My computer keeps crashing to a blue screen randomly. Help?

My computer keeps crashing to the blue screen randomly.  I could be sitting at the desktop doing nothing or in the middle of a game and it does.  I have no idea how to fix it. help?
 

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Last updated June 25, 2018 Views 924 Applies to:
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Hi,

Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7 - has a section for if you can or can't start Windows.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Resolving-stop-blue-screen-errors-in-Windows-7 

Check this thread for information using BlueScreenView, MyEventViewer and other methods
to troubleshoot BlueScreens - top 3 replies (+1 other).

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/sometimes-i-get-a-blue-screen-when-using-ie-8/c675b7b8-795f-474d-a1c4-6b77b3fcd990

We can analyze the minidumps if you make them available from the SkyDrive or other file
sharing sites (such as MediaFire). If you have problems uploading the minidumps copy
them to the Desktop or the Documents folder and upload them from there.

Zip or upload the contents of C:\Windows\minidump

Use SkyDrive to upload collected files
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

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Also do this so you can see the likely bluescreens.

Windows Vista automatically restarts if your PC encounters an error that causes it to crash.
(also Windows 7)
http://www.winvistatips.com/disable-automatic-restart-t84.html

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Check with these utilities to see if any information can be gathered :

This is an excellent tool for posting Blue Screen Error Information

BlueScreenView - Free - scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death'
crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

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MyEventViewer can be checked at the time of the BlueScreen (BSOD) to with-in a
second or so of the time of the BSOD to provide more information as to possible
cause - see TIP.

MyEventViewer - Free - a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows.
TIP - Options - Advanced Filter allows you to see a time frame instead of the whole file -
set it to a bit before and after the time of the BSOD.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

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AppCrashView - Free - a small utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7 that displays the
details of all application crashes occurred in your system. The crashes information is extracted
from the .wer files created by the Windows Error Reporting (WER) component of the operating
system every time that a crash is occurred. AppCrashView also allows you to easily save the
crashes list to text/csv/html/xml file.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/app_crash_view.html

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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