Random BSOD in Vista x64 Ultimate SP1 - Error: Stop 0xE7 RRS feed

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  • Hi!


    New to this forum but many of my google searches ended up here so it looks like a good place for help.

    I just put together a new machine:

    Mainboard: ASUS P5E, X38, Socket-775
    RAM: Mushkin DDR2 4GB (2x2GB) extreme Performance, XP2-8500
    CPU: Core 2 Duo E8500 3,16GHz
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    HD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB, S-ATA2


    I experienced some BSOD related to memory problems at installation, but that has been sorted out and after 15 passes with memtest I'm pretty sure my ram settings are 100%. Have reinstalled since then of course  Smile


    My problem is: I get random BSOD on startup. When the load bar starts going it (more frequent than not) goes into blue screen mode and gives me this error message:
    STOP 0x000000E7. Sometimes it loads Vista (and then it scans the disks due to last crash and everything is fine inside Vista). I do not get this while in Vista, but I have not spent too much time inside it yet. Just installed Intel drivers, Catalyst drivers and Wireless drivers. Keeping it simple until I can figure out the startup issue.


    I've been googling around for some time, but none of the tips or solutions seems to apply to me. Most of the time it refers to the 2GB limit or that bitlocker can cause this problem when enabled. As I use SP1 the RAM problem is not valid and I have not enabled bitlocker so I haven't found too much help in those solutions.


    I downloaded the DebugDiag from MS and ran an analysis of the dump files, but from my poor knowledge on the subject was not able to determine much of the report I got (I ran the scan on another machine than the one I'm having problems, maybe this prevents something?).


    Anything else I can try or is there a way to send the dump files to the right people?



    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:56 AM

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  • Just a quick update. Got a tip about removing all drivers as this could be a driver problem. So I reinstalled Vista, but got the lovely BSOD on the reboot even before the installation was complete. Restarted the machine 6-7 times after that and 4 of them ended in BSOD.


    I'm not sure Vista is worth the bother and might as well install XP....



    Thursday, August 7, 2008 5:36 AM
  • So, here is what I got time to do last night:

    1. Got myself an interesting boot cd, Ultimate boot cd for windows. Booted up with it and ran chkdsk /r to check out my HD. It did not report any bad sectors.
    2. Got into Vista after a few tries and started the Orthos test (tip from a friend, if this works, RAM should be fine). Started the Blend test (CPU and RAM stress) and it's been going all night. It's is still going, but when I left home this morning in was in its 10th hour of testing.

    Can I conclude that my HD and RAM is ok?

    Friday, August 8, 2008 6:23 AM