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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 7
08-02-2010, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Vincit View Post
These are three of the "notes" I got from checking the reliability thing with Windows 7.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000101 (0x0000000000000019, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff88002f63180, 0x0000000000000002). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: .

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xfffff800034e89ac). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 073110-18938-01.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000101 (0x0000000000000019, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff88002f63180, 0x0000000000000002). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: .

Any ideas?
Just to resolve these STOP codes into more human readable context:

0x7f: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
Indicates a general possible hardware fault
MS Info Link : Click

In your case it's a double fault exception:
Double fault
A double fault occurs when an exception occurs while trying to call the handler for a prior exception. Normally, the two exceptions can be handled serially, however there are several exceptions that cannot be handled serially and in this situation the processor signals a double fault. The two primary causes for this are hardware and kernel stack overflows. Hardware problems are usually related to CPU, RAM, or bus. Kernel stack overflows are almost always caused by faulty kernel-mode drivers.


0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
Indicates possible problem with one of the CPU cores in a multicore environment
General MS info on this: Click

From this I suspect that you might have quite serious problem in your system somewhere.
This does not necessarily mean that your hardware is faulty. It can also be caused by missing/outdated or corrupted drivers.

In general you should make sure you use the latest drivers for all your components where possible. If your mainboard manufacturer provides Win7 drivers is is advisable to use these instead of running the Windows standard drivers. In some rare cases it might help to use previous versions of video drivers, but only if the most recent ones are known to cause problems. If they cause problem for one person they might still work fine for you. Sometimes it's just a combination of things that make hardware go funny.