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Windows 7: Random BSOD's....though fairly often

25 Jul 2011   #1
John Judd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Random BSOD's....though fairly often

Hi Guys,

Any help would be great...thanks in advance!

Windows 7 64bit
It is the original OS
OEM (built myself)
Hardware: 1 year old
OS: 1 year old, original install

I've attached the zip as per BSOD instructions.

The BSOD's often occur when the computer is doing nothing but idling. No applications running. Sometimes the BSOD's happen immediately after the Windows 7 splash screen.

Please help if you can

Thanks,

John


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Judd View Post
Hi Guys,

Any help would be great...thanks in advance!

Windows 7 64bit
It is the original OS
OEM (built myself)
Hardware: 1 year old
OS: 1 year old, original install

I've attached the zip as per BSOD instructions.

The BSOD's often occur when the computer is doing nothing but idling. No applications running. Sometimes the BSOD's happen immediately after the Windows 7 splash screen.

Please help if you can

Thanks,

John
Most of these related to memory management. I would run these two tests


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.



Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
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