How do I troubleshoot a machine that is displaying a message that it is beginning to dump physical memory?
This blue screen indicates that some code running in the kernel has performed some invalid operation. This very often is caused by poorly-written device drivers.
When you see this screen (usually called the blue screen of death), it indicates which type of problem occurred. Some possible examples of the stop message are IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Each type of stop message indicates a different type of failure, but general troubleshooting steps for these problems are: