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Bsod When Opening System Items, Device Manager, Msconfig


I am encountering bsod errors when trying to open any item on the "system" control panel menu, the device manager, and when trying to open msconfig (among others). The following is a description of events leading up to the bsod errors:

1. I decide to upgrade to windows 7 pro from xp. My xp system has worked flawlessly for years. All hardware is working normally and is compatible with windows 7.

2. Windows 7 is installed on a freshly reformatted drive. Drivers and software are installed. All windows updates are applied. Everything is working perfectly and i can freely open device manager, any item in "system, " and msconfig etc. I have not attempted any 'tinkering' yet.

3. First bsod. I decide to edit pagefile.sys by turning off windows control and setting it to a custom size of 4096mb-4096mb. Windows immediately bsods. I restart and find that i can't access any of the windows system tools listed above and decide to reformat and start over (it was a new install and i had nothing to lose).

4. Windows 7 is installed as per step 3. I give pagefile.sys a wide berth and let windows handle it. I decide to perform some maintenance by disabling extraneous programs loading at startup using the program regseeker. I only disable unimportant things like adobe updating tools and the games platform steam etc. I open msconfig to confirm that the disabled startup programs have been disabled. Immediate bsod follows. I restart and find that opening "system" items, msconfig, and device manager all cause immediate bsod. In fact, i can't even right-click on my computer and select "manage" without causing a bsod.

All i can do at the moment is browse the internet and use other simple productivity programs. I can no longer 'tinker' without risking a bsod. I have tried using system restore to various earlier points. None work - i still experience the same symptoms. I have run memory tests on my memory.

I have not tried reseting my hardware because there is no reason to suspect they that have come loose (xp worked for years). I have not tried uninstalling and reinstalling hardware drivers, as i hope for someone to interpret my minidumps for me so that i can troubleshoot intelligently. I can provide said minidumps via the preferred method of anyone who can help.


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