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Xp blue screen error

By nastavirss ·
i have already posted this problem about this..but here are more details..i have multiple os(win98,win xp) win98 seems to work xp always shows some sort of a blue screen error which says this..

"a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
technical info:

..i recently installed a new 512mb ddram..i had a 128mb comp is equipped with intel p4,40gb hdd..please suggest the necessary steps tht should be taken

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by statykserver In reply to Xp blue screen error

I think its related to your new ddram module. Try replacing it with the old 128 mb module and see if you still get the error.

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by KenV In reply to Xp blue screen error

Windows XP keeps a special log of all BSoD errors, called a Watchdog Event Log. Unlike a memory dump, whose creation is the result of a BSoD error, a Watchdog Event Log is a straight text file that is easier to read and understand. This should help confirm what is really causing the problem.

Here's how you access a Watchdog Event Log:

1. Use Windows Explorer to access the C:\Windows\LogFiles\Watchdog folder.
2. Locate and right-click the most recently dated .WDL file.
3. Select the Open command from the context menu.
4. In the Windows dialog box, choose the Select The Program From A List option and click OK.
5. When you see the Open With dialog box, select Notepad and click OK

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