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Windows 7: Installing OS on two Internal Hard Drives

22 Apr 2012   #71
gregrocker

 

I agree you may need all three commands given in Method Two which seavixen linked.

These commands are automated in Startup Repair but sometimes corruption blocks it from running them so they must be run manually.

Make sure the Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) are marked Active so Repair knows where to look for, repair or rewrite the System boot files.
Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)
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23 Apr 2012   #72
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok so I am running the memory test for the past 10 and a half hours and it is still running. It has found about 5 errors.

This is the screenshot.


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23 Apr 2012   #73
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

So does this mean there's a problem with memory? Right now I am on pass 12, and NO additional errors have been found.
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23 Apr 2012   #74
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Now I am doing a separate ram test on each ram. After pass 7, it found about 4 errors. I will let it go to pass 8 and then test the other one over night.


EDIT: This are the following screeshots for one of my RAM. I will test the other one overnight.


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24 Apr 2012   #75
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

After testing the other one, Memtest found no errors.


I also tried to use my computer with the spare memory I had before I bought this ones. But I had the same BSOD error. SO I don't know what's the issue. This just happened so suddenly. I am testing those ones right now and will post the results after a while. I think my last option is to post the BSOD report ( If I have adequate time before the BSOD comes) on this site and take it from thereon. I was going to RMA the RAM but I'm still not sure if they are entirely the problem.


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24 Apr 2012   #76
gregrocker

 

Did you try running with the stick which came up with no errors.

Did you eliminate the slots as problem as shown in RAM - Test with Memtest86+?
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24 Apr 2012   #77
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I think I did but I'm not so sure. I think I had the same problem. Will go back home and run it again.

By the way, the errors that came up with one of the RAM sticks, what does that mean? Does that mean the RAM is bad? or it is a motherboard problem?
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24 Apr 2012   #78
gregrocker

 

It means to at least remove that RAM stick to run for awhile to see if the problem persists. If not then replace the stick.
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24 Apr 2012   #79
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

But I replaced it with the older RAM that I had and it was a good RAM but still I got a BSOD error. So, surely the whole problem cannot be linked to RAM


EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have run a full scan of Malware Bytes in Safe mode and no viruses were found.
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24 Apr 2012   #80
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It means to at least remove that RAM stick to run for awhile to see if the problem persists. If not then replace the stick.
So I tried running with the RAM that wasnt defected and I get the same BSOD. I tried running with the older RAM, and it also gives me a BSOD. Now I am going into safe mode so I can post the BSOD dump files.

EDIT: 1st try, it gives me a BSOD in safe mode. Hope I can muster enough time to post the BSOD dump
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