Blue Screen after upgrading to XP

By Bishop
Dec 19, 2005
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  1. I got a blue screen after redoing my machine. Using XP Pro Blue screen gave a 0x0000007E error. Did a repair got back into OS and retrieved mini-dump files. Dont know why blue screen occured. Thank you
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Two of your minidumps crash with memory corruption. Faulty ram?

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Bishop

    Bishop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    thank you very much for your help. followed the instructions ran memtest and got 2 errors. is memtest suppose to take like 3 hours? i had to cancel the test after 3 hours. going to replace the ram. by the way just a quick question how does or why does memory go bad all of a sudden? thank you again.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Memtest86+ will run indeffinitely until it is stopped. It is usually recommended to run at least 7 passes. This can take quite some time.

    If Memtest gives your errors, then your ram is bad.

    Ram like any other component can fail. Overheating/age/low quality/OC`d. All can affect the lifetime of the ram.

    It`s also a good idea to clean the ram contacts with an eraser. Blow away the remnants, and replace. Try a different dimm slot.

    Once you`ve replace the ram your problem should be solved.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Bishop

    Bishop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Thanks for all the help.
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