Random shut offs no warnings, then BSOD

By akadin
Oct 31, 2010
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  1. So I've recently built a new computer not to long ago.

    Everything was working fine for like a month and a half, absolutely no problem whatsoever. Then just recently my computer just shuts off, no warning at all. the process of it shutting starts with a black screen for probably a few seconds then afterwards it'll get a BSOD with STOP: 0x0000007E, and had to be shut off manually. At first I thought my computer was overheating, but when i checked Fanspeed and PC Wizard it was only at 32-33 degrees C. Then I checked my power supply if it fried, but it didn't seemed to be working fine considering it's still new, and i clean my case out every 2 weeks. All the fans are also working properly. Nothing is wrong with the hard drive either, I've tested it with another computer. (same goes for the RAM)
    On the blue screen i get a
    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer....

    STOP: 0x0000007E ..."
    Then I would try to restart after like a 10-20min rest then it would shut off again. sometimes it'll last for 10-20mins and sometimes it'll last for 2-4 hours. I'm not sure what's wrong.

    Computer specs
    Motherboard - Asus M4A78L-M
    CPU - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core 3.0 GHz
    Memory - 4GB DDR2
    OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
    PSU - RaidMax RX 730SS ATX Power Supply (Hybrid Series)
    Graphics Card - HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512MB Dedicated GDDR5
    Case - Rosewill Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Case (R218-P-BX)
  2. Jonathan King

    Jonathan King TS Rookie Posts: 128


    Could you please upload some info for us? At the very least, we need the memory dumps.
    I, and several others, prefer to work with a full BSOD report though. If you wouldn't mind, could you follow these directions instead?


    That collects event logs, Windows Error Reporting, driver listings, system info, and other info, as well as the minidumps. So if you choose to use this, don't bother uploading dumps.

    Zip up the output folder the jcgriff2 scripts create, and upload it to Rapidshare or a similar site.

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