Windows – BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 2 x 2GB DDR3 RAM, Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz, M.B. Intel DH55HC series machine which gives me the following BSOD. The BSOD comes up randomly for no apparent observable event identifiable to me.

Error : A problem has been detected
and Windows has been shut down to
prevent damage to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the
following file: ntoskrnl.exe


If this is the first time you've seen
this stop error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears
again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or
software is properly installed. If
this is a new installation, ask your
hardware or software manufacturer for
any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or
remove any newly installed hardware or
software. Disable BIOS memory options
such as caching or shadowing. If you
need to use safe mode to remove or
disable components, restart your
computer, press F8 to select Advanced
Startup Options, and then select Safe

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xfffffa900395d270,

*** ntoskrnl.exe – Address 0xfffff80002cbf740 base at
0xfffff80002c4f000 DateStamp

Already tried: disabled BIOS caching shadowing etc, removing one of the RAM modules, installing Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (different than what is on the machine).

Best Answer

Try running Memtest86+ to test for bad memory.

If you are still having problems, try running in safe mode and running prime95 or a similar stress testing tool. If the bluescreen doesn't show up, it is most likely a bad driver, however, if it does show up, you could have a bad motherboard (or unlikely, but a bad processor).