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Nearly constant BSODs. Windows Explorer crashing

By PartyHardWK
Jun 9, 2014
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  1. Firstly, because I am in a hurry, I will not be posting the minidumps or bsod error codes. If these are needed further down the road then I will take some time to post them. Ill try to make this as brief as possible so here it goes:

    I just traveled from NY to Boston for a job and left my computer in my car for a couple weeks (possibly an issue.) When I hooked it all up today to get everything up to date I found it hard to get anything done as nearly every five to ten minutes either windows explorer would crash, a BSOD would appear, or it would become to laggy/slow to complete anything. These events happen anytime I even attempt to do anything that requires an adequate cpu workload (browsing facebook/youtube, updating windows or drivers, searching hard drives, etc.).

    The BSOD's are always different, there are four or five different error codes I have seen so far (0x000004e and 0x000001a are the only two I remember right now). What could be the reasoning for this? I cant even update/ roll back drivers, update windows, or uninstall anything because it crashes before I can do anything. It even crashes in safemode although not nearly as often. If anyone could help me I would be so grateful. Thanks guys.
     
  2. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Bump. Please help. Bsod codes 0x000000c2 and 0x00000c4 now happening.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Go to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. Select all the .dmp files. Right-click sending the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here...
     
  4. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thank you for the response Tmagic, here are the dmp files. I appreciate your help.
     

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  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Looks like a hard or boot drive issue. Is the boot drive an SSD?
     
  6. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Yes it is, it is an OCZ Vertex 4. Here are some additional errors I have recorded, 0x7e, 0x55, 0x19. Just to make note, I have unplugged and replugged all hard drives(I have 3) and have checked the temp of the processor(ranges from 38 celcius to mid sixties) and it isnt any of those things.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Computer make and model?
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2014
  8. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Its a custom made PC. I put it together myself.
    MotherBoard: asus p5n32-e sli
    Ram: 4 gigs of Gskill ram (fairly modern)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Graphics Card: nvidia GTX 275
    Running on windows 7 64 bit.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    3 drives all SSD? We are only concerned with the boot drive now, and it may be failing...
     
  10. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Oh no, just the boot drive is SSD. 0xD1 and 0x0A error now showing up. I believe they both said IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL. Id also like to add that the clock is way off, it jumps to different times every time the computer starts. I managed to keep the rig up long enough to uninstall bit defender (crashed right after completion) and also run a defrag of the boot drive which eliminated over 12000 fragments and showed a very large amount of low performing fragments... dont know if that means anything.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2014
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Return the SSD under warranty and get a replacement...
     
     
  12. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Alright so you think the ssd is definitely the culprit? And if so, what should I do with my files on there, there is alot of music, pictures, and games on there I want to save.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    The games my be hard to save if you can't re-install or download them again. Music and pictures are easy to save on a flash drive, DVD or Blu-Ray disk
     
  14. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Turns out one of my other drives (classic magnetized hard drive) is bootable as well. I booted from that one which also has windows 7 ultimate and the same things are happening which leads me to believe it is not a hard drive problem. I am leaning towards it being a memory problem, could something be wrong with the RAM sticks? I dont understand how they could be working fine a couple weeks ago and then all of a sudden start malfunctioning.
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Use Memtest86:
    http://www.memtest.org/
    Download version 5.01 and burn it to a CD or DVD and boot the computer with it. No errors are allowed and run memtest86 for at least 7 passes
     
  16. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I am back again, I was very busy with an internship over the summer which is why I took a break from my computer. Now I have plentiful time again. I ran the memtest and came across fifteen errors during pass number five. It said good: dfdfdfdf bad:dfdfcfdf. I am not sure what that means but if you could help me out a bit more I would much appreciate it. Thanks again.
     
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Any errors in memtest86 mean bad RAM. How many RAM sticks are installed?
     
  18. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Just 2. Does this mean I need to replace them? If so, do you have any recommendations for reliable memory brands? I have been out of the hardware game for a while now.
     
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    You might try swapping the position of the sticks and try running Memtest again for 7 passes
     
  20. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Did that, errors still occurred.
     
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Corsair, Crucial, GSkill, Patriot, Kingston... in that order
     
  22. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I bought the exact same type of ram I had before online and when I ran a memtest on them today, it showed even more errors than my old memory. What does this mean?
     
  23. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Are you using Memtest86 v5.01?
     
  24. PartyHardWK

    PartyHardWK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Yes I am. I just ordered yet another pair of ram, this time from crucial. I will keep you posted how those turn out.
     
  25. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Okay, if you still get errors with this new Ram, it has to be a bios memory setting is off or the motherboard is defective
     


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