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Can't take BSOD anymore

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#1 bklyn1028


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

I've had Vista for years now, and I re-formatted my hard drive and re-installed it about 3 months ago. I am getting BSOD just about everytime I go on. I can be surfing, bsod....playing online...bsod....COD WAW zombies online and either bsod, or the system crashes/freezes/reboots. It is annoying to say the least. 

My question is....go back to XP?.....Go to Windows 8 (I have it at work and it's pretty nice)....7?.....I have upgraded drivers and at my wit's end...I am even toying with maybe using Linux / Ubuntu....I am willing to try anything!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

Well...the first question that I would ask myself...why would I think...that a change of the O/S is going to to change anything...for a longer period of time than a clean install?


Since system problems may originate with hardware...or the file system...or programs installed...or malware...why should I see a switch of O/S as a "solution"?


If you want to try to investigate possible causes of your problems, please do the following.


Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.


Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  List last 10 Event Viewer log

  List Installed Programs

  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.


Click Go and paste the content into your next post.


Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .. Paste the resulting link into your next post.



#3 AddRAM


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:23 AM

Formatted hard drive, reinstall of OS, and still problems? It's a hardware problem, not an OS problem.



  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
  4. In the Write debugging information list, click Small memory dump (64k).

When you get the dump files, (C:/Minidump IIRC), upload them to MediaFire and give me a link so I can see what the problem is.

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