TechSpot

Constant BSODs and event errors - Windows 7 32-bit

By xiaobao12
Oct 12, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Hi all,

    I am running a Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 4 GB RAM (4 sticks), DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, 200GB Maxtor (bought in 2002 - unused until 5 days ago), 120 GB WD, 350W PSU (I believe).

    Ever since I installed Windows 7 5 days ago, I've been dealing with BSODs and a bunch of errors in event viewer.

    I've attached some dump files for anybody that knows how to read them. I got them from the Minidump directory.

    I also have a summary of the BSODS.

    What could be causing this? Low PSU? Bad mobo? I've ran memtest86 (no errors) but not on the individual sticks. EDIT: I tested each stick of RAM individually and I got no errors.

    Thanks for your help.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. xiaobao12

    xiaobao12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump in hopes of getting a response...:rolleyes:
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,916   +345

    What did you do in the way of installing motherboard drivers? It appears that Dell does not support Windows 7 for the 4600 since there are no Windows 7 compatible drivers for it.
     
  4. xiaobao12

    xiaobao12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I didn't install any drivers for my motherboard.

    I believe my BIOS is updated - is that the same thing?

    I used the Windows Advisory Tool and it gave me the OK.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,916   +345

    The BIOS is not the same as drivers. Whenever you install Windows, you also have to install compatible drivers. These include chipset, LAN, audio and video drivers. I looked at the Dell website and found only Windows XP compatible drivers.
     

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...