Random BSOD on new computer

By GFindley ยท 7 replies
Jul 26, 2008
  1. Hello, this is my first posting. I just helped a friend build a new computer.
    It has an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard, E8400 dual core pentium, 4 gigs of corsair xms2 ram (800 mhz), dual geforce 9800 GTX video cards, a 750 gb hard drive, and a 700 watt OCZ power supply, and a zalman for the cpu.

    He got vista ultimate and which is the first and only os inbstalled on this machine, and we have been getting a lot of random BSOD since its been running and its driving me nutzzzzz.

    I am attaching all of the minidumps from the last couple of days in one big zip. Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank You.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You need to have the file Minidump.z01 to continue extracting

    Could my end though, I've been having some issues with zips

    Anyway pls have a look at this
  3. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    I'll confirm kimsland it isn't your end that is the problem it seems he's put a Zip folder inside a Zip folder. I use Winrar to open them.

    Try posting the MiniDumps as separate attachments instead of in Zip folders.
  4. GFindley

    GFindley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used powerarchiver to zip a 7-zip file so i could get the stupid thing under 100kb for the forum. Here they are again though as just zips. Thanks again for any help.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I sparatically went through the 26 Minidumps (by the way, I should have mentioned 5 is the normal max limit!)

    Anyway, I got many different bugchecks analysis reports
    On different Files and and errors. Including memory fault

    BugCheck 1A: ntkrnlmp.exe
    BugCheck 50: win32k.sys
    BugCheck 3B: hardware
    BugCheck 24: Ntfs.sys
    BugCheck 50: ntkrnlmp.exe
    BugCheck 3B: ntkrnlmp.exe
    And the list just kept going with more

    This is most likely to do with one of 3 things:

    Ram faulty: Run Memtest for 7 passes (or approx 4hrs) replace if faulty
    Drivers: Go to your computers (or M/b, including addon cards) manufacture's site, and update all your drivers
    Software: Like Norton or Alcohol120 or any other virtual drive creating S/w
    I'd suggest you remove any software like this.
  6. GFindley

    GFindley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran memtest 86 and with all four sticks it had 87 errors in about 42 hours. I continues to run it till about 70 hours and didnt get any more errors.

    Then i ran two more tests for 10 hours each.First, 2 sticks in slots 1 and 3 and then the other 2 sticks in slots 2 and 4 with no errors???

    i dont get it.

    Any ideas, is it the mobo, do u think?

    Also, im still getting random BSOD so i ran memtest again and got 8 errors within 17 minutes with 4 sticks in it again...

    This is weird...
  7. GFindley

    GFindley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im still getting random BSOD so i ran memtest again and got 8 errors within 17 minutes...

    This is weird...
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Re-seat the RAM. If the errors point to specific sticks all the time, remove those (if only 1, remove the pair for those slots). Test again.
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