Solved: Blue Screen of Death

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dougbell4422

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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.
 

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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
 

dougbell4422

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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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