Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I got an old PC of six years old. It's running XP SP2.
Recently, when I was doing some graphics editing,
the screen turned into BSOD with some error code showing at the bottom of the screen:

Stop: 0X0000000000A (0X0FB38EC2, ...)

I have no clue what this code is.
Where can I find some decription in detail corresponding to this error code?
Could you help me out please?

alt text

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Aug 22 '10 at 19:10

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

    
1) the people at SuperUser might help you better; 2) this looks like a driver bug. –  Piskvor Aug 22 '10 at 18:50
    
Did you Google this? The IRQL error is quite common... –  gbn Aug 22 '10 at 19:05
    

2 Answers 2

I've had this issue before after swapping the boot order of my HDDs on an older system. XP was installed on an IDE disk and I had linux installed on a second-hand SCSI drive.

If you've recently installed any new hardware or recently installed a second OS, or made changes to your partitions, try to undo those changes.

Otherwise, try tapping F8 during boot until you get the safe mode menu, select "Last known good configuration", and hit enter.

If that doesn't work, try the Memtest86+ reccomended by Wil, and if it finds no problems, boot the XP install disc and re-install. You don't need to reformat or anything, just do a repair or in-place upgrade install. If it won't install because of a service pack you have installed, you'll need to slipstream that onto the XP disc using nLite.

share|improve this answer

This most likely (but not always) means faulty memory.

I would use Memtest86+ and leave it running for at least 48 hours to make sure you have no problems.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.