Hey all. This is kind of a continuation of my original post in this forum, about my computer is dying. You can view it here to learn the origin, as I don't feel like re-typing it.
So I took my computer up to the shop. He did a diagnostic and found my largest drive has a fault and replaced it, also told me to do a complete clean install of Windows 7. I did this.
My computer was working fine until I tried to install everything to get it back to the way it was. I tried to update my video card's drivers to the latest, using a clean install.
It detected that Microsoft .NET Framework wasn't installed, and tried to do it. I waited, and then it failed to install the software. A bit later, Windows Update pops up having more updates for .NET Framework. So I was all "Ok, I'll just get the updates, restart, and try the drivers again".
No sooner than 2 minutes after I started... boom. BSOD. "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT". This is the same BSOD message I've had for quite some time.
Since then, I've got the same BSOD and same address of it, every 7 or so hours. 7 hours of living in fear of not knowing why this is happening. This is going by leaving my computer on. It took 20 hours from BSOD 1 to BSOD 2, because most of that time I had my computer off.
I searched around and got a program called BlueScreenView, and it shows this "ntoskrnl.exe" file caused the BSOD, everytime.
To fix it, I've tried all of the 'check your hard drives for issues' steps that I could. But for some reason, Seagates' SeaTools program won't show all of my drives. They are all Seagate except for my new one, which is a Western Digital (and that one showed up).
My guess is there's a bad Windows update that could be causing it. I had also thought it could just mean my video card's Video Memory is going bad. But I'm not being told that checking your Video Card is a good idea to isolate this type of a BSOD.
Most people say "Ohh, you got MEMORY_MANAGEMENT? Your RAM's going bad, bro!", and to run memtest86. Here's some valid issues why I can't;
1. I don't have anything that can be used as a bootable device for the program (aka, no DVD-RW's laying around).
2. I don't have a laptop, and I don't wish to hear the hum of all of my fans when I'm trying to sleep of leaving my computer overnight and letting the program scan forever.
3. Even if it does find an issue with my RAM, I can't replace it. My motherboard won't allow any other type of RAM except what I have now, and with DDR-2 going out of style, I'll have to replace it, as well as the RAM. Which I'll have to replace my CPU too since it won't be compatible with the new motherboard. And there's money I don't have, and I'm forced to because this BSOD won't leave me alone.
4. I got no proof replacing the motherboard/CPU/RAM will fix it. I'm tired at grasping at straws here. I've dealt with this for far too long. I want guarantees. I already spent $233 on something that didn't even fix the issue.
I'm hoping for a more, "free" way of fixing this BSOD, like saying it was just a bad driver or another software issue. Because my computer was working fine until I did try for the NVIDIA Driver update.
Computer Brand: Custom built (not by me, by the computer shop guy)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit, SP1
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 250
RAM: 4GB DDR-2
I'll upload what BlueScreenView says, and the BSOD Crash Minidumps, if that helps.
BSOD_Crash_Logs.zip 43.81KB 12 downloads
Edited by Benie, 11 June 2013 - 02:36 AM.