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Blue Screen of Death

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November 10, 2010 5:00:00 AM

Hi,


I am seeing the so-called Blue Screen of Death on my Windows 7 laptop, almost once everyday, causing my system to shut down abruptly. I have scanned the system for viruses/malware, and there is none. What to do?


-Prakhar

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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 5:47:46 AM

Get the RAM checked. Win 7 is fussy in the area of memory. If there is a fault there it will cause Win 7 to Bluescreen.
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November 10, 2010 6:08:43 AM

Ge the Laptop Ram checked ?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 6:32:30 AM

RAM is one possibility; it could also be buggy drivers. I had plenty of crashes a while back thanks to a buggy and unstable wireless chipset driver.
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November 10, 2010 7:04:43 AM

How do I check for buggy drivers?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 9:36:04 AM

Make sure al your hardware drivers are up to date. Windows Update should alert you if there is a new version, otherwise you can do this manually from the Device Manager.
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November 10, 2010 10:12:35 AM

I have done that already. :( 
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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 10:39:01 AM

This is a legal version of Windows, right?
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November 10, 2010 10:50:30 AM

Yes, this is legal.
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November 10, 2010 10:51:11 AM

@ Mecha: Can we run it without using the DVD drive?
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