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Blue screen on win NT

By don_pham ·
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Why does my PC keep occuring blue screen and "being dump of physical memory" more than often; i can recover it but not all the time? This is window NT.

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by McKayTech In reply to Blue screen on win NT

That's the infamous BSOD (blue screen of death) and can be caused by a hardware problem, a corrupted file, or (most likely) a bad device driver. The first thing you'll want to do is go to Control Panel-System and then Shutdown tab and check the boxto enable it to write a memory dump file.

Then, the next time it happens, use the dumpexam.exe tool from the NT Resource Kit to analyze the memory dump file. That will tell you the address at which the fault occurred and also provide a list of what modules were loaded at what address at the time. With this information, you should be able to narrow it down to the particular piece of software installed and it's likely to be a driver with a filename like vgadrvr.sys.

If you would rather try something different than that, my experience has been that the culprit is the video driver until proven otherwise. Try and download a new driver and see if that helps.

paul

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by don_pham In reply to Blue screen on win NT

Thanks a bunch! i will try that.

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Blue screen on win NT

Hi!

I agree with the above first check and try updated video driver.

On other thing causing thsi might be overclocking. If you overclocked your CPU clock it down one step too see if things get more stable, if it dosen't then you should start checking your hardware such as RAM, DISK CONTROLLERS....

/Hasse

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by don_pham In reply to Blue screen on win NT

Thanks for replying. I will try that too.

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