Some years ago I had a failing HDD that, in its dying breath, had a cloned image of it installed onto a new HDD. The problem is that the old HDD wasn't working anymore in the end and some data (I think less than 100MB, out of 250GB) was irretrievably lost. Since then, I've had some BSOD, mostly due to random causes (loosened RAM, drivers, etc.), but for some time now I've been having exactly the same problem.
BlueScreenViewer tells me that I have a 0x01a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT crash caused by ntoskrnl.exe . The fist parameter is always 41790, which, according to this https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff557391%28v=vs.85%29.aspx means that: "A page table page has been corrupted. On a 64 bit version of Windows, parameter 2 contains the address of the PFN for the corrupted page table page. On a 32 bit version of Windows, parameter 2 contains a pointer to the number of used PTEs, and parameter 3 contains the number of used PTEs." Indeed, the second parameter is almost always the same.
Here are the most recent crashes: (sorry about the untidiness, I couldn't format it properly)
Dump File Crash Time Bug Check String Bug Check Code Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Parameter 3 Parameter 4 Caused By Driver Caused By Address File Description Product Name Company File Version Processor Crash Address Stack Address 1 Stack Address 2 Stack Address 3 Computer Name Full Path Processors Count Major Version Minor Version Dump File Size Dump File Time 061415-35100-01.dmp 14/06/2015 00:24 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00041790 fffffa80`07a45fd0 00000000`0000ffff 00000000`00000000 dump_ataport.sys dump_ataport.sys+4fb4a40 x64 ntoskrnl.exe+748c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\061415-35100-01.dmp 8 15 7601 302.111 14/06/2015 00:26 061315-38657-01.dmp 13/06/2015 21:28 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00041790 fffffa80`07a5c050 00000000`0000ffff 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+748c0 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.18869 (win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+748c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\061315-38657-01.dmp 8 15 7601 302.047 13/06/2015 21:30 060715-40185-01.dmp 07/06/2015 19:53 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00041790 fffffa80`07a5cf20 00000000`0000ffff 00000000`00000000 USBSTOR.SYS USBSTOR.SYS+57dfa40 USB Mass Storage Class Driver Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.17577 (win7sp1_gdr.110310-1504) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+72a40 C:\Windows\Minidump\060715-40185-01.dmp 8 15 7601 302.047 07/06/2015 19:55 050915-56113-01.dmp 08/05/2015 23:43 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00061940 00000000`06e00000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+72a40 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7601.18869 (win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+72a40 C:\Windows\Minidump\050915-56113-01.dmp 8 15 7601 302.047 09/05/2015 00:10
I've ran lots of malware scanners, all of them come clean.
When I run sfc /scannow, no integrity violations are found.
But when I run chkdsk /f or /r (which I need to use /x, otherwise no repairs are made, even in reboot) some strange things appear:
1- I always have "4 KB in bad sectors."
2- This is almost constant:"Cleaning up 152[*or a different number, but the next two unused things are the same number] unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9. Cleaning up 152 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9. Cleaning up 152 unused security descriptors."
I ran some tests on the HDD and it gets a pass. I ran HCI MemTest and the RAM seems to be fine, but when it gets to the page file recorded on the HDD some errors start to appear. Windows Memory Diagnostic also found no problems with my RAM.
So, this got me wondering: could my BSOD be caused by some corrupt files from the old HDD image (like the ntoskrnl.exe)? If so, how can I repair these files? Would it be safe or a good idea to delete ntoskrnl.exe and install it again (assuming I can copy this out of another Windows machine)? And is it possible to build a new MFT file record?
As you can see I'm not very savvy, so thank you very much for any help!
My setup is a Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Core i7, 12GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX260, OS HDD is a WD5000AVCS, plus 4 other HDDs (3 are external USB drives)
PS: I've just updated my GPU driver, but I don't think this will help
PS2: I never did any overclocking and my RAM settings are correct according to the motherboard manufacturer (Intel ran some tests with my RAM Kingstone setup), 2 x 2GB 1333, 2x 4GB 1333
EDIT: one thing I just realised is that I was running a lot of programs at the time of the last crashes... Could it be a conflict problem? I'll try to run some of them at the same time and see if a BSOD happens