|21 Dec 2010||#1|
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Strange BSOD & Crash during chkdsk/memory diagnostic
Ive recently had a BSOD-like crash whilst playing a game (Battlefield Bad Company 2), the monitor simply goes black and then flashes up as recieving "no signal". I then had to restart by holding down the power button and on reboot, chkdsk was recommended.
I started chkdsk but then half way through the computer did the same thing again, and crashed. Eventually after trying many times, I skipped chkdsk and then tried system restore which also crashed several times during. However, the system did somehow restore itself and I thought the issue was gone - however, just to check things I tried running windows memory diagnostic tool and it simply will not complete without doing the same thing again, and crashing half way through.
The computer seems useable, It only seems to crash during a game which leads me to think it could be display related but I have updated all my drivers, ran disk defrag, registry cleaner, virus & malware scanners galore and all turn up nothing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Packard Bell I-Extreme X6620
Win 7 x64 home premium
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @2.5GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT220
6 GB DDR2
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|23 Dec 2010||#9|
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I've just tried to run memtest 86 and after selected the multi-cpu option I get the test screen which sits there doing nothing for about 3-4 mins and then i get the same crash all over again - pc hums like its restarting and the monitor loses signal from the pc.
On the one hand Im thinking its probably GPU related as the crashes only occur when Im displaying something (a game or a dvd) and I can leave the pc just on desktop all day without any issue.
However, would a faulty gpu explain why chkdsk and memcheck crash?
I'm a relative newb to all this as im sure you can tell...
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