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Windows 7: Blue Screens and Random Reboots

30 Jun 2010   #121
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Uninstall it and download and install the latest version.


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30 Jun 2010   #122
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Just back from vacation and raring to go! I've read the last couple of pages and think that this is a hardware issue. The reason I think this is because of the differing error messages (typically a symptom of a hardware problem) AND the fact that you were getting BSOD's when Vista was installed (the Win7 install replaced all software from the Vista install - so Windows probably isn't the problem).

It is possible that there's a compatibility issue - but it'd have to be something that isn't Vista or Win7 compatible (because of the BSOD's in both OS's).

I've seen lot's of issues with the USB WiFi adapters. If you're using one, please stop using it (and uninstall the software and drivers) to see if that fixes the problems.

Also, you've got an Asus P5 series motherboard. We've seen many issues with the timings/settings/voltages on the RAM with them. Please check the Asus website and the memory manufacturer's website for the proper timings/settings/voltages and set them manually in your BIOS.

[rant]It's my opinion that any motherboard that doesn't function in "Auto" is broken. That's how it's designed to work - so any memory that won't work properly makes either the mobo or the memory deficient. So, if you have to research and then tweak the settings to make it work properly - then I wonder if it's going to be a permanent solution. I say that replacing the mobo and/or memory may be the proper course of action.[/rant]

But, I understand that not everyone can afford to put out more money just to avoid a bit of tweaking - that's why I suggest the research at the Asus and the memory manufacturer's website. This doesn't guarantee that the problem will be fixed - but it does increase the odds that you'll be able to have a system that functions w/o constant BSOD's. (from our experience with this, we haven't had any/many returns after manually adjusting the settings/timings/voltages).
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30 Jun 2010   #123
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, John.
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01 Jul 2010   #124
jason786

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
Just back from vacation and raring to go! I've read the last couple of pages and think that this is a hardware issue. The reason I think this is because of the differing error messages (typically a symptom of a hardware problem) AND the fact that you were getting BSOD's when Vista was installed (the Win7 install replaced all software from the Vista install - so Windows probably isn't the problem).

It is possible that there's a compatibility issue - but it'd have to be something that isn't Vista or Win7 compatible (because of the BSOD's in both OS's).

I've seen lot's of issues with the USB WiFi adapters. If you're using one, please stop using it (and uninstall the software and drivers) to see if that fixes the problems.

Also, you've got an Asus P5 series motherboard. We've seen many issues with the timings/settings/voltages on the RAM with them. Please check the Asus website and the memory manufacturer's website for the proper timings/settings/voltages and set them manually in your BIOS.

[rant]It's my opinion that any motherboard that doesn't function in "Auto" is broken. That's how it's designed to work - so any memory that won't work properly makes either the mobo or the memory deficient. So, if you have to research and then tweak the settings to make it work properly - then I wonder if it's going to be a permanent solution. I say that replacing the mobo and/or memory may be the proper course of action.[/rant]

But, I understand that not everyone can afford to put out more money just to avoid a bit of tweaking - that's why I suggest the research at the Asus and the memory manufacturer's website. This doesn't guarantee that the problem will be fixed - but it does increase the odds that you'll be able to have a system that functions w/o constant BSOD's. (from our experience with this, we haven't had any/many returns after manually adjusting the settings/timings/voltages).
The wifi adapter thing, I've had two different ones since using the PC and received blue screens during the lifespan of both

I will give the BIOS change an attempt
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01 Jul 2010   #125
jason786

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I haven't changed the BIOS yet, but I just got a blue screen that didn't leave a .dmp

The code was 0x00000101
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01 Jul 2010   #126
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

STOP 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT

Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect (see Significant Posts section below)

Jason, read these two threads for more info on this code:

https://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...oubleshtg.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post356791
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01 Jul 2010   #127
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Jason, back a few pages ago, Stormy suggested your power supply might be at fault. A bad poer supply does wierd things. I think you should have your power supply tested. If you have another power supply known to be good, you might hook it up and see if it makes a difference in how your computer runs.

I agree with USMA; this has got to be a hardware problem somewhere - power supply? motherboard? CPU?
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01 Jul 2010   #128
jason786

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Jason, back a few pages ago, Stormy suggested your power supply might be at fault. A bad poer supply does wierd things. I think you should have your power supply tested. If you have another power supply known to be good, you might hook it up and see if it makes a difference in how your computer runs.

I agree with USMA; this has got to be a hardware problem somewhere - power supply? motherboard? CPU?
Hey, this is the second power supply this computer has had, I got blue screens during the first one, and then got it changed (the blue screens continued)

Regarding the CPU, Prime95 run flawlesses and didn't generate any blue screens or detect errors

The only thing I'm not sure about is the motherboard
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01 Jul 2010   #129
Vesko96

 

EDIT: Never mind.
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01 Jul 2010   #130
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jason786 View Post
Hey, this is the second power supply this computer has had, I got blue screens during the first one, and then got it changed (the blue screens continued)

Regarding the CPU, Prime95 run flawlesses and didn't generate any blue screens or detect errors

The only thing I'm not sure about is the motherboard
Maybe just open your Tower and go through your Motherboard see if you find any capacitors that is bulged make sure you disconnect the power. Slowly touch on each part and see if you find any specific part that is over heat.

- Captain
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