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Windows 7: Windows 7 BSOD's


22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 
Windows 7 BSOD's

Hi!

I have just bought Windows 7 around three days ago and I am having some troubles with the bsod.
I have no idea what may be causing it, sometimes my pc will randomly turn off every 40 minutes and sometimes it runs for almost 24 hours.
I had Windows xp 64bits for a couple of years (running on the same system) and never had any major problems.

I already tried re-installing my Windows 7 (I lost my original .iso) but it turned out to have the same problem, so I really don't know what it can be.
I noticed on the first install though, that whenever I was running STEAM, my OS would crash in 10-30 minutes.
I have two hard-drives: the master that runs my OS has 297 GB and a secondary that was formatted under XP that has 931 GB.

If you want some more info just ask for it and any sort of help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance. take care.

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Xilin, I strongly suspect that this is caused by bad RAM.

Try running MemTest over night to check it. Check your RAM

You should also open up commands prompt as admin, and type this:
Code:
sfc /scannow
~Lordbob
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23 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 
thanks

Thank you for your reply Lordbob. I'll do that asap.
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24 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

Hey Lordbob.

I've been running the MemTest for more than 20 hours straight. Will it never end?

It's currently on the 22nd Pass and more than 10000 errors.
Sorry for my N00biness, but I think I'm doing something wrong here.

Should I post a screenshot of these partial results or what? Still running the MemTest on my machine.
What should we do now?

thanks in advance for your patience and help.

xilin
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24 Jan 2010   #5

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xilin View Post
Hey Lordbob.

I've been running the MemTest for more than 20 hours straight. Will it never end?

It's currently on the 22nd Pass and more than 10000 errors.
Sorry for my N00biness, but I think I'm doing something wrong here.

Should I post a screenshot of these partial results or what? Still running the MemTest on my machine.
What should we do now?

thanks in advance for your patience and help.

xilin
any errors means bad ram or bad ram\mobo combination, I would suggest take out all sticks but one and run the test again , then repeat with each stick etc ......
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24 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
any errors means bad ram or bad ram\mobo combination, I would suggest take out all sticks but one and run the test again , then repeat with each stick etc ......
hi ickymay. thanks for your reply.
seems we're getting somewhere here.

I have two sticks of 2Gb each and I did exactly what you did.
With the first stick I got more than 130 erros on the first pass, however with the other stick (on the same mobo slot) I'm currently at 20% of the second pass with no errors so far.

What does that mean? my 2Gb are fried, dirty?

Is there any way to solve the problem by maybe cleaning the circuit board or some other trick?

thanks again.

xilin

EDIT: this is my memory stick if helps to know: http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...module_4gb_kit
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24 Jan 2010   #7

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xilin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
any errors means bad ram or bad ram\mobo combination, I would suggest take out all sticks but one and run the test again , then repeat with each stick etc ......
hi ickymay. thanks for your reply.
seems we're getting somewhere here.

I have two sticks of 2Gb each and I did exactly what you did.
With the first stick I got more than 130 erros on the first pass, however with the other stick (on the same mobo slot) I'm currently at 20% of the second pass with no errors so far.

What does that mean? my 2Gb are fried, dirty?

Is there any way to solve the problem by maybe cleaning the circuit board or some other trick?

thanks again.

xilin

EDIT: this is my memory stick if helps to know: OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 2GB Module/4GB Kit
you can clean ram by wiping lightly use rubbing alcohol but be careful, and remember STATIC can kill your ram too avoid touching the metal contacts and make sure your grounded first

You can try blowing the slot out free from dust but currently it suggests one stick is bad , so you would need to RMA !

As bob said all the dumps point to memory corruption and we have memtest86 confirming you have a stick that produces errors

confirm the good stick can run in both slots too ?
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24 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Xilin, that does indeed seem that the first stick of RAM is bad. You can leave the one good one in for now, and I bet your system will work just fine.

Definitely RMA the bad RAM.
Also, do Icky's suggestion with testing both slots.

~Lordbob
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24 Jan 2010   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xilin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
any errors means bad ram or bad ram\mobo combination, I would suggest take out all sticks but one and run the test again , then repeat with each stick etc ......
hi ickymay. thanks for your reply.
seems we're getting somewhere here.

I have two sticks of 2Gb each and I did exactly what you did.
With the first stick I got more than 130 erros on the first pass, however with the other stick (on the same mobo slot) I'm currently at 20% of the second pass with no errors so far.

What does that mean? my 2Gb are fried, dirty?

Is there any way to solve the problem by maybe cleaning the circuit board or some other trick?

thanks again.

xilin

EDIT: this is my memory stick if helps to know: OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 2GB Module/4GB Kit

You may also want to test both memory slots with the good ram to make sure ut us the ram and not the memory slot on the mobo

Ken
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24 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

This was a triumph
I'm making a note here:
HUGE SUCCESS
It's hard to overstate
my satisfaction

Thanks LOT guys, seriously!
I've just finished testing everything and the mobo is just fine, both slots had 0 errors and the problematic stick is still problematic.
I ran some programs and games for more than 2 hours using 97% of RAM and no bsod's to make me crazy :P
I will also RMA the bad RAM but I think I'll buy another pair just to be safe in the future.

I cannot thank you guys enough! Lordbob and ickymay FTW!!
I think this is it for now. Keep up the great work!
All you guys deserve a medal =D

edit: ps: thanks to ken 2 :P
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