Weird multi-system BSOD

By agunslinger
Apr 10, 2012
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  1. Have a bunch of Dell Dimensioin 8300's we purchased. Been putting the same image on them for past year. All of a sudden that image is throwing some BSOD. Throws them pretty quick, wihtin 30 minutes.

    Ok, no big deal, something slightly different in the hard ware in one of the batches from Dell that the image doesnt like. So I reformat a drive, install a clean new copy of Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit.

    Let it sit for few hours after clean install. No BSOD.

    I install each missing device manager missing component, and let it sit for a few hours.
    Chipset controller 1: No BSOD after 3 hours
    Chipset controller 2: No BSOD after 3 hours
    Broadcom Net xTreme NIC contorller: BSOD after 10 minutes.

    This is the recommended NIC driver for this machine from Dell.

    Can someone look at this dmp file and see if it is really NIC-related?

    Forum wouldnt let me upload the dump file (over 200kb) and I cant post a link because Im new here and have to have 5 posts (frustrating!). Would be happy to email it to someone.

    And I wouldnt mind learnign to interpret a BSOD myself if there are some simple tutorials.

    Many thanks!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,674   +152

    You need to Zip the minidump files. Use the built-in ZIP function in Windows


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