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CodyRichard asked on
I have a Asus Laptop (Model Number G74SX-1ATZ, http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G74SX/) which has recently began to continuously blue screen at random intervals while searching the web on google Chrome. It will go for several minutes at a time until it inevitably blue screens again. Then when I reboot, it often blue screens right away. At this point, it launches to Windows startup and instantly blue screens. These are the two error codes I've been getting. The first is what shows up when when it initially crashes from Chrome. The second is what shows up when it crashes right from startup.
0x0000007e (0xffffffffc000001d, 0xfffff8000c08e741, 0xfffff880009af78, 0xfffff880009a87d0)
0x00000050 (0xFFFFF80090456000, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF800C13FB03, 0x0000000000000005

I haven't added any new hardware recently or even downloaded anything recently. However, I do have an SSD which my OS is running off of. Could it possibly be that? Any help with this issue would be extremely appreciated as I need the computer for work. Also, reformatting any drives or losing any information would be an extreme last resort.

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Patrick Barker replied on

Hi,

All of the attached DMP files are of the PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (4e) bugcheck.

The page frame number (PFN) list is corrupted, typically caused by passing a bad memory descriptor list.


memory_corruption mentioned throughout each DMP, so it's possible we are dealing with a device driver issue. Either that or you had experienced what was called 'chip-creep' in regards to your RAM and re-seating it fixed it.

If you continue to suffer crashes, I recommend temporarily removing and replacing avast! with Microsoft Security Essentials:

avast! removal tool - http://www.avast.com/en-us/uninstall-utility

MSE - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

Regards,

Patrick
Debugger/Reverse Engineer.
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Patrick Barker replied on

If it was as simple as the RAM being re-seated, it was as I said chip-creep. It happens over time and is normal, and a simple re-seat fixes chip-creep itself. It is when components such as RAM sticks, etc, move their way out of their sockets. It's not a popular problem but it can happen, especially if the RAM is poorly seated to begin with.

If you BSOD again, follow my above instructions.

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Patrick
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