Quote: Originally Posted by whsaxman
I am unable to boot at all, not even enough to get to the system repair functions. When I try to boot up, the system loads files, then goes to the starting windows logo, churns for a few seconds and goes to a blue screen. The following message appears:
I have even tried this with a clean HD and get the same results. Memory test in bios says 4gb test good. I have cleared cmos, updated bios, tried switching HD SATA connectors, all with blue screen end result, although the codes are not always the same.
Does this look like I need a new MB?
these are the usual causes, but we could use the actual dmp file
Bug check 0x50 usually occurs after the installation of faulty hardware or in the event of failure of installed hardware (usually related to defective RAM, be it main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM).
Another common cause is the installation of a faulty system service.
Antivirus software can also trigger this error, as can a corrupted NTFS volume.
You cant use the win diags for memory test you need to use memtest as indicated below.
Download a copy of Memtest86
and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder
or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot. Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.