vista ultimate and the BSOD ... help!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Mick, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Mark... i can leave the computer running for hours with itunes or
    mediacenter running and no BSOD, or i'll get the BSOD immediately after
    turning on the computer... there's no consistent pattern. would a minidump
    file offer any pertinent information? also before replacing the mb would
    the power supply be worth replacing

    Mick, Feb 11, 2009
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  2. Mick

    Mark H Guest

    Unfortunately, as Rick once indicated, this looks strongly like the
    motherboard. I cannot see it to tell you where to look, but the indications
    are: it will BSOD randomly, probably based on some miniature component's
    heat load. The leaking capacitor concept is a good one. Nothing at this
    point indicates the power supply. So, should you go with a new motherboard,
    give it a chance before moving to the power supply.

    The power supply is usually cheaper and may solve the problem. But, the
    randomness really makes this difficult to predict.

    Your choice. But, together, you should still be under $200 for parts unless
    you opt for top-of-the-line.
    On the other hand, your components: drive, video card, etc appear to be in
    good shape.

    Sorry it took so long to get here, but I think you've ruled everything else
    out of the picture.
    Mark H, Feb 11, 2009
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  3. Mick

    Mick Guest

    Hello Mark.... it's been a while but i've finally replaced the mb.... with
    the same model. Just now got it all put back together... and BSOD.... stop
    0x000000008e. i've also replaced the power supply. I haven't reformatted
    should i now do a clean install? any advice greatly appreciated....
    Mick, Mar 1, 2009
  4. Mick

    Mick Guest

    I'll try this again... anyway Mark i've replaced the mb finally. Not 5
    minutes and the BSOD comes up. I'm going to repace the PS right now...
    anything else to try? Should i go ahead and reformat and do a clean install
    while i'm at it? thanks

    Mick, Mar 1, 2009
  5. Mick

    Iron duke Guest

    Solution: Open the properties for your adapter and click advanced: look at
    FLOW CONTROL: mine was disabled I enabled it ! So far that worked for me. I
    have a foxconn board with realtek rtl8168/8111 pci-e gigabit . Hope this
    Iron duke, Mar 17, 2009
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