Got fed up trouble shooting

By ivb266
Jun 20, 2007
  1. Hi to all members. I am a newbie at Techspot but have some experience with IT hardware and software.

    Have been having problems with my PC - first noted file corruption (caused by some hardware fault - not software or malware). Chkdsk revealed bad clusters but later scans showed hard drive 100% in good state. Tested RAM and also found no problems. Physically cleaned PC hardware, checked component seating - found PSU fan damaged and replaced whole PSU. Possibly overheating cooked some other component. I also change IDE cable.

    Now system is more stable but I am getting random BSODs on shutdown and I probably something is still wrong. My prime suspicion is that the mainboard has a fault................

    Attached is system info and dump from latest BSOD on shutdown.
    Would appreciate some guidance.
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  4. ivb266

    ivb266 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Hi Peterdiva and Tedster, thanks four your suggestions. I will keep you posted on progress.
  5. ivb266

    ivb266 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    System appears to be stable now!

    Hi Peterdiva,

    Installing UPHClean seems to have worked and I do not suffer BSODs at shutdown any longer. I am still not convinced that the hardware is 100% healthy but at least system is stable and usable until I get the funds to upgrade to a dual-core CPU system.

    Thanks also go to Tedster for the useful link. I did not have much time to go through it in detail (especially as my system did not crash again) but I will surely refer to it in the near future.
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