Periodic Win 7 BSOD

whiteknight1950

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Hello

I had several infections which were successfully cleaned with Techspot's help. Now I am periodically getting BSOD for various reasons.

I know how to look at event viewer but the meaning and significance of the various errors are lost to me...

Any assistance as to where to start would be greatly appreciated !

Whiteknight1950
 

Cobalt006

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Ok I would run a memory test. You can do this by downloading Memtest 86. Burning it to cd Then set the computer to boot from cd. Let the test run at least 7 passes. You can get memtest at http:// www. memtest86.com/ Another thing you can try is uninstalling your antvirus .Then reinstalling it. Hopefully someone else will come up with a few more suggestion to.
 

whiteknight1950

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Thanks Cobalt....I don't want to buy memtest86. Are there other alternatives?

How do I post my system specs? Was the BSOD dump file openable?

Thanks again
 

Cobalt006

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On the web site there is a version you can down load for free. Look in the the left hand side . You will see Free download, Click on that. Then get Version 4oa. Yes your bsod open fine.
 

whiteknight1950

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Is this sufficient? I wasnt able to work out which web site you were referring to....was it TechSpot home page and Sysspec?

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Cobalt006

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It was www. memtest86.com On this website . On the left hand side , You will see free downloads. Click on that. There you can get version 40a. If it would be easier for you you can use windows memory diagnostics. Just go to your control panel on the start menu. Once inside the control panel .Click on Administrative Tools. Scroll down the list till you come to windows memory diagnostics tool, Then click on the tool and let it run.
 

whiteknight1950

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Hello

I downloaded the memtest (I think its correct version for my OS)and burned the iso image to cd....can boot and the test starts but it won't finish.....it just runs indefinitely....

Cheers
mike
 

Cobalt006

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I t will run for ever. You need to run at least seven passes, If no errors show then your memory is fine.