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Ongoing BSODs driving me crazy!

By Northwinds
Feb 28, 2013
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  1. Hi all
    Hoping someone can help me fix this.
    Desktop keeps BSOD ing a crazy amount of times.
    XP Pro (32bit) and Win 7 Pro (64bit).

    Old Gigabyte P35 mobo (typing this on laptop so will check model) with
    E6600 CPU and
    8GB RAM
    128GB Samsung Pro SSD system drive

    Last few days keeps crashing - been collecting system dumps like they're fashionable!
    Tried updating everything on xp until I realised it started happening in Win7 too.
    Ran memtest several times including overnight.
    Reset BIOS to safe defaults
    Reset HD6540 graphics card to defaults (thought that might be it but no!)

    I get the idea it must be a driver and have been using "whocrashes" utility to check dumps but so far no solution.
    I will post last few dumps from the affected machine if it will remain stable for long enough.

    Help please!
     
  2. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok - here are the latest from the xp instal
     

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  3. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thought a couple fromthe Win 7 install might help by way of comparison
     

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  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Is XP and Windows 7 installed on the same drive/SSD?
     
  5. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes but on separate hidden partitions.
    I use Smart Boot Manager to switch between.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Are the BSOD's new or have they been happening for a while? The compared minidumps are the same... Driver or memory?
     
  7. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All in the last 24 hours.
    Sorry I don't understand what you mean by driver or memory?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    The minidumps are suggesting that the memory or a driver may be the cause of the BSOD's, but the SSD may be failing instead
     
  9. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    SSD is only a few weeks old so hopefully not that and I have memtested the ram - I am hoping it is a driver problem but not sure how to find which one.
    Would you have any suggestions how I do that?
    Many thanks in advance.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager(s)? XP's and Windows 7's?
     
  11. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortunately not.
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Is XP and Windows 7 fully updated using Windows Update? It is important to apply all updates and all the optional updates for Windows 7. Are you using XP so that you can use old programs or games? How much memory is installed? Windows 7 requires at least 2GB, but more is better...
     
  13. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know Win 7 is up to date.
    I just restored the xp re another issue and was installing the updates when the bsods started.
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    So XP won't update now?
     
  15. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've been trying bit by bit but the system keeps quitting.
    There does seem to be a problem with .NET framework updates failing though.
     
  16. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is there no way of interpreting the exact cause?
     
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    You said you "restored" XP. How about installing XP fresh? Is this copy of XP Service Pack 3 or less? You didn't say how much memory was installed? Does XP activate properly? Why are you still using XP?
     
  18. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was considering a fresh xp install but there are some files and settings I need to transfer from this restore first.
    Sorry I thought I mentioned the RAM - 8GB (4x2GB - Corsair Dominator CM2X2048-8500C5D)
    XP activates fine.
    There are still quite a few things I rely on xp for.
     
  19. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any more ideas please?
     
  20. Northwinds

    Northwinds TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, just done a backup of the xp partition to an external drive and am finishing a clean xp install in it's place.
    Will run all the automatic updates and see if any more bsods - wish me luck!
     
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Good luck:)
     


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