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Windows 7: leave space unallocated on install = BSODs?


05 Jun 2011   #1

win 7hp x64
 
 
leave space unallocated on install = BSODs?

Hello,

For two days I've been struggling with win 7 x64 installation.
My conf: Asus P8P67, corei5 2500K, 2x4gb Geil, Hitachi deskstar 71000.C 1tb.

I got blue screens with different codes each time and at different points of installation. Sometimes the files would not even load, sometimes I launched the desktop for 1st time and managed to instal chipset drivers. I ran memtest 86+ on ram - no errors. I put the hdd in another pc - also no errors.

Then I decided to try and use an old 80gb seagate hdd I used as a scratch. The system installed fine and I rebooted it a few times to provoke bsod but it worked fine. So the blame went on Hitachi hdd, I ran diagnostic tools from the manufacturer's website but again - no errors.

I gave it one more try - When installing and partitioning the drive this time I didn't leave any space unallocated and made two partitions - 200gb for the system, the rest as logic and formatted both. So far it runs smoothly and no bsod occurs. However, I need to feel more confident that partitioning could have been the reason and now I can rely on the system. Can you give me any clue?

ADDED
ok, I guess the post is out of date. The moment I sent it a bsod popped up - 0x0000001a memory management. I'm starting to have enough...

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05 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joey33 View Post
Hello,

For two days I've been struggling with win 7 x64 installation.
My conf: Asus P8P67, corei5 2500K, 2x4gb Geil, Hitachi deskstar 71000.C 1tb.

I got blue screens with different codes each time and at different points of installation. Sometimes the files would not even load, sometimes I launched the desktop for 1st time and managed to instal chipset drivers. I ran memtest 86+ on ram - no errors. I put the hdd in another pc - also no errors.

Then I decided to try and use an old 80gb seagate hdd I used as a scratch. The system installed fine and I rebooted it a few times to provoke bsod but it worked fine. So the blame went on Hitachi hdd, I ran diagnostic tools from the manufacturer's website but again - no errors.

I gave it one more try - When installing and partitioning the drive this time I didn't leave any space unallocated and made two partitions - 200gb for the system, the rest as logic and formatted both. So far it runs smoothly and no bsod occurs. However, I need to feel more confident that partitioning could have been the reason and now I can rely on the system. Can you give me any clue?

ADDED
ok, I guess the post is out of date. The moment I sent it a bsod popped up - 0x0000001a memory management. I'm starting to have enough...




To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2011   #3

win 7hp x64
 
 

Hello, thanks for your reply.
I'll post the minidump then.
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06 Jun 2011   #4

win 7hp x64
 
 

Meanwhile I've been looking for a software to diagnose my cpu and mobo and I've come across HOT CPU test lite.
With two DIMMs (each 4gb) installed the system crashes during the test running and bsod with memory_management error pops out.

So I ran the test again with each of the DIMMs individually and when alone, the test shows no error... Now I'm lost..
I was hoping that one of the DIMMs is faulty but now I'm totally confused. Would you understand the possible cause?
Guess you need the minidump for analysis?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Motherboard, or something within window. Cant tell without DMP's
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