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I've had a increasing amount of BSOD lately I have the minidumps for both BSOD.
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Hello cmislin.... Welcome to
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Download BlueScreenView
No 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.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions and program
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Motherboard MSI G41m-p33 (ms-7592)
2 gigs memory DDR3
c drive 300 gigs 148gb free
d drive 300gigs 84gb free

Originally I had a bunch of BSOD and I eventually formated and that solved most of the concerns. Recently I've been having almost once a day and lost how to resolve them beyond another fresh format and such. Uploading BSOD.txt with this as well

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Your issue seems to be caused by the OS itself.
What SP do you have installed right now?
Also what disk did you use to install XP on your system? Is it a original genuine XP installation disk. downloaded and burned or is it for a brand name system like Dell or HP?
Please do the following and let me know the results.




Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Mediafire .
Register and upload your file.
Then reply with the link located to the right of your now uploaded file on Mediafire


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Windows xp sp 3 its an original disc that I purchased from microsoft. Its not for a dell or HP or any specific manufacturer PC.
The "sfc /scannow" closed when done so I think if I read your info right that means it found not problems correct?
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Did sfc ever ask for the disk?
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It did a few times like it couldn't read the disc but just said ok and it seem to keep going. But never said what it did or such when it was done.
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OK first question is have you tried SFC now with the disk?
Second question has there been anymore BSOD's since running SFC the first time?
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OK first question is have you tried SFC now with the disk?
Second question has there been anymore BSOD's since running SFC the first time?

Well I did it first without the disc till it asked for the disc which I put it in the drive. I haven't been home home of the day yet and it typically doesn't BSOD while I'm gone lately anyways. I will let ya know tomorrow if there has been any BSOD . I did link the BSOD text earlier as well did that show anything that can be fixed or needs to be?
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The issue since the beginning has shown the problem is within the OS. It could be a driver out of date but we haven't gotten to that yet.
You said it doesn't do it when you are not home so I take it the computer is on and idle during that time?
Is there anything in particular that triggers the BSOD?
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Ya when I'm not home its pretty much idle. I haven't found repeatable trigger at all. Could be opening a browser or closing one or playing a game lots of different things.
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OK I just want to check some things to rule them out as the problem.

A If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-4.20.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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I before the format of my computer (which has the same ram in before the format) I rand extensive ram tests on it with the program you stated. I never had any problem hot or cold run tests of it or one stick in or swap spots with only one stick it. I rand the test for like 3 or 4 days each time last time around. I never received any msg saying ram was bad or any type of error.
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OK thanks then we will look at the next step.



Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press Enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here


We will advise after studying the log.
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I've done a chkdsk before but will do another one since I will be away anyways and will have time to run it. Also before I made this post had a BSOD of the say system file. Also this time it did reboot after the BSOD its set to reboot but this is the 1st time it has. Also before that for some reason all the text on webpages was squares like when ya don't have a foreign language pack installed and it reads it as squares.

Edited by cmislin, 15 October 2012 - 09:25 AM.

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