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By jhadley ·
I recently had a laptop that would flash a BSOD error directly after the Windows XP splash while trying to boot up.
The BSOD screen would flash by so fast I could not read the information it was giving me.
Is there a way pause the BSOD screen to read it or can I find the error located somewhere else?

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by nepenthe0 In reply to BSOD Question

Tap the Pause/Break key to freeze the display, then record the information.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Also depending

by IC-IT In reply to BSOD Question

on the updates installed (need SP2?), you can tap F8 as the system starts to see the options screen.
There will be an option to Disable the Automatic restart.
Should the system not have the needed update, you may be able to enter Safe Mode. Then Open My Computer Properties, Advanced Tab, Startup and Recovery Settings Button, Under System failure Uncheck Automatic Restart.

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