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BSOD after PC tower was hit

Q: BSOD after PC tower was hit

Hey I have recently ran into a problem with my computer a few days ago while moving furniture my couch fell and PC hit tower was after BSOD hit into my PC case no damage was done to the case but BSOD after PC tower was hit I have been having a few problems since The PC was running as it was hit the PC remained on and I was able to use it normally I booted my PC up the next morning and was told that windows was unable to load correctly and to either launch into repair mode or start normally I tried repair mode and it finished but after rebooting again I received the message again Occasionally while trying to boot up I would see a very quick flash of a Blue Screen but it was not in my mini dump folder After hearing that the hit to my PC may have caused damage to my SSD i decided to get it checked out after having the SSD checked out at a PC Repair Shop I was told that the SSD was fine but he believed that the cause of the BSOD was a half installed Windows update My PC was fine again for about a day but then I got another BSOD this morning luckily this one has appeared in the minidump folder so hopefully someone will be able to shed a little light on what may be causing this So far I have not received the quot Windows was unable start quot message since getting my PC looked at by the Repair Shop I have attached the zip from SF Diagnostic Tool Thanks in advanced prizna

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A: BSOD after PC tower was hit

SSD is take no damage from the vibrations like HDD does. However the driver causing the BSOD is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. You might wanna remove that.

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A:My tower Power button will not work

You could have a defective power switch on the PC case. Test this by using the reset switch as a temporary power switch. The power switch and the reset switch are the same for practical purposes except, of course, the size of the button (on most cases). If the reset switch works and is able to start the PC, then you know the power switch is defective.
 

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.
 

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A:GPU Temps and Tower Fans

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A:Keeping dust out of a tower

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A:Wi-Fi-enabled tower?

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A:Laptop Wi-Fi good connection but not tower?

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A:To scavenge my old tower or not?

Somewhere there is a young and budding computer tech who would love to have that, and improve upon it, if the price is right.

Otherwise, it is always helpful to have a computer in reserve for when things do not go right. on the new one.
 

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A:Sony Vaio VGN-FS515b doesn't start after BSOD

The motherboards bios is corrupt. You may be able to correct this if you can pull the CMOS battery and reconnect it. Otherwise the motherboard will have to be replaced
 

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A:Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it

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A:Compatible RAM for Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard (BSOD)

Your RAM isn't on Asus' memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)-but that isn't to say that it's not supported.
Having your power supply checked might be an option if your graphics card seems to run slow or you are getting fluctuating performance.
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Set RAS# to CAS# Delay to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Precharge to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Active time to 21 DRAM Clocks
leave the rest of the timings on Auto for now and move down the page until you get to..
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Hit F10 to save and exit
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** If you cannot load Windows then get back to the BIOS and revert settings by choosing Restore Defaults, F10 to save and exit. The likely cause will be insufficient MCH (Northbridge) voltage.
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Hit F10 to save and exit
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Return to your BIOS, change the boot order back to Harddrive (I assume)
Take the CD out of the drive
F10 to save and exit -congratulations your RAM is stable. The next step would be to stress test the CPU/RAM fo test for stability- but one thing at a time

If the test throws up errors then note the Number of the test and the error code- the test will continue if the errors are not to great. If the testing serquence stops then stop the test, reboot, change boot order, remove cd and F10.
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A:PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

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I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. At the moment, I have no OS running, as I am trying to reformat my computer. In doing so, I received the BSOD message: partmgr.sys - Address F87C04AB base at F87BE000.

Do I need a new hard drive?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

KJA6
 

A:BSOD message: partmgr.sys

What Windows CD version are you using to boot with and did you set the CD as the first boot device? I could be wrong but maybe you aren't booting correctly.
 

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A:Help with nv4_disp infinite loop BSOD

First of all you have to make sure that the 667 memory and the nvidia driver is compatible with your Dell laptops model, and you should use the Nvidia video and chipset driver from Dell and not from the nvidia site. You can up the shared video memory to 256MB maximum
 

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Here you go:
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though I believe the Prolimatech Megahelms often outperforms it, and it is the same price:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8...A_775_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3_SPECIAL_PRICE_HOT.html
 

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my system:

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gtx285
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my problem:

i have run my system for about a year with q6600 cpu with no problems with this mobo,memory,graphic card.

yesterday i have changed my cpu to qx9650 with the intel stock cpu fan. when i play games after 20 minutes i get bsod and the system reboot even in regular use on desktop.

the cpu temp in idele is about 27 deg. (not seems beacuse overhit)

on bios everythind on standart/auto (no o.c).

i upgrade my bios revision.

the bsod is "not less or equel" something:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1037

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000010000002
BCP2: 000000000000000C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF800020BCAC1
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


thanx 4 any help.
 

A:Bsod after replacing cpu

look on the box the CPU came in, or run CPU-z and see what the revision is. If it is an E0 you need BIOS F8D beta to run that CPU. At least that is what Gigabyte is showing for that CPU on the GA-X48-DQ6 mobo. I couldn't find a GA-X48-TDQ6 mobo listed on their site. Typo or wrong region possibly? Also check windows updates. There may be something for that CPU, or maybe you need more than SP1 on your OS? Your BSOD screen by the way is referencing a failure to read paged memory.
 

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A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

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Your video card may be over heating
 

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you might want to post this in operating system and software.
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A:Panasonic CF-48 E Portcls.sys BSOD

Try here:
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A:BSOD and can hardly log in

Memory or failing hard drive... You may have to take it in for service. What kind of scan, memory?
 

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Please advise.
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A:BSOD on XP SP3

What hardware or software did you install just prior to getting bsods?

Your current minidump shows "Stop 0xBE"

Which indicates that a driver attempted to write to read-only memory.

Possible Resolutions:




? A Stop 0xBE message might occur after installing a faulty device driver, system service, or firmware. If a Stop message lists a driver by name, disable, remove, or roll back the driver to correct the problem. If disabling or removing drivers resolves the issues, contact the manufacturer about a possible update. Using updated software is especially important for multimedia applications, antivirus scanners, DVD playback, and CD mastering tools.Click to expand...

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Avira ... http://www.techspot.com/downloads/41-antivir-personal-edition.html
or Avast ... http://www.techspot.com/downloads/223-avast-home-edition.html

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I was using my laptop and there were updates. So I installed them before shutting down... but after I checked up on it again, there was a BSOD. The error was Stop Error 000000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Somebody help me please. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747.

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Re: 0x50 errors



Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause Stop 0x50 messages.

Possible Resolutions:

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Can you boot to safe mode? (f8 after power up - and after bios password if enabled).
From safe mode, right click on my computer, click on properties, click on "hardware" tab, click on "device manager" button.
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See here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

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The parity check error is a likely pointer to defective (or poorly seated) memory,
Please run memtest... See this tutorial... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

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Please also include some of your minidumps as attachments to your next post.
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A:BSOD - possible graphics problem?

ialmdev5.dll is an intel chipset driver. Go to HP's support site under your computers model and download and install the Intel Chipset drivers
 

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Does this really matter? If everthing else works ok...
 

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DATE STAMP 4851C198
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Other specs: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 @2.26Ghz with Intel Turbo Memory (2GB)
Cache Memory L2 Cache 3MB
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HD 160GB 7200 rpm
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A:Help with BSOD

Read: All about Minidumps and diagnosing them

Please check: Start-> Run-> C:\Windows\Minidump
For any Minidumps to Attach
 

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Got BSOD with xcfe.sys address 93606F02 base at 93605000 datestamp 4899d276.

I am currently not able to get computer to post at all no other issues before hand

7750 Kuma
780g FullHD ASROCK
4670 Radeon
4GB (2X2GB) OCZ Ram
Vista Ultimate
 

A:Xcfe.sys BSOD

No idea what that is. Is the CPU fan running and can you hear the hard drive spinning? Remove all peripherals inside the computer (if it's not a laptop) then put them in one at a time, turning off the computer before installing the next peripheral, then on again etc. If the computer works without one of the devices then you found the culprit. Do the same with the RAM if you have more than one module. Could be a number of things. Also test the power supply with a multimeter or power supply tester. Let us know?!
 

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Hi I got a new Inspiron laptop just a couple of days ago Its a T C D Ghz processor intel chipset with integrated graphics gb ram I had to reinstall vista after it went into Multiple BSOD a continuous loop - configuring updates shutting down confiiguring updates - after some windows updates None of the windows startup repair options worked Now after the reintall I am getting a lot of BSODs errors shown are IRQL Multiple BSOD NOT LESS OR EQUAL MEMORY MANAGEMENT REGISTRY ERROR and PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA most common being memory mgmt chkdsk shows no errors the memory test in the startup repair shows hardware errors with a msg that I need to contact the manufacturer Have updated all drivers and the bios but all that has changed is that the number of bsod instances have reduced from per hr to or Also in several instances the BSOD is preceded by services such as RPC Bluetooth wireless shutting down with the event viewer showing registry is corrupted Not sure what the problem is though have a feeling its something to do with a faulty RAM nbsp

A:Multiple BSOD

If you want to test your RAM use memtest:

1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version. It is free and perfectly safe.

2. Burn to a CD.

3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.

4. Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

5. If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

6. Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don?t need to run the test any further on that stick.
 

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Im working on my friends computer and it keeps crashing Specs MSI MS- Ver Intel Celeron Ghz MB Kingston PC New nVidia GeForce Mb AGP x GB Hitachi Hard Drive Sony DVD CD Burner watt Thermaltake PSU At first the on-board VGA stopped working I replaced it with a even reformat BSOD after Random AGP card and it worked fine for a month before it started having problems The original of the original ram sticks in bank stopped working Kept getting random BSOD s so I tossed the old Random BSOD even after reformat ram and left in the new Kingston stick Installed the new stick and it still BSOD s randomly They were very random but I got one written down x E xC x xB x IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL I thought Ram So I ran the stick on both DIMM slots with memtest multiple times and it found NO errors CPU temp oC at idle Random BSOD even after reformat cleaned heatsink applied AS still BSOD Next I broke the system down to the basics PSU CPU RAM Video card HD CD drive STILL BSOD Next I swapped out the PSU still BSOD Test hard drive with HDAT Hitachi drive fitness passed Reformat HD and reinstall Xp Pro not loading any Mobo drivers still BSOD Installed Mobo drivers minus nVidia drivers still BSOD Removed front panel USB connectors Swapped HD full format reinstall OS still BSOD Swapped Video card still BSOD BIOS is up to date only add-in card is the Video card I am at a loss spending wayy too much time on this thing Any help would be appreciated I know mini-dump files would be some help but I just re-formatted the HD again and havent reloaded the OS yet and im beat for now The only things I havent crossed out are the CPU and Mobo Are there any DOS based programs that I can use to test it The only boot disk I have ATM is Hirens Im guessing the Mobo may have crapped out especially since the on-board Video broke The on-board LAN works intermittently The system was built by another dude two years ago I dont see any damge on the Mobo Please help Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Random BSOD even after reformat

Sounds like the Chipset is knackered to be honest, it seems to be having problems across the entire spectrum, so I'd say it's the motherboard.
 

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A:BSOD new i7 GTX260 MSI Pro help

hi wolf

Please upload your minidumps so we can have them analysed.

Spyder_1386
 

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I keep getting BSODs with either DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA.

Ive have attached two of the latest minidumps
 

A:BSOD - PAGE_FAULT and DRIVER_IRQL

System specs including OS & SP would help. I am looking at a dump right now, assuming XP sp3
Your error on the second dump was 0x50 ...
But the Widbg report points to Vista... so you are not running XP...
I suspect this information is still valid.

This kind of error is usually associated with a memory problem.
Download Memtest86+ from www.memtest.org
Let it run for at least seven passes and see what it comes up with.
There are 8 tests per pass, and it will take a while...
If you start getting errors, you can stop, and remove one stick ... test the sticks one at a time to isolate the issue.
If your memory comes up clean, we can explore other options, but this is the likely place to start.

From MS



These errors may be caused by one or more of the following:

* Hardware failure (memory, processor, or motherboard).
* Anti-virus software that is running on your computer.
* Drivers installed by third-party software.

RESOLUTION
To resolve these behaviors, perform one or more of the following: Replace the f...
To resolve these behaviors, perform one or more of the following:

* Replace the faulty hardware. You may be able to determine the faulty hardware by running diagnostics provided by the manufacturer. Please contact the hardware manufacturer for more information.
* Disable any anti-virus software that is running on your computer. If the STOP errors no longer occur, contact the anti-virus software manufacturer about a possible upgrade.
* Disable any third-party drivers that may be running. If the STOP errors no longer occur, contact the third-party manufacturer about a possible upgrade.Click to expand...

Your first dump showed a different error.... 0xD1 error and these are almost always caused by faulty drivers/buggy software.
the analysis points to ntoskrnl.exe which is too general to help. In another case, video drivers were at issue...

Questions...
Are your video drivers updated?
Did your issues begin after starting some new activity? (like a new Game perhaps?)
Since both errors (0x50 and 0xD1) can point at drivers, this might be the place to start.
 

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A:PC wont boot after BSOD

"I have to manually flash the BIOS"...

Do you actually mean "reset" the bios?

Does the computer keep the correct time when it is running? The CMOS battery may be dead or the motherboard is defective
 

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hi all Recently i have been having problems with my geforce gt agp video card In games mostly ut k after a while the computer will freeze for about seconds then crash with a bsod saying that my video bsod loop 6600gt with Infinite driver was caught in an Infinite loop bsod with 6600gt infinite loop I am using driver version These drivers use to work perfectly with this card I have been using them for months and had no problems until recently I heard that these are the best drivers for this card I tried reinstalling the video drivers which worked for about an hour but then it crashed again After uninstalling the drivers i made sure every trace of the old install was gone by using driver cleaner pro so the drivers shouldn t be corrupt or conflicting with something Ive also tried other driver versions but they had the same issues The card does not seem to be overheating At the time it crashed the temp measured degrees Could this be an issue with my video card Could it have something wrong with it Or am i overlooking something here Thanks Nissanman nbsp

A:Infinite loop bsod with 6600gt

If you've already tried Driver Cleaner Pro, perhaps giving Driver Sweeper a try might produce better results. It's a very similar program, but I've used it many times and I've found, on some occasions, it to work a little better than Cleaner. Have you recently patched the game or downloaded any additional content for it. Have you tried reinstalling the game? 66 degrees is a little toasty, but it shouldn't crash the card unless the thermal is starting to lose its heat dissipation. You could always reapply some thermal compound, like Arctic Silver, to the core and see what happens. If you have the fan running at stock speeds, you can download RivaTuner to adjust it during games. Usually, a game will start to lag a bit, there may be some artifacts, and then it will quit if the video card is overheating. A BSOD is usually the product of misconfigured or incompatible software (i.e. the display driver). In your case, it's the configuration.
 

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I have a problem with a pretty old sistem: spontaneous restarts and BSODs.
I formatted and reinstalled the OS,
I tested the RAM with MEMTEST86(no problem),
I tested the HARD DISK(no problem),
I changed the IDE cable,
I changed the power supply(500w),
I changed the Video and the problem persists.

my sistem :
- amd sempron 1800+
- 512 MB RAM pc3200
- asus a7n8x
- nvidia nforce fx5200
- dvdrw teac
- hdd western digital 200gb

I forgot to mention that sometimes i receive the message :"Warning!cpu overspeed!" when BIOS performs the "system inventory" and sometimes my cpu figures "1150Mhz", altough sometimes my cpu figures "1800+".

I hope you can help me with some advices.Sorry for my bad english.
 

A:Bsod, restarts - please help

Your motherboard is old. It might have some bulging capacitors around the CPU. Be prepared to buy a new motherboard, CPU, video card and memory... Or save for an entirely new computer
 

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A:Can't get CPU past 3ghz without bsod after windows loading screen

You might be able to get to higher speeds by pushing the CPU voltage, but that would make it run hotter. Core temperature scales in a linear fashion as core speed in MHz is increased, but core temperature scales geometrically when voltage is increased. In addition to higher temps, voltage increases reduce the life of the CPU. So basically I'm saying bump the voltage (at your own risk).

Make sure you're not FSB or memory limited by putting the CPU multiplier as high as it goes and the memory at the lowest possible speed. Put memory voltage to ~2.1v. I don't remember much about overclocking AMDs besides that basic kind of stuff.

According to The Overclocking World Record Database, the world record for Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor core is 4151.4 MHz with a 1.68v core voltage. Setting your CPU to this sort of voltage is likely dangerous, but I'm just throwing that out there for you to show that 3 GHz is not the limit of these CPUs. Your particular chip might not clock any higher though so don't get excited
 

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Here s my problem a couple of weeks ago I started getting the BSOD with the most frequent message of quot Beginning physical memory dump quot Eventually I formatted and reinstalled windows still no success I ve updated drivers added registry scanners But no matter what (BSOD) Assistance appreciated I do the system gets worse I thought maybe it was because of a conflict with something I got from windows update But I m not tech savvy enough to diagnose and fix it I ve attached my PC stats from everest and I ve zipped and attached my minidumps If anyone could help me fix this it would make my day Also here are the logs from my event viewer I only have the ones since I reformatted Please let me know if you need more (BSOD) Assistance appreciated info EDIT Okay there is a forum for BSOD errors any chance a mod could move this thread I tried reloading the winzip (BSOD) Assistance appreciated file for some reason its not going through nbsp

A:(BSOD) Assistance appreciated

Sounds like unstable hardware, probably a power supply issue. Do you have another power supply that you can try?
 

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Just bought a new pc and a seperate copy of windows vista ultimate. I inserted the disk and I got to the screen that said "loading windows files" then after this it went black for a second the blue screen of death appeared.The first part of the error code was 0.0000007F and the rest were 0's. Anybody had this or know what it could mean? Here are the build

G31-M7 TE motherboard
intel quad-core 6600 processor
4GB ram
geforce 9800GT
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A:BSOD on boot installing vista on new pc

When I read your issue I thought to myself, "That sounds like a memory issue." Here is the code and definition:

0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept). Hardware failures are the most common cause and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

Try this: Take out one stick of RAM at a time and try to load it. Any BSODs?

Do this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html The good thing about this test is it engages almost immediately as you boot-up.

It could be your harddrive as well.
 

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I get this BSOD

BCCode : 1000007e BCP1 : C000001D BCP2 : B941DF72 BCP3 : B404EBE0
BCP4 : B404E8DC OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1

I downloaded new drivers, disable specs on the CPU (e8500) as recommended, but 3d game crash out regularly after about 30 mins or so.

Asus p5n-d is a bit of a dodgy MOBO but I tried everything that has been recommended including bios flashes, memory check, cpu heat checks and rectifying the correct nforce 750i drivers...latest windows updates...etc...

What is the crash? hardware or software? I have a Proline 500w psu and also run a single xfx geforce 9800gt, Intel core 2 duo e8500 wolfdale, Kingston ddr2 667 mem, 200 gig sata seagate hardrive and a cathode ray 17" monitor.

any clues ideas, other than a sledge hammer. Your help will be appreciated.
 

A:BSOD BCCode : 1000007e random crashes from what?

0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

A system thread generated an exception which the error handler did not catch. There are numerous individual causes for this problem, including hardware incompatibility, a faulty device driver or system service, or some software issues. Check Event Viewer (EventVwr.msc) for additional information.

As you can tell the causes of this error are very diverse which makes it a difficult one, sometimes, to pin down. For clarification, are your BSODs only while doing 3d gaming? What about video card heat checks?
 

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A:No hard drives after BSOD - help

Reset the motherboard's bios...
 

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A:Diamond ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP BSOD

I almost forgot; I keep getting a message saying that some of my registry data had to be recovered from a backup copy, and that the recovery was successful.
 

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A:Crash reboot and BSOD with Nvidia 9800 GX2 1GB

*update* fixed!

*UPDATE* FIXED!
I started it up today(in safe mode), and in my frustration with not being able to uninstall the nvidia apps, i just deleted all the nvidia folders in my programs. then when i started up in normal mode it was stable. I was able to finish officially uninstalling the rest of the nvidia components and then i did a full reinstall of the drivers and software. so far so good! Thanks for your ideas!
-Nate
 

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Hey, first-timer here.

Overnight my laptop was left to update itself as usuall, but when I got to it this morning I found it repeatedly flashing a BSOD with the error:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

I have attempted countless boots into safe mode, all throw the same BSOD at me.
My machine is an HP Pavillion ze4900 model laptop running WinXP Home (well.. was).

I've tried a some "common remedies" but none seems to be effective at all..
Does anyone have an idea on how to recover from this, or is my laptop to hence-forth be known as a brick.

(If any solutions involve removing the HDD, you will need to explain in detail as I have not seen anything obvious on the underside)

Many thanks!
 

A:BSOD - Unmountable_Boot_volume

Please run CheckDisk from your Windows XP Home CD
Info here ("From Boot Up") http://www.techspot.com/vb/post694184-133.html
 

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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

****STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x9D3AA47F)

*ha20x22k.sys address stamp 9D3AA47F

The sound card is a Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty. I do not believe the card itself is to blame for I am running the latest drivers and it works fine under Windows 7. Any help with this would be extremely appreciated. I've attached the corresponding minidump. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Sound Driver Causing BSOD - STOP info & minidump

Long shot but try this:

Rename: c:\windows\system32\adi_oal.dll to adi_oal.OLD
Also disable any onboard sound in Bios Setup

Please let me know if it fixed the fault
 

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A:Computer quit with BSOD

Hi gilloz,

Have you tried disconnecting all externals except keyboard, mouse and monitor?

Cheers,

Taff.
 

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Well my system specs are in my profile but I'll put them here for simplicity sake as well.
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Q6600 @ 3.0 Vcore 1.20v
2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator RAM @ 1066
2 x 8800GT stock
Razer Barracuda AC-1
750watt Corsair PSU
3 HDDs and DVD drive

Okay before you go and say its my overclocked CPU its been oced for months now and the problem has only recently just started. It usually happens when I'm playing a game of some sort but at random times, I played CSS for a good 3 hours then it reboot, other time less than an hour. It has happened most recently when I booted up FEAR 2 and I was was tweaking the games settings, after I had it setup just right and clicked New Game, system reboots. Any thoughts?
 

A:System Reboots but no BSOD or Error message

Is the video card overheating? Open the case and make sure that all the fans (including video fan) are clean and working properly. I'll try overclocking my Q6600 when I install my new motherboard next week
 

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A:Need help. Tower won't boot up

Your eMachines is one of those with the infamous failing motherboard. The motherboard failure eventually causes the power supply to fail, and your symptoms are simlar to what we have seen a great number of times... well over 125 times, and we have a lot of failed eMachines in our barn awaiting resolution. Your hard drive, memory, cpu and heatsink are likely still good, and you can rescue the data. But it is possible your motherboard will not work properly again. You might borrow a power supply to test, but I would not waste money on one.
eMachines wants $179 plus shipping for the board, plus $75 for the power supply.

It could also be something as simple as a bad hard drive, and a replacement for $50 or $60 from Newegg, Directron, TigerDirect, Outpost, or ZipZoomfly will take care of it. You can probably still recover the data off the old drive by placing it in an external USB enclosure. Borrow or buy, you can always use another hard drive.
 

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A:HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

Try installing a new power supply before you give up
 

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A:2 PSUs in one tower?

I've never heard of that being done. I don't know where you would get the room. I would recommend that you get a new Psu with greater wattage.
 

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A:New GTX 280 bsod + freezing

first i would make sure the video card is getting enough power do you know how many amps you have on your 12v rail? also the card is pre overclocked you can get something like evga precision and take the clocks back to normal and see if that helps, but in my opinion it isnt getting enough power.
 

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And yes, I have googled it.

The bsod's occur only when I play GTA IV.

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A:Suffering bsod's

Try re-installing DirectX...
 

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A:AMD Sempron +3000 BSOD after OC

What is the make, type and model number of the systems memory?
 

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A:BSOD on cold boot (Acer Aspire 5022)

Can be signs of a faulty internal HardDrive (make sure that you always complete all backups)

Please try this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:

? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
? (tick) To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box.
? To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:




The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click to expand...

Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.

--------------------------

After that, you could do a Drive Diagnostics too
 

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A:BSOD error or weird unusual problem

Please run Memtest on your Ram

I'd say it's either your computer's ram
Or the Video card
 

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A:I can't solve 0x0000008E, BSOD

All Minidumps point to: sysmgr.exe (W32.Spybot.Worm)

Here's a removal tool (Download; disconnect from Network; close all programs, and run)
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FixDavs.exe

Then proceed to:
UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
 

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A:XFX 8200 Mobo & Ultra E Torque ATX Mid Tower Case

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i've atttached my minidump files and would be most grateful if someone out there could look at them and decipher what clues they contain?

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ntfs.sys 0x24
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A:Bsod minidump files

just had another bsod, this time memory management 0x01a

this is a self build system so i cant even complain to anybody apart from myself!!

the only thing i havent added to my system spec is the psu (antec signature 850w)
 

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My hard drives are SATA's and roughly 4 or 5 years old.

This is one of the stop errors I've gotten:

0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x868E1D90, 0x868E1EDC, 0x8244400)

wanted second opinions on this error, trying to rule out the processor.

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A:BSOD Stop Error: 0x000000F4

Could you upload some MiniDumps it can help to solve the Problem.

Also how long did you run Memtest86 for?

Orthos is basically the same as Prime95,
What Test or Tests did you run on that?

Small FFT's should be run for testing the Processor, thats assuming that Orthos is similar to Prime95.
 

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A:BSOD - Randomly restarts

Turn off Automatic restarts in System, Advanced. See if you get a Blue Screen with an error code displayed. Tell us what this code is. What are you doing when the error happens?
 

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A:Help with minidump files n BSOD

Inside the 3 Minidumps:




BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 81e7d34f, 9ab41ac4, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe
PROCESS_NAME: audiodg.exe

BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys
PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe

BugCheck 1000007F, {8, 878500c0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe
PROCESS_NAME: LimeWire.exeClick to expand...

Hmm, that last one is a concern
Limewire is a filesharing program, that is notorious for downloading Virus\Malware


Have a look at:

Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
 

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I don't know what to post, but here's what i found in the event viewer.

Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000060, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f77e26e2.

system: intel p35 neo2 mobo
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These have only occured while playing a game, so far.

**I ran a memtest and it came back with errors.
 

A:BSOD - random, every week or so

Evankstudent said:





**I ran a memtest and it came back with errors.Click to expand...

As per the Memtest guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post653029-21.html
Please replace your Ram
 

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A:Troubleshoot Non-Stop BSOD

Instead of "hosting" them on your website, please zip a few up and attach them here (200kb limit)
 

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BUT the issue here is, If i put BOTH in (in same slots which HAVE been tested) that i can boot up into safe mode and do anything there but in normal mode it just blurts out the BSOD!

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A:Very weird BSOD issue... Ram related

You are clear as mud!

2 sticks = fail
1 stick = fail
1 stick = ok
replace the bad stick

Or are you actually saying the slot is bad, not the ram.
 

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A:BSOD ati3duag.dll hd3650 AGP

Did this happen before you updated to SP3?

It is known that computers with AMD processors updating to Windows XP SP3 have problems with the new Service Pack, you have to install some fix before you update to SP3.

If you had problems before the SP3 update then follow this.

0x8E errors are almost always Hardware errors run Memtest86.
Instructions
Download the pre-built ISO of Memtest86 (Link Below) burn it to a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) and then boot off the CD and start the test going for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 passes) or Overnight which would be better.
EDIT : Forgot to post links
Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
 

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A:Vista 64-bit random BSOD and freeze Memory dump help

64bit bit operating systems are not commonly used, and as such have poor driver support. Few people here on TS (I would assume) use a 64 bit OS. I suggest finding a better driver as from what I have read, this seems to be the root of most 64 bit OS problems.

BTW- M$ requires are 64 bit drivers to be certified.
 

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Q: Bsod

hi sorry if this has been answered loads of times before but cant really understand most of the solutions other people are coming up with duh Basically I recently started getting bsod on certain games i e WOW stalker and just recently spore interestingly enough spore will let me play untill second level then re-boots i canplay Bsod crysis on low settings and i mean low and farcry on full settings no probs I recieved the usual message of stop x f x d Bsod x x my basic specs are amd athalon ati x gb ram and WXP SP all my drivers are latest ones and my pc isnt overheating as the lcd readout has it running at around degrees which believe for my processor is fine I have re-installed games as well as windows and even tried on different HDD with no joy I have seen alot of people Bsod talking about memory dumps ect but wouldn t even know where to start with all that so any help would be greatly appreciated please translate to proof language please thanks nbsp

A:Bsod

My usual reply to most blue screen problems that don't result in total shutdown never to return is to run some scans (for malware, viruses, etc) on your system and also clean your registry and your system.

Use CCleaner for registry. Its free. Get it here:
http://www.ccleaner.com/

And cleanup all the temp space on your computer with Cleanup:

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemid=70&id=28&option=com_content&task=view

Let me know what happens.
 

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View attachment View attachment View attachment View attachment View attachment errors Many BSOD bug related I have so many bugs that it s not funny and this is even after re-installing XP and above is just of the minidumps and the rest are on the second comment System Pentium MHz Windows XP Home Edition Version service pack NVIDIA Graphics card gb RAM gb Hardrive I have had my computer for a while and working fine One day my computer started restarting automatically when playing high graphic games or doing multimedia so I re-installed the computer but still the things happened I haven t checked hardware yet with functionality or dust but I am in the process I Many bug BSOD related errors have no tweaked settings such as overclocking and I have no options in removing caching or shadowing in the BIOS To view the bug number I set my system recovery to not restart so the blue screen of death appears I have updated all my hardware to the latest drivers I have not had because Microsoft suggests that there can be a related errors to this with hardware I have tried many stuff on the web and nothing has fixed this Anti-virus software can be a cause of this but disabling it has made no difference and it is the latest version of the legal Trend Micro Crashes also when playing UT I have also run Chkdsk f r on command prompt and the windows ram test and they have shown that the RAM and NTFS system is fine I have not checked the temperature of my CPU and Graphics card because I need suggestions on the right software to use to check this and I have tried RAM testing software and everything has been fine This weekend I will re-install my computer from scratch so I can try any suggestions Bugs x e xc xf b a xba fa x x x x f d x f f x ad The browser has forced an election on network Device NetBT Tcpip EFBFE - - B- E - B FB E F because a master browser was stopped Sourced from event viewer and I use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox Error code parameter parameter f d parameter f f parameter ad Sourced from event viewer think this happened when playing Warcraft III System Information CONFLICTS SHARING I O Port x - x F PCI bus I O Port x - x F Direct memory access controller I O Port x C - x DF SIS Processor to AGP Controller I O Port x C - x DF NVIDIA GeForce IRQ Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System IRQ SCSI RAID Host Controller Memory Address xD - xDFFFFFFF SIS Processor to AGP Controller Memory Address xD - xDFFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce Memory Address xE - xE FFFFFF SIS Processor to AGP Controller Memory Address xE - xE FFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce Memory Address xA - xBFFFF PCI bus Memory Address xA - xBFFFF SIS Processor to AGP Controller Memory Address xA - xBFFFF NVIDIA GeForce I O Port x B - x BB SIS Processor to AGP Controller I O Port x B - x BB NVIDIA GeForce I O x - x F PCI bus OK x - x F Direct memory access controller OK x - x F Motherboard resources OK x - x Programmable interrupt controller OK x - x F Motherboard resources OK x - x System timer OK x - x F Motherboard resources OK x - x Standard -Key or Microsoft Natural PS Keyboard OK x - x System speaker OK x - x Motherboard resources OK x - x Standard -Key or Microsoft Natural PS Keyboard OK x - x F Motherboard resources OK x - x System CMOS real time clock OK x - x F Motherboard resources OK x - x Direct memory access controller OK x - x Motherboard resources OK x - x F Direct memory access controller OK x A - x A Programmable interrupt controller OK x A - x BF Motherboard resources OK x C - x DF Direct memory access controller OK x E - x EF Motherboard resources OK x F - x FF Numeric data processor OK x - x Secondary IDE Channel OK x F - x F Primary IDE Channel OK x - x Standard Game Port OK x - x Standard Game Port OK x - x ISAPNP Read Data Port OK x - x ISAPNP Read Data Port OK x - x Motherboard resources OK x F - x FF Communications Port COM OK x - x MPU- Compatible MIDI Device OK x - x Secondary IDE Channel OK x - x F ECP Printer Port LPT OK x B - x BB SIS Processor to AGP Controller O... Read more

A:Many bug BSOD related errors

Try reloading your SIS motherboard drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's support website
 

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Hiya,

I had recently installed a graphics card. It was working just fine until the game i was playing turned all black but i could still hear the sound and all, so i just decided to restart my comp.I have tried F8 and all the modes in safe mode.When windows xp is loading a blue screen flickers and makes my comp restart. I wouldnt mind loosing all my files through reinstalling windows but it gets stuck when im trying to repair it or reinstall

My comp's specs are:

AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core processor 3800+
Cpu speed: 2000MhZ
Cache ram: 512KBx2

HP Pavilion A1600n

hope this helps,the blue screen i get is : Stop0x00000024)
(0x00190203,0x864CFAB8,0xC0000102,0x00000000)

Help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Windows xp not starting, bsod

Firstly make sure all your Hp drivers are up to date: HP Drivers if it ever gets to Windows again.

But if you don't mind re-installing
Then put the Windows disc in (or use the System Recovery, if it has that startup prompt)
Boot from CD
And remove the Partition
And then allow Windows to continue installing
 

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i am continually getting the BSOD with the stop code of 0x000000F4... i have done a complete reformat and reinstall (multiple times),,, tested the Memory (good), and still get it randomly,,, i now can not Run the Chkdsk c: /r cause when it gets to the Files test (4 of 5) it hangs there and ends up rebooting eventually. i have tried MANY MANY things already.... this is all on a newer Sony Vaio. I have searched the web and done most things people at suggesting with no avail.... i am about to toss this thing out the window,, and of course i am just out of warranty...
Any help woudl be appreciated!!!!
 

A:BSOD stop: 0x000000F4

Try another hard drive...
 

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Hello i have had problems with the BSOD ever since i put together my new computer about month ago It happens very often and seems totally random My new computer consists of the following - CPU Intel Core Quad Q - Motherboard Asus P Q-E - CPU Cooler Scythe Ninja - PSU Corsair HX - Graphiccard Asus EN GT - Memory OCZ Reaper PC x GB - Harddrive x GB Seagate I have installed Windows Vista Ultimate and have my (Prime95 unstable BSOD System New Error) - The harddrives set up in Raid one of them i sent back for a replacement currently Everything is currently set to default in the bios except i have changed the DRAM Voltage to V to be sure that the Memory gets the right voltage I have been trying to find out what is causing the problems that makes the system give me the Blue Screen of Death all the time but unlucky so far The error messages i get is either IRQL LESS OR EQUAL xA PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA x or MEMORY MANAGMENT By looking at the stop codes it seems to be either defect hardware in form of memory in either the RAM CPU or Graphiccard or a Driver error I have tried with only one RAM dimm in the motherboard at the time and in different slots Also i have tried underclocking the RAM All of it with no success I have run MemTest without any errors Yesterday i then decided to try to run Prime I ran with threads because of the cores First time it only ran The BSOD - New System unstable (Prime95 Error) for minutes then one of the threads stopped with the following error FATAL ERROR Rounding was expected less than Hardware failure detected consult stress txt file I tried to run it times afterwards All of the times one or more - threads cores of the threads stopped with the following error within - minutes FATAL ERROR Rounding was expected less than Hardware failure detected consult stress txt file I didnt get a BSOD any of the times the threads stopped because of an error I had The BSOD - New System unstable (Prime95 Error) the HWMonitor and CpuZ open all the time and the CPU didnt get hotter than - Degress on one of the cores which should be okay it was lower on all other cores I have downloaded IntelBurn but didnt dare to try it out as it should stress the CPU even more than Prime I have no idea what to do now Can someone help me Martin nbsp

A:The BSOD - New System unstable (Prime95 Error)

Is overheating possible?
 

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Hello Everybody,

Very often I receive a BSOD with the Stop Error
0x0000007F(0x0000008,0xBAB38D70, 0x000000, 0x000000)
or
0x0000007F(0x0000008,0x80042000, 0x000000, 0x000000)
It restarts OK, but BSOD will appear some days later again.
I never use overclocking.
I've reinstalled Windows XP on the new HDD (!) but BSOD is still with me.

I would be very indebted if somebody could tell me the reason.

I attach several minidumps here.
 

A:BSOD. Urgent

BugCheck 1000007F, {8, 80042000, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : ati2mtag.sysClick to expand...

ati2mtag.sys: ATI RAGE Miniport Driver

Just update your Video card drivers, or try different versions
 

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Hi Sporadically I get BSOD s At the bottom of the screen it says the RealtekHQ device is the cause Seemed like Caused BSOD by driver? Realtk an easy fix I uninstalled the old driver and installed the new one That didn t fix it I called intel and they said it could be the audi integration on the graphics card My graphics card has no audio output that I know of They told me to try running the games and such with the onboard graphics but the onboard graphics will not run HL Assassins Creed Counterstrike and so on I ve only gotten the BSODs while listening to music and playing a game Does anyone have any ideas on how to recreate the situation or know BSOD Caused by Realtk driver? of any programs like Prime for the audio system lol Intel suggested the MB might be bad Any suggestions on what to replace it with as this is the rd bad board I ve gotten Thanks for any help System Specs quot samsung LCD Q with arctic freezer GB ADATA DDR RAM X Zotac GT Oced X WD Raptor rpm HDD X Maxtor slow and small HDD X Samsung SATA DVD CD R RW burner nbsp

A:BSOD Caused by Realtk driver?

Hello is this onboard sound? If so just disable onboard sound in the bios and buy a pci sound card rather cheap these days. You can even buy usb soud card devices on ebay that you connect your speakers too for about 5 might be worth a look at.
 

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A:BSOD 0x124, and random lockups

If u are running a 32bit OS 4 gigs of mem. will give no increase of anything over 2 gigs of mem. & with u placing the slower mem. in all will run slower.
 

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Hi i have recently installed a issue hardware. new with Bsod new vga sapphire radeon hd agp in my system asus a v amd athlon xp barton ghz gb ram ddr mb watt power supply windows is stable while doing normal application like navigation on the net or watch films the problem start in gaming session the system get a bsod not always for example in the game Oblivion it only crash when the game is on the external part while loading all the trees grass distant lands Bsod issue with new hardware. ecc while inside gameplay is just perfect and never ever got a bsod But the strange thing come now i searched for much time a solution and i find out that by Downcloccking the cpu from ghz to ghz with the multiplier so i dont change anything else only cpu clock the game runs fine and i really dont get how this is possibile the heat is good never goes past c in full load and the game crashes right after secs all because of mhz if someone has some idea i would really appreciate thx for your help nbsp

A:Bsod issue with new hardware.

I'm guessing its a power supply issue. Running that card at load might stress the system a little resulting in a bsod, but post your psu specs. We'll go from there.
 

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