I need Help with Mysterious BSoDs in Win7.

February 15, 2011 at 21:34:05
Specs: Windows 7, Intel P4 2.4Ghz HT / 4Gb Corsair (two paired stickes)
I have been having random bluescreen crashes for the last week or so. I haven't yet been able to discover any common link between the crashes. Sometimes they occur when my computer is just sitting their idle, while other times they occur during heavy activity. A couple times the computer has blue-screened during startup.

My machine is running Win 7 (And I have access to a Ubuntu 10.10 disk).

In my attempts to fix this I have run into the following things that struck me as odd and as a possible problems.

1. I installed CPUID hardware monitor (to check to see if my computer was overheating; it doesn't appear to be). However, some of the voltages that the program monitors appear to be off. The "-12V sensor" reads @ -7.62V, the "+5V sensor" reads @ 5.2V, and the "+5V VCCH Sensor" reads @ 4.76V. I just replaced my power supply ~ 5 months ago, but could it be going out already?

2.) I have a copy of Visual Studio.NET and reciently, windows update started trying to install "SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 {KB955706}" I looked up this problem and the recommendation was to download and manually install the update. I did this, but my computer is still trying to install this update (and failing to do so) every time I shutdown. a) Could this be causing my BSoD problems? b) even if it isn't, how do I fix it?

3.) I got the idea in my head that my RAM might be going bad. I am using 2 Stick (2Gb a piece) of Corsair RAM that I purchased and installed ~2yrs ago. I have tried to run the memtest program, as well as the built in Win7 Mem Diagnostic Program. memtest is able to get to 16% and then the test stops with an "Unexpected Interruption" error. It then spits a bunch of memory addresses at me (which are never the same twice). The Windows Built In Memory Diagnostic Program completes scan, but never gives me the "Detailed Results Report" that is promises to deliver on startup.

4.) My processor is old (Pentium 4 2.4Ghz w/ hyperthreading; ~8 years old). Is it possible that it is going out? Would that cause this problems (I haven't noticed any overheating issues).

Other THings that I have done:
I have scanned both hard drives and found no errors.
I have opened my computer and made sure that the internal connections are tight and secure.
I have yelled at it a bit.
I have scanned my computer for Viruses and found nothing.

I am getting about 2-4 random crashed a day, sometimes more. It is making it so that I cannot get any serious work done with this machine and I have already lost several hours of work due to file corruption as a result of unexpected hard crashes.


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February 15, 2011 at 23:49:32
I received similar error few months ago, here is my post http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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