Ntoskrnl.exe And Win32k.sys BSOD
ROBERT BAJADEK asked on February 15, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Blue Screens With Ntoskrnl.exe And Win32k.sys
» I have been reviving a lot of blue screens with ntoskrnl.exe and win32k.sys, i have been researching this for a few months now, and i have nothing. no idea what it can be. I've updated all my drivers, uninstalled them and re installed them. i've even fresh installed windows, and the errors don't seem to stop.
Generally speaking, the exe file runs programs and can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files (such as Worm:Win32/Autorun); they can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer.
Besides, whenever an exe file is initiated, it can call a DLL file to check whether the necessary space is available in your hard drive. It will also check if any similar code already exists in the system and then helps the exe file to only write the source code which is necessary in the system.
Win32k.sys file can become a big problem if it is damaged or corrupted, because of
1) improper software uninstall or install;
2) incompatible file versions;
3) Windows not updated with the last version;
4) improper deletion of this program;
5) a PC virus infection;
6) invalid Windows registry files;
7) corrupted Windows registry entries, resulting in Win32k.sys file not found, system crashing or blue screen of death (BSOD).
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JOSEPH ACKERMAN replied on February 17, 2013
- ROBERT THARP replied on February 15, 2013: » 1. Do you remember making any recent changes to the computer prior to this issue?
2. Are you able to boot to the desktop sometimes?
3. How frequently do you get the blue screen error messages?
Since the issue still persists even after reinstallation, the issues would related to hardware.
- ROBERT BAJADEK replied on February 15, 2013: » The few times ive noticed a direct issue is when:
1. I turn my computer off i usually get a bluescree
2. if i leave my computer idle it will shortly bluescreen
3. every 2nd match in starcraft 2 i get a lot of graphic problems
4. sometimes windows explorer and many other desktop related software(which i dont know the name) will crash
i have been getting this for a while now, and cant seem to figure out what the culprit is, so i really don't know what hardware change would be the problem.
- PAUL PRESNELL replied on February 16, 2013: » If you're lucky, you had a BIOS glitch that will clear with a reset and/or fresh battery. If you're not sure about MemTest results, you should try perhaps another power supply as that is the most likely component to fail over time i.e. you said it just started happening "out of the blue" if you'll pardon the expression!
BTW I'm no expert on BSODs (I didn't look at yr attachment, sorry), but afaik the ntoskrnl error may not be telling you much. A symptom which doesn't necessarily point-back to the disease in any meaningful way.
- JANET ALDERMAN replied on February 17, 2013: » Start with just the Keyboards and Mice and other... items, and right-click and Uninstall any greyed-out ones you see there. You say you have "multiple copies" but are the grey or solid? The grey ones are the "ghosts"
Be careful Uninstalling stuff, particularly in the Storage volume shadow copies areas (don't do it). In fact, you should make first a fresh System Restore point before you start this, lest you make things worse (though honestly it shouldn't break anything, at worst you Uninstall a good driver and it gets automagically re-installed by Windows 7 when your reboot, or even just Action > Scan for hardware changes)
- WAYNE PRESSLEY replied on February 18, 2013: » This is most likely a hardware problem. They (hardware problems) are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- overclocking - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers)
- low-level driver problems (like the Gigabyte tools, or the AMD OverDrive)
- or even malware
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