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Iam having Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power crashes

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  • Hi all, iam having Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power crashes almost every time when i listen music or when iam looking pages at internet.

    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

    no help in trobleshooter. computer just freezer, cant move even mouse.

      <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-05-19T14:37:19.734375000Z" />
      <EventRecordID>9041</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>UNATCO</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
      <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:48 PM

Answers

  • i think i found out a solution for problem. it seems there was problem with realtek audio driver. i installed newest 2.24 driver, and i havent seen any crashes anymore:)
    • Marked as answer by rick-zant Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:25 PM
    Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:25 PM
  • Hi,

    To address this issue, Microsoft has published a knowledge base (KB) article:

    Windows Kernel event ID 41 error in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2: "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first".

    Click the following link to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

    Regards,


    Magon Liu - MSFT
    Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:04 AM
    Moderator

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  • I am experiencing the same error.  I get this when I run iTunes and use firefox. No other information is given than what is above.
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:21 PM
  • iam using WMP and Internet explorer.
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:52 PM
  • so can some developer may help me out then?
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:40 PM
  • I am also receiving the same error, quite frequently.  Here's the error received from event viewer:

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          5/22/2009 7:21:29 PM
    Event ID:      41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      (2)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      taohome
    Description:
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <EventID>41</EventID>
        <Version>2</Version>
        <Level>1</Level>
        <Task>63</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-05-23T02:21:29.328125000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>2718</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>taohome</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Originally, I thought this may have been associated with AVG Free 8.5 Anti-virus.  It seems this program has complications completing the registration process without the Microsoft C++ 2005 Distribution.  However, even after I had removed AVG, and replaced it with Avira, I am still receving this error.  In most cases, I am using an internet browser during the crash, however it does occur outside of a web-browser, on occasion. 
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:58 AM
  • Hi,

    There is no bugcheck code in the event log message. Try removing the automatically restart option from startup and recovery. It should give some bugcheck which can be used for further troubleshooting.
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 6:38 AM
  • First question, are you using Windows 7 Beta or RC?
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:51 PM
  • iam using RC
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:56 PM
  • Try the steps on this site here and see if that helps.
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:40 PM
  • my system is not overclocked, i have laptop too

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:45 PM
  • i think i found out a solution for problem. it seems there was problem with realtek audio driver. i installed newest 2.24 driver, and i havent seen any crashes anymore:)
    • Marked as answer by rick-zant Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:25 PM
    Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:25 PM
  • - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-06-14T23:46:53.868007600Z" />
      <EventRecordID>7532</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>ddd-PC</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="BugcheckCode">80</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0xfffff10012107118</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x1</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xfffff80001d7bd03</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x7</Data>
      <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
      <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>
    Monday, June 15, 2009 6:29 AM
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    i have similar isues.... can some one help me out sorting this out my pc freezes or restarts for auto bios recovery whenever i run any video or play any songs.... no idea wht to do.... help


    - < Event xmlns =" http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event " >
    - < System >
      < Provider Name =" Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power " Guid =" {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4} " />
      < EventID > 41 </ EventID >
      < Version > 2 </ Version >
      < Level > 1 </ Level >
      < Task > 63 </ Task >
      < Opcode > 0 </ Opcode >
      < Keywords > 0x8000000000000002 </ Keywords >
      < TimeCreated SystemTime =" 2009-06-19T09:25:15.140816900Z " />
      < EventRecordID > 10432 </ EventRecordID >
      < Correlation />
      < Execution ProcessID =" 4 " ThreadID =" 8 " />
      < Channel > System </ Channel >
      < Computer > Orion </ Computer >
      < Security UserID =" S-1-5-18 " />
      </ System >
    - < EventData >
      < Data Name =" BugcheckCode " > 0 </ Data >
      < Data Name =" BugcheckParameter1 " > 0x0 </ Data >
      < Data Name =" BugcheckParameter2 " > 0x0 </ Data >
      < Data Name =" BugcheckParameter3 " > 0x0 </ Data >
      < Data Name =" BugcheckParameter4 " > 0x0 </ Data >
      < Data Name =" SleepInProgress " > false </ Data >
      < Data Name =" PowerButtonTimestamp " > 0 </ Data >
      </ EventData >
      </ Event >
    Friday, June 19, 2009 10:06 AM
  • Hi,

    I had the same problem recently when I installed Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. Sometimes the blue screen appeared and the PC restarted (Critical Error 41 Kernel-Power). I solved it upgrading the firmware of my HDD (750Gb Seagate SATA2 Model: ST3750330AS / Original Firmware: SD15). There are some Seagate drives with some kind of bug in their firmware that provokes that error using Vista (I think under Windows7 too). It's something about the the access to the HDD by the system after suspending it due to inactivity or low activity (I read it in the Seagate page but I can't find it now). Seagate recommends the firmware upgrade to these HDD: ST3500320AS, ST3500620AS, ST3500820AS, ST3640330AS, ST3640530AS, ST3750330AS, ST3750630AS, ST31000340AS (firmwares affected: AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81)

    Firmware Update for ST3500320AS, ST3500620AS, ST3500820AS, ST3640330AS, ST3640530AS, ST3750330AS, ST3750630AS, ST31000340AS [207951]

    You can see your Model / Firmware on the label of your HDD, or using the Seagate Drive Detect software (visit link above).

    Upgrading the fimware is a risky thing, if anything happens during the upgrading or it's not done properly the drive will result damaged and you will lost all the data stored in, so BACKUP YOUR DATA FIRST!!!

    I hope someone will find this interesting. Regards.

    Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:13 AM
  • I am using westen digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250Gb and do not have an updated driver that i can find to help with this issue.  I am running windows 7 64 bit on a core i7 920 x58 platinum sli with OCZ3G16004GK ram and have checked other threads to suggest it might be a ram voltage problem.  Not sure what to do in my case.  I do not overclock and would like to know what is causing the error.  It started with just restarting abruptly but now it just shuts down and i have to reset the trip on the power supply to power it back up.  I hope this issue is resolved soon.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:29 PM
  • i have to reset the trip on the power supply to power it back up
    That sounds pretty severe - what could software possibly be doing? Sounds like a hardware issue...
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:56 PM
  • I am also getting the "Kernel-Power 41 Critcal Error -last sleep transition unsuccessful followed by an unexpected shutdown Error 6008, however there is no shutdown the screen just displays vertical multicolored lines. The desktop must then be forced to shutdown to resolve the issue. I have updated my realtek drivers as recommended above. Still having the same problem, but it only happens when the computer is going into sleep mode. I have been searching but still have not found a resolution anywhere. My next step is to attempt updating my hdd firmware.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:48 PM
  • Hi Dbennett4995,

    There are numerous reports of issues with the RC and power-state transitions.  If you've got the most recent drivers and the latest BIOS and firmware, it may be that the best you can do until Windows 7 hits GA is to disable the problematic functions...
    • Proposed as answer by Vijay-IT Wednesday, July 29, 2009 12:06 PM
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:31 PM
  • Yep, that was my solution too.. worked solidly until I started to install other programs, and getting BSOD's again ;(
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:54 PM
  • I have similar problem with 64 bit RC for Windows 7

    However I note that there is a time element between switching on and loading RC 7100

    If I stall the system for 2 minutes by selecting which HD to boot from and then I can load windows without a problem - conversely the faster I try to get windows up the sooner I get a BSOD
     - BSOD occurs from 10 - 30 seconds into loading.

    I have yet to have a problem restarting windows.

    This makes me think it is a PSU or Motherboard problem - I intend to swap out the PSU this weekend

    Asus Commando MB with 8Gb ram and ATI Radeo 3770 graphics

    Keith

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Details of the BSODs can be helpful...
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:39 PM
  • OK, same BSOD (331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4) and same motherboard as one of the guys posting above (Asus Commando). Windows 7 64-bit RTM (MSDN).

    Synopsis: Machine has been running Vista without issue. Under 7 been having lots of sleep related issues (BSODs, drive not waking, etc). Have turned off hybrid sleep, installed latest Intel chipset and Nvidia drivers, disabled turning off drives. 

    Last 2 BSODs:
    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-08-26T08:00:16.842818200Z" />
      <EventRecordID>4643</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>Kalika64</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="SleepInProgress">true</Data>
      <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>

    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-08-25T10:45:08.000416700Z" />
      <EventRecordID>3973</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>Kalika64</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="SleepInProgress">true</Data>
      <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>

    They seem to be happening when attempting to wake... (or when sleeping and I don't notice til the morning?)


    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:48 AM
  • I'be observed that the system properly sleeps, will wake to the login screen, then blue screen almost straight away. I'm now running the newest BIOA available for the ASUS Commando.

    Can anyone offer any advice or suggestions?
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 12:24 PM
  • What are the bugcheck details?

    Have you tried resetting the BIOS defaults (after noting the current settings)?

    Are you using the latest drivers?

    Else, power management-type issues were not infrequent in the RC.  It may be the best workaround for now is to disable power management...
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 12:41 PM
  • Hi, I was experiencing the same behavior and the same error message on my computer too. The system used to freeze unreasonably once or twice a day. I had latest drivers & BIOS so I suspected it was a hardware issue. I tried to disable some of the components thru Device Manager which didn't help. But then I physically removed my PCI WiFi card from the PC and I haven't had a single crash since then!

    The WiFi card which was causing the crashes is: AirLive WT-2000PCI


    My system specifications are:
    MB: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 810
    RAM: 2x2GB Kingston
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4550
    OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

    • Proposed as answer by ObserverCZ Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:18 AM
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:16 AM
  • viraugui's info looks useful and I thought it might help me as I hear a click of a drive when the system tries to resume from sleep. However the only Seagate drive in my system is not one of the affected models. The other drives are Samsungs. @No.Compromise: I have "sensible" BIOS settings but will try again with these. For now I've taken your suggestion of not using sleep mode but obviously that's not a good long term solution. @ObserverCZ: No wi-fi card in machine. I do have a motherboard in common with one of the posters above so I think that's more likely for me at least at the moment. Asus haven't released Win 7 drivers for this board but I'm using the most up to date Intel chipset utility.
    • Edited by kingboyk Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:07 AM how do u get linebreaks?!
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:07 AM
  • I've ditched the Asus Commando and replaced it with a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR. System will now sleep and no BSODs :)
    Wednesday, October 07, 2009 8:29 PM
  • Hello ,my proble is:
    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-04T20:42:37.800812800Z" />
      <EventRecordID>11493</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />
      <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
      <Channel>System</Channel>
      <Computer>Gab-PC</Computer>
      <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
    - <EventData>
      <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
      <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
      <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
      </Event>


    My config:
    E8400, Gigabyte EP45-DS3, HD4850

    Any idea or solution to what could be wrong?

    Thursday, November 05, 2009 11:37 AM
  • I'm having the same issues.
    I built a completely new computer a few months ago. WIN XP, evertything fine.
    Now, at the end of September, I changed to Win 7 64bit.

    From time to time, within a few days or two weeks, my system crashes. It just freezes. I have to restart the system completelely. I get a critical error message if I check the System Control Panel.
    I already disabled the stand-by-function of my PC directly after changing to Win 7, since the crash always occured when I wanted to reawake the system after some time of inactivity in stand-by mode. At that time, the problem disappeared.
    But now the Kernel-Power-Error 41-message reappears from time to time, I think it could be linked to driver issues?

    Protokollname: System
    Quelle:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Datum:         01.12.2009 23:28:11
    Ereignis-ID:   41
    Aufgabenkategorie:(63)
    Ebene:         Kritisch
    Schlüsselwörter:(2)
    Benutzer:      SYSTEM
    Computer:      Rechner
    Beschreibung:
    Das System wurde neu gestartet, ohne dass es zuvor ordnungsgemäß heruntergefahren wurde. Dieser Fehler kann auftreten, wenn das System nicht mehr reagiert hat oder abgestürzt ist oder die Stromzufuhr unerwartet unterbrochen wurde.
    Ereignis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <EventID>41</EventID>
        <Version>2</Version>
        <Level>1</Level>
        <Task>63</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-01T22:28:11.640625000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>32640</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>Rechner</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>


    My system:

    AMD Phenom X4 955
    8GB OCZ RAM
    Mobo: Asrock M3A790GXH/128M (AMD 790GX)
    Graphic Card: HD4890 Vapor-X (ATI Radeon HD4890)
    Power Supply: Silent Pro M600 (600 Watt)
    TMS-CRE-M1B 64in1 (CF, MD, MMC, MS, SD(HC), SM)
    HDD: WD6400AAKS 640 GB (640 GB)
    Bluray-Drive BDC-S02BK (5x)
    Maybe you have some clues or can help me understand the error message?

    Thanks,
    Katze
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 11:11 PM
  • I'm having the same issue. I thought it was fixed and I keep getting it. I've tried a new install without upgrading, I've
    tried upgrading, I've tried all suggestions here. What is wrong with Windows 7??? I thought this was the answer...seems
    to be another problem.

    -Chris
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 9:31 PM
  • I am having the same issue...I don't think its a driver issue or hardware, look through our posts, we all have different equipment, what is Kernel Power?  This looks to be a microsoft defined term, we need their input... this is my computer spec... its a home build:

    AMD Phenom II X4 905e 2.5ghz
    G- Skill DDR2 1100 4 gig at 800mhz dual channel
    Ati Radeon 3870 at 800/1000
    PSU 630w  4 12v rails at each 20 amp or 50 amp combined
    MB MA785GM-US2H (gigabyte board)
    Western Digital 500gig blue.

    system passed 6 hours of blend prime95 and 12 hours of large fft prime95(mostly cpu testing at 100% usage all cores).  I tested 6 hours of blend then 3 days of gaming with two crashes at 2.91ghz and memory at 667mhz and 932mhz(one crash each) then went back to standard settings of 2.5 ghz and memory at 800mhz and I added .025 voltage to my cpu, with original voltage of 1.15v to see if it was just a low voltage crash, after it crashed a third time( I built the system to a 65 watt thermal design because of case constraints, and that is a little low for a quad core).  I then did my FFT Prime95 12 hour test last night till this morning and passed.  I'm going through another round of gaming for the next two days, wish me luck. my core temp for the FFT test was low of 38c to a high of 44c and was well within the thermal spec.  This system has also passed a microsoft memory test, and my timings are 5-5-5-15 running unganged 2x2gig sticks.

    What I did to solve the problem, I flashed my motherboard bias and turned off the Windows 7 sidebar... what a difference!!  I turned on the windows sidebar to make sure... and I got another crash then turned it back off and have been crash free since then!!
    • Edited by BenShami Friday, January 01, 2010 5:49 AM
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 6:24 PM
  • The "Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" and associated Event ID 41 are generic items that are encountered whenever there is an unexpected reboot, essentially. Not all are caused by the same thing, but the causes are varied enough that this is not an uncommon thing to encounter. Bad drivers and bad hardware are what causes bugchecks. Event ID 41 with a bugcheck code of 0 seems essentially to be a spontaneous reboot - really, really bad drivers, or faulty hardware, or a power-cycle, or bad power, or loss of power, etc.
    Friday, December 18, 2009 2:14 AM
  • The "Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" and associated Event ID 41 are generic items that are encountered whenever there is an unexpected reboot, essentially. Not all are caused by the same thing, but the causes are varied enough that this is not an uncommon thing to encounter. Bad drivers and bad hardware are what causes bugchecks. Event ID 41 with a bugcheck code of 0 seems essentially to be a spontaneous reboot - really, really bad drivers, or faulty hardware, or a power-cycle, or bad power, or loss of power, etc.

    Would buying a new Power Supply be something to test then?

    I know it's not a high wattage PS, mine is probably 500w. I have
    wondered if that would fix it.

    -Chris
    Friday, December 18, 2009 5:59 PM
  • I've exchanged the critical parts on my PC>  Changed out motherboard , RAM, and CPU, videocard and same stupid error where the system crashes.

    Event ID 41 Source Kernel-Power Error



    I have the following:


    - i7 920
    - Asus P6T
    - Kingston Hyper X memory 6GB of DDR3
    - 1 TB Seagate Drive
    - ATI Sapphire 5770

    NO LUCK!!  This issue is very frustrating.

    I'm guessing maybe its windows itself.
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:35 PM
  • i am also getting the blue screen of death.... any game i play... the witcher, batman arkam, crysis....

    im running windows 7 64bit.  asus p6t, nvidia gtx 285 graphics card, i7 920 2 500gb hard drives setup to super speed..... dont know what to do... loaded newest nvidia drivers. windows says all drivers are up to date im stuck.... cleaned out registry set comp to full performance, tried running games on lower settings... whats going on here????



    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          12/30/2009 12:26:56 AM
    Event ID:      41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      (2)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      Cory-PC
    Description:
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <EventID>41</EventID>
        <Version>2</Version>
        <Level>1</Level>
        <Task>63</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-30T10:26:56.424813900Z" />
        <EventRecordID>8203</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>Cory-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">244</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x3</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffffa80061313d0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xfffffa80061316b0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0xfffff80002d94240</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:04 AM
  • See if turning off the windows sidebar makes a difference...
    Friday, January 01, 2010 5:56 AM
  • I just had my first such crash. My only activity on the laptop was my morning web sudoku puzzle. Is this a generic error that happens after the real error, simply indicating that the a reset was triggered? If so, how do we track down the root cause? I do have a memory dump. Do I have to call support or is there a way to submit it online?

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          1/3/2010 5:30:36 AM
    Event ID:      41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      (2)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      George-PC
    Description:
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <EventID>41</EventID>
        <Version>2</Version>
        <Level>1</Level>
        <Task>63</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-01-03T10:30:36.502814000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>33148</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>George-PC</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">159</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x3</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffffa8006308060</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xfffff80000b9c4d8</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0xfffffa8009986010</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    Sunday, January 03, 2010 11:06 AM
  • also with windows 7 x64 and also stupid restarts...tried: memory, psu, videocard replacement no solution for me BUT: try this i found on the asus support site. it helped for me:
    My computer is crashing with the following error: “INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR (a0) The power policy manager experienced a fatal error.” What can I do about this?
     
     

    This error is caused by the hibernation file size being is too small for the current memory requirements of the computer. To fix this problem,
    increase the size of the hibernation file by following these steps:

    1.Click the Start button.
    2.In the search box, type command prompt. (cmd)
    3.In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
    4.In the Command Prompt window type:
    powercfg /hibernate /size <size%>
    where <size%> equals the size of the hibernation file in percentage of total physical memory.
    The default size is 75% and can be increased to 100% with:

    powercfg /hibernate /size 100 

    my system works smootly now for a month already
    good luck

    Monday, January 04, 2010 10:36 PM
  • Ok I just started having the same issue as above
    Home built system Asus MB bla bla bla
    It appears to me that this is an issue of settings of sort

    1. The first thing a did was to disable sleep mode
    2. I disabled putting the USB in sleep mode. (I could not get computer to turn on due to no Keyboard or Mouse being active, both USB)
    3. And like mrBarry said above I increased the hibernation file size

    I will report back in a week or so to let you know if event is still occurring as it has been happening every day pretty much

    Drewgost

    PS why wouldnt this forum let me use my name as I signed with (Drewgost)? It said the name was allready taken, I know that its taken, its me.
    Friday, January 08, 2010 11:45 AM
  • My system is very similar to yours. I had trouble on wakeup constantly. I would make adjustments and think the problem went away and then it would come back.
    I found some info on Win 7 64 bit crashing because the hard drive times out (10 seconds) before the computer wakes up.
    There is a hotfix from MS for PCs with large hard drives (they suggest 1TB).
    I installed the hotfix even though my hard drive is the WD 640GB Black edition. I have not had a problem for the last week now.
    I've left my PC on with internet browsers open and programs up for as long as 20 hours and have not had a problem with crashes on wake up since.

    Search for :
    KB Article Number(s): 977178
    Language: All (Global)
    Platform: x64

    or



    Jim
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:09 PM
  • Are you using ATI drivers? if so uninstall them including the catalyst control center, now reinstall the ATI drivers but don't install the latest ones, find an older driver I used this one
    because my OS is 64bit (9-7_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu). now you also need to disable the RAC task in Tasks scheduler. Following these steps worked for me. The Kernel Power Event ID 41 Error in MSW7 I believe is not hardware related, and updateing the BIOS or updating any drivers will not fix the problem. It is some sort of fult in Windows its self. Please try what I have done and see if it works for you. I now have been Kernel Power error free for 8 days now.
    Capture

    Friday, January 22, 2010 11:20 PM
  • Hello Guys recently got the same issue with windows 7 Ultimate 64bit i just formated my system and installed but the issue is still there can you please advice, - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" /> <EventID>41</EventID> <Version>2</Version> <Level>1</Level> <Task>63</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-01-31T16:42:17.948800000Z" /> <EventRecordID>965</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" /> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>User-PC</Computer> <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /> </System> - <EventData> <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data> <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data> <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data> <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data> <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data> <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data> <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data> </EventData> </Event>
    Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:58 PM
  • Well I have sorted the problem.

    It is not just one problem that cause this, sadly, hence it has taken me 10 days to sort this out.

    First and foremost, Windows 7 is partially to blame.

    So, here is what I did, my machine is now 100% running fine, has ran benchmark programs for 10 hours without failure today:

    1) Install Vista 64 Ultimate - Why not, Win7 really does not offer anything over it, DX11 upgrade has been available for a while. - At this point the failure will still occur.

    2) In the bios over volt my ram from 1.65v to 1.68v

    3) In the bios turn off C1E Support

    4) In the bios, turn off C-State Tech

    5) Enjoy my i7 920 processor at long last!


    Yes, those setting with Win7 still yielded restart issue, before anyone asks!

    Things to consider from my experience if you are looking for the route cause:

    1) When I installed the intel chipset drivers, I noticed that it took 10 times longer, maybe doing something more properly

    2) Then when installing windows update, I let windows install their driver for the ati card, big mistake blue screen! System restore sorts out that mistake. This make me think about the fact that Win7 installs with a driver installed for the gfx card one first usable boot, wonder if that is part of the win7 issue if its the same driver that blue screened on vista windows update!

    I'm one happy bunny!

    When its sorted out for Win7 then maybe I'll restore my drive image of it, but otherwise long live Vista and my i7! :-)
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:07 PM
  • First time on this forum, and have the same problem as eveyone else. I am amazed at the sheer volume of this problem. When is Microsoft going to accept responsibility for this problem and try to come up with a proper fix.
    Monday, February 15, 2010 7:05 PM
  • I had the same issue and solved the problem.

    Got my notebook (hp pavilion dv4-1547sb) a week ago, and the problem was happening since first day use. I did everything i could: updated drivers, bios, removed avg, disabled sound devices, formated the disk, reinstalled the windows 7, but none of this worked. I did memory and hard drive tests, but nothing wrong detected.

    My last shot and sucessful (i`m sure that this solved the error) was turning off the windows 7 sidebar!!!!!

    HOLY ____!!! Five days working to solve it and it was a ____ windows 7 bug with the sidebar.

    Contacted microsoft, hp, western digital and the shop that sold the notebook to me. All they did was telling me that i should report the error to the factory or to the Microsoft or the shop or maybe Lady Gaga was the responsable for the bug.

    Thanks to BenShami.

    Blame you Microsoft and HP.

    Hope this help you guys.

    Luciano Colombo
    Monday, February 15, 2010 11:39 PM
  • I have the same Kernel-41 error. Using windows 7 ofcourse with ati/amd HD5870 and intel C2Q9550. I updated bios, set my voltage higher/lower. Updated gfx drivers to catalyst 10.10. Downgraded my drivers to catalyst 9.12. Disabled HD audio in Device Manager. Disabled RAC in scheduler (no clue why, but someone mentioned it) And when I thought I no longer had the error, it appeared again. 

    The thing I noticed was that right before it hits, the pc slows down a bit (still usable) and few minutes later it hangs. I did a kindof benchmark to see if i could trigger the error. Openen winamp, 2 games, media player classic 2 times, browser windows, mail and even Everest Stability test. No error. All fine. I had been error free for the whole day until 10min ago...BTW I did not have this error with my old card/cpu (Nvidia 9800GTX and C2D E6850+). So it has to be something there, but Im out of options.  Last shot for me is the sidebar too.


    Or maybe someone else has any idea?

    Thanks

    • Edited by Mwgs Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:07 AM additional information
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:05 AM
  • Ok, disabling the sidebar gadgets didnt work. Got an error again.

    Out of ideas.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Ok, disabling the sidebar gadgets didnt work. Got an error again.

    Out of ideas.

    Can you try disabling aero, coz I am crash free since I started using a basic theme.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:05 AM
  • This issue is one of the most frustrating things i have dealt with. Ended up replacing EVERYTHING in my new i7 setup. This is the fix!! The REAL fix!! Dont try any of the hard stuff posted above. The soluton is much simpler than that. Solution: AFter i replaced everything on my new setup the only thing i had NOT replaced was my case( antectwelvehundred). It was the case!! It had a grounding problem affecting the motherboard and usb ports! Replaced case and issue is resolved! Not a single kernal crash for the past month!! I hope this helps people! If you have questions let me know. My system: windows 7 pro 64bit asus p6t i7 920 OC'd to 4ghz stable kingston 6gigz 1600mhz antec twelve hunndred case zalman cpu coolor extreme ati 5770 videocard the least part of the pc that i suspected turned out to be the culprit! Let me know if this also helps you guys!
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:19 AM
  • This sounds reasonable Juggernaut_510. So please tell me more, what made you think it was USB ports. And how did you solve the grounding problem? You replaced the case yes but what part was so utterly different?

    Thank you.
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:59 PM
  • Hi, I had critical error kernel-power event id 41 (63). My CPU fan was not properly in its socket on the motherboard, that was my problem. Since I clicked it on properly the error has gone.
    Monday, February 22, 2010 3:12 PM
  • http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3813/alex-sgu.0/0_410b8_6412de94_orig

    - It`s really WORK !!! Help for me and our people.

    I`m from Russia, sorry for my english language )))
    Friday, March 12, 2010 7:26 AM
  • http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3813/alex-sgu.0/0_410b8_6412de94_orig

    - It`s really WORK !!! Help for me and our people.

    I`m from Russia, sorry for my english language )))

    This is not the solution (for me), because all drives already have this option unchecked.
    Bump for the question to  Juggernaut_510...

    This sounds reasonable Juggernaut_510. So please tell me more, what made you think it was USB ports. And how did you solve the grounding problem? You replaced the case yes but what part was so utterly different?
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:54 AM
  • try this "ATK ACPI utility" can be obtained from mobo makers site


    hope this helps

     

    Friday, March 19, 2010 2:31 PM
  • HP Pavillion Entertainment PC Notebook, dv7
    Window 7 Home Premium ver 6.1

    I do not use the side bar. I have not installed anything but Microsoft Office. I have been using this computer very conservatively since I use it for school.

    I have had total of 7 Kernel Power crashes since January 22nd.

    I have noticed that none of you have said anything about losing data on your computers. After the 3/16 crash, while I was browsing the web, the computer restarted and I noticed that all my personal files were not visible in the libraries. The desktop folder with my Office documents is gone, yet when I go to the Office application itself I am able to pull up some documents! All of the folders such as "My Documents," "My Music" etc are now empty.

    So now I have some documents and files, and some I am not able to retreive. I am not sure if the have been permanently deleted... I am not able to find files in Exlorer, yet I can pull them up through apps.

    I ran diagnostics through HP software and found no bugs.

    I taked to HP tech support for 2 hours and we tried a system restore to 3/9 and it didn't solve the file dissapearance issue. 

    Here is info on the crash after which I lost my files:

     Log Name:      System
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
    Date:          3/16/2010 8:29:04 AM
    Event ID:      41
    Task Category: (63)
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      (2)
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      pandoraV
    Description:
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <EventID>41</EventID>
        <Version>2</Version>
        <Level>1</Level>
        <Task>63</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-16T13:29:04.650823100Z" />
        <EventRecordID>19310</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>pandoraV</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">254</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x8</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x6</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x5</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0xfffffa8007864c80</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

     

     

    Saturday, March 20, 2010 6:31 PM
  • There seems to be a common tread here, being the 64-bit version of windows 7. Does anyone know if people using the 32-bit version are having the same issue?
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:53 PM
  • I have Windows 7 32-bit and I've been having the same Event 41 ever since I installed Windows7 (8 in the last 24 hours). I've tried all the suggestions on this post and I have not had any luck.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600

    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor, 2500 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1108, 9/28/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.40 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.53 GB
    Page File Space 3.25 GB
    Page File G:\pagefile.sys

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Did you change your case?  Thats what was causing the issues with me.  Changed the case and have not had a kernal crash for months now.
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 3:02 PM
  • :D i was first who discovered that bug.:D its kind a wierd why microsoft haevent fixed that yet. Now iam using windows xp and my computer works fine. Still i think it is somekind of hardware incompatibily
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 3:17 PM
  • So now I'm just an idiot?
    • Proposed as answer by Tempura Friday, March 26, 2010 2:37 PM
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 4:13 PM
  • Here may be the source of all the problems:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/77bcc073-b2ff-4f47-a7dc-1aa79e5b1333

    Bottom of thread lists possible workarounds.

     

     

    Friday, March 26, 2010 2:39 PM
  • Hi!

    I have the same error 

     

    EventID 41
       
      Version 2
       
      Level 1
       
      Task 63
       
      Opcode 0
       
      Keywords

    0x8000000000000002

     

     

     

    So its the same. But strange, it really happens just when i play with games.

    Sometimes when listening music with winamp, watching videos in browser (firefox)

    And once it restarted when my PC was rebooting XD

    I am thinking too about my Graphic Card, today i will change it to my friends nvidia 9800.

     

    The problem started 2 days ago, before that, i never-ever had that problem on any pc.

     

    Windows 7 64bit

    Core 2 Duo E6750 2,66Ghz @ 3,2Ghz

    4x 1GB Kingmax 800MHZ

    Inno3D GeForce 8800GT 512mb

    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3

    Saturday, April 03, 2010 6:12 AM
  • EDIT: FIXED!

    The solution?

    I tested disabling all C-State features in BIOS as suggested in the forum posts below, and now the computer has been running without problems for two days!

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/77bcc073-b2ff-4f47-a7dc-1aa79e5b1333?prof=required

     

    Original post for reference:

    "I am having the same issue.

    I tried changing everything except for chassis and CPU.

    It can be easily provoked by transferring 300 GB of data via the LAN.

    After 1-10 minutes it eventually freezes all up, rebooting itself. It seems to respond a little slower just before crashing, as well.

    It could either be faulty new Intel CPUs or Windows 7/2008 R2 CPU power mangement?

    My setup for reference, after changing everything except for CPU and chassis:

    • Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM (MIGHT be the issue)
    • ASUS H55 mATX motherboard (originally tried 2x Gigabyte P55 mATX; same issue with both of them and thought ASUS with diff. chipset would help, but no go. Probably NOT the issue)
    • Core i5 750 CPU (not tried changing it - MIGHT be the issue)
    • 2x2 GB PNY DDR3 RAM (changing it for Corsair did not help, so NOT the issue)
    • Antec mini P180 white case (ground cable seems ok? Guessing it is not the case)
    • Nvidia GTS 8800 640 MB (tried an 8800 320 MB, this is def. NOT the source of these issues)
    • 500W Mist Rev 3 PSU (Antec 430W also tested - NOT the issue) 
    • Intel SSDs 40gb 2x. Seagate 2x 1,5 TB. Samsung 1TB disk as well, for testing purposes. But still crashes.

    I tried a lot of tips and tricks, with no luck. Setting the power profile to High Performance did not help, disabling the High Definition Audio device did not help."

    • Edited by TNator Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:19 PM Found a solution!
    • Proposed as answer by Mwgs Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:06 AM
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:16 AM
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    I have been having this problem since I installed Win-7. I have read all that I can find about this and so far I have not seen anyone with a solution. This problem is happening across all types of computers and configurations. I have seen posting for disabling multiple audio devices, I am only running one. I have seen users state that it happens with games, I play no games. I have installed Win-7 three times and it happens every time. It looks like it is a Windows-7 problem and should be addressed by Microsoft. They should be putting out a patch to fix it, but so far I have not seen anything where they even admit it is their problem. My computer will fail anytime, does not relate to a particular software or music or video, could be nothing going on and it will fail. Sometimes every ten minutes, other times I will get a day or so with no problem.  I am running Win-7 Pro 32 but I know it is happening with 64 also.  I also know of computers that have never had the problem.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 6:48 PM
  • @Maestro2711:

    I too suspect it is indeed a Windows 7 problem. Would you try disabling all of the C-States in BIOS and see if that helps for you too?

    Sunday, April 18, 2010 11:16 AM
  • Hi.

    I have the same problem as some of the people here.

     

    I have windows 7 professional 64 bit.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 Ghz Socket AM3 8MB Cache.

    Asus M4A79XTD Evo 790x socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.

    Western Digital 640GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16mb cache OEM Caviar Blue.

    Coolermaster 600W Silent Pro Modular PSU - 50A Single Rail 9x SATA 2x PCI-E.

    Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory Module Unbuffered.

    Inno3D GT 220 512MB SDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card.

     

    Can someone help me?

    I have recently realised that my fan seems to go superfast after a few minutes of my pc being on. I think it might be because its getting too hot so im thinking of getting a new case and buying a few additional fans to see if this helps but if anyone can help, that would be brilliant.


    Monday, April 19, 2010 7:15 PM
  • "That would be brilliant"    HAHA  I am guessing you are English.  We don't say that here in the states.......  Anyways Change out your case and your problems will be solved.
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:33 AM
  • What did I say that made me sound british? I am british but just curious.

    Im going to get the new case and hopefully in a few weeks time, ill get some watercooling =)

    • Proposed as answer by Robry420 Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:36 AM
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:13 AM
  • Hi,

    I am also having this problem. I'd like to add my thoughts from the information that I have gathered so far on this problem. system specs are this, but I don't think they are relevant to solving this problem.

    Asus p5k-e
    4gigs Crucial ballistix tracers (2.0v revision)
    Corsair 550w PSU
    Intel c2d e6750 (oc to 3.2)
    HDD: WD 150gb raptor Seagate barricuda 300gb
    Nvidia GTX 260

    Problem signature:

    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:

    BCCode: a

    BCP1: 00000000000000E1

    BCP2: 000000000000000C

    BCP3: 0000000000000000

    BCP4: FFFFF80002ACBC10

    OS Version: 6_1_7600

    Service Pack: 0_0

    Product: 256_1

    Files that help describe the problem:

    C:\Windows\Minidump\042210-15288-01.dmp

    C:\Users\Robry\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-57579-0.sysdata.xml

     

    Ok so based on what i have learned so far the only thing anyone has in common is that were all using windows 7 64 or 32bit. Everyone that has posted a solution that might have worked for them has not worked for others. I'll list some of those solutions now

    1. Check power management options and set the settings to max performance (Did not work for me but has worked for others)
    2. Build a new PC (Has not solved any problems for some people so we can eliminate this is a hardware issue, my case is also painted on the inside so that should eliminate the possibility of a ground out in my situation)
    3. Update drivers / Windows Updates (The only driver I updated was my video card driver and everything worked fine 2 weeks ago before this problem started happening, There were no critical updates to install in the past 2 weeks, I did install optional updates after this problem came up, but had no effect)

    I'll go into detail the best I can, please know I just tryed to post on this forum about 5 min ago using firefox and the entire screen inside the web browser went black followed about 20 seconds after by a BSOD, im now attempting to post using IE. I started getting this problem what seems like out of no where 2 days ago since then everything has worked perfectly for months after I installed the OS. Right before the BSOD's which has happend 5 times in 2 days, I noticed some weird behavior specifically in my monitor, the screen would flicker or try to go into a sleep state but only for seconds before the picture would come back up without even touching the mouse to make it come back on. This would happen while watching Episodes of the show fringe using windows media player and having AIM opened. I thought i could replicate the problem by doing exactally that but it doesn't look that way since the bsod with only firefox opened. The only new thing I introduced to the computer and to the hard drive besides updating the video card driver, were those downloaded episodes of fringe. I think this may be a virus that is causing this problem, but windows security essentials is not finding anything, but from my experience using only 1 anti virus prog is not always the most reliable. Other strange or erratic things I have noticed were with windows memory diagnostic, After the first BSOD I ran the test and after a few seconds It said there was problems found in my memory, Ran the test the 2nd time and it would find nothing, the 3rd time and used extended mode and it locked up during the test. I then went ahead and used Memtest86 v4.0 the test ran for 7hrs uninterupted with 7 passes and 0 errors. Also after the first bsod, I check the Action center and 5-6 new problems were listed in the list all with the same exact files describing the problem. If this is a virus and my theory is correct, I think what it is doing is trying to duplicate or copy common windows problems to drive ppl crazy and make them run around in circles trying every solution, test they can think of with no results.  

     Oh i also forgot to mention on my D drive where I have all my movies/ shows saved to, The folder I named "fringe" which contains the episodes is the only folder with a little picture of a lock next to it and i don't know how or why it got there but I can watch and play all the episodes just fine untill the BSOD comes of course.

    • Proposed as answer by Robry420 Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:27 AM
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:27 AM
  • Update: it isn't a virus..... Ok I think i might have found out what was causing this. About 2 weeks ago I turned my computer on and I had no visual display on the monitor, so first thing I did was Take the video card out, and cleared the Cmos, This fixed the problem. Just now I decided to unplug and check the DVI cable going into the video card, wouldn't you know there was a small grey peice of packaging foam stuck inside the cable, I guess when I took the video card out to clear the cmos this peice of foam clung onto the connector and I plugged the cable back in without noticing it :/ It's still to soon to see if thats the actuall culprit of this strange problem but I have a good feeling thats what caused it. I'll keep you posted but if that was it.... god im gonna feel stupid!!
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:23 AM
  • So did this continue to work or did your system start crashing again?

    Mine continues to give me the Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power error updated all drivers reinstalled just about anything you could think of I've done!

     

    Let me know if your still not crashing!

     

    thanks

    Saturday, April 24, 2010 6:39 PM
  • Same problem here :((((

    - System

      - Provider

       [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
       [ Guid]  {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}
     
    EventID 41
     
    Version 2
     
    Level 1
     
    Task 63

    Opcode 0
     
    Keywords 0x8000000000000002
     
    - TimeCreated

    [ SystemTime]  2010-04-26T06:43:57.747619600Z

    EventRecordID 9723
     
    Correlation
     
    - Execution

    [ ProcessID]  4
    [ ThreadID]  8
     
    Channel System
     
    - Security

    [ UserID]  S-1-5-18
     

    - EventData

      BugcheckCode 126
      BugcheckParameter1 0xffffffffc0000005
      BugcheckParameter2 0xd80005
      BugcheckParameter3 0xfffff880031a8668
      BugcheckParameter4 0xfffff880031a7ed0
      SleepInProgress false
      PowerButtonTimestamp 0

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Procesor 3.40 GHz
    8 GB Ram
    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

     

    Monday, April 26, 2010 7:24 AM
  • Start a new thread for your problem.
    Monday, April 26, 2010 11:17 AM
  • EDIT: FIXED!

    The solution?

    I tested disabling all C-State features in BIOS as suggested in the forum posts below, and now the computer has been running without problems for two days!

    Time for me to post back. It's been four weeks without a single crash/kernel error 41 error. I did the same thing as the poster above (even before he posted it). I disabled all the options concerning c-state etc. When I'm back at my PC I will post the things I disabled. I have an Asus Mobo.
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:08 AM
  • This is a new home built computer. Put together in December 2009. I've had this same Kernal Power issue since that time. Reboots on its own and I have no idea what causes it. This morning I wasn't even home and it went down and came back up. I've run ckdisc. Got nowhere.

     My rig:

     

    Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P (using onboard sound)

    AMD Phenom II X3 720

    ATI Radeon HD 4850

    Western Digital Cavier Black 500 Gb drive

    Plextor DVD burner

    G.Skil (2Gx2) 4 gig DDR3 memory

    Antec Sonata III w/power supply

    Win 7 64bit Home Premium

     

    Hardly any software other thn utilities. Avast, ZA Free, HP printer software.

    I've disabled the ATI HDMI Audio in device manager and am using the onboard Realtek High Def Audio (updated driver).

     

    They are getting more frequent. Used to be once a month or so and now I've had 2 just today.

    I use IE 8. I keep the machine updated and all utilites are up to date. This machine is lean and clean.

     

    Please tell what is C-state in the BIOS??? And do I have that  in my BIOS. I've looked in my manual and not found it. PLEASE help...this is getting real old real fast.

     

    Thank you veery much,

    Diane

    Sunday, May 02, 2010 11:30 PM
  • I'm sorry this is my first time back since posting, I have had the same problem ease and come back so many times!

    I have been reading with interest, but nothing has worked to date.

     

    I am sorry to say, that I looked at the power requirements of my machine, worked out it was using 480w peak. My PSU was a ToughPower (Thermaltake) 750w, it was not upto the task, end of, even tho other testing had fooled me to thinking it was fine, it really was'nt.

     

    I sugesst buying a PSU well over-rated for your set up and get it from a shop with a returns policy, tht was you have nothing to lose checking it out!

     

    I'm happy no more resets, if you have not tried this yet, you should.

     

    Good Luck brothers and sisters (?) !

    Monday, May 03, 2010 7:28 AM
  • ooooookkkkk, sooo i have the exact same error, multiple times per session/day and have tried many of the suggestions listed here,

    including purchasing a brand new, top model graphics card. Mind you the old one, (8 months), was no slouch either. (didnt have win 7 written on the box).

    After reading all related forums across the web it would appear that my opinion of money completely wasted on Vista 64 Ultimate,

    now applies equally to Win 7 64 Ultimate. Completely unreliable/total rip off - despite functioning supremely for the first few months... o.0

    This debacle came straight out of the blue and as forums prove time and again its a Microsoft issue. (prove me wrong I dare you ;p )

    I did find *obscure problem>> (insert here -> eg: brakes not applied on case wheels), with my custom PC, when fixed? didnt make 1 iota of difference.

    Fix it MS and do it fast, otherwise you will have a double whammy of bung Vista & Win 7 as well.

    Good luck recovering from that one ^-

    I so want to adore Win 7 64, I want to >>worship \o/ << it

    get it together pronto.

    Sunday, May 09, 2010 1:38 PM
  • I've noticed that (at least for me) the problem occurs only when using the internet, whether it be hardcore gaming or, as of today, browsing ebay! Besides these situations, there have not been any 41 63 errors. I've tried multiple browsers, and it happens on IE, Firefox and on Chrome. Any suggestions?

     

    I'd so lol if a big error message came on a Win7 Advertisment and said "I'm Kernel Power Error 41 (63) and Windows 7 was MY idea, suckers!"

     

    T_T This sucks...

    Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:53 AM
  • this might help some people...I had this problem with a brand new Dell Inspiron 580MT PC. First 3 days - no problems then I was getting more and more random 'Kernel Power' (no BSOD) shut downs each day. Int eh end I had about 5 in the space of a few hours. I rolled back any changes I'd made since the problems started. Turned off power saving in the control panel. Turned of Speedstep in the BIOS. (Things I'd seen metioned elsewhere.) Then I was in the BIOS about to make an additional change and the PC shutdown again! Then it wouldn't even turn on, the power button did nothing. So I took the lid off and re-seated the cable from the power switch to the motherboard and the PSU to the motherboard. This time the PC started and (touch wood) no Kernel Power - or any other unforseen shutdowns in 3 days.
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33 AM
  • 2 more shutdowns today :-(
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:58 AM
  • This is what has stopped all my shutdowns and I have no more 'errors' reported in Event Viewer...NONE! First time since I built this computer in December of last year. (2009)

    I did all the things I've seen/read that applied to me: power management, updated the drivers. disabled one audio driver. I have no extra software to speak of except utiilities. I don't game nor download anything from anywhere (no music no movies, etc.)...I don't social network at all the sites everyone LOVES (except ME!!)!!!    None of this helped by the way......I still had spontaneous reboots for no apparent reason. (Bugcheck errors and kernel power amongst others)

    The fix:

    I uninstalled ZA Free and took my RAM out and swithched them to different slots. A went to B and B went to A slot. No new modules jsut switched them.

    I have no idea why this has done it but it has. MAYBE ZA Free HATES Win 7 64 bit Home Premium, or vise versa!! OR maybe the RAM had an issue that was aleviated when I took them out and re-seated them......I do not know.

     

    I now use the built in firewall,  that scares me....I think I'll get a router to sit behind and see how that works.  Still using avast! free, I did not change that.

    I've never been without ZA free in 8 years. (since I built my first computer) I've never been compromised, NEVER.  I hope I can say the same about the Windows Firewall this time next year.

    Maybe some of this info can help...........good luck to all!

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:30 PM
  • i have error too, after so many times, I don't suffer and just moved over to XP:)
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:26 PM
  • i have error too, after so many times, I don't suffer and just moved over to XP:)

    the thrue is Windows 7 is another junk, a fake. I moved to XP. :((
    Monday, May 31, 2010 8:44 PM
  • Hi all, iam having Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power crashes almost every time when i listen music or when iam looking pages at internet.

    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

    no help in trobleshooter. computer just freezer, cant move even mouse.

      <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

    - <System>
     hi i was having similar kernal power problems, after trying everyting i mean everything, i cleane d the inside of the computer, there was some dust on motherboard, also dust on slots near processor !!! beleieve me before i did this i was having the shutdown everysingletime i logged into a game or afer 20 minutes of interent time, try it its worked!!!!! <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
      <EventID>41</EventID>
      <Version>2</Version>
      <Level>1</Level>
      <Task>63</Task>
      <Opcode>0</Opcode>
      <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-05-19T14:37:19.734375000Z" />
      <EventRecordID>9041</EventRecordID>
      <Correlation />

    Friday, June 04, 2010 7:53 PM
  • after i tried everything from reinstalling drivers to turning off csoundcards, all i did was clean the inside of comp! hoover out any dust on motherboard or in fans, i noticed alot of build up behind the fan on the processor, actually behind it, i got that out with a piece of folded paper and hey presto, its worked!!! untill today i was having this problem everysingle time i logged into a game, everytime i watched video, im talking 9 or 10 times an evening now its all gone!!! just take side off and give it a good valeting!!!!
    Friday, June 04, 2010 7:56 PM
  • Hi,

    To address this issue, Microsoft has published a knowledge base (KB) article:

    Windows Kernel event ID 41 error in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2: "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first".

    Click the following link to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

    Regards,


    Magon Liu - MSFT
    Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:04 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi there.

    Where can i download that realtek audio driver from and is it free to do so?

    Thanks

    Miles

    Monday, August 23, 2010 11:55 AM
  • i'm having very similar problem of continues freezes of the system and my are very much link with overheating of the system. My card is GeForce 8400 GS. I have solve this problem with loading much older driver for vista sp1 which sort of runs on win7. the only problem you get is with live mostly HD stream from you tube or similar with crash reports. no video comes up but sounds goes on. drivers i am using 179.48_notebook_winvista_win7_32bit_beta.exe.

    so give it a shot, creates other issues but mostly get rid of the stalls.

    • Proposed as answer by dvedude Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:57 PM
    Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:18 PM
  • I'm using 64-bit Windows 7 and encountered this problem. I'd suggest trying the fix listed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504 (if you haven't yet done so), as it fixed this problem on one of my customer's computers.

    I have Windows 7 32-bit and I've been having the same Event 41 ever since I installed Windows7 (8 in the last 24 hours). I've tried all the suggestions on this post and I have not had any luck.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600

    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor, 2500 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1108, 9/28/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.40 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.53 GB
    Page File Space 3.25 GB
    Page File G:\pagefile.sys


    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:12 PM
  • I have been troublehshooting this kernel power ID 41/random reboot problem for about two months now on various systems. I have used various motherboards (ASUS and Gigabyte) and Intel "i" processors. I have updated and reinstall drivers, updated bios, run memory checks, turned off devices, changed settingS in bios and every thing I could find on this forum and the others listed by Google. Here is what cured my KP 41/reboot problem...

    Disable the "C-state" on the Intel processor in the bios. Apparently all of the bugs in this power saving scenario haven't been worked out yet.

    It hasn't reboot since then (except when I tell it to)!

     

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:09 PM
  • EDIT: FIXED!

    The solution?

    I tested disabling all C-State features in BIOS as suggested in the forum posts below, and now the computer has been running without problems for two days!

    Time for me to post back. It's been four weeks without a single crash/kernel error 41 error. I did the same thing as the poster above (even before he posted it). I disabled all the options concerning c-state etc. When I'm back at my PC I will post the things I disabled. I have an Asus Mobo.

    Hi Mwgs can you post the things you disabled because i am rookie in pc..

    Thx for your help!!

    Monday, November 15, 2010 1:33 PM
  • I am experiencing the same error.  I get this when I run iTunes and use firefox. No other information is given than what is above.
    I get crashed usually when i use the arrow keys on internet explorer and some times when i am on the desktop!
    • Proposed as answer by mydeuce Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:26 PM
    Friday, December 10, 2010 11:37 PM
  • Really disabling C-state help you ? I disabled it and i still having random computer crashes with Kernel-Power error... I playing for example BFBC2 and boom Screen freezes and sound in speakers loops repeatly. Only solution is to restart :/
    Monday, January 31, 2011 7:22 PM
  • Do you get a Blue Screen of Death? Or only a reboot? Which PSU do you use?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, January 31, 2011 9:58 PM
  • I dont get BSOD or a reboot ( i disabled it in windows), i am getting freeze with sound buzzing in mine speakers, and kernel-power error in event viewer...
    Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:49 PM
  • look at the Event log entry. Are all data 0x0? If yes, check this KB article and test all 5 steps under scenario 3:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, February 01, 2011 7:28 PM
  • not working, kernel power tells that system has been restarted with power button, its not an error.

    Saturday, February 05, 2011 3:09 PM
  • use the CAPS Lock trick to see if your PC hangs because of Hardware or a software issue.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Saturday, February 05, 2011 3:11 PM
  • There may be many reasons for this problem but I have noticed>>>

    This only happens to me in the winter time and usually when my cat is in the room.  The last three time my cat jumped off my lap landing and touching the case of my computer, I got EventID 41.  Since December 5th this has only happened about onced every 6 to 9 days. 

    Monday, February 07, 2011 6:33 PM
  • There may be many reasons for this problem but I have noticed>>>

    This only happens to me in the winter time and usually when my cat is in the room.  The last three time my cat jumped off my lap landing and touching the case of my computer, I got EventID 41.  Since December 5th this has only happened about onced every 6 to 9 days. 


    This I have an answer too. Its static electricity causing it. Your cat I would bet is somewhat fuzzy and it happens when the weather is conducive to static. I'm sure that can be avoided......

     

    I wanted to blab about my experience with EventID 41 and what worked for me. I was getting the error multiple times a day if the computer was on. If I was gaming it would happen in <15 minutes usually. I changed the hibernation mem size, no change. I turned of CE1 or CE6 or whatever its called in Bios. No difference. Tried every suggestion here with no result. What actually fixed the problem for me? Getting rid of gadgets! That suggestion worked for me. It wasn't enough to just not have any gadgets (I never used them) I had to go to the control panel and uninstall that windows feature. Since I have done that I have been 3 days with no Event 41 Kernel error's. I'm now running rock solid. I turned on my favorite game and just left it idle to make sure it was fixed. The longest I managed before uninstalling the gadget feature was 23 minutes. This time I left it running all through the night, 8 hours later it was perfect.

     

    In a nutshell, uninstalling the windows gadget feature through the control panel 'add remove windows features' worked for me.

    AMD X4 Phenom 965 Black edition

    Gigabyte MA785GMTUD2H

    Corsair xms3 2x2GB 1600mhz

    Seagate 1TB HDD Sata

    Nvidia 9600 GSO

    Ultra 500W PSU/ Thermaltake 600W PSU

    Friday, February 18, 2011 3:27 AM
  • i am also having this problem which i only just discoverd is when i press the prntscreen it completey freezes checked the log it was kernal error 41 this computers less than 3 months bought 8gm ram windowws 7 64bit what is happening any help
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:03 PM
  • check the linked KB article and test all steps.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:21 PM
  • I'm afraid i don't really understand all the technical stuff on here - i've had my lappy for 2 years, everything hunky dorey til about 6 months ago.  kernel power 41 critical crashes, games disappearing and having to be reloaded but not playing, critical errors when trying to restart..... i don't know whats happened my virus checker says lappy is clear, malaware says lappy is clear, system checks (disk checks, driver updates, etc) says lappy is fine..... I don't know what to do, I'm at my wits end with it all.....  whats the gadget feature?  where is it and how do i know if its causing my problem? 
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:51 PM
  • who in gods earth would waste an i7 and the 4+ gigs of ram you pretty  much standardly would get by putting windows 32 bit on it?
    James Peckham CSM, CSP, CAPM Developer and Agilist http://www.jamespeckham.com
    Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:54 PM
  • Hmmmm.... so your solution to fix a WIN7 problem is to install VISTA.... just what that business owner wants to hear. 

    Is it me, or would one not consider this a universal solution??  If a tech said that in a biz world, he'd be deleting that account from his A/R.

    To the serious minded who have to go out into the business world and NOT act like a techo-geek and tell the client what we do at home on your personal mega-system.

    HE/SHE DOESN'T CARE and HE/SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND!!!   This is about BIZ, not YOU!

    Re; Event 41.  Have you started to notice that all too often a proposed fix won't or can't work for you....  i.e. the tech who SOLVED it thru a specific bios change (that only exists in some new Mobo's).....  HELLOOO!!! 

    I started a blog called www.commoncentsservice.com

    It's for people who do REAL research and who work at a higher level than cable wiggling.

    Event 41 Task 63:  To paraphrase someone much smarter than I:  When all possibilities have been exhausted, only the obvious is left.  It's in the OS!   Read a few thousand qualified postings and you'll see what I mean.

    Event 41 is a nasty issue and I would LOVE to have INTELLIGENT dialogue with a serious tech willing to do real research.  I've got approx 80+ hours and $1000 of hardware into researching it and I can honestly say, I DO NOT have a 100% solution.  In my 35 years of tech work, this is the first time I've failed to find a solution or work-around.  The only 100% fix is I have for Win7 is XP Pro or Linux.  Scarey but true.

     

     

     

    Monday, July 04, 2011 11:49 AM
  • A while back I had a 1 year old HP laptop with your problem.  This has worked for about 6-8 months w/no problem, BUT I don't believe it's a 100% solution but it's free and easy).

    Your laptop either came with OS on a disk or a recovery disk.

    Back up your data.

    Reload EVERYTHING from scratch (repartition if you can)

    It's a brute force fix but as I said, it's held up for months.

    Check your event viewer for Event Viewer often to make sure it didn't come back.

    it it does, you now have a great laptop for Linux.

    check out www.commoncentsservice.com for this kind of info

     

     

    Monday, July 04, 2011 11:55 AM
  • this is my solution for you

    try it and you can feel great after use this recommeded step...=)

     

    Scenario 3: The system randomly restarts and no Stop error BugcheckCode is listed, or the computer is completely unresponsive (hard hang)

    To check whether this scenario is occurring, press the CAPS LOCK key on the keyboard. When you do this, if the CAPS LOCK light on the keyboard does not change when you press the CAPS LOCK key, the computer may be completely unresponsive (hard hang).

    This scenario usually indicates a problem with the hardware. Another possibility is that a driver may cause this problem. To help isolate the problem, check the following items:
    1. Overclocking: Disable overclocking and see whether the issue happens when the system is run at the correct speed.
    2. Check the memory: Verify the memory by using a memory checker. Verify that each memory chip is the same speed and that it is configured correctly in the system.
    3. Power Supply: Make sure that the power supply has enough wattage to appropriately handle the installed devices. If you added memory, installed a newer processor, installed additional drives, or added external devices, such devices may require more energy than the current power supply can provide consistently.
    4. Overheating: Check whether the system is overheating by examining the internal temperature of the hardware.
    5. Defaults: Use system defaults, and run the system.

    If you see that the computer generates a Stop error that contains a BugcheckCode value that is not reported in an event ID 41, modify the restart behavior for the computer. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. Click Advanced system settings.
    3. Click the Advanced tab.
    4. In the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings.
    5. Click to clear the Automatically restart check box.

     

    click this lnk for more details= 

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

     

    Thursday, August 04, 2011 4:46 PM
  • Hi All, hardware incompatibility with LPM has been suggested as a cause for some of these issues.

    Perhaps you're having a similar problem others are experiencing when they have LPM 'Link State Power Management' turned ON - due to a need for upgrade to Firmware in SSds and HDs etc. because of incompatability with this feature..

    So first go into Advanced Power settings - PCI Express - Link state Power management - and set it to OFF. This may help you until you can correct the problem fully.

    Another solution that apparently could work is to set in BIOS sata drive AHCI to IDE.

    Then try to get any hardware firmware upgrades from manufacturers - check especially for drivers to correct LPM incompatability issues..

    Hope this helps to resolve your problem too.

    Regards, pkn


    If my post was helpful - give it a Vote. If it helps solve your problem - propose it as Answer. ;-)
    Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:43 PM
  • Reload EVERYTHING from scratch (repartition if you can)

    It's a brute force fix but as I said, it's held up for months.

     

     

    This is very wishful thinking. This happened to me on day one of a brand new computer build and OS install, so I had nothing to fall back on.
    Friday, August 12, 2011 5:34 AM
  • Hi, I have had the same problem for a few weeks and had to live with it until yesterday

    when NVIDIA released their latest Driver.  I was asked if I wanted to download it which I did.

    Once installed it appears to have solved the problem, so Far.  The download is about 140MB.

     

    Regards

    SH

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:14 AM
  • Hi,

    I wrote a post that might be helpful for debugging this blue screen,

    http://mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x7f.html

    Hope this helps,

     


    -- Mike Burr
    Technology
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:00 AM
  • I keep having Kernel-Power crashes, it started when I switched my Power options to Balanced and put the setting to default but since then, I have put the Power options back to High performance but I keep getting them. I have updated all the drivers but still no good any suggestions would be appreciated and thank you for your time. 

    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
    <EventID>41</EventID>
    <Version>2</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>63</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-27T05:44:47.538808800Z" />
    <EventRecordID>6632</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>EPICdesktop</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    </System>
    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="BugcheckCode">59</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0xc0000005</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffff8800f401983</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xfffff88009ca4ea0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
    <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:58 PM
  • If you are getting the Kernel Power error without any kind of blue screen like I was a couple weeks ago, there may be nothing software related to debug!

    Be aware that if you are operating on a laptop, especially any performance or power hungry laptop, (I develop on mine and have the power profile always set to Performance).  Well the thermal compound will continue to break down and dry up over time causing laptops especially these days to overheat and cause Kernel-Power crashes when using processor and graphical intensive applications such as the ones listed in this thread.

    My advise is to periodically every 6mo-1year or as problems arise after uninterrupted use following application of fresh Arctic Silver thermal compound (very kosher high-intensity stuff--don't cheap out here!)  Have only trained professionals assist you in removing your laptop's cover and applying fresh thermal paste, and Remember to clean off all residue from the existing thermal compound before making the new application.  Give a nice pea side ammount per core, and seal her up.  

    It is definitely easier to service this on a desktop computer, (but if you're on a desktop consider if your power supply is sufficient for your load).  However it can easily be serviced too on a laptop especially by an astute owner that becomes comfortable with the design of the computer.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:53 AM
  • Try updating your motherboard BIOS this worked when i had this problem on my pc, just go on to the motherboard manufacturers website and look for the latest update for the BIOS
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:56 AM
  • HI. THE PROBLEM IS WITH MEMORY ON GFX CARD AND MEMORY ITSELF. BIOS NORMALLY GOT AUTOMATIC SETUP FOR MEMORY CLOCKS SO ITS BLUE SCREENING (SHORT STORY). RESOLUTION IS : 

    GET TO BIOS , CHANGE TO MANUAL ENTRY FOR YOUR MEMORY AND CLOCK THAT MEMORY TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE : FOR EXAMPLE : 1600MHZ (THIS IS WHAT IS SAID PHISICALLY ON THE MEMORY STICK) INSTEAD OF 1800 OR WHATEVER WAS SET PREVIOUSLY IN BIOS BUT REMMEMER MANUAL NOT THE AUTOMATIC MUST BE SELECTED. EVEN IF YOU TEST MEMORY IT WILL SHOW YOU THAT IT IS OK BUT IT DOESNT WORK RIGHT WHEN WIN7 TRY TO REFRESH IT.

    SOMETIMES BIOS UPGRADE WILL HELP DUE IT IS CHANGING THE AUTOMATIC CLOCKS TO RIGHT STATE BUT MOST OF THE MOBOS BIOSES GOT OTHER FIXES BUT NOT THE MEMORY CLOCKS BECAUSE THERE IS SO MANY DIFFERENT ONES ON THE MARKET AND THEY ALL WORKS DIFFERENTLY. WRITING ON MEMORY STICK SAYING EXCACTLY SAME THING LIKE OTHERES BUT SOMETIMES THAT IS NOT TRUE.

    AND IF YOU HAD YOUR GFX CARD OVERCLOCKED A BIT THEN DO IT BACK TO ITS STATE. OR IF IT IS ON ORIGINAL STATE THEN TUNE THE GFX MEMORY ONLY FOR LIKE 20 MHZ UP. DO THIS ONLY IF THE MAINBOARD MEMORY CLOCK WONT HELP IN A FIRST PLACE.  I HAD THIS ON REGULAR BASIS WITH FEW DESKTOPS AND THE RESOLUTION HELPED EVERY TIME.

    THANKS AND IM HOPING THIS ERROR WILL END EVENTUALLY.PLEASE LEAVE ME SOME NOTES IF THIS HELPED.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:56 AM
  • <object height="1" id="plugin0" style=";z-index:1000;" type="application/x-dgnria" width="1"><param name="tabId" value="{51AFAAB3-91E5-4179-B578-5E2AD8867612}" /></object>I am getting the same error and have been since the day I got my computer. I see a ton of people writing to Microsoft about this issue. I even found a response from some smart @$$ed computer programmer at MS saying that it was due to buying cheap computers from Best Buy like HP or Lenovo or something like that. Let me tell you that my computer wasn't cheap and was none of the name brands he listed and it didn't come from Best Buy. The problem is their crappy software. No two ways about it. I'm running the Windows 7 "Premium" 64 bit just like most people getting this message (See their technical forum under Kernel Power Even 41) First of all their response as to the cause was completely vague and as useful as their software. Second  I find it funny that I never ever had this problem with ANY other computer until they rolled out Windows 7. (I never even looked at Vista as I had already heard it was a big steaming pile of crap)  So I guess the way to fix it is to go to Apple. (Which is what I plan to do) Oh and by the way just in case you're wondering, I have a Dell and they are equally as worthless there. Even brand new and under warranty, they charge you to look at it if it's a software issue. You have to buy their software warranty and it's over a hundred dollars. They are also quick to tell you that you have a virus. Which is ironic since it won't even get on the internet half the time without locking up. My error looks like almost every one elses. It's a huge issue that MS refuses to address. Let's see just look at some of the other responses. It's all different computers but the same operating system....Hmmmm they can't all be bad computers. Not everyone can have a bad computer. But everyone can have bad software. MS seems too bust cranking out Windows 8 then resolving issues with 7 and I guarantee you that something will be wrong with 8 if you stick with Microsoft.
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:48 PM
  • I've been having the same problems. Getting critical error code 41. Laptop freezing completely and then shuts down, this could happen right after boot or after sleep / hypernation wake up. The problem seemed to appear more and more often.

    SOLUTION: The problem seemed to have disappeared after updating my BIOS to latest version (in my case from samsung's homepage since i got a samsung laptop) i also updated the optional windows updates from "Microsoft Update". The problem haven't occurred after making these updates. 

    Sunday, April 07, 2013 8:18 PM
  • I have the similar problem. But when I disconnect the battery an only run on my power cord, the problem seems to disappear.   I no lo longer have a battery in my laptop and no longer have the crach problem…   Don’t know what happens if I buy a new battery, could either be the battery or something with the computers connection to the battery that courses the problem ?

    Perhaps this can help you to ?

    Sunday, October 27, 2013 3:52 PM
  • How many of you guys having this problem have been playing Chess Titans?

    Please raise your hand!

    It toasts you graphic card gradually until you are not able to even start a simple app like Google Chrome without crashing and going on reboot all over again.

    Thursday, January 02, 2014 11:28 AM
  • And again - I add tip for everyone who still seems have this problem: Epu software of motherboard is not installed or fail....
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:30 PM