Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:53 PM
My family's desktop computer has recently become a steaming pile of useless blue.
It first BSODs when my brother is using it, using firefox to view Myspace and Windows Messenger Live. After that, it will re-BSOD almost every other time it reboots. Rebooting in safe mode even reaches it. The only usable option is "Reboot from last working Configuration."
Open reboot, it gives the error
STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC00000005, 0X805C28EB, 0XF8A0E1E8, 0XF8A0DEE4)
It suddenly starting working for no reason I while ago, but than began to crash repeatedly again.
I've already ran Avast! and that cleared up a few viruses. I'm about to try memtest 86 to see if there's anything in there.
I'm wondering if I need to update my BIOS, as it's an old Dell Dimension 2350 A02 version, but I'm not totally sure how to go about that.