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By the emu ·
I have one PC running NT that ocassionally has a BSOD. A reboot will fix the problem, but I am concerned that this happens at all. It seems to occur randomly, when I am using a program or sometimes when I am not even using the PC and the screensaveris on.

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by teddyrux In reply to Blue screen of death

Try replacing the memory. Also, run checkdisk on the drive.

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by ustutz In reply to Blue screen of death

Can't get much help with what you have given so far. Best bet is to note down the error message and hex code the next time this happens. With that information you can search the Technet for answers. Do check your Eventlog for any activity immediately prior to the BSOD. But that is a shot in the dark. Other "mystery causes" are hardware incompatabilites, or "copper migration" on the RAM chips (see that all your RAM has the same type of metal for its pins - i.e., some 'silver' and some 'gold' mixed can be a problem).

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by dbowlin In reply to Blue screen of death

BSOD frequently indicates some kind of hardware problem. Try reseating all the cards inside, check the cables, etc. and try reinstalling the drivers. Also try disabling any screen savers.

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by vk6xre In reply to Blue screen of death

BSODs are caused by the failure of a core component. The reason these fail are often traced to bad hardware or a bad driver.

Note the STOP: information (the first 4 lines) and consult Technet.

Try installing the latest Service Pack (6a or later) look into the latest 3rd party HW drivers and then look at swapping out RAM.

Remember NT never sleeps it is always swapping Memory to HD etc. Most problems I have encountered have been bad RAM.

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by stephen_ski In reply to Blue screen of death

yes it does usually indecate a hardware error BUT screen saver ??? this uually indicates a Software DLL corruption....corruption doesn`t always mean the file wont work...it can just causes what seems intermitant errors ...first uninstall your last SP and re-apply you don`t need 6a or somthing 5 is more than enough ..this should cure your probs if not re-install your video driver as this also work at the core level it may cause problems

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