Random BSOD crashes Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

By Phogeta
Jul 2, 2011
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  1. I've been getting BSOD crashes for a while now. Formatted and reinstalled windows today. Installed all updates, and its still crashed about 4 times today. I have attached the latest minidump file. do you guys think you can help? Thank you in advance.

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
  3. Phogeta

    Phogeta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    After running extensive tests on my ram, one of my sticks was bad. Luckily the others were fine. Since removing the bad stick, my computer hasn't crashed, so it seems I may be good. Thank you for all of your help, Route44.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    You're welcome and let us know if you have any further problems.


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