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Windows 7: Htpc bsod

13 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Htpc bsod

Howdy y'all. Nice site I've stumbled upon here here, I'll have to do some poking around. Interested in learning how to debug my own problems eventually, but I do need some help now.

I've had my computer set up for over a year , and I'm having some real problems now. I'm using an HDTV as a monitor, and this computer is the only way I watch TV.

Half the time I don't know what happened, it's just rebooted and says something like 'grub rescue>' on a black bg white text screen.

When I reboot, sometimes I lose my display. Sometimes it goes to the bios splash screen, and then black. Sometimes splash screen, 'grub rescue>' prompt.

Just now, while I was watching TV, it blue screened, automatically rebooted, and I don't remember what happened next, but it didn't boot back into windows. After messing with it for a while, resetting, swapping cables, swapping inputs on the TV, I grabbed a VGA cable and used that. That worked, and showed a startup restore screen. The aspect ratio was 4:3 (black bars on the left and right) I followed the prompts, and it restarted fine, still on the VGA, in 16:9 now.

I read a bit on the forum before posting, there is nothing in my minidump folder. I checked, and the computer is set to do a complete dump, so I dono why it hasn't. I've bluescreened at least a half a dozen times in the past few weeks. My pagefile is manually set to 4000 Mib (or MB? I forget) maybe that's why? I had a 30Gig SSD as my only hard drive at install, so that's why I reduced the pagefile size. I have another hard drive in there for storage and programs now, so I could reset the pagefile size if that could be an issue.

God this is a long post, sorry.

Used the 7Z diagnostic tool to make a zip file.

Thanks for any tips!

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14 Sep 2012   #2

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There seems to be no dump in the zip file.

Please make sure you're following the instructions on this thread correctly and post the dumps again.

If you are not getting the dumps try:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Right, I said in that wall of text (I would have skimmed it too) that it's set up correctly to make a dump, but there is no dump. I guess I have two problems?

Edit* My pagefile is shrunken though. I guess I'll put that back to automatic size and see if it crashes again.
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