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BSoD Tons randomly Vista 32bit

By AJF
Apr 9, 2011
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  1. Hi i have been having issues with my Comp i have tried a few things but honestly i dont know how to read the dump files so if anyone can help here they are

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  2. AJF

    AJF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    heres another i have had a few of them but for some reason some show up as 0kb hard to find those ones

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  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    For some reason both files are corrupted and thus unreadable. Do I read your subject title correctly in that you are getting many BSODs? And if so, when are they occuring, i.e., what are you doing when they occur?
  4. AJF

    AJF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just depends usually it crashes while idle
    Yes getting many BSoD i have tried many things Updated all my drivers even things i didnt know were outdated. i bought new ram ran system checks i cant figure it out.
    i get
    PFN list corrupted a lot
    IRQL not equal or less than a lot
    Bad Memory Pool Header once in a while
    Memory Management once in a while

    those are the most frequent ones
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    Okay, with your various error codes and the amount of system crashes you are experiencing points to memory corruption as your issue. In fact the 0x4E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT is probably the stongest indicator we have of Bad RAM.

    Therefore we suggest to run Memtest on your RAM. In case you have never done it before see below:

    1. Go to www.memtest.org 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; 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? Is your RAM found on your motherboard’s memory recommendation list? Keep in mind these lists are not exhaustive.


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