Random BSOD problem, please help!


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Im getting alot of random BSOD, dont know what to do

My computer specs are:

Asus M3A-78T motherboard
gainward geforce 9800GTX+
AMD phenom II X4 965 cpu
2X Corsair Dominator PC8500 DDR2 2gb
Western Digital 160gb hd

posting last 5 minidumps aswell.

Please help



Quite simple actually.

Uninstall Daemon Tools in the normal method. Then use the installer/uninstaller at the following link to remove sptd.sys from the system. Reboot.

DuplexSecure - Downloads

I recommend installing PowerIso for drive/disc emulation as it is perfectly stable. Emulation aspect of the software is free forever.

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive


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Thanks, that was fast =)
will it right away.
will post new dumps if i get another BSOD


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Removed Daemon tools and stpd.
still getting BSOD :( posting last dump.


Not a problem. Sptd.sys is notorious and it 100% without doubt did cause the first crash you posted. Great how you removed it.

Your other install "notorious" software is the AVG. Please uninstall it in safe mode using the tool found here:

AV Uninstallers - Windows 7 Forums

After, reboot to normal mode and install MSE since that is very good with resources and never causes bsod under any circumstance.


I suppose you should either update or uninstall this Tages copy protection driver:

atksgt   atksgt.sys   Sun May 17 09:36:34 2009

Fwiw, Starcraft II is crashing lots of machines. Thought I'd mention that.

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ok, done all that.
still getting BSOD:(


The Tages copy protection driver shown above has not been updated or removed yet.

I keep seeing USB being involved somehow. For this, I would update the motherboard bios to the latest:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - M3A78-T

Also update all drivers to any devices you have plugged into the USB ports, such as the following driver for the Microsoft Intellipoint:

point64k point64k.sys Fri Oct 16 16:08:03 2009

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Ok, pc up and running again. no BSOD yet.
also switched out my graphics card as i found out that it could cause some bsod's aswell.
Now im running gainward gforce GTX 480 =)

Thanks for the great support i got here =D

will post here again if i get another BSOD!

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