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BSOD with Alienware M17x

By Aaron0789
Feb 25, 2010
  1. I have had an Alienware M17x for almost 8 months now and I've never had any problems with it. Recently though, every time I try to move or extract a large file my laptop will start to make a buzzing/ringing noise and then crash/BSOD. I'm assuming there is something wrong with the hard drive but I would like to know if anyone knows what it is or what to do about it. It's getting very frustrating and any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Aaron

    P.S. I'm running Windows 7 64bit, if that helps at all.
     
  2. Aaron0789

    Aaron0789 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Update:

    I opened up task manager to view the performance while I extracted a very large file. Every time the ringing noise started the CPU usage would drop from 30-60% to 0%. So I'm guessing that means my CPU is messed up... what should I do?
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Please post your minidump files so we can assist you in a more informed way.
     
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