• BSODs
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C:\Windows\Minidump If there is no folder then you did not blue screen and windows might have restarted to install updates automatically.
Back from dinner. It BSOD'd for sure since I just saw it BSOD. :saddowns: 1) RAM? Maybe, but remember I did a 6 hour Memtest. 2) CPU? I got a Phenom II as an upgrade to my Athlon back in January. 3) Motherboard? Don't know how to check if it's a motherboard though. 4) HDD? Chkdsk came up fine a couple pages ago 5) GPU? Probably the drivers 6) Drivers? Only drivers I installed was the 275.33 driver for my GTS 250 and it was the first thing I installed after the Windows 7 reinstallation. I did install Chrome, MSE, Steam, and some games right after in that order.
give us whatever is in the minidump folder.
Ok give me a sec [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] How do I show you the .dmp again? [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] [url]http://www.mediafire.com/?7g4dcdag326t1hc[/url]
I think it can be something with the voltage, or something else with the hardware. Now we definately know its not OS related. Unless you installed a driver for something you shouldn't of have.
Oh also I got a MEMORY.dmp file in C: Windows but it's 300 MB. Also I can't upload it because of insufficient privileges (even though I'm administrator). [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Richard Simmons;30649466]I think it can be something with the voltage, or something else with the hardware. Now we definately know its not OS related. Unless you installed a driver for something you shouldn't of have.[/QUOTE] I did overclock my CPU from 3.2 GHz to 3.6 GHz for about a month but then the first set of BSODs came rolling in. Bringing it back to stock 3.2 GHz didn't obviously solve the BSODs :v:. I didn't touch the voltage on the RAM, but if somehow I affected the voltages how can I bring it back to stock? [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Should I try running with one stick of RAM at a time? Although my 2 2 GBS sticks are dual channel, does that mean they can't run without the other?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30649515]Oh also I got a MEMORY.dmp file in C: Windows but it's 300 MB. Also I can't upload it because of insufficient privileges (even though I'm administrator). [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] I did overclock my CPU from 3.2 GHz to 3.6 GHz for about a month but then the first set of BSODs came rolling in. Bringing it back to stock 3.2 GHz didn't obviously solve the BSODs :v:. I didn't touch the voltage on the RAM, but if somehow I affected the voltages how can I bring it back to stock? [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Should I try running with one stick of RAM at a time? Although my 2 2 GBS sticks are dual channel, does that mean they can't run without the other?[/QUOTE] you can use one stick. you wont be able to much at all but it will work. I do not do overclocking so I dont know what to tell you there.
Hmm. I'll try the one stick thing tomorrow or after you guys check out the .dmp files. Also do you want the MEMORY.dmp file? Only problem is that I don't know how to upload it because the websites say insufficient privileges and crap like that. Should I move the .dmp to the desktop or something?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30649819]Hmm. I'll try the one stick thing tomorrow or after you guys check out the .dmp files. Also do you want the MEMORY.dmp file? Only problem is that I don't know how to upload it because the websites say insufficient privileges and crap like that. Should I move the .dmp to the desktop or something?[/QUOTE] memory.dmp is worthless. the media fire thing is completely empty. move the dump files out to the desktop first before zipping them
Getting an error from trying to compress it. "File not found or no read permission"
[url]http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/[/url] run the registry entry (install) and then right click the dump files and click take ownership
"File not found or no read permission" still [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Also Jord when I Take Ownership CMD pop ups for a second and then disappears. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Is it because I don't have WinRAR or 7Zip? [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Ok I think I fixed it now (copy + pasted .dmp to Documents and just compressed that one) [url]http://www.mediafire.com/?2j9vxbpceg0z7x0[/url] Also do I just delete the .dmp after you guys get it or put it back in C: Windows?
kmode_exception_not_handled I dont know, it might be time to take it to some professionals now. Seems to be a bigger problem than software.
[QUOTE=jordguitar;30656348]kmode_exception_not_handled I dont know, it might be time to take it to some professionals now. Seems to be a bigger problem than software.[/QUOTE] Theres professionals in here, such as myself. (may not act professional, but unfortunately my career in IT doesn't allow me to do that) I think its a problem with a driver to be really honest. Or a voltage/Hardware problem elsewhere. Memtest isn't 100% accurate. But yeah, take it to a shop. Or start investigating your BIOS's advanced options.
[QUOTE=Richard Simmons;30659314]Theres professionals in here, such as myself. (may not act professional, but unfortunately my career in IT doesn't allow me to do that) I think its a problem with a driver to be really honest. Or a voltage/Hardware problem elsewhere. Memtest isn't 100% accurate. But yeah, take it to a shop. Or start investigating your BIOS's advanced options.[/QUOTE] Professionals that are not trying to fix a computer through a series of tubes :colbert:
Ok I'll start looking for shops in my area. Not Best Buy or Geek Squad right haha.
[QUOTE=jordguitar;30660569]Professionals that are not trying to fix a computer through a series of tubes :colbert:[/QUOTE] Come on, we're all technical. We know its just a giant dump truck.
Should I check my memory's voltage and stuff? I'll tell you guys what I see and won't change anything in the BIOS. Or maybe just explore the BIOS and see if anything is out of place.
These guys seem pretty good: [url]http://www.ccoh.com/[/url] Really close to my place. Also reviews seem good and judging by the customer reviews the employees are actually literate unlike Geek Squad: [url]http://www.yelp.com/biz/computer-center-of-hayward-hayward-2#query:Computer%20Store[/url]
So that store seems eligible? Also I guess an advantage to reinstalling Windows 7 is that it loads a bit faster without some of that junk I had.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30675079]So that store seems eligible? Also I guess an advantage to reinstalling Windows 7 is that it loads a bit faster without some of that junk I had.[/QUOTE] Its just like a new car. In windows case, its like a new dodge. Works great till 6 months later your entire backend falls off. [editline]24th June 2011[/editline] But yeah, thats a good depot to go to. I don't live in California (I do wish though) so I can't give you any personal views on the matter.
Ok. However I can't bring it to the shop 'till next week since I'm kind of busy this weekend. Should I try installing some Windows Updates and Drivers just to see if it works?
install SP1
From where? Windows update or do I have to search it up on Google?
[url]http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5842[/url] you want to download the correct windows6.1-KB976932
The one you chose is for Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit right?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30684971]The one you chose is for Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit right?[/QUOTE] windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
Service Pack 1 shouldn't be installed on my PC already/automatically right? Because when I booted up Windows said it was doing some configuration and big updates.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30686468]Service Pack 1 shouldn't be installed on my PC already/automatically right? Because when I booted up Windows said it was doing some configuration and big updates.[/QUOTE] Service pack one is all the updates rolled into one.
Ok it's almost done. Anything else I should do before testing out games on it for BSOD? I already got: MSE Latest drivers from nVidia website That's all I'd need for now to test my system?
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