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Windows 7: So it seems misery loves company...(BSOD)

24 Oct 2010   #1
Luddite42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
So it seems misery loves company...(BSOD)

I built my own pc for the first time at the end of August because I went to Best Buy, felt like I was getting shafted, and reluctantly built my own. It worked great for two weeks and has since been not worth the price of all its parts melted down. I have seriously had at least 70-80 BSOD, maybe more I lost count. The stupid stop codes mean absolutely nothing to me, and the solution for pretty much any BSOD seems to be that it could basically be anything under the sun screwing it up. I have run memtest twice and found no errors, tried my memory sticks in all possible dual channel configurations and have tested them each independently, a couple times I found hard disk errors and supposedly fixed them. I have run driver verifier and it didn't really seem to do anything at all. If it's a driver problem I have no idea which one.

Just yesterday I wiped everything clean and reinstalled windows 7. It worked fine for about three hours and since I have had 9 BSOD. I suspect it has something to do with the graphics card or perhaps the ATI catalyst software as BSODs happen less frequently (both before and after yesterday's reinstall) with overclocking turned off or the catalyst suite removed and just leaving the driver (using 10.10). I updated the BIOS before I did my reinstall, though the post message doesn't reflect that for some reason. Where do I find the crash dump file so I can provide more information? The BSOD's I most commonly get are 1E, 3B, and 7E. I have also gotten 1A and 19 earlier this morning.

Thanks for help whenever someone gets around to it.

EDIT: OOPS I just now read the stickied post, I'll provide everything here shortly, sorry for being too impatient to read.


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24 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luddite42 View Post
I built my own pc for the first time at the end of August because I went to Best Buy, felt like I was getting shafted, and reluctantly built my own. It worked great for two weeks and has since been not worth the price of all its parts melted down. I have seriously had at least 70-80 BSOD, maybe more I lost count. The stupid stop codes mean absolutely nothing to me, and the solution for pretty much any BSOD seems to be that it could basically be anything under the sun screwing it up. I have run memtest twice and found no errors, tried my memory sticks in all possible dual channel configurations and have tested them each independently, a couple times I found hard disk errors and supposedly fixed them. I have run driver verifier and it didn't really seem to do anything at all. If it's a driver problem I have no idea which one.

Just yesterday I wiped everything clean and reinstalled windows 7. It worked fine for about three hours and since I have had 9 BSOD. I suspect it has something to do with the graphics card or perhaps the ATI catalyst software as BSODs happen less frequently (both before and after yesterday's reinstall) with overclocking turned off or the catalyst suite removed and just leaving the driver (using 10.10). I updated the BIOS before I did my reinstall, though the post message doesn't reflect that for some reason. Where do I find the crash dump file so I can provide more information? The BSOD's I most commonly get are 1E, 3B, and 7E. I have also gotten 1A and 19 earlier this morning.

Thanks for help whenever someone gets around to it.

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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the appropriate section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.
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24 Oct 2010   #3
Luddite42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't really follow these steps because my computer BSOD trying to run the crash dump thing in the sticky. I'm on a school computer now, nothing on my PC is accessible, it now is Blue Screening trying to start windows. I can't even do a reinstall because it will BSOD trying to boot the install cd. The more I try the worse it gets.
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29 Oct 2010   #4
Luddite42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, sorry for the double post but I managed to run a RAM dinostic for 13 cycles and found that it as bad, replaced it, then re-wrote zeroes to the hard drive and reinstalled Windows, this so far seems to have fixed things. For anyone who reads this, I highly recommend Hiren's Boot Kit. It has all kinds of tools to test out what's wrong with your computer (even manufacturer specific ones) since BSOD error codes mean nothing in reality.
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29 Oct 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the update, glad everything is working out now
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