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Seemingly random and unconnected crashes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by forgotten_pen, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. forgotten_pen

    forgotten_pen Thread Starter

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    I recently reformatted my hard-drive and reinstalled Windows XP. Since then I've had blue screens all over the place, and I've tried to fix it, but there seems to be a different cause each time!

    I'm guessing it's to do with outdated or faulty drivers, or failing memory, but I admit that I don't really know how to read these things.

    Antivirus seems to aggravate the situation, and has been temporarily disable to provide some temporary semblance of stability.

    Included are the past three days' worth of minidumps, which I don't completely understand.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2047 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 155933 MB;
    Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, MS-7528
    Antivirus: None
     

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  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    What sequence of steps did you use to format the hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and get that computer up-and-running?

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    Did you use an actual original Windows XP CD, or did you use a recovery disc kit?

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    Assuming that's a name brand computer, what's the brand name, model name, and model number?

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    Go into the Device Manager.

    What's listed in these headings?

    Display Adapters

    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

    Network Adapters

    Other Devices
    (if this heading exists)

    Sound Video And Game Controllers

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