Do you get BSOD blue screens of death in windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by wert, Jun 27, 2011.

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    wert Guest

    Has anyone had a dreaded BSOD on windows 7 yet
    wert, Jun 27, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    I have never had a BSOD on Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows
    98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

    May have something to do with RTFM?
    XS11E, Jun 27, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    Forgot Windows XP and Windows XP 64 bit, sorry.
    XS11E, Jun 27, 2011
  4. well, it really isn't always RTFM, but often bad drivers. Amazing that
    you've never hit one of them.
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Jun 28, 2011
  5. Charlie Russel-MVP, Jun 28, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    Since Vista came out, it's often flakey memory modules, never hit
    one of them, either.
    XS11E, Jun 28, 2011
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    Zootal Guest

    wow...never? Then you have never used these verison of windows!

    Seriously, do you have any idea how much credibility you loose making
    statements like that?

    Or did I miss the sarcasm?
    Zootal, Jul 1, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    No sarcasm, no credibility issue, my experiences with all of these
    versions of Windows is typical of many, many users.
    XS11E, Jul 1, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    Okay, forget "sarcasm" and "credibility" -- how's "lucky" sound
    to you?

    I've used Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME and XP. Of those, only XP has
    avoided giving me a BSOD (although, it >has< caused me to reboot,
    for other reasons).
    John Turco, Jul 9, 2011
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    vortch Guest

    I've had blue screens on all of them, almost always device drivers
    causing it.
    Depends how much you use the computer, I guess.
    Used Vista for about a year about 2 years after it came out, never got
    one bsod. (Many at work though.)
    Haven't had one on Win 7 x86 yet.
    I Use Win 7 x64 most, get blue screened occasionally, usually pointing
    to Nvidia, but who knows - I change drivers too much.
    It's all research to me, the approved MS drivers are usually pretty
    stable, even if out of date.
    vortch, Jul 9, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    One reason I've never had a BSOD is due to my refusal to use ANY nVidia
    product. If a motherboard has a built-in nVidia graphics set (I try to
    avoid those) I have an ATC video card installed before the MB is ever
    powered up and at first power on I enter the BIOS and disable the
    onboard graphics.

    Another reason to RTFM (which includes newsgroups), I heard many horror
    stories about nVidia from very early Windows 3.x days through the post
    above. <G>

    NOTE: nVidea graphics are absolutely GREAT graphics cards when they
    work! They're fast, very powerful but very unreliable if one can
    believe all the fuss reported in various news groups.
    XS11E, Jul 9, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    Sure, to some small extent. I guess this makes most Windows users "lucky"?
    XS11E, Jul 9, 2011
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    wert Guest

    No blue screens is definitely very lucky imo
    wert, Jul 10, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    Luck has little to do with it.
    XS11E, Jul 10, 2011
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    Zootal Guest

    Several years ago it was the other way around. About the time the ATI
    Rage Fury was being sold, Windows 2000 was still pretty new and hadn't
    had enough service packs to really be all that stable - remember the
    tcpip.sys bsods? And the disk caching problems that caused certain file
    types to be permantly wiped when it did BSOD? Pre-SP Win2000 was so bad I
    had to revert to Win98 just to get a semi-stable box. And Win98 was not
    all that great. And forget about using a sound blaster with Win2000.

    At that time, which was about ten years ago, ATI could not make a stable
    driver to save their lives. The Rage Fury was their latest and greatest,
    and while I think it could have been a great card, the drivers were the
    most unstable crud you ever had the misfortune to use.

    The TNT was nVidias latest and greatest, and some of the driver versions
    were rock solid. We quickly learned which versions to stick with, because
    even back then nVivia still put out some buggy drivers, but their stable
    ones were the best, which is more than I could say about ATI.

    Alas - today neither nVidia nor ATI can make rock solid drivers anymore.

    Another hard lesson learned back when was when building a box NEVER use
    off brand hardware. Getting name brand stuff to work was bad enough, I
    didn't need the headaches the cheap junk off brand stuff would cause.
    Zootal, Jul 14, 2011
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    XS11E Guest

    Never had a BSOD on Win2000, it was rock solid from the first beta
    version I ran.
    My experiences have been different, I built a box for Vista years back,
    went to Fry's and got the cheapest memory sticks they had, the box ran
    for years w/o a hiccup. I've used a bunch of bargain basement hardware
    and never had a problem.

    Currently, I'm buying my PCs, it's no longer possible to save anything
    by building a box, unfortunately.
    XS11E, Jul 14, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    Watch your attributions, please. I didn't write the sentence that you
    replied to ("XS11E" <> did).
    John Turco, Jul 15, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    One could say so, I suppose. XP >is< far better that earlier Windows
    versions (Millennium, especially), where BSOD activity is concerned.

    Still, other mysteries eventually force me to reboot, after so many
    days (I leave my PC on, all the time). It's damned frustrating and
    suggests that Microsoft merely "masked" BSOD's in XP, perhaps.
    John Turco, Jul 15, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    Zootal wrote:


    I used an ATI "Rage Fury" (32MB AGP video card) for 7+ years, and had
    few (if any) problems. Windows 98 and Millennium were my operating
    systems, during the period.

    In February of 2007, it was replaced by another ATI device (64MB AGP),
    when I upgraded to XP. Here's an excerpt from an article I'd posted
    (on June 30, 2011), in a different newsgroup:

    "My ATI 'All In Wonder Radeon 8500DV' (AGP video card) has a heat
    sink/fan, mounted on its GPU. The crummy fan was always faulty
    (nothing to do with dust), which means I can't enable 'hardware
    acceleration' -- because, if I do so, the 8500DV will eventually
    overheat and shut itself down.

    "Then, I'm left with a blank monitor screen and need to reboot
    my computer."

    Hence, there's been little chance for me to experience those driver
    issues, you've mentioned. The AIW Radeon 8500DV is just an ordinary
    board, without hardware acceleration; none of its advanced features
    are available, alas.
    John Turco, Jul 15, 2011
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    John Turco Guest

    I take a different approach, personally. Assembling a computer allows
    me to pick the best components I can afford, rather than relying upon
    whatever hardware/software the PC manufacturer may happen to choose.

    It's more expensive, but, my machine will be easier to work on and
    likelier to survive longer. In fact, my present Pentium III system
    has served me well, since May of 2000!
    John Turco, Jul 19, 2011
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