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BSOD problem

By Magniitude
Jul 7, 2005
  1. System specs:

    P4 1.7 ghz Intel Proc
    256 pc-133 SDRAM 168 pin
    256 9600 XT Radeon
    SONY Vaio PCV-RX560

    Basically i had bought another stick of 256 mb off of newegg, but i had bought a high density chip, not a low one. Anyways, i decided to reformat slightly after i installed it beacuse i hadnt for a while andd the comp was getting real slow. Now whenever i boot up windows up to the desktop while loading the icons I get a BSOD (something about making sure your hardware/driveers are working or somehting) and i have to shut down. I reformatted again, and it booted up fine the 1st couple of times after i had installed some drivers, but then it happened again. I went back in safemode and uninstalled the drivers and it booted up again ok, but when i downloaded windows updates and installed them and re booted the same error came up!

    Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.

    (BTW if anyone can help me find a 256mb pc-133 168pin low density RAM uner $40 you would rule!)

    Thanks !!
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You don't say if that new memory is also in the PC or not.
     
  3. Magniitude

    Magniitude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    sorry yea i had tried removing the RAM same thing.
     
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    What stopped you?
     
  5. Magniitude

    Magniitude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    What do you mean?
     
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    What prevented this operation?
     
  7. Magniitude

    Magniitude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Sorry maybe the word choice wasnt great. I had already removed the ram but the same thing happened.
     
  8. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Right, OK I'm with you now. You don't say what OS you're using. If you can do a system restore to before you updated Windows or un-install the updates individually. Then if it is stable re-apply the updates one at a time establishing stability in between updates.
     
  9. Magniitude

    Magniitude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    damn lol im using XP home edition SP1, ive already tried a full reformat, and as soon as i install any updates to anything (e.g vid card drivers, dx, updates, etc. ) my pc gets the bsod on the next reboot.
     
  10. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Have a try at upgrading to SP2. You might consider doing a slipstream CD with Autostreamer.
     
  11. Magniitude

    Magniitude TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ill try im reformatting as of the moment and i will try to DL sp2 without rebooting first and install see if that helps.
     
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