Since I built my computer a a couple months ago it crashes to the blue screen of death randomly. I have been trying to figure it out but have been stuck. It usually happens during start up and sometimes 3 or 4 times in a row before It wont crash anymore.
>>Re: Win 7 crashes intermittently since building computer(BSoD)
Matthew Bednar said:
...It usually happens during start up and sometimes 3 or 4 times in a row before It wont crash anymore....
You may be able to use bluescreenview to get more information out of the BSOD data. Might help point you to specific driver issues.
Some other thoughts...
If this is happening mostly when your system is "cold", it could be a connector/seating problem or a hardware component problem (e.g. RAM) that disappears or is significantly reduced once the system warms up to operating temps.
You could try running some standard diagnostics/tests using a bootable CD/DVD like freeware/donateware UBCD (which includes diagnostics like memtest. This takes Windows entirely out of the equation and is more likely to find hardware issues. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
Run each major test overnight (e.g. CPU, memory) and if no failures occur, then run some disk tests. There are numerous disk-specific diagnostic utilities out there e.g. HD Tune and most manufacturers have tests for their own HDDs (be alert for data-destructive disk tests, although ideally you have a backup (using Macrium Reflect Free Edition, or DIXML, or similar) in case ANY run-time errors or diagnostics result in data corruption for any reason).
If you have SSD and no HDDs then check out various fora and reviews that deal with your specific SSD...a lot of them seem to have firmware problems and fixes may be available. Caution: running some prolonged write disk test programs on an SSD could seriously reduce the life-expectancy of the device.
majorgeeks.com is a good download source and one I trust for very useful freeware/donateware/shareware.