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It's very simple. Firstly backup anything you haven't already or wish to backup before you want to reinstall.
1) Boot from your Windows DVD
2) It will probably find your installed system already but you'll want to 'Install' when it asks you to
3) When it asks where to install it, there will be drives/partitions already there. Delete all partitions Windows finds, including the small 100MB partition it made.
4) Make a new partition. At this point you have a choice - for instance if you have a 1TB drive you might want four 250GB partitions, or two 500GB partitions. Make them as you see fit.
5) Install Windows as you normally would to the first partition.
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However, if you feel that you really want to do a super fresh format/install, download GWIPE and burn it to a CD. Booting from it will essentially start formatting your first disk. Once it's done, your disk is wiped and you can use the Windows DVD to install fresh.

I did this ^. Not the GWIPE though.
    
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I would do a fresh install.
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I would do a fresh install.

How do I do that?
    
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How do I do that?

You can do Ganja's method, or here's the traditional method.
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You can do Ganja's method, or here's the traditional method.

Yeah this was basically Ganja's method without the GWIPE. I did exactly that last night.
    
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Sounds like hardware to me then, my friend. Memtest turned up okay individually and in dual channel, so I doubt it's memory. Driver Verifier showed AVG, which we removed, and even after a reformat there are still BSODs. We've run a chkdsk and a scannow and nothing came up.

1. Can you please add your system specs so I can just further analyze this based off of your hardware? You can do this by creating a rig with the rigbuilder option at the top right of the website. Once you've done that, go to my profile, scroll down to signature and make sure your have "show off stuff in your signature" enabled.

2. Upload any recent dumps you haven't shown us yet since all of this, I'd still like to see if anything has changed or if we have any new errors.
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Sounds like hardware to me then, my friend. Memtest turned up okay individually and in dual channel, so I doubt it's memory. Driver Verifier showed AVG, which we removed, and even after a reformat there are still BSODs. We've run a chkdsk and a scannow and nothing came up.
1. Can you please add your system specs so I can just further analyze this based off of your hardware? You can do this by creating a rig with the rigbuilder option at the top right of the website. Once you've done that, go to my profile, scroll down to signature and make sure your have "show off stuff in your signature" enabled.
2. Upload any recent dumps you haven't shown us yet since all of this, I'd still like to see if anything has changed or if we have any new errors.

Rig added.

Strangely enough, after I made a fresh install of Windows 7 this morning, it BSOD only once maybe twice. It didn't create any minidumps and I can't even remember if windows told me about it... Turns out my computer was set on Kernel Dump, and I had to change it to small dump in the settings. So unfortunately I don't have any more recorded dump files since the fresh install... weird though, hasn't BSOD on me in the past 11-12 hours.
    
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If it was set to kernel dump, it'll be located in C:/Windows itself and named MEMORY.DMP. Small memory dumps are generated and located in C:/Windows/Minidump.

Regardless, when you BSOD please attach the new dumps. I'd prefer verifier enabled.
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If it was set to kernel dump, it'll be located in C:/Windows itself and named MEMORY.DMP. Small memory dumps are generated and located in C:/Windows/Minidump.
Regardless, when you BSOD please attach the new dumps. I'd prefer verifier enabled.

Do you want the MEMORY.DMP file? It's pretty gignormous, 426 MB, not even sure if this forum would allow it LOL. It's not Verifier Enabled because I wasn't expecting it... but I have it enabled now so if any future dumps pop up it'll be sent to you. Though I haven't gotten a BSOD in many hours... still I remain vigilante and not getting my hopes up...

But just for reference, how many hours without getting a BSOD would everything be considered "fixed?"
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Haha, it's up to you. OCN will not allow a dump of that size, so it'll have to be uploaded to a third party host that will hold that large of a file for free.

To answer your question, BSODs are very random, and are all different. Some happen incredibly frequent, some can literally go 5-7 days before showing up again. It all depends on what is actually the issue here. My rule of thumb has always been if you go at least 2 weeks without a BSOD, you're in the clear. I have never seen someone go two weeks without a BSOD in the case of solving a BSOD related issue.
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