Windows 7 BSOD help

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi Experts,

My windows 7 Ultimate has been showing this bluescreen constantly.
I am not a computer expert. But I do know how to format/re-install Windows 7 on my computer.

I have formatted + re-installed the computer twice. The computer still constantly gives me this bluescreen.
This happens even without installing anything other the drivers.
***The computer is a dell Inspiron6000. Windows 7 installs all the drivers automatically through update EXCEPT THE AUDIO DRIVER. I did a quick search online and people have reported it would be fine to use the driver for Vista on Dell's website. So for the audio driver, I manually installed it. Not sure if this would be the cause. Otherwise, nothing else's installed.

Also, I did ALL the Windows updates, optional + recommended.

Any idea what I can do to pinpoint the problem so I can solve it?

I have attached photos of 2 BSOD.

Thanks 1st time BSOD After Fresh install + Audio Driver

    Author Comment

    This is the 2nd instance of BSOD
    LVL 32

    Accepted Solution

    Stop 07A usually indicates a problem with the hard disk subsystem -- disk or controller. Use the Dell built-in diagnostics to test hard disk (Press F12 during boot on most Dells).
    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    If willcomp's solution does not uncover the problem please post the dmp files, they can be located at C:\Windows\Minidump
    Thats providing you can get the machine booted?
    Have you also tried pressing F8 on startup and selecting last know good config or safemode?
    LVL 91

    Expert Comment

    >>  I have formatted + re-installed the computer twice  <<   without errors ?
    do not forget to test the ram - if you want , you can also use memtest86+ from

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for the answer.
    My hard drive is busted (detected in bios' diagnostic tool)

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