Reinstalling windows is a very small chance of fixing this problem.
w7gsh, hi, hope this place can help your computer.
Here are a few things to check and post on this thread.
Let's try to find some things-
1. Go to-
Click the plus sign for 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'.
In here you will find Primary and secondary IDE Channel listings.
Double click or right click and click properties.
Click 'advanced settings'.
Under current transfer mode, what does it say in the box next to it.
Do this on both Device 0 and 1 or more.
Do this on both primary and secondary channels as I mentioned before.
We are checking the general life span left for these devices.
Which are your hard drives and optical drives.
2. From here-http://filehippo.com...ware/benchmark/
Everest Home Edition
These are to check your temperatures in your computer.
Ruin a full scan and report with these free programs.
Post the reports, or press control F and find 'temp' and post the temps.
These are easy to make reports with and save.
You should post the full reports that they can give so that a bigger 'picture' of your computer can be viewed.
3. And perhaps the first thing to do is run Windows update.
If it don't want to run or run s seemingly way too long let me know.
-If you are running the newer Microsoft Windows update that updates more then the Operating System, and includes other MS products, lets change back to Widows Update.
When you get to the Update screen, before you scan using 'custom' not express.
Click on 'Change Settings' or 'Use Administration Options' and change from Microsoft Windows Upate' to Windows Update'.
If these options are there, otherwise lets move on.
Sometimes just a simple update of a hardware device will fix the blue screen problem.
4. And just common sense. Open the case and check to see if all the fans are spinning, including the power supply fan.
This may sound like a lot but it's easy.
It will take the most time to download those programs and make reports.
But these are very telling on what is happening in your machine.
I think Dell still gives warnings about the case being opened.
Just press whatever to get past that after you have closed the case and started the computer.
Remember safety-not only turn off the computer but unplug the power when taking the case off.
Then plug the power in and start your computer with the casing part that lets you view the inside with the computer running.
So you can check your fans.
Edited by cmpm, 15 June 2008 - 02:14 AM.