Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Windows 7 Black Screen of Death

    I have a wierd problem. For about the last four months I will get a black screen of death when starting windows 7. It doens't happen all the time, just periodically. When it happens I can always boot into Windows safe mode with networking.

    I have tried the following:
    Uninstall the USB 3.0 card that I added.
    Run memtest overnight and it is ok
    Reflashed my BIOS.
    Reset my CMOS settings.
    Tried selective startup and find a service that isnít working.
    Tried using verifier.exe to isolate a driver.
    Done all the diskchecks, chkdsk /r, sfc /scannow

    In every case things either check out ok, or when I think I have isolated the bad driver or service I eliminate them and still get the BlackSOD.
    I am at my witís end. I still think it is a driver because I can always boot into safe mode with networking.
    I will welcome any and all suggestions.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Harry

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Do logs show anything that can shed light on what happened?
    Rui
    -------
    R4

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I have checked ntbtlog.txt and tried to use it to determine what additional drivers were loading but didn't have much luck. Is there a specific way I can use the logs to help with determining what is happening.

  4. #4
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Have you tried the Windows Event Viewer?
    Rui
    -------
    R4

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yes, it just gives me an error about Windows unexpectedly terminating.

  6. #6
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    You could try boot logging to see where the boot process stops : http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itd...-msconfig/3463
    Rui
    -------
    R4

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •