Hello all. I'll explain in as much detail as possible and I thank everyone for their help. I know my way around a computer in terms of basics, but nothing intricate. I got this PC (custom built but nothing serious: my dad put it together 3 years ago and it worked great for him. Before giving it to me he completely cleared the harddrive and bought me an OEM version of Win 7 to install. I've had it for months and had updated everything (drivers
, etc).) I'm trying to get him on the phone to fill me in on the part details because they escape my memory for the time being. Onward to the problem.
Couple of days ago when I came home after letting my computer "sleep" it would refuse to come out of its sleep status. I'd force a power down, boot it back up, and at times a bit of text would show, but then the monitor would blink off and say "no input detected." Kept trying to get it back up and every now and then it would work for random amounts of time (no specific games or programs running aside from Firefox.) Sometimes I would get it to boot and then it would blue screen. However the blue screen was so quick I couldnt copy the code: it would just immediately tell me "no input detected."
I found an old monitor (one of those fat E-Machines monitors) and swapped it out. Booted the computer up and it went immediately to a blue screen and held. I will type the code below. By the way, I am typing this from my laptop as I still cannot get back onto the desktop. Here is the code. I will do my best to get the dump files and etc based on the instructions of this forum but so far this is all I can get. Maybe someone will recognize an older fix.
*** STOP: 0x0000003D (0xFFFFF80003FC1120, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF80002A8A30C)
It tells me its dumping physical memory to disk: 90
The only changes I recall making to the PC in recent times (past two weeks) was an updated nvidia driver
and a Firefox update. I'll get the PC specs ASAP but is there anything else I can currently try? Thank you all so much!
UPDATE: In an attempt to get the dump files (via instructions in the How to Post topic) I got a new screen after I ran the .exe as an administrator. The new BSOD is as follows:
*** STOP: 0x0000001A (0x0000000000041284, 0xFFFFF980092F4001, 0x000000000000379C, 0xFFFFF780C0000000)
It tells me physical memory dump complete.
BTW I am running 8 GB RAM. I figured my memory amount is important to a memory error.
After restarting and trying to get it going again, a black screen with white text appeared repeatedly telling me: "CD-ROM Found. Checking for file: "ASUS*something*.ROM" FILE NOT FOUND IN CD-ROM!" over and over. Eventually it also told me a certain USB was not found.
**There was a disc on my drive. I removed it so I don't expect this black screen again.
Restarted and got a new BSOD that had no name to it (after running the PC for about 10 minutes). It disappeared too quick for me to write down. It ended up resetting my PC automatically several times in a row.
After this recurring resetting, another (different) BSOD appeared. It is as follows:
*** STOP: 0x0000003B (0x00000000C0000005), 0xFFFFF8000C078565, 0xFFFFF88008904, 0x0000000000000000)
No dump was attempted apparently. It's just sitting at this BSOD. I'll have my dad (the one who built the PC) on the phone in 15 to get system specs).
EDIT: System specs updated.