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[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re

Q: [SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re

Hello everyone. I'm new the the forums here (as in just registered), but I need some help please. Basically after attempting to open firefox today (as I have probably over 20 times a day for the last year at least), I received a blue screen of death, and now my computer seems to be shot. I know how difficult it is to diagnose something without being able to see it, so I made a short little 4 min video of me trying to turn it on and what it does. Hopefully this has happened to at least someone before.

Blue Screen of Death - YouTube

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: [SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re


From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

2. If possible using another system, possibly a laptop... etc, download and run Memtest86+ -



Download Memtest86+ here:



Which should I download?

You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

How Memtest works:

Memtest86 writes a series of test patterns to most memory addresses, reads back the data written, and compares it for errors.

The default pass does 9 different tests, varying in access patterns and test data. A tenth test, bit fade, is selectable from the menu. It writes all memory with zeroes, then sleeps for 90 minutes before checking to see if bits have changed (perhaps because of refresh problems). This is repeated with all ones for a total time of 3 hours per pass.

Many chipsets can report RAM speeds and timings via SPD (Serial Presence Detect) or EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles), and some even support changing the expected memory speed. If the expected memory speed is overclocked, Memtest86 can test that memory performance is error-free with these faster settings.

Some hardware is able to report the "PAT status" (PAT: enabled or PAT: disabled). This is a reference to Intel Performance acceleration technology; there may be BIOS settings which affect this aspect of memory timing.

This information, if available to the program, can be displayed via a menu option.

Any other questions, they can most likely be answered by reading this great guide here:


3. Connect the hard drive to another system and run chkdsk on it, connect it back after and try again.

4. Contact iBuyPower and let them know your system suddenly out of the blue is experiencing hardware failure and will not POST.



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Ok, so we have an IBM ThinkCentre Mt-M 8183 machine with XP Proffessional with Service Pack 3 that we run software on 24/7 that recieves information from multiple wireless devices.
Recently we have found that every few days the machine will have a blank blue screen when 'woken up'. The mouse is active on the screen but nothing else works. No response to Left/Right mouse click, no keyboard response for ctrl+alt+del.
Can someone please explain what this is and how to fix it.

A:[SOLVED] Blank blue screen [not BSoD] with Active mouse... NO other functionality! WH


Maybe the monitor is dodgy? Or check power settings for when computer sleeps etc..


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i'm having to boot into windows xp. on power up sytem goes through the windows xp splash screen (with progress bar) and then instead of login prompt it goes just into the blue screen with moveable mouse pointer arrow.

issue seems to be similar to:
but recommended solutions didn't help so far.

symptoms just before issue - was not able to run use some system features - utility to turn off the display, utility to bring up battery info - everything was working fine before this

what i've tried:
boot to Last Known Good Configuration - resulting in the same blue screen

boot to Safe Mode / Safe Mode with networking / Safe Mode with comman prompt - resulting in blank (black) screen with "Safe Mode" in the corners and moveable mouse

test the hardware (hard drive / memory etc.) via build in PC Doctor - all seems to be working
i am able to use bootable XP CD from other machine to get into Recovery Console
i am able to boot to simple live XP using BartPE-XPE usb key and access the hard drive

could you please help me to find solution to this issue
thank you in advance

A:Solved: blank blue screen with mouse arrow after xp splash screen

Hi krajicek, u having a same problem as me.

Btw.. yours is laptop or desktop?
If laptop wat brand are u using..Mine are FUJITSU laptop and i still
can't get it work.
I boot from the WinXP CD and it still can't recovery as well and i try
safe mode aslo can't work too..

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Blank blue screen (not BSOD) sometimes appears after booting windows 7 32 until the desktop. The computer does not respond to pressing ctrl-alt-del and reset. Only if I turn off the power. In serious games, and stress tests, no problems. Last updated bios on the MB ASUS. All drivers and windows updates are latest. In what may be the reason? Please help!

A:Blank blue screen (not BSOD). Please help!

Troubleshoot the problem by performing a 'clean boot'. Instructions here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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Ok, here is my problemWhen I switch on my computer it will freeze to a blank blue screen after around 2-5 minutes of using it.
But If I reset my computer it will be working fine.
Also if I press the power button and then the reset button straight after it will work fine to.
So basically my system feezes on first boot, but not second and then it repeats.
I have updated my graphics card to see if it would fix the problem and it didn't.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Blank Blue Screen (Not BSoD)

You will find alot of help here:

Crash and lockup debug 'How To' - Windows 7 Forums

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Okay, I have a problem involving my computer.

It's a newly built machine, say, about 2 weeks old. Custom built of course.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate edition.

The problem is that whenever I turn my computer on in the morning/afternoon after it's been shutdown for the night it eventually crashes and brings up a blank light blue-ish screen. No text, nothing. It doesn't seem to be BSOD.

This usually happens 5-10 minutes after I've been doing something like browsing the internet. And when I turn my computer back on, I get the "Windows has shut down unexpectedly" and I'm given the option to run in safe mode, normal, etc.

When checking the event logs, I'm always given a critical error when this happens:

I assumed this was a motherboard chipset error. Which would make sense, since I forgot to use the installation disc that came with my motherboard. So, I dig out the disc and insert it and install everything it recommends. So, here I am thinking I'm all set to go.. But, when I turn my computer on this morning, while checking the weather (snow ), my computer once again crashes into this blue screen. I don't know what to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And I will supply any more details if needed.

Edit: Oh, I forgot to add, the Computer works perfectly after I start it up after the crash. Everything works fine, until I shut it down and boot it back up several hours later. I can even put it to sleep an... Read more

A:Blank Blue Screen (Not BSOD)

I have exactly the same problem as described above. Believe this to be an airflow/heating issue. Have had my PCU overclocked which caused this problem to appear on a regular basis. I went back to benchmark PCU frequenccies and the problem disappeared for few months. It is now back and could possibly be due to accumulation of dust in the cpu fan and also due to the fact that I have the system in an inset drawer and therefore airflow does not wander freely as it should. Have cleaned the system and moved it to a better area. See how it goes, perhaps this will help your case too?

Kind regards,


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Blank Blue Screen

I had a virus on my PC called antivirus pro. I ran Malwarebytes to get rid of it and then when the PC automatically re-booted, after I logged in through the Vista log on screen a blank blue screen came up.
Windows appear constantly in the blue screen saying that it is trying to run task manager but that it can't find the program files to do so. I can't acces task manager or do anything in the blue screen, the windows key doesn't work either. I can CTRL ALT DEL to get back to the log on screen that's it. I have started up in safe mode and run some free registry cleaners however nothing is working. I also tried to run some repair commands from the command prompt but again no success. Help??

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Hey, I built a computer for the first time and I recently updated my GPU from a Radeon HD 4350 to a Radeon HD 6790. When I played games w/ the Radeon HD 4350, I never got the BSOD and now that I install my new GPU, I start to get it randomly while playing games. I even replaced my 500w PSU to a 775w PSU, but that didn't help.

I also don't know what type of drivers I need for my graphics card. I just downloaded AMD catalyst driver and a profile from the AMD website

Can someone help me out here please.
I appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you.

-ASUS Sabertooth 990fx (new)(up to date)
-AMD fx-6100 6-core CPU (new)
-A70 Corsair HighPerformance CPU Cooler (new)
-Corsair XMS3 16gb RAM (4x4gb 1333mhz) (new)
-XFX RADEON hd 6790 (new)(using a DVI to VGA adapter by EVGA)
-750gb hard drive (new)
-Thermaltake 775w Powersupply (new)
-Thermaltake full tower case (about 4-5 years old)
-23 inch HP monitor
-Windows 7 Ultimate x64
-Installed once and only once
- age of computer is 1 month

CPU: usually 33 degrees Celsius
GPU: Up to 41 degrees Celsius
Motherboard: constant 27 degrees Celsius
DRAM: Same as motherboard
PCI: 25 degrees Celsius

Anti-virus: AVG free edition/Advanced system care 4 pro

A:Randomly get BSOD, Blank blue screen w/ updated GPU

I also have 2 small fans entering in the front panel and 2 small fans exiting in the back panel. These fans are also the age of the computer case which is about 4-5 years old.

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Hey people,

got my dad's Sony VAIO and erm when i press the on button i get a blank blue screen no bios no vaio logo...zilch!

so i done various things including:

1. ATX Reset (Taking battery and ac adaptor off holding button for 30 secs and starting uo) = Fail
2. Reseating the RAM and ATX again = Fail
3. Reseating HDD = Fail (I just thought i'd do it but i knew it would do nothing lol)
4. Replacing RAM and ATX = 50% Fail
5. Clean fans with Duster just incase its overheating= fail

point 4 50% failed because I managed to get to BIOS into windows and you know tried to recover the computer (Factory Reset)...as soon as it restarted Blue Screen again and well it started a few times and then problem kept coming back and still does.

Any tips/tricks solutions maybe?

All help appreciated
Lots of love too all

Personally think its the MOBO or graphics card which are on their way out or already out lol

A:Sony VAIO Blank Blue Screen NOT BSOD - HELP!

What is the model # of the computer.
50% fail sounds like you have memory problems.

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Gest a Blue Screen no message.....no error nothing comes up just a Blue blank screen

A:Gest a Blue Screen no message.....no error nothing comes up just a Blue blank screen

more info please. we need more info before we can help you out. system specs, what is the error message? etc.etc.

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Hi, I'm looking at a Compaq cq60 420us with Vista Home Premium OS sp3 that is displaying a blank blue screen no matter what I do.
This is my little brother's computer. He told me that there was some very mild trauma just before this occurred.
If I boot normal, it reverts back to boot screen, then I select startup repair and it reverts to blue screen after some time.
Several minutes after that it want to find some driver files, but it can't find them. A box then pops up with several recovery options, none of them work either. Can anybody help me out???
Thank you so much for reading this!!

A:Blank Blue Screen (bsod) Compaq cq60 / Vista Home Prem.

hey, i'm sorry, i just read the bsod directions.. i'll post that stuff here in just a minute.. sorry about that..

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Hey guys, thanks in advance for any help or advice (I'm currently compiling my zip).

I don't know what the cause of the problem is, but I have some ideas. I will start by explaining the problem, and how it arose.

Playing Minecraft, I mined some dirt and horizontal blue lines / squigglies appeared on my screen. Moments computer went to BSOD, but then rebooted normally. Tried again, and the same problem occurred. I've played Minecraft before; but it could have something to do with the new update.

I recently installed windows recommended updates, the problem had not occurred before this. I also recently installed Daemon Tools Lite. I don't think it's a software conflict...

I got the blue lines, but my computer did not shut its self off. After a few moments I manually powered down. After waiting I attempted to reboot: The screen turned on, but displayed only black. I took out my battery, rams, hd, and unplugged for a while. After replacing, it booted up and the screen worked.

Prompted to initialize windows repair prior to bootup, I accepted. Not long into the diagnostic vertical green/brown lines appear. Computer did not crash... Diagnosis found no problem. Started it up, ran some freeware diagnostic tool, and it crashed halfway through. Boot up = black screen. Took out hd, let it cool down, replaced, pc boots up.


I read that it could be a power supply problem causing this. Is it possible? To me it doesn't make much sense, but the DC adapter did fail to w... Read more

A:Blue Horizontal / Green Vertical lines = BSOD / Blank Screen Bootup.

A registry scan indicates many errors. Fixing these help or cause more problems? I've never done it before.
Running sfc scans now [picked up nothing, ran 2x], then will update graphics card. Will post results.

Sorry if this thread was jumping the gun on an easy solution... but when it didn't want to start up the first few times, I became quite concerned.

After uninstalling my my nvidia drivers, before re-installing, the blue lines popped up again after the required reboot. This time they didn't cause the computer to crash, so I shut it down. I'm going to wait a while, as this seemed to be a temporary fix for the problem last time, and then install the new driver.

After waiting a boot resulted in the all-too familiar Black Screen (no splash, dos writing, or mouse pointer. But light is emitting from screen). I'm going to shut it down, and leave it off for a few hours (give it proper time to cool off).

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Hi all,

Starting yesterday my computer would go through startup... while loading the desktop it would crash to blue screen with white text (unfortunately, I can't remember the exact error message). If restarted, it either goes to a blank black screen or back to blue, and I could only get the computer to operate in safe mode with networking. My antivirus software (avast free, malwarebytes)scanned and found no infections.

I have Windows 7, Samsung laptop.

Today, I was able to start the computer normally and am functioning with internet (still acting a little funny), but I am sure something is still not right. I also did a system restore last night, with the same problems (crashing, not starting up).

Any assistance would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,


PS: I (goofily) started a similar topic in the "Windows 7" forum section without knowing this section was down here... Sorry! I tried to delete the topic/post but couldn't. Thanks.

A:Blue Screen with Error Messages, Blank Black Screen on startup

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Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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So I've had this computer for almost a year:
HP Pavillion a1250n
250G Maxtor HDD
2x 512mb DDR 3200 ram 400Hz (1Gig)

Brought to it's knees this weekend enexpectedly, I am attempting to install Windows XP Pro. I have used the maxtor diagnostic util to wipe the HDD to all zeroes, leaving one big unpartitioned space.

When I boot from the Windows XP CD it goes though the install just fine, formats the space, and copies the files, seemingly alright. When it reboots, it goes through the whole BIOS screen fine, it again asks to press any key to boot from CD, and if nothing is pressed goes directly to a blank screen, no cursor, no loading, nothing. Leaving it for up to an hour does nothing. Monitor is on, and signal seems active, but nothing is coming though.

I can access recovery console, but I'm getting in over my head at that point. Can anything in there help me?

Any advice is good advice, I messed with this all weekend long and it is getting old.

A:Windows half installs, blank screen after BIOS screen


When the PC reboots after copying files it should then read from the boot device, it may be possible that the BIOS is set incorrectly with the boot device not being set as the bootable drive.

Go into BIOS and ensure that the first bootable device is the HD you are loading windows onto, also remove any devices attached to the bootable drive such as any slave drives and that the jumper is set to master, not slave or cable select, if the CD rom that you are loading windows from is slaved to the master drive then place it on its own IDE channel and rerun the setup from scratch.

The only other time I have seen this happen is when the drive itself is flaky, that was only once though and I had to replace the drive.


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There have been post similar to this and I've searched but they have different reasons, I thought it would be quicker if I just made my own post

Recently, I experienced a mysterious lag spike out of nowhere and it affected everything I did for a while. After trying to make it run smoother and quicker, I just decided to restart. I restarted and was greeted with the option to repair my files or start windows normally. I chose to repair my files and it took me to a blank blue screen. I restarted again and then it took me into an infinite boot loop. I eventually fixed that by picking a few options from the 'esc' menu and by going into the Repair Environment. (F8)

After that, I went straight to the blank blue screen without giving the two options. I haven't installed anything recently, so I don't know what the cause would be or how to fix it.

A:Solved: Windows Vista Blank Blue Screen

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First I run Windows 2000 and keep it updated as much as Microsoft releases updates. I also reguarly run anti-virus, anti-spyware, defrag, etc. The problem started 2 weeks ago when I booted the computer it showed the MB splash screen and then instead of the 2000 loading screen it just showed "Error loading OS." in the top left. Well I figured the hard drive was going so I pulled it out, blew it off, tapped on it, checked connections and stuck it back in. Rebooted and everything seemed fine and has the past 2 weeks. Well today I was playing Civilization 4 and the screen went blue. Yes the dreaded blue screen, but no error messages on the screen or anything. Just a solid blue screen. The computer didn't respond to anything so I pushed the power button on the case. Well upon restarting nothing happens. Just a blank screen. No MB splash screen or anything. Everything is powered up and I can hear the hard drive spinning, but nothing is on the screen.


Windows 2000 Pro
ASUS P4C800E Deluxe mobo
3.2Ghz P4
1.0 GB Kingston ValueRAM
ATI 9800XT
Maxtor hard drive (Old)

Any help is appreciated.

A:Error loading > Blue screen > Blank screen

Doubt this will help but have you tried seeing if you can start in safe mode?

Reboot and hit F8 as it tries to start up. Think it is F8 in 2000

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I'm getting a blank screen when my computer boots up. Not even a Bios screen or anything. But, Win 7 seems to boot up fine in the background. I can hear the welcome chime in the background after a little bit.
I was in the process of putting in a new SSD when this happened. Tried to unplug it and restart, but same problem. Now I have everything else unplugged but the graphics card, and the old hdds. Still nothing but blank screen.
I'm wondering if it's the graphics card or the power supply that are spotty. Fan is spinning on the graphics card, but I'm not sure what to make of that by itself.
Not quite sure what to do now....

Mobo: Gigabyte 870A-UD3 AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: GSkill DDR3-1600 4GB
Graphics: MSI N460GTX Fermi
Power: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W modular
OS: Win 7 Ultimate OEM - clean install

A:Blank Screen, No Bios Screen, Win 7 boots fine, Now What?

You might have the splash turned off in the bios. Have you checked the settings in there. When the computer boots start hitting the button to get you into the bios seeing as you can't see it.

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Hi.Finally fixed the blank screen after bios updated to 1.60 ,but without crisdisk because never worked.


1) https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...Board&_sacat=0

2) http://www.mediafire.com/file/9paazd...0C660D-1YE.zip


-Disassemply the laptop and disconect motherboard from case

-Find bios chip named WINBOND W25Q16BV (photo 1)

-Downlload tools from mediafire
-Unzip downloaded folder
-Unzip "CH341A-programmer-software" folder and install usb drivers from "DRIVERS" folder.
-Open CH341A.exe with admin rights
-Please see this photo carefully before connect "usb programmer" to the laptop usb.
-Connect "Usb Programmer" to usb laptop and the "Clip" to bios chip on the motherboard ( please see again the (photo 1)
-If you installed the drivers the "CH341A.exe"when you open, on the right bottom corner it says "device 0 connected"
-If you have connected all then click "dedect" button.Then select" W25Q16BV"and click ok.Then CH341A programm read you bios chip (if you not connect with the right way you get an error)
-Click "open" button and select "bios.rom"from unzipped folder you have downloaded before.
-Finally click "auto" button and flashing bios wil begin.If all done success you get a message "chip and buffer are same"
-Disconect clip from the bios and test your laptop again.

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I have done a Lenovo Critical Update, Since that I have that done, as i reboot the laptop, it will take me to the Blue screen showing the below Error Your PC/Device need to be repaired  The Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information. File:\BCDError Code: 0xc0000034 once i ESC, it will take me to BIOS, i have arranged to place my HDD as the booting source but still it does the same, once I reboot the Laptop, and press F12 it will take me to a booting option menu as I need to choose mt HDD to get to Windows

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Our organization requires Laptops to be Encrypted with a PIN #. One of our Laptops is giving me trouble. I have Bitlocker turned on and fully encrypted and have require Startup PIN with TPM in the Require additional authentication at startup in GPEDIT. I also have the Enable use of Bitlocker Authentication Requiring preboot Keyboard input on Slates enabled. When turning on the Laptop Bitlocker comes up with the light blue screen where you enter the PIN but the screen is blank. It doesn't say Bitlocker or have a box to enter the PIN #. Now I can just type the pin # and press enter and it works and loads windows as normal. I obviously can't give this Laptop to a user like this.

Anybody have any suggestions as to a resolution to this issue.
Thank You.

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I am working on an instrument that runs Windows 7 embedded and has a touch screen. I needed to replace the single board computer and then edit the settings in the BIOS for the touch screen to work properly.

Swapped the single board computer, edited the Bios and booted into windows. Display was not good but visible- I realized I had forgot to change one of the BIOS settings (resolution size) but did remember to change the other setting 24bit color.

When I rebooted to get back into the BIOS to make the other change the screen is blank. Cannot boot from a CD since instrument does not have a drive.

The only thing I can think of use an external monitor instead of the touch screen to look at the BIOS?

Does this sound reasonable? Could I have done something that is rendering the SBC useless now?

Thanks for your help in advanced!

Best Regards,

A:Solved: Windows 7 embedded blank monitor screen after changing BIOS setting

The last BIOS change you made was to the resolution so it's reasonable to assume that you've set it to a value that the display device cannot handle (res too high most probably). You will need to plug in an external monitor temporarily so you can see the BIOS settings to set the resolution to a lower value.

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Hi guys,

Need your input on this.

Yesterday, while I was using my PC, the screen suddenly went black, and tried to 'restart' itself - ie it would go black, and turn on again, but there's no image, so it would go black again. After a while it would freeze and I would have to do a hard reboot.

It rebooted normally and I could use it again - for a few hours. This time, the same thing happened, except that at the BIOS screen, there were graphical anomalies (Checkered boxes with vertical lines) on the screen. This went on to the Windows XP boot up screen (the one with the progress bar), and then the blue login screen. The blue login screen was in fact blank without the Windows XP font in the middle.

However as soon as it got to my desktop, it would freeze and the same screen-blank-and-restart (forgive me for lack of a better term) thing would start looping again. Basically I cannot boot up Windows.

At first I thought it was an overheat issue so I let it to cool down for a few hours before turning it back on - but to no avail.

I did some searching on the net then and tried the following:
- switch out RAM sticks
- disconnect power supply to other less essential parts like CD rom and secondary hard drives (In case there wasn't enough power) for the GPU
- uninstalled graphics drivers (to which it allowed me to boot normally without artifacting and freezing. However artifacts were still present at BIOS and XP progress bar screen). However once I reinstalled th... Read more

A:Solved: Screen goes blank, freezes, artifacting at BIOS & cannot boot up Windows afte

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Specs: HP Compaq 5100 SFF Running XP PRO SP3 With A 2.8 GHz P4 and 3 GBs of RAM.
Let me tell you what happened. I was having problems with a very, very slow CD/DVD combo drive and I looked around and around and could find only one thing that seemed like it would help and it made perfect sense. You see, I have a good computer, but it is a Small Form--not allowing me to add much to it. Anything that I have added has to be added as a slave device. Anyway, my configuration was this: My boot drive is a 80 GB SATA drive. Then, I have only one IDE Controller on the Motherboard, which has the CD/DVD drive as master and an old 40GB Hard Drive as slave. My optical drive was turtle or snail slow when viewing pictures, copying/pasting files to the HD, and anything that is data oriented. So, what I did was disconnect the slave HD drive to see if that would make it run like an optical drive was supposed to run, a little slow, but bearable. When I did this, and reconnected and rebooted, it would not boot to anything--safe mode, windows, last known configuration, hp recovery, 2 boot discs, nothing! At the opening screen, I get the opening HP screen, but it has stripes. I go into BIOS and the menus are striped. If I try to boot to Windows/Safe Mode, I get either a black screen where nothing happens, an endless pause, or a Blue Screen telling me that I have a BIOS error and they have stopped at this point to avoid any further damage. There's also a message telling me to press F7 to disable A... Read more

A:Blue Screen BIOS/ACPI Error--Striped Screen Upon Reboot: Please help!

 to the Bleeping Computer forum.

At the opening screen, I get the opening HP screen, but it has stripes. I go into BIOS and the menus are striped.

My assumption is one of the memory sticks got loosed from it's slot when you played with the HDD. Please remove the memory modules and use a pencil rubber to clean it's gold plated contacts.  After making sure the contacts are clean and shining, inset them to the slots. If there is more than one module, connect one at a time. Now try to boot the system.

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Help. Newbie installing a video card.  Have old H530. Updated PSU to 500W. That works fine.
when installing GeForce GTX 1050... get nothing but black screen.  Disabled integrated video drivers but still black Screen.  Compatibility issue?  BIOS settings?  Help please.
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type and graphics card model


Go to Solution.

A:IdeaCentre H530: upgraded to GTX 1050, solved blank (black) screen with BIOS settings

I am not sure that the H530 has a (Graphics Output Protocol (GOP) compliant BIOS, and may just support video cards that used the older Legacy VGA BIOS, but you can try disabling Secure boot, and enabling Legacy boot in the BIOS and see if that will let the card be detected. Good Luck,

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CPU: Intel Core2 QUAD 9300
Motherboard: AsRock x48 TurboTwins
Ram: DDR2 2x 2GB, 800 GHz, brand Hynix
GPU: ATI HD 5770
PSU: Corsair 650 W
OS: Windows 7
Custom build

I installed Civilization 5 (and directX 9 as well because I was asked to during the installation). After few minutes of being in the game a blue screen popped up (I do not know what message was on there). I restarted the computer and system recommended to run the fix mode. I launched it and after a while I was advised to bring the settings back to the restore point. I acknowledged this but then all I saw was a black screen. Since then, after each restart the screen goes black. If I manage to go to BIOS after 5-10 seconds the screen goes black. I cannot even reinstall Windows.

Those 5-10 seconds in BIOS are enough to check the temperatures on CPU and MB: they are around 30 degrees Celsius so overheating is not the problem. I connected the monitor with my laptop and it works, so monitor is fine. There are no loose connections. There is no dust and debris - this system is 2 months old.

Problem might be in the graphics card. Several weeks ago the screen used to go grey after playing Fallout 3 for 10-15 minutes. I disabled the audio on the card and that solved the problem. However, Windows still indicated that there is something wrong with the GPU; on the other hand, drivers were up-to-date.

Can anyone help please? Or let me know what you think might be wrong.


A:The screen goes black after previous blue screen (even in BIOS)

Since you are having a graphics issue in both the BIOS startup screen and while Windows is open, it does sound like a graphics card problem and not a driver problem. Do you have another graphics card to substitute for test purposes?

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I read the posting instructions but it's a little difficult for me to run that program because my computer won't actually display anything. But here's what I can answer:

OS - Win 7 64bit

Original OS - Vista Home Premium October 2010

OS is retail upgrade

Hard Drive has been in use since October 2010, everything else is less than 48 hours old.

I haven't reinstalled the OS

CPU - Intel Core i7 2600k

Videocard - BFG nVidia GeFroce GTX280 1GB

MoBo - ASUS P8 H61-M

PSU - Corsair GS600 600 W (48A on 12v if that's relevant)

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (2x4GB)

Don't know about system manufacturer, they're different parts. The Case is by NZXT and the 1.0 TB HDD is by Seagate.

This is going to be a bit of a long read so I'll start off by giving the short version of all this.

Here's the short version:

I built this PC yesterday and it was working but couldn't 't display the native (1920 x 1080) resolution. I got "Out of Range" error on my monitor when I tried to change it to any other resolution. I installed an nVidia control program and made a custom resolution of 1920 x 1080. About half an hour later, I got a blue screen. Now when I start it up I just get a black screen, no error messages, just a black screen. It isn't just my own monitor, I've tried it with another fully functioning one too.
And more detail here:

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A:Black screen after Blue Screen, no BIOS, no display

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Does the system display the Asus splash screen before going to the black screen?

Have you checked to see if the video card has power (the extra power plugs in most cards these days)? Have you checked to make sure the fan is working, and that the video cooler isn't clogged up?

Have you tried another video card? I'd suspect that the video card or it's drivers are your issue. If the system boots into Safe Mode, then I'd suspect the drivers, if it doesn't boot into Safe Mode (so you can see the display) - then I'd have to assume that it's the video card.

See if you can return the video card. If not, then see if you can borrow one from another computer - or buy one that you can return if it's not needed.

Good luck!

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im back with yet another strange problem, lol.

k, it all started a while ago when i stuck a disc in the computer and got a blue screen, 0xf4. turned out to be something to do with a critical process dying. neway thought it was disk drive so i yanket it out. fired it up and away she went, several days later, came back from work, and went to check on some downloads, only to see the same blue screen. was confused but restarted comp and it fired up so i ignored it. then today i found the comp on a blue screen again, only this time the error code was 0x50 which is bad ram, vid ram, etc, or pci card. ran a mem test, ram ok. tried to fire it up, in normal, safe and debbugging.

normal and debug mode gave blank screens, no cursor or nethin. safe spat out the usual clap trap, then stopped and just hung, tried again and got blank screen. i searched google to find that microsoft reckons that the mbr, bootsector or ntldr are stuffed. can boot into the ubcd4win so i fired up the dskprobe tool and it all is jibberish to me, lol. ive tried searchin google to figure out if theres a fault in the mbr but cant find it.

ive attached the mbr from the first sector from the hdd called sector00*blah blah* and the ntfs backup mbr from the last sector called end disk *blah blah*

neideas people in internet land?????


A:Solved: BSOD (Blank Screen Of Death) lol

christ knows y but my comp is workin now. i think it was chkdsk. i ran it while ubcd4win was runnin.

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My screen blacks out randomly during games. As far as I can tell, the game/computer freezes as nothing I do changes anything and I have to go around the computer, yank out the power cord and stick it back in.

Games include:
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Duke Nukem 3D
Bejewelled 2 [Deluxe]
The Sims
Medal of Honour: AA

I've d/led all of the latest drivers for my graphics card (Radeon X300), I have DirectX 9.0c, I've tried yelling at my monitor and now I don't know what to do next...

This is really pissing me off. I can't even complete the TUTORIAL of DoW before the screen goes black and I have to make my trip around the desk.

Note: The screen says "No signal detected" when it screws up, so it's not the screen recieving a "black" signal, it's not recieving any information whatsoever.

Maybe they've had a fight and don't want to talk to each other? My modem and PC had an argument like that a while ago... >_>

A:Blue screen? No - blank screen.

Probably heat related if it runs normally otherwise. Take the side off the case and point a house fan at it while playing, see if it makes a difference. If it does, you need to get better cooling, or rearrange the cooling you have for better airflow.


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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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I had to replace my HDD in my other laptop, well I put in blank HDD, well I try to start it up and I dont get bios or post. needing to install OS and software for the laptop. I tried the Ram trick, the hard system power reset and everything I could find that people suggested for the blank screen and bios problem.

A:Blank HDD, Blank screen, and no access to Bios

I don't know that much about laptops but when you replaced the hard drive, how did you know it failed and how do you know something else hasn't failed?

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The other day all the windows and the taskbar changed colors, particularly pink and green, as in this picture:http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i198/TLS4_GatorBait/pinkworld.jpg. But then after a while the screen froze and I had to turn off the computer. Since then, there has been an endless loop of rebooting, and the boot skin (default, I don't have bootskin installed, anymore) and pictures look glitchy. Goes to blue screen which always says PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA STOP: 0x00000050.
"Last known configurations that worked" - doesn't work
Reformatting hd multiple times - doesn't work
Can't get to desktop no matter what
Trying any of the safe modes would freeze at logon screen before formatting
After formatting, all safe mode things try to work but stop with error message that reads "The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again"
"Boot logging"- nothing happens
"Enable VGA mode" - nothing happens
"directory services restore mode" - does nothing
"debugging mode" - does nothing

I don't know what half these things do but they didn't work apparently.

For what its worth, I have Windows XP with SP2 on an alienware laptop (not sure of the exact model but thats not important). I reformatted the hard drive/ hard disk or whatever so there can't be really anything installed thats bad or whatever. I can't do dumps or whatever all that stuff is because all it does it cyc... Read more

A:Solved: Blue screen (BSOD)

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Hi Guys, I've literally spent HOURS squinting at my tiny iPhone screen
pouring over post after post on Google. :(

Here's the problem:

*brand new, 1TB Hitachi HD
*attempting to install Vista Home Premium; with Hewlett Packard's System Recovery, factory made CD's
*have had a 1TB drive before in the machine; I have also REPEATEDLY used these disks to restore my system, in the past
*the CD's work, Vista loads, HP's driver platform loads the drivers, the Os functions all the way to the point where it asks for region & timezone
***after resetting, after the initial "region config", Vista hangs at the blue "one-time setup process" screen. The little green cursor/bar thingy at the bottom of the blue screen marches across the screen with impunity. Nothing is happening; I've had the computer on this screen for so long, the power settings put it into hibernate (which I think means at least 5 hours with no activity). The high-speed Internet IS working. I've done a fresh, full restore 3 times with identical results. :(

I read alot of BSOD posts... But I don't think is a true BSOD; I have found others reporting this problem, but thus far the solutions offered have been insulting (it CAN'T be a virus, I very much doubt it's a driver problem, as I am using factor-made model-specific disks)

Thank you guys so much for your time! I very much appreciate your input; I am so very sorry to burden you, I tried everything I could to fix this on my own. :)

A:Fresh install, Factory disk, Screen hangs at blue configure screen, not BSOD I think

Oh, full sys specs in my profile. ;)

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This can happen at any time for me (including when I was re-installing windows in an attempt to fix the problem... did not go well ) but more often than not happens during web-browsing and especially when watching youtube vids. I'm going to assume it has something to do with my graphics card as the blue screen does not actually come up... instead the screen goes black and then I have to restart the computer. Anyways upon boot up and log in I get a windows message that tells me that windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown ect.. and the numbers are:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 85AA3510
BCP2: 93218A5E
BCP3: C000009A
BCP4: 00000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSOD - Screen goes black and upon restart tells me I got a blue screen

Have you activated your Win 7?

Fully and completely update your Win7. Afterwards, I'll be asking you to submit a file which will show me all of the installed updates.

The update procedure will take qute a period of time since you do not have SP1 installed. This means there are updates to get you up to SP1 and then there about 100 updates post-SP1.

Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

Check for Updates (left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the ?Windows is up to date? in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

Use the ?critical update? procedure until all important updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with:
a) Microsoft Bing Desktop which is of questionable value
b) a list of about 34 language updates.

You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates.
When you click on 34+ optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
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I am running Windows XP on an Nspire laptop purchased just a few months back. I installed Ad Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyblaster, Zone Alarm, and Windows Defender in addition to the Verizon Security Suite that was currently running in order to find and delete some adware viruses. Spybot was successful and everything was restored to normal for a couple of days until I restarted and got a blue screen error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and stating that I should disable BIOS memory options. I assumed that I had too many virus scanning programs and firewalls installed so I was able to boot into safe mode as administrator and deleted all of the before mentioned programs except for Windows Defender and Verizon Security Suite which I planned to keep. At restart I received the same blue screen message so I went to the BIOS setup menu to check the memory options and my BIOS menu has extremely limited settings options (Phoenix Trusted Core) which frustrated me and I (stupidly) reset the default settings. Now I was unable to get past the black screen telling me that Windows failed to start normally. So I went to the XP recovery CD and tried recovery and now all I get is a blue screen saying hard drive not found.
This laptop was purchased "Vista ready" but with XP Pro installed by my request. Could the problem possibly be that XP setup is not recognizing the hard drive because I reset the settings to default and now the hard drive is recognizable by Vista but n... Read more

A:Solved: Changed BIOS settings to default, blue error screen, hard drive not found

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My computer has been seemingly randomly crashing, usually without a blue screen (a minority of the time with blue screen), where the screen freezes, all USB devices are unpowered, and the speakers replay whatever was in the last 1/4 of second on what seems like a loop.

Most of the time it's while watching streaming video (90% of the time from twitch.tv, 10% from Netflix/Hulu), but that coincides with my normal computer habits and may not be the issue. I've updated all device drivers and Win7 that I can find.

The one thing I'm concerned about is my "Important Messages", the flag thing in the taskbar has been up with a message about updating my anti-virus check, Symantec, even though it is currently up to date and I've run it in the last day or two. That flag won't go away no matter how many times I update it.

EDIT: I recently ran a memory diagnostic, it didn't appear to find any major issues.

Here's some of the required info:

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? ? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
Win 7 x64
? What was original installed OS on system?
This is the first and only OS on the system
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
I installed it when I put together the computer
? Age of system (hardware)
Was built ~ Fall 2010
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
I have not reinstalled the OS, so 2010
ACPI x64-based PC
with Intel Core i7 CPU processor
? Video Card
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A:[SOLVED] BSOD on Windows 7 x64 no blue screen


We don't have too many dumps here that are recent, but the most recent from 2 months ago is of the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) bugcheck.

A kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL (Interrupt Request Level) that was too high.

Usual causes are a device driver has a bug and attempted to access invalid memory, the pagefile has been corrupted or there is a memory problem.

First off, I recommend temporarily removing and replacing Norton with Microsoft Security Essentials for troubleshooting purposes:

Norton removal tool - https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...eb&pvid=f-home

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

If after removing and replacing Norton you're still crashing, please enable Driver Verifier to test for further device driver conflicts:

Driver Verifier:

What is Driver Verifier?

Driver Verifier is included in Windows 8, 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 to promote stability and reliability; you can use this tool to troubleshoot driver issues. Windows kernel-mode components can cause system corruption or system failures as a result of an improperly written driver, such as an earlier version of a Windows Driver Model (WDM) driver.

Essentially, if there's a 3rd party driver believed to be at issue, enabling Driver Verifier will help flush out the rogue driver if it detects a violation.

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When i boot up my computer i get a blank bluescreen. My computer sits at the blue screen for about 3 mins and then loads my desktop. I did think it was a virus but i have done a bunch of scans and came up with nothing.
Any help would be great

A:[SOLVED] Blue Screen on Startup (NOT BSOD)

try inserting your disc and running repair

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Good afternoon everyone,

Today I installed 4GB x 2 Corsair Red Vengeance RAM sticks, these were added to my 2GB x 2 Corsair Ram Sticks that have a lower clock speed.
Whenever I start up a game I can play for a bit I tend to get a BSoD, I know this is a common problem but I'm not quite sure how to fix it.

I have a feeling the problem may stem from the fact that I'm mixing 2 different types of RAM sticks with different clock speeds.

Considering that I've never posted a thread on TSG that was not solved by the gentlemen here, I'm hoping that this problem can be resolved.

Also: Even though my system states that I have 12.0 GB, TSG SysInfo still claims I have 4GB.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 26772 MB; D: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 46892 MB; X: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 5714 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-890XA-UD3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Here's what has happened so far:

Had two old RAM sticks & two new RAM sticks = Blue Screen of Death
Took out the old RAM and tested the new sticks. There were no errors.
With only the new RAM, my PC froze twice and then wo... Read more

A:Solved: Getting blue screen (BSoD) after installing RAM.

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Windows 7
Original OS was Windows 7 64bit
Full retail version
3.5 year old system
3.5 year old OS
Have not re-installed OS

Processor- AMD FX 8320 8core Processor, 3.5GHz
RAM- 8.00GB
OS- Windows7 64bit
VC- AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
MB- Gigabyte 907A-D3P
PS- RaidMax RX 530ss

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Windows 7
Original OS was Windows 7 64bit
Full retail version
3.5 year old system
3.5 year old OS
Have not re-installed OS

Processor- AMD FX 8320 8core Processor, 3.5GHz
RAM- 8.00GB
OS- Windows7 64bit
VC- AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
MB- Gigabyte 907A-D3P
PS- RaidMax RX 530ss

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my pc is triggering BSOD's randomly as it seems.
I do not have a clue why.
I updated all drivers and launched Wondershare PC care, did a system reset to previous position but no use.

Windows 7 Home premium on a Dell laptop XPS L502X from 2012
64 bit, pre installed
Intel Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @2.30GHz
NVidia GeForce GT 525M

See zip files attached.



A:[SOLVED] Blue screen BSOD - random crashes

Hi Jan, welcome to TSF!

Almost everything is pointing to a power /switching/saving problem with the Wireless USB device drivers. The culprit looks like the Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA Mini-Card Network Adapter, not the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 that was connected during the collection of data.

There appears to be a remnant of a Sunbelt Vipre being loaded, gfibto.sys GFI Boot Time Operations Driver. Uninstallers for most security software can be found here if you have had this installed previously: Antivirus Uninstallers Note that remnants from old security software often cause problems like this.

The Wondershare PC Care software looks like it uses snakeoil/scareware tactics to sell, I would not use it or recommend it's use to others.

I advise that you update/reinstall with all the latest drivers available from the Dell support site for your laptop. Begin with the chipset drivers then the graphics drivers (2x sets) before the networking (3x sets) drivers. Then update any others still remaining. Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

You may need to search your local Dell support site for the HSPA driver, I'm having difficulties tracking it down. The latest I can see that might work is the A13 driver here: Download Dell Precision M4500 Notebook 5540 HSPA Mini Card Driver A13 Driver for Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows XP X64 / Windows Vista64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 x64 either of the below fixes mentioned there could the the fix we are looking for:

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? OS - Vista
? x86 32 bit
? What was original installed OS on system? none (installed Vista after building)
? Full retail version of OS
? Age of system (hardware) about 1.5 years, built in February 2009
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? no, installed February 2009
? AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition
? Onboard Video: ATI Radeon 3100
? ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131330)
? Power Supply - EarthWatts 380W ATX12V v2.0 80Plus Certified power supply

Problem: over the last week I've had Windows freeze 4-5 times. The cursor doesn't move and if I'm watching youtube or something the sound just stops and stutters for a while. A few times the screen has gone black. Once I got the blue screen of death. I tried the keyboard and caps lock would not go on/off, but the disk drive would open and close, my USB powered speakers were still on, and the power button/reset button on the front of the case worked.

A:[SOLVED] BSOD- Computer freezes, followed by blue screen

I'm concerned about the 380 watt PSU - it may not be enough to run the system. I'd suggest posting over in the PSU forums just to be sure: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f210/

2 memory dumps in the attachment - one from Jan 08, 2010 and one from Jun 08, 2010
2 different STOP error codes (0x7F and 0x8E) - both blaming ntkrpamp.exe. This is the kernel (core) of the Windows operating system. It's not likely to be at fault - because if it was, you'd be having many more problems than you're currently experiencing.

The first thing of note is the ASACPI.sys driver dated from 2004. This is well before Vista came out and is known to cause BSOD's. I would suggest visting the Asus website here: http://support.asus.com/download/dow...ge=en-us&os=24

Once there, please open up the Utilities category. Then download and install the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit" This will update the ASACPI.sys driver to a 2009 version.

You also have an AtiPcie.sys driver dated from 2006 - and that should be updated. To do this, go to the link above - but this time select the Chipset section. Then download and install the "AMD Chipset Driver V1.3.0.49 for Windows Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit & Windows 7/7 64bit--(WHQL)" This will update the AtiPcie.sys driver to a 2009 version also.

Update your Foxit Reader and any components that it may have added on to your browser - there are known issues with it. Also, please check your Action C... Read more

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We have a new laptop Toshiba Satellite M45 S2693, Pentium M 1.73 GHZ 1GB Ram. The problem is that every so often the screen goes blank, it turns light blue, it's not the blue screen of death, there are no error messages. If we are playing music you can still hear it without any problems, to fix the problem we have to restart the computer. I have downloaded all the updates and we installed virus protection software before connecting to the internet. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Blank blue screen

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I'm getting blank blue screens on my computer everytime I play any 3D games: Freedom Fighter, Splinter Cell, Scarface, etc. During gameplay the screen will turn blank blue and reboot the computer after a couple of seconds. I have updated the drivers for everything on my computer: video card, sound card, windows updates. I have installed brand new RAM and Power Supply. This is also a fresh install of Windows.

But the problem persists. I'm at a complete loss as to what is causing the problem.

Found nothing in the Windows Event Viewer. I did get a dump file but I can't make any sense out of it (I have posted it below)
Quick Specs:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.2 Ghz (Intel Socket 478 – 400Mhz FSB) (Code: Willamette)
RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB)OCZ Special Ops XTC 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
Video Card: ATI Radeon x700 - AGP
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Hard Drives: 2 x 250 GB Western Digital Caviar SATA & 320GB Western Digital EIDE
Power Supply: Antec 480W TruPower-II

----- 32 bit Kernel Mini Dump Analysis

MajorVersion 0000000f
MinorVersion 00000a28
DirectoryTableBase 3f4db000
PfnDataBase 81a83000
PsLoadedModuleList 805624a0
PsActiveProcessHead 805685b8
MachineImageType 0000014c
NumberProcessors 00000002
BugCheckCode 1000007e
BugCheckParameter1 c0000005
BugCheckParameter2 bfb41ae6
BugCheckParameter3 9af9fb8c
BugCheckParameter4 9af9f888
PaeEnabled 00000000
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A:Blank Blue Screen

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I am having problems with my XP PC. Every time I put a blank disc into the HP dvd writer the PC crahes (blue screen suggests up dating drivers) I am using nero 8 as the writing software and dvd shrink to rip any suggestions would be welcome

A:blue screen with blank dvd

Sounds like either software conflict/incompatibility or else hardare failure. Why dont you download CDBXP. http://cdburnerxp.se/
Try and burn a CD with this. If this works, you can narrow the issue down to Nero 8, in which case you could reinstall/look for updates.

If you suspect the drive is dodgy, you could put it into another PC, install the same software and see what happens.

If you copy the exact message and post it here, it might help.

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I used to play this game called flyff and was goign to start playing it again but when I go to log on to the game it goes to a blue screen with no text at all and I have no idea what could be wrong since it worked fine before.

I am using a Saphire Radeon 9600 Atlantis graphic's card and have a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and all of my drivers are up to date.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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My hp stream notebook will come on but it shows a cursed in the top left corner and it has a blank blue screen. How do I get it to where it will be workable again

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