Mr. Camel wrote:Yes. The following error message was present about 6 times:
A fatal hardware error has occurred.
Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Bus/Interconnect Error
Processor ID: 0
But the processor IDs were different (0 through 3). A few of the messages were repeated for some of the processor IDs.
And one can look like the other. Given that this followed a reformat/reinstall, and we have no reason to suspect hardware failure (though of course it can spontaneously happen), I'd suspect you have a driver that was updated in your old installation but not updated in the new one, leading to the crashes you're now seeing. You can go into device manager and force it to look for updated drivers for each device, but I prefer to actually visit the websites of the maker of each component to find and download the drivers. This is tedious, but it gives you an opportunity to read release notes to see if there are any gotchas or other things you want to look out for. You can also bookmark each site so you'll be able to get back there quicker in the future. In fact, I suggest doing this before a reinstall, so that you already have all the updated drivers (on a flash drive or another networked computer) ready to go before you start installing anything else or even go out onto the internet for the first time.EsotericLord wrote:I'm pretty sure at this point the problem is either hardware or drivers. (oh wow, that super narrows it down ~_~ /s)
JackGibson wrote:It's a RAM problem - get a testing tool like Mem86 and test the RAM out. It'll take about 10 minutes. After that run a HDD test using Seatools or something similar. You can get these tools on a boot disc like Hirens Boot Disc. Eliminate these problems first and it will save you so much time!
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