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Windows 7: Computer unusable due to frequent crashes, even on startup.

12 Nov 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good evening Old Rookie. Try running this to see if Windows 7 like your computer.
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center


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13 Nov 2012   #12
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might consider trying a run of this: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

If you did a clean install of w7 over Vista, had BSOD issues before and after, it might be that there are hardware issues. Running a memtest is a good check as most everything that machine does relies on memory.
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13 Nov 2012   #13
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Typical hardware problems with older machines is overheating CPU, RAM and PSU.

System specs will help.
You can use this app to find them: Speccy Free System information Utility
Then enter them in the 'My System Specs' drop box at the lower left of any of your posts.

Check the CPU core temps.
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.

Run the RAM test as F5ing suggested.

The PSU is difficult to test, after the other tests are done and if your still having issues, the PSU can be tested.
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