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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by jsaye2002, May 17, 2009.

  1. jsaye2002

    jsaye2002 Guest

    I keep getting this error constantly and its hard even to press F8 to
    get into the advanced start up options. I've tried running in safe mode
    and tried going to last know good startup point, but both end up giving
    me the bsod. Can anyone help? Thanks!
    jsaye2002, May 17, 2009
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    Brink Guest

    Hello Jsaye,

    This is usually related to bad RAM.

    You can download the ISO for Memtest86+.

    'Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool'

    Next, burn the ISO to DVD or a USB key with a program like ImgBurn.

    'The Official ImgBurn Website'

    Boot from the DVD to run a memory test to see if you have a bad RAM
    stick if it fails the test. If you do, then you will most likely need to
    replace it.

    Hope this helps,


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    Brink, May 17, 2009
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    Woody Guest

    It is the result of a bad driver more than memory. What is on the blue
    screen. It should have an error code and maybe a driver name. Set the system
    to generate a minidump and analyze it.
    Woody, May 17, 2009
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    Ryan K Guest

    I'm having this problem too but it happens unexpectedly when I'm using
    my new computer. The OS is Vista Home Premium 64bit and the problem is
    that I don't know how to analyze the dump.
    Ryan K, May 17, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Did you say "new"? If so, you shouldn't even be messing with it, contact the
    manufacturer immediately to protect your warranty rights.

    The error generally means a faulty, missing, or incompatible device driver.
    Rick Rogers, May 18, 2009
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    jsretro Guest

    No, it is almost always related to bad memory and rarely a bad driver.
    Check your memory first. 9 times out of 10 with my clients we run a Mem
    test and it turns up faulty. Pop those sticks out, slap some new ones
    in, kiss your BSOD woes good bye.
    jsretro, Jun 18, 2009
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