BSOD's 4,5 or 6 Times A Day

  The Paul 11:43 10 Jan 2013

Hi, I have been getting BSOD's over the last 4-6 weeks but not too frequently. Over the last week or so they are now hitting me 4, 5 or 6 times each day. I’ve researched both here and the web in general but nothing I have found has helped resolve this. The BSOD's indicate the following reasons - IRQLNOTLESSOREQUAL - PAGEFAULTINNONPAGEDAREA - PFNLISTCORRUPT - MEMORYMANAGEMENT. I have recently, maybe the last 3 months or so, added 4GB Crucial Memory (2 x 2GB modules), a SanDisk 128GB SSD from which I now boot and an ASUS LCD Monitor. I have been told that the problem was faulty memory module/s so I called Crucial who have, kindly, taken them back and will send 2 new ones. But guess what, the BSOD's continue. Please help me as I cannot figure this mess out. I have been copying the Windows Has Recovered From A Serious Error messages but they don’t mean a thing to me. Thanks in advance for any help. Regards. Paul

  mole1944 12:05 10 Jan 2013

First of all save all your data so you won't lose anything,sounds like a case of full format and reinstall,others will know better, me i would just do a fresh install,have you a spare drive to install so you could use that to do a reinstall to see how it goes.

  The Paul 12:37 10 Jan 2013

Thanks folks for the replies. There are no yellow exclamation marks. In fact, all morning I have updating all drivers to see if this was the cause. All drivers were up to date. I have 2 external HDs. One is for my music library and the other I use solely as a back up disk with a weekly scheduled back up. I also have 2 internal HDs. One is the new SSD from which I now boot and the other (which still has the OS installed) is the original HD and on which I have all my Docs, Pictures etc. The new SSD has the main software applications that I use. Some of these might also be loaded on the old HD too. I cant recall. So back ups are up to date. If I do a reinstall, do I reformat both internal HDs and install the OS (Windows 7) to the SSD only. Mind you, I'd still like to find out what happened and why.

  lotvic 14:51 10 Jan 2013

if you decide to reinstall, I would advise to disconnect the other harddrives and only have the SSD HDD attached and get that up and working with no BSOD's before you add the other drives back in. Same goes for anything else you have attached.

Actually I think before you go for a reinstall it's worth disconnecting everything 'extra' and then see if you still get the BSOD's with just the SSD drive in. That would also give you chance to find out what software is on there.

  The Paul 16:05 10 Jan 2013

While trying to post this I have had 2 more BSOD’s. Each one has been with all peripherals unplugged, including printer. In Device Manager under Monitor the ASUS VW193DR is shown only as Generic PnP Monitor. I cant find a driver for it on the ASUS site and the driver update in Monitor Properties in Device Manager says Im using the up to date Windows driver. Could it be the ASUS or something associated with it? Do I disconnect the original HDD while reinstalling? I will reformat it to remove everything including the original OS (also W7). BlueScreenView has been installed and shows 4 of todays 5 BSOD’s. How do I show you guys what it says? Thanks for all the great input so far folks. Paul

  The Paul 17:36 10 Jan 2013

Yes I do have Avast. I have the free version.

Chronos the 2nd - Ive done that but how do I upload? Sorry for being so thick.

  The Paul 08:42 11 Jan 2013

Thanks everyone and sorry I havent posted BUT it was just crashing all the time last night. Im posting on the laptop at the moment. Ive got it running again so I'll try to post the BSOD data and uninstall Avast. I'll repost as soon as possible.

  The Paul 09:18 11 Jan 2013

Chronos the 2nd here is link to BSOD View BSOD View

rdave13 thanks for that. I have uninstalled Avast and I am running the Microsoft Essentials. Before doing that I had 4 BSOD's and since doing that I have had NONE. If it is down to Avast why? Ive had it on this machine for ages and no problems ever. Its on the laptops too and never any problems.

Anyway, if you have time, please let me know what you think of the BSOD View and once again - many thanks for all your help. Paul

  The Paul 09:20 11 Jan 2013

Maybe this will be the kiss of death - but sincing Avast, I havent had one Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working window pop up. Mmmmmmmm. Interesting.

  The Paul 09:57 11 Jan 2013

Chronos the 2nd sorry about that. Try this, hopefully its the right thing this time. BSOD List

  The Paul 10:50 11 Jan 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to go back intio the water - here's another one Another BSOD

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