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Windows 7: Multiple BSODs on boot, Faulty RAM?

08 Nov 2012   #1
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Multiple BSODs on boot, Faulty RAM?

I have recently built a new computer and it has been working fine for a couple days until one day while trying to boot up i got a bsod. upon further investigation i found that i could not boot into safe mode, or from my windows disk, they all resulted in a bsod. I have also been getting 3 different types of bsod "bad pool header" "Irql not less or equal" and "page fault in nonpaged area." all these seem to point to faulty RAM, but i just want a second opinion before i try and return it.


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08 Nov 2012   #2
x BlueRobot

 

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

Could you please upload all the helpful files using the above tutorial.

May not reply until tomorrow morning due to different time zones

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

MemTest86+ will help test the RAM modules and the DIMM slots on the motherboard; test each individual stick of RAM (run for 7 passes), if an error(s) are found then retest the same module in a different DIMM slot, if errors are found in every slot then you have a bad RAM module, however if no errors are found with the RAM module in a different motherboard slot, then you have a bad motherboard DIMM slot.
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08 Nov 2012   #3
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Please tell me how i could run memtest or retrieve a dump file if i cant boot into windows?
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08 Nov 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

 

Sorry didn't notice that in your post

Follow each step in this tutorial:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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08 Nov 2012   #5
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I dont see how those would help since it doesnt seem to be a virus (correct me if im wrong) and i cant boot into system recovery either, cant boot into anything i think. Also, is it possible for a DIMM slot to stop working after being fine for 2 days?
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08 Nov 2012   #6
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

bump?
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08 Nov 2012   #7
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Status update: I was able to burn memtest to a disk, both disks failed in all slots, so Is it just my luck that both sticks happened to fail? Or is there something else I should be worrying about?
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09 Nov 2012   #8
x BlueRobot

 

Did you test each RAM stick individually? If so, you probably do have faulty RAM, how old is the system?
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09 Nov 2012   #9
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Did you test each RAM stick individually? If so, you probably do have faulty RAM, how old is the system?
He said he just built it, I am going to change the question a bit, how old is the RAM that you used, and was it new or old, and what brand is it?
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09 Nov 2012   #10
thecake124

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

The ram I used I bought with all the other components, so a couple days. And it was corsair vengeance.
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