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BSOD every 30 mins or less

By JamesH86
May 1, 2009
  1. First off, what a great resource, you seem to have some very knowledgable people on these boards!

    I have been suffereing from BSODS every 30mins or less for a while now on my XP SP3 machine.

    I will attach some of the minidumps from today, if anyone can make head or tail of it, I would be most grateful. I have tried reformatting and running chkdsk but it usually restarts before either has completed! I will try memtest on it but I'm not entirely sure which of the 9 tests would be best to use?

    All the best,

    James
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here is the Memtest Guide

    But the fault is with your AVG Antivirus and Zone Alarm
    This is what I'd do ;)

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users): http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
    Here is the 64Bit version: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arv_sup_____.dir/avgremoverx64.exe

    Restart

    Install Avira free AntiVirus
    Update it
    Run a full scan
    Report findings :)

    Any further issues uninstall Zone Alarm and try Comodo

    Thanks for your kind words too :grinthumb
     
  3. JamesH86

    JamesH86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you, I will try that later today when I can get home, and report back my findings. It should be pretty evident if it has cured it, but your confidence has inspired me!

    All the best,

    James
     
  4. JamesH86

    JamesH86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AVG removed and all is well, how has grisoft not fixed this already?!
     
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