Computer is crashing with everything

By seriouswhale
Aug 3, 2011
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  1. As i have stated above, my computer keeps crashing! No matter whether im playing a game, such as starcraft 2 or even watching a movie. If i try to play a flash game on a website the adobe plugin crashes. I really need help, my computer goes to a blue screen for an instant then auto reboots. It just recently started happening and i would really appreciate some help!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    In light of your reported symptoms we want you 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. seriouswhale

    seriouswhale TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the response, but before i heard from you i tried a system restore and it has yet to crash, im not sure what the problem was, but it seems like its fixed now. Anyways if my computer does crash i will try these things and get back to you ASAP
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Then it was probably due to a driver. Try to think of any updates you might have done or software installed just before these issues occurred.

    Thanks for getting back to us and nice work on your part. :)

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