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BSOD driving me crazy. Please help.

By elmarko
Jan 24, 2008
  1. I just built this comp 6 weeks ago and have been having BSOD problems. Every time i run memtest i instantly get an error. I tried swapping the ram, psu, and video card and i still got an error as soon as i ran memtest.

    The weird thing is that i can make it crash just by trying to uninstall guitar hero 3. Firefox also crashes constantly and it often brings windows down with it.

    Somebody please save me from going insane and throwing this thing out the window!



    Thanks : Markus
     
  2. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and the minidumps are ........
     
  3. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    one more for the 3 post rule!
     
  4. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    You're probably not going to get a lot of help going through rapidshare because I doubt many people here are members there.

    Thus, In order to help you zero in on what the culprit is it is important that you attach your minidumps to your next post via the Manage Attachment button in the Attach Files option below...
     
  6. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You do not have to be a member at rapidshare. And i only used it because the file attatchment limit was so small here.

    I split them up into a few zips.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Seven of your minidumps all pointed to the same thing: Memory Corruption. I suggest running MemTest for a minimum of 7-10 passes. if you have any errors then run each stick individually.

    However, your minidumps also point to 0x00000077: KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR

    A page of kernel data requested from the pagefile could not be found or read into memory. This message also can indicate disk hardware failure, disk data corruption, or possible virus infection.

    Therefore I would run a harddrive diagnostics as soon as possible; also chkdsk/r and chkdsk/f and then do a complete system scan for infections.
     
  8. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran each stick individually in each slot and also tried my old ram. All with the same result which was an error as soon as memtest starts. Could this be my motherboard? My hard drives worked fine on my last motherboard so its almost certainly not them. I am going to backup both hard drives this weekend to an external and format them both. Can you run memtest from a usb drive without any hard drive attached?

    Could this be caused by improper hard drive settings? I downloaded the western digital lifeguard tools and when i ran it, it said that my hard drive was not set up to be used with large drives (larger than 137 gigs).
     
  9. elmarko

    elmarko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So it can't be the ram or hard drives. I guess that pretty much just leaves the motherboard and cpu. Would this more than likely be a mobo problem? I ran memtest with diff vid cards, diff ram, no hard drives, diff psu. I keep getting an error as soon as test 2 starts. The exact same spot every time. I really don't understand this.
     
  10. jackall

    jackall TS Rookie

    Mr.Markus would it be possible for you to post the exact blue screen message for example "0x0000007b" something like this or "ntldr missing" exactly what message
     
  11. jackall

    jackall TS Rookie

    Mr.Markus would it be possible for you to post the exact blue screen message for example "0x0000007b" something like this or "ntldr missing" exactly what message
     
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