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  1. #1
    Angel Massa Guest

    Blue screen of death!

    I've been trying Vista for 3 days and it's great. But since yesterday I got
    blue screen craches often without a visible cause. The crashes seems random
    and never happens doing the same thing.

    The problem started when I tryied voice recognition and during the tutorial
    happened very often. Yesterday I got a blue screen without using voice
    recognition, so I'm not sure if this is the cause.

    After the blue screen Vista reboots automatically.

    How can I report a random bug like this?

    Regards,
    Angel.



  2. #2
    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!

    Hi,

    Create a bug report and upload the dump files that are being created.
    Chances are this is driver related, and you should find the dumps under
    C:\Windows\minidump if you are using small (kernel) dumps, or
    C:\Windows\memory.dmp if using a standard dump. Check the event viewer also
    for clues as to what's going on.

  3. #3
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!--Use Win RE to Repair! Need DVD

    Angel--

    I understand that Vista is in Beta, but I've used a number of builds and
    continued BSOD stops without cause is not the norm. I'd report it by any
    means possible, although I'm not sure what Rick means when he says that the
    public should "bug" it. Maybe there is a bug device for the public I don't
    see, or maybe h e means click a feedback icon. I'm not sure how the public
    would get notification of any action on their bug, since that's often
    difficult for anyone.

    Using *Win RE* for Blue Screen No Boot Vista Situations

    Meanwhile, I just wanted to offer a solution for your Blue Screens, since
    the feature is not widely known, and MSFT has to this moment failed to
    publish anything substantive on how to use it anywhere on www.microsoft.com
    including Vista sites, Vista help sites, Technet, or MSDN sites relating to
    Vista.

    Try Win RE (Windows Repair Environment). You will need to have a DVD burned
    to use this. When Vista RTMs there will be the standard OEM "recovery
    discs" and partitions and unless they are custom made for enterprises which
    will exclude about 500,000,000 OEM preinstalled buyers who don't have the
    spunk to demand that they get included in their purchase a free retail DVD
    that they don't pay extra money for. This unfortunate circumstance exists
    right now with respect to the 300 named OEM partners in XP, and will repeat
    itself for 6 or so more years in Vista, until it will begin to repeat itself
    in Vienna/Blackcomb for another 6 years.

    Win RE can be launched directly from the installation media that MSFT says
    it will mail out to people in a few weeks. If you burn the ISO, Win RE can
    be launched directly from it. It fixed a registry corruption caused by the
    erratic damaging SFC (SystemFile Checker) that the developers and PMS on the
    Vista team have crafted for Vista. This tool is targeting fixing corrupt
    drivers, registry corruption, drivers and that are not compatible with
    yourhardware, and OS upgrades that are unstable and crash with BSOD stop
    errors, and a few other no start problems that will be elucidated when and
    if someone from MSFT ever rights an intelligent article on this feature.
    In other words, they turned Vista loose on the public without explaining
    many of its features, includingthe ones that are designed to save your OS.
    I consider saving the OS a fairly important priority. It's hard for me to
    discern what priority MSFT gives it.

    ***Accessing Windows RE (Repair Environment):***

    1) Insert Media into PC

    2) You will see on the Vista logo setup screen after lang. options in the
    lower left corner, a link called "System Recovery Options."

    3) Select your OS for repair.

    4) Its been my experience that you can see some causes of the crash from the
    Win RE feature, but as is SOP with errors from Windows, most of them are
    written in unintelligible encrypted language, hex or otherwise, that are
    often metastatically and ectopically scattered to the four corners of the
    operating system. They also have cute names like Sometimes at least one of
    them is in English.

    Good luck,

  4. #4
    Angel Massa Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!--Use Win RE to Repair! Need DVD

    Hi Chad,

    Thanks for your explanation. Rick suggestions of reporting a bug is correct.
    Everyone with Beta 2 has a bug report tool. In fact I reported some bugs
    already.

    I understand in your explanations that the install DVD of Vista Beta 2
    contains the Win RE tool and I can use it to check for the BSOD problem.
    Right?

    My system doesn't seems to need any repair or restore. But I will try to
    execute this tool to see if it reports some problems that cause the BSOD.
    It's really weird as some times I can work for some hours without a blue
    screen and then I get many in a few minutes.

    It not a hardware related problem as my system runs flawlessly for days with
    XP.

    Best regards,
    Angel.

  5. #5
    MikeG Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!--Use Win RE to Repair! Need DVD

    Reporting any bugs is the most important possible thing you can do when
    testing a Beta! However, fatal stop errors (BSODs) are far more often caused
    by hardware than any other category of problem. This does not necessarily
    mean that your hardware is faulty but the drivers for certain hardware may be
    making calls that Vista rules to be illegal. In this case I would suspect
    possible sound card/microphone issues. Just a hunch of course.

  6. #6
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!

    Angel--

    I understand that Vista is in Beta, but I've used a number of builds and
    continued BSOD stops without cause is not the norm. I'd report it by any
    means possible, although I'm not sure what Rick means when he says that the
    public should "bug" it. Maybe there is a bug device for the public I don't
    see, or maybe h e means click a feedback icon. I'm not sure how the public
    would get notification of any action on their bug, since that's often
    difficult for anyone.

    Using *Win RE* for Blue Screen No Boot Vista Situations

    Meanwhile, I just wanted to offer a solution for your Blue Screens, since
    the feature is not widely known, and MSFT has to this moment failed to
    publish anything substantive on how to use it anywhere on www.microsoft.com
    including Vista sites, Vista help sites, Technet, or MSDN sites relating to
    Vista.

    Try Win RE (Windows Repair Environment). You will need to have a DVD burned
    to use this. When Vista RTMs there will be the standard OEM "recovery
    discs" and partitions and unless they are custom made for enterprises which
    will exclude about 500,000,000 OEM preinstalled buyers who don't have the
    spunk to demand that they get included in their purchase a free retail DVD
    that they don't pay extra money for. This unfortunate circumstance exists
    right now with respect to the 300 named OEM partners in XP, and will repeat
    itself for 6 or so more years in Vista, until it will begin to repeat itself
    in Vienna/Blackcomb for another 6 years.

    Win RE can be launched directly from the installation media that MSFT says
    it will mail out to people in a few weeks. If you burn the ISO, Win RE can
    be launched directly from it. It fixed a registry corruption caused by the
    erratic damaging SFC (SystemFile Checker) that the developers and PMS on the
    Vista team have crafted for Vista. This tool is targeting fixing corrupt
    drivers, registry corruption, drivers and that are not compatible with
    yourhardware, and OS upgrades that are unstable and crash with BSOD stop
    errors, and a few other no start problems that will be elucidated when and
    if someone from MSFT ever rights an intelligent article on this feature.
    In other words, they turned Vista loose on the public without explaining
    many of its features, includingthe ones that are designed to save your OS.
    I consider saving the OS a fairly important priority. It's hard for me to
    discern what priority MSFT gives it.

    ***Accessing Windows RE (Repair Environment):***

    1) Insert Media into PC

    2) You will see on the Vista logo setup screen after lang. options in the
    lower left corner, a link called "System Recovery Options."

    3) Select your OS for repair.

    4) Its been my experience that you can see some causes of the crash from the
    Win RE feature, but as is SOP with errors from Windows, most of them are
    written in unintelligible encrypted language, hex or otherwise, that are
    often metastatically and ectopically scattered to the four corners of the
    operating system. They also have cute names like Sometimes at least one of
    them is in English.

    Good luck,

  7. #7
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!-Try Reconfiguring Driver Verifier to stop the BSOD

    Angel--

    What was the BSOD you had?

    Sorry to have posedt twice above--I didn't have all the messages dl'd so
    didin't see the first time. By all means report anything that seems to be a
    bug anyway you can (bug tool or feed back icon or sometimes MSFT puts
    feedback links on the vista sites).

    But however vague they are and however many things they can mean--my fav
    are the BSODs that say the system has been shut down because of a bad
    driver, but doesn't acknowledge that if you type "driverquery" without
    quotes in the cmd line of a Windows OS, you're going to see about 150-200
    kernel stack drivers and 35-50 drivers that are not; both hdw and software.

    So your BSOD has numbers and some key words.

    One thing I would try since you didn't ID the BSOD error, is:

    Disable the *inspection* by driver verifier of the software drivers--yep
    I said software drivers of whatever Antivirus program you are using.

    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type verifier.
    2. After Driver Verifier Manager starts, click Display Existing
    Settings, and then confirm that Deadlock Detection is turned on.
    3. Click Back.
    4. Click Create Custom Settings, and then click Next.
    5. Click Select Individual settings from a full list, and then click
    Next.
    6. Click the settings that you want to turn on, make sure the Deadlock
    Detection check box is not selected, and then click Next.
    7. Click the drivers that you want to verify, and then click Next or
    Finish if you choose all drivers on your computer.
    8.Restart the computer.



    If you cannot log on to the computer after you restart with Driver Verifier
    turned on, turn off Driver Verifier, but this occurence is rare. To do so,
    start the computer in Safe mode, log on by using an account that has
    administrator rights, start Driver Verifier, and then choose to delete the
    existing settings. After you do so, Driver Verifier is turned off.


    This alone is a much more common cause of BSOD stops of many stripes than
    MSFT's engineers have come to recognized yet. A frequent comment you'll
    hear from MSFT engineers is that 80% of BSOD stops are driver induced.
    That's a real oversimplification. But I would review if you installed any
    recent drivers on your XP box lately and make sure you're satisfied with
    them.

    One of the very few pieces of documentation the 1-2000 people on different
    Vista teams have issued is this white paper on Driver Verifier in Vista:

    Driver Verifier in Windows Vista
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/DevToo...averifier.mspx

    Information on SFC (System File Checker), SR,(System Restore) and Win RE in
    Vista is yet to be made available. Since the first two are currently broken
    up throught 5384.4 (Beta2) that seems to be reason enough for MSFT to get
    some information out in a fomrat in addition to the books going into
    bookstores in the next two weeks.

  8. #8
    Angel Massa Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!-Try Reconfiguring Driver Verifier to stop the BSOD

    Hi Chad,

    Yesterday I wanted to fill a bug report for this issue but I had no time.
    Today I will do it for sure!

    I can see the information on the blue screen as it only displays for a
    couple of second and then the system reboots automatically. I thing that it
    should wait for a keyboard click to reboot so the user can read it. I will
    also take a look at the events logs to see if I get some information about
    the problem.

    I've also noticed that after the reboot I get a message saying that the
    system had a problem and asking if I want to solve it. I don't know it it
    sends some kind of information to Microsoft automatically.

    I will also try the driver verifier procedure following your instructions. I
    agree that must be some kind of driver problem and I suspect about the sound
    system driver. On XP my system is totally stable using the same drivers and
    they seem to work fine in Vista. I get the control panels working and sound
    works fine except a low signal for the mic input that dones't allow to use
    voice recognition (already reported).

  9. #9
    Erik Bell Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!

    I installed the beta a couple of days ago and witnessed the first bsod today
    during bootup. I almost missed it, so quickly did Vista reboot. I located the
    dump file but haven't been able to find any clues in the log files at all.
    Any thoughts on where I can find the stop information in the logfiles (or the
    dump file?)

  10. #10
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!-Try Reconfiguring Driver Verifier to stop the BSOD

    Angel--

    You should be able to do this setting to pause the bsod and keep it from
    rebooting automatically so you can see it and you are free to read it/copy
    it. I'm not on a Vista box right now, but it should be similar to XP as to
    the pausing. Try hitting the Windows + Pause Break keys at the same
    time>Advanced Tab>System Startup Button Settings button on the bottom of
    that box>check in automatic restart.

    What you are probably seeing is a feature that the errors related teams in
    vista are developing in the category of auto-diagnosis and auto-correction
    of errors that attemp to fix errors as well send info on them to MSFT.

    The driver problem I referred to Angela is with respect to the *inspection*
    of the drivers by the driver verifier tool in Windows, not the drivers
    themselves.

    One of the rididulous pieces of information MSFT continues to provide to
    customers that understandably leaves them bewildered are the variet of BSODs
    that tell them that their system has been shutdown due to a faulty kernel
    stack driver. Since you can type "driverquery" at the XP or Vista cmd
    prompt (don't use the quotes I used to set it apart for you to see it>type
    cmd into the run box and you will see this prompt, and get a list of about
    170-200 kernel stack drivers and 25-50 non-kernel stack drivers, it is
    impossible to empirically start testing them one by one and remember you
    have software drivers as well as hardware drivers although the vast majority
    of Windows users would miss that as a true/false quiz question. I doubt
    your sound driver has anything to do with the BSOD, and I'd focus on the
    sound settings to correct the mic/voice recognition bug/problem.

  11. #11
    skhekare Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death!-Try Reconfiguring Driver Verifier to sto

    CH,

    Thanks for your detailed info. I tried running win re but there is no such
    option in windows vista installation media logon screen. But I could stop
    automatic rebooting of system after memory dump which allowed me to tell you
    the report of memory dump. Here it is

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    SPSYS.SYS
    HASPNT.SYS

    Can you help me with this problem too? Thanks in advance.

  12. #12
    Richard Guest

    Blue screen of death

    My computer crashes everyday. I even put the Vista DVD in and something I
    can't get to the menu before it give me the blue screen of death. I check my
    hard drives, RAM, re seated all my cards, disconcerted all my peripheral and
    half the time it just put's itself in a loop and the OS never starts. I
    don't think this is a software issue because when I can't boot into my Vista
    DVD Sometimes it sounds like a hardware issue like the motherboard or CPU.
    It's been a long time since I troubleshoot the computer that does this. So
    I'm not sure what to do next.


  13. #13
    Mr GRiM Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death

    When you say it sounds like the motherboard or CPU, do you mean you can
    actually hear a noise from your computer, because if you are hearing a
    noise I would be checking if it's coming from your Hard drive, and
    either way that still might be your problem.

    You need to do a fresh install and see if it still happens and if it
    does I would change your Hard drive.

  14. #14
    Richard Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death

    No noise, I looked into Device Manager and everything is working fine. It
    doesn't sound like it's anything tied to the computer and the power supply
    is top notch so I could do a new install but when I can't boot into the DVD,
    that sounds like hardware maybe my BOIS is go good or the CPU might have a
    problem but my money is on the motherboard which goes out and leaves you
    with all kinds of problems you can't pin point. I might just de gut the
    thing and build a new one but this one is only 6 months old which doesn't
    mean the motherboard is good.

  15. #15
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Blue screen of death

    As you probably know, Richard, because you are hdw capable and can build a
    box, you can go to Seagate's site and do some reasonable tests on your HD
    whatever the make of the HD that are useful very quickly. Only one of the
    tests takes about 30 minutes or more.

    You haven't stated any of the BSOD stop messages. Sometimes they are
    helpful and other times they are ambiguous and the problem could be
    hdw/software or both in rarer instances.

    You have nothing to lose to try repairing Windows except a few minutes since
    you aren't sure if the problem is hdw or software (or rarely both).

    What have you done to try to fix it software wise?

    Have you used the DVD to try startup repair or have you used the DVD to
    access a command prompt outside windows?

    Also when Startup Repair and all the safe modes to access system restore,
    and LNG doon't work at the F8 advanced options menu which does exist in
    Vista and Windows 7, you can use the Bootrec.exe switches.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

    Bootrec.exe /fixboot
    Bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    Bootrec.exe /scanos
    Bootrec.exe //RebuildBcd

    Good luck,

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