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Solved: Blue Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dougbell4422, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. dougbell4422

    dougbell4422 Thread Starter

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    Windows 7, 64 bit, 8 Mb ram & 500 Gb HD. Computer will not load. Eventually it will partially load to BSOD. I have tried everything that I know to do to try & break this rhythm and load to safe mode. I have tried repair, load safe mode with command prompt & all the other safe mode options. I have recovery discs that will not boot up system when boot sequence is CD first. You may say that I have run out of options and am scuppered. I need some help, please.
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Some reasons for Blue Screens
    New hardware - software installed.
    Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
    Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.
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    The first thing I'd do is to remove the Ram sticks and test one at a time, using different slots and see if the pc will start.
    And then run a Memtest.
    http://www.memtest.org/
    Scroll down to 'Download (Pre-built & ISOs)'
    'Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)'

    Download the ISO file - then burn the ISO to a Cd.
    Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

    It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
    Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram and test each Ram stick one at a time.

    Guide to using Memtest86+
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic207910.html
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    Hard drive test.
    SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en?language=en_US
     
  3. dougbell4422

    dougbell4422 Thread Starter

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    Problem solved!


    First of all thank you to blues_harp28 for your guidance on mem testing. All tests showed equipment running properly but still blue screen. I changed out the RAM and hard drive still no success. I finally succumbed to my recovery discs(3) that I had burned when I first got this computer and they proved to be the saviour. Of course all data and all was lost but voila the machine would operate. Perhaps this was swatting a fly with a sludge hammer but I am smiling and up and running. D.B.
     
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