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Old 04-02-2009, 11:31 PM   #11
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Yes I did flash the BIOS.

Since I've been getting the BSOD, I have updated the video card driver at least 2 times and I still get the error.

I really think it's something more fundamental. Either my entire computer is falling apart a few months after I built it from brand new parts or my mobo or PSU is failing. Either of these, from my understanding, could explain everything that is going wrong. Please correct me if that's not the case.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:48 PM   #12
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The board could be the problem if it's not the supply. Every so often a few bad boards get out. A weak cap or eprom biios chip will cause headaches before something gives out.

The one thing to keep track of however is any specific information seen when a blue screen comes up on you as well as looking over the event viewer logs to see if this is software or hardware related. Sometimes a look at the EV logs will point out one software company.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #13
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Ran a checkdisk and these were the results. Looks fine to me but I'm no expert:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
143936 file records processed. 706 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. 197102 index entries processed. 0 unindexed files processed. 143936 security descriptors processed. Cleaning up 1174 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1174 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1174 unused security descriptors.
26584 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35478440 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
143920 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
136357661 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

732571647 KB total disk space.
186805392 KB in 116529 files.
65372 KB in 26585 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
270235 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
545430648 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
183142911 total allocation units on disk.
136357662 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
40 32 02 00 16 2f 02 00 ff da 03 00 00 00 00 00 @2.../..........
1b 06 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....,...........
e0 64 06 77 00 00 00 00 50 23 a0 ff 00 00 00 00 .d.w....P#......

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


I'm going to try a new power supply but right now one of my DVD drives is not being recognized by the system. The log shows over and over The device is not ready for access yet (Event ID 15) for this DVD drive and if I try to open the drive, it works fine so it seems to be getting power. I also got an error that said, "The device 'TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device' (IDE\CdRomTSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S223F________________SB00____\5&ee58156&0&0.1.0) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal (Event ID 12)." And finally, another error stating "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0 (Event ID 11)."

Sorry this is so much info but I figure too much is better than not enough. Given the error stating that the driver detected a controller error, that makes me think more about it being the mobo. I really appreciate all your help with this.

EDIT: Looked up these events and it looks like they're pretty much exactly what they say they are. Does a PSU ever start failing randomly (random times when it doesn't work for a microsecond then comes back on)?
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