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Random BSODs every 3-4 days..

By BlackAzrael
Jan 18, 2010
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

  2. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Okay i took a look at this....and seriously i'm not really confortable trying this. I'm a bit scared that something could happen to my computer....or me :S
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    LOL! I understand. It looks overwhelming at first (I know I felt that way) but it really isn't hard -- and, believe it or not, fun.

    Is there a PC repair shop that could test it for you?
     
  4. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Yeah there is like 2 shops around here. At the same time i don't really want that to cost money. i had the idea of taking my computer in class. Because, i am doing a course to be a future tech :p
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Perhaps someone there has a multimeter and they could test your PSU as well as showing you how to use one.
     
  6. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    yeah i think i'll do that. there is one of my friend that told me he knows how to do that tough. So i'll go for one of them and tell you how it goes.
     
  7. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Okay, i didn't test my power supply but since i have the version 185 of nvidia graphics drivers on xp, it never froze again. And i also finally got my RAM replacement from Corsair.

    So yeah, hopefully it continues to go fine.
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    How long has stability been? You've been at this since January 10. I think you'll get an endurance award there BlackAzrael. :)
     
  9. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Ever since i last posted. So for more than 2 weeks i guess.
     
  10. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Alright i think that now everything is fine as far as BSODs and freezes are concerned.

    I'm only having a little problem with windows live messenger now tough. It's like constantly disconnecting but only on windows 7 not on my windows xp. I even tried version 8.5 instead of the most recent one and it's still doing it, a lot less often but still, it gets annoying.

    What's even weirder is that it does that on my mom's computer and she's on windows xp. So i'm wondering why it does that on my mom's xp computer but not on mine (only on windows 7).

    So yeah, i know it's a change of subject but do you have any idea for fixing it?
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    I myself would not be able to help you with this as I have no working knowledge on how to resolve it. I suggest making a new post under the Windows OS forum because your new issue appears to be more geared for that forumm.

    By the way, glad everything is worked out now. It was a long road but you did it. :)
     
     
  12. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Godammit! I just got another one :mad:
    And this time it was before the login screen which is really odd.

    I have a dump file but it's like 198mb and i don't know why.

    EDIT : Nevermind lol. Here it is.
     

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  13. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Bump anyone....plus it froze again goddamit.
     
  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    The error code is 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware (and are good indicators of corruted memory) but sometimes they can be caused by drivers.

    Unfortunantly this dump only cited a Windows OS driver and these are usually too general to be of much help.
     
  15. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    That really sucks, because i changed the RAM. It worked fine for a while but now it seems to be happenning again....And yeah it froze a few minutes ago and i don't know why. But it froze while i was on firefox. It only froze in games before....so i'm really lost and desperate......I hope you can help me still...
     
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Games sounds like a video card issue and probably drivers.

    Firefox has been have serious issues lately even with their newest release.
     
  17. BlackAzrael

    BlackAzrael TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I don't know about this really....but i think i will just try with another video card for a while. One of my friends probably have a spare one.
     
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