BSOD is back.

By kBrutal
May 26, 2011
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  1. So... I had a BSOD problem few weeks ago. My computer constantly crashed and my
    NOD32 anti virus would always be unable to initialize.

    So.. I installed a new driver for my gfx card and that made the BSOD go away for a week or so..

    But... 2-3 days ago the crashes are back....
    I have some minidumps for you guys to check out..

    Help me out pleaseee

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The most definitive minidump file specifically cited that your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to 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); 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.

    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
  3. kBrutal

    kBrutal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer fixer said he ran memtest and nothing was wrong also I have reformatted my computer 3+ times.

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