Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Random BSOD during normal use

16 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Random BSOD during normal use

Hello all, I am recently having a BSOD problem that started Monday (the 12th). It seems to happen about an hour after use each time I turn on the computer, regardless of what apps I'm running at the time. I'm at a little of a loss about what is causing this and would appreciate any help or advice. Thank you!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit

First, we want to make sure the computer is saving your dump files. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Startup and Recovery [Settings] Make sure that "Write Debugging Information" is set to Small Memory Dump (256kb) if it is not already.
Create a Dump File when you get a BSOD
Next, make sure that the folder C:\Windows\Minidump exists. If not, create it (allow permission if asked). Make sure any dumps you want to analyze, whether yours or others', are in this folder. You can ZIP/RAR the files and send them to someone else to analyze as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Random BSOD during normal use

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Random BSOD during normal use
When just using my computer, I get a BSOD. When the PC reboots I get this response in a window "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601. Locale ID: 2057 Additional information about the...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD random when in normal startup mode
Hi, This is my first time here, so please be gentle.:) I will usually get the BSOD after 10 minutes of logging in on normal startup mode. However, if I am on Safe Mode, I won't receive it. I have done a memory test using windows memory tester and a chkdsk /f. The mem test did not find...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD after normal restart, and in random frequency
BSOD have been happening in random intervals in the last 2 months starting from march 17. Can you please give me a clue as to what is causing them?
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD while doing normal tasks or games...
Hi ! So here's the problem, I regularly get BSOD while playing video games or watching videos on YouTube or just doing normal tasks and I'm pretty sure it's related to my usb m-audio sound card. Sometimes it's a BSOD and sometimes, the graphics just freeze and nothing respond (mouse, keyboard) (In...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD with normal use
Hi, I'm getting sick of the BSOD's that I'm getting. I get random Blue Screens when I listen to music, watch videos, play games, even on IE. I have tried formatting my PC, changing video cards, Ram sticks, PSU's, EVERYTHING, and I can't seem to find the cause. I've checked my memsticks with memtest...
BSOD Help and Support
Random BSOD's during normal work.
Hello. Lately i had many random BSOD's with various error codes. It happens even when i am just browsing. Windows 7 . . . - 64 bit - There was XP before - Retail - What is the age of system (hardware) : About month now. - What is the age of OS installation : Last format : about week ago.
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App