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Windows 7: My Memtest86 (v4.20) results

23 Mar 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Windows RAM problems and so

Hey guys! I'm new here, great forum!

I wont confuse you too much, let me try to explain it cool.
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First of all, I reinstalled Windows 7 32-bit successfully with a DVD. Windows was running smooth and nice, stuff like that. Windows Updated wanted to install some secure updates (w/e they are called). So, maybe I'm stupid - I just choose the newest one (KB.."newest version"), Windows didn't like that at all. It was trying to apply the update, a few minutes later, Windows crashed with a Blue Screen without a name. After the Blue Screen restarted the computer it gave me 1x boot loop, and afterwards I could open Windows normally. The story continues.
I started Windows, and Windows Update automatic choose all KB secure updates. It restarted as well (no Blue Screen), but still gave me the 1x boot loop. Again I could start Windows normally, but it was quite slow to shut down. Later, I started the computer and it gave me a Memory Blue Screen. Hmm.. I started the computer again with no problems, and now it wanted to install the service pack. Which Microsoft allows it fixing some stuff. For some reason the % counter stopped at 31%. So I was doing an undo on that install. I was just thinking that Windows would abandon it. But hell no. Several of times when I start/shut down my Computer it's trying to apply the service pack update. Is there like a half update on my PC?!

And another question: I'm thinking this is about my RAM, so is the Windows BIOS memtest working correct? Because it is detecting some RAM problems saying; Hardware problems were detected.

Much help appreciated!


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23 Mar 2011   #2
Morph666

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I'm not sure about your windows update problem, so I'll leave that to be answered by someone else.

But to answer your second question, you can do a great ramtest with a tool called Memtest86+. Read all about it & download at; Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool then post back with results.
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23 Mar 2011   #3
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I suggest you do a "System restore" to a point before you installed the offending update and turn on automatic updates and let seven pick what to install.
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23 Mar 2011   #4
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Morph666 View Post
I'm not sure about your windows update problem, so I'll leave that to be answered by someone else.

But to answer your second question, you can do a great ramtest with a tool called Memtest86+. Read all about it & download at; Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool then post back with results.
Thanks for the fast reply. I'll post back the results as soon as I run it. Should I remove one RAM stick and then the other (2 times run) or just both?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
I suggest you do a "System restore" to a point before you installed the offending update and turn on automatic updates and let seven pick what to install.
I choose to reinstall the whole Windows 7 again (working cool)

I couldn't even boot up in my old Windows, and I tried with my DVD, but couldn't find any point to restore. As well, new Windows is on my PC. Still, it says it detected Hardware problem.

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I'm not an expert or anything, but I'm sure I can fix it
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23 Mar 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm sure not sure, either, about Windows Update, or even what screens you are seeing with newer version. Windows Update is straightforward. It tells you what updates you need, you click to install them, reboot if necessary, and that's it. You don't have to choose versions, or anything like that.

As for the memory, the suggestion above to run Memtest is spot on. I'd let that run for a few hours at least, overnight if possible, and you'll know if you have bad memory or not.

If it finds errors, than remove all but one stick and repeat the process until you narrow down which stick is bad. If several, or all sticks come up bad, start over using a different memory slot.
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23 Mar 2011   #6
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm sure not sure, either, about Windows Update, or even what screens you are seeing with newer version. Windows Update is straightforward. It tells you what updates you need, you click to install them, reboot if necessary, and that's it. You don't have to choose versions, or anything like that.

As for the memory, the suggestion above to run Memtest is spot on. I'd let that run for a few hours at least, overnight if possible, and you'll know if you have bad memory or not.

If it finds errors, than remove all but one stick and repeat the process until you narrow down which stick is bad. If several, or all sticks come up bad, start over using a different memory slot.
Yeap, at the moment I just disabled Windows Update so it won't take me into Boot-loops or even BSOD. I'd like to run the memtest.
Thanks for your answer.

Btw, can slow shutdowns cause your memory?
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23 Mar 2011   #7
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Sounds like a mem problem. You could try a "Repair Install" from your DVD after booting from it. That way you preserve any of your settings in your accounts?
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23 Mar 2011   #8
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Sounds like a mem problem. You could try a "Repair Install" from your DVD after booting from it. That way you preserve any of your settings in your accounts?
I'll try that also.
Sorry for my incorrect settings.
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23 Mar 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't disable it...set it to just notify you when updates are available.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Btw, can slow shutdowns cause your memory?
I'm not sure what you mean by this.
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23 Mar 2011   #10
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Don't disable it...set it to just notify you when updates are available.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Btw, can slow shutdowns cause your memory?
I'm not sure what you mean by this.
Okay cool. What I mean is, you know, when you shut down your computer, your Memory is getting a reset. Maybe my RAM is damaged so it could make the applications closing slower when you shut down?
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