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OK so I have a friend with an old laptop 512Mb ram 150Mb HD
Pentium 2 chip.
He was getting BSOD and needed help. So I take it from him and run memtest, prime95, Intel Burn test, and 1 other I forget which.
I can not reproduce the BSOD.
I had memtest running for 3 days straight, prime ran for 4 days.
So I give it back to him he gets home turns it on and BSOD (damn it).
He sent me this image of the BSOD.
Anybody got any suggestions
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driver issue. open device manager and see if there is any yellow triangles with exclamation marks in them. if so update/install drivers. if no triangle then check for unknown devices. also check for windows updates.
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LOL You sure hes not trolling you?


From my experience. Its the Mobo. The same happen to me with a customers PC. I ran stess test for weeks and didnt get 1 BSOD. After he used it for mear hours he crashed. So i took a chance and told him we should RMA his Mobo to see if that would fix it. And it did. I hate that i was never able to figure it out.
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Google that sys. It has something to do with the wireless card. Probably a driver issue with it.
    
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Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
driver issue. open device manager and see if there is any yellow triangles with exclamation marks in them. if so update/install drivers. if no triangle then check for unknown devices. also check for windows updates.
Yup, I did all that and found no conflicts, updated all drivers and windows (btw Win98).
Thanks

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LOL You sure hes not trolling you?


From my experience. Its the Mobo. The same happen to me with a customers PC. I ran stress test for weeks and didn't get 1 BSOD. After he used it for mear hours he crashed. So i took a chance and told him we should RMA his Mobo to see if that would fix it. And it did. I hate that i was never able to figure it out.
He got this for $50 for his work so I know he wont spend any money on a new MB and he has no warranty.
I was thinking I would replace his ram with a set from my stash, but I found 1 of his ram sticks is not removable, I never saw that before.

Like you, I hate not being able to figure it out.
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@iCRAP
I did not check that.
Thanks.


+reps for all
Edited by Couch Potato - 11/7/11 at 8:54am
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post #6 of 6
i had a friend tell me recently that the embedded graphics card can have cold solder joints. he takes the mobo out and flexes it a lil with his thumb on the gpu. if he hears cracking noise its the solder joints. he then puts flux in between the card and bord and then heats it to fix it. just thought maybe this could be it
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