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Unboxing Day
Nov 4, 2003




Problem description: So I had my computer for around six months when trouble started. Every day...or every other day, it's not 100% consistent...my computer will require a hard reset due to one of three issues.

1. It will BSOD. There is never a consistent reason or driver for this BSOD, it's usually inside the kernel and is occasionally paired with an a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP or any number of other random reasons.
2. It will hard freeze. Occasionally this parlays into a DPC Watchdog BSOD.
3. It will go into a death spiral where things gradually stop working. First Ctrl-Alt-Del and the taskbar stops working, then I can't alt-tab anymore, then finally it hard-freezes after around a minute or two.

Attempted fixes: I have ruled our RAM and video card trouble. I tried running with a single stick of RAM, then another stick, and finally I bought completely new RAM and ran it with just that RAM. Memtest86 never blew up on me. I swapped my AMD video card with an older model NVIDIA, and still no change.

Recent changes: None.

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Operating system/System specs: https://i.imgur.com/rRX0K8I.png

Location: USA

I have Googled and read the FAQ: Yes

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