Let's discus BSOD and How to fix them

By holdum323 · 9 replies
Mar 6, 2018
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  1. Hi Let's discus BSOD. If you are experiencing a BSOD, how do you go about solving it? It's not always easy to find what's causing a BSOD; but can it be that hard? Here's a place to start by Lifewire. https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-a-blue-screen-of-death-2624518
    Here's another place to start by "Who Crashed" This page gives some general and common sense suggestions on troubleshooting system crashes. It is assumed that you already have run WhoCrashed and clicked Analyze. http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed_troubleshooting
    You can also look in your event viewer and your Reliability Monitor for clues. https://www.howtogeek.com/166911/re...windows-troubleshooting-tool-you-arent-using/
    BSOD aren't easy to solve, but it can be done. Do you have a suggestion to add to this thread. I would love to hear it. https://www.howtogeek.com/163452/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-blue-screen-of-death/
    Team work is good!;)
     
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  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +453

    Hi Surely as important as this subject is for Windows users; I can get some comments from the Pros here on techspot.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,174   +4,114

    My experience with BSOD has been faulty memory modules. Some were bad modules. While others simply needed to be removed and reinstalled to fix a bad motherboard connection.
     
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  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +453

    Thanks @cliffordcooley .Great information. Thanks for your reply. Resetting the modules is a great suggestion. A good tool for testing RAM is Memtest86
    https://www.memtest86.com/technical.htm
     
  5. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +453

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  6. Rich M

    Rich M TS Booster Posts: 124   +62

    While it has nothing to do with BSOD, I have seen on at least 3 different occasions refusal to start at all on laptop...no lights etc.
    Opened ram compartment only to find dog or cat hair laying across ram strip. Simple removal and system is back so the same could be true with BSOD where dust or hair in strip could cause system failure. Easy enough to remove hair and blow out tracks with "can of air".
     
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  7. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +453

    Hi If you think you have tried everything, this might help if it's a driver causing the BSOD.
    http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed_verifier
    If you get BSOD, use "Who Crashed" to find the driver causing the BSOD.
    PS Keep the suggestions coming. Team work is good!;)
     
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  8. Rich M

    Rich M TS Booster Posts: 124   +62

    Yes great resource to use!
     
  9. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +453

    Hi Here's advise by HTG. Nuclear advice.:D
    Reinstall Windows: Resetting Windows—or performing a clean install—is the nuclear option. It will blow away your existing system software, replacing it with a fresh Windows system. If your computer continues to blue screen after this, you likely have a hardware problem.
    PS Keep the comments coming. I'm always ready to learn new things.;) You still are OK running W7, before W7 updates are not supported any longer. W7 is a great program, but W10 will rule in the future. :D
    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/windows-7/windows-7-support-end-11364081315419
     
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  10. Rich M

    Rich M TS Booster Posts: 124   +62

    Please remember a "reset" takes longer but you have the option to save your files when doing so.
     

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