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Consistent BSODs and freezing on Windows 7 with different error codes each time

By OllieRaiden
Jan 14, 2011
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  1. Hi. Since some point last night, I've been getting a lot of BSODs and general freezes on my computer. With the BSODs, though, it seems to be inconsistent error codes, so I'm not sure what's going on. I've attached the .dmp files I got from all the BSODs, but have no idea what they mean. Can anyone with more knowledge than me help me out here?
    Thanks

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,143   +31

    What of the three Zip files contain the five most recent dumps?
  3. OllieRaiden

    OllieRaiden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It should be the 3rd one. I may be wron, but I think realistically it'd be in there
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,143   +31

    Your dumps cite nothing specific but with your symptoms along with the fact that I get differing error codes from the files I read this can be a strong indicator of corrupted memory. So we need you to run Memtest on your memory for diagostic purposes.

    See the link below and 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.


    Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html


    * Get back to us with the results.
  5. OllieRaiden

    OllieRaiden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Since the post, I've had a few more blue screens.
    I'm not entirely sure if running Memtest will work, cos I seem to get random blue screens for no apparent reason. The computer seems to be BSODing randomly. Sometimes as soon as I turn on, sometimes after a few seconds or minutes, and sometimes I can go for hours. But it's inconsistent and there's a risk the computer could crash again during the test running.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,143   +31

    All those sysmptoms can be due to corrupted memory. Randomness is one such symptom.

    Run Memtest as given and keep in mind the more Passes after 7 so much the better.

    The test takes over seconds after you boot up.
  7. OllieRaiden

    OllieRaiden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't think this is going to work. The computer blue screened last night and since then it's been doing it too frequently for me to even have it on for any extended period of time.
    Is there anything else I can do to fix this?
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,143   +31

    This Blue Screened as you ran Memtest?
  9. OllieRaiden

    OllieRaiden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I didn't manage to get that far before it blue screened.
    I tried to burn it to a disc, which didn't seem to work and I wasnt able to run it. And now I'm finding it difficult to get on at all
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,143   +31

    How many sticks of RAM do you have?


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