bsod hdds/ram no idea

March 22, 2009 at 02:13:19
Specs: Windows XP, Quad Core G0 @ 2.4Gh

I have recently been getting BSoD's caused be some error hardware or device driver (which really doesnt narrow it down).

My pc has been running for months great and now all of a sudden...this.

I at first i thought it was a memory error and used MemTest 2.11 to have a look which pulled up 4-6 errors, turning on and off the pc (from disconnecting from the mains) allows me to boot to windows. as a normal reboot did not (im guessin errors still held in RAM).

Having re-isntalled windows and then running another mem-test (0 errrors). the machine has been running fine for most of the day.

I plugged in my other harddrives one by one and used the pc for several hours before the same thing. (i was watching a video off my TV hdd when it froze for a split second and rebooted the machine).

I have done chkdisks on the other 2 hdds (storage)
and nothing...
Using a HDD program, the hdds health were all 100%, 100% and 97%.

So now i am a little bit confused and stuck for ideas.

Please help

Chris | UK

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March 22, 2009 at 04:45:40
Usually there is a stop error associated with a BSOD.

What was the error?

Have you checked your eventlog for any details?

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March 22, 2009 at 06:49:04
"I at first i thought it was a memory error and used MemTest 2.11 to have a look which pulled up 4-6 errors"

I believe you mean memtest86+? If errors are being reported, it's possible your RAM is defective. Running memtest doesn't fix anything, it's just a testing & reporting tool.

Try memtest86 to see if you get the same results. You may wanna try popping the RAM & in-out of the slot a couple of times to ensure it's making good contact.

Other than that, as Richard said, the stop error *should* give you an indication as to what the problem is.

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March 22, 2009 at 09:15:37
Boot into the BIOS screens and check the voltages being supplied.

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March 22, 2009 at 10:30:37
You cannot have memory errors and expect your system to run without problems.

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