So I just built my first computer a couple weeks ago and everything seemed to be running fine. I always keep my computer on; it's either in sleep/hibernate and never shut down. After finally shutting it down and turning it back on, alot of my programs didn't seem to start or had to reinstall for some odd reason. When starting up Firefox, it constantly gives me the "report crash" window. When starting up programs such as iTunes or Steam, it asks me to reinstall. I then randomly get a BSOD.
Problem Event Name BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Files that help describe the problem:
I updated drivers
for my video card and was able to play some graphically-intensive games, so there didn't seem to be an issue with my ATI Radeon 5850. I also ran MDSCHED and there were no reported errors for memory, so hopefully that isn't the problem either. Cooling isn't an issue either. No overclocking.
I'm suspecting the ATI drivers may have caused the BSOD's but I'm really unsure to be honest. If it is a hardware issue, I would like to find out as soon as possible so I can RMA the item back to Newegg if something really is faulty. Please point me in the right direction. Minidumps are attached below.