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Windows 7: BSOD when computer left idle


13 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD when computer left idle

I keep getting BSOD every few days with IRQ not equal or less than message. I have no new hardware or software. This did start shortly after my NVIDIA driver said there was an update, but when I ok'd the update, I got a message saying that the update failed. When I tried again, I was told that my NVIDIA was UTD. While I suspect that this may be what caused the problem, I really am not sure.
I initially attempted to restore my system to a point prior to the update, but that didn't seem to fix the problem.


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13 Sep 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.
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Norton is a frequent cause of BSOD's. Please uninstall it and use Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:
Note   Note
Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

You may also take a look at:------------------------

Reduce the start-up items, Antivirus software is basically whats required.------------------------

Make scans with these tools -------------------------

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:
  • Click on the
  • Type CMD on Search
  • Left click and Run as Administrator
  • Type SFC /scannow - read here
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it - read here
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Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Post back results.
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