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BSOD randomly happening past few days. Attached Zip file

Q: BSOD randomly happening past few days. Attached Zip file

My computer has been randomly restarting with no actual "bluescreen" (no rhyme or reason, just doing normal activities such as word, Google Chrome, etc) and then getting this at startup.

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

I followed the posting instructions, I am not sure what is going on. I just updated all the drivers I could find and checked the cpu temperatures. Any help would be great.


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Preferred Solution: BSOD randomly happening past few days. Attached Zip file

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: BSOD randomly happening past few days. Attached Zip file

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try: Stop 124 - What it means and what to try

Norton is a frequent cause of bsods.
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Built by: NOT FOUND
Debug session time: Sun Aug 25 05:43:15.551 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:08.096
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8008972678, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
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Its a toshiba running windows 7
The adapter is realtek or something like that which im pretty sure is the cause but nothing seems to fix this issue.
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What is the Model number of the Toshiba laptop?
Does your laptop come with an Ethernet port (most do have one)? If so, try connecting directly to your router with an Ethernet Cable and see if the problem continues.
I highly doubt that its a problem with the Router (but it could be). I believe that you may have a problem with the wireless drivers installed. I would suggest:
1. Download the wireless drivers from the Toshiba website
2. Properly Uninstall the wireless drivers
3. Install wireless drivers from the download (step 1).
4. Wait and see if problem still persists. If so, let us know.
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Specs for computer (make and model of computer that is having problems -or- make and model of the hardware)? Also, what wireless router (or modem) are you trying to connect to? What is your Operating System?
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Is your CPU temperature running high?...Is the heatsink properly connected?...
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A:NEC medias 101t reboots itself randomly and without me doing anything

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steelth said:

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Right now, this is about it:

In computer gaming, a ping, also known as a high ping or low ping, is a measurement of how fast the connection to the game server the player has. For example, a player with a low 50 ping is going to have a better game experience than a player with a high 250 ping. To help with server response times some game servers may only accept users who have a low ping.Click to expand...

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The problem lies somewhere in between your ISP and PCs.

Is this how your routers are connected?
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Operating System: Tried both Windows 7 32 bit and Windows XP
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Anti virus: Avira free antivirus

Next reply I will post problem history and details
Please request information if needed more, I am willing to provide.

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A:Laptop freezes randomly

My questions and doubts:

How can it be solved?
Can we call this ?overheating? since it freezes when temperature is not over 60 C? but it freezes more when the weather is hotter.
Is the temperature during safe mode normal or too high?
Am I abusing my laptop?

Please request information or pictures if needed more, I am willing to provide.

Problem history:
It works fine with Windows 7 since 2009, when I?ve been recovering from spine surgery, I?ve been using it more than usual since December 2011 where the problem occurs first time, then it occurs more often since March 2012.

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Your description certainly IS interesting.

Oddly enough though these problems persist even when the laptop my dad plugs his end of the cable into is off, but the problems stop if I unplug his cable.Click to expand...

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Was able to turn it on

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Yes the pen drive is toast. Never depend on saving important data only on a flash drive. Back up the data to a CD or DVD. Flash drives are subject to static discharges like any electronic device. CD's and DVD's are not...
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Download and install this to keep an eye on your CPU temperature. Set it to display the temps in the task bar. If the temps are going over 80C you should check the fan is OK and that the heatsink is clean, also replace the thermal paste on the CPU.
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How many VGA/DVI ports does the GPU have? If it has more than one, switch to a different port and see if the issue reoccurs.
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Alienware has been known with plagued thermal problems.

You can check inside the case and see if there's any possible mis-directed air flows, and point the duct, or add the fan to that area and see if that helps.

Dual video cards are known to be overheat very easily. If you have three PCI-E slots, move the last HD6800 to the bottom and extend the Crossfire cable to there, and see if that actually remedy with that kind of problem.
Otherwise, send it back and complain that you were ripped off, and maybe they could fix it for free.
EDITED: There's other possible options;

- kill all tasks in task manager, or using the batch with " taskkill /F /IM "program name"
- update your directX
- Downgrade your catalyst driver version to the factory driver, or upgrade to the newest driver that is FROM ATI/AMD website. ( )
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Hello, welcome to techspot. The first thing that comes to mind is the powersupply. E machines are known for having bad power supplys andi have experenced it.
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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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Eh, hate to bump but I need a solution.
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delete the partition(s), define new one(s) and then format

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A:Audio playback and recording crackles when everything was fine a few days ago

What motherboard do you have? Check if the default BIOS have the onboard sound enabled, and if so, disable it. (assuming you have onboard audio).

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

If its the 1gb model, just use a 512, you get like .01% less performance. And you could just update to the latest drivers, maybe Nvidia has since fixed the issues.
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I even uninstalled all my USb serial controllers and restarted and they got installed back but still nothing. Then I disabled selective suspend and nothing too. =[
Any help guys? thanks!

A:USB ports randomly stopped working on Windows 7

I've noticed that nobody's replied to your post, so I figured I'd try to say at least a little something. I'm not too sure that it'd be of any help to you, but have you checked any settings in your BIOS that might be responsible for the control of it? It's probably a bit of a long shot but it can't hurt to check it out.
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Whenever I run the sync it get an error message:

windows error message 5 access is denied.

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On the machine with the card, if you open My Computer, how does the SDHC card appear
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What's the price range for this server?
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Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
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I've reinstalled my PC, formatting it completely, didn't help.

I've unchecked the "Automatically restart PC on error" and no BSOD shows up.

It's not overheating, since I've got a little monitor on my computer box, always monitoring the CPU heat, and it's always 40-50 degrees celsius.

Any idea what could be done?

A:Windows XP restarting randomly (not overheat)

If NOT using keyboard but just browsing, etc with mouse, does this happen?

Or the alternative (typing a bunch, no mouse).
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If anyone could help please reply

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A:My laptop crashes randomly and often

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A:Acer Aspire 7540 will not boot past BIOS

Should have mentioned the OS is Windows 7
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A:Internet randomly disconnecting

Welcome to TechSpot! Hopefully I can give you some guidance.
First, you need to understand that we don't use HijackThis to 'screen' for problems.

About the connection interrupt:
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C:\Program Files\TalkTalk\TalkTalk SNU5630NS 05 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\TTUSBBGMonitor.exe
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A:Router randomly loses connection

Hi MetabolicHigh Welcome to Techspot,

This Router has know DNS issues and sometimes linkes certain sites such as facebook and yahoo to myspace and redirects the sites.

I would be a little worried if a Technician could not set up the wireless in your house. Here are a few things you may want to check:

Which service provider are you using? i would check to see if you have a download/usage limit attached to you package.
Signal. An unlikely proplem as your seem to be able to use it ok before it cuts out.
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In your post you say you have many issues with the computer so what other problems do you have as maybe somes of them are linked.

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So I assume file sharing will not enable for the same reason.

Does anyone have any ideas on what services need to be enabled?


A:File sharing won't enable

what are your specs? go to the properties of your network adapter and see if it has file and printer sharing for microsoft networks enabled.