Oh noes!! Blue screen of death. Major computer problem, please help.

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Ok, so 3 or 4 week's ageo i started having computer problem's for the first time since i built my pc ( a year and a half ageo). The problem didnt bother me at first but now i cant fix it. It started randomly poping up a blue screen with an error message maybe once a day, to quickly for me to see what it said, but it was once a day so i figured big deal. After that it started getting more frequant, happening a few times in a row, i would get a blue screen, it would restart, as soon as i logged into window's boom, it would go down again. I also started having random problem's with program's. At times firefox would get an error, and i wouldnt be able to open it back up, when ever i tried, it would just give me another error and crash, it would happen with bother IE and Firefox, and the only way to get them to work again was to restart. Finally i got fed up with it, after many many virus and spyware scan's i desided to do a fresh reinstall, deleted the old partition and installed windows fresh. I started getting the same problem's right off the bat, right after i installed my ethernet and video card drivers, i would attempt to restart, and in the process of restarting i would get a blue screen. Program's would crash at odd times and nothing would work right.

At this i did some test, i had memtest86+ run for 13 hour's passing every time with 0 error's, and the computer never crashed once in the entire 13 hour's of memtest, i also ran western digita lifegaurd and did a scan on my HD, i ran it several times, found no error, i did a full 0 write to the disk, did a fresh install of window's and the problem presist.

I tried other hard drives, all my other drives are IDE, and the same thing happen with all 3 of them, i would put them in with the windows cd, it would show the drives with much less space then they actually had, and when it tried to reformat/install on them i would get a blue screen and it would crash, now this is the only time i have gotten a blue screen when not running windows, and it also did it with 2 different copies of windows xp pro.

So the only drive i have that i can install windows on is my SATA drive, and when i do install windows it doesnt work worth shit, i constantly get error's from program's and i get blue screen's frequently.

Im thinking it has to be my motherboard, nothing else makes sence in my mind. But i come to the intelegent people of hardforums for some suggestions of what i might do befor i go spend more money, that i cant really afford, to fix my computer.
 

firemedic26

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Is it overheating? What are your temps? Could be the PSU also. How about giving us some info on your temps, are your fans running? Is the system clean for airflow?
 
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its an aspire x-qpack microATX case, i keep the sides off so it stay's very cool, its right under my ac vent, so it idles at around cpu - 35'C, video card - 40'c, and max's out around cpu - 40'c, and video card 45'c. The only real fan in it is a 120mm exhaust fan right behind the cpu. since i keep the sides off, it get's kinda dusty, but i blow it out all the time with compressed air.

MB: winfast 6150k8ma-8ekrs
CPU: AMD 64x2 3800+ manchester
Ram: 2x512mb crutial ram, 2-2-2-8 timing
Vid card: Sapphire ATI x1800 GTO2 512mb ram
HD: WD 160gig 7200rpm SATA hard drive.
 
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just the standard aspair 420watt one that came with it. i dont think its the psu since most of the times it crash's due to system error's or after a program give me an error it crash's. the pc ran for probley 15 hour's total with memtests and hd scan's and it never crashed then.

but idk for sure.
 
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Last night my computer got a blue screen again, i said fuck it and went to sleep, i go to turn it on, and it boot's up fine, i click on internet explorer and it gives me an error, i choose dont send, but then every time i tried to open it, it would just give me an error so i had to reboot. it get's to the point where is should boot windows, then boom, crash, reboots, ask to boot in safe mode, i choose normal, boom crash, restart's up, boom crash, restart's up, i choose to boot in safe mode, boom crash, but this time the blue screen stick around so i can actually read it.

Technical Information:
Stop 0x0000008x (0xc0000005, 0x8056f811, 0x f79802c70,0x00000000)

I have no idea what the fuck this mean's, but i finally get it to boot back up into windows, i take a look at my event viewer, and last night when it crashed, i got 29 system error's all saying "Service Control Manager", and it shows for when i tried to boot up today with 1 system error saying "ati2mtag", and 3 application errors, 1 for each time windows tried to boot.
 

digital_exhaust

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Run memtest overnight and see what it comes back with.... from what I can find, that stop error is usually related to memory issues...
 

AY786

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hi Gobstoppable - i have the exact same problem as you, my new system build is about a year and a half old and recently i have been getting the odd bsof but the past few days, its every 5 to 10 mins (even when i was wrting this it blue screened on me lol). I am going to try memtest but im pretty sure its down to the memory. If you resolve yours please tell me what you did thanks
 
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