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  1. #11
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    Re: Bsod

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    After restoring my computer to original factory state and the problem continuing I really do not think Win 10 had anything to do with it. I really did like it. Windows 8.1 is a lot faster than windows 7 but the main problem was the clunky interface. I use something called "Classic Shell" that make Windows 8.1 look and feel more like Windows 7. In Windows 10 I really did think that listened to all the complaints about removing the start button and using the majic tiles that anyone with a computer or laptop pretty much hated. In windows 10 I think they are going in the right direction. First giving it away for free as an update so that everyone is on the same OS version and all updates for life of the machine are free. This will reduce the footprint and speed up the OS since backward compatibility won't have to be taken into consideration as much. Software manufacturers should have an easier time keeping up with it also for the same reasons.
    I use Start Menu 8 by iobit, works great.


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    Re: Bsod

    BSOD can be down to hardware or software or even a mix of both (software update for your hardware etc).

    Hard to say without knowing the error codes, but usual/most likely causes are failing HDD, recent s/w update, failing memory or m/b component.
    I've had failures due to PSU as well as poor cabling etc... but again without seeing the codes or the BSOD near impossible to tell

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    Re: Bsod

    Quote Originally Posted by žam View Post
    BSOD can be down to hardware or software or even a mix of both (software update for your hardware etc).

    Hard to say without knowing the error codes, but usual/most likely causes are failing HDD, recent s/w update, failing memory or m/b component.
    I've had failures due to PSU as well as poor cabling etc... but again without seeing the codes or the BSOD near impossible to tell

    Enjoy the new system

    Software has pretty much been ruled out since I wiped the hard drive and started over. Only running a fraction of what I did have installed. There have been many different codes and everyone I run points to running windows defender and a virus program at the same time. I turned off winder defender the same time I reformatted the computer to rule that out. The second one that most of them point to is a corrupted hard drive. I have ran chkdsk with the fix option a couple of times and it shows there were no errors but I think that is probably the problem and it just can't find it. I may clone the hard drive and then replace it to see if that fixes it. I will have to check on the price of a hard drive for a laptop but it can't be that expensive. Will be a gamble but it might pay off. Then I would have a backup for the computer. Also the wife's laptop is running about 1,000 degrees so really don't trust it anymore so this one if fixed would be a good choice for her.
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    Re: Bsod

    start with your bios and motherboard drivers update everything they'll be on the motherboards website (9 times out of 10 the update programs are rubbish I always download them and do it manually), also do all windows updates.

    if you have a spare hd install it on there and see if bsod still occurs, if so unplug everything and plug back in one by one bsod is usually hardware related and or a power issue..

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    Re: Bsod

    also look in the event log (type it in start box) that will give you a better idea..

  6. #16
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    Re: Bsod

    Quote Originally Posted by thequeenscheese View Post
    start with your bios and motherboard drivers update everything they'll be on the motherboards website (9 times out of 10 the update programs are rubbish I always download them and do it manually), also do all windows updates.

    if you have a spare hd install it on there and see if bsod still occurs, if so unplug everything and plug back in one by one bsod is usually hardware related and or a power issue..

    Or just wipe out the hard drive of all info and buy a new laptop. That is what I did. This is a backup computer anyway so there was nothing on it that I did not have on the main computer. Wanted something faster anyway since this is also my travel computer that I use for uploading all my photos on and occasionally doing a little PP on.

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    Re: Bsod

    You've already done the drastic thing and went for a new system (any excuse for something new eh?).

    Going from what I've read so far, it sounds like you've killed a RAM module in your system. Is the system well ventilated and not surrounded by clutter? I have a lot of computers at work that suffer overheating issues because the users keep placing documents around them, blocking the PSU fan vent, which in turn fries components on the board (SFF PC Units...not great for ventilation).

    If you still have your old system, it may be worth swapping the RAM out with either some new stuff, or stuff borrowed out of another machine (ask a friend, if they're not using a similar spec unit for a few days while you test it).

    I've not went to Windows 10 yet, but I have looked into it and it seems Microsoft have done some research for once on what users are wanting, and not trying to shove their own ideas down peoples throats (Windows 8, anyone?).

    Good luck with the new system though.

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    Re: Bsod

    I ram all the traditional test like memory test and they all checked out. I have a degree in programming so I have been around a lot of computers. I got my first home computer 35 years ago. My first was a Texas Instruments

    TI994a
    3MHz
    16K RAM, 26K ROM
    Data storage cassette

    New computer
    2.5GHz, 6MB L3 Cache
    16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    1 TB Hybrid drive for data storage.
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    Re: Bsod

    if uve updated to win10 its most likely a bios or bad driver issue if it worked on win8 it's fairly unlikely something would have failed, could have but unlikely., try to remove all your ram exept one stick in the the primary slot, make sure everything is upto date.

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    Re: Bsod

    Quote Originally Posted by thequeenscheese View Post
    if uve updated to win10 its most likely a bios or bad driver issue if it worked on win8 it's fairly unlikely something would have failed, could have but unlikely., try to remove all your ram exept one stick in the the primary slot, make sure everything is upto date.
    I reformatted back to factory windows 8 and still had the problem. Was not memory or hard drive. I checked and double checked all that before I went any further. I uninstalled all original junk programs so it was bare bones.

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