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    All is - tentatively - well! No crashes...

    All is - tentatively - well! No crashes whatsoever, since the memory exchange. No restarts at all, except those I manually initiated. It appears to be: Case Closed - and good riddance!! Now for a...
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    So far, so good. Gonna do some MS Office stuff...

    So far, so good. Gonna do some MS Office stuff tomorrow, and run update and some utilities to see how it holds up. Tried some gaming tonight with no problems. Still keeping my fingers crossed. Not...
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    Rui: It is indeed! Especially if it winds up...

    Rui: It is indeed! Especially if it winds up being the answer.

    Sudo15: Yep - kept the carcass, and even though I sacrificed 2gb, it was a good trade. Also a yep - it was the mobo - again. Gonna...
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    You're not the only one, satrow!!;) We'll see...

    You're not the only one, satrow!!;) We'll see what happens in a couple of days.

    Thanks again,
    Mike.
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    Many thanks yet again to all. Here's the latest....

    Many thanks yet again to all. Here's the latest. Since I didn't - and still don't - have a lot of spare time, and it seemed the only thing that jumped out was the mismatched memory, I got the bright...
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    System Reports

    Here's the reports. Hope this works. Next is the mem test.

    Mike.
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    Just got back from another 2 black screens and a...

    Just got back from another 2 black screens and a blue screen. Running BSV, there's 1 file that re-occurs in both BSOD's. It's a windows kernel file - ntoskrnl.exe. Next, I'll follow your suggestions...
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    Rui: Only 1 of the numerous crashes I've endured...

    Rui: Only 1 of the numerous crashes I've endured the last few days has resulted in a BSOD for the program to see. The rest result in a black screen that I *usually* have to do a power button shutdown...
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    Howdy all. Could mismatched memory (6gb's total -...

    Howdy all. Could mismatched memory (6gb's total - 1 of 2gb and 1 of 4gb) also cause a crash running windows update? It's only crashed twice today while copying tons of files to the new 'puter, but it...
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    Howdy all. Just wanted to put an end to this...

    Howdy all. Just wanted to put an end to this thread. Last Monday, the 6th, got up and pressed start - KAPUT!!! Dead mobo - AGAIN!! Of course it's no longer covered. Got a replacement 'puter (not...
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    I know they can, and that's usually how my luck...

    I know they can, and that's usually how my luck runs. On the other hand, he most definitely did screw up the charging subsystem (worked perfectly before - won't work at all after - even tried another...
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    That would've been my first move, but they're...

    That would've been my first move, but they're replacing the full set, so it shouldn't be a problem. That being said, I'll still check 'em! I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that that solves my boot...
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    Amazon says they'll take care of it - we'll see....

    Amazon says they'll take care of it - we'll see. You're not the only one who's glad Rui!!

    Thanks again to all who read, and had suggestions for me to try!!!!!

    Mike.
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    Thanks Sudo15, and everyone else! Well, I learned...

    Thanks Sudo15, and everyone else! Well, I learned a lot in this thread, most of all that I made a HUGE error (due to a simple oversight) in my testing protocol - BIG TIME. Still not sure why I...
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    Thanks Sudo15. I'll give it a try, 'though with...

    Thanks Sudo15. I'll give it a try, 'though with the screwed up boots, it'll take a while. I'll do them one at a time, then swap slots. I can't get to it right away, too much going on. I'll post the...
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    Replaced ram in March with an 8gb Kingston kit....

    Replaced ram in March with an 8gb Kingston kit. Boot trouble not until Sept/Oct.

    No yellow alerts in DM.

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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    OK, no problems have turned up with the HDD. Any...

    OK, no problems have turned up with the HDD. Any more ideas??

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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    Tried MSFixit for the optical drive with no luck....

    Tried MSFixit for the optical drive with no luck. It says Media Not Readable. It's a near new movie dvd, so I know the drive is KIA.

    Been (still) in the process of selling my travel trailer and...
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    Sorry for the delay. Looks like it'll be Thursday...

    Sorry for the delay. Looks like it'll be Thursday at the earliest, before I can get the time to carry on. As soon as I can, I'll get back to y'all.

    Thanks again,
    Mike.
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    I'll see what turns up. As far as the optical...

    I'll see what turns up. As far as the optical disk, the internal one is semi dead (it works sometimes), so I use an ext. one via USB.

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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    Sudo15: Thanks. Guess that'll be the next...

    Sudo15: Thanks. Guess that'll be the next project. I'll tackle it tomorrow. Will running seatools from DOS require anything different, as far as launching with any extra parameters?

    Thanks again,...
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    Sudo15: Ran Seatools. All tests passed, including...

    Sudo15: Ran Seatools. All tests passed, including the long test. Dl'd imgburn - what tests are you proposing for a boot disc?

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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    Sudo15: Be back after I give it a try. Thanks,...

    Sudo15: Be back after I give it a try.

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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    Morning all. It occurred to me that since the...

    Morning all. It occurred to me that since the ext. drives are routed through my secondary 'puter for reasons of location, all I had to do was shut it down to stop access to the drives (and also...
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    ruirib: With you on both counts. We'll see what...

    ruirib: With you on both counts. We'll see what happens tomorrow!

    Thanks,
    Mike.
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