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Topic # 101041 23-Apr-2012 21:42
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I am having this issue with my laptop

Acer Aspire 5542G
Windows 7

Whenever it boots up it shows a BSOD even when booting in safe mode.

I have managed to use a boot cd to copy the Memory.DMP file and used the windows debugger to see why this is happening:

*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800459c060, fffff80004282748, fffffa80042e5630}

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : pci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800459c060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80004282748, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80042e5630, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:


IMAGE_NAME:  pci.sys



FAULTING_MODULE: fffff88000e13000 pci





fffff800`042826f8 fffff800`02ef11d3 : 00000000`0000009f 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`0459c060 fffff800`04282748 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`04282700 fffff800`02e8e12e : fffff800`04282848 fffff800`04282848 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x29270
fffff800`042827a0 fffff800`02e8dc76 : fffff800`03032700 00000000`000f6640 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x66
fffff800`04282810 fffff800`02e8e34e : 00000024`a814a533 fffff800`04282e88 00000000`000f6640 fffff800`02fffa88 : nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0xc6
fffff800`04282e60 fffff800`02e8db57 : fffffa80`045e95c2 00000000`000f6640 fffff800`02ffce80 00000000`00000040 : nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x1be
fffff800`04282f00 fffff800`02e88705 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`061c1b60 00000000`00000000 fffff880`03850c00 : nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x277
fffff800`04282fb0 fffff800`02e8851c : fffff880`01f67810 fffff800`033f8895 fffff800`0341d460 fffff880`01f67620 : nt!KyRetireDpcList+0x5
fffff880`01f67560 fffff800`02ecbfd3 : fffff800`02e7eae0 fffff800`02e7eb4c 00000000`00000000 fffff880`03fa7c2a : nt!KiDispatchInterruptContinue
fffff880`01f67590 fffff800`02e7eb4c : 00000000`00000000 fffff880`03fa7c2a 00000000`00000000 fffff880`03fa466c : nt!KiDpcInterruptBypass+0x13
fffff880`01f675a0 fffff880`03f58879 : fffff880`03f5dae6 00000001`00000001 fffffa80`04fef010 00000000`00000001 : nt!KiInterruptDispatchNoLock+0x1fc
fffff880`01f67738 fffff880`03f5dae6 : 00000001`00000001 fffffa80`04fef010 00000000`00000001 00000000`0000000c : atikmdag+0x2e3879
fffff880`01f67740 fffff880`03f57a05 : 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000286 fffff880`00002710 00000000`0000000a : atikmdag+0x2e8ae6
fffff880`01f677b0 fffff880`03c7ae45 : 00000000`00000010 00000000`00000282 fffff880`01f67808 00000000`00000018 : atikmdag+0x2e2a05
fffff880`01f677e0 fffff880`03c84f3e : 00000000`00000001 0000000a`00002710 fffffa80`05120390 fffff880`042ad038 : atikmdag+0x5e45
fffff880`01f67810 fffff880`03c86f36 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`05158200 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : atikmdag+0xff3e
fffff880`01f67840 fffff880`042e0e05 : fffffa80`061f3000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`06423010 : atikmdag+0x11f36
fffff880`01f67870 fffff880`042dc54a : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`061f3000 fffffa80`06200010 fffffa80`06200928 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::DdiResetFromTimeout+0x45
fffff880`01f678a0 fffff880`04308dad : fffffa80`06423010 fffffa80`06423010 fffffa80`06423010 fffffa80`06200010 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::PrepareToReset+0xea
fffff880`01f678e0 fffff880`043aff07 : fffffa80`06423010 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0622ed50 fffffa80`06200010 : dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0x245
fffff880`01f67910 fffff880`043ddd5a : 00000000`ffffffff 00000000`000ecc87 fffff880`01f67a70 fffffa80`06200010 : dxgmms1!VidSchiReportHwHang+0x40b
fffff880`01f679f0 fffff880`043d96af : fffffa80`06200010 ffffffff`feced300 00000000`00000002 fffff880`043ac2f2 : dxgmms1!VidSchWaitForCompletionEvent+0x196
fffff880`01f67a30 fffff880`043d8023 : fffffa80`06200010 00000000`00000002 fffff880`043d7dc0 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWaitForEmptyHwQueue+0x8f
fffff880`01f67b20 fffff880`043d82fe : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiHandleControlEvent+0x3b
fffff880`01f67b50 fffff880`043ab2c6 : ffffffff`ff676980 fffffa80`06200010 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWaitForSchedulerEvents+0x23e
fffff880`01f67bf0 fffff880`043d7e7a : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0622ed50 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`06200010 : dxgmms1!VidSchiScheduleCommandToRun+0x1da
fffff880`01f67d00 fffff800`031226fa : 00000000`021909c4 fffffa80`061c1b60 fffffa80`03b67040 fffffa80`061c1b60 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0xba
fffff880`01f67d40 fffff800`02e60b46 : fffff800`02ffce80 fffffa80`061c1b60 fffff800`0300ac40 376c582b`464b6173 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`01f67d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`01f68000 fffff880`01f62000 fffff880`08411b70 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16


FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x9F_3_atikmdag_IMAGE_pci.sys

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x9F_3_atikmdag_IMAGE_pci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

Can anybody help me fix this?

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 613977 23-Apr-2012 21:46
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  Reply # 613980 23-Apr-2012 21:48
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It has been working fine until now, no changes in hardware.

How would I check the driver?


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  Reply # 613982 23-Apr-2012 21:49
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Google suggests bung ATI video drivers. Lots of people getting it since mid last month or earlier.

If its not going into safe mode, or normal mode. Afraid your likely only option is re-install (from backup of course) unless you can work out how to force it to vga mode.

/edit and the high poobah beat me to it.

Ram test off the likes of a recovery boot util is a start.


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  Reply # 614023 23-Apr-2012 22:30
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A little update:

I have managed to boot into low graphics mode and disabled VGA. Managed to uninstall the driver that was causing this.

It is now booting up and is downloading the newest driver. Still a little while to go (very slow internet here).

Thanks for your help so far. Hopefully the new driver will cause no BSOD.


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  Reply # 614091 24-Apr-2012 07:35
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I think the problem has been solved.

After being able to boot with VGA off I was able to install a new driver and everything seems to be working fine.

Thanks for all the help!

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