My computer has bluescreened me twice in the last week and I am begining to get a little worried and I am wondering if I can get any help with this problem this is the information I have about the problem:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Please help I'm sorry if this is the wrong thread and this is probably unrelated but both times it happened i was using Windows media player.
Blue screens are usually caused by either memory problems or driver problems particularly video drivers. The first thing to do is to run a memory test program such as memtest86 overnight. If it fails the test you have found the problem. Faulty memory may not be the memories fault but could be caused by a bad power supply, incorrect voltage to the memory, or overclocked memory. If the memory test shows no problems the suspicion then falls on the video driver, try rolling back the driver or upgrading the driver to the latest version.
Ok I think the BSOD was caused by memory errors I ran memtest86+ the first day I had my new computer I got 0 errors I just ran it today and got quite a few I changed timings from default 7-7-7-16 to 9-9-9-24 about two weeks back on the 15th I got a Blue screen error I cleaned my registry and hoped the problem was gone but I got another one today and I after I ran the first test I changed timings to 8-8-8-21 still got them then I changed them back to default 7-7-7-16 still got errors my question is there anyway to fix memory errors or will I have to replace the sticks?
Just because you get memory errors does not mean necessarily that your memory is faulty. If the memory errors occur at the same address locations every time you run the memory test then this is indicative of faulty memory. If the errors occur at random address locations then this is indicative of a faulty power supply, incorrect timings etc. This is not a hard and fast rule but more of an indication of where the problem may lie. Also if possible perform the tests one stick at a time. This can be a very time intensive process, but there is no alternative unless you have spare parts to hand to perform substitutions.
make sure that your hardware,(video card and other stuff is properly seated) properly inserted. all the proper power cords are connected. pci-e 6 pin power cords from the power supply. get the hiren cd off the net. it is an all in one utility cd. recovery software, anyways I am sure you can get your pc back up and running with all of the info on this page.