System Info: Laptop: HP Envy 15 3040nr OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 8139 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 694222 MB, Free - 401679 MB; D: Total - 20877 MB, Free - 1623 MB; I: Total - 98 MB, Free - 77 MB; Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1688
I have been presented with BSODs shortly after every startup. Unfortunately the BSODs fail to create minidumps. The error codes are the following:
STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA800B741B30, 0XFFFFFA800B741E10, 0XFFFFF800035D0130) Physical memory dump failed with status 0XC0000010
I am aware that this is the cause of a critical process being terminated, however, because there are no minidumps, I cannot pinpoint the issue to a specific process. I've found some ISCT Agent errors and warnings in Event Viewer with the following info:
CDriverApi::GetInterfaceAlias *****Unable to enumerate device interfaces, error=0x103
CIRSTDriverApi::CreateInstance *****Unable to open the IRST device driver
CSleepWakeTimeManager::SaveRstSettings iRST driver does not exist
CAgentService::AgentServiceInit Thermal driver on startup reports current delta 49, threshold 50
Safemode runs normally and Safemode with Networking gave me a BSOD once, but hasn't done so since. It might be a hardware issue with the Intel wireless card but it connects to the internet normally before the BSOD and in Safemode with Networking. Updating/reinstalling the card and ISCT drivers does not fix the issue.
After enabling the windows update service in safemode, I tried installing this update http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2541014 as to generate some minidumps. Unfortunately it tells me that the update is not applicable to my computer.
Other things I have tried that have failed are a system restore, startup repair, and disabling the ISCT and card drivers through Device Manager.
I uninstalled iRST as @Ramhound told me to and after using the computer for around 20 minutes, I was presented with the same BSOD as before. I suspected it was a hard drive issue so I scheduled a CHKDSK on boot. Two days later, CHKDSK was still replacing bad clusters. I returned the third day and found a "Boot Device Not Found" screen. I force restarted the computer and CHKDSK started again. A few hours later there was another BSOD, this time "BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO" and again, it was stuck initializing the disk for the crash dump.
For the time being, I only have around 20 minutes of use before I get a 0xF4 BSOD without a minidump being generated. Is it time for a new HDD?
I ran an HDDStatus status report, it seems that I do need a new HDD. Will restoring the contents of my current HDD to a new one bring up the same issue? Can I guarantee that a new HDD will fix my BSODs?
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