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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD's making laptop nearly unusable.

05 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I was able to get the laptop working. heres 2 more dumps

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06 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

I think a memory test is in order...
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.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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08 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Sorry I was away on vacation however I did the tests and the laptop passed them all. Both sticks passed also in either slot.
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09 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

How frequent are these BSOD's and is there any relationship with what you do at the time?
Please upload the latest + latest msinfo32 log
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09 Aug 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Generally, BSOD's occur when on Lightroom3 or Photoshop CS5. I'm a photographer, so being unable to use those two is really hurting. Probably why most photographers I know use macs. Anyway, since my return from vacation NO bsods, however I have not tried LR3/PS5 or any games. Should I just start messing with my computer?
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09 Aug 2011   #16

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Sorry to bug but it might help us if you are very specific. By "generally" I take it that is most of the time but certainly not always (in LR3/PS5)?

When you test run LR3 could you have a taskmanager screen on showing cpu and memusage and hopefully see something spike before a bsod?
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09 Aug 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

ok ill try that and post the bsod
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04 Jul 2012   #18

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tellairai View Post
I just want to thank you guys for taking the time to look at my thread. As stated in the thread title, I'm receiving BSOD's almost every 10-15 minutes. Not every BSOD creates a dump however, some don't even give a reason, just that it was done to protect the computer. Attached is the most recent 12 that saved. There were 40 but somehow they all got deleted. I've done several scans with NOD32 to check for viruses, Hijack this, and also trying the driver verifier. With driver verifier, I couldn't even reach start up, It would just bsod and start over until I boot to safemode. The BSOD's when using driver verifier left no dumps so please advise.

OEM: HP DV4-2045DX
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 6.1.7601 SP1
CPU: AMD Turion II x2 M500 2.2 Ghz
bios: insyde F.18
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz both by Micron Technology
DISPLAY: ATI Mobility Radeon HD4200 @ 1280 x 800
HDD:Toshiba 320GB 5400RPM

according to CPUZ
Motherboard: HP 3642 40.24
Chipset: AMD 785GX
SB: Sb700
Hi tellairai,

My computer is very similar to yours. I'm also having a problem with BSODs and random shutdowns. Did you happen to find out what is causing the problem? One thing we have in common (beyond our Pavilion dv4 notebooks) is that we both upgraded the drivers for our ATI Radeon 4200s. HP recommends that you stick with the system's preinstalled driver and avoid all upgrades. After finding this out, I attempted to remove ATI Update 11 completely with Revo Uninstaller in safe mode before restoring the factory-installed driver.

However, ever since I originally upgraded, I have been having this problem. Before, my computer would just go black and all of its lights would turn red. It still sounded like it was running normally but I couldn't see anything. After trying to fix this problem and restoring the old driver, I now get occasional BSODs that quickly restart the system. Unfortunately they aren't even generating minidumps.

Other than this, I am clueless of what's going on and how I could finally solve this problem. Any guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. - Find out more about my situation here: Laptop blacks out randomly.
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