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kennethdlitwak@gmail.com
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      01-24-2013
I am using Windows 7 64-bit on a fairly new HP laptop. Initially things seemed okay but lately Windows gives me the blue screen of death daily, including every single time I lock the screen. I can have our tech support people re-install Windows 7 but I don't want to do that because as a software developer working with PeopleSoft among other things, the last time I had a new OS, it took me about four days to get everything re-installed again andworking. Short of that, is there any way I can determine why I keep having Windows crashing because it "encountered an unexpected error"? Thanks.

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Robert Carnegie
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      01-24-2013
On Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:31:59 UTC, kenneth...@gmail.com wrote:
> I am using Windows 7 64-bit on a fairly new HP laptop. Initially things seemed okay but lately Windows gives me the blue screen of death daily, including every single time I lock the screen. I can have our tech support people re-install Windows 7 but I don't want to do that because as a softwaredeveloper working with PeopleSoft among other things, the last time I had a new OS, it took me about four days to get everything re-installed again and working. Short of that, is there any way I can determine why I keep having Windows crashing because it "encountered an unexpected error"? Thanks.


When I had random crashes with a previously healthy HP TouchSmart TM2-1010EA,
it turned out to be a fault in memory that I see I described here before as
not detected by the bare BIOS test, but revealed by downloading and booting
from the Linux SystemRescueCD and selecting to run the MemTest86+ utility.
I seem to have not tried the EFI diagnostic because I'd deleted the EFI
partition from the MFT-partitioned disk, and put a downloaded copy on an
SD card instead. That allowed the utilities to run but then I misplaced
the card.

How are your tech support people if it's a matter of replacing a RAM module?
 
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Steve Foster
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      01-24-2013
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> I am using Windows 7 64-bit on a fairly new HP laptop. Initially
> things seemed okay but lately Windows gives me the blue screen of
> death daily, including every single time I lock the screen. I can
> have our tech support people re-install Windows 7 but I don't want to
> do that because as a software developer working with PeopleSoft among
> other things, the last time I had a new OS, it took me about four
> days to get everything re-installed again and working. Short of
> that, is there any way I can determine why I keep having Windows
> crashing because it "encountered an unexpected error"? Thanks.


Yes, the STOP Code. About 2/3 down the screen during BSOD, W7 reports
the details of the primary reason for the BSOD.

Then you can use an internet search for possible causes: eg "Stop 0x3f".

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Jeff Layman
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      01-25-2013
On 24/01/2013 00:31, wrote:
> I am using Windows 7 64-bit on a fairly new HP laptop. Initially
> things seemed okay but lately Windows gives me the blue screen of
> death daily, including every single time I lock the screen. I can
> have our tech support people re-install Windows 7 but I don't want to
> do that because as a software developer working with PeopleSoft among
> other things, the last time I had a new OS, it took me about four
> days to get everything re-installed again and working. Short of
> that, is there any way I can determine why I keep having Windows
> crashing because it "encountered an unexpected error"? Thanks.


Anything useful in the Event log?

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Tony Toews
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      02-11-2013
On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:13:25 -0800 (PST), Robert Carnegie
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>When I had random crashes with a previously healthy HP TouchSmart TM2-1010EA,
>it turned out to be a fault in memory that I see I described here before as
>not detected by the bare BIOS test, but revealed by downloading and booting
>from the Linux SystemRescueCD and selecting to run the MemTest86+ utility.


There is an option to test memory from within Windows 7. I don't
recall the details of how to get there but basically it restarts your
computer into memory testing mode and chugs away for a while, restarts
back in normal Windows and reports the results.

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