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Windows 7: Random BSOD after upgrading components


09 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64x
 
 
Random BSOD after upgrading components

Earlier this week I have done a small upgrade to my PC which consisted of a new Motherboard, CPU and RAM. The Graphics card (Nvidia GTX260) is the same.

Shortly after upgrading all of this I noticed Chrome would repeatedly crash on any website at all, after playing a game I usually play, I've had two BSOD's from it and a ton of game crash's (With no useful debugging information).

I initially thought it may have been my Drivers to some stuff that is causing problems, however I am having trouble installing windows from a USB drive (Can only boot 32x version so far). However I'd like to find an alternative to formatting.

I've used OSR Online - The Home Page for Windows Driver Developers to read the dump file and have found "A fatal hardware error has occurred." The crash code link linked me here: Bug Check 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (Windows Debuggers) which appears to be the STOP error (Hardware or something, not read up on it).
I'm not overclocking as it's all at it's default settings.

I remember seeing on one of the BSOD's about the "Video Memory Manager" However after updating my GFX drivers I haven't seen that one happen since. I also then thought it could be to-do with the CPU heat, however it's running a little hot but nothing that I can see what causes it, as I was watching netflix then I got a BSOD.

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09 Jan 2013   #2

 

Are you using the same installation of Windows that you had before upgrading to a new motherboard (and CPU and RAM)?
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Are you using the same installation of Windows that you had before upgrading to a new motherboard (and CPU and RAM)?
Yes, That's why I think it's a driver issue.

I'm wanting to re-format but having trouble getting my DVD to be bootable via USB as my motherboard doesn't have any ports for my DVD drive.
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09 Jan 2013   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Are you using the same installation of Windows that you had before upgrading to a new motherboard (and CPU and RAM)?
Yes, That's why I think it's a driver issue.

I'm wanting to re-format but having trouble getting my DVD to be bootable via USB as my motherboard doesn't have any ports for my DVD drive.
I found a guide for doing this with Windows 7 x64 below. It sounds to me like it may work (text-link automatically forced by the SevenForums platform):

Install Windows 7 From USB

He also created the following for anyone who finds this guide a little too difficult to follow: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-cr...7-dvdusb-tool/

I don't know how to fix the current issue without formatting and starting over, but I have a little feeling that someone here on SevenForums might. Still, if you format and start over, then you won't run into any other surprise problems later on.
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09 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Almost got windows installed, I got to like 90% then it BSOD on me. something about NTFS and the STOP code again.

After reading the motherboard manual it appears that it supports 1GB, 2GB and 4GB sticks, however I have just one 8GB stick. Could this be causing the random BSOD's?
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09 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Tried installing again and now it's been at Expanding Windows Files 79% for over 30 minutes now.
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10 Jan 2013   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
Almost got windows installed, I got to like 90% then it BSOD on me. something about NTFS and the STOP code again.

After reading the motherboard manual it appears that it supports 1GB, 2GB and 4GB sticks, however I have just one 8GB stick. Could this be causing the random BSOD's?
I lack the experience and knowledge to know for sure, but I do recommend a 2 x 4 GB setup anyway since it would be in dual channel and that supposedly has superior performance. Not only that, but of course, you might be right.
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