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Routine Blue Screen of Death

  1. Mar 12, 2008 #1
    Hi. A while ago I got a new, fully loaded, great speced computer, and for the past few weeks, I have been getting the BSoD.

    However, what is confusing me no-end, is that I always get it once a week, on a wednesday, at around the same exact time during the day +/- 10 minutes.

    Any explanation for this? These BSoDs are not hurting my computer in anyway, however, it is fairly annoying as that weekly time is always during one of my class discussion groups.
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  3. Mar 12, 2008 #2


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    A faulty auto update or virus scanner starting up?
    Download "autoruns" from microsoft and see what is running on startup - turn everyhting off and set the clock to wednesday to see if it crashes
  4. Mar 12, 2008 #3
    when the BSOD jump
    what is the Hex code you have in the screen
    this code helps solving and identifying the problem
    you should check the schudual programs that runs in the time the BSOD appears
    more information needed like what is your OS
  5. Mar 17, 2008 #4
    Bluescreens can be caused by poorly written device drivers, faulty memory, a corrupt registry, an incompatible Dynamic-link library (DLL), or the computer overheating. Bluescreens have been present in all Windows-based operating systems since Windows 3.1; OS/2 and MS-DOS suffered the Black Screen of Death, and early builds of Windows Vista displayed the Red Screen of Death after a boot loader error.

    BSOD happends when OS(windows) reaches a state that its not defined to handle. Unfortunately the brilliant os coders of microsft did not define hell lot of situatons.

    BSOD happends mainly due 2 reasons.
    1 Hardware. Some hardware cos BSOD. It installs drivers that is not microsft sertified. If you installed new hardware try removing it and trying it.

    2. Second is memory mismatch. This is a big problem. Some times you will have 2 memory modules each with diffrent speed. Unfortunately apart from other devices. Mother board does not slow the fast memory to match the speed. It accalartes the slower memry to work in faster speed. All memory wont be able to take it. Some will be able to take some time. Some will be after using some days/months burn out. This may cause BSOD. Memory also causes when if you have a memory module which has a freequency that is not supported by motherboard.

    Mostcommon: Driver update. When you update your driver you may end up incompatible/corrupted drivers. This is the most common BSOD problem. Go to safe mode put your original driver back

    4. Softwares: Some softwares also causes bsod. Some need specific processor functions that is not supported by all processors. Bad coding such programs lead to BSOD

    5. VIRUS: Easiest way to get to BSOD example is Smash Virus.

    I think it will be the most reported BSOD events. Due to amazingly accurate windows coders you can see 100's issues that has no explantion
  6. Mar 17, 2008 #5
    I think what ended up being the problem is that I had downloaded AVG as my anti-virus when I got the new computer, however, I neglected to disable Window's Defender. So I think that the BSoD was caused by both of the programs scanning at the same time.

    I disabled Window's Defender. We will find out this Wednesday. Thanks for the help!
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