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Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

Q: Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

Hi there,

I recently acquired the computer listed in my specs, and was having 10 second freezes when running programs or just exploring the hard drive. I have XP Pro SP2. I figured it might be windows or something so I tried running a clean install. Just after it asks for SCSI or RAID drivers at the bottom it freezes and then blue screens on me saying "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... blah blah blah, error code STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7CAE524,0x00000C34,0x00000000,0x00000000). So I ran the Windows disk checker after booting in my original XP Pro SP2 and it gave me the same blue screen. AFAIK I have 2 Western Digital 74GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration... I surmise RAID 0 was installed incorrectly or I have a bum hard drive.

What is the right step to take from here?

Preferred Solution: Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

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Hi, (long read sorry)

Well my hard drive died last week, so I ordered a couple of new ones because I was wanting to try a RAID 0 array. They arrived yesterday in the post and I set everything up and created the array which went fine. Put the XP installation disk in and loading RAID drivers and that went fine.

Came to installing Vista with an upgrade disk and chose the clean installation and loaded the Vista RAID drivers. Vista installed fine with no problem as well, then installed Vista SP1 - No problems so far.

I then went on to installing graphic drivers, nforce drivers. Restarted PC and no problems still, I then install the wireless adapter drivers, which as soon as I get connected to the Internet, downloads some Windows updates. I then install Zone Alarm and AVG Anti-Virus.

(This is the same method I do when re-formatting my computer all the time, and never had any problems)

I now restart and when Vista begins loading, it blue screens with just a STOP error of 0x000007F. That's it, nothing else on the blue screen.

So I put a recovery disk in and it says it fixes a few errors and it still blue screens. The only thing that's different on my PC now is RAID, so on the recovery disk I try loading the drivers again but it says it can't install them.

So today I format it again and do another clean install. Doing the exact same process of installing drivers and software again. I install the Windows updates, but this time leaving the RAID and SA... Read more

A:Blue Screen with clean OS install

Unfortunately I do not know what the problem is. But in reading your post, you don't need to install XP first even if your Vista is an 'upgrade'. Install Vista without a key, then insert your vista disk and install as "upgrade" then use your key.

I might have left out a part in there, but you can search the forums or google for clean installing vista with an upgrade disk. It works, thats how I've done my Vista install.

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I've recently re-installed Windows on a new SSD. Since then I've been getting blue screen errors frequently. These errors generally happen when my GPU is under fairly heavy load. However, the most recent BSOD occurrence happened when the computer was idle. I haven't had many issues with this hardware before, but now it's becoming borderline unbearable.
The attached txt file is a minitoolbox log listing the last 10 Event Viewer errors, installed programs, all devices, all uses, partitions and memory size and minidumps.
Thank you all in advance.

A:Blue Screen Issues after clean install.

Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Do you see any dmp logs from the folder?  If yes, then read the instruction of the second paragraph below.If not, configure small memory dump debugging information under startup and recovery.
To configure memory dump:
> Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
> Go to Advanced System Settings - Advance Tab.
> Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings...
> Look for 'write debugging information' and use small memory dump
> Checkmark overwrite any existing file
If there are latest created minidumps under C:\Windows\Minidump folder, please post the latest dmp logs (atleast 5) by :
> Highlight (holding ctrl key) and choosing the dmp logs by hitting enter or left mouse click.
> Right-click and choose send to desktop.
> When on desktop, highlight all dmp logs and right-click and send to compressed zipped folder.
> Upload and share the link by registering here https://www.box.com/
* minidumps log sample 010613 - 16676 -01.dmp -> 01 is for month - 06 for day - 13 is for year.

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I have been having problems with Vista, my laptop (after working fine for ages) started coming up with a blue stop screen when turning on. I tried a clean reinstall of vista, all was fine. But the minute I install a graphics driver (from the HP website) I start getting stop screens again. I have a laptop (HP550), and tried downloading the driver from the Intel website but it gives me an error saying it is "not verified". I can get into safe mode and have used bluescreenview to read the crash dumps, so I have attatched the info (copied into notepad so it was readable)
Help please?

A:Blue stop screen on clean install?

is this the driver


have you tried windows update

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Installed Win 7 Pro x86 last night on a new HD. After installing SP1, restarting freezes at the Gateway boot screen and I have to hit the power button to shut off, then turn back on. There are no alerts in device manager, so I don't believe this is a driver issue. Everything else seems to be working fine, so I don't think the HD is bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Run a startup repair and see if that fixes the issue.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hello guys, first post here. I'm desperate for a solution:

Basically, whilst using Windows XP pro on my fairly recently bought laptop (evesham quest A420), I got a blue screen of death, followed by any attempt at re-installation hanging at "setup is starting windows" at the blue-screen (first) part of the setup.

I have tried multiple different versions of the XP install disc, legit and not-so-legit, and as of yet have made no headway.

I have so far also formatted the HDD in caldera dos (loaded from CD) using FDISK but that hasn't helped either.

As far as I see it it's most likely to be MBR problems, a hardware issue (strange considering how new it is) or something I haven't yet considered.

Thanks for the help in advance!!!

A:help! blue screen of death followed by clean xp install hanging

you need to post the bsod error message in full when you receive them
run the h/drive manufacturers diognostic utility on the h/drive

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Hey guys, I've been trying to fix this myself but with no luck. Maybe you can give me some tips? I think it is a hardware issue which I have little to no experience with.

It all started when I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 x64 from my Vista x64. I had nothing of importance on the computer, so why not do a clean install and start fresh? It installed fine and rebooted several times until the computer had the Setup Is Checking Video Performance, it froze on that screen. I had to reboot it and now here is my current issue.....

Installation is going fine, goes to Completing Installation and then reboots..Then shows a black screen with blinking cursor for 5 minutes. Then restarts itself and has Windows Recovery Error. I chose Start Windows Normally and it goes to Starting Windows screen with the logo. I've tried letting it sit there for 30 minutes until it restarts itself and states..Windows failed to start. A recent software or hardware change may be the cause..etc etc..

...So basically it's just a constant cycle of Starting Windows screen and Windows Recovery Error screen Unless I press f10 to go into the Boot Options.

If anybody could give any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I already installed Windows 7 on my laptop so I know it's my desktop which is causing the issues..

Gateway FX4710
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 / 2.5 GHz
6GB Ram / 667.0 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT / 512.0 MB

A:Windows 7 Clean Install: Freezes on "Starting Windows" screen

Hello mshannahnv, welcome to Seven Forums!

As you have nothing to lose on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at the info below; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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Gateway Intel Pentium DualCore Vista 32-bit
I am trying to run a clean install after my computer crashed and the unmountable boot volume problem arose. When I try to Boot From CD/DVD, Windows loads (long white bar on bottom fills up over a minute or two), it starts the next Windows Corporation page that looks as if it's starting up the computer, then simply freezes on a black screen. My boot order is CD/DVD first and I am booting to the original OS disk. (If I try to Start Computer it comes to the blue screen of death, and when I try system repair it returns to that screen.)

Any ideas or links as to how to start the clean sweep/reinstallation process? Is there software I need to run a clean sweep?


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I have tried toubleshooting this problem my self with no sucsess, have tried taking computer to pc outlett to fix(they just formatted it and cbf seeing if it acually worked) with about the same luck, so hopefull there will be a smart puppy out there somewhere
I have run Vista home premium 32bit for a while, but now have decided to upgrade my pc with
Mother- Gigabyte Ga-EP45-DS3R
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.83gHz
GPU- ATI-HD4870X2 2Gb Pci-E
MEM- Corsair 4GB kit Twin2x4096-8500c5df w/fan
HDD- Samsung SATA2 160GB
Pwr- Thermal Take "tough power" 750watt
Case- Antec 900 Gaming Case

And heres the Problem:
I Installed XP first(i have vista upgrade) then installed Vista Flawlessly.
After about 20min of installing drivers ect it froze.Lost Power to USB devices and had to restart.
This happend once or twice more, then worked for the rest of the night.
I updated all Vista and drivers.
Even played "crysis" with all graph settings on very high without a problem.
Next day it began to freeze every time i booted windows(within 1-5min of seeing vista GUI)
It also restarted it self 1-2 times after seeing motherboard image on boot up. Then froze just before "verifying DMI pool Data".But after another restart, ran thru to windows and froze again.
I formatted it and took off "raid 0" wich i was running.
Strang thing was it did its usal freeze 1-2 times then ran perfectly that night.But next day surpirse suprise now does one of the two freezes m... Read more

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Hey guys,

Alright, so my hard disk crashed a few days back (I was running XP Pro), so I decided to install 7.

My specs are:

Motherborad: Intel 82865GBF
Graphics: On-board 256MB graphics, they are handling the aero style well.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
Ram: 3 GB
HDD: 320GB
Now, here's the problem. I installed Windows 7 and it loads up fine. Then when i'm doing anything like browsing though empty folders or opening up the control panel, the compe freezes for a few seconds, the active window says 'Not Responding' in the title bar.

I took a closer look at the Cabinet and realised that when I tell the computer to do something, the HDD light doesnt light up, then I get the Not Responding, and then 10-20 secs later, the HDD light blinks and the Not Responding window starts working.

It does this for everything I do, the HDD light has a lag of 10-15secs after which it lights up and the computer does what I had told it to do.

BTW, the Aero glass interface works great, no lags whatsoever in that respect.

Also important to know is that the HDD is completely blank, it only has Windows 7 on it, I havent installed one file or application.

So I think this is a HDD problem since it just crashed a few days back, but I can't be sure.

Ohh, last problem, My keyboard doesnt work completely (it used to with XP), in Windows 7 i couldn't press Shift or Caps Lock and some other alphabets, today morning I could press shift and Caps Lock, but those same alphabets di... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes after clean install

Okay, new problem.

Just restarted my computer and after the Starting Windows screen, all I get is a black screen with a mouse, and I can move the mouse around but nothing opens, and HDD light was blinking a lot at the Starting Windows screen but on the black screen, no blinking.

This reminds me of a virus my brother had on his laptop last week (running XP). His laptop was working fine and then he started it one day and after the windows screen it just goes black with a mouse pointer.

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  

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Hello, my computer has been freezing for the past few days every time I try to login.

It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes.

I can login in safe mode fine and even normally if I do diagnostic mode from msconfig.

I tried repairing windows 7 startup, but it detected no errors. I tried a clean install but the problem stayed.

all help is appreciated

A:Computer freezes after login, even after clean install

"It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes"...

Sounds like a video card issue. What are your complete computer specs, and what kind of video are you running? On-board or separate video card?

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Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

Have successfully already got the latest current 32-Bit Windows 8.1 (upgrade 1 etc.) running smoothly (since it was released to market) using the original retail Windows 8 Pro DVD Physical Media (from Amazon [pre-order]) to upgrade from within a running & activated copy of 32-Bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

Ideally would like to move to 64-Bit Windows 8 (then 10) to access 8GB of RAM.

Have just discovered that neither my 32-Bit or 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD's will clean install with a single blank HDD.

Both Win8 DVD's boot, then the blue 4 panel Windows logo appears, then the white dots circular spinner appears below the blue Windows logo, then the entire screen goes blank to black (but remains powered on) and nothing then seems to take place - no HDD light activity any more - nor any DVD Drive light activity that stops as well - just slow light pattern changes on my lit up (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) RAM.

The desktop has been at black screen for just over an hour now (writing this on laptop) no HDD / DVD indicator light activity - even with a brand new SATA cable!

Any ideas how to overcome this weird problem as also would ideally like to be able to clean install just Windows 8.1.


A:Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner


I am also having this problem with my win8 DVDs. The 32 bit actually throws an error screen after the spinners, but the 64 bit just goes blank/black like yours. I have no idea what to do.

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type

A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

Your systems may not be supported for Windows 10, you can check here:  Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported System List

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Hi everyone. It seems I have the worst luck with Windows these days, but here is my problem.

I have made two clean installs of Windows 2000 Professional today trying to figure out a problem. It all started with my first install. It was behaving funny, freezing on startup (after desktop icons loaded) every other reboot or so. I put the latest Via chipset drivers on there, and nVidia video drivers (to get out of 16 color mode) and then the freezing upon boot seemed to stop.

I had already made the mistake of installing a few applications such as Firefox and Atomic Clock Sync, etc. Not only did it crash on boot every other boot or so, it would always freeze 2-3 minutes after starting a VNC session (using RealVNC). I tried troubleshooting those problems all evening, and I thought I would just start clean, in case something happened along the way.

So an hour or so ago, I started the 2000 install process again. It went fine and didn't have any problems. I installed a firewall first, just to be sure I didn't get the new install infected in any way. I went to download the nVidia drivers so I could actually see things in a decent resolution and color quality. That went fine as well.

I installed RealVNC and tried it from another machine. Speed was nice and fast, but just like before, it freezes the whole computer after 2-3 minutes, and I have to do a hard reset. Same result with UltraVNC I'm afraid.

I posted this in the Windows forum because I've checked ou... Read more

A:Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

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I'm trying to install a 'clean' installation of vista
I already have vista on my computer as my operating system but I have been experiencing problems.
I'm booting from the vista disc, and everything seems to be working correctly until after the first start up. Once I get to the screen where it says 'completing installation', suddenly it just stops working. It's not really frozen, but it will not continue the installation. I've tried installing it around five times and this has happened every time.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?


A:Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

Elaborate a bit please: Do you have Vista already installed and you are trying to install another copy over the existing one? A clean install to me means that you have removed the previous installation of Vista.

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I have a Asus Zenbook laptop (UX31). I crushed my MBR and somehow I couldn't ever restore it so I did a new clean install (even though I have a Windows.old folder with most if not all of my old files).

And so the usual boring process began: download drivers, installing them, installing the usual software (Avast, Comodo firewall, Chrome, Office, Adobe programs...) and almost on top of that I began doing lot of work with it, sadly I have almost no time to lose.

Somewhere in that process I started noticing some performance problems: doing different things (open a new chrome tab, clicking a link, open folder, clicking low workload buttons in any program) makes the whole thing freeze for 1-4 seconds. Most of the times the mouse can still be moved during the freeze moment, other times even the mouse is freezed for those 1-4 seconds which is more annoying.

In the last install nothing like this happened, system was perfectly fluid. As far as i can remember I have installed the same drivers from the same Asus page, and the same software. Obviously something is different.

I had the suspicion it was COMODO firewall that was freezing things (its alert windows usually freeze more consistently) so I temporarily "disabled it": but problems persist.

Can you help?

A:Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Hello Joker mate what media are you using to install with? May I suggest this to you if you are doing a factory restore as I don't know what you are using (machine wise)

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Some system specs would be very welcome
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hey everyone, I seem to have a recurring problem that I just can't puzzle out on my
own and need some help here.

A few months ago I had to replace my power supply unit, and at the same time decided to
upgrade my RAM and OS (moving from Windows Vista to Win 7).
Before I was running on 1 gig of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. I updated it to PNY 4 gigs
(also DDR2 PC2-5300). Computer kept restarting so I brought it down to 2 gigs - things
worked ok for a little while and then I started to have similar problems again. My PC
continually restarts itself randomly, Displays the Blue Screen after an hour or so of
operation and constantly freezes on the starting Windows 7 logo screen.
I have absolutely no clue where these issues could be coming from. All of the RAM seems
to be accurate spec wise and I don't believe the Power Supply to be at fault. Also, this is more recently, whenever I try to sync up my iPod with iTuens, my system also decides to restart itself randomly during the sync. Any help
on the issue would be GREATLY appreciated.

Below are additional PC specs:

- OS Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
- CPU, Intel Core 2 - (2) of them at 2.13 GHz
- 2 Gigs PNY RAM
- (any additional specs needed - please let me know!)

I'm out of ideas here; any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!

A:DELL XPS710 - Blue screen/ Windows restarts itself/ Freezes on Starting Screen

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i'm sorry but i've had it. so here is what happens:
1. first you should know i had to take my pc to the shop, bought a new hdd and reinstalled windows xp service pack 3
2. I press the power button, windows start loading, sometimes a blue screen appears and if you wait long enough a welcome screen and that's it. Sometimes is goes past the welcome screen, it loads normally and freezes after half an hour. I took it to the shop and it worked fine there. Brought it back home, still blue screen etc. It start normally if i unplug the monitor. Sometimes, if i plug it back in, the monitor start normally, other times it just stays black. i'll give you any information needed, but it will take a while since i don't have the heart to restart my pc this many times. i think in the last two days i've restarted it like 50 times, no kiddin'.

ok. thank you.


AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
1.80 GHz, 512 mb of RAM


Samsung, syncmaster 943sn

Graphic Card

nvidia geforce 210
Also, here are some errors, warnings from the system log:

The NVIDIA Update Service Daemon service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

The DNS Client service could not contact any DNS servers for a repeated number of attempts. For the next 30 seconds the DNS Client service will not use the network to avoid further network performance problems. It will resume its normal behavior after that. If this problem persists, verify yo... Read more

A:Blue screen at startup, freezes at welcome screen, works when monitor unplugged

It seems to me that you might have a bad/dying power supply unit.

How long have you got the computer?

Take it to the shop and let them test it.

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i have had a few blue screens mostly while playing games. sometimes it has occurred when listening to music (winamp), and at other times i think it was Firefox that caused it. and in some cases it has been both of these apps at once.

today i decided to go through Event Viewer, from inside Everest Ultimate Edition. and i found what i think could have caused these blue screens. though this is the only entry i found that possibly relates to it. from the most recent blue screen that i had early Sunday morning. it happened just as i was shutting down. the details are as follows:

Log Name: System
Event Type: Information
Category: None
Generated on: 2008-06-15 00:04:25
Source: Save Dump
Description: 1001: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was:
0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0x805afee6, 0xb6874bc4, 0x00000000).
A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini061508-01.dmp.

i googled 0x1000008e and i found that other people have been having this error code from a blue screen. one post in particular stood out to me:

I am having the exact same problem with a few other dump codes
I've been reading forums for the last 2 hours now and have pretty much figured out my problem

My system only started crashing after I installed my vid card drivers and was either playing a game or music so the issue apears to be a conflict between my vid and audio drivers.
I uninstalled my vid drivers and haven't had a crash since, but of course this sucks because I might as well not... Read more

A:XP blue screens - fairly recent clean install

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Blue screens seem to happen randomly and they contain different information each time

I tried uninstalling the drivers for the Nvidia Geforce 8800 but it did not help.

I have attached the system information and the Mini dumps that have happened since last night.

A:Random Blue Screens on a Fresh Clean install

Here is the system info

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When I boot my computer up my computer is freezing up once in a while at the loading screen with the blue loading bar. The bar goes across about three times and the on the fourth time it stops and freezes and nothing happens after that. Once in awhile it will go to a blue error screen witht the following codes: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF9787C09, 0xF9677FE8, 0x00000000). Someone please help.

Thank you.

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes and blue error screen

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I have a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV model ST380021A. Don't know if it's SATA or not. I have a SOYO SY-P4VTP M/B. After I do a clean/new install on a formatted drive, (I even installed the SATA drivers that came w/ the mobo just in case) the computer freezes on reboot after the initial installation where it says "Setup will continue after reboot" or something like that. @ the bootscreen with the logo, the bluish bar scrolls a couple of times and freezes. Does anyone know why? I tried installing at a friends house and it worked fine so I know it's not a harddrive error but I place it in mines and it doesn't work so I create a new install and same problem.. I know it's not a temp issue since it's running < 100 F. THis is a genuine copy of XP. Just in case I used my friends. Same prob. -Thanks.

A:Computer freezes at logo screen after clean installation of XP

Well your motherboard has SATA on it, If you were installing on another machine you should be able to tell if it's SATA (small cable m/b connector) or IDE (large ribbon m/b connector).

If it is SATA, try using the other port on the motherboard.
It could also be your ribbon cable if you're using IDE.

If you could just let us know what connector it has so we can isolate the problem better.

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hello , I've got a dumpfile from a blue screen recently and was wondering if anybody could help me discern what type of error it was? I will upload the zipped dumpfile

A:blue screen after i shutdown, after a clean reformat

You need to grab all files following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Right now the cause of your BSOD seems to be a very old driver of Driver Description: Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection try and update it to the latest version available: http://www.carrona.org/drivers/drive...d=e1y60x64.sys

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800a8c3060, fffff80000b9c518, fffffa8010e07c80}

Probably caused by : pci.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time (usually 10 minutes).
Arg1: 0000000... Read more

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Thanks for all providing valuable suggestions in my previous thread Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

As I am picking the clean install option for my resolution, I am opening this new thread.

I reviewed the tutorials (Macrium) of this community. I found Macrium Reflect Free (Version: 6.0.753 (21 July 2015)) for download.

I downloaded/installed above Macrium to working PC. This version has an option to create Macrium Reflect rescue media on CD, DVD, or USB stick upon installing on working PC. I created a rescue media USB.

I created complete HDD image of my unbootable (Z580), before doing clean win 7 install. I am going to clean install Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) using my OEM KEY.

I posted the OEM DISKMAP in my previous thread Post # 90

I find System (d:\) 200 MB Windows_7 (OS) ( c:\) 653.44 GB & my Lenovo_data (e:\) 25.47 GB. Lenovo says, if I change the partition configuration, it will make built-in Lenovo recovery unusable.

I like the idea of adopting infrequent system changes (adding new programs etc) and frequent data changes (growing user documents) in image backup strategy. I mean taking system partition (d:\ + c:\) image back up as and when I add new programs and taking data partition (e:\) image backup periodically.

How do I re-structure my DISKMAP to have effective periodical image backup without disrupting built-in Lenovo recovery?

Are there any Windows 7 disk partition recommendation/guidelines?
Thanks for sharing/h... Read more

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When booting get Windows log in screen. After logging in, nothing but blue screen. When I log in in safe mode, after log in, initalizes fine and quickly

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my antivirus and spyware removal subcriptions both went out of date in oct. since then my computer will freeze up while on internet explorer for 20 secs. or so then evrything will catch up all at once. after this happened for about 3 weeks or so it finally froze up completely. when i tried to turn it off it gave me the blue screen asking me if this was the first time i had see this(which it was). when windows came back up it asked if i wanter to find solutions to this problem online. i said yes and it told me a driver and software for my intel wireless was outdated and it gave me instuctions on how to fix it. i did what it told me, but not sure if it installed right. i have not gone on the internet since except to do this. i just want to make sure nothing is wrong or that i didn't do this my self trying to be smart.

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-11-07 14:11:22
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

---- System - GMER 1.0.14 ----

SSDT \??\C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.sys ZwTerminateProcess [0x90480F20]

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.14 ----

.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeSetTimerEx + 854 8210AE18 4 Bytes [ 20, 0F, 48, 90 ]

---- User IAT/EAT - GMER 1.0.14 ----

IAT C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE[2492] @ C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE [gdiplus.dll!GdiplusShutdown] ... Read more

A:freezes and blue screen

bump !

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

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A:Freezes and Blue Screen

Try system restore and have you installed any drivers or new hardware recently?

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Hey Team,

Sorry if I have posted this incorrectly. Starting to pull my hair out over the constant freezes and blue screens in Win 7. Can you look at the below and provide some advice? Have followed your post about debug and info is below.


Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16481.x86fre.win7_gdr.091207-1941
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c17000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d5f810
Debug session time: Sun Feb 21 14:34:03.456 2010 (GMT+11)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:23:54.769
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols

Loading unloaded module list
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A:Win 7 Freezes & Blue Screen

With one dump log it's impossible to say anything.Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Z570 hangs freezes on boot with Black Screen after clean Installation of Windows 10.  Have an Z570 that I wanted to resurect to Windows 10, bought a license, installed and all appeared to be working.  Device manger showed all devices recognised without me haveing to install any drivers.  Then I rebooted it, first reboot after the install and now it hangs on boot after bios and first glimse of Windows 10 startup.  After 3 failed boots, get the option to repair, reset.  Neither have worked.  If it picked up all the devices and found built in drivers for everthing why is there an issue?  I am going to try to install from scratch again, but do not hold much hope.  I cannot go back to windows 7 as I no longer have the media. Any help, suggestions appreciated.  Have you had this issue and found a resolution?

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I downloaded Norton System works and ran the registry cleaner. It re-booted and now I only get blue screen. I cannot get to the desktop. I ran the Startup Repair and cannot fix the problem. Problem signature: Problem Event Name: StarupRepairOffline, etc.

I then tried the system restore and it said I could restore to a earlier restore point. !You must always restore the drive that contains Windows. I was trying to restore windows drive C:. It will not let me select c: drive to restore. Status says you must enable System Protection on this drive. I tried everything on the System Recovery options. I even tried safe mode and still get the blue screen.

I currently not at home and don't have my windows 7 disk with me. Can anyone have a suggestion, other than re-installing windows 7.

A:Blue screen after running Norton Clean registry option

Hi bhigdon
Maybe Norton messed up your registry and then the attempts to fix ended up messing up the installation completely.

First thing you should do is to try to get this HDD to another machine and back up any personal files you have. I beleive that further attempts to fix it might ionclude wiping it clean.

I would suggest you run a SFC /SCANNOW command, which is meant to analyze and fix the system files. But you need to run it from a command prompt, unfortunately you don't have it even in safe mode.

What you can try is to run Windows PE (which is what the installation program runs under) and then run the command from there. Please be aware I have not done it myself, so no guarantees it will work or will work right

For WinPE you need to download Windows AIK and burn a DVD with the WinPE boot

Let me know if you make progress.

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I'm getting this weird light blue screen freeze. There are lots of white pixels on the screen (looks kinda like a defrag screenshot) and then the PC freezes. I tried booting up with the orig OS DVD and tried doing a startup fix but it said it was unable to fix the PC. I did a system restore point and that was successful but later the freezing came back. It may be a microsoft update or driver conflict becase and one poing I got a Kernal error? Not sure. Please advise.

Here is my Speecy report URL - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/3VYSku0NYazKr1hRENA1gXP

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Hey I have a Toshiba NB 205 - N 311 netbook When I turn the computer on It goes all the way to the blue screens for the windows x P logo then freezes there curses still moves but no startup screen the computer has no Cd drive to reload the XP program can someone please help me within some insight on what to do to resolve this problem I have thousands of family pictures and videos that I need to get off my coputer. please help I've tried the battery thing the F 2 the at 12 at the F 8 gone as far as holding down the 0 but then realizing that it's going to erase everything so I backed out what are my other options

A:freezes blue screen xp logo

Enter Safe Mode by tapping the "F8" key immediately after Power On.

While in Safe Mode, schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

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I built a computer approximately 9 months ago, and about 3 weeks ago I came home and the computer was frozen. I restarted the computer and as soon as the motherboard screen and all following screens were garbled. So I figured that the video card must have failed. I put in a backup video card that I had and it worked for about a week. Since then the computer has been freezing and blue screening with error code 0124. It seems to mostly be blue screening when I am watching videos with VLC, it blue screens usually within 1 minute of the video starting. Twice, I was able to use the computer for two days without it freezing or blue screening. But for the past couple of days it has been worse than it has been for the past two weeks.

The motherboard, processor, RAM and hard drive are all 9 months old. The power supply is approximately 2 years old. The video card that was in there that is now garbled is about 2 years old. The video card in there since it has been freezing is about 4 years old, but for the past year it hasn't been used. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed 9 months ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.

A:0124 Blue Screen & Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by Matt16803

I built a computer approximately 9 months ago, and about 3 weeks ago I came home and the computer was frozen. I restarted the computer and as soon as the motherboard screen and all following screens were garbled. So I figured that the video card must have failed. I put in a backup video card that I had and it worked for about a week. Since then the computer has been freezing and blue screening with error code 0124. It seems to mostly be blue screening when I am watching videos with VLC, it blue screens usually within 1 minute of the video starting. Twice, I was able to use the computer for two days without it freezing or blue screening. But for the past couple of days it has been worse than it has been for the past two weeks.

The motherboard, processor, RAM and hard drive are all 9 months old. The power supply is approximately 2 years old. The video card that was in there that is now garbled is about 2 years old. The video card in there since it has been freezing is about 4 years old, but for the past year it hasn't been used. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed 9 months ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.

These were all caused by hardware (124) as you said. They are at the same memory spot each time I would run memtest to verify yours and follow the below for the 124 stop

Download a copy of Memtest86 and b... Read more

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We have a desktop at home that is totally unreliable. It always hangs every now and then, and even gives us a blue screen every now and then.

I am not really good with technical stuff so if anyone can be of assistance will be great.

A:blue screen errors, pc freezes :(

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Can someone please tell me how to fix this. Ok when I play GTA San Andreas sometimes the sound will freeze and then the screen will turn blue and it will have stuff saying there about bios or updates or disabling stuff and like 2 seconds later my computer restarts... I dont know what causes this. My comp specs are AMD Athlon xp 3200+ 2.21ghz nVidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra 1gb memory Chaintech 7NJZ ZENITH Borton motherboard nforce 2.... Please someone help me out here!!!!!

A:sound freezes and screen goes blue

BUMP* please help me !!!!!

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I have my laptop set up with a dual boot system where there is a partition on my HD one for each XP Pro boot and one for my data. One of my XP pro boot system is designed specifically for photography and is kept clean to stay fast. I do not use it often, but last time I used it there was an error screen on start up but I did not write it down. I do not think I have made any installations or changes recently to set this off. Now when I try to start that system up it freezes. It goes through the black XP screen with the XP logo in the center and the progress bar below it. Then it goes to a light blue screen with the XP logo slightly right of center and freezes there. I have let it sit for 10 minutes or so and nothing. I have also tried F8 to boot in a safe mode but it still goes to the light blue screen and freezes.

I have not had this dual boot setup for very long but have had no problems so far. Is this a sign I should employee some sort of multi-boot software to help out or is this just a problem with this particular boot?

I had made a disc image of this system setup before this happened. Should I try to reinstall that image?


A:XP Freezes on Blue Screen on start up.

Anyone, please

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My computer randomly freezes and then goes to a blue screen but the text on it is garbled. Is this a hardware problem? I think something overheated.

edit: some more info: It happens after about 10 minutes. Suddenly, my cursor isn't able to move vertically but it can move horizontally. Then it completely freezes and leads into the blue screen. After I restart the computer, the cursor thing happens just a few seconds after windows startup, so I think it really is a heating issue.

A:randomly freezes with blue screen

I'm on the computer with the problem right now and here's my hijackthis logfile in case it's not hardware related.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:19:05 PM, on 7/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\SiISATARaid\SATARaid.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I hope someone here can help me out because i'm getting stuck trying to debug this issue.

Blue Screen Information:
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80190D3B30, 0xFFFFFA80190D3E10, 0xFFFFF800039D4510)

I have read that the dump log file should be stored in Windows/Minidumps/ folder or directly under the windows folder called MEMORY.DMP but there have never been any such file created in all my crashes even though i have changed the settings from kernal dump to minidump and back and forth.

The computer gets blue screen or hangs within 0-60 minutes.
The problem has occured when i am webborwsing, watching video or gaming.

When the computer hangs, the orange load button on the computer is lit up constantly suggesting the hardrive is working nonestop.
I did some monitoring of when a freeze occured, it seems that there is a spike in activity CPU and HD then it goes dead and shortly thereafter the HD load goes to 100% all the time, dipping down brefily to 98% really fast then back up again.
After blue screen occurs, the computer has a tendancy to set my set my bios setting incorrectly. Trying to select my sotrage drive to boot before my SSD main drive. This result in a "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" message at startup and i have to e... Read more

A:Blue Screen or Computer Freezes

Hi again,
After countless more hours of debugging I seem to have things up and running stable now again.
What i did was install windows 7 on a new SSD disk which i wasn't using, tested using only that disk installed and everything worked fine, got no freeze or bluescreens.
I then added my storage drive, everything still working fine.
I'm planning to try to use the old SSD disk as storage now instead and see if it works, if not i'll just throw the disk away.
So i've removed all partitions from the old SSD disk, formated it and updated the firmware as suggested, hopfully it will work and not cause any more problems.
So to conculed it seems that there was somthing wrong with the SSD disk, i'm not sure what at this point could be the old firmware that was bugged or became incompatable.
So if you have problem like i posted above i suggest you:
a) Try to update your harddrive firmware.
b) if a doesn't solve anything, try removing the windows disk and install a clean windows on another disk and try running with that disk only.

As an extra note, i noticed that my bios was set up to run the disks in RAID mode when i was fiddeling with the firmware updates.
This seems to be the default setting, since i haven't got my disks RAID configured i decided to switch to AHCI instead which seems more reasonable. I'm not sure if this was contributing to my freezes and blue screens somehow as well.

Hope this helps anyone else out there.

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When I start up my HP it stays frozen in a blue screen, how can I fix this? What info do I post to get an answer?

A:HP laptop freezes at blue screen

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I recently bought a Samsung EVO 840 120 gb SSD and did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro on it. Also formated my other HDD's. And after that I started to experience at random times the complete freeze of windows and sometimes blue sceen of death with "clock watchdog timeout" message. They usually happens when I unpacking an archive, during file copy, downloading big files, istalling mods in nexus mod manager for skyrim or sometimes just in very random events. I noticed that usually when this happens hdd activity led on my pc case blinks continuously. When this freeze or BSOD happens I need to manually reset my computer. This problem is starting to get really annoying. Please can someone tell me how to fix this?
(Also most of the archives I download from the internet I get crc errors for most when I try to unpack them, so I have redownload it again :/)
My system:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX 8150 Eight core Black Edition
CPU Cooling: Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: GA-970A-D3 (Rev. 1.0)
Memory: hiper blue 8 GB DDR 3
Graphics Card: Gigabyte AMD HD 6970 2 GB
PSU: Gigabyte 650 W
Hard Drives:
-Samsung EVO 840 SSD 120 GB (OS)
-Samsung HDD 500 GB
Nothing is overclocked. Everything has the latest drivers. Bios is updated to the latest.
I did CPU stress test got no errors.
I did GPU stress test got no errors.
I did RAM test got no errors.
Please help me

A:Windows 8.1 Freezes and Blue Screen

No memory dumps in the uploaded reports:

Upload Dump Files:
NOTE: If using a disk cleaning utility, please stop using it while we are troubleshooting your issues.
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Also, search your entire hard drive for files ending in .dmp, .mdmp, and .hdmp. Zip up any that you find and upload them with your next post.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDumpMore info on dump file options here: Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Wind... Read more

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I have a problem which I expect is due to a corrupt BIOS chip. I'll explain everything I've done, so someone can perhaps figure out what I've done, and how it can be fixed.

A friend of mine asked me to format and re-intall windows due to it running very laboured and slow (I did add some RAM to help with speed). So, I used my old XP disk, but during set-up, there were quite a few files which couldn't be installed. XP then tried to start, but froze on the black XP screen with the blue progress bar running accross. I suspect the XP disk was damaged, so I tried again, using another XP disk, but it kept freezing in exactly the same place.

I then put another hard drive in, and had the original as the slave, and tried installing XP again, but still had the same problem. SO, I disconnected the slave, but no change.

I tried resetting the CMOS, and took the battery out a few times, for up to an hour, but no change.

I then got a hard disk from another computer with a working copy of XP on it, but with this one, it would go to the black screen asking whether you want to start in safe mode, but no matter what option I choose, it goes to the Blue Screen of death, with a 0x00000007B error.

I'm really desperate for help, as this is my friend's machine, and I'm worried I stuffed it up with a corrupted copy of my Windows XP disk.

A:XP Freezes and getting Blue Screen errors

You added ram and suspect it's something else? Remove the ram you installed and try again. Let us know what happens.

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My computer has been freezing up and running slow. I've gotten the "blue screen of death" more times than I'd care too. We did a clean up of files a while ago thinking that would help with the problem but it didn't. It only made it worse. The files that were deleted were only pics and things that we had saved so I don't think that it would be something that I got rid of. That doesn't mean that someone else in my family didn't. Help with this would be appreciated. Thanks

Here is my HJT Log: (if you need any other info please let me know)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:36 PM, on 8/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AV... Read more

A:Freezes, running slow, blue screen

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My wife's computer has been acting up the last 2 weeks, sometimes it just locks up, sometimes the monitor is covered in lines like the video card is shot, sometimes it gets the blue screen, getting frustrating.
Tried system restore but was no help.
Ran Malware Bytes, found lotsa things but still no help.

What should I try next?
Thanks in advance

A:Windows Freezes, locks up, blue screen etc

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For the past week, whenever I play any video game after so long it will freeze and give me a blue screen along with this error message:

Stop: 0x0000001E (0x10000005, 0xBC29D282, 0x00000001, 0x40858C41)

address BC29D282 base at BC132000, datestamp 42df2742 - nv4_disp.dll
beginning dump of physical memory physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group.

any suggestions?

A:Computer freezes while gaming - Blue screen

Run a program called speedfan, and tell us what you temps are (all except temp 3) when you try to play a game. You could be having an overheating problem, or now that I think of it, a problem with your vid card. Please give us your system specifications so we can help you more. If your not sure what the specs are, google cpu-z and download it, run it, and it should tell you everything about your computer.

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Please help! I don't understand why my new laptop is crashing so often. Four crashes today alone..

A:Windows crashes and freezes no blue screen

You have memory corruption issue, it can be caused by bad RAM or 3rd party driver.
And I see you have old drivers that may cause the problem, so you must update it ASAP.

ghaio.sys Mon May 30 02:34:05 2005 --> ASUS NB Probe program
sncduvc.SYS Mon Dec 29 01:14:26 2008 --> Suyin USB 2.0 Webcam driver
Then if the problem persist, test your RAM with memtest86 for at least 7 passes(better do it overnight).
RAM - Test with Memtest86+


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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc4000dbc8, ffffffffc000000e, 13d82d860, fffff88001b79b14}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032bc220
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

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