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By matthew_killick123 ·
I have built a 200mhz pc with 128mb ram running windows xp and in 3 days, i have been hit with the blue screen of death. Unfortunatly i didn't take much notice of the problem, and reset the computer both times. After that a friend told me what it was, but couldn't offer any helpfull tips. I was wondering ig you could give me some helpfull pointers as to rectifying the problem and avoiding the problem.
With regards,
Matthew Killick

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by TheChas In reply to BSOD

First, your system is way under-powered to run XP at any reasonable efficiency.

I won't even install W98 on anything less than a 300MHz PC.

At a minimum, you need to double the amount of RAM.

Then, check in device manager for any yellow '?'or '!' these mean that you have device driver problems. Some of your hardware may not have XP drivers available.

You can buy used PCs with a lot more power than what you have for around $100. I suggest that you save your money, and get some newer hardware.

Chas

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by matthew_killick123 In reply to BSOD

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by opatzg In reply to BSOD

I'ld have to agree with Chas, as far as a recommendation goes, pick up a copy of windows95 and load that on it, windows 98 will cost you about twice as much and you are powered at the low end where it will work, but for xp you really want 512meg of ram and I don't know if your motherboard could even support that? Good luck

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by CG IT In reply to BSOD

I agree with Chas & Optigz in that the system just doesn't meet the recommended cpu speed or memory size. BSD's can mean a lot of things. It's a critical error and usually has an error code and what process is causing the error. Next time you get your BSD, copy down the information presented and then ask your question [if your unable to deciper what the error message means).

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by Maggot In reply to BSOD

yes,yes,yes to the above, blue screen is always
a memory-ram issue. either change os system or
treat your self to a nice squeeky new computer.
you can pick-up a very nice clone-"white box" for
about $500.00, and that's with some nice "goodies" in it.
you can always up-grade what you have but you
won't get that much more out of it.
i.e. cpu, ram,board probably won't support much
more.

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