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BLUE SCREEN AFTER HOURS OF USE

By J Allen Blevins ·
On a Dell 210 workstation with two ntfs partitions, c & d...It boots and runs fine for a while (eight to thirty hours) then pops a blue screen which performs a mem dump. Why and any suggestions for a fix?

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by SyscoKid In reply to BLUE SCREEN AFTER HOURS O ...

We'd need to know the message. If you could post the first two lines verbatim, beginning with "STOP..." it would be most helpful.

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by allnet In reply to BLUE SCREEN AFTER HOURS O ...

Also need to know what service pack is beeing run and if there are any memory hog apps runnin in startup.

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by aschaffer In reply to BLUE SCREEN AFTER HOURS O ...

This could also be an issue with too much heat building up. This is unlikely because it is a dell machine, and they tend to have good cooling, but problem can crop up. It could be a problem with bad memory, if there is only a problem with a small portion of the memory it could only crop up from time to time.

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by McKayTech In reply to BLUE SCREEN AFTER HOURS O ...

There is a tool in the NT Server Resource Kit that can give you a head start in identifying the problem: dumpexam.exe

If you have the symbol table installed, dumpexam can tell you the address fault as well as the starting addresses of each of themodules loaded at the time of the dump. From that information, you can usually isolate the problem to a particular process, module or driver. Most often, it's a driver.

But also make careful note of the error message and see if it's exactly thesame each time. If not, it's more likely a random hardware failure of some type. In any event, you'll get better advice if you can post the stop codes you see.

paul

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