For no Apparent reason my computer is getting random windows BSOD's for no reason! it just stops saying stop 000x000000007f (i think, it's too fast.) I have no idea what i have done recently except install Vista SP1 but i dont think thats it! Help please!
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Re: HELP! Random BSOD!
I did some research on your error and if its the 0x0000007f u say it is then this is why is BSOD-ing
- Your computer has hardware or software problems (hardware failure is the most common cause).
- You try to over clock the speed of your computer's processor (for example, you set a 150 MhZ processor to run at 187 MhZ).
The above STOP error means a trap occurred in kernel mode and the trap
is either one the kernel is not allowed to have or is always fatal. The
most common causes of a STOP 0x7F are:
- Low-level hardware corruption, such as corrupt memory (RAM)
- Mismatched memory modules
- A malfunctioning motherboard
- If either software or hardware can cause a particular trap, a debug
is required to determine which is the cause. If you suspect a hardware
problem, try the following hardware troubleshooting steps:
1. Test the RAM in the computer by running the diagnostic software that
is provided by the computer manufacturer. Replace any RAM that is
reported as bad. Also, make sure that all the RAM in the computer is
the same speed.
2. Try removing or swapping out controllers, cards, or other peripherals.
3. Try a different motherboard on the computer.
- If you are over clocking the speed of your processor, set it back to the speed at which it is designed to run.
- Check with the hardware vendor for any updated hardware drivers or BIOS updates, or both.
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The most important Blue Screen of Death troubleshooting step you can take is to ask yourself what you just did.: 1) Did you just install a new program or a piece of hardware, update a driver, install an update, etc.? If so, there's a very good chance that the change you made caused the BSOD:Startup using Last Known Good Configuration to undo recent registry and driver changes.Use System Restore to undo recent system changes.Roll Back device driver to version prior to your driver update. 2) Scan your computer for viruses. Some viruses can cause a Blue Screen of Death, especially ones that infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector. 3) Update drivers for your hardware. Most Blue Screens of Death are hardware or driver related so updated drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error. 4) Return hardware settings to default in Device Manager. Unless you have a specific reason to do so, the system resources that an individual piece of hardware is configured to use in Device Manager should be set to default. Non-default hardware settings have been known to cause a Blue Screen of Death. 5) Return BIOS settings to their default levels. An overclocked or misconfigured BIOS can cause all sorts of random issues, including BSODs. 6) Use Reginout to fix BSOD stop errors
Check the size of Random Access Memory (RAM) in your computer. Its small size could be the reason for this problem as many of today's software need large amount of memory to operate in smooth manner. Additional RAM will also increase the efficiency of your computing particularly for gaming.
• Excessive use of computer or a malfunctioning cooling system can make computer/laptop overheated. Whenever system is heated, its efficiency will go down. BSOD is one possible consequence of over heated system. Keep fan of your computer in fully functional mode.
• Registry is the most vital part of Win 7. Corrupt registry is the biggest reason for BSOD in Win 7. One way is to clean registry manually but manual tricks could wreck your system completely if you are not a top notch computer expert. More appropriate way is to buy a good registry cleaner reg ion out and PC optimizer
3 Easy Tactics on How to Fix Blue Screen of Death
The famous windows Blue Screen of Death(BSOD Error) can be fixed
with 3 types of Blue Screen Death Repair. Try to apply the following
tactics when the blue screen death occur before you call a computer
expert for help. 1. Uninstall any programs which you had installed recently.
Sometimes, there exists a conflict in drivers installed on your pc
that causes the blue screen error to pop up. In most cases, this does
not occur, but if it does, Windows offers you a roll back feature where
you possibly can bring your PC’s operating system back to its original
functioning state. 2. Random Access Memory is faulty.
When the Random Access Memory is faulty, the Computer stops
functioning everytime when the RAM is accessed by the CPU. This brings
about your PC to halt almost at Random. A simple solution is just to
remove 1 stick of RAM and see if the problem goes away. If it does, your
PC is fixed! 3. Repair Registry Errors to fix the blue screen of death
Over time, the registry of your windows will get messy with tons of
data because you always install and uninstall programs or applications.
When you experience slow performance in your PC during boot up times,
opening up of new files, surfing internet and blue screen of death, its
likely that your registry has a ton of information which needs to wade
through. Therefore, it is highly recommended to get a good registry
cleaner and improve the performance speed of your PC. Errors fixed in
your registry can also fix Blue screen of death error instantly.
Check the size of Random Access Memory (RAM) in your
computer. Its small size could be the reason for this problem as many of
today's software need large amount of memory to operate in smooth
manner. Additional RAM will also increase the efficiency of your
computing particularly for gaming.
Check your power options in your control panel - default is usually 20 minutes to put monitor to sleep - you can adjust the time there. The monitor itself does not usually have this as a function so I would start there first.
try F8 to got to the startup menu, and choose last known good configuration, use a ps2 keyboard or an adaptor and nothing that needs the USB.SYS Driver to function, and you should be able to reinstall Windows, if last known good configuration doesn't work, i hope this helps, please give good rating
most bios updates are found on the compaq website, they need to usually uncompress to a 3.5 floppy or they are auto-installing programs u get from the website, your issue however sounds to me more like a corrupted version of windows, did you try a fresh installation with the recovery cds or master disks?