About 2-3 weeks ago I started suddenly getting random, frequent restarts. After some trial and error (including reinstalling Windows 7) and a little research, I determined the most likely (and cheapest to repair) cause was the PSU (which was only 600W). So I replaced it with an 850W and the restarts stopped. It's been ten days since I replaced the PSU. I hadn't yet moved any files from my windows.old file that was created when I reinstalled Windows 7, so I did that about two days ago. I simply moved everything in my old user file to the new one. Otherwise, I copied the Windows/FONTS folder and my Steam applications. All other program files were redownloaded. I then deleted the windows.old folder. Soon after I did all of this, I started experiencing BSODs. I get them while playing Guild Wars 2. I also got one while viewing some flash videos last night.
As far as I know, the BSOD doesn't list a specific reason. It displays: 0x0000001e (0x0000000, 0x0000000, 0x0000000, 0x0000000).
Thanks for the reply. I didn't forget to include a dmp file, it just isn't generating one. I've followed the instructions very carefully. I'm not sure why it isn't. I took a picture of the last BSOD, if that helps:
Is it possible that some BSODs simply don't generate a dmp file?
I just updated my bios but the drivers for the printer are the latest available. I'm still getting BSOD.
you change settings like cmd rate etc via the bios.
We really need to see a dmp file as the information contained allows us to diagnose your system at the time of said bsod. Are you running with a pagefile? Also did you follow Ickymays post just below the main thread opener? I'll re-iterate just in case:
Open control panel, click on 'System and security' followed by 'System'. On the left you'll see 'Advanced system settings', click that. You'll then see a new dialogue box open, click 'Settings' under 'Start up and Recovery' and make sure that under 'write debugging information', 'Small memory dump (256kb)' is selected from the drop down menu. In the box marked 'Small dump directory' make sure it say's this: %SystemRoot%\Minidump
If everything is set correctly then next time it bsods look in your Windows folder for Minidump and it should contain a dmp file.