Home build Win7 computer BSOD problems

January 26, 2011 at 01:28:55
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 32bit.

PSU: MIST, 800W, detachable cables
Japanese capacitors, cable kit included (Norwegian brand)

processor: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
Quad Core, 3,5Ghz, AM3, 6MB, 125W, Boxed

Mobo: ASUS M4A88TD EVO/USB3-V, Socket AM3
AMD 880G + SB850, SATA 6Gb / s, USB3.0, DDR3

Ram: DDR3 4GB Mushkin Black Line Black FB
2x2048MB PC3-12800 1600MHz. (9.9.9.27)

Computer case: Cooler Master CM 690 Advanced II

And ati radeon 2900 hd pro.

Now is probably my 4th time with fresh install. Every single time after i turn of the computer and go to bed for 8 hours and start the computer i get loads of bsod. But before that (like now) i can restart the computer a million times and everything works perfectly. I can play games, watch movies. there is not a single thing that hints about there being a problem.. BUT after i sleep the next day: BOM. bsod like crazy, cant start anything, cant even start browser in safe mode.

I also got the bsod when i only used the mb integrated gpu and not the add on graphics card, so i know its not something with the old card i am using.(2900 hd pro.) I run chkdsk /r on the hard drive (WD3200KS), checks out fine. Done the windows memory diagnostic, i have not tried the Memtest86. I have set up Norton anti-virus this time to try locate any viruses despite formating the entire hard-drive in the windows 7 install (didn't find anything), there cant be a virus in the modem or memory?.. I also removed the battery to clear everything before install like bios and ram (virus :S)

I just need some pointers to what can be the issue and how i could go about finding the solution to this problem.


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#1
January 26, 2011 at 09:00:08
first thing i would do is try 1 stick of memory at a time, try each stick in each slot.
as this happens in the morning after been switched off, do you switch off from the shutdown button? or is it that you may have your machine set to sleep or hibernate
check your power options setup.
check each items power options in device manager.
acpi setup in bios,
if your using hibernate have you set enough room for hib files on the c; drive.
when you did check disk did you check fix bad sectors.
if you have an old PSU lying around give it a try..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
January 26, 2011 at 09:21:32
Thank you for responding, what happens in the morning when you switch off the computer? I turn off everything - both PSU and the power to the PSU. If i go into hibernate or sleep modus when i use the computer at day but is afk nothing ill happens(not before i turn it complely off for the 8 hours i sleep). Actually last fresh install i removed sleep (and hib? don`t remember) and i still got the bsod mayhem the day after.

I am new to windows7 always used xp, not so sure about the hibernation - i will try remove it and the hib file. I wrote powercfg -h off and c: went from 258 or 256 GB to 260GB, how do you check bad sectores, i will look in search engine until you answer, btw i am running 3 memtest now, it been running for half hour.


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#3
January 26, 2011 at 22:58:04
run check disk and check the box attempt to fix bad sectors.
switch off hibernation altogether.

i do not think this is a win 7 issue. as the machine runs perfectly well and boots up perfectly well all day.

that this only happens after a complete power down, leads me to think it may be psu issues, check your power output in the bios, and check that you have every connection correctly set and tight in the machine.sometimes its the simplest things.
memtest should run run for 12-24 hrs to really test memory.
thats why trying each stick 1 at a time is usually faster.

you could of course leave your machine in sleep mode when you go to bed.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
January 27, 2011 at 03:14:56
Started the computer and got "bbcode 7f" and "the extended attributes are inconsistent", checked the net and said it can be a memory issue. I remembered one of my two 2GB ram sticks cooler was a bit pushed down on the stick, so i removed it and now i can do anything and no blue screen of death!

Cheers!

Thanks for the above advice though, hope this lasts..


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