Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BSOD at random intervals, no specific pattern even after clean install

19 Nov 2012   #91
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right. Reconnecting the Samsung automatically altered the boot order of the HDDs so I didn't even need to change the order.

Windows loads fine and I can access both HDDs again. So the BIOS update issue is solved! Therefore I am exceptionally grateful to you all as I can now actually access my work again. Taking the Samsung out and then reinserting seemed to do the trick.

I have yet to see if any BSODs occur but, fingers crossed, the BIOS update has solved this. Would it be safe to insert the older RAM which I initially took out? There were more BSODs once they were removed, so I'm assuming they're unlikely to be a cause.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Nov 2012   #92
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good news. Some older BIOSes will change the boot order. Try the older RAM, but see if you can run memtest now too. Good job!

EDIT, it may be better to run matched RAM sticks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2012   #93
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm glad you have it working again, finally. Well done, good job. If it were me, I would run it with the new ram only long enough for you to determine if the BSODs have stopped. Once you find out the problem is solved, put the older ram back in. Then if you start having BSODs again, you will know the cause and how to easily fix it. But, good job on getting back to business.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Nov 2012   #94
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Memtest still won't run. I'm not even sure if the CD is spinning but I constantly get 'DISK BOOT FAILURE' when setting the Disk Drive as 1st in Boot Priority.

CD's not scratched and it worked before. Very odd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2012   #95
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you mean with the CDROM set to first, or w7 is not booting again?

Does the light on the CD drive come on when you open the tray? That drive may be bad.

If your BIOS allows booting from a USB stick you can put memtest on one. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool Use the one with *NEW!* beside it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2012   #96
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Do you mean with the CDROM set to first, or w7 is not booting again?

Does the light on the CD drive come on when you open the tray? That drive may be bad.

If your BIOS allows booting from a USB stick you can put memtest on one. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool Use the one with NEW beside it.
CDROM set to first and MemTest does not load. W7 works fine, so far.

The light does indeed appear. I'll try the USB later but I'll work on the CD first as it worked fine last week.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2012   #97
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was wondering if you had disconnected a lot of cables? Check everything to be sure it's all connected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2012   #98
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I was wondering if you had disconnected a lot of cables? Check everything to be sure it's all connected.
Hmm, yes. It's all connected appropriately from what I can see. It's just one problem after another, it seems!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2013   #99
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've had no BSODs since November but one struck today.

I've removed the old RAM, updated my BIOS but there are problems with one monitor and the disk drive - it even spent ages creating a system summary with SF Diagnostic on the CD ROM and won't get past it. Would the best course of action be to disconnect it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2013   #100
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you think the DVD is causing problems, disconnect it and see if the problems go away. If they do, you are very lucky. You can get a DVD for $19 most places.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BSOD at random intervals, no specific pattern even after clean install




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
After clean install random things crash when opened specific way
Recently I reinstalled my windows 7 home premium 64bit on my Sony Vaio Laptop. It's not my main laptop so I wasn't really using it after the clean install. Recently I started using it again and notice a lot of programs and windows functions give me crash errors. Things I know that give me crash...
Software
Seemingly random BSOD's after clean re-install
Hi guys, I hope someone can help me nail this one down. Several months ago this system was giving me fits and you guys were really helpful getting the bsod's greatly reduced (alas, never fully resolved, very frustrating). I did a clean re-install if Windows 7 64 bit and am in the process of...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD at least once a day - no specific pattern
I usually boot up my PC in the evening and at least once during the evening I receive a BSOD. There does not seem to be any apparent rhyme or reason to it as it has occurred with no applications open and also with many apps running at once. Attached is the required zip. Thanks! Sean
BSOD Help and Support
Clean install: HP-specific question
I have read How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7 My question is about the "Special notes to HP owners:" I'm not clear on this - does this statement mean that because I do not have a retail DVD, I cannot do an actual clean install?
Performance & Maintenance
Random bsod x50 just did clean install
Hi im running Windows 7 pro x64. Just recently installed the OS downloaded and installed drivers straight from the manufacturers website asrock x58 extreme3. Attached is the system health and nt6_bsod file. Thanks for the help in advance Hardware spec XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD on clean install
I just built a new machine for me to use at work. After I installed windows 7 I got some random crashes (nothing but windows updates and McAfee installed). I thought it may have been video drivers and installed some the Nvida site. This did not help, I then ran the windows memory test overnight...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App