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    Blue Screen Of Death???

    Hey guys, my desktop has contracted the blue screen of death.

    Any ideas how I can fix it please??

    Thank you!

    13 Comments

    Windows Xp?

    Given the complete lack of any information, your only choice is to format and reinstall.

    Original Poster

    I'm on here fir a friend so it's hard for the info.

    It's vista...tried the format and reinstall and the problem reoccured!

    More than likely caused by faulty ram. If you have more than 1 stick try each one separate and determine which is faulty. If only one stick try replacing.

    When it happens next write down the error code something like 0x0000.... and look it up.

    Vista hard drive problems usually result in vista not booting so it shouldn't be that.
    Edited by: "jennyrocks" 24th Oct 2010

    Original Poster



    jennyrocks

    More than likely caused by faulty ram. If you can try the ram you have if … More than likely caused by faulty ram. If you can try the ram you have if more than 1 stick try each one separate and determine which is faulty. If only one stick try replacing.When it happens next write down the error code something like 0x0000.... and look it up.



    I am not very good with this, so could you please explain that further?

    common fault of old graphic dirvers conflicting, remove old drivers and get the latest

    Banned

    Process of elimination is the best method for identifying PC hardware issues. As mentioned above, try taking RAM out and using different slots/combinations. In fact just remove everything bar the hard drive and one stick of RAM then start up, each time adding something after a successful boot until you get to the device causing the problem.

    Have you tried booting in safe mode?

    Original Poster

    moorey7

    Have you tried booting in safe mode?



    Yes. Still no luck.

    moorey7

    Have you tried booting in safe mode?



    Good point this would eliminate driver issues.

    firth_face

    I am not very good with this, so could you please explain that further?



    No probs.
    With the PC turned off and unplugged:
    Try and remove any static from yourself and the screw driver (normally by holding the metal of the case).
    1. Remove the casing of the desktop.
    2. Locate the RAM
    3. If more than one then remove one by pressing the clips next to each end.
    4. Once tested one stick remove as step 3, then place the other stick in the first slot.
    4.1 Firmly press each end of the RAM stick until you hear a click.
    5. Once tested each stick put case back on.

    http://www.instructables.com/image/FMHXZH3F5HVHRFQ/Add-ram.jpg
    http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/r/3/-/-/reseat-memory-1-6.jpg

    video: youtube.com/wat…7hk

    Original Poster

    That is very very useful thank you!!

    Any chance you'll be in leeds in the next week? you can pop round and fix it for me if you'd like!!

    haha.

    firth_face

    That is very very useful thank you!!Any chance you'll be in leeds in the … That is very very useful thank you!!Any chance you'll be in leeds in the next week? you can pop round and fix it for me if you'd like!!haha.



    Haha no sorry Manchester shame really saw some stuff I wanted on ebay in leeds!

    Let us know if that fixes it.
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