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Lots of BSODs on new 8.1 install (custom PC)


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#1 Supertod

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:40 AM

Since doing a fresh install of Windows 8.1 I have found that I keep getting BSODs. It happened to me on Windows 7 but I forgot how I solved it, I think it could have been the motherboard or GPU drivers.

 

If anyone could take a look at these files and help me out I would really appreciate it.

 

Speccy Output

MiniDump folder, system information file, MiniToolBox log.

 

Thanks.


Edited by Supertod, 17 November 2013 - 07:41 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:46 AM


How to Test your RAM



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.

Tools Needed
Please perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Perform these steps on the problem machine.
  • Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
    memtestStart.png
  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
    memtestFinished.png

    On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
  • Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Errors will appear as RED warnings at the bottom of the screen, similar to the following screenshot:
    memtestFail.png
  • Hard-Reset the machine, removing the MemTest disk in the process.
If you didn't get an error screen, Congratulations! :)

Compliments of Billy O'Neal.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for the prompt reply.
 

When this last occurred I went through this process and no errors came up. Before running 8.1 I was running 8 with no BSODs for about 3 months.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:49 AM

How many passes did you let memtest go?

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:51 AM

One pass for each stick.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:54 AM

please at least 4 to 7 passes and see what happens.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:58 AM

I will when I have the time, it takes so long!

 

Although, I don't think it is the RAM as last time this occurred the problem stopped after installing lots of drivers. I tried this again but I don't remember which drivers fixed the problem.

 

Also I tried using one stick at a time and the BSODs persisted.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

I looked at your minitoolbox report, and there are lots of issues, but would like for you run memtest before we pursuit other avenues as you stated the bsods stopped for 3 months then came back and you should not be getting so many bsod's on a fresh install especially with your hardware.




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