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Hi,

I recently upgraded my PC and since then I got numerous blue screens with some funny aftereffects. It seems to happen whenever I'm watching videos on internet with a flash based player (flash games crashes too). I can see the crash coming since there are symptoms a few seconds before the blue screen.

1) The sound cuts suddenly
2) About 5 seconds later the video freezes
3) Internet jams for everyone on my network (My PC, a Mac and my Wii)
4) About every 3 crashes, my router crashes as well (Linksys WRT54G)

I tried reinstalling flash, tried using IE and Opera (I'm normaly a firefox user). I though it could be my drivers so I reinstalled my graphic, sound and LAN driver. No difference whatsoever for the crashes. The funny part is that I never crashed while playing games, even online ones.


I really can't think what I could do more. I don't really want to reinstall Windows since I bought myself à 1To disk and it takes forever to format.

Anyone has an idea?
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Howdy and welcome to CTH:

Can you advise as to what you upgraded?

Was this a home built system or a retail system (Dell, HP, etc)

Was is a "1To disk" and where did you buy it from?

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Thanks for the reply,


I meant a 1 Terabyte Harddrive (About 4 hours to reformat :) )

It's a home built computer and we could say it's new since I changed

- Motherboard
- CPU
- Hard drive
- Graphic card
- RAM

The only thing that's left from my old PC is my Audigy Platinum and my DVD burner.
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Was is a "1To disk" and where did you buy it from?
Murray


You never answered this.

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When I said a "1To disk" I meant a "1000 GB Hard drive"

Its a Seagate that I bought at a friend's shop.
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Okay.. can you give the system specs and is your XP cd an OEM version or a Microsoft retail cd?

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Specs

Board: MSI K9A2 Platinum
CPU: AMD Phenom Quad 9500
Graphic: GeForce 8800 GT
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum


I have a retail Windows (I use the one my job gave me).

I forgot to tell, the errors I get from the blue screen are BAD_POOL_HEADER and BAD_POOL_CALLER, one time I got something like driver IRQ not less or equal (something like that). Maybe my onboard network is busted, but I can't figure why it only crashes while using Flash (can't think of something else than flash player)

Thanks for your help
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Okay.. a little searching shows you could have bad ram or a bad driver.

Are all drivers signed and up to date?

Have you ran memtest to check the ram?

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Thanks!

I finally found the problem. While I ran memtest I looked over the forum on a another computer and found something about the minidump folder. Since my memory had no errors, I activated the memory dump and found out that a file from my sound driver was the problem.

Had to update manually the driver since the setup from creative was not even updating the driver (maybe that's what corrupted the file when I first updated the driver).


Thanks again
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Not a problem.

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