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Windows 7: Random crashes, corrupt files, & BSOD's

21 Nov 2011   #1
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
Random crashes, corrupt files, & BSOD's

The past two months my computer has turned into a piece of junk... When I start it up, sometime it will randomly freeze and crash. When this happens, everything will be okay and then all of sudden the mouse gets glitchy and if i'm playing music in the background it skips and sounds messed up. And then 30seconds later everything freezes, and music shuts off. Either it will go to a BSOD or just stay there.

Then randomly it just goes to BSOD's.

Also, files are suddenly becoming corrupt. Whenever I start google chrome now, it says some file is corrupt and my preferences cannot be used. And the system is now asking to preform a disk check almost every bootup.

Please help me fix this....


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21 Nov 2011   #2
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Hello cxw22 and welcome!

We need more information such as a dump file. You can follow the tutorial below to give us everything we need.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Fred.
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21 Nov 2011   #3
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

I thought I included it. Oh well. Give me a second to run it again.
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21 Nov 2011   #4
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Here it is....
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21 Nov 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thank you!

Sadly, there's still no dump included. Try looking in your C:/windows/minidump and see if there's any. If so, zip them and upload them.

Fred.
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21 Nov 2011   #6
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

There's nothing there... What should I do?
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22 Nov 2011   #7
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cxw22 View Post
There's nothing there... What should I do?
You probably doesn't have it enabled:

Quote:
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.
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22 Nov 2011   #8
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cxw22 View Post
There's nothing there... What should I do?
You probably doesn't have it enabled:

Quote:
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.
I followed exactly what you said but the Write debugging information says "Small memory dump (256kb)", there's no options for 64kb, but I changed it to 256kb. I restarted and checked the folder and there's still nothing there.....

I have a SSD is that changes anything....
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22 Nov 2011   #9
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Yes, that'll do the job. Now wait for a BSoD to come and zip the dmp, and I shall analyse it!

Fred.
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22 Nov 2011   #10
cxw22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

ok will do.
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