Quote: Originally Posted by relliott1
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and its a full retail version. The hardware is less than six months old, as well as the OS installation, but I just reformatted and installed again hoping it might help (alas: it didn't).
This is the first time I've encountered this issue, and I haven't recently changed/added/removed any hardware except for adding RAM a little more than a month ago. It started while I was in Team Fortress 2, and gave me the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_ OR_EQUAL" error on the BSOD. When restarting, I got a screen that listed a bunch of my system info and at the bottom said checksum bad error (something like that). So I tried a suggestion I saw online of changing the onboard battery as it may have gone out. That didn't seem to work either: so I reformatted.
I've attached the files to this thread. This is my most desperate hour... Help me windows seven forums, you're my only hope.
No DMP files included in upload try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers
were loaded, and what was responsible.
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.
To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.
* 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.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
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.