Hi everyone. I've been getting random BSOD and I'm trying to narrow it down to either my laptop motherboard 'which means' dead laptop (manufacture says a replacement motherboard is 400) or just memory. Here's what I've done so far.
I originally thought it might be a software issue. So I took out my old hard drive and put in a brand new one. I tried installing WINXP, but along the way after the first part of formating the drive, where you actually get to the installation part, I got a BSOD.
Suspecting it to be a memory problem, I used MEMTEST to test it out. I don't get consistant results. Sometimes, it finds a fault, sometimes it runs fine for hours on end. I suspect it might actually be the slot where it accepts the memory on the motherboard. Possible? Could I test this memory somewhere else to make sure it is good? Or do I just by another stick and try it out.
Third - could the BSOD be a result of overheating? My laptop does get hot, but I've never had this problem before.
I've had my laptop die on me once because of a hard drive failure. I fixed that
BSOD hits up things like PAGE, or some .sys file. I'm not certain.