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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    About 3 months ago I started getting random BSODs. CPU and HDD temps increased, noticeable increase in fan speed on occasion, computer lagged, and each BSOD gave a different error. Long story short, it turned out to be a bad memory module, possibly damaged from a thunderstom about a week earlier. I decided to replace my factory installed 2x2GB with 2X4GB. The BSODs immediately stopped and I haved had any issues since (he says with some trepidation.) The point is, if it's a hardware issue a reformat probably won't solve anything. So do the experts think it's advisable to run Memtest86+, SeaTools for Windows (click download button on webpage), and/or any other hardware diagnostics?
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
    About 3 months ago I started getting random BSODs. CPU and HDD temps increased, noticeable increase in fan speed on occasion, computer lagged, and each BSOD gave a different error. Long story short, it turned out to be a bad memory module, possibly damaged from a thunderstom about a week earlier. I decided to replace my factory installed 2x2GB with 2X4GB. The BSODs immediately stopped and I haved had any issues since (he says with some trepidation.) The point is, if it's a hardware issue a reformat probably won't solve anything. So do the experts think it's advisable to run Memtest86+, SeaTools for Windows (click download button on webpage), and/or any other hardware diagnostics?
    Good suggestions, I would personally like him however to work out software first. If what he's doing now doesn't work, and same goes for a fresh install... we'll move onto hardware diagnostics. It's just easier to take things one step at a time. Makes it easier for the user and the analyzers :)
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    I still bluescreen. How should I go about a fresh install? If you guys need it, I'm uploading minidumps right now. There are about 10 or so. Maybe they will help.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Fresh installs can be accomplished one of two ways.

    Make sure you have a backup of your data (if needed)

    Boot from the Win 7 dvd. Format the partition. Install



    Or, if there is a "restore to factory settings" partition on the computer reboot into is and restore.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    ...But the biggest problem is I don't have a disc for Windows 7, I'm currently using the preinstalled one.
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Fresh installs can be accomplished one of two ways.

    Make sure you have a backup of you r date (if needed)

    Boot from the Win 7 dvd. Format the partition. Install



    Or, if there is a "restore to factory settings" partition on the computer reboot into is and restore.
    After backing up files, it would need to be a restore to factory settings since Rebellion doesn't have the OEM original install.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Should I download/make a backup of all the drivers?

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Should I download/make a backup of all the drivers?
    What do you mean exactly? If you're talking about the latest drivers, I would go ahead and download those now and back them up for installation purposes after the reformat.

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    I believe he is asking if he should "backup" his current drivers. There are driver backup utilities but I dont recommend them because you may be backing up an old, or corrupt version, thereby importing a potential problem back into the new system.

    Besides when re-installing windows it will pick up the vast majority of the critical drivers.

    The best place to get them is from the mfr. It is a bit of a PITA but worth it IMHO
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I believe he is asking if he should "backup" his current drivers. There are driver backup utilities but I dont recommend them because you may be backing up an old, or corrupt version, thereby importing a potential problem back into the new system.
    Indeed. Best to just grab the latest drivers before the reformat and back them up to minimize downtime.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Either way is fine, I prefer not to waste time downloading drivers that win 7 will only install anyway. Just me but then I re-install from USB and can do a reformat and install in under 30 mins.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    That was troublesome, my laptop kept BSoDing DURING the Windows 7 installation. It said something about NTFS.sys causing it, which leads me to believe my harddrive has problems.

    Also I got another BSoD while I was installing drivers onto my laptop.

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Hm... to be sure, you're restoring factory defaults because you don't have the disc, correct? If so, I would go as far to say your guess is correct. Either that, or the recovery partition somehow has corrupt(ed) system files.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    I remembered that I had a Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 disc, so I reformatted everything and just installed from that.

    If it helps, initially I was trying to recover from the recovery partition, but it kept freezing at 99% or 83%. Occasionally it would blue screen (though I wasn't at the computer to see what the error was).

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    I knew the clean install would help but still dont know if the underlying cause of the BSOd's is gone. Bet your machine even feels faster.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    If you're freezing / BSOD'ing whilst installing off of the disk AND with the recovery partition, it's most likely... if not definitely the HDD.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Machine feels a lot faster. I wonder if I can replace the HDD. Might have a spare lying around. Do I require a specific HDD for HP laptops or can I just grab any old one?

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    AFAIK, no. Desktop HDDs use 3.5" while Laptops use 2.5". You could test a drive externally if you have a drive that can do that.
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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    I ran chkdsk, and it fixed the HPTOOLS partition. Not sure if it means anything but I haven't blue screened within the last hour and a half or so (was BSODing every few minutes before chkdsk ran).

    EDIT: More like chdksk ran itself.

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Laptops take the 2.5" form factor...

    They appear to be sata, you could probably go with a 7200 RPM drive but I think 5200 would be a safer bet.

    I haven't been following this thread so I apologize if this has already been stated...

    You can run a diagnostic disk on your HDD just to be safe...

    Here is some information: http://carrona.org/hddiag.html

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    Re: Frequent BSoD, 3 times a day, BSoDs every 5 minutes when login screen.

    Thanks a lot! I've been thinking about going to the store and buying this hard drive. Any good?
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