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Help! Computer keeps crashing. Blue screen of death.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by crsoccerplayer6, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. crsoccerplayer6

    crsoccerplayer6

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    So about 2-3 times a day during random computer usage (internet, ms word, etc.) my computer will suddenly begin pixelating and a second later show a blue screen filled with words. The blue screen is up for about 1 second then the computer blacks out and restarts.

    It takes about 10mins for it to get back to normal (regular desktop screen) then it will either:

    A: Let me use it like normal until it crashes again later on.
    B: Immediately crash again anywhere from 2-5 times repetitively.

    This has been happening for a couple of months but has gotten progressively worse in the amount of times it crashes. It’s a bit annoying to wake up and have all my homework, browsers or projects closed out every morning.

    I have researched the problem but nothing seems to be helping, I’ve tried a few virus/malware removers but it either comes up clean or just erases something that doesn’t seem to be the one I’m looking for.

    Any type of help or suggestions is highly appreciated, thanks!

    This is the info for my computer:

    OS Name: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Vostro 410
    System Type: X86-based PC
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Hi and welcome to Computer Help Forums.

    Download the free version of "Speccy" and monitor your temps regularly up to as close as possible to the BSOD.

    http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

    I would blow all the dust out of your tower, paying particular attention to the heatsink fins, and reseat your cards.

    If this issue is getting progressively worse over months could well be a heat issue.
     
  3. crsoccerplayer6

    crsoccerplayer6

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    Hmm, well I downloaded and installed the program you recommended and oddly enough both times I attempted to open it the PC immediately crashed.

    Anyways, heres some pics I took that maybe can help you help me. Also thanks for the assistance.

    photo 1(5).JPG photo 2(5).JPG photo 3.JPG
     
  4. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Remove the Ram sticks and try one stick at a time to boot the computer.
    Possible you could have a faulty Ram stick.
    Also how much free space have you on C: Drive ?
     

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