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Windows 7: BSOD on startup - once a day

16 Apr 2011   #1
dconnor

Windows 7 - Professional - 64bit
 
 
BSOD on startup - once a day

Hello,

First off to try to explain the problem:
The computer crashes with a bsod very soon after turning it on the first time each day (or probably more accurately, whenever it has been off for an extended period of time). The crash sometimes happens very early before I get to my desktop, sometimes happens as soon as I see my desktop, and sometimes I will detect its about to happen because some if the display properties look buggy and as soon as I open something - bsod. Once the first bsod happens, the computer restarts - it offers safe mode but even if i don't use it, it will run perfectly afterwords.

Windows has attempted some fixes itself, it has run tests to scan through my ram i believe, and system restore frequently runs for 20 minutes to say windows cannot fix the problem.

My friend has done a full scale RAM sweep of some type, we checked and double checked all the drivers.

I'm not sure if this is relevant - but when we first set up the computer we had some problems because the two computers together were drawing too much power from the power bar they were plugged into... but the old computer is now gone (and i've actually plugged the new computer straight into the wall - not the best idea i know but I was trying to rule things out)

System specs -
The computer is 4 months old now, it has had the problem since the first time we plugged it in. It was bought piece by piece and built (by a friend who is knowledgeable), we installed my copy of windows 7 64-bit. All the parts are good quality and nothing is reused. The operating system has only been installed once.

Now for the zip files I'm supposed to include:
- I have no clue why the resource and performance monitor is saying no anti-virus is detected, I'm clearly running Microsoft Security Essentials and its online and up-to-date.

This problem has literally plagued me for 4 months now, its irritating because it'll be difficult to 'take it in' to get it fixed and it is sometimes a huge problem (like when I turn the computer on and it tries to install windows updates but bsod's in the middle). If anybody can help me out I will be very thankful. As I said before this problem has been here since day one - so I can't imagine it's something I have done, I think it must be compatibility of the parts or how we installed stuff.

Thank You for your time.


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16 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dconnor View Post
Hello,

First off to try to explain the problem:
The computer crashes with a bsod very soon after turning it on the first time each day (or probably more accurately, whenever it has been off for an extended period of time). The crash sometimes happens very early before I get to my desktop, sometimes happens as soon as I see my desktop, and sometimes I will detect its about to happen because some if the display properties look buggy and as soon as I open something - bsod. Once the first bsod happens, the computer restarts - it offers safe mode but even if i don't use it, it will run perfectly afterwords.

Windows has attempted some fixes itself, it has run tests to scan through my ram i believe, and system restore frequently runs for 20 minutes to say windows cannot fix the problem.

My friend has done a full scale RAM sweep of some type, we checked and double checked all the drivers.

I'm not sure if this is relevant - but when we first set up the computer we had some problems because the two computers together were drawing too much power from the power bar they were plugged into... but the old computer is now gone (and i've actually plugged the new computer straight into the wall - not the best idea i know but I was trying to rule things out)

System specs -
The computer is 4 months old now, it has had the problem since the first time we plugged it in. It was bought piece by piece and built (by a friend who is knowledgeable), we installed my copy of windows 7 64-bit. All the parts are good quality and nothing is reused. The operating system has only been installed once.

Now for the zip files I'm supposed to include:
- I have no clue why the resource and performance monitor is saying no anti-virus is detected, I'm clearly running Microsoft Security Essentials and its online and up-to-date.

This problem has literally plagued me for 4 months now, its irritating because it'll be difficult to 'take it in' to get it fixed and it is sometimes a huge problem (like when I turn the computer on and it tries to install windows updates but bsod's in the middle). If anybody can help me out I will be very thankful. As I said before this problem has been here since day one - so I can't imagine it's something I have done, I think it must be compatibility of the parts or how we installed stuff.

Thank You for your time.

You have no less than eight causes of the BSOD's. When that happens it is most frequently hardware. My first suspect would be RAM. We can test yours. I also noticed you have Symantec installed, it is often a problem and I would, if I were you, remove it and replace with Microsoft Security essentials.

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

And just to be on the safe side please run a system file check

Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.
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16 Apr 2011   #3
dconnor

Windows 7 - Professional - 64bit
 
 

Alright, I ran the sfc /scannow and it chugged along for a bit then said:
"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".

Furthermore I made the cd, and ran it. It found no problems in the first two passes but then I interupted it (after 2 hours), I'll just have to let it run overnight it takes a very long time to run =P

I'll report back with the overnight results when I have them.

Thanks again
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17 Apr 2011   #4
dconnor

Windows 7 - Professional - 64bit
 
 

To update - after running memtest overnight it reports 0 errors after 13 passes.

Any other ideas? =(
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21 Apr 2011   #5
dconnor

Windows 7 - Professional - 64bit
 
 

I'm still getting these dumb crashes =( eugh computers and me never get along lol.
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