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Blue Screen Error Message Disappears

By jvnablack ·
I have been getting a blue screen in Win 2K, followed immediately by a reboot. The blue screen stays up for less than a second, so I am unable to read the error message. Is is possible to make the blue screen stay in place until I get a chance to read the error message?

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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

by timwalsh In reply to Blue Screen Error Message ...

By default, Win2k systems are configured to automatically reboot upon system failure. A BSOD indicates a system failure.

To change this behavior, Go to Control Panel | System properties | Advanced tab | Startup and Recovery button. Uncheck the box labeled "Automatically reboot."

Once you change this the BSOD will remain on the screen until you manually reset the computer (Ctrl-Alt-Del will NOT work).

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That's right...

Also, you may want to look at the 'dumped' memory, probably located at the following location...[%SystemRoot%\Minidump]. Choose the latest dump file and peruse...

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Thanks For the Pointers

by jvnablack In reply to That's right...

Thank you for the pointers. I am a liitle closer, I think, to solving this.

The 'Automatically Reboot' box in Control Panel is already unchecked, but the BSOD still disappears. That may be happening because of the type of error. Save Dump entries in the system log show that each of these errors has stop code '7f' and trap code '08', which the Microsoft Knowledge Base calls a double fault, that is, a second failure when trying to recover from the first failure. Next step is read the minidumps. I downloaded an MS program to help with that.

Thanks again for your help.

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