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Windows 7: Random BSOD on start up

17 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Random BSOD on start up

So I am relatively new to Windows since I have had this Gaming Computer for a couple of days now. Getting used it but every so often on start up I get a BSOD, which after rebooting a couple of times the system runs fine. Since I am still trying to get the hang of everything I was wondering if you guys could help me resolve this problem.

As instructed by the forums I have uploaded a coy of the SF Diagnostic Tool folder.

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18 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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Avast! antivirus can contribute in BSOD-s. Please uninstall and use Microsoft security essentials to test.Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other antiviruses/internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-
warning   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Please follow this:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
  • SSD firmware
  • BIOS Version
  • Chipset Drivers
  • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
  • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.
Perform these tests:
Roll back to a last known stable Nvidia Driver Version.

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark:Monitor your temps with Speccy during this test:Video memory test (for 20 passes):Please follow what's asked in this quote:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
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Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages (QPI/DRAM core voltage) are set at.
Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.
*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.
*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
*If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard slots.

If Part 2 testing shows errors, and all tests in Part 3 show errors, you will need to test the RAM sticks in another computer and/or test other RAM in your computer to identify the problem.

In this way, you can identify whether it is a bad stick of RAM, a bad motherboard, or incompatibility between the sticks.
information   Information
Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight, before going to bed.

Let us know the results.
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20 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

So I uninstalled Avast and installed Security Essentials, things seem to be running better, but I'll be sure to let you guys know if anything happens.
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20 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Keep us posted.
Good luck :)
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16 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Anymore BSOD"s?
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