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Windows 7: Having Random BSOD all the time


15 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Having Random BSOD all the time

Hi,

I am having random BSOD's all the time The problem has started since I first purchased this system. Not sure whether it's a problem with my memory, hard disk or motherboard. I have attached the required log files.

Couple of things I noted :
1. Windows memory diagnostics tests does not always detect problems.
2. Frequency of BSOD's change when I switch from Ganged to Unganged mode in BIOS.
3. Sometimes the system runs for hours without any problem, sometimes it BSOD's within minutes.
4. Receive more frequent BSOD's when I reduce my Virtual memory.
5. Memory Hole remapping is enabled in BIOS. Should I disable it and then run memory diagnostics test ?

Thanks

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15 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suvajit View Post
Hi,

I am having random BSOD's all the time The problem has started since I first purchased this system. Not sure whether it's a problem with my memory, hard disk or motherboard. I have attached the required log files.

Couple of things I noted :
1. Windows memory diagnostics tests does not always detect problems.
2. Frequency of BSOD's change when I switch from Ganged to Unganged mode in BIOS.
3. Sometimes the system runs for hours without any problem, sometimes it BSOD's within minutes.
4. Receive more frequent BSOD's when I reduce my Virtual memory.
5. Memory Hole remapping is enabled in BIOS. Should I disable it and then run memory diagnostics test ?

Thanks

Most of these point to memory management. In order to test the memory outside the windows environment please run the first test listed below.

If/when memory passes that test please run the second to identify which driver/drivers are failing within the windows environment.

1. Run memtest.

In order to check your ram memory we going need to do a test, Please download an burn one of the following iso's on an disk.
Memtest86

When you burned the iso on an disk, please turn off your computer and put the cd in your computer. After a while you will see a black screen saying "Press any key to...". Press any key.

Now let the test run for 5-6 passes. Every time the program returns an error the memory is corrupted / bad or defect or the motherboard is bad / defect. If this occurs then please test every single ram stick individually. When you find a good one wich returns no errors then please test it in every single slot your computer has.

If you get no errors on all slots at all, then continue to step 2 of this post.


Step 2, Run the windows driver verifier.

Please read the following instructions carefully and execute them like i said.

First make an backup of your important data on your computer, and check if you have an second computer to contact us if the driver verifier goes wrong.

Then make an system restore point
, You can do this by:

Open the Start menu

Open the Programs menu

Open the Accessories menu

Open the System Tools menu

Finally, start System Restore

Pick the option for setting a System Restore Point and click on the Next button

Fill in a name for the restore point so you can find it and click on the Create button

Click on the Close button when done


After you done all that please continue with the following steps. Please read them carefully

Click on your Start button (Windows Orb) and typ "verifier" and hit enter
Select the option: "Create Custom Settings ..." and click Next.
Select the option: "Select Individual settings from full list" and click Next.
Select all options except for the option "Low Resource Simulation" and click Next
Select the option: "Select driver names from a list" and click on Next
Then select all drivers EXCEPT for the drivers provided by Microsoft and click next
Then click on finish.

After doing all this reboot your system and wait for it to go to bluescreen, after the BSOD continue to use your computer normally. If you know what causes the BSOD then repeat doing this. if your system doesnt crash then let it run for atleast 48 hours.

It is normal that your system crashes here, This is because windows is stressing out all Drivers on your system to be able to test them.



Please post back to us what the problem is, memory or drivers. So we can assist you further. It would be helpful to know what drivers it are. Most of the time windows reports this.
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