpeed: 3300 CurrentSpeed: 3292 BIOS Version V1.12 BIOS Release Date 06/08/2011 Manufacturer MSI Product Name MS-7681 ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` 3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code: **************************Wed Nov 28 09:52:07.713 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** mcdbus.sys Tue Feb 24 05:34:07 2009 (49A3CD1F) intelppm.sys Mon Jul 13 19:19:25 2009 (4A5BC0FD) MBfilt64.sys Thu Jul 30 23:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0) amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA) emupia2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:03 2010 (4C34833B) ctsfm2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:10 2010 (4C348342) ctoss2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:38:24 2010 (4C348350) ha20x22k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:41:25 2010 (4C348405) ctaud2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:42:14 2010 (4C348436) ctprxy2k.sys Wed Jul 7 09:42:17 2010 (4C348439) CTEXFIFX.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:03 2010 (4C3484A3) CT20XUT.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:15 2010 (4C3484AF) CTHWIUT.SYS Wed Jul 7 09:44:19 2010 (4C3484B3) Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010 (4D1B1F24) RTKVHD64.sys Tue Jan 4 06:48:55 2011 (4D230927) RTCore64.sys Tue Sep 6 08:24:50 2011 (4E661112) nusb3hub.sys Mon Oct 24 20:57:37 2011 (4EA60981) nusb3xhc.sys Mon Oct 24 20:57:38 2011 (4EA60982) cpuz135_x64.sys Fri Mar 9 03:56:55 2012 (4F59C5D7) GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 15:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1) nvhda64v.sys Mon May 21 09:10:39 2012 (4FBA3ECF) nvlddmkm.sys Tue Oct 2 14:21:13 2012 (506B3099) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Nov 22 10:45:16.990 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** nvlddmkm.sys Thu Jun 28 18:58:00 2012 (4FECE178) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Oct 24 09:38:19.608 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** nusb3hub.sys Thu Dec 9 23:50:35 2010 (4D01B19B) nusb3xhc.sys Thu Dec 9 23:50:35 2010 (4D01B19B) nvhda64v.sys Tue Jul 3 11:25:04 2012 (4FF30ED0) nvlddmkm.sys Wed Aug 22 07:11:30 2012 (5034BE62) http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mcdbus.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=MBfilt64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdxata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=emupia2k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctsfm2k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctoss2k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ha20x22k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctaud2k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctprxy2k.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CTEXFIFX.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CT20XUT.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CTHWIUT.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt64win7.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTCore64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3hub.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3xhc.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cpuz135_x64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3hub.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nusb3xhc.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys




hey everyone, usually i can figure this stuff out on my own, im a technical computer science major, but right now im just stuck for once,

i have a hp p6520y quad core desktop which i purchased unmodified and working great, windows 7 home prem 64 bit

after 2 months of using the computer i upgraded to an xfx 7770 video card, and to a larger 550w logisys power supply.

after installing everything the computer crashes in games, deadspace 2 almost never crashes, max payne 3 crashes alot

sometimes it generates a bug error, and its always 0xa0000001 atikmdag.sys

i have removed and reinstalled many different drivers, and used driver scrubbers, with no change

but now my computer is crashing in games and i am getting 0x00000124 Hal.dll and
0x0000003b / 0x0000001e KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ntoskrnl.exe

it just happened to me while installing a game, and it has happened to me in microsoft word.

i have all the bug files from the past month, and lot of reports, im just having a hard time sorting things out.

here is a list of crashes this month ( list is most recent to oldest )

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Dump File : 120412-20311-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/4/2012 2:31:38 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`032e312c
Parameter 3 : fffff880`095cc170
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoftо Windowsо Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump120412-20311-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,888
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Dump File : 112512-21387-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/25/2012 4:55:18 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`032e795e
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : ffffffff`ffffffff
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoftо Windowsо Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump112512-21387-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,888
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Dump File : 111912-19796-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/19/2012 2:23:56 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`0329395e
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : ffffffff`ffffffff
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump111912-19796-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 262,144
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Dump File : 111412-17128-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/14/2012 4:46:41 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`032d634b
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : ffffffff`ffffffff
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoftо Windowsо Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump111412-17128-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,888
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Dump File : 111412-18876-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/14/2012 4:25:18 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`032c2ec5
Parameter 3 : fffff880`02124a70
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoftо Windowsо Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump111412-18876-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,888
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Dump File : 110912-17238-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/9/2012 4:31:01 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000124
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : fffffa80`06b0e8f8
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+f768
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+4b094c
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110912-17238-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 262,144
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Dump File : 110912-16504-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/9/2012 4:15:21 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0xa0000001
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000005
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : atikmdag.sys
Caused By Address : atikmdag.sys+22a4c
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110912-16504-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,888
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Dump File : 110612-16816-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/6/2012 12:18:16 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0xa0000001
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000005
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : atikmdag.sys
Caused By Address : atikmdag.sys+22a4c
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110612-16816-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,720
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Dump File : 110412-15974-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/4/2012 6:51:25 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0xa0000001
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000005
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : atikmdag.sys
Caused By Address : atikmdag.sys+223e2
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110412-15974-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,720
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Dump File : 110312-19936-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/3/2012 8:58:38 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0xa0000001
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000005
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : atikmdag.sys
Caused By Address : atikmdag.sys+223e2
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110312-19936-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,720
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Dump File : 110112-27362-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/1/2012 10:53:27 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff960`000b1c40
Parameter 3 : fffff880`088d8790
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : win32k.sys
Caused By Address : win32k.sys+b1c40
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7efc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:WindowsMinidump110112-27362-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,720
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please give me some ideas and starting points, i will let you know what i have tried and haven't, Thanks Much! Attached Files SF_05-12-2012.zip (234.2 KB, 17 views) Last edited by stompjrkz400; 12-05-2012 at 04:41 PM. Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: BSOD Multiple After GPU/PSU upgrade, In Game at First, Now At Desktop Please provide this info for a complete analysis of your issues: How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

Most often the scenario that you describe is due to faulty hardware (but low-level drivers can cause hardware-like problems also). Try the different free hardware diagnostics here: Hardware Diagnostics

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect. Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

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.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

mcdbus.sys Tue Feb 24 05:34:07 2009 (49A3CD1F)
MagicISO SCSI Host Controller driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mcdbus.sys

Please follow the instructions above to remove this driver:
AODDriver2.sys Thu Apr 5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code: **************************Tue Dec 4 14:30:11.355 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__120412-20311-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 15:16:01.010 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!NtWaitForSingleObject+f8 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800032e312c, fffff880095cc170, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800032e312c, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880095cc170, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: sqlservr.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!NtWaitForSingleObject+f8 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Nov 25 16:53:08.612 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__112512-21387-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 2:30:06.266 Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+36e ) BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800032e795e, 0, ffffffffffffffff} BugCheck Info: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled Arg2: fffff800032e795e, The address that the exception occurred at Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception Arg4: ffffffffffffffff, Parameter 1 of the exception BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_c0000005_R PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1E_c0000005_R_nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+36e BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Mon Nov 19 14:17:25.537 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__111912-19796-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 1:03:16.191 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Unknown_Module_00000000`00000000 Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+36e ) BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8000329395e, 0, ffffffffffffffff} BugCheck Info: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled Arg2: fffff8000329395e, The address that the exception occurred at Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception Arg4: ffffffffffffffff, Parameter 1 of the exception BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_c0000005_R PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1E_c0000005_R_nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+36e ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Nov 14 16:40:08.355 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__111412-17128-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:15:17.009 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!SwapContext_PatchXRstor+c7 ) BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800032d634b, 0, ffffffffffffffff} BugCheck Info: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled Arg2: fffff800032d634b, The address that the exception occurred at Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception Arg4: ffffffffffffffff, Parameter 1 of the exception BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_c0000005_R PROCESS_NAME: services.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1E_c0000005_R_nt!SwapContext_PatchXRstor+c7 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Nov 14 16:23:14.990 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__111412-18876-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 1:39:27.270 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExpInterlockedPopEntrySListFault16+0 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800032c2ec5, fffff88002124a70, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800032c2ec5, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88002124a70, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExpInterlockedPopEntrySListFault16+0 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Fri Nov 9 16:30:54.925 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110912-17238-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:09.205 Probably caused by :AuthenticAMD BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8006b0e8f8, 0, 0} BugCheck Info: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception Arg2: fffffa8006b0e8f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure. Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value. Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_AuthenticAMD_PROCESSOR_BUS_PRV ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Fri Nov 9 16:14:21.293 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110912-16504-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:05:18.948 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys Probably caused by :atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+22a4c ) BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0} BugCheck Info: Unknown bugcheck code (a0000001) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000005 Arg2: 0000000000000000 Arg3: 0000000000000000 Arg4: 0000000000000000 BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA0000001 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA0000001_atikmdag+22a4c BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Tue Nov 6 12:16:50.491 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110612-16816-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 0:45:53.145 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys Probably caused by :atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+22a4c ) BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0} BugCheck Info: Unknown bugcheck code (a0000001) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000005 Arg2: 0000000000000000 Arg3: 0000000000000000 Arg4: 0000000000000000 BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA0000001 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: MaxPayne3.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA0000001_atikmdag+22a4c BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sun Nov 4 18:48:32.190 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110412-15974-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 9:02:12.470 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys Probably caused by :atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+223e2 ) BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0} BugCheck Info: Unknown bugcheck code (a0000001) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000005 Arg2: 0000000000000000 Arg3: 0000000000000000 Arg4: 0000000000000000 BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA0000001 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: Dishonored.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA0000001_atikmdag+223e2 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Sat Nov 3 20:57:33.511 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110312-19936-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 11:13:15.791 *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys Probably caused by :atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+223e2 ) BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0} BugCheck Info: Unknown bugcheck code (a0000001) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000005 Arg2: 0000000000000000 Arg3: 0000000000000000 Arg4: 0000000000000000 BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA0000001 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA0000001_atikmdag+223e2 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Nov 1 10:52:01.690 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohn_jcgriff2_dbug__Kernel__110112-27362-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64 Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333 System Uptime:0 days 1:30:05.970 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!NtUserMessageCall+108 ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff960000b1c40, fffff880088d8790, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff960000b1c40, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff880088d8790, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: msseces.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_win32k!NtUserMessageCall+108 BIOS Version 6.09 BIOS Release Date 09/07/2010 Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Product Name p6520y ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` 3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code: **************************Tue Dec 4 14:30:11.355 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** mcdbus.sys Tue Feb 24 05:34:07 2009 (49A3CD1F) amdsata.sys Fri Feb 5 21:03:55 2010 (4B6CCE0B) amdxata.sys Fri Feb 5 21:03:57 2010 (4B6CCE0D) netr28x.sys Wed Jul 21 07:39:22 2010 (4C46DC6A) RTKVHD64.sys Tue Sep 7 07:17:23 2010 (4C861F43) Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010 (4D1B1F24) NuidFltr.sys Fri Apr 8 18:58:16 2011 (4D9F9308) ctxusbm.sys Thu May 12 23:05:00 2011 (4DCC9FDC) GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 15:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1) TuneUpUtilitiesDriver64.sys Fri May 25 06:28:19 2012 (4FBF5EC3) MpFilter.sys Thu Aug 23 19:03:14 2012 (5036B6B2) point64.sys Tue Sep 18 06:18:08 2012 (50584A60) dc3d.sys Tue Sep 18 06:18:24 2012 (50584A70) atikmpag.sys Thu Sep 27 21:12:52 2012 (5064F994) atikmdag.sys Thu Sep 27 22:14:57 2012 (50650821) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Wed Nov 14 16:40:08.355 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** atikmpag.sys Fri Jul 27 21:14:47 2012 (50133D07) atikmdag.sys Fri Jul 27 21:48:09 2012 (501344D9) cpuz136_x64.sys Sat Oct 27 13:24:41 2012 (508C18D9) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Fri Nov 9 16:14:21.293 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** AODDriver2.sys Thu Apr 5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499) point64.sys Sun May 27 10:20:05 2012 (4FC23815) dc3d.sys Sun May 27 10:20:12 2012 (4FC2381C) NuidFltr.sys Fri Jun 1 04:26:51 2012 (4FC87CCB) atikmdag.sys Mon Oct 22 22:23:58 2012 (5085FFBE) atikmpag.sys Mon Oct 22 22:27:36 2012 (50860098) ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии`` **************************Thu Nov 1 10:52:01.690 2012 (UTC - 5:00)************************** netr28x.sys Wed Feb 25 22:02:09 2009 (49A60631) http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=mcdbus.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdsata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdxata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=netr28x.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt64win7.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=NuidFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ctxusbm.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TuneUpUtilitiesDriver64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=MpFilter.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=point64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dc3d.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
cpuz136_x64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=point64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dc3d.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=NuidFltr.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=netr28x.sys




First, the basics:

Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (BIOS FH)
CPU: Intel i7 980X (not overclocked)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 580 running driver 306.97 (latest)
Memory: 6 x 4gigs Corsair (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

My computer has been running fine for 2 years and all of a sudden I'm having a lot of random problems which may or may not be related. Of course, nothing definitive has come up which is why I'm here.

1) 5 days ago my computer froze, screen went black, and there was a loud grinding sounding coming from the computer. I restarted and inspected all the fans, especially the PSU, but everything went back to normal. Also monitored temperatures with no issues

2) Starting today I'm noticing all sorts of keyboard and mouse issues. I'm seeing intermittent input lag on the mouse where if I move it in circles it stutters and freezes in place randomly. My keyboard is sometimes outputting information when I'm not typing like "ddddddddddddddddddd" or alt-tabing dozens of times. The mouse issues are more common than the keyboard, but both come and go randomly. As I'm typing this neither are displaying the issue.

3) I've had 2 BSODs today, both which reported almost no useful information with codes:
0x0000001e (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000).

Could this be a dying motherboard? I haven't done much software installation lately, so I don't know what could be causing it all of a sudden. I'm not sure if the crash a couple of days ago is actually related, as it worked fine for 4 days before displaying problems today.

Without anything definitive I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Attached Files cpuz-info.zip (270.7 KB, 10 views) Last edited by ApolloX; 11-28-2012 at 10:13 PM. Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: Lots of Random Problems - Motherboard Dying? I'm very late for work, please excuse the short reply.

Check the video card
Run these free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

More info on the STOP 0x1E error (short for the stuff that you posted): BSOD Index
Notice the "Usual Causes" section -

Need the info from here to make a more complete analysis: How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

Probably not the mobo (they don't make grinding noises - and the grinding noise is the most significant symptom that you had).




Greetings,

I am currently solving the following puzzles:

1) I need to restrict use of an account to certain hours, however it is greatly undesirable to limit any other function of the account (except, of course, the ability to change parental control settings).

2) I would like to be able to shut the computer down remotely over the internet without the user sitting at the computer being able to prevent it.

The reason is my boss and his son's computer. My boss wants to be able to specify the time at which his son can use the computer, but he doesn't want to limit the way he uses it.

So my solution to the 1st puzzle would be to set up parental control, which is easy. However, it only works for standard accounts that cannot install applications - and that is a problem that makes this solution unusable. Is there any way to have an administrator-like account that would only restrict the time of use and access to parental controls and nothing else?

2nd problem could be easily solved by TeamViewer (or other remote control software), but then I need to tell Windows to forbid unauthorized users to uninstall it or change firewall settings for it.

How can I satisfy my boss' requirements, please? 3rd party applications are welcome too if Windows settings alone are incapable of doing what I need. I should note that the computer is not (and will not be) a part of any domain, it is only part of a simple home network. The operating system is Windows 7 Professional.

Thank you for any and all replies.

P.S.: Sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm a newbie. The section seemed right to me.




When you have a Ferrari you might want to test drive it on a circuit, where there are none of the limitations of a town street. Well, when you have Internet Explorer 9 Beta you need a УcircuitФ on which to test it, something more than just your average Internet websites, applications and services.

Somewhere where you could really go Уpedal to the metalФ on IE9. Where the browser will show just what it is capable of.

Fortunately enough, a wide range of such sites designed for Internet Explorer 9 already exist, with a plethora of Microsoft partners introducing new IE9-related web projects with the launch of the Beta on September 15th, 2010.

The Beauty of the Web launch event for IE9 Beta earlier this week was a real show of force from Microsoft partners.

At the bottom of the screen I included a range of photos from the partner section of the event. Below you will also be able to find a list of links with some amazing IE9 websites from the software giantТs Beauty of the Web event.

УRicher Web experiences can blend into the consumer's desktop experience comfortably and consistently. So, today we have an A to Z, literally, of Web sites, partners, live with Web experiences that take advantage of IE9, even more than the A to Z of the Web,Ф revealed Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer, Microsoft earlier this week.

Users will be able to easily notice that IE9 can enhance the experiences associated with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Netlog.

But there is additional bleeding edge content from various web design firms, and new perspectives on entertainment and news from BBC, CNN, Hulu, Vimeo, and Daily Motion.

Over 50 projects were on display in total, many of them built in very short time, just a matter of weeks, in preparation for the event.

But all of them extremely impressive, and all of them already live on the web, and available to testers around the world.

ItТs important to underline that although the Redmond company catalyzed the creation of the projects, it made sure to have them work not only across Internet Explorer 9, but also across rival browsers.

Superb projects such as Endless Mural will function in IE9, as well as any other browser that supports HTML5.

All the websites featured at the Beauty of the web event in fact, are set up to take advantage of modern web standards, such as HTML5, CSS3, SVG, etc.

And usage is in no way restricted to IE9, which is a brilliant move from Microsoft, showing its commitment to users, developers and partners alike, and a strong focus on driving the web forward by making the same markup vision a reality.

УToday partners around the Internet join us in releasing new experiences for the Web. Over 70 top sites and brands that reach over two-thirds of active Internet users. Together that's over 800 million visitors whose Web experience just got better on Windows with IE9,Ф Hachamovitch added on September 15th.

Here is the list of IE9 websites, with short descriptions from Microsoft:

У1. Amazon - Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company.

By integrating the pinning and Jump List features enabled by Internet Explorer 9, Amazon continues to enhance the on-line shopping experience for customers by giving them easy access to Amazon.com favorites such as Gold Box Deals and Best Sellers as well as enabling customers to manage their accounts and check the status of orders quickly and effortlessly.

2. Agent 008 Ball by Pixel Lab - Agent 008 Ball is an addictive game that combines billiards with the high stakes world of international espionage. Cutting edge HTML5 features (like Audio and Canvas) supported by Internet Explorer 9, combined with stunning graphics draw you in as you attempt to beat a timer and avoid the nefarious tricks of the terrorist organization CHALK.

3. Always Beautiful by Big Spaceship - Using the new features included in Internet Explorer 9, Big Spaceship created Always Beautiful, an interactive visualization set to music.

Users manipulate colors and objects that adapt to the song's rhythm and structure. At the end of the song, the user is shown the high-resolution artwork they've created using the powerful SVG capabilities and improved JavaScript performance of Internet Explorer 9.

4. AP News Reader by Vectorform - The AP News Lab "Timeline Reader" is a collaboration between Vectorform and The Associated Press (AP) exploring new ways of visualizing and reading online news.

We sought out to create a fully featured online reader application that showcases the beautiful high-res imagery from the AP side-by-side with a full article reading experience.

Users can browse through all of their favorite news categories simultaneously in a timeline visualization that frames the dayТs events in a complete chronological sequence. The site is also a showcase of the latest advances in HTML5 and CSS3 supported in modern web browsers.

Some of the new technologies utilized were the HTML5 canvas tag to create a fast loading and snappy intro animation/splash screen, HTML5 local storage to keep track of read articles and a reading queue, and CSS3 support for embedding web fonts.

5. AMD Space Command - AMD Space Command is a fun game that shows the graphics acceleration of Direct2D technology in the Internet Explorer 9 browser.

Shoot as many space attackers possible, and use the УGPU capacitorФ to adjust the intensity of the game. AMD Space Command is built in HTML5, leveraging the GPU in your PC to improve graphics.

You can see this first hand by keeping track of the Frames Per Second (FPS) as you adjust your GPU capacitor!

6. BeatKeep by Archetype - Community and creativity are the driving forces behind ArchetypeТs BeatKeep application.

BeatKeep allows drummers, musicians, and music enthusiasts to discover, create, and share beats of any genre. Through intuitive interactions and the power of HTML5 on Internet Explorer 9, BeatKeep allows users to create unique audio tracks and share them on social networks like Facebook.

7. Beautiful Explorer by Soleil Noir - Web is beautiful, spontaneous, ephemeral and so creative. The beauty of the web is the creative contents produced by everyday people. This website is a design trends daily overview. We hope you'll enjoy it.

8. BMW Vision by EMC - EMC Consulting and BMW have a created the BMW Car Configurator, a ground-breaking tool that shows off the extraordinary BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car.

The experience relies on the high performance of Internet Explorer 9, bringing together the awesome power of Chakra, its new JavaScript engine, and GPU acceleration to enable car enthusiasts to manipulate both the car and its environment with a fluid three-dimensional feel.

9. Brain Power by R2Integrated and Scientific America - R2integrated developed Brain Power, a website and interactive learning tool to introduce users to the many parts of the human brain and its functionality.

Brain Power uses HTML5, SVG, CSS3, and JavaScript. An animation layer produces real-time interactions with elements drawn within the HTML5 canvas.

The HTML5/CSS3 engine within Internet Explorer 9 makes full rich interactive applications practical for all new websites. In short, HTML5 and Internet Explorer 9 introduce end users to new levels of flexibility, capability, and expression.

10. Chinese Shadow Play by RedSAFI - Chinese Shadow Play is a traditional form of Chinese art. This demo lets users choose an iconic Chinese shadow puppets, play with puppets individually and organize the puppets in formations.

This demo shows off the power of the Internet Explorer 9 Canvas by featuring a physics engine and a bones system, as well as beautiful bitmap art to create an engaging viewing experience.

11. Also by RedSAFI: Chinese Kite Experiment - In this demo, a user can select a kite and choose a flight pattern.

The user can also add fans to the stage and add collision detection to alter the kiteТs flight. This demo shows off Internet Explorer 9 Canvas performance by featuring a physics engine to create the flying environment.

12. Comicx Parallax by Steaw Design - As web technologies continue to evolve, we prepare to enter the age of HTML5. Created for Beauty of The Web in honor of the Internet Explorer 9 launch, УNever Mind the BulletsФ offers the traditional comic strip experience enriched by parallax.

With a simple movement of the mouse, the strip is animated and the story comes to life. It unfolds at LongHorn Gush, a quiet town troubled by a band of outlaws, The Red Bandanas.

However, with the arrival of the famous Bill УOne ShotФ Collins, things are about to change.

13. Cracked.com by Demand Media - Pinning Cracked.com to your task bar allows you easier access to one of the fastest growing humor sites in the world.

Now all of CrackedТs award-winning content is only one click away Ц no matter where you are online!

14. DailyMotion - Dailymotion is pleased to announce the release of its new HTML5 Player Beta and Demo.

This development takes advantage of the latest web standards, and permits streaming video playback without the need for plugins," said Olivier Poitrey, CTO and Co-Founder.

"We are excited to partner with Microsoft for this announcement as the new Internet Explorer 9 shows commitment to both web standards and innovation. Internet Explorer 9 sets itself apart by supporting hardware accelerated graphics and offering users a more app-like experience with their new Site Mode.

15. Digital News Archive (DNA) by Nave - The web site provides Korean newspapers from various publishers dates starting from 1960's to 1990's.

Users can easily browse through the newspapers using simple UI. To maximize the user experience, the Canvas element was heavily utilized. With the Canvas, we could make zoom, page navigation and other transitions smooth and enjoyable for the users.

16. Discovery - As the worldТs number one nonfiction media company, Discovery Communications is always looking for new ways to engage with our passionate fans.

By building new Internet Explorer 9 functionality into Discovery.com, TLC.com and AnimalPlanet.com, we are able to give audiences even more ways to interact with and learn from their favorite TV shows and personalities.

17. EBay

18. eHow by Demand Media - eHow offers more than 2 million articles and videos, providing visitors with trusted solutions for completing lifeТs daily tasks or larger projects.

With Internet Explorer 9, users enjoy an optimized and more dynamic eHow, a faster loading and immersive video experience - without the need for 3rd party software - plus new tools to bring relevant eHow content straight to our userТs fingertips.

19. Facebook - More than 500 million people actively engage with their friends on Facebook each month.

With IE9, Facebook users will be able to more quickly access and manage their social activities through the browser and get back to their friends via a seamless and rich experience.

20. Flixster - Flixster is the largest online movie community and the leading movie application for mobile devices.

Flixster is using Internet Explorer 9Тs new features to give users quick and easy access to great movie content right from the desktop.

21. Floweroscope by LA Surprise - Floweroscope provides users with a kaleidoscope-like online artistic experience that explores the new capacities of Internet Explorer 9 to create a unique animation experience.

Floweroscope provides symmetrical effects and randomly generated shapes, and the user controls the shape colors and sizes.

An HTML5-supported volume effect and the new Chakra JavaScript engine immerse the user into the experience. The Internet Explorer 9 Canvas element provides an innovative way to draw hardware-accelerated animations without plugins.

22. Gorillaz - Gorillaz.com has been optimised for Internet Explorer 9 to take advantage of some great new integration features with Windows 7.

Fans can now drag the Gorillaz favicon to their taskbar and access it like an app. Right-clicking on the Gorillaz icon in the taskbar provides access to site features like News or the G Player.

Gorillaz fans can even personalise this list by clicking the star to save any page. Powered by HTML5, MurdocТs Reading Room is turned into an interactive space.

He'll talk you through it as you zoom up to the gallery wall and listen to tracks, bring up the Story So Far book off his coffee table with stunning pictures, html5 video and audio, and have a nosey look through the contents of his laptop. Click on the video to play an HTML5 video!

23. Hulu - Hulu on Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7 will allow users to customize their Jump List menu with the most popular destinations on the site.

To customize, users simply select the menu items in their profile page and they become accessible whenever/wherever you are on Hulu.com.

The site will also enable contextual menus on Show Pages and Watch Pages allowing users to Subscribe to shows or control their video watching experience during content playback.

24. IMDb - More than 100 million unique visitors per month turn to IMDb to discover which movies are coming out and decide what to watch.

IMDbТs new HD Trailer Gallery utilizes HTML5 and Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration to dramatically enhance the trailer viewing and movie discovery experience on IMDb.

25. Jack & the Beanstalk, an Animated, Interactive Storybook by Clarity Consulting - The site blends fantasy and realism in custom illustrations animated by physics-based JavaScript.

The GPU acceleration in Internet Explorer 9 allows for smooth rendering of animations, even when leveraging heavy physics libraries. Coupled with SVG graphics and embedded audio most are surprised to hear the entire site has been created using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

The newly supported features of Internet Explorer 9 allows for rich interactivity without the overhead of the traditional plug-in based model.

26. JitterBug by Cynergy - JitterBug is a fast, fun game built exclusively in HTML5. Showing off the rich media and rendering power of Internet Explorer 9, the game challenges the player to draw lassos around fast moving bugs to unlock the Band and start the show before the time runs out.

Relying heavily on Internet Explorer 9Тs impressive Canvas abilities, this rich playing experience redefines whatТs possible in HTML based game play.

27. Kaboodle - Kaboodle is the InternetТs largest social website for passionate shoppers. KaboodleТs shopping tools allow users to add products from anywhere online to their Kaboodle lists and to share those products with others.

The siteТs integration with Internet Explorer 9 will provide Kaboodle community members with easy access to their personalized shopping content via a custom Jump List, ensuring that it is always just one click away.

28. LinkedIn - LinkedIn is an Internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals.

The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing.

The LinkedIn Web site launched in 2003 and is the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 75 million members, representing 200 countries and executives from every Fortune 500 company.

LinkedInТs integration with Internet Explorer 9 will provide its members with one-click access to their professional network and business insights via a custom Jump List.

29. Live Strong by Demand Media - LIVESTRONG.COM inspires and empowers people to achieve their daily goals around living healthy.

With Internet Explorer 9, users enjoy a more dynamic experience including an expanded HD video browsing and improved recipe discovery.

A newly optimized experience of the popular MyPlate food and fitness tracking application keeps users engaged in real-time.

30. Lost WorldТs Fairs by Friends of Mighty - To celebrate Internet Explorer 9Тs support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) Jason Santa Maria, Frank Chimero, Naz Hamid, and Trent Walton have teamed up to create a series of web broadsheets for WorldТs Fairs that never were.

Each piece uses fully live text (with some HTML5 and CSS3) to showcase whatТs typographically possible on the web.

31. MONA (Museum Of Neverending Art) by groupeReflect - At the MONA, users work together to create the biggest online artwork ever.

Everyone can create, draw, write, upload pictures, and add and alter things on the canvas. ItТs a user-generated piece of art, which is constantly in motion.

Using Internet Explorer 9 technologies such as HTML5 / CSS3, WebFonts, Canvas and the new Internet Explorer 9 JavaScript Engine, MONA makes you rediscover the beauty of the web, as well as recreate it.

32. MySpace - MySpace Video offers music videos, full episodes of TV shows, and user generated content and creates a social environment for users to view, create and share videos with friends.

In Internet Explorer 9, MySpace Video serves over 200,000 videos and UGC video clips in state of the art high-def H.264 in full compliance with HTML5. Jump Lists in Internet Explorer 9 offer quick content discovery and easy navigation.

33. National Museum Gallery China by NX - One of the most famous museums in China, National Museum of China (NMC) now allows visitors to explore the galleries on their feet or on the web.

Internet Explorer 9Тs HTML5 support is just right for this scenario: easy to develop with great flexibility, smooth video and audio playback and a fast experience with the new JavaScript engine.

34. Netlog - Netlog is an online platform where users can keep in touch with and extend their social network and is currently available in 37 languages and has more than 69 million members throughout Europe, and this number increases every day.

Netlog is taking advantage of pinning site to the taskbar and thereby making sure users get to the activities within Netlog they care about via the Jump List.

35. One Day in Beijing by Toujie - One Day in Beijing provides a virtual tour of famous Beijing sites, including the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Tian An Men, and National Stadium China (Bird Nest).

These are the must-go places for anyone touring Beijing. By harnessing the power of Internet Explorer 9 and HTML5 along with the Internet Explorer 9 Canvas 2D API, we created a multitude of interactive scenarios.

Users can experience flying clouds and mouse sensitive navigation, as well as other HTML 5 demos like flying kites, and piyingxi.

36. Photobucket - Photobucket is the premier destination for saving, sharing, searching, and creating images and video on the Web.

With Internet Explorer 9, Photobucket is using Jump List, which will allow users to access both their own content and content from topical УFind StuffФ categories directly from their desktop.

37. Quiksilver

38. Red Bull by Archetype - Archetype has created a next generation global media and social experience for Red Bull.

This interactive application allows users to browse Red BullТs rich set of photos and video, dynamically surfacing content based on its popularity in social networking sites and on users' interests.

It takes advantage of HTML 5, SVG, CSS3, Jump Lists, Scaling, Audio/Video tags and custom font features and functionality offered by Internet Explorer 9 to raise the bar for interactivity and design in standards based websites.

39. Rough Guides by Metia - Members of this interactive community use an animated compass to navigate a map of the world; view geo-located photographs pulled from the Flickr database; and explore 200 travel experiences selected by Rough Guides.

Members can also submit their own images to the community, and share favourite experiences from their online travels using Facebook, Twitter and email.

40. RTL - RTL Group is a house of excellent content and powerful brands, which is able to deliver its content to all media platforms worldwide and to repeat its broadcasting success story in every country while fulfilling its obligation to society.

By combining pinning, Jump List and previews into the RTL experience, Internet Explorer 9 users get convenient access to the most popular RTL content.

41. Sohu NBA by Digital Hall nbadata.sports.sohu.com - Sohu Sports is one of the most popular interactive sports information network among sport enthusiasts.

Being the NBA-licensed live video broadcast site for NBA events in China, NBA fans can access team schedules, game videos and team/player data, photos, chat rooms, voting and other interactive features. Internet Explorer 9 plus HTML 5 gives an unparalleled high performance hardware accelerated graphics and video experience.

42. t-online.de - This showcase is a sneak peek at the future of t-online.de.

Core features are new picture and video galleries, a 360 degree view of consumer products and a fun and challenging online game, all completely realized in HTML 5.

This, as well as the implementation of the Internet ExplorerТs Jump List feature, offers the user a glimpse of what a modern news website could be like when fully implementing the power and simplicity of HTML 5 in combination with the Internet ExplorerТs unique way to surf the web.

43. The Doll Parade by Freetouch - The Doll Parade allows its users to assemble a wide variety of dolls by customizing their arms, legs, faces and apparel.

Once the doll is assembled the users doll along with other creations march smoothly via an HTML5 Canvas. The experiences takes advantage of HTML 5 (Canvas), SVG and CSS3.

44. The Killers by SparKart - The Killers' website chronicles the band's career, and offers users a seamless browsing experience of the bandТs music and video content.

The website takes advantage of HTML5, Canvas & SVG across the site's panoramic landscape & internal sections, leveling the playing field in displaying content to users across multiple platforms & devices.

45. The Shodo by Business Architects - The Kanji Calligraphy website takes advantage of powerful new Internet Explorer 9 features to introduce users to the beautiful Japanese calligraphy known as Shodo.

Even better, Kanji Calligraphy allows users to create their own calligraphy-based art work and share it on Twitter and Facebook.

This site is based on several of the features supported by Internet Explorer 9 HTML5 (canvas, video element, audio element), SVG, and WOFF.

46. The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com offers breaking news coverage, real time quotes, and in-depth analysis and commentary to the business elite.

Its high-end magazine, WSJ., emphasizes luxury and discerning lifestyle content. To make it easier for users to find and enjoy the content, WSJ is implementing favicons, pinning and the Jump List functionality of Internet Explorer 9 and employing HTML5 features for the visually enriched magazine.

Users can more quickly and easily access Journal content on their faster Internet Explorer 9 browsers.

47. TopGear.com by BBC - TopGear.com is the award-winning website of the world famous motoring entertainment brand, Top Gear.

Top Gear presenters, producers, magazine team, and contributors regularly post on TopGear.com. The Cool Wall leverages the HTML5 and hardware accelerated graphics support in Internet Explorer 9 to provide amazingly smooth transitions, Deep Zoom functionality and slick video playback.

48. Twitter - Twitter lets you share and discover what's happening in your world. The Twitter pinned app in Internet Explorer 9 makes it easy to jump into your Twitter timeline, read and send direct messages, and more, so it's never more than a click away.

49. USA Today - As a part of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, USA TODAY built a multimedia project examining where things now stand in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

To build the site, we used a variety of web standards, including HTML5 video tag and several CSS3 features, that take advantage of the capabilities of cutting-edge web technologies in Internet Explorer 9.

50. Vodpod - Vodpod makes it easy to build your own video channel with your favorite videos from the Web, and to tune in to channels by other members who share your tastes and interests.

By pinning Vodpod to the taskbar in Internet Explorer 9, users will be able to jump right to their real-time Vodpod feed, to their video collection, or to their favorite channels.

51. WebVizBench by Stimulant and KEXP - WebVizBench lets fans of SeattleТs non-profit radio station KEXP explore historical airplay data, while putting HTML 5's new features to the test. Sift and sort through 6+ years of music, or use the benchmark mode to see how your browser, CPU and GPU stack up against a thorough battery of DOM, canvas, typographic, SVG and video rendering tests.

52. XING - XING is a social network for business professionals with more than 9.6 million members worldwide.

Using Internet Explorer 9 technology such as Jump Lists, XING members can perform tasks like sending messages faster than ever and also receive real-time updates about their network. This supports our XING Anywhere strategy and our efforts to provide our members with great usability.

53. Yahoo! Japan - Through Jump Lists in Internet Explorer 9, users of Yahoo! can enjoy the СPeopleТ, 'TV', 'Game/Animation', and 'Sports' categories of search ranking, and further enjoy it by switching to Yahoo! Auction, and Yahoo! Answer to see what is actively traded or discussed related to popular queries.

54. ZKM - УExhibition and ArchiveФ presents a historic online exhibition and a new experience of archival survey.

The side is driven by HTML5, CANVAS, CSS3, SVG and Jump List, which allow graphically rich, standard conform applications and avoids plugins. The pure implementation supports the modern claim of Уform follows functionФ and adds sustainability.Ф

54 Amazing IE9 Websites You Have to Try - Softpedia




I started off on this website in the "Windows Installation Upgrade" section. I started there because of problems installing Windows 7. I was pretty ticked off at the time because 7 wouldnt install. I dont think I made any friends. I wont bore you with the details.

At that time I said I was going to get an imac and even after I said that I continued to do everything possible to get 7 installed but it just wore me out.

I am typing now on a used 7 month old imac that i bought today. I have been "playing" with this thing for roughly 6 hours now and havent had one weird thing happen while cruising the net. No pop-up's, no notifications, nothing. I know that isnt a long time but last week when reinstalled xp I didnt even have time to download/install my av/popup/adware software before getting slammed with crap.

I'm actually in Windows XP right now because I can boot between osx and windows. I like that because there are 2 programs that I need that only run under windows. I only need them occasionally but until they are available in osx or I find a replacement I still need xp. Windows is quite elegant looking running on the mac I must say.

What's strange is that xp actually runs better on this system than it did on my pc. I dont understand how that is. I would think it should run slower and/or have weird problem but it doesnt. I was fine with the speed of my pc. If windows 7 would have installed i would have been ok. Looking back tho, I did hate the malware/popup/dialog box crap. After 20 years of that it kinda wore me out i guess. I was hoping 7 would have stopped it but now I wont know.

The imac doesnt seem to be way faster for the most part (it's only a 2.8gig duo) but it is predictable. By that I mean that when you click on things stuff just works. No hoping that it will work...it just does. That's pretty cool.

The keyboard kinda sucks. At least the space bar does. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm not use to it.

Someday I will give 7 another try but I have to wait until I can get the bad taste out of my mouth.

Just wanted to let 'ya all know my experience. It's honest and I'm not bashing 7, I just never got a chance to try it so maybe one of these days I can give a comparison review.

So there 'ya go.

obviously I havent master the art of posting since I posted the same thing twice. Hey Mike can you delete this one.




Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.
[00:00] - Build wrap up and a look back.
[01:52] - Larry's Forza Horizon weekend.
[04:25] - Bing desktop not working in Windows 8.
[06:10] - Email body is blank SBS2011.
[08:00] - Recommendations for RAID0 with SSD's.
[11:38] - What VPN infrastructures are supported in-box by Windows RT.
[13:02] - How to get file drag and drop with Skydrive in Windows 8.
[13:43] - Suggested method for installing Windows 8 Pro on a blank drive.
[15:05] - VHD licensing issues.
[16:00] - Using license key after upgrading to Windows 8.
[17:49] - Cannot delete .vhd file.
[18:27] - Is there a C++ API for seeing all in range wireless SSIDs and signal levels.
[19:53] - How to make the Windows 8 onscreen keyboard bigger.
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: Channel 9 Live at Build, Dave Campbell, Jeff Han, Defrag Tools.
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: Wish Kickstarter project.

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.
[01:26] - SBS 2011 email body blank redux.
[02:40] - Upgrading to Windows 8, uninstalling a key.
[04:30] - Running Bing Desktop on Windows 8.
[05:24] - CPU at 100%, restore, hang, replacing HDD.
[07:48] - On Bing app, why are buttons disabled.
[08:28] - Can old upgraded OS key be used after Win8 upgrade.
[09:19] - Is there a full boxed version of Win8,
[10:30] - Is there a way to get old keyboard settings from Win7.
[11:47] - What if bugcheck occurs from an OEM's Win8 driver.
[13:35] - What is best method to report bugs to Microsoft.
[13:55] - How to disable auto search for printers in Windows 8.
[14:52] - Is there ever a need to use ee377058 on a home desktop or laptop?
[16:15] - How is Windows 8 so much better than Vista on same hardware? [link]
[18:30] - Is there a way to get a VHD to load when a machine boots on Win7 Enterprise.
[19:35] - Is there a way to get Flip 3D back on Windows 8.
[21:12] - When hitting 4GB of memory usage on WinXP 32bit, why does system slow.
[22:56] - Running Vaio SVE15118FN on Win7 and has very slow startup time. (link)
[24:20] - How safe is it to install a random font found on the web. [link]
[28:58] - Audio not playing from Windows 8 Store apps, works otherwise.
[29:55] - Pick of the Week: Windows 8 Nook app. [link]

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:17] - Network card getting a red X.
[04:22] - Can't read .hlp files on Windows 7. [link]
[05:26] - What actually goes on with automatic maintenance. [link]
[08:08] - Is it a good idea to move pagefile to another drive.
[09:20] - Perils of just cutting power to turn off a PC.
[14:22] - Admin account not acting as an admin account.
[18:07] - Using higher res icons for folders.
[21:27] - Thumbnails in a directory are not filling in.
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: NettleBox virtual holography. [link]
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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Andrew Richards (filling in for Gov who will be back next week) and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:18] - Just install 7-Zip.
[01:20] - 3D things Siodmy would print.
[03:22] - Time consuming reinstall of OS.
[05:42] - Chad Beeder update on monitor turning off after 1 minute at lock screen. [link]
[06:40] - "Leftovers" after uninstalling legacy apps as related to Windows Store apps.
[14:16] - IE crashing but unsure how to get good dump from the right process.
[20:57] - PDF displays every time user starts PC.
[22:00] - Renaming Microsoft account. [link]
[23:53] - Getting bugcheck DPC_Watchdog_Violation 0x00000133.
[28:30] - Where is the temporary profile stored on Windows 7.
[29:50] - Pick of the Week 1: Developing an app with VS 3D Starter kit. [link]
[30:36] - Pick of the Week 2: Unity 3D conference sessions are available for download. [link]
[31:30] - Pick of the Week 3: Movi M10. [link]

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With the release of Windows Phone 8, a few new developer API endpoints were made available that allow third-party applications to change the device lockscreen image. In this article, I am establishing the infrastructure and building a mobile application that provides the ability to choose from a number of dynamic image sets, from which images can be selected and then cycled as lockscreen wallpapers.
What do you need

You will need to download and install ASP.NET MVC3 to work on the web frontend and Windows Phone 8 SDK to work on the mobile applications. An Azure Mobile Services account will be necessary, and of course donТt forget to download and install the Azure Mobile Services client libraries. All three components are available at no additional charge.
NOTE: Without the Azure Mobile Services SDK installed on the development machine, the compilation process will fail for the Windows Phone application.
Setting up The Data Store

First we need to establish the general design of the application and organize the workflow. The application will provide two ways to assign the dynamic lockscreen:

With the help of custom image sets that are provided by the service;With the help of self-created image sets, aggregated from images provided by the service but ultimately managed by the end-user.
LetТs talk about the general data model. Every image belongs to a certain category and to keep track of each we need a table with two columnsЧcategory ID and category name. We also need another core table containing the image references themselves, with the following columns: image URL, descriptive name, and the category ID to which it belongs. The overall structure looks like this:

Now to the Windows Azure Management Portal and creating a new Mobile Service.

Once created, you need to specify database information, just like you would with a standard SQL Server database:

As the database is being created, you can easily integrate it with SQL Server Management Studio. You will need the server address, which may be obtained in the Azure Management Portal. To login, use the credentials that you set when creating the core database.
Create the two tables mentioned above, with the following column configuration:
Categories

ID - intName Ц varchar(100)
Images

ID Ц intURL Ц varchar(500)Name Ц varchar(100)CategoryID Ц int
You can create these tables either in the SQL Server Management Studio or through the Azure Management Portal. However, you will need the Management Studio to create the column structure, as the Azure Management Portal does not offer this functionality right now.
By default, the id column will be created automatically. To add the Name column to the Categories table, run this query:

ALTER TABLE c4flockscreen.CategoriesADD Name VARCHAR(100)To add the missing columns to the Images table, simply execute this query:

ALTER TABLE c4flockscreen.ImagesADD URL VARCHAR(500),Name VARCHAR(100),CategoryID INTNow that the database is ready, weТll proceed to working on the web layer, which will effectively be the administrative portal for the service.
Creating the Web Portal

There should be a way to easily manage images and constantly expand the collection of possible lockscreen wallpapers. One way to do this is create a basic management portal that can carry basic CRUD operations.
Start by creating an empty project:

If you are not yet aware of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development pattern, here is a good read explaining the fundamentals.
Create a new controller in the Controllers folder, named HomeController. This will be the only controller created in this project. For now, add an ActionResult-based function that will return the main view:

using System.Web.Mvc;namespace Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Web.Controllers{ public class HomeController : Controller { public ActionResult MainView() { return View(); } }}Having the controller without the proper views is pointless, so create a new view in Views/Home and name it MainView. For now, do not focus on the visual layout of the page, but rather on the functional aspect of the web frontend. If you run the application now, you will most likely get a 404 response. That is because the associated home view is by default not found. Open App_Start/RouteConfig.cs and make sure that the default view is set to MainView instead of Index.

routes.MapRoute(name: "Default",url: "{controller}/{action}/{id}",defaults: new { controller = "Home", action = "MainView", id = UrlParameter.Optional });The core is created and now if running the web application you will see a basic HTML page:

We now need to handle data from the Azure Mobile Services database. Out-of-the-box, there is no ASP.NET SDK available, but the database can be easily accessed through a REST API. But before that, we need to define the data models for the Categories and Images table. Begin by creating two classes in the Models folder:
Category.cs:

public class Category{public int? id { get; set; }public string Name { get; set; }}Image.cs:

public class Image{public int? id { get; set; } public string URL { get; set; }public string Name { get; set; }public int CategoryID { get; set; }}Each of the properties is tied to the associated column in the database we created earlier. Notice that the ID values are nullable. This is introduced because the index will by default be automatically assigned. When new instances of Category or Image are created, I will not explicitly set the id property, so keeping it null instead of at a potential default value of 0 will ensure that it is properly set on the backend.
LetТs now create the connectivity engine that will allow us to query the content of the data store. For this purpose, I created a DataStore folder and a DataEngine class inside it. We will need a unique API key for each of our requests, so open the Azure Management Portal and obtain it from there:

In order to keep consistency between projects, and to be able to re-use the same Azure Mobile Services API key and core URL, I created an AuthConstants class in the context of the Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core project. It carries three static fields:

public static class AuthConstants{ public static string AmsApiKey = "YOUR_KEY_HERE"; public const string AmsUrl = "https://c4flockscreen.azure-mobile.net/"; public const string AmsTableUrl = AmsUrl + "tables/";}Back in the ASP.NET project, the query operations are carried with the help of HttpClient initialized in the class constructor, which also includes the key used to authenticate the requests via the X-ZUMO-APPLICATION header:

private HttpClient client;public DataEngine(){ client = new HttpClient(); client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("X-ZUMO-APPLICATION", KEY); client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json")); }This is the basic data harness. I also implemented two core methods in order to get all existing categories:

public IEnumerable GetAllCategories(){ var result = client.GetStringAsync(string.Concat(CORE_URL,"Categories")).Result; IEnumerable categories = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(result); return categories; }And images:

public IEnumerable GetAllImages(){ var result = client.GetStringAsync(string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Images")).Result; IEnumerable images = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(result); return images; }For each of these, a basic request is made with the table name appended to the base URL (represented by the CORE_URL constant). Since JSON.NET is now bundled with ASP.NET, I am able to easily deserialize the returned JSON data array to an IEnumerable. There is one problem, however, with the GetAllImages approach. It implies that even if I want to use LINQ to query the existing image collection, I have to first download the entire set locally.
Fortunately, the Azure Mobile Services REST API provides an endpoint with filtering, and thatТs what I am using in GetCategoryById and GetImagesByCategoryId:

public Category GetCategoryById(int id){ string composite = string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Categories?$filter=(id%20eq%20", id.ToString(), ")"); var result = client.GetStringAsync(composite).Result; IEnumerable categories = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(result); return categories.FirstOrDefault();}public IEnumerable GetImagesByCategoryId(int id){ string composite = string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Images?$filter=(CategoryID%20eq%20", id.ToString(), ")"); var result = client.GetStringAsync(composite).Result; IEnumerable images = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(result); return images();}Notice the ?$filter= parameter, in which the conditional is URL encoded and is wrapped in parentheses. For the category query, I am checking the id value, and for the image IТm checking CategoryID.
In the Views/Home folder, create a new view and name it Images. It will be used to list existing images that are associated with one of the selected categories. You also need to adjust the controller code to handle the incoming data:

using Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Web.DataStore;using System.Web.Mvc;namespace Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Web.Controllers{ public class HomeController : Controller { DataEngine engine; public HomeController() { engine = new DataEngine(); } public ActionResult MainView() { var categories = engine.GetAllCategories(); return View(categories); } public ActionResult Images(int categoryId) { var images = engine.GetImagesByCategoryId(categoryId); if (images != null) { return View(images); } return View("MainView"); } }}For the main view, I am getting the list of categories and passing them as the bound model. For the Images view, the category ID is passed as an argument that will later enable the engine to return a list of all images that have CategoryID set to that value. In case the returned list is not null, the view is shown. Otherwise, the main view is the terminal point.
In its current state, IТll be able to use the frontend to list existing categories and images, but not to add, remove, or update items. Adding a category and an image is a matter of modifying an HttpClient request, with the help of HttpRequestMessage. For example, here is how I can add a category through my DataEngine class:

public HttpStatusCode AddCategory(Category category){ var serializedObject = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(category, new JsonSerializerSettings() { NullValueHandling = NullValueHandling.Ignore }); var request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Categories")); request.Content = new StringContent(serializedObject, Encoding.UTF8, "application/json"); var response = client.SendAsync(request).Result; return response.StatusCode;}JSON.NET capabilities are used to serialize the object that needs to be inserted. The POST request is executed against the standard table URL, with the UTF8 encoded JSON string. Since the client is already carrying the basic authentication header, all that needs to be done is calling the SendAsync function.
Updating a category follows the same approach, though a PATCH method is used for the request and the URL contains the index of the category that needs to be updated:

public HttpStatusCode UpdateCategory(Category category){ var request = new HttpRequestMessage(new HttpMethod("PATCH"), string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Categories", "/", category.id)); var serializedObject = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(category); request.Content = new StringContent(serializedObject, Encoding.UTF8, "application/json"); var response = client.SendAsync(request).Result; return response.StatusCode;}To delete a category from the data store, one simply needs to pass a parameter to it that identifies the index of the category that needs to be removed:

public HttpStatusCode DeleteCategoryFromId(int categoryId){ var request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Delete, string.Concat(CORE_URL, "Categories", "/", categoryId)); var response = client.SendAsync(request).Result; return response.StatusCode;}For images, the same methods can be used, with the Images table passed as the name for the target in the composite URL. LetТs now get back to working on some of the views. A static category list is not fun, so letТs create a way to add new categories. Right click on the Views/Home folder and select Add View:

A great thing about the view creation process in Visual Studio is the fact that you are able to use a basic scaffold template for a strongly-typed view. In this case, I am associating it with a Category class and using the Create template. I now need to modify the controller code to process requests to AddCategory. I need to handle two types of requests, GET and POST, because the view will be displayed to both add an item and submit an item:

public ActionResult AddCategory(){ return View(); }[HttpPost]public ActionResult AddCategory(Category category){ if (ModelState.IsValid) { engine.AddCategory(category); return RedirectToAction("MainView"); } return View();}For a GET request, I am simply returning the view. For a POST view, I am adding the category that was defined by the bound model through the local DataEngine instance, after which the user is redirected to the main view. But we also need to add an ActionResult for the MainView to obtain the list of items that are currently in the Categories table:

public ActionResult MainView(){ var categories = engine.GetAllCategories(); return View(categories);}The DataEngine instance will return all categories in an IEnumerable form that are passed as the model for the main view. The layout of MainView.cshtml can be as simple as a table:

@{ ViewBag.Title = "Coding4Fun Dynamic Lockscreen"; }Coding4Fun Dynamic Lockscreen - Categories

ID Category Name @p.id @p.Name @Html.ActionLink("Images", "Images", new { categoryId = p.id }) @Html.ActionLink("Edit", "EditCategory", new { categoryId = p.id }) @Html.ActionLink("Delete", "DeleteCategory", new { categoryId = p.id }) @Html.ActionLink("Add Category", "AddCategory")The ActionLink helper allows me to invoke a view and, if necessary, pass specific parameters to it (e.g., when I need to identify the category that needs to be deleted or edited). Some of the views listed here are not yet created, but I can easily use placeholder names in any case.
The ultimate result for the main page will look like this:

Notice that you are also able to add new categories now by clicking on the Add Category link on the bottom. This will redirect you to the AddCategory view that we created:

LetТs see how to implement the category editing in the web frontend. First of all, create a new view in Views/Home and name it EditCategory. Use the Edit scaffold template. Like AddCategory, EditCategory needs to be handled in two separate ways for GET and POST requests in the controller:

public ActionResult EditCategory(int categoryId){ Category category; category = engine.GetCategoryById(categoryId); if (category != null) return View(category); return View("MainView");}[HttpPost]public ActionResult EditCategory(Category category){ if (ModelState.IsValid) { engine.UpdateCategory(category); return RedirectToAction("MainView"); } return View();}For a GET request, we need to identify the category that needs to be added by its index, so we are using a categoryId argument passed to the view, which is later used by the DataEngine instance to retrieve the category from the data store. For a POST action, the implementation for UpdateCategory from above is used, where a PATCH request is run with the serialized object bound to the view.
For the Delete action, no additional view is necessary but the controller still needs a handler, so we can use a snippet like this:

public ActionResult DeleteCategory(int categoryId){ engine.DeleteCategoryFromId(categoryId); return RedirectToAction("MainView");}You can use the same approach to add, delete, and edit items in the list of images. For adding images, however, you might want to pass the category identifier. When images are listed after the category has been selected, it is necessary to provide a way to identify the category to which new entities should be added. To do this, we can. in the main controller. pass the category index to the view when the Images action is being triggered:

public ActionResult Images(int categoryId){ var images = engine.GetImagesByCategoryId(categoryId); if (images != null) { ViewData["CID"] = categoryId; return View(images); } return View("MainView");}Afterwards, the categoryId value can be obtained by using the CID key for ViewData inside the view itself.
LetТs now take a look at how images are represented for each category. I created a custom view to list all the images associated with the Images category. If you look above at the controller code, you will notice that I am passing the category ID, through which the image set query is executed, and the returned collection is set as the bound model:

public ActionResult Images(int categoryId){ var images = engine.GetImagesByCategoryId(categoryId); if (images != null) { ViewData["CID"] = categoryId; return View(images); } return View("MainView");}When an image needs to be added, call the AddImage view. In HomeController.cs, it carries implementations for both GET and POST requests:

public ActionResult AddImage(int categoryId){ Image image = new Image(); image.CategoryID = categoryId; return View(image); }[HttpPost]public ActionResult AddImage(HttpPostedFileBase file, Image image){ if (file != null && file.ContentLength > 0) { var fileName = Path.GetFileName(file.FileName); var path = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/Uploads"), image.CategoryID.ToString(), fileName); string dirPath = Path.GetDirectoryName(path); if (!Directory.Exists(dirPath)) Directory.CreateDirectory(dirPath); file.SaveAs(path); string applicationUrl = string.Format("{0}://{1}{2}", HttpContext.Request.Url.Scheme, HttpContext.Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_HOST"], (HttpContext.Request.ApplicationPath.Equals("/")) ? string.Empty : HttpContext.Request.ApplicationPath ); image.URL = Path.Combine(applicationUrl, "Uploads", image.CategoryID.ToString(), fileName); } if (ModelState.IsValid && image.URL != null) { engine.AddImage(image); return RedirectToAction("Images", new { categoryID = image.CategoryID }); } return View();}When a GET request is executed against the AddImage endpoint, I pass the category ID as the flag, signaling which category the image should be included in. When a POST request is executed, it can go two waysЧeither the user is passing an existing link to a hosted image or the user is uploading his own image to the local server. When an upload is inbound, HttpPostedFileBase carries the content that needs to be pushed to the server.
The upload component on the view itself is done by creating a form with a file input:

Or you could upload your own file:

@if (Model != null){ using (Html.BeginForm("AddImage", "Home", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = "multipart/form-data", image = Model })) { @Html.HiddenFor(model => model.CategoryID); }}If there is no file selected, the system assumes that the user just decided to add an existing URL.
ItТs important to mention that the upload workflow relies on the availability of the Upload folder. It is created by default when the project is deployed to the server, but you also need to make sure that the ASP.NET user on the machine where IIS is located has the appropriate write permission for the folder.
The Windows Phone 8 Application Foundation

Create a new Windows Phone 8 application and add a reference to Windows Azure Mobile Services Managed Client. It should be available in the Extensions section if you installed the Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK as I mentioned at the beginning of the article:

In App.xaml.cs you need to create an instance of MobileServiceClient that will be used as the central connection point to the database. Notice that I am using the predefined AMS and API KEY string constants:

public static MobileServiceClient MobileService =new MobileServiceClient(AuthConstants.AmsUrl, AuthConstants.AmsApiKey);The mobile application should also carry the data models for both the categories and images. That said, we can reorganize those a bit for a more convenient data binding layout. To ensure that we can reuse the classes from different application components, I am once again using the Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core project.
Create a new folder called Models and add a new class called Category:

using System.Collections.ObjectModel;namespace Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core.Models{ public class Category { public Category() { Images = new ObservableCollection(); } public int? id { get; set; } public string Name { get; set; } public ObservableCollection Images { get; set; } public override string ToString() { return Name; } }}We are still relying on a nullable index value, but now there is an ObservableCollection for images. The reason for using this specific collection type is because with an ObservableCollection, binding updates are performed automatically when new items are added or removed, therefore cutting the need to implement the notification mechanism.
The ToString function is overridden to simplify data extraction on binding. When a collection with categories will be hooked to a list, for example, I donТt have to create a converter or a property link.
For the Image model, create a new class called Image in the same Models folder:

namespace Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core.Models{ public class Image { public int? id { get; set; } public string URL { get; set; } public string Name { get; set; } public int CategoryID { get; set; } }}Application Workflow & Storage

LetТs talk about how image categories will be handled in the application. On application startup, the database is queried for the available categories and each of them is listed on the home screen. If the user taps on one of the categories, the database is queried for the images that are associated with the category index.
However, the user should also be able to create his own custom categories that will only be available in-app. Those categories can carry images from multiple other categories, if necessary, with the default reference set to the internal storage.
Since we are working with local storage, letТs create a helper class called LocalStorageHelper in the Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core project in the Storage folder. This class will carry basic read and write functions, allowing us to store data internally:

public static class LocalStorageHelper{ public async static void WriteData(string folderName, string fileName, byte[] content) { IStorageFolder rootFolder = ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder; if (folderName != string.Empty) { rootFolder = await rootFolder.CreateFolderAsync(folderName, CreationCollisionOption.OpenIfExists); } IStorageFile file = await rootFolder.CreateFileAsync(fileName, CreationCollisionOption.ReplaceExisting); using (var s = await file.OpenStreamForWriteAsync()) { s.Write(content, 0, content.Length); } } public static async void ClearFolder(string folderName) { var folder = await ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder.GetFolderAsync(folderName); if (folder != null) { foreach (IStorageFile file in await folder.GetFilesAsync()) { await file.DeleteAsync(); } } } public static async Task ReadData(string fileName) { byte[] data; StorageFolder folder = ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder; StorageFile file = await folder.GetFileAsync(fileName); using (Stream s = await file.OpenStreamForReadAsync()) { data = new byte[s.Length]; await s.ReadAsync(data, 0, (int)s.Length); } return Encoding.UTF8.GetString(data, 0, data.Length); } }Notice that I am using the newly-introduced StorageFolder/StorageFile capabilities. If you worked with Windows Store application development, you are probably already familiar with them. Application.Current.LocalFolder gives me direct access to the local directory. which can be modified from within the application itself. It works in a manner similar to IsolatedStorageFile in Windows Phone 7, but with more flexibility when it comes to creating new folders and files and well doing file sweeps.
As I mentioned above, there will be internal data stored as XML. For this purpose, I need a class that carries serialization and deserialization routines, and I can simplify this task by using the Coding4Fun Toolkit Serialize.Save and Serialize.Open capabilities. Calls to these functions allow flexible serialization, where by default the static class is not aware of the serialization type, but is instead able to dynamically infer it from the incoming data. Once the byte layout is obtained for the content, I use the LocalStorageHelper class to write it to a file.
As there are multiple UI items that need to be bound to collections and object instances, I have a CentralBindingPoint class in my main project that is my main view model (it implements INotifyPropertyChanged). It implements the singleton pattern, so that the main instance is created on initialization and is subsequently re-used as necessary:

using Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core.Models;using System;using System.Collections.ObjectModel;using System.ComponentModel;namespace Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Mobile{ public class CentralBindingPoint : INotifyPropertyChanged { static CentralBindingPoint instance = null; static readonly object padlock = new object(); public CentralBindingPoint() { Categories = new ObservableCollection(); CustomCategories = new ObservableCollection(); } public static CentralBindingPoint Instance { get { lock (padlock) { if (instance == null) { instance = new CentralBindingPoint(); } return instance; } } } private ObservableCollection _categories; public ObservableCollection Categories { get { return _categories; } set { if (_categories != value) { _categories = value; NotifyPropertyChanged("Categories"); } } } private ObservableCollection _customCategories; public ObservableCollection CustomCategories { get { return _customCategories; } set { if (_customCategories != value) { _customCategories = value; NotifyPropertyChanged("CustomCategories"); } } } private Category _currentCategory; public Category CurrentCategory { get { return _currentCategory; } set { if (_currentCategory != value) { _currentCategory = value; NotifyPropertyChanged("CurrentCategory"); } } } public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged; private void NotifyPropertyChanged(String info) { if (PropertyChanged != null) { System.Windows.Deployment.Current.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke( () => { PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(info)); }); } } }}On the main page, I create a Pivot-based layout to have an easy way to transition between the web collections (categories) and the local ones:

For each of the collection types, there is a ListBox with a custom DataTemplate assigned for each item. The items are obtained from the Categories collection for web sets and the CustomCategories collection for local sets, both in the CentralBindingPoint view model.
The categories are loaded with the help of the DataEngine class that I added in the Data folder in the main application project. It is a wrapper for the Azure Mobile Services data operations, allowing me to aggregate the list of categories and images, given that I know the category index:

public class DataEngine{ async public Task GetCategoryList() { IMobileServiceTable table = App.MobileService.GetTable(); List data = await table.ToListAsync(); return data; } async public Task GetImagesByCategoryId(int categoryId) { IMobileServiceTable table = App.MobileService.GetTable(); List data = await table.Where(x => x.CategoryID == categoryId).ToListAsync(); return data; }}When the main page loads, I use the local DataEngine instance to call GetCategoryList and obtain a List collection that is subsequently transformed into an ObservableCollection through one of the default constructors:

async void MainPage_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e){ CentralBindingPoint.Instance.Categories = new ObservableCollection(await dataEngine.GetCategoryList()); }When a category is selected in the web sets list, I assign the selected item as the current category and navigate to the ImageSetPage.xaml page that will display the associated images:

async void ListBox_SelectionChanged_1(object sender, System.Windows.Controls.SelectionChangedEventArgs e){ var box = (ListBox)sender; if (box.SelectedItem != null) { Category selectedCategory = (Category)box.SelectedItem; selectedCategory.Images = new ObservableCollection (await dataEngine.GetImagesByCategoryId((int)selectedCategory.id)); CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CurrentCategory = selectedCategory; NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri("/ImageSetPage.xaml", UriKind.Relative)); }}Notice that the images are not loaded at the same time as the categories; rather, theyТre loaded only when a category has been selected, hence the GetImagesByCategoryId call on selection.
For a custom set, the procedure is pretty much the same, the only difference being the fact that image references are already present since those were deserialized from the local storage:

private void lstCustomSets_SelectionChanged_1(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e){ var box = (ListBox)sender; if (box.SelectedItem != null) { Category selectedCategory = (Category)box.SelectedItem; CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CurrentCategory = selectedCategory; NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri("/ImageSetPage.xaml", UriKind.Relative)); }}In ImageSetPage.xaml I use a ListBox with a WrapPanel in the ItemsPanelTemplate, which ensures that I can have only two images in a row and any additions will be wrapped, with a fixed row length. You can get that control from the WPToolkit (formerly known as Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone, available on NuGet).

Here is the basic XAML layout:

Now that we have a basic skeleton for the incoming data, letТs see how it can be transformed into a live lockscreen, on which wallpapers can be cycled. In the ImageSetPage.xaml page I have a button in the application bar that allows me to set the current category as the source for the switching wallpapers.
Currently, each Image instance carries an image URL and the images can be located anywhere outside the application. This can cause problems with the wallpaper setting process, however, since the API only allows local images to be set as background. This means that I need to download each image to the local application folder:

private async void btnSetStack_Click_1(object sender, EventArgs e){ var isProvider = Windows.Phone.System.UserProfile.LockScreenManager.IsProvidedByCurrentApplication; if (!isProvider) { var op = await Windows.Phone.System.UserProfile.LockScreenManager.RequestAccessAsync(); isProvider = op == Windows.Phone.System.UserProfile.LockScreenRequestResult.Granted; } if (isProvider) { downloadableItems = new List(); fileItems = new List(); foreach (var image in CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CurrentCategory.Images) { downloadableItems.Add(image.URL); fileItems.Add(Path.GetFileName(image.URL)); } SerializationHelper.SerializeToFile(fileItems, "imagestack.xml"); LocalStorageHelper.ClearFolder("CurrentSet"); DownloadImages(); grdDownloading.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Visible; }}First of all, I need to make sure that the application can set a lockscreen background and is registered in the OS as a provider. The application needs to state its intent to be able to access the wallpaper by adding this snippet to the WMAppManifest.xml, right after the Tokens node:

downloadableItems is a collection that represents the download queue. fileItems contains the local file names for each image that is about to be downloaded and will be serialized and used in the background agent to iterate through the category files. Whenever the download process is started, an overlay becomes visible to notify the user that the image acquisition process is in progress.
Also, notice the fact that I am calling LocalStorageHelper.ClearFolder, passing the name of the folder as the first argument. I do not want to keep images for sets that are not active, therefore when a new set is selected, the currently stored images are deleted from the CurrentSet folder and replaced by the ones that are about to be downloaded. The implementation of the ClearFolder function looks like this:

public static void ClearFolder(string folderName{ if (store.DirectoryExists(folderName)) { foreach (string file in store.GetFileNames(folderName + "*.*")) { store.DeleteFile(folderName + "" + file); } }}Once the file names are stored in imagestack.xml, the image contents are downloaded via DownloadImages:

void DownloadImages(){ WebClient client = new WebClient(); string fileName = Path.GetFileName(downloadableItems.First()); client.OpenReadAsync(new Uri(downloadableItems.First())); client.OpenReadCompleted += (sender, args) => { Debug.WriteLine("Downloaded " + fileName); LocalStorageHelper.WriteData("CurrentSet", fileName, StreamToByteArray(args.Result)); downloadableItems.Remove(downloadableItems.First()); if (downloadableItems.Count != 0) DownloadImages(); else { grdDownloading.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Collapsed; LocalStorageHelper.CycleThroughImages(); //ScheduledActionService.LaunchForTest("LockscreenChanger", TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5)); } };}Here you can see that I am making a call to LocalStorageHelper.CycleThroughImagesЧa function that reads the file that contains the current set and picks the first image, assigning it to be the current wallpaper and then pushing it to the back of the list, making the succeeding image the next in line for the wallpaper:

public static void CycleThroughImages(){ List images = Coding4Fun.Phone.Storage.Serialize.Open("imagestack.xml"); if (images != null) { string tempImage = images.First(); Uri currentImageUri = new Uri("ms-appdata:///Local/CurrentSet/" + tempImage, UriKind.Absolute); Windows.Phone.System.UserProfile.LockScreen.SetImageUri(currentImageUri); images.Remove(tempImage); images.Add(tempImage); Coding4Fun.Phone.Storage.Serialize.Save("imagestack.xml", images); }}You might be wondering why IТm not using Queue for this. After all, Enqueue and Dequeue would make things a bit easier. The problem is that a Queue instance cannot be directly serialized without being transformed to a flat list. Therefore, I am sticking to minimal resource processing by manipulating a List instance instead.
The recursive image download method runs until the download queue is emptied, after which the overlay is hidden.
Background Agent

At this point, we have the images locally stored and listed in an XML file. If the user accepted the system prompt, the application has also been registered as a lockscreen background provider, but there is not yet a single piece of code that would actually set the wallpaper cycle. For that, create a new Background Agent project in your solution. I named mine Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Agent.
The OnInvoke function in ScheduledAgent.cs is executed at 30-minute intervals. This is a time limit defined by the PeriodicTask background agent type that weТll be using here. You need to add the following snippet to it:

protected override void OnInvoke(ScheduledTask task){ var isProvider = Windows.Phone.System.UserProfile.LockScreenManager.IsProvidedByCurrentApplication; if (isProvider) { LocalStorageHelper.CycleThroughImages(); } NotifyComplete();}As with the download snippet, I am ensuring that before I attempt to change the wallpaper the application is a registered provider. Otherwise, an exception will be thrown and the background agent will crash. The bad thing about periodic tasks crashing is the fact that once two consecutive crashes occur, the task is removed from the task queue and the backgrounds will not be changed.
If the application is a provider, call CycleThroughImages to set the new background and push the old one to the end of the list. To make sure that a different image is selected each time, the original deserialized list is modified, where the first image now becomes last, switching the stack up, after which it is serialized back into imagestack.xml.
The background agent needs to be registered in the WMAppManifest.xml. Inside the Tasks node, add an ExtendedTask:

Also, when the application starts, you need to ensure that the task is registered, and register it if it isnТt yet. Use the Application_Launching event handler for this task:

private void Application_Launching(object sender, LaunchingEventArgs e){ string taskName = "LockscreenChanger"; var oldTask = ScheduledActionService.Find(taskName) as PeriodicTask; if (oldTask != null) { ScheduledActionService.Remove(taskName); } PeriodicTask task = new PeriodicTask(taskName); task.Description = "Change lockscreen wallpaper."; ScheduledActionService.Add(task); LoadCustomCategories(); }Here, LoadCustomCategories will deserialize the existing custom categories, so that those can be shown in the main page after the application starts:

private async void LoadCustomCategories(){ try { CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories = (ObservableCollection)await SerializationHelper.DeserializeFromFile( typeof(ObservableCollection), "customcat.xml"); } catch { Debug.WriteLine("No customcat.xml - no registered custom categories."); }}Now the backgrounds will automatically change based on the web sets that you will activate every 30 minutes.
Working with Custom Categories

LetТs create some custom sets. To manage user input, I leverage the CustomMessageBox control available in the Windows Phone Toolkit. It has enough flexibility to let me choose between adding a TextBox control, to have the user create the new category or use a ListPicker to show the available custom categories in a consistent UI layout.
When the user decides to create a new category, he taps the plus button in the application bar on the main page:

The implementation for the call is simple:

private void btnSetStack_Click_1(object sender, EventArgs e){ TextBox textBox = new TextBox(); CustomMessageBox box = new CustomMessageBox() { Caption = "Add Custom Category", Message = "Enter a unique name for the new category.", LeftButtonContent = "ok", RightButtonContent = "cancel", Content = textBox }; box.Dismissed += (s, boxEventArgs) => { if (boxEventArgs.Result == CustomMessageBoxResult.LeftButton) { if (!string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(textBox.Text)) { var categoryCheck = (from c in CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories where c.Name == textBox.Text select c).FirstOrDefault(); if (categoryCheck == null) { Category category = new Category() { Name = textBox.Text }; CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories.Add(category); Coding4Fun.Toolkit.Storage.Serialize.Save( "customcat.xml", CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories); } else { MessageBox.Show("Add Custom Category", "This category name was already taken!", MessageBoxButton.OK); } } } }; box.Show(); }When the message box is dismissed, I check which button is pressed to take the appropriate course of action. LetТs assume that the user decided to add the new categoryЧwe need to check and make sure that there isnТt already a category with the same name in the existing collection. If there isnТt one, a new Category instance is created, added to the collection in the main view model, and serialized to customcat.xml.
The user also needs to be able to add images from any category to another custom category. To do this, I decided to give the user the option to carry across the image name and URL when he taps on an image in the ImageSetPage.xaml.
Remember, if there are no current custom categories registered, the user should be informed that he should create some first, so the alternative route for the dialog with custom category name selection should be a message box alert:

Here is the snippet that does this:

private void lstImages_SelectionChanged_1(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e){ if (CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories.Count > 0) { if (lstImages.SelectedItem != null) { ListPicker picker = new ListPicker() { Header = "Custom category name:", ItemsSource = CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories, Margin = new Thickness(12, 42, 24, 18) }; CustomMessageBox messageBox = new CustomMessageBox() { Caption = "Add To Custom Category", Message = "Select a registered custom category to add this image to.", Content = picker, LeftButtonContent = "ok", RightButtonContent = "cancel" }; messageBox.Dismissing += (s, boxEventArgs) => { if (picker.ListPickerMode == ListPickerMode.Expanded) { boxEventArgs.Cancel = true; } }; messageBox.Dismissed += (s2, e2) => { switch (e2.Result) { case CustomMessageBoxResult.LeftButton: { if (picker.SelectedItem != null) { Category category = (from c in CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories where c.Name == picker.SelectedItem.ToString() select c).FirstOrDefault(); if (category != null) { category.Images.Add((Coding4Fun.Lockscreen.Core.Models.Image)lstImages.SelectedItem); Coding4Fun.Toolkit.Storage.Serialize.Save( "customcat.xml", CentralBindingPoint.Instance.CustomCategories); } lstImages.SelectedItem = null; lstImages.IsEnabled = true; } break; } case CustomMessageBoxResult.RightButton: case CustomMessageBoxResult.None: { lstImages.SelectedItem = null; break; } } }; messageBox.Show(); } } else { MessageBox.Show("Add To Custom Category", "Tapping on an image will prompt you to add it to a custom category" + Environment.NewLine + "Seems like you don't have any custom categories yet.", MessageBoxButton.OK); }}Once the category is selected from the list, the image is added to the Images collection in the Category instance, and the category list is serialized to preserve the changes. There are no restrictions as to which categories can fetch images to other categoriesЧwe can even select images from custom categories and include them in other categories. The image can be added multiple times to the same category as well.
Conclusion

With Azure Mobile Services and a managed SDK available for Windows Phone, as well as an open REST API, it is fairly easy to build connected applications on multiple platforms at once without major logic and code base modifications.

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On this episode, John Stockton demonstrates how to create animations for Silverlight using Storyboards in Expression Blend. He explores the roles that the storyboards, visual states, behaviors, keyframes, transforms, and easings play in animations. This is a great demonstration of how to add a realistic and natural feel to animations.*

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John's blog*and on Twitter (@john_papa)Follow us on Twitter*@SilverlightTV*or on the web at http://silverlight.tv/*

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Are you developing with Windows Phone 7?*You can pre-order*Learning Windows Phone Programming*today, by Jaime Rodriguez, Yochay Kiriaty and John Papa! Or check out the book's web site.

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Tsitsi Gora, UX Designer at Microsoft, appears on the show to*announce the new Silverlight themes that her team has been working on. Tsitsi demonstrates the new themes available for download and explains the scenarios they had in mind when they created the themes.*The new*themes include:

Jet PackCosmopolitanWindows 7AccentColorShe also takes a deep look at the cosmopolitan theme*and shows how you can customize it, if need be. Tsitsi wraps up by demonstrating some tips you can use to maintain design consistency in your application, including how to apply a simple behavior to your TextBox and content presenters. Tsitsi drops a ton of great design tips throughout this episodeЧyou don't want to miss it.

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John's blog*and on Twitter (@john_papa) Tsitsi's blog post
Follow us on Twitter*@SilverlightTV*or on the web at http://silverlight.tv*

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Are you developing with Windows Phone 7?*You can pre-order*Learning Windows Phone Programming, by Jaime Rodriguez, Yochay Kiriaty, and John Papa, today! Or, check out the book's web site.

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Hosts: Jonathan Ness, Security Development Manager, MSRC
Jerry Bryant, Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing Communications
Website: TechNet/Security
Chat Topic: December 2011 Security Bulletin Release
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Q: Some of my users had issues with text being deleted from Word documents. Is this an issue with the Office security bulletin?
A: We are not aware of any issues ofwords being removed from the document. If this continues, please contact support at 1-866-PC-SAFETY.
Q: You said that MS11-090 only applied to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but my WSUS is showing it needed for my Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2 machines.
A: The MS11-090 bulletin is a Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits. It addresses a new CVE that only affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but also contains kill bits for various third party software, and affects a broader set of platforms than just Windows XP and Server 2003.
Q: Will raising the Excel macro security level to high and ensuring that all macro code is digitally signed mitigate the Excel risks for this month?
A: The December Excel update fixes a vulnerability in the document parsing functionality in excel. This functionality is invoked when an Excel document is loaded into the Excel Application. While limiting macros execution in Excel is good security practice, it will not help you if trying to use it to mitigate the issue addressed by the December Excel update.

Q: Is there a link to the work-around fix for the Duqu-type open font vulnerability that you discussed?
A: The Workaround section for the CVE-2011-3402 in the MS11-087 bulletin explains how to apply and undo the workaround, and it also contains links to Fix It related to these operations.
Q: Once Office File Validation updates are installed, we have had some instances of Excel and Word documents opening very slowly across our network. You mentioned that Office File Validation can help reduce attack vectors. Can you share any information on the effects of installing Office File Validation?
A: We released a fix to increase the performance of opening across the network.The fix is documented in KB2570623.
Q: On my WSUS server, I searched MS11-088 and KB2596511 was found but KB2647540 was not found. As the Detection & Deployment indicates through the Download Center, should KB2596511 be approved through WSUS and KB2647540 be manually applied? Is KB2596511 complete on WSUS?
A: KB2647540 is currently only available via the Download Center. The update will also be provided through our other standard distribution methods once testing has been completed to ensure distribution will be successful through these channels.

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Hosts: Jonathan Ness, Security Development Manager, MSRC
Pete Voss, Sr. Response Communications Manager, Trustworthy Computing
Website: TechNet/Security
Chat Topic: December 2011 Out-Of-Band Security Bulletin Release
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Q: How are Denial of Service, Tampering, Information Disclosure orSpoofing issues rated?
A: The Exploitability Index only attempts to rate vulnerabilities that can be leveraged for code execution. Vulnerabilities that could allow denial of service, tampering, information disclosure or spoofing will receive an Exploitability Index rating of "3." The notes for that particular CVE will also reflect the nature of the vulnerability.
Q: One angle I'm interested in is those Microsoft products that might use forms authentication, such as Exchange 2010 or TMG 2010. If we're using forms authentication there, does that mean we're vulnerable?
A: Any products that are using ASP.NET forms authentication will be secured with this update. This includes SharePoint and Exchange, when they are using ASP.NET forms authentication. If these products are using a Forms Authentication module other than the one provided by ASP.NET, then the issue addressed in this bulletin does not apply to you.
Q: Why does Windows Update on Windows 2008 servers show this update, but the check-box next to it is un-checked? What is the difference between patches that are checked by default and those that are not checked?
A: In the case of "Important Updates", an update that is in the "PENDING" state will be unchecked when you view it in Windows Update. This means it is already queued for downloading. You can manually override this to start the download manually by checking the box next to the update.
Q: Please confirm that if an IIS instance is installed that we are at risk for one of the CVE's and therefore we should patch ASAP. The assumption is that the server has IIS without .NET components.
A: By default, IIS is not installed with .NET and by default, .NET is not installed by ASP.NET. Customers would first need to have installed .NET framework with ASP.NET in order to be vulnerable to the vulnerabilities documented by MS11-100.
Q: What level of testing or specific tests is recommended for applications using ASP.NET? Is it highly likely that the hashing change will impact applications using the framework?
A: Microsoft recommends that customers test this update before deploying. There is a change in how forms authentication occurs and will require updates to be deployed at the same time across server environments. Click here for more about forms authentication.
Q: Can sample DoS requests be provided to allow us to understand what the DOS signature may look like so we can test the patch as well as monitor our production environments until the patching is completed?
A: For more technical information regarding MS11-100, please see the SRD blog, where we have shared a short signature detecting this issue.
Q: Is this critical to environments where there are no Internet-facing systems? And what if there is no IIS installed on the workstation -- is it atrisk?
A: Exploitation requires ASP.NET installed and to be exposed to input from unauthenticated users. Typically this is through IIS. If workstations do not have ASP.NET or IIS installed, then those systems are not exposed.
Q: In the Critical Elevation of Privilege can the attacker elevate is privilege only if they have the username without having the password? Can we have machines with the fix and without the fix working with each other?
A: Yes, the attacker only needs the username to carry out the attack. The fix involves changing the format of the forms authentication ticket, so that unpatched and patched machines cannot work with each other. So after patching you cannot have machines with the fix and without it working together, unless you set a configuration setting on the patched machines. For details, please read the FAQ for this CVE for more information on applying updates to web farms.
Q: For CVE-2011-3414, is there a requirement of authentication to exploit the DoS vulnerability successfully?
A: No, CVE-2011-3414 is anunauthenticated Denial of Service.
Q: What could be a potential impact on server running IIS with custom code? In short, can this update impact server or service to go down after installation? Do you have any suggestions on installation on web servers running custom code?
A: This update is specifically for ASP.NET, but the issue that was disclosed is an industry-wide issue concerning hash collisions. So, it is possible for your custom code to be affected, but you will need to investigate what kind of hash-tables your custom code uses and if it operates on untrusted user data.
Q: Is there a client-side patch that will protect users that fall for phishing attacks and visit websites that have not patched?
A: As clients are not affected by server-sided vulnerability, the security update does need to be installed on the server.
Q: If the main target is Internet facing systems with IIS & ASP.NET installed, should I concentrate on patching my webservers first before patching client systems?
A: Prioritization for this update would be specific to users’ environments, but servers that are internet-facing and accept input from unauthenticated or untrusted user-provided content are most affected and should be prioritized. Likewise, clients are typically not in a web server role, and so systems that are running a web server role should be prioritized.
Q: What steps can I take to reproduce and see if/how my site is affected, and so I can confirm the issue is gone after applying the patch?
A: For the protection of customers, Microsoft does not disclose proof of concept code (POC). The technical details of this issue are however public.
Q: If Microsoft .NET Framework is installed on an IIS Server, does this mean that ASP.NET is also installed but possibly not enabled?
A: Whether you have the .NET Framework (and ASP.NET) installed on a machine will depend upon the specific OS platform. Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 all ship with the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, which includes ASP.NET, and you should install the corresponding patches listed in the security bulletin. If you are using an older Server OS such as Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86, then that platform includes .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, and you should install the corresponding patch listed in the security bulletin.
Q: From a desktop browsing experience, this update will patch Windows XP, Vista and 7. If machines do not have IIS installed and enabled, as well as ASP.NET enabled, is the criticality of this update reduced? For example if the user goes to an internet site, would their desktop PC be vulnerable? It seems to be mostly if you have IIS and ASP.net installed and acting as a web server.
A: If you have a client machine with no ASP.NET installed, then your desktop PC would not be vulnerable to the particular security issues that are being addressed in this update.
Q: ASP.Net has been identified for the DoS. How about classic ASP/ISAPI applications? Is it just a .Net hash-table issue? And has the Microsoft Foundation Class / ATL / Visual Basic 6.0 been checked?
A: This is an industry-wide issue that could affect a broad spectrum of technologies. Since ASP.NET was at the greatest risk because of the public disclosure, we have focused our efforts so far on making sure we secure ASP.NET. We are actively investigating other technologies where this could be vulnerable and so far we do not think that classic ASP is vulnerable. Information on other affected technologies will be revealed as the issue develops.
Q: So just to be clear, Exchange 2010 Outlook Web Access isn't vulnerable to the privilege of escalation? Just to the DOS?
A: OWA 2010 can be configured for forms-based authentication. Based on this, it should be considered vulnerable. If there is any doubt, Microsoft KB Article 2638420 discusses parameters you can check for to verify if an application is using forms auth. Specifically, to determine whether your application uses forms authentication,
examine the System.web file. Applications that use forms authentication use the following entry in System.web file:
Q: What tools are available to remotely scan systems to see if they’re vulnerable -- that is, that IIS and ASP are installed and active?
A: The Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section in the security bulletin provides information on how to identify systems to which this update applies. If you want to identify whether a system has IIS installed with ASP.NET enabled, the answer depends on the operating system that each system is running.
Q: Are only webservers vulnerable? We have limited personnel this weekend for QA and deployment. Are we pretty much covered if we just deploy to systems in our DMZ this weekend and then rest of the enterprise next week?
A: Prioritization for this update would be specific to users’ environments, but servers that are internet-facing and accept input from unauthenticated or untrusted user provided content may be at greater risk than internal servers.
Q: Sites that disallow "application/x-www-form-urlencoded” or “multipart/form-data” HTTP content types are not vulnerable. Is this set to disallow by default? How do we verify if it is set to disallow?
A: No, application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data are not disallowed by default. Customers will need to explicitly disallow these. Customers can do this by using IIS request filtering.
Q: Forms authorization login from TMG/ISA doesn't use ASP.NET. Is it still vulnerable?
A: TMG is not exposed and is not related to the ASP.NET issue described in the bulletin.
Q: Do you suggest immediate patching of all servers (internal/external) or just of externally available servers and allow internal servers to be patched during the next patching cycle?
A: Once again, prioritization for this update would be specific to each user’s environment, but servers that are internet-facing and accept input from unauthenticated or untrusted user provided content may be at greater risk than internal servers.
Q: Is the critical CVE related to forms authentication only an issue if the site is configured to support forms authentication without cookies? Or, are all forms authentication implementations impacted?
A: No, this issue applies to all types of ASP.NET forms authentication, cookie and cookie-less.
Q: For CVE 2011-3414, does the patch change the size of request header accepted, place controls on the amount of CPU that can be used, or change the hashing functions used?
A:The security update addresses this issue by limiting the number of inputs ASP.NET accepts from clients.
Q: Does this patch limit the number of parameters passed in the post request? If so, what is the new limit? I am trying to determine what application problems may arise after applying the update.
A: The security update addresses this issue by limiting the number of inputs ASP.NET accepts from clients. If you are interested in changing the number of parameters passed in the post request, please see the section of the bulletin titled Workarounds for Collisions in HashTable May Cause DoS Vulnerability - CVE-2011-3414.
Q: Can the normally scheduled January bulletins be installed independently of the critical one?
A: Yes, Future security updates can be installed independently of this issue. Microsoft does recommend all customers always read security updates to ensure they fully understand any known issues that may be documented in the security bulletin.
Q: Is the attack vector based on the server or the client? Do we concentrate on server or desktop side first?
A: The vulnerabilities in the bulletins are primarily focused on systems operating in a Web server role that use ASP.NET. Clients are typically not in a web server role.
Q: Could you provide more detail around the 3rd mitigation factor -- specifically the account registration procedure?
A: I am assuming this question is about the first mitigating factor for CVE-2011-3416: forms authentication bypass. Essentially, to pull off an Elevation of Privilege attack, the attacker would need a valid account on the system they are trying to compromise and the user name of the target of the attack.
Q: Can an ASP.NET site (e.g. SharePoint 2010 site) using authentication (NTLM/Kerberos) come under the DoS attack as described in CVE-2011-3414 by an unauthenticated user?
A: NTLM/Kerberos authentication changes the attack vector of the vulnerability. An ASP.NET site can come under a DOS attack – however, the attacker would then need to be authenticated.
Q: Will this affect -- or will I need to be aware of -- this update impacting ASP.NET session and machine key settings in IIS for a load balanced environment, where all machine keys are matches to make sure sessions are the same across a server farm?
A: This update changes the way in which forms authentication tickets are created, so all servers would need to use the old or the new ticket format in order to maintain compatibility. Please refer to Knowledge Base Article 2659968 for deployment guidance for this update.
Q: What about servers that have IP address access limitations? Since we are resource-limited, we'd like to skip these servers that are only allowing certain IPs to access IIS.
A: As we’ve mentioned, prioritization for this update would be specific to users environments, but servers that are Internet-facing and can accept input from unauthenticated or untrusted user provided content may be at greater risk than internal servers. Servers that have additional protections may reduce the potential attack risk of these vulnerabilities. Customers are encouraged to analyze their own environments.
Q: We have ASP.NET prohibited in in our Web Service Extensions -- IIS 6. Are we still vulnerable?
A: No. If ASP.NET is not enabled, you are not vulnerable.
Q: The Section Workarounds for Collisions in HashTable May Cause DoS Vulnerability - CVE-2011-3414 in the bulletin is confusing. Is it required to put this script and then install the update?
A: Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability, but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality. Customers are always encouraged to apply the security update. The workarounds are not a prerequisite for installing the security update.
Q: If TMG is not affected then, if TMG is protecting an Exchange 2010 server and the TMG is handling the forum authorization, would the patch for an Exchange server be necessary?
A: Although firewall solutions could protect systems behind the firewall it is important to understand the types of traffic that that FW may proxy to servers behind it. Systems behind the firewall are still vulnerable to internal attacks and have vulnerable code and should be updated to be properly protected.
Q: Is AppSettings.MaxHttpCollectionKeys the new parameter that contains the maximum number of form entries?
A: Yes it is.
Q: For ASP.NET on Internet-facing systems requiring authentication, does an attacker have to have a valid user name AND the valid password to carry out an attack?
A: No. The only requirement is to have the target's username, and *any* valid account on the system.
Q: Will any forms authentication tickets generated before the patch is applied be rendered invalid once the patch is applied?
A: Yes. The change in the forms authentication ticket format will render all pre-patch tickets invalid once the update is applied.
[B]Q: Our ASP.NET application requires large file uploads and requires our




Before we dive into the July security updates, let’s change up the normal order and take a look at the two Security Advisories we are releasing today. One takes an exciting step into the future, while the other prepares us to take an equally important step away from the past.
Security Advisory 2719662
Today we’re releasing Security Advisory 2719662, which allows system administrators to disable the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets on supported versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 with one Fix it click. As many of you are aware, Windows 8 will deprecate the Sidebar and Gadgets, and Gadget developers are already shifting their efforts to the online Windows Store. Meanwhile, we’ve discovered that some Vista and Win7 gadgets don’t adhere to secure coding practices and should be regarded as causing risk to the systems on which they’re run. With time running out for the Sidebar and Gadgets and with developers already moving on, we’ve chosen to deprecate the Windows Gadget Gallery effective immediately, and to provide a Fix it to help sysadmins disable Gadgets and the Sidebar across their enterprises.
Security Advisory 2728973
As we mentioned last month, we’re preparing a defense-in-depth change to how Windows deals with certificates that have RSA keys of less than 1024 bits in length. (Experts have for some time recommended that those using RSA keys choose a key length of at least 2048 bits.) Once we release this update in August, we will treat all of these certificates less than 2048 bits as invalid, even if they are currently valid and signed by a trusted certificate authority. We’re reminding you now to allow everyone time to make necessary adjustments. You can find further information on this change in last month’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) blog post.
Meanwhile, in the course of normal certificate-related housekeeping this month, we spotted a number of digital certificates that don’t meet our standard for security practices. Though we have no indication that those had been compromised or misused in any fashion, as a precautionary measure we’ve revoked them. A subset of those was in addition found to have code signing permissions, which has earned them a place in the Untrusted Certificate Store. For more information please see Security Advisory 2728973. For details, please see the SRD blog, which posts today on this topic. And finally, but also on the housekeeping front, we once again encourage customers to review KB 2677070, which provides an automated process that quickly and automatically and updates Disallowed Certificate Trust Lists on Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients. We released that KB last month and are re-offering it this week as a Critical-class, non-security update.
Security Updates
For Update Tuesday we’re also releasing nine security bulletins – three Critical-class and six Important – addressing 16 issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft Office. Customers should plan to install all of these updates as soon as possible. For those who must prioritize deployment, we recommend focusing on the three critical updates first:
MS12-043 (Microsoft XML Core Services): This security update addresses one issue affecting all supported versions of Windows. The bulletin has a Critical severity rating and the issue can result in remote code execution. The bulletin addresses the Windows issue described in last month’s Security Advisory 2719615. We recommend that customers read the bulletin information and apply it as soon as possible. Customers using Microsoft Office should also familiarize themselves with this bulletin.
MS12-045 (Microsoft Data Access Components [MDAC]): This security update addresses one Critical-class Windows issue that could result in remote code execution. The issue exists in all versions of Windows, and users of any version of Internet Explorer would potentially be vulnerable to it; however, we received word of this issue through private disclosure and we have no evidence that it is publically known or under exploit in the wild. Still, we recommend that customers read the bulletin information and apply it as soon as possible.
MS12-044 (Internet Explorer): This security update addresses two Critical-class, remote-code-execution issues affecting Internet Explorer. As with the MDAC issue, these two vulnerabilities were privately disclosed to us and we have no indication that they’re under exploit in the wild. As with the others, recommend that customers read the bulletin information and apply it as soon as possible. We have by the way increased our Internet Explorer resources to the point where we will be able to release an update during any month instead of on our previous, bi-monthly cadence. We look forward to your feedback on the change.
The other six bulletins are all Important-class issues touching on Windows, Visual Basic for Applications, and Office, including SharePoint and Office for Mac. Please watch the video below for an overview of this month's bulletins.

As always, we recommend that customers deploy all security updates as soon as possible. Below is our deployment priority guidance to further assist customers in their deployment planning (click for larger view).

In addition, the SRD blog today delves into some of the thinking behind the deployment prioritization this month.
Our risk and impact graph provides an aggregate view of this month's severity and exploitability index (click for larger view).

You can find more information about this month's security updates on the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary web page. Thanks for reading and we hope to see a number of you at Black Hat in two weeks.
Yunsun Wee
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

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Hi there I hope someone knows this but is there a good software out there that helps you set policy and restrictions on your PC? Like Novell but less expensive and for your desktop.

I have found a couple but it does not have things like disallowing someone to use f8 or anything like it to by pass the secruity. Like to know that when the software is install the user cannot temp with the setting before windows 7 boots up. I remember that with Novell you can't do anything like that it just boots up and then you have to log in.

Anyway let me know what adminstration software has this feature and one that is not so expensive! $69 is around how much it cost for this for the other ones I found..

Here is one that I found but like to know if there are better ones? with more features. A Kiosk mode will be nice.
1st Security Agent - security and password tools - free downloads

Also there is siteKiosk 8 but it has update fees if you want to upgrade to the next version like from 7x to 8 then for non profit you pay $49 that is expensive!

Thanks!
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Softp...I-129831.shtml

The Internet is certainly one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind. It helped open the road to unprecedented levels of innovation and communication between people. But, life on the Internet is by no means perfect.

Numerous gangs of cyber-criminals lurk in the Internet's underground and plot their attacks against unsuspecting people. Because of this, Internet users have a very real and pressing need to protect their assets, be them online (accounts of all sorts) or offline (their computer and personal information).
It would be reasonable to conclude that computer security should be a critical aspect for at least a fifth of the world's population, who use the Internet on a regular basis. However, real-life studies have constantly revealed that a high percentage of users fail to employ even the most basic security precautions online.

In turn, this ends up affecting everyone. A compromised computer or account is subsequently used to attack other users, thus directly contributing to a decline in the quality of the Internet ecosystem.

There are complex reasons why people fail to properly protect themselves. These range from lack of computer knowledge and experience to social and economic background, indifference or plain misinformation. Clearly, some of these aspects are hard to address, but the later in particular is the source of many computer security-related myths.

For example, a lot of people still think that computer security costs big bucks. It's true that many users are willing to pay for advanced solutions or extended support and there is nothing wrong with that. After all, without money, companies would not be able to develop better security models or implement them. But, the sad reality is that a huge number of computer owners, especially those living in developing countries, simply can't afford such investments.

Others seem to think that users running on pirated copies of Windows installed are getting infected because they don't have access to the same level of protection as the people who paid for a license. By no means do we encourage or endorse piracy, but we don't think this is true. While Microsoft doesn't go out of its way to make this clear, we honestly believe that it is not its intention to keep the software pirates vulnerable to attacks.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of users running on non-genuine Windows copies out there, and for the sake of the rest of us, they should learn how to protect themselves. This series of articles wants to challenge the belief that security is inherently expensive and to demonstrate that everyone can achieve a reasonable level of protection online for free. It doesn't aim at being a complete security guide for the computer literate and will only contain the most basic advice that we can give to our readers.

In this respect, some of the articles will name and describe easy-to-use free security solutions from different vendors. However, we are sure that there are plenty of alternatives out there and people are encouraged to discover them on their own. It is also worth noting that even though the principles described in this article hold true for most operating systems, they are particularly meant for Microsoft Windows users.

Part I - Update, update, update!

The three "updates" in the title of this part stand for: update your operating system, update your software and update your antivirus program. Updating is a critical aspect of staying safe online. Some of you might find updating inconvenient, but even if it is not as easy as click and go, it is an effort well worth undertaking and it will make a huge difference to your security.

If you use one of the still supported versions of Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista and 7, without counting the server flavors), make sure that you have the latest Service Pack (SP) for your operating system installed. This is important, as security updates are offered to you based on the SP deployed on your system.

In the Windows world, a Service Pack is a stand-alone package which contains all security updates, hotfixes and other enhancements released over a longer period of time for a particular version of the OS. There are several methods of obtaining the latest service pack.

The recommended way is by using the Windows Update website, who's shortcut is located under the Windows Start menu, or the system's Automatic Updates feature, accessible from the Control Panel. The other method involves obtaining the stand-alone installation package (for Windows XP / for Windows Vista) and installing it manually.

You should note that high priority updates, which include security patches for all Windows components are available for both owners of genuine Windows licenses, as well as for those who choose to illegally run pirated copies of the operating system. The difference is that people who fall in the latter category can only get them through Automatic Update.

By default, the Automatic Update feature is set to download and install all updates automatically, but this can be changed in order to offer more control over the process to the user. For example, one can choose to only be notified of available updates. They can then manually select only the ones they want.

Through this method, certain updates like the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Notification tool, which is distributed as a critical update, can be hidden and never offered for download again. This is not a hack. This is how Microsoft intended it to be. The user will continue to receive the rest of the high priority updates normally.

Updating third-party software on your computer is another critical aspect, as many of the attacks today attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in popular applications. Programs such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Sun's Java Runtime or Mozilla Firefox, are installed on a huge number of computers, which makes them attractive targets for attackers.

So, does this mean that you have to manually check various websites for updates on a daily basis? Fortunately, no. There are special programs or services that can do this for you both automatically and for free.

One such tool is the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI). Secunia is a reputed vulnerability management company, which maintains an extensive database of security issues that affect different versions of over 12,400 software products, spanning multiple operating systems. The Personal Software Inspector can scan a computer and detect what software installed on it is outdated. If any is found, the program offers direct download links for the available updates, which are rated according to their security impact.

An alternative is using an online service such as the one Softpedia offers. Our software editors work very hard to keep the tens of thousands of programs listed on our website up to date. You can register for free and subscribe to receive e-mail notifications about updates for your favorite software.

Keeping your antivirus software updated is always a must. The antivirus is your last line of defense. If everything else fails, this application should prevent malware from being executed on your system. AV software requires updates for malware definition files, as well as for its own components.

On average, antivirus vendors release malware definition updates a few times a day. Without these updates, an AV application's ability to properly detect the latest threats is significantly affected. Most of the products allow modifying the update checking frequency, therefore make sure to set this interval the lowest possible value.

Free antivirus solutions and their particularities will be covered in the next part of this series. Stay tuned.


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