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Windows 7: Colored Vertical Bars when crashing

21 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Getting more crashes than ever, not just the bars. Sometimes screen freezes, sometimes it just powers down and restarts. Can do this while on internet, or sitting idle (come back to frozen screen), or copying files.

Anyone know how I can narrow it down to hardware or software (ie. drivers) ? Thanks.

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21 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I don't know if I should start a new thread or continue this one. I formatted my C drive and installed Win7 from Dell's factory.wim file. Within 20 minutes, another crash. Computer powered down and rebooted to the black Windows error recovery window, where I select "Start Windows Normally."

I've attached a new BSOD_jcgriff2 and perfmon file for your review. I'm really at my wits end and would greatly appreciate any guidance at all. Thanks.
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23 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Photo/latest dump file attached LOTS of crashes

I'd really appreciate if your BSOD gurus can help me out here. I'm almost ready to RMA this thing back to Dell.

Lots of crashes yesterday and today, since I formatted c drive and reinstalled win7 from factory.wim image. Variety of crashes: BSOD's, lots of lines on frozen screen, and shutdown crashes.

BSOD's with 0x00000050 error and bugcheck 0x0000001e happen EVERY time I watch youtube flash videos on with IE8 or Chrome. Memory/RAM problem?

This morning I also got the frozen screen with lots of small horizontal lines (see attached pic) while renaming a folder on my taskbar. I also can get crashes where it just shuts down. This morning it made a zzzzzzz sound from speakers, then shut down. Power source issue?

I started Prime95 torture test (blend-lots of ram) and my core temps shot up on speedfan after about 30 seconds so I stopped the test. What temperature should I stop the test at? How will this test confirm if I have a RAM issue?

Many thanks in advance.
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22 Oct 2011   #14
Aggie C

vertical bars and crashes

[QUOTE=metania;1221880]I've been getting random crashes for months now, since I got my Dell Inspiron last Nov. It seems to happen randomly, sometimes 2 or 3 times per day or per week.

The screen freezes and shows these vertical bars, about an inch wide, that are multi-colored and not solid, kind of mosaic-like. I then get rebooted to the black screen which prompts me to either open windows in safe mode or normally.

Any idea if this is a hardware or software issue so I can investigate further?

Hi I also am having the same problem and have the same Dell Inpiron (580) that I purchased March 2011. Metania did you find out what the problem was and how did you fix the problem. PLEASE HELP.

P.S. I dont know much about computers and would like a simple fix.
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