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Thread: Major problem with my car pc, BSOD.. killing me..

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    just for the note its 512 of corsair ram, im going to get some replacement tomorrow

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    Ok so after another full day of messing around I've come to I think a few conclusions. One being its not ram. Two the blue screens of death are nearly always different from the previous.

    Itryed to boot at one stage and was only getting a loud 4 second beep and nothing else. I fiddled with the heatsink and that fixed it. But it confused me. Only a lil movement and it was good again. Then I noticed it was loose. Now with it completely removed it wouldn't boot and obvious the temp was way up. But this for me Googling. Obviously the heatsink is playing a vital part in its operation and it was loose from the thermal paste...


    Does anyone think its possible that this could be creating my problem's. It makes alot of sense to the randomness of the problem too. Any suggestions

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    Usually the BSOD is caused by driver issues. Maybe try running linux on the hardware and see if it freezes. If it runs fine with linux, you know it's a software issue. If it freezes or gives errors in linux than you know it's a hardware issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    Usually the BSOD is caused by driver issues. Maybe try running linux on the hardware and see if it freezes. If it runs fine with linux, you know it's a software issue. If it freezes or gives errors in linux than you know it's a hardware issue.
    BSODs are caused by drivers. Either bad drivers, or drivers talking or trying to talk to bad hardware or hardware that does disappearing magician tricks (like a wiggling socket connecting and disconnecting something).

    My guess is something is loose. Maybe a power cable, maybe a card, maybe a component on one of your cards. Or your PSU is not doing its job and regulating well. You ever try it with a desktop power supply? Put it on a table in the house on a house PSU and leave it alone for a while. See if it works.
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    hey well guys i did get this BSOD afterinstalling new ram, and getting so so close through the win 7 install..... ive attached the pic..

    U think i should update the BIOS?
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    No, a BIOS update is very unlikely to solve anything.

    Are you still doing all this in the car?
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    yes i havent had a choice at the moment to my limited time to work this out,

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    Well debugging means eliminating possibilities. I would make time to move it inside, or at the very least get an extension cord and run your desktop PSU from a wall outlet but powering the car.
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    ok that will be my next move 2k, also am going to try another hdd when i get the chance.

    i have an ancient keyboard plugged into it aswell, this couldnt cause this could it?

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    ataport.sys is a driver for the ATA devices. I'm going with my first instinct of hard drive problems. Have you tried a different hard disk?
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