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Computer randomly crashes no BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by switchback, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. switchback

    switchback Thread Starter

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    Hello, My system randomly crashes without displaying a BSOD. I tried to check the minidump files, to see if I could spot anything, but there are no new dump files since August and my machine has been crashing for a while. Could this be a power supply problem? software (windows)? How should I go about troubleshooting this? Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Windows 7 x64
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.7GHz
    Asus M3A motherboard
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
    4.0 GB DDR2
     
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    Yeah, it's currently set to "write an event to the system log" "Kernel memory dump" at "%SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP" Where is this file located? in the minidump folder?
     
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    Yes. C:\WINDOWS\Minidump.
     
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    Yeah, there's only a few .dmp files with the most recent one on August 28. My computer just crashed an hour ago and plenty of times in the last month or so, but there aren't any .dmp files.
     
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    Is this a symptom of hardware or software issues? My computer ran fine for about a year with no problems and ever since I installed a fresh copy of Windows I have had problems. What should my next troubleshooting step be?

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    I would need to see the minidumps to know that.
     
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