Bsod in win 7. Poss causes. Poss diags

Happens to user sometimes
Where to start looking for poss cause
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mandriluyCommented:
and your question is ?
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wizeabeCommented:
You can start by examining the mem dump file, if logging is enabled. If not then you can enable it through the "Startup and Recovery" options within "System Properties" and just wait till it happens again.

The mem dump file created should be located here:
%SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP

How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263

With the mem dump file you can pretty much track down the root cause of the issue.

Other areas to investigate are the Windows event logs, search for errors within the Application and System logs. You should get a clue on what the cause is there as well.

Otherwise perform mem diagnostics as well as hard drive diagnostics to check the integrity of the hardware.

Do you have the BSOD code?
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taphopeCommented:
First, if you can get it in safemode with networking, i would download and run WhoCrashed.  Its a dmp analyzer.  Then post a couple of the most recent crash dumps listed.  
http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

It could be a little bit of anything really.  Bad RAM, failing hard drive, an infection, running multiple antivirus programs simultaneously, a failing antivirus program (I have seen Norton do this to machines as well)
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nobusCommented:
plse post the minidump here for more info
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fcekAuthor Commented:


I removd a stick of memory and problem went away.
Didnt have time to do any diags.

took quick pic of BSOD.  Bsod error
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nobusCommented:
plse post the memory dump see in windows\minidumps
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wizeabeCommented:
Seems the answer to the problem was the memory, so unless the problem comes back then their is no need to diagnose any further.

Unless of course you want to learn how to diagnose it through the minidump then please post it and let us have a look.

Otherwise good luck.
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nobusCommented:
it SEEMS - post the dump to have mor e info plse...
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wizeabeCommented:
ANYWAY, if you want to post the dump then we can help otherwise good luck to you.
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fcekAuthor Commented:


Thanks everyone.  I will be returning to the PC next week to see if its still in one piece.
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