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Windows 7: Constant BSOD's, Tried Clean Reinstall, Help?

23 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
Constant BSOD's, Tried Clean Reinstall, Help?

Im not quite good at explaining things, but ive searched practically high and low for about a year now with no prevail so i made a account to explain my problem.

My most recent computer [A Gateway Dx4831] has been having blue screens every 5-10 minutes of using
at times it'll calm down and i can have it on for a entire day and others it wont even let me log on.
I recently clean installed the entire thing, which was tough to do itself due to even more blue screens
Once it was fully downloaded and clean i started working on getting my network drivers back Via Burnable disks since i have no other way, and as i was dragging the files into the desktop i was confronted by a familiar shade of blue.
it seems whatevers causing my bluescreens has followed me through the clean install.

I would post my Dump files if 1. i knew how to get there and 2. my computer would let me log on at all.
all i can say is that it has windows 7 obviously, its got 6GB of memory, 1TB of HDD, its video card is a ATI radeon HD 5450 512MB, its processor is a Intel Core i2 processor 530 and that i have no idea why it is doing this.
I have my doubts that this is fixable and i may think its a virus.
Before the clean reinstall i had Bluescreen view and one thing that kept on popping up was ntoskrnl.exe, but at times it would change or another one would be shown. Ive tried CHKDSK and clean reinstalls.

i'll try to post a dump or something if it lets me on. Fingers crossed,
But could someone point me in the direction as to how to find the DMP files?

my computer at the moment is working, im just waiting for another bluescreen so that i can get the dump files. (i just recently tried a CHKDSK which usually helps for a day.)
- x64
-Windows 7 home premium (Acer)
- Full Retail due to having to reinstall

-About 2 years possibly, maybe even 1.
- After reinstalling, The OS has been a couple days old.

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23 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

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23 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start and type in sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box.
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.

The .dmp files are located at C:\Windows\Minidump. Be aware though that if minidumps have not yet been enabled, the minidump folder may not yet even exist.

Puppy Linux will let you get into your Windows 7 system through the "back door" to explore, you can also connect to the internet using it. Fits easily onto a CD as its under 130mb in size.

HTH. Fimble.
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23 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

Alright i did the specified and now im just waiting for the bluescreen.
i'll post back when it happens.

and to fimble, is Puppy Linux, well, Linux only? im unsure if it would run on my gateway
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24 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

Sorry, multi post, but i had to achknowledge that the Attachment i posted on the first post was all i could get before my computer started its constant bluescreens.
its gotten to the point that i cant even open anything without it freezing and eventually bluescreening.
i will keep on attempting to get to my minidump folder and get that, if its needed.
IF not, please do help. id love to have this computer up and running because its the one with the most Ram and HDD
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24 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

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24 Jan 2011   #7

Ultimate 7

Run mem test on it see if it picks up memory errors
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24 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

Sorry im not very educated in certain things, could you point me in the way as to how to run a mem test?
I think i know how but im not sure if its the right one.
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24 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit

Nevermind i got it, but Nothing popped up saying theres an error.
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24 Jan 2011   #10

Ultimate 7

Can you go into bios and look at cpu temps ? Have you looked to see that the fans are working on the CPU and the video card and that there not full of dust .
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