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Windows 7 64 bit BSOD when more than 2 gb ram installed


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Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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Here is Autorun.

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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "swg"



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
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All three tasks completed. TFC did not run as advertised. I ran it twice; the first time I forgot to run it as administrator and it ran for about five minutes. I saw that it had cleaned up a bunch of files but it did not close my desktop, did not stop and did not reboot my computer. I had to use task manager to close the program. I manually rebooted and ran it again as administrator and I let it for about twenty minutes. It did not clean any files so I guess it did its job the first time but again, I had to use the task manager to close the program.
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Any BSOD's since everything has been done now?
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None. I am running on just one 2GB RAM module since this process started. I haven't tried 4 GB yet. After the TFC last night the desktop froze after rebooting but I have booted up twice since then, no problems. Do you think I should try running 4GB?

Edited by tsmonk, 16 July 2011 - 03:03 PM.

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Can't hurt to try at this point. BTW is that your original 2gb stick that you are running on?
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Yes. I am going to boot into XP to do some editing in PS5 and will be using 4GB RAM, also the old ram stick. Although, it doesn't seem to matter whether I use the new or old RAM sticks when I run XP. It doesn't BSOD. Anyway, when I finish editing in XP, I'll leave in the 4GB and give Win 7 a whirl.
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OK thanks for the update and I will watch for your results.
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Quick update. I've been running Win 7 for about 2 1/2 hrs. now with 4GB RAM and no BSOD. I put a 2GB module in slot 1 and 2GB module in slot 3, nothing in slots 2 and 4. Normally I would have 2GB each in slots 1 and 2. So far so good. System information says I have 4GB RAM installed and 3GB usable. Resource monitor says that 1025 MB is Hardware reserved. A quick web search shows this is a common problem. I tried few fixes to no avail. Maybe this is a topic for another thread. Anyway, I just don't remember seeing 3GB usable before we started this process. If I don't get a BSOD in the next hour or so I am going install more RAM. I'll post back with results.
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Hmm let me ask is slot 1 and 3 the same color?
Also is slot 2 and 4 a different color?
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No. 1 and 2 are the same, 3 and 4 are the same. I know I should populate 1 and 2, but I wanted to see if slot 2 has a problem. It's been running like this for four hours, no BSOD.
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Hmm ok I'm wondering if you may have a faulty memory slot then.
You are running the old and new memory together all this time with no BSOD correct?
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No. Two sticks of the old memory. Still I wonder, if slot 2 works with XP, why would it not work with Win 7?
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That is what has me baffled also.
Win 7 should have no problem running all the memory especially since it is the 64 bit version.
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