Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:58 PM
Hello to all at BC. I've been in a panic mode since the BSOD appeared. I have much faith that the techies at BC will help and guide me with a solution to my problem. Following is some info on my comp:
Intel Celeron 2.53GHz
Well about 4-6 weeks ago while surfing with Google Chrome, I would receive a message that GC had crashed. this would happen sporadicly. several weeks later a message saying that shockwave had crashed began too appear with regularity. Also Google Mail Checker would crash at times. Usually after the latter 2 occurred the computer would freeze. When I would use Firefox or IE, while moving the mouse, parts or entire words and messages would disappear. Soon afterwards the computer would freeze. Then about a week ago when the computer froze, I clicked ctrl+alt=del and the dreaded Blue Screen appeared.
The message said, A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage of your computer.
If this is the 1st time you've seen this Stop Error screen restart your computer. If this appears again follow these steps: ( I had a problem here since most of the message was at the edge of the screen and I couldn't make it out.)
some of what I was able to make out was,Check disk for space, something about drivers and changing the video card I believe. It also stated something regarding updating the BIOS. The rest of the message was
STOP: 0x8E, 0xC5, 0x804E37F8,0xEB921B90,0x0,0xEC9F4B44.
I restarted the computer and maybe an hour later, the same happened, the computer would freeze and eventually the BSOD appeared. While on GC one of the add-on would crash and then the BSOD. While on either IE or FF, a vertical rectangular box would appear which I was unable to make out much, but you could see a 0x00... In IE one time the message said ,"the app failed to initialize properly (0xC12D) click ok to terminate the app.
That where I'm at, usually when I start the computer for the first time it could go 2-4 hours before the above happens. Once the first BS pops up I could usually go for half hour to an hour befroe the BS appears again.
After doing some research, I've ran SAS, I then tried to run MBAM. I would then encounter a problem at the end of the scan. It would complete scanning but a box appeared where the only thing visible was OK.I would click it and it would disappear. I clicked Show Results and it would show 5 problems. However when I clicked to fix the problems it would either freeze or completely close. Tried it in safe mode and the same happened. I then ran MEMTEST86 and it showed no problems with the RAM. I ran ActiveSmart and no problems appeared on the HD. While trying to write this post the computer froze and I rebooted. The CHKDSK appeared and at the top it said Volume is dirty. It took awhile and when it completed I was only able to see 6KB-Bad Sector.
There it is guys I hope you will be able to guide me to the solution. Oh 1 more thing, I uninstalled the Google mail checker, Comodo system cleaner which I had install shortly before the BSOD started to appear. It seemed that the comp was more stable after the removal of those programs.
Help!! I thank you in advance for your assistance with this mess.