No dump files being created during BSOD

#1
Hi,

So Ive now been getting random BSODs on my desktop for a month now, and was troubleshooting the problem all this time. Finally, to out rule any corrupt/conflicting drivers I freshly reinstalled windows (which didnt help though).

Since this reinstall, however, no more dump files are created during the BSODs. It just shows:

*** STOP: 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA8004F69028, ox00000000BE200000, 0x000000000005110A)

Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...

And it stays at this, no usual data dumping, even after letting the screen sit for about an hour. It recorded the dump files normally before the re-installation.

I already checked system properties, under the advanced tab, to ensure that the dump file creation was enabled. It is.

Does anyone know how this problem can be solved?

Also, does anyone know what could cause this bsod? From the dumpfiles before the reinstallation, i know that Hal.dll is the driver causing the problems. Could it be my OC?
( I doubt it as returning the CPU to factory settings resulted in the same BSODs)

-Rob
 


GeneralHiningII

Honorable Member
#2
To outrule drivers, reinstalling Windows won't help. Not to mention that reinstalling Windows is probably the last thing you'd want to do when solving a BSOD. Why?
Three things that cause BSOD's (from most to least likely)
- Driver/Software Issues (Graphics Drivers/AntiVirus Software etc.)
- Hardware Issues (CPU/GPU/Overclocked/Bent Pin/Static Electricity etc.)
- Windows Issues (Windows Core Drivers)

If you want to rule out drivers, use Driver Verifier (Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users) (to run, Search "Verifier" in Start Menu) and wait until it crashes your computer. If your computer produces a BSOD under driver verifier, check the minidumps (or ask someone on the BSOD help forum here). If your computer produces no BSOD then you can be 98% sure that drivers aren't the problem - Driver Verifier is, in my experience, not a 100% failproof way of finding problems with drivers.

Minidumps not producing - I can think of one way around this, but it's not through the minidump files. Use Event Viewer (search through Start Menu). Under Custom Views > Administrative Events you can see errors within your system.

Hal.dll could point to a range of possible problems - If you want someone from the forums to help: http://windows7forums.com/blue-screen-death-bsod/38837-how-ask-help-bsod-problem.html and attach the .zip to your Original Post. If you prefer debugging it yourself (nothing against that, it's what I do) then best of luck to you.
 


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