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Windows 7: BSODs, restarts, and freezes on Windows 7 32-bit

06 Jul 2011   #1
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
BSODs, restarts, and freezes on Windows 7 32-bit

Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Jul 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer
Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on 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 (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2011   #3
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer
Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on 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 (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Alright, done that. Now do you want me to reupload my files? But, though I didn't think about it yesterday, just prior to registering to this site I had performed a disk cleanup and deleted my "system error memory dump files" among other things. Would those be the same ones you were needing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Jul 2011   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer
Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on 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 (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Alright, done that. Now do you want me to reupload my files? But, though I didn't think about it yesterday, just prior to registering to this site I had performed a disk cleanup and deleted my "system error memory dump files" among other things. Would those be the same ones you were needing?
Yes you delete them
If you have again any new BSOD please upload the minidumps here by following these steps http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2011   #5
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on 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 (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Alright, done that. Now do you want me to reupload my files? But, though I didn't think about it yesterday, just prior to registering to this site I had performed a disk cleanup and deleted my "system error memory dump files" among other things. Would those be the same ones you were needing?
Yes you delete them
Now we must wait for a new bsod.
Heh that's what I figured. Didn't even cross my mind until a bit ago >_>
Well next time it happens I'll go ahead and upload the info
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2011   #6
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay View Post
Alright, done that. Now do you want me to reupload my files? But, though I didn't think about it yesterday, just prior to registering to this site I had performed a disk cleanup and deleted my "system error memory dump files" among other things. Would those be the same ones you were needing?
Yes you delete them
Now we must wait for a new bsod.
Heh that's what I figured. Didn't even cross my mind until a bit ago >_>
Well next time it happens I'll go ahead and upload the info
No problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2011   #7
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Took a while but I finally got a blue screen(ironic that it took this long after registering >_>)

I was trying to play a game called Heroes of Newerth when it happened.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2011   #8
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Might I get some help, please? :<
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #9
Teekay

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I hate bumping threads, but I'm just hoping for an answer if anyone would be so kind :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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