Windows Vista BSOD Problem

By palumpolum
Aug 17, 2011
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  1. For a while now I've been getting these Blue Screens of Death, and the errors are mostly different for each one, i'm really worried this might be more than a software problem, please help.

    Windows Vista x32bit

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Nothing definitive was cited. However, due to the fact that there are differing error codes and in light of your symptoms there is a strong chance that your issue is with bad RAM

    Therefore we want to run Memtest on your RAM.

    1. Go to 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. palumpolum

    palumpolum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran the memtest, left it running for more than needed, for around 16 hours, and it found 0 errors, it's weird because my guess was also bad RAM, but according to memtest there is nothing wrong with the RAM, any guess?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?

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