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Windows 7: BSOD Crashes after power outage

30 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
BSOD Crashes after power outage

About a month ago, the power went out in the neighborhood. When the power came back on, my computer was really messed up; freezes, blue screens, etc. After an hour or two, I found that one of my memory sticks was damaged. I was finally able to boot into windows and work for a little while. Problem is I still get the blue screens randomly and much too frequently (essentially each session I use the computer, I get at least 1 BSOD). I had windows 7 installed for a full year with virtually no problems on this system.

I have done a clean reinstall of the full retail version of windows 7 x64 professional.
Abit kn9s motherboard
Athlon 64 x2 4200

Thank you in advance for all your help!

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30 Jan 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgrec3 View Post
About a month ago, the power went out in the neighborhood. When the power came back on, my computer was really messed up; freezes, blue screens, etc. After an hour or two, I found that one of my memory sticks was damaged. I was finally able to boot into windows and work for a little while. Problem is I still get the blue screens randomly and much too frequently (essentially each session I use the computer, I get at least 1 BSOD). I had windows 7 installed for a full year with virtually no problems on this system.

I have done a clean reinstall of the full retail version of windows 7 x64 professional.
Abit kn9s motherboard
Athlon 64 x2 4200

Thank you in advance for all your help!
Your causes are all over the map so like you I suspect hardware. I do notice that many of them refer to video driver/card/power.

I would run memtest, sfc /scannow, and replace your video driver as described 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.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

Let us know if you need help


ken J
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31 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick response, Ken. SFC and Memtest came out clean. Replaced the video driver and have been up and running for over a day with no problems. Hopefully that was the trick and I won't have to bother you (or anybody else) again.

Thanks again!
Dan
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