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January 19, 2012 7:21:26 PM

Hi. I've just built my first computer, and for the first couple of days Windows 7 has ran fine. However today, I have started to get a BSOD every time I turn the computer on. It usually happens 5 minutes after I turn it on.

Every time it happens I hear a small spinning noise, which I think is from the HDD but to be honest I have no idea. When this happens though it's usually after a couple seconds of Windows freezing and then I get a BSOD which lasts for a second and then the computer reboots, so I cant really read what the BSOD says. All I can make out is that it says 'An error has been detected'

One of the times i booted up windows forced a disk error check on boot up, which is why I think that noise came from the HDD.

Any help is much appreciated.

(And sorry if this is the wrong forum)

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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 7:41:10 PM

Does ever actually load Windows?
If you can get into Windows, go into Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System and advanced system settings startup and recovery and uncheck "automatically restart"
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January 19, 2012 7:46:29 PM

danny2000 said:
Does ever actually load Windows?
If you can get into Windows, go into Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System and advanced system settings startup and recovery and uncheck "automatically restart"


Yeah, usually get on for around 5 minutes. I'll do that now.
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January 19, 2012 8:00:50 PM

Ok, at the top it says MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

Then at the bottom under technical information it says

*** STOP: 0x0000001A (0x00000000000041790, 0xFFFFFA800307E5A0, 0x000000000000FFF, 0x0000000000000000)
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January 19, 2012 8:15:50 PM

Got a different one this time

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00000000001904FB, 0xFFFFF8800A4B4568, 0xFFFFF8800A4B3DC0, 0xFFFFF80002EAA044)
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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 8:30:50 PM

To rule out memory issues, i would run Memtest86+

I have found many crashes come down to bad memory.

http://www.memtest.org/

You should burn the ISO to a CD on another computer(it has to be burned as an image not just the iso file to a cd).

Once that is done, reboot with the cd in, it should run it self(if not you need to set the boot order in the bios). Let it test overnight if you can.
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January 19, 2012 8:44:57 PM

nukemaster said:
To rule out memory issues, i would run Memtest86+

I have found many crashes come down to bad memory.

http://www.memtest.org/

You should burn the ISO to a CD on another computer(it has to be burned as an image not just the iso file to a cd).

Once that is done, reboot with the cd in, it should run it self(if not you need to set the boot order in the bios). Let it test overnight if you can.


I've ran i for 9 minutes now and I already have 0 pass and 375,000 errors
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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 8:46:04 PM

yup, bad ram

Remove all but one stick and test each one. see how many are bad. If they all work by them selves. You may need to check the voltage needed for the sticks you have.

What ram is it?
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January 19, 2012 8:49:27 PM

nukemaster said:
yup, bad ram

Remove all but one stick and test each one. see how many are bad. If they all work by them selves. You may need to check the voltage needed for the sticks you have.

What ram is it?


This: http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...


I'll have to continue tomorrow as I have a fairly important exam tomorrow.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 11:08:00 PM

That ram has no special voltage needs, so if you have some bad sticks(generally just one will be bad).

Some boards are more picky then other about memory then others, but with that many errors, it is most certainly just a bad stick(I have had that too, just not with g-skill).

You can RMA it with ebuyer.com

Good luck on your exam.
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January 20, 2012 6:26:18 AM

nukemaster said:
That ram has no special voltage needs, so if you have some bad sticks(generally just one will be bad).

Some boards are more picky then other about memory then others, but with that many errors, it is most certainly just a bad stick(I have had that too, just not with g-skill).

You can RMA it with ebuyer.com

Good luck on your exam.


Ok thanks. Is there any reason it worked for a couple of days then? There didn't originally seem to be a problem.

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January 20, 2012 6:30:32 AM

goinsane said:
Ok thanks. Is there any reason it worked for a couple of days then? There didn't originally seem to be a problem.

Electronics are...electronics, sometimes they break without a reason, even if it worked fine for some days. But I think it's just a manufacturing error, maybe it just escalated now...
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January 20, 2012 9:08:37 AM

I've had someone else tell me it could be the motherboard too. Is there anyway to check for sure which one it is? I don't have another motherboard I can test with unfortunately.
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January 20, 2012 10:17:35 AM

With memtest returning that many errors that quickly its definitely your RAM.

I had the same thing happen to me a few months ago, just simply put one stick in at a time and power on, run memtest, if it shows any errors then its faulty, if no errors then its fine and try a different stick of RAM.

And with it being so new you will have no probs getting an RMA for it :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2012 11:43:42 AM

Test with one stick at a time and try and isolate which one is the problem. RAM tends to go every once in a while, and theres not much you can do about it when it does.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2012 4:47:53 PM

I have run across having ram that worked for a short while then starts to error. It is just bad luck.

With the sticks tested on at a time, you can determine if just one stick is bad.

In rare cases, a motherboard will have a bad memory slot, but in those cases, just using another slot fixes the issue.

If only 1 stick is bad and the other works in the same slot, chances are its just the memory. That is quite a pile of errors.

We have all been there. :(  And that ram was rated for i think 1333 7,7,7,24 or something
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2012 6:15:07 PM

^^ Worst I ever had was a stick where EVERY even bit failed. Odd, I know, but these things happen.
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