#StackBounty: #windows-7 #drivers #crash How to diagnose a faulty driver causing random restarts?

Bounty: 50

I am running Windows 7 x64. Ever since I installed the OS on my machine a couple of months ago, there has been random restarts occasionally.

  • My previous OS was Windows 8 and I did not have this issue.
  • The restart is not preceded by anything – no BSOD, no application hangs etc. It feels like somebody just hit the reset button on the motherboard

This leads me to believe that this is a crash in kernel space, i.e. either the OS itself, or one of the drivers, crashed. I suspect it might be the Nvidia display driver, or one of the ASUS motherboard drivers which rumors to be buggy according to a few forums.

What logs can I look for if it is a driver crash?

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