Windows – BSOD on windows 7 with SSD during boot after improper shutdown

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I have a BSOD on windows 7 with SSD during boot after improper shutdown (while windows animation logo is moving). The computer restart imediatly after BSOD, and windows proposes to launch startup repair (if i do it, it takes +-5min and fixes the problem : computer starts normally). However, after any new improper shutdown, i got the same problem.

  • If i unplug, re-plug the SSD whyle system is shutdown, i have the same problem.
  • If i reproduce the situation with old HDD, i havn't the problem
  • Previously, i had a different problem: BSOD when waking up after sleep, which was fixed by installing drivers (ethernet, usb, graphic card)
  • I have made ram chech and ssd check and found no problems
  • Starting with safe mode after improper shutdown causes a BSOD at loading of classpnp.sys


  • System: HP compaq 8510p
  • SSD: OCZ vertex-2 2.5
  • Boot options: SATA native mode -> Enable, HDD transalation mode -> LBA-assisted

Edit: The BSOD says: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage…
… run CHKDSK /F (i did, found no error)…
Technical information: *** STOP : 0x0000007B (0XFFFFF880009A9928; 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

After the repair, i have: "Root cause found:
unspecified changes to sysem config might have cause the problem"

With windbg, by oppening both minidump and MEMORY.DMP, i have the folowing: "Probably caused by wininit.exe, Followup: MachineOwner"

Best Answer

Based on your most recent comment, it does sound like a problematic AHCI driver. You should try updating any chipset drivers and making sure the firmware on the SSD is current; that may well be enough to clear the issue up on its own.