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Constant crashing with Windows 7

December 3, 2012 at 02:15:09
Specs: Windows 7

My computer has been shutting of without warnings as of recently...
i have had insane amounts of BSOD's in the past with the computer- so i checked the ram... but i found no problems...so i replaced my two 2 G ram sticks with 4 gig ones...
i even replaced my hard drive and video card... spent alot of $ but my computer is still constantly crashing...sometimes with and sometimes without a BSOD. i checked the power in the walls and it seems to be fine.

Got a recent BSOD of System Service Exception


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#1
December 3, 2012 at 02:26:13

Kinda difficult to give an answer with no hardware details and little information about the "crashes". But, at a guess, it's probably your PSU.

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#2
December 3, 2012 at 02:36:46

I'm really sorry about all this, but i'm just at my wits end here...
i dont know much about computers at all... and i won't claim too.
AMD Athlon II x4 635 processor 2.9 ghz
8 G memory 64-bit OS windows 7.
most of my crashes tend to happen while online gaming.
It also happens when watching video's...
and whuts a PSU? xD
500 wat power supply.
Graphics card... Asus GT520 Silent... 2gb DDr3 Nvidia...GeForce..
Any other information feel free to ask- and thank you again.

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#3
December 3, 2012 at 02:39:31

Oh! it also told me alot on a BSOD to unplug..err..."Display Adapter" and put it somewhere else i think xD

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#4
December 3, 2012 at 02:58:59

The video card is very low end and not meant for gaming. Did u try to install the current video card driver from scratch? Do u also get any artifacts while online gaming before BSOD?

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#5
December 3, 2012 at 04:00:01

Artifacts...goona guess you mean errors of sorts?
i have no problems in game with lag..lag spikes or anything
it actually recomends i put my setting on "good" but i have them on fair to low.
Could the issue be a bad mother board? :X
the thing is i also crash while im not gaming and after i close all gaming and gaming add-ons via task manager... whut about my flash player? could it be bad? :o



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#6
December 3, 2012 at 04:08:50

just cleaned my registery again with CC cleaner... got ActiveX/COM issue.
Mean anything? sorry im trying to give as much information as i can

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#7
December 3, 2012 at 06:22:43

Post the info under Technical information
http://www.question-defense.com/wp-...

Also uninstall the v-card driver and install this one
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-w...

This tool can tell what causing the BSOD
http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

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#8
December 3, 2012 at 06:50:35

"Graphics card... Asus GT520 Silent... 2gb DDr3 Nvidia"

OK, now list the rest of your specs with that much detail. You didn't list the make/model of the motherboard, any info about the RAM, & or any info about the PSU other than wattage. Also, you didn't supply any info about the BSODs - there should be an error message & STOP code that goes along with it. For example: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, STOP: 0x0000000A

And if the BSOD only flashes on the screen for a second then the computer restarts, you need to disable the auto-restart feature:

How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7

You also need to work on your troubleshooting skills. Randoming replacing hardware isn't a good method.


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#9
December 3, 2012 at 15:05:54

Yes I'm amazed when people say they get BSOD and NEVER post the error code...kind've blows me away at times LOL....The error code is usually what tells us what kind of problem is happening...

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#10
December 4, 2012 at 09:34:34

Could be a hint coming through with these three statements:

most of my crashes tend to happen while online gaming

It also happens when watching video's

on a BSOD to unplug..err..."Display Adapter"

All of these relate to graphics, so they point to possible issues with the display hardware or its associated drivers. Moving an add-on video card to another slot won't hurt and might help. You also ought to check to see if you have the latest graphics drivers too. Even if drivers are in some way corrupted, updating can sometimes fix them.

The BSOD error code might or might not confirm the above. If any file is mentioned be sure to give that to as as well.

Invalid ActiveX/COM entries can appear when running registry cleaners. No real reason to assume they have any bearing on your problems. Invalid entries rarely cause issues - they are usually ignored by the system.

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#11
December 5, 2012 at 09:04:39

If this turns out to be another lost poster then I feel that (this time) we have to take our fair share of the blame. Sure, the lack of info had to be pointed out. There were several attempts to make suggestions based on what had been provided and links to spell out what further information we needed - no problem with that.

However, we had a poster who made it crystal clear he/she was no computer geek, ate humble and even "apologized to us" at the second post. It is worth remembering that we all had to start somewhere. If I was the poster, when comments about lack of information started up again, I would have wondered how many more "helpers" were going come along to do nothing more than rub salt into the wound.

We might reckon we know about computers but what we should learn from this post is that we are dealing with real live people, who might happen to have feelings. If we get pleasure out of helping others then that's what we should be doing on this forum.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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