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Windows 7: Seemingly random BSOD while idle or loaded (in use)

07 Oct 2014   #1
atago

Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.
 
 
Seemingly random BSOD while idle or loaded (in use)

I am currently in process of helping a friend fix his computer, it has been down for months.

I reformatted the computer two days ago to start fresh, still getting BSOD. The computer was not booting before the reformat.

Memtest86+ passed with zero errors, and I am going to run it overnight tonight for more passes.
sfc /scannow came back fine.


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08 Oct 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome atago yesmate you need to run t for at very minimum 8 passes unless the errors come thick and fast see pic

MEMTEST

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html this one you will need to make a bootabledisk set the BIOS to optical (or USB ifpreferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8 passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takesfair time to complete and some leave itrunning overnight.

When you run the memtest if the errorscome up straight away a in my pic then you will need to test each stick if you havemore than one and if it is only onethen test again in another slot because it could also be a fault on the board. Froexample you have say two slots A & B and RAM sticks 1 & 2 you need totest with both sticks in. When there are errors then you must proceed to teststick 1 in slot A and then slot B if this does not show errors where there wasbefore then you need to test stick 2 in slot A and then B. This is because itmay not be the stick that is at fault (usually is) but could be the slot andthe board is then suspect.
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08 Oct 2014   #3
atago

Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.
 
 

I had already run memtest86+, and was running again overnight- 10 passes, 0 errors. Again.
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09 Oct 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 


Sorry mate just making sure as some do say they have done it but have onlydone minimal passes.

Is there a way you can test the hard drive using a USB to SATA / IDE adaptoron another machine?? (see pic) The obvious one to try is this http://www.seagate.com/au/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/

I ask because looking at some of the system details the machine dates from about 2010??
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09 Oct 2014   #5
atago

Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.
 
 

The current HDD is a new one (he thought the old one was the problem).

I have one of those at the office, I will try to snag it today or tomorrow.
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10 Oct 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Good mate and there is always the possibility the drive may be bad eh? even though it is new and then easily fixed.
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15 Oct 2014   #7
atago

Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit.
 
 

Sorry it took so long to reply. Business got the best of me for a bit.

Ran diagnostics on the hard drive, perfectly healthy drive according to WD Diagnostic tools.
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