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Windows 7: Random BSOD and no more beep codes during boot up

12 Jan 2016   #1
ruthless1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Random BSOD and no more beep codes during boot up

I booted up my PC recently and it made 2 fast beeps. Now whenever I boot it up, there arent any beeps at all, but there is supposed to be just one. I looked up what 2 beeps means, and it means "Parity error - bad memory". So what exactly does that mean? And what should I do? I tried to test all the ram and ram slots separately, and everything seems to boot up fine. Also I have been getting random BSOD, for some reason no dump file is created, but I did get a picture.

Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom
OS Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
CPU Intel i5 4690k
Motherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 7
Memory 12GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960




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13 Jan 2016   #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 Jeremy mate some system specs please
System Info - See Your System Specs - very hard to work with soemting unknown.

Now you say you have some BSOD's and there is one posted in your thread but we need to see the dump files see these
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
&
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

The beep codes indicate something wrong with the memory as you suspect and I would suggest you first run a memtest RAM - Test with Memtest86+ this is the only memtest we advise to use and it has to be run for at least 8 passes otherwise it is a waste of time - having said that if errors come up fairly soon or before 8 passes you can stop it and start testeing the different sticks and slots.


and for your info the beep codes can be different for different boards see link and that is part why we need to see some specs. Computer POST and beep codes
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13 Jan 2016   #3
ruthless1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom
OS Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
CPU Intel i5 4690k
Motherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 7
Memory 12GB
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

I would upload the dump files, but my computer is not creating dump files for some reason, I looked in the folder and its empty. I had it set to create a minidump, but there is nothing, which is why I just uploaded a picture. I'll try out memtest and report back.
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13 Jan 2016   #4
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ruthless,

could you upload a picture of the dialog box when creating dump files?
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13 Jan 2016   #5
ruthless1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Here you go, before this, I think it was set to kernel memory dump, but still made nothing.


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13 Jan 2016   #6
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Have you tried selecting the last option? The "complete memory dump" option?
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13 Jan 2016   #7
ruthless1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There is not option for complete memory dump, only small or kernel.
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13 Jan 2016   #8
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ruthless1 View Post
There is not option for complete memory dump, only small or kernel.
Well hm that shouldn't be possible, the complete memory dump option should be available for all systems that have over 2GB of ram.
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13 Jan 2016   #9
ruthless1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I thought that option was only for 2GB and under? Thats what it says on the link posted above.
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13 Jan 2016   #10
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ruthless1 View Post
I thought that option was only for 2GB and under? Thats what it says on the link posted above.
8. To have Windows Create a Complete memory dump File on BSOD
WARNING: See the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial for important information about the page file requirements for this type of dump file to be created. This option will not be available if you have 2GB or more of RAM installed.

No it says the complete opposite.

But either way something is definitely wrong here. What is the size of your paging file?

Because if the paging file on the boot drive is not large enough. To use the "Write Debugging Information To" feature to obtain a complete memory dump file, the paging file on the boot drive must be at least as large as physical memory + 1 MB. When you create a kernel memory dump file, the file is usually around one-third the size of the physical memory on the system. Of course, this quantity will vary, depending on your circumstances.
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