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Windows 7: Sudden crashing; no BSOD

24 Mar 2011   #11
mgorman87

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To work on the issue with the RAM please run all 3 tests of Prime95 at least a couple hours each test

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html


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24 Mar 2011   #12
Aweberman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

Just to be clear: When it says to "keep an eye" on my PC when this test is running, this means I actually need to be present, correct? That is, I can't let it just run overnight?
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24 Mar 2011   #13
mgorman87

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EDIT: I was mistaken. You can run Prime95 over night. Just watch the temps for the first 15-20 minutes and make sure they don't get to hot.
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25 Mar 2011   #14
Aweberman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

Two more crashes today. Both times the same sort of problem: watching a YouTube video, sudden crash, no BSOD, nothing in the Minidumps folder. I'm going to run SeaTools on my HDD this evening. But it seems to me like the problem might me the RAM. Is there any way to check that aside from yanking sticks and seeing if the problem reproduces (since Memtest86 crashed my computer, too)?
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25 Mar 2011   #15
Aweberman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

And a third crash -- in Safe Mode -- as I was trying to burn an ISO.
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25 Mar 2011   #16
mgorman87

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Please upload a new report
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25 Mar 2011   #17
Aweberman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

What report? I can't even get my PC to stay up reliably in Safe Mode, and I'm not getting blue screens.

I just tried to run Windows Memory Diagnostic. It crashed less than ten minutes in, just like Memtest86 had.
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25 Mar 2011   #18
mgorman87

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Then I suggest you start pulling out sticks of memory until the system boots. Without system reports it's really hard to see what's going on
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26 Mar 2011   #19
Aweberman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

Tested all of my RAM with Memtest86. All passed.
Tested my HDD with SeaTools. It found a couple dozen bad sectors and repaired them, after which it passed the test.
Have yet to run Prime95.
But I had another crash today, this time while my son was playing a different video game (Puzzle Quest: Galactrix).
I'm seeing a theme. These sudden crashes (no blue screen) have come generally with games or You Tube.
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26 Mar 2011   #20
mgorman87

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you are able to run your computer please upload a new report. Even without BSOD we can still see why its crashing
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