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After years of crashing

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 bit

    After years of crashing


    Hello everyone.

    I have my pc about 2-3 years, and from the beginning there were some crashes and blue screens occasionally.
    I ran some memory tests a couple of times, had a friend updating my bios, but still nothing.
    I was patient, but a few months ago the crashes were increasing, in the point that I could not boot the pc without 2-3 restarts.
    So I decided to buy an SSD disk (thinking that the HDD may be the problem) and buy windows 8.
    This was a good move anyway, but the blue screens started appearing again.
    Now the problem is frequent, I have blue screens all the time, when restarting and when working,
    and 1 of 2 times windows cannot shut down properly, and I have to push the power button for some seconds to close.

    So I found the forum and followed the instructions to upload the crash files.

    If anyone can help me, I would be really appreciated.
    Thanks in regards,

    Dimitris

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Are all your drivers updated ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 bit


    I have to go to the device management and check them one by one,
    to search automatically to the internet for updates, right?

    I thought I did, but I just found an update for my graphics card.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by dimitris View Post
    I have to go to the device management and check them one by one,
    to search automatically to the internet for updates, right?

    I thought I did, but I just found an update for my graphics card.
    It is best to download drivers directly from the company's website.

    I used the automatic search once & it gave me a wrong driver.

    Look at the device & driver name & Google for a newer driver.

    That's my advice.

    EDIT-

    I use DriverMax Pro.

    DriverMax

    They have a free version also.
    I had BSODs because I had outdated drivers on Win 8 Pro.
    After updating my drivers the BSODs went away.( 17 outdated drivers ! )
    With DriverMax you have the option to let it install updates or go directly to the outdated driver's website to get it there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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