Question BSOD when livestreaming to YouTube

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So I'm trying to fix my husband's laptop and can't seem to pin down the problem. It keeps getting BSODs but only during webcam livestreaming to YouTube. He can run games on it with no issue, watch videos, no issue... etc.

I have submitted dump files here before, but was told they are empty. There are no error exception codes with the bluescreens. Nothing in Event Viewer that coincides with the BSODs. I have run a 4-pass Memtest - it passed. I have run CHKDSK - it passed with no errors. I have run sfc /scannow and everything fine. Did driver updates. Didn't help.

We used to have Linux on the laptop, and this didn't happen. Put Win10 on it and now this...starting to regret life choices lol

What tests should I try next? Can anyone help me before I pull all my hair out? Thanks!

Specs:

Laptop is ASUS X552E
AMD Quad Core A4 - 5000 1.5GHz
6GB RAM
750GM HDD

Processor AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 1.50 GHz
Installed RAM 6.00 GB (5.44 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Edition Windows 10 Home N
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎2020-‎11-‎24
OS build 19042.804
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
 
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Colif

Win 10 Master
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Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD - that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

  1. Open Windows File Explorer
  2. Navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump
  3. Copy the mini-dump files out onto your Desktop
  4. Do not use Winzip, use the built in facility in Windows
  5. Select those files on your Desktop, right click them and choose 'Send to' - Compressed (zipped) folder
  6. Upload the zip file to the Cloud (OneDrive, DropBox . . . etc.)
  7. Then post a link here to the zip file, so we can take a look for you . . .
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
We found one in your last thread - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/help-ntoskrnl-exe-repeated-bsods.3690450/
so it works?

At least this time I found a support page, not that it helps as its only got 2 drivers - https://www.asus.com/in/supportonly/X552EA/HelpDesk_Download/
there are no webcam drivers on Asus site for Win 8 or 10.
I wonder what driver it uses for webcam - none of these are webcam?
Aug 08 2016AsusTP.sysAsus TP Filter driver http://www.asus.com/
Mar 16 2017stormmc.sysAMD eMMC Host driver (Advanced Micro Devices)
Sep 21 2017athw10x.sysQualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver
Aug 07 2019AsRadioControl.sysASUS ACPI\ATK4002 device driver
Sep 03 2019btfilter.sysQualcomm Atheros BT Filter driver https://www.qualcomm.com/
Jun 01 2020AtihdWT6.sysAMD High Definition Audio Function driver http://support.amd.com/
Jul 23 2020amdxe.sysAMD Link Xinput Emulation driver
Oct 19 2020amdfendr.sysAMD Crash Defender Service driver
Dec 04 2020amdkmdag.sysAMD Graphics driver
Dec 22 2020RTKVHD64.sysRealtek Audio System driver https://www.realtek.com/en/
Jan 04 2021rt640x64.sysRealtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/
list from last crash.
I think win 10 has webcam drivers built in.
 
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I ran DDU and reinstalled AMD Chipset and Graphics drivers. Still had a crash. Going to do a CHKDSK /r next. Will let you know results.

Also, I got a couple more crashes and a couple more dmp files. Then I ran Driver Verifier and got another dmp file. Hope these shed more light on the subject.

One error is caused by a new file "fltmgr.sys". Not sure what it all means though. Hopefully they mean something to you.

WeTransfer Link:
https://we.tl/t-X0F5Ocfc0I
 

gardenman

Admirable
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Hi, I ran the dump files through the debugger and got the following information: https://jsfiddle.net/rhzt9fg1/show This link is for anyone wanting to help. You do not have to view it. It is safe to "run the fiddle" as the page asks.
File information:041121-28906-01.dmp (Apr 11 2021 - 21:53:27)
Bugcheck:SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007E)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 00 Min(s), and 17 Sec(s)

File information:040921-32453-01.dmp (Apr 9 2021 - 11:24:25)
Bugcheck:CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: csrss.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 2 Hour(s), 03 Min(s), and 01 Sec(s)

File information:040921-32140-01.dmp (Apr 9 2021 - 12:36:06)
Bugcheck:CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 44 Min(s), and 49 Sec(s)
Comment: 2 or more types of RAM are installed.

Possible Motherboard support page: https://www.asus.com/us/supportonly/X550EA/HelpDesk_download/
There is a BIOS update available for your system. Wait for additional information before deciding to update or not. Important: Verify that I have linked to the correct motherboard. Updating your BIOS can be risky. Never try it when you might lose power (lightning storms, recent power outages, etc).

This information can be used by others to help you. Someone else will post with more information. Please wait for additional answers. Good luck.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
Comment: 2 or more types of RAM are installed.
it is a laptop so thats normal, or did you add the extra 4gb?

all 3 happened in ram, I can't see any outside influences, all the processes in all 3 are parts of windows.

do you use WIFI or Ethernet? Ethernet drivers are from January but WIFI are from 2017
Sep 21 2017athw10x.sysQualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver
Sep 03 2019btfilter.sysQualcomm Atheros BT Filter driver https://www.qualcomm.com/

webcam could be crashing due to another device in PC. They all linked so if one plays up, others can too.
 
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it is a laptop so thats normal, or did you add the extra 4gb?

all 3 happened in ram, I can't see any outside influences, all the processes in all 3 are parts of windows.

do you use WIFI or Ethernet? Ethernet drivers are from January but WIFI are from 2017
Sep 21 2017athw10x.sysQualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver
Sep 03 2019btfilter.sysQualcomm Atheros BT Filter driver https://www.qualcomm.com/

webcam could be crashing due to another device in PC. They all linked so if one plays up, others can too.
Thanks. We use WiFi. Should I update it? Where do I find the driver?

I ran a MEMTEST for several hours - 4 passes - and it passed - shouldn't it have shown something?

We have not added any RAM to the laptop, but it was a refurbished machine - it could have been added then. It's weird that these problems didn't happen under Linux. Makes me think software rather than hardware but not sure.

I will await further advice
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
I hate the decision Asus made this year to delete all the history pages of their old hardware off their website, It makes figuring out what you had harder.

Problem with Atheros WIFI is the company that supplied drivers for them got taken over by Intel and now they don't support the old chips, just the new ones.

I suspect the only driver for that WIFI is win 7, and it won't install on win 10. You might find you need to update the adapter for the WIFI on laptop, or just use a cable if you can as its drivers are still being updated.

or use Linux on the laptop. since its drivers still work.
 
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I hate the decision Asus made this year to delete all the history pages of their old hardware off their website, It makes figuring out what you had harder.

Problem with Atheros WIFI is the company that supplied drivers for them got taken over by Intel and now they don't support the old chips, just the new ones.

I suspect the only driver for that WIFI is win 7, and it won't install on win 10. You might find you need to update the adapter for the WIFI on laptop, or just use a cable if you can as its drivers are still being updated.

or use Linux on the laptop. since its drivers still work.
That stinks. I don't know much about installing laptop hardware - where do I even start? Or do I have to get an external wifi dongle? Problem is the laptop only has 2 USB ports which are taken :rolleyes:

Using ethernet for right now but that's just a bandaid.
 

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