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BSOD twice after wiping out laptop

By quinsy42
May 12, 2011
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  1. Hi so this morning i got my second bsod saying stop in a fage fault area or something like that. A month or so ago I wiped my laptop completely after bsod were happening almost every minute. A week ago I got my first bsod since wiping clean my laptop, and i got a second one today. I don't want to wipe my laptop clean again so I'm trying to find some solution to fix it. I have a HP Pavilion dv7-1444us laptop

    4.00 GB ram
    Windows Vista 64 bit operating system
    AMD Turion processor

    I have also attached the dump files of my last bsod
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The first minidump file did not cite anything specific but the second one specifically cited that your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    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?
     

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