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Re installing windows possibly fix blue screen issues?

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User Info: sockrox

sockrox
3 years ago#1
Been getting blue screens at random times. Usually when computer is idol or I just click on the internet or go into drivers. Think wiping it and reinstalling windows may help? Maybe something went wrong when I installed?

User Info: LostHisHardcore

LostHisHardcore
3 years ago#2
Maybe but it'd be nice to know what's causing it.
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User Info: Chetyre

Chetyre
3 years ago#3
Could be bad RAM
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#4
Possibly.
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User Info: sockrox

sockrox
3 years ago#5
I would use the "blue screen " viewer and it would be random windows drivers causing problems

User Info: sockrox

sockrox
3 years ago#6
How would I know if it is bad ram?

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#7
Reinstalling Windows would be one of those lower possibilities of fixing.

Blue screens are caused by driver errors.
Sometimes caused by hardware failure (from a driver erroring)
And sometimes bad RAM will cause BSODs.
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User Info: Chetyre

Chetyre
3 years ago#8
sockrox posted...
How would I know if it is bad ram?


run memtest for a couple of error. If you have absolutely no errors then your RAM is fine. It can't fail even a single time
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#9
Chetyre posted...
sockrox posted...
How would I know if it is bad ram?


run memtest for a couple of error. If you have absolutely no errors then your RAM is fine. It can't fail even a single time


In addition, let it run for a little while.
I've seen RAM errors not start cropping up until an hour into a test.
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User Info: sockrox

sockrox
3 years ago#10
I know there is memtest but doesn't that require burning it to a cd?
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