Random Crashing

While randomly doing stuff, applications that I am using all of the sudden crash. Sometimes it's firefox, then windows explorer, then windows taskbar manager. I don't know what is wrong with it. Any ideas?
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  1. I have posted this in Tips and Tricks
    Wn7 seems to have more than the usual amount of problems with BSOD's, lots of threads and lots of varied results, ATI drivers are a headache, but I am using a Nvidia card, I have 4 computers running Win7 Ultimate(64 and 32bit), 1 laptop and 3 desktops, none are reliable yet, have search the MSFT socials,and every place that my search engine(not Google) will find, lately tried switching to 64bit to see if there is any improvement, 15 days later and they started(BSOD's) again, I had always thought that Win 7 had a memory leak, mostly because the causes were so different, no rhyme or reason for them, everyone had different issues, so the last time I had to reinstall I did a dual boot with XP so I could run my old games, that destroyed being able to Restore to a earlier time, 10 days later the problems started again, this time I disconnected the HDD that has all my apps on it(WD 500G), figured I'd spend some time checking everything again, when I rebooted it ran fine, reconnected the HDD and rebooted and more problems, disconnect the HDD all is well, HMM though the HDD is dying right, NOT, it's a WD so I ran WD Diagnostic tools, no problem, ran every HDD Daignostic tool I could find, no problems, I am assuming the tools are right and the drive is good, so why is the the second drive causing me problems, looked in the System Settings, went to Virtual Memory, and checked the settings
    Control Panel
    Open System
    In the left pane, click Advanced system settings. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
    Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.
    Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
    Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change. "C" for me
    Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.
    the Page file size was 2046, but the recommended was 3069, that was strange, the system had allocated less page file space than it recommended, so I clicked on Custom size changed the Minimum size to 3069 and the Max size to 4096, clicked the Set button to the right and OK at the bottom, reconnected the second HDD and rebooted, started and ran fine and has been fine since then, 5 days now with out a BSOD, considering that it was BSOD at boot before I hope that my issues are done, so if you have tried everything alse and can't seem to get a handle on why you are having BSOD's, try this, and good luck, will advise later.
  2. Thanks for the fast reply number13. I have followed your steps, and I got the blue screen for the first time in a while. I was looking at my credit card bill then all of the sudden it gave me this:
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 50
    BCP1: FFFFF88006DA4DB0
    BCP2: 0000000000000000
    BCP3: FFFFF80002AED39C
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7600
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 256_1

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    I don't know what to try next. Thanks for the help though it does seem like my applications don't crash anymore
  3. Is it a new build or it just recently been happening? seems like that error is usually a driver problem or a memory problem, try updating your video card drivers and see how that works. If that doesn't work then it could be faulty memory, I suggest you try removing one stick of ram and try booting like that (I'm assuming you have more than one stick) try alternatives until your system becomes stable. I had that RAM issue before, it seems that the voltage on the bios wasn't set up correctly to run on dual channel, it was at 1.49V so I just bumped it up at around 1.55V, since then I've had no problems. But you should definitely check with your RAM's spec sheets to make sure you don't over do it. I hope this helps, good luck.
  4. You can download the windows debugger tools for free and use it to analyze your minidump file. That might give you more of an idea where the problem is.

    I use it every time I have a crash (which is a lot lately) and it's pretty simple to use.
  5. Thanks for all of your replies. I replaced my memory and everything seems as it is working well now. Thanks for all the help!
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