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Windows 7: Cold boot BSoDs and more

09 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 profissional x86
Cold boot BSoDs and more

I have been experiencing BSoDs for over a year now.
they usally happens in the first couple of boots everyday (heard it is called cold boot error)

and lately it happened with me while playing hardcore games

I tried reinstalling win many times and formating the whole HDD but no use.

I think the problem is related to my ram cuz sometimes when I rmove them and put them in the motherboard again the problem is solved for some time and sometimes nothing happens at all, and when I run memtest86 it gave me a hell 3M error one time and the other time it gave me 9 passes and 0 errors

By the way sorry for the bad english

I have win 7 pro x86
full retail version
I bought this computer more than 4 years ago, II had my motherboard fixed before and changed some ICs in it (I think over restarting the computer due to BSoDs caused it)
The last time I installed Windows 7 was 1 month ago

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09 Mar 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64-bit

The discrepancies in how your memtests are showing could be caused by a faulty power supply, which can fluctuate in its power output and cause unexpected hardware problems. The motherboard could also contribute to this.

Have you swapped sticks and tested them all on each solitary slot? You may have a bad memory slot or two, in which case it'd be the motherboard that would need replacing. If you want my honest opinion, though, I'd say the power supply is to blame.

Do you have your system overclocked? If so, reset to factory defaults. In addition, check for any BIOS updates, and also check the website for your motherboard manufacturer to confirm if the RAM you have present is compatible with that mobo.
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09 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Hi all.

IMO is also a good idea to remove avg from the system.

And download\install Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall enable.

Just my 2 cents.
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09 Mar 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Most recent rwo crashes Related to ZTEusbnmea.sys USB Modem/Serial Device Driver from ZTE Incorporated.. Yours is from 2010. I would remove it to test.
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11 Mar 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Hi nrafa,

After following the advice given above, let's look at your RAM.

Your crashes can be caused by several things adding up, the above advice will help to narrow them down.

First, can you post your System Specs?
Use these links to find your system specs.
Speccy Free System information Utility

D/L CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

Have you been checking your temperatures?
Use Core Temp, to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.

Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages are, these are important, need them to adjust the RAM settings.
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13 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 profissional x86


thanks for your help and advice but my Lan(ethernet) driver is no longer working (I lost my internet access ),so I am gonna search for someone or someplace to fix my motherboard from all its problems

thx again

By the way since I lost internet access I am no longer getting BSoD or memory errors except for one time 2 days ago(computer freezed no BSod appeared), I used to get at least 4 BSoDs aday
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14 Mar 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Hopefully you found the cause.

Did you try to get a new LAN driver?
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14 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 profissional x86


yeah I totally uninstalled the old driver then installed the most recent one from the motherboard site and still no use I think its a hardware problem

thats why I am gonna send it to be fixed
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15 Mar 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Ya, sounds like hardware.

Let us know how the motherboard works when you get it back.
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