Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Random restarts, BSOD, and OC failures

24 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Random restarts, BSOD, and OC failures

So about 2 weeks ago i decided to reformat and was going to use my vista CD but decided to go for windows 7. It worked fine for a bit but then every few days id get a random crash, or BSOD, and after restarting would get a "windows has recovered from an error...etc" and sometimes a scandisk check before bootup.

The monitor would suddenly shut off and the light on the bottom which is usually blue became orange. I restarted several times and disabled overclock but my comp wouldnt start up again so i removed the radeon 4870 i had hooked up to my monitor, moved the other 4870 (i have crossfire) into the slot the first one was in and hooked up my monitor to it and it worked fine then. Then just today only 2 days later i was in the bathroom for about 30min, i come back, and the screen randomly turned off. I restarted, i got a "failed to overclock" error so i disabled overclock then i restarted again and it did a check disk again. I read somewhere it might be my sleep settings messing stuff up cus my drivers are bad but i did fresh flash of the latest 0902 asus drivers for my mobo twice. Is it really the sleep settings, are my bios drivers bugged, my video cards bugged, or is windows 7 the problem? I switched to 7 cus i heard it was faster even tho for almost 2 years of using vista i never had a single problem with it ever.

my comp specs are in my profile i have a custom built PC i put together in mid 2008.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Please provide this information: SF Diagnostic Tool

Please stop overclocking and return all settings to default.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Random restarts, BSOD, and OC failures

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD Random and Random Restarts, Help plz! (STOP: 0x0000001E )
I am typing this original post from my cellphone because that is where I wrote the blue screen error finally once it started happening frequently, just today :( so please do forgive me if I am missing anything but I'll come back on my Desktop and try to finish anything needed in the post once I...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD Random Restarts
I have recently installed a new SSD on my laptop and installed a fresh copy of Windows onto it. I have also replaced the optical drive with the previous HDD via a caddy. Ever since, I have been experiencing random reboots (especially when the computer is left idle). I have not actually seen the...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD x119 - And random monitor signal failures.
Hi everyone! Yesterday i got my PC back from repairation due, my monitor not having signal randomly after a while of pc usage. And the computer is still runing. Before i sent it in i tried different monitors, and i still had the same issue. I also tried to reinstall Windows 7 but with no...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD and boot failures on new computer
Hi I have been having random crashes after setting up a new computer. At first the computer crashed when an external hdd was connected to the pc, but now it happens at random. When the computer restarts I get this error: chainloader/Bootmgr - error 15: file not found and my hdd is missing in...
BSOD Help and Support
Random Restarts/BSOD
I dont know what is going on, i think i might have some bad drivers but i cant find them. Any help would be great. Running win7 64bit
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD random restarts
My computer randomly restarts at different times and I can not seem to figure out what the issue is. All of the drives that I have found issues with are up to date. Any help will be welcomed.
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App