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Windows 7: Help on bsod

26 Jul 2010   #11
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilgoco View Post
I already updated my drivers using Windows Update last night.. It seems that my only problem is the RAM.. Where I could download the memtestx86? But, I don't have DVD Drive, can it be on a Flash Drive?
depending on the age of your machine it may or may not be possible to boot from a USB flash drive but it's worth a try .......

To Install Memtest on USB to test for USB Boot compatibility:

grab the file from here and run USB Boot Tester and follow the onscreen instructions
Reboot your computer and set your system BIOS to boot from USB-ZIP or USB-HDD. Or, set the hard disk boot priority to boot from the USB stick if your BIOS lists the device ?
Save your BIOS settings and reboot .........

if it then boots to the flash drive you can run memtest86

If it doesn't then you will have to burn to CD (using an ISO burner) on another machine , then run from boot memtest86+ for at least 5 passes, please move the sticks singly and together between slots to verify motherboard ram slots work as well as the ram sticks.

you really need to find a way to get ALL of your drivers up to date to eliminate them as a possible cause for your crashes ?


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26 Jul 2010   #12
neilgoco

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilgoco View Post
I already updated my drivers using Windows Update last night.. It seems that my only problem is the RAM.. Where I could download the memtestx86? But, I don't have DVD Drive, can it be on a Flash Drive?
depending on the age of your machine it may or may not be possible to boot from a USB flash drive but it's worth a try .......

To Install Memtest on USB to test for USB Boot compatibility:

grab the file from here and run USB Boot Tester and follow the onscreen instructions
Reboot your computer and set your system BIOS to boot from USB-ZIP or USB-HDD. Or, set the hard disk boot priority to boot from the USB stick if your BIOS lists the device ?
Save your BIOS settings and reboot .........

if it then boots to the flash drive you can run memtest86

If it doesn't then you will have to burn to CD (using an ISO burner) on another machine , then run from boot memtest86+ for at least 5 passes, please move the sticks singly and together between slots to verify motherboard ram slots work as well as the ram sticks.

you really need to find a way to get ALL of your drivers up to date to eliminate them as a possible cause for your crashes ?
I'm sure that my computer can boot from USB as I used that method to install Windows 7. (:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go ahead and do the Memory Test, but I suspect a driver issue. Could you please enable driver verifier?

Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers
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