#1
So, hey.

I recently got a new computer, and, despite owning it for such a short period of time, experienced the blue screen error.
I did a virus scan, and it detected nothing. Does anyone know any possible causes of this error?
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Last edited by Iriathz at Oct 13, 2009,
#4
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#5
Are you running windows 98 or something?
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#6
the blue screen itself normally tells you the cause of it, there are loads of possibilities
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Are you running windows 98 or something?

Vista.
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#9
I dont know what these are or how to do them but i remember my dad did them when ours got one, disk refragment, data shredding, harddrive reformatting none of them worked for us but they might work for yours.
btw 'blue screen of death is a bit dramatic lol who came up with that name?
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#10
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Are you running windows 98 or something?

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Vista.


You must be wrong, Vista is way too cool for that Blue Screen of Death shnit.

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#11
Is your computer working alright now though?

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#12
If you get the Blue screen of Death again check the code it gives you (should look like "00x00000000 then a number other than 0", then check it agains the microsoft support centre on their website. Also check to see if it says "Memory Dump" at the bottom of the screen as that normally points to your computer having too much stuff running at once on it or your RAM is failing
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Fixed.
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#15
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If you get the Blue screen of Death again check the code it gives you (should look like "00x00000000 then a number other than 0", then check it agains the microsoft support centre on their website. Also check to see if it says "Memory Dump" at the bottom of the screen as that normally points to your computer having too much stuff running at once on it or your RAM is failing

It did say "Memory Dump". Thank you for the answer, I'm much less worried now.


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You must be wrong, Vista is way too cool for that Blue Screen of Death shnit.


I really hope this is sarcasm


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#17
BSoDs usually means a faulty driver, or something of the like. Though it could also be that some piece of your hardware is failing or placed incorrectly, or that some software is interfering with the OS.
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#18
Get your error code that comes up, google it.

After working at a computer store for many years, my solution for blue screen is still 'throw the f%#ker'.
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#20
It did say "Memory Dump". Thank you for the answer, I'm much less worried now.


No problems happy to help anyone with Windows OS problems after spending 3 years doing a Microsoft Certification to find out that in most case you might as well format and reinstall the damn thing anyway or buy a new computer lol
#21
People still get the BSOD on Vista? Wow.
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#22
^I've had a BSoD on Windows 7
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#23
My word!
I haven't had a BSOD since about 2004 (used Win2kPro at the time).

Was that just an RC or something though?
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#24
I'd suggest going into device manager and searching for updates for all your drivers. BSoD is usually a driver problem if it is not a virus. Has the BSoD only happened once?

EDIT: also what anti-virus software are you using? Have you installed anything (hardware\software) yourself since buying the computer?

Also "physical memory dump" doesn't necessarily mean that the memory is failing. By default Windows does a physical memory dump whenever a BSoD occurs unless it is caused by a critical boot loader error.

ANOTHER EDIT: If you can get the BSoD again and note down the error code, you can find out what the probable cause is. the code looks something like this STOP: 0x00000050 etc.
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#25
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Also "physical memory dump" doesn't necessarily mean that the memory is failing. By default Windows does a physical memory dump whenever a BSoD occurs unless it is caused by a critical boot loader error.


That is very true, but if your RAM starts failing it also throws up this screen as it does a "Physical Memory Dump" when the RAM has been overloaded and needs cleared
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That is very true, but if your RAM starts failing it also throws up this screen as it does a "Physical Memory Dump" when the RAM has been overloaded and needs cleared


Yeah, what you were saying was 100% valid. I was just adding that there could be another reason.
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Yeah, what you were saying was 100% valid. I was just adding that there could be another reason.


Yeah i wasn't argueing lol incase you thought i was lol i shall stop typing now before i get any worse lol