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Microsoft Windows Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by solidwax, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. solidwax

    solidwax Thread Starter

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    Hi, Im getting a Microsoft Windows Error at every computer start up or more commonly after a game i was playing crashes and the computer restarts or has to be restarted. The error is: The system has recovered from a serious error. After sending the error report it directed me to the microsoft windows error reporting page with "corrupted error report" and the following " Unfortunately, the error report you submitted is corrupted and cannot be analyzed. Corrupted error reports are rare. They can be caused by hardware or software problems, and they usually indicate a serious problem with your computer."

    So i guess i have serious hardware or software problem, actually i know there is a big problem because my computer is deffinitely not performing. Constant game crashes and computer restarts. Can someone help me figure this one out? Thanks!!
     
  2. win2kpro

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    You need to post more information about the machine. Is it a manufactured machine such as Dell, Gateway, Hp, etc. or a custom machine? If it is a manufactured machine post the EXACT make and model, processor, operating system, EXACT make and model of the PSU, etc.

    If it is a custom machine, post the EXACT make and model of the motherboard, processor, operating system, EXACT make and model of the PSU, memory, etc.

    The 3 most likely suspects hardware wise would be the PSU, hard drive and memory. If you don't have a PSU tester take the tower to a local repairer and have the PSU tested (takes about 10 minutes), go to the hard drive manufacturers website and download and run their diagnostic utility, download Memtest86+ and run Memtest for at least 4 passes on the memory.

    Software wise the most likely candidates are corrupted operating system files, corrupted program files, program conflicts, malware or viruses, corrupted registry.
     
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