I have experienced a series of random crashes lately occurring periodically anywhere between 1 hour and three days after boot.
After much testing I have finally homed in on the problem which seems to be Powerstrip.
I discovered this by using "Driver Verifier" in Win7-64bit, selecting standard settings and asking to test all non-Microsoft drivers. This results in the following BSOD:http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy168/Sylfyd/Bluescreen001.jpg
The accompanying crash report, extracted using BlueScreenView is the following:
Dump File : 052812-31122-01.dmp
Crash Time : 28-05-2012 18:39:27
Bug Check String : DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c4
Parameter 1 : 00000000`000000f6
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000110
Parameter 3 : fffffa80`083f9b30
Parameter 4 : fffff880`04041154
Caused By Driver : pstrip64.sys
Caused By Address : pstrip64.sys+1154
File Description :
Product Name :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\052812-31122-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 276.232
What is a bit strange is that Powerstrip worked just fine until approximately 2 months ago.
Is it possible that some recent Windows update somehow interferes with Powerstrip?
I have tested this using the latest Powerstrip version (March 2012), and I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The graphics card is an ATI 5870, however I have not upgraded the graphics driver recently, I am still using a driver from 2011.
Any ideas? I will be happy to provide additional information. Thanks in advance,
Best regards, Niels