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Blue screen of death

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 leo.valmores In reply to Blue screen of death

I am more inclined to suspect that it is a memory problem.

Have you tried to re-seat the memory modules? **** the mem sockets with air duster so you get rid of the minute dusts that could affect contact with memory and socket. If after doing this, the problem recurs, then try replacing your memory with new ones.

Good luck

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by clpadmin In reply to Blue screen of death

The BSOD will actually tell you what the error is. If you could give me the first few lines on the BSOD I might be able to help you.

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by garoe48 In reply to Blue screen of death

A lot of good advice but check the simple stuff first. On the next BSOD look at the end of the third line. There should be the name of a program. On my system I have trouble with aic78u2.sys. That's the Adaptec SCSI driver. I don't know how its getting corrupted but if it happens more than a couple of times I reinstall the driver. If its a core program like ntkernel you might be looking at a reinstall. But it sounds like a bad driver. When you use a particular device or program the system goes south. Try each device or program and see which one causes the BSOD. Then reinstall. If it's a different program on line 3 each time it might be time to reinstall.

Best, Glenn

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by WColeT In reply to Blue screen of death

Bet reinstalling or updating the video driver will do the trick.

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by khwa In reply to Blue screen of death

I agree with the memory issue. May even try taking your memory out, re-seating the DIMMS/SIMMS..check all connections, update to latest service pack.

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