Periodic Win 7 BSOD

  1. Hello

    I had several infections which were successfully cleaned with Techspot's help. Now I am periodically getting BSOD for various reasons.

    I know how to look at event viewer but the meaning and significance of the various errors are lost to me...

    Any assistance as to where to start would be greatly appreciated !

    Whiteknight1950
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,323   +95

    You will need to post your System specs , Plus your bsod in order for someone to help you .
  3. whiteknight1950

    whiteknight1950 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks, how do I do that.
  4. whiteknight1950

    whiteknight1950 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    I have found minidump from last crash and attached it here:

    Where are system specs? Or do I just describe them as best I can?

    Thanks

    Attached Files:

  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,323   +95

    Ok I would run a memory test. You can do this by downloading Memtest 86. Burning it to cd Then set the computer to boot from cd. Let the test run at least 7 passes. You can get memtest at http:// www. memtest86.com/ Another thing you can try is uninstalling your antvirus .Then reinstalling it. Hopefully someone else will come up with a few more suggestion to.
  6. whiteknight1950

    whiteknight1950 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks Cobalt....I don't want to buy memtest86. Are there other alternatives?

    How do I post my system specs? Was the BSOD dump file openable?

    Thanks again
  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,323   +95

    On the web site there is a version you can down load for free. Look in the the left hand side . You will see Free download, Click on that. Then get Version 4oa. Yes your bsod open fine.
  8. whiteknight1950

    whiteknight1950 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Is this sufficient? I wasnt able to work out which web site you were referring to....was it TechSpot home page and Sysspec?

    Item Details

    Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
    Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
    Memory (RAM): 2815 MB
    CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    CPU Speed: 2999.6 MHz
    Sound Card: Speakers (ASUS Xonar DX Audio D |
    Digital Output (ASUS Xonar DX A |

    Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
    Monitors: 1x; ViewSonic VX2235wm-7 |
    Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
    Network: Network Present
    Network Adapters: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    CD / DVD Drives: 2x (F: | G: | ) F: ASUS DRW-1814BLT | G: ELBY CLONEDRIVE
    Ports: COM1 LPT Port NOT Present.
    Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks: C: 87.9GB | D: 465.6GB | E: 51.8GB
    Hard Disks - Free: C: 47.8GB | D: 219.8GB | E: 48.1GB
    USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
    Manufacturer *: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Product Make *: NFORCE 680i LT SLI
    AC Power Status: OnLine
    BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 09/04/08 | Nvidia - 42302e31
    Time Zone: US Mountain Standard Time
    Battery Status: No Battery
    Motherboard *: EVGA NFORCE 680i LT SLI
    IP Address: 10.0.1.4 |
    MAC Address: 04-4B-80-80-80-04
    Host Name: MIKES-PC
    SM BIOS: 6.00 PG
  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,323   +95

    It was www. memtest86.com On this website . On the left hand side , You will see free downloads. Click on that. There you can get version 40a. If it would be easier for you you can use windows memory diagnostics. Just go to your control panel on the start menu. Once inside the control panel .Click on Administrative Tools. Scroll down the list till you come to windows memory diagnostics tool, Then click on the tool and let it run.
  10. whiteknight1950

    whiteknight1950 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Hello

    I downloaded the memtest (I think its correct version for my OS)and burned the iso image to cd....can boot and the test starts but it won't finish.....it just runs indefinitely....

    Cheers
    mike
  11. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,323   +95

    I t will run for ever. You need to run at least seven passes, If no errors show then your memory is fine.


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