Vista Bluescreen

Cynic JesterCynic Jester Registered User regular
Recently my Vista computer has starter dying on me for no apparent reason. I try to use the "Check for a solution" thingo, but it searches for 10 seconds and shuts down, no explanation. Yes, I know it usually doesn't work, but it provided me with a fix that made V:tM:Bloodlines run, so it can't be all bad.

Here is what I get from the crash report.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c2
BCP1: 0000000000000007
BCP2: 000000000000113D
BCP3: 00000000002C0005
BCP4: FFFFFA8001EA4660
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini012908-02.dmp
C:\Users\Cynic\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40140-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Cynic\AppData\Local\Temp\WERB73A.tmp.version.txt

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Anyone have any idea what might be causing this?

Edit: Specs:
Cooler Master Centurion 534 Svart, Aluminium Front
NorthQ 4775-500bulk, ATX 500W, 120mm 12-17dBA, 4xSATA, 2xPCI-E, 20/24 pin
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz 1333Mhz Socket LGA775, 4MB, BOXED m/vifte
Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched CM2X1024A-6400 Dimm's
MSI P35 NEO-FI, P35, Socket-775, DDR2, 1333FSB, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, PCI-Ex16
Samsung DVD-burner SH-S202J IDE svart OEM
Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
Nvidia 8600 GT

As far as I know, all drivers are up to date.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Bad RAM has caused the only bluescreens in Vista I have ever seen. I'd run memtest86 to see if that's it.

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  • FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My previous desktop had wiring issues with a molex connector and I was able to bluescreen vista by just reaching in and messing with the wire.

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Vista is sensitive to hardware problems. VERY sensitive. Try running the vista memory tester, or if you have a copy of Knoppix type "memtest" at the boot command.

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  • fogeymanfogeyman Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I've been getting BSODs with the exact same error message as you and memtest86 told me my RAM is bad.

    EDIT: I noticed a slight difference in our error messages. 1 and 2 are identical, 3 and 4 are different. Last time I just checked the first two (sorry!).

    Still run memtest86, though--I'm guessing it's your RAM.

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    For what it's worth the generic Zydas WiFi dongle drivers from codejunkies made my Vista blue screen like crazy.

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  • typhoontyphoon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My Vista installation blue screens occasionally because of (according to the Event Viewer) a) a shitty nVidia driver and b) shitty power management. I would check the Event Viewer (Start menu search for it, then go to Windows Logs>System and try to find the last time it blue-screen'd) to see if it has anything useful (in addition to running a memory test).

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  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Try googling Vista c2 0x7 (or 0xc5 0x7). Vista error codes are essentially the same as XP codes, just written out differently. Even if you find the right error, it might not lead to what is causing it. It could just be a corrupted driver, or it could be something more serious. Apart from testing the ram, I'd download the manufacturer's hdd utilities and test the hard drive as well.

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