Computer's crashing a lot...

By Cephas ยท 9 replies
May 31, 2007
  1. Hey, it's crashing about three times a day at unexpected and seemingly random times... also today I got a blue screen saying that there was a page falut in an unpaged area.

    Windows recovered from a serious error, data report:
    BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : BF84457B BCP3 : B7F87BEC
    BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1

    Tell me if there's anything else you need to help, and thanks.

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    How is your RAM? Have you ran memtest overnight? All your drivers up to date?
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If SNGX1275`s advice doesn`t help, go and read this thread HERE and see if it helps you to identify the culprit.

    If it doesn`t, attach 5 or 6 of your latest minidumps here.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    things to check:
    1. RAM - test with memtest 86+ for at least 7 passes
    2. PSU - check with a PSU tester tool and a multimeter
    3. drivers
    4. run crap cleaner registry repair
    5. cleanliness - blow it out with a computer duster (can of compressed air)
  5. Cephas

    Cephas TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Okay...Whats memtest and can you give me the name of the best PSU tester?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Look in the link I gave you for Memtest86+ instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Cephas

    Cephas TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Okay, I ran Memtest86+ but I didn't really know what to do... I left it running for about 15 hours thinking that there was an end... there was about 25 passes on each test but about 48 errors... something like that.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Memtest86+ will run indefinitely until you stop it.

    If Memtest86+ gives you errors, then you have faulty ram and it needs to be replaced.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. Cephas

    Cephas TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 110

    Right okay... ummm I don't actually know what RAM is, however much I love computers and... how do I replace it?
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ram is your random access memory and plugs into your mobo`s(motherboard`s)dimm slots.

    You`ll need to identify what type/speed/size of ram sticks your computer uses.

    Basically all you do is unplug the computer from the mains and open the case, make sure you`re grounded and take out the exsisting ram and replace it with the correct type/size/speed ram stick/s.

    However, if you don`t have a clue, or aren`t confident in opening your computer, I suggest you either get a friend to do it, or take it to a pc repair shop. Don`t forget to tell them that Memtest gave you errors on your ram and that your system has been crashing a lot.

    This installing ram video may be useful to your.

    Regards Howard :)
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