Hi, I'm new here and have a seemingly chronic issue with the stability of my laptop.
Model: Dell Studio 1555 (Manufactured Date: 12/22/2009)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit English
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz/800MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
Mem: 4GB DDR2 at 800MHz
Drive: 500 GB @ 5400RPM Replaced Hard Drive (WD5000BEVT
GC: 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
CD: Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive
WiFi: Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
I had been getting random BSODs before (roughly once a month), but the frequency picked up greatly last year. Towards the end of this past month, I was receiving 1-3 BSODs a day! Finally I ran a Dell Diagnostic test (in the BIOS) and the DST Short Test failed. So as was the recommendation on the Internet, I replaced my corrupt hard drive for a new one with the same specs (earlier this week). I installed Win 7 HP 64-bit with the manufacturer provided reinstallation DVD.
It seemed to work for a few days, but now I'm running into daily BSODs again. The new Hard drive apparently has a bad block on it (Event Viewer), but I can't determine if that or Google Chrome is causing my laptop to crash. Also, when the computer installs automatic updates, upon restart the BIOS won't find the OS which is really annoying.
Before I replaced the Hard Drive, the usual Stop Code culprit was 1e
but now it appears to be f4
At this point, the instability could be a variety of things.
-Norton Anti-virus software (on Old Drive)
for USB TV Card
-Drivers for Sound Card
-Bad Block in New Hard drive
I've included the ZIP file from SF_Diagnostic Tool of the new Hard Drive.
Thanks for looking into this! Diving Loon