I was previously running Win XP and started having a LOT of random BSODs. I kept suspecting a hardware issue and after replacing my RAM and doing a "custom" install (did not format) with Windows 7 x64 Home Premium everything was working fine for about 2 weeks.
Then suddenly I am having a rash of BSODs again, but they are different than the ones i was receiving on Win XP. I've run Memtest with no errors on 13 passes and attempted to do clean installs on two different hard drives, so i think i can rule out hard drive or memory as the issue.
I am regularly receiving two:
The one i receive most commonly is "SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION" with stop code 3B. The other one is "REFERENCE BY POINTER".
I've just done another clean install and right after the install completed in the VERY initial login page where you name the machine, login name, password, etc i get the "SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION" BSOD...
When i am finally able to get into windows, i get a message saying windows had to shut down due to some error and this is the information provided: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
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Attached is the minidump and some xml file that windows pointed to as well. I don't really know how to read it, but i do know it is always pointing at the ntoskrnl.exe file, but not sure exactly what my problem is.
Is it possible i have some hardware issue?