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8 different reasons for BSOD!

By ameya88
Sep 20, 2011
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  1. Hey guys,

    I just downloaded the microsoft debugging tool to analyse the BSOD I am experiencing. When I opened each one I get a totally different reason!!! I experience 2-3 BSOD's everyday . COuld you help me pinpoint the fault. Is it due to a corrupt OS or faulty hardware???
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I read the five most recent files and even though the most definitive thing cited as your issue is hardware, the nature of your symptoms and the differing error codes particularly 0xA and 0x50, there is a very strong possibility your issue is with memory corruption.

    Therefore for diagnostic purposes run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
     
  3. ameya88

    ameya88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much, I too had a tiny doubt that it was the RAM causing the trouble since when I was installing software's there was always a lag in opening. Will try out the memtest and be sure. Thanks again!!
     

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