- 57 months ago
Vista will turn on, log in, and settle down just fine. After launching Google Chrome, it bluescreens randomly. Note that this is a 32-bit system.
I had just removed a recently purchased GFX card (to move it to a new build).
Now it bluescreens after a random amount of time.
This is a 32-bit system, so it can only address so much memory. When I put the card in, it readdressed everything so that the 1GB of GFX mem could be addressed.
After removing it, it still thinks the memory is there, and bluescreens whenever it tries to access that memory (whenever it gets above 2GB or so of usage).
NOTE: Reinstalling Windows is a last-resort solution and I would probably swap HDD's with my new machine (to backup) before doing so.
EDIT: Windows Memory DIagnostics found hardware errors. Investigation required. (Who on earth puts four sticks of 1GB in a PC, then sets it to dual-channel