Blue Screen of Death; a Windows fatal system error, e.g. "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down" or "Your PC ran into a problem". Mention the specific error code and all information on the screen in your question.

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BSOD 116 after installing nVidia drivers in Windows 7

System: Windows 7 64-bit SP1 with updates, fresh install Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 3GB RAM MSI GeForce 210 1GB (passive cooling) Abit IB9 motherboard (no integrated graphics) nothing overclocked ...
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Why is my computer SFOS-ing with KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE?

I have a custom built computer with an Intel i7 chipset and an nVidia 560ti. Randomly, mostly when using Google Chrome and opening new tabs / playing videos, the computer decides to SFOS (Sad Face of ...
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Bootcamp Drivers on Windows 10 Cause BSOD

I've tried several times over the last few days to get Windows 10 Professional up and running properly on my 2014 MacBook Pro. After each install I've tried I've hit issues immediately after ...
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Frequent BSODs on Windows 7 Professional after replacing Graphics Card (worked fine for ~2 weeks prior)

My computer died around 3 weeks ago due to the Graphics Card failing (Asus Direct CU II 7950, an old 1TB Samsung HDD also failed to power up after this) and just 2 weeks ago we replaced it with a new ...
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Some Software Missing After BSOD

A few days ago I was running Windows 10 on my custom built PC and it had been running reliably for a year, but suddenly I got a BSOD and the error was MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. I restarted it and found that ...
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Unmountable boot volume blue screen, what should I do?

I was trying to install an update from NVIDIA for my GTX 560, but while it was installing, my computer shut off. After a few minutes, I turned it back on. It got to the Windows boot screen and then ...
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How to cause a BSOD on Windows XP and newer versions?

Is there a way to programmatically cause a BSOD on Windows XP and newer versions? How? BTW just to clarify, this is not for malicious purposes. The client requested to be able to shut down/reboot a ...
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New Computer Memory Management BSOD

I just built my first computer and I'm getting a lot of blue screens. Mostly memory_management errors, but also irql_not_less_or_equal and system_service_exception errors. I took both ram out and ...
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BSOD Code 16, artifacts all over the place (gtx 260)

I have a following, quite dated rig E8400 Core 2 Duo cpu Intel Dragontail Peak DP35DP motherboard on Intel Bearlake P35 chipset 4GB ram Geforce 260gtx Corsair 650W PSU Windows 7 64 bit The ...
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Windows 8.1 Install Hangs and then blue screens

I have a Windows 8.1 machine with decent specifications which at random points hangs, freezes (so you can only move your mouse) and then blue screens. I have contacted Microsoft Support but they have ...
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nVidia (nvlddmkm.sys) BSoD on start up

I have an NVidia 8500 GT. I've been experiencing this error ever since I unplugged the S-video cable. I have tried reformatting and reinstalling Windows, but I still get this error. At first, when I ...
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Windows 10 running at 100% CPU usage even in safe mode

I have been trying to solve the issue with 100% CPU usage on Windows 10. I tried the following: Updated GPU and Intel drivers. Scanned the system for viruses with Malwarebytes, ESET Smart Security ...
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Windows 10 is messed up (bad_system_config)

So it all started when I took out my system disk and stuck it in another computer (windows 7) to access files. I used the windows 7 os for everything, and on one boot it ran chkdisk on my windows 10 ...
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Avoiding memory corruption while gaming

So I've gotten myself a lot of BSOD's while gaming in the past, and I'd often google up the errors that came up on my screen and hopefully resolve the issue by a driver update of some sort. Just ...
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How to fix WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)

I have problems with a blue screen while installing new software. I'm getting the blue screen at the same installation step over and over again. The software i'm trying to install is Android Studio. ...
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BSOD error 0xc000021a

BSOD error 0xc000021a on windows 8.1 64 bit. unable to access safe mood. unable to access all the other options in Advanced Boot Options. no minidump file for this BSOD. I can access Windows ...
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Questions regarding computer freeze (no BSOD)

My pc (win7 x64) randomly freezes (nothing responds only solution is a hard reboot) usually once a day sometimes it goes for 5 days with no freeze. Steps I've taken so far: Updated all drivers ...
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Memtest86 showed errors with my RAM… what next?

I've been experiencing BSOD's for years now, and they've recently gotten worse. I'm fed up with them and decided to get rid of them once and for all. I often get messages regarding/mentioning memory, ...
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Another DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE crash, first one in a while

Ok to start off, for some extra context perhaps, I will say that I have asked a previous question on this site about this BSOD here. Thankfully I believe I have not seen my laptop crash at all again ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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Windows BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

Earlier today, I was developing an application that restarts itself when it encounters an error. Being stupid, I forgot to ensure that the application was actually exiting before it started a new ...
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NVIDIA; Whea_Uncorrectable_Error

I'm running into some slight issues with Nvidia/GPUs. It seems as though when I install the nvidia drivers or have them running, I experience a restart loop of WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. The only way ...
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Nvidia 9500GT Video_TDR_Failure (NVLDDMKM.SYS)

I have windows 10 1511 x64. I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500GT Almost every 30 minutes the system goes to BSOD , with the message: Video_TDR_Failure (NVLDDMKM.SYS) Sometimes the system can't even ...
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BIOS not POSTing

Would I be right to expect main board failure? Win 10 threw a BSOD, had to manually restart, automatic repair kicked in but froze solid. Power cycling the device = no POST. Fan spins, power to ODD but ...
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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...
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I get a red bar when trying to install windows 7 DVD, and it freezes

I get a red bar when trying to install windows 7 DVD, and it freezes. I read here ...
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BSOD on system startup

Someone has recently installed an external hard drive on my system (Western Digital SATA, if it matters). Since the moment it has been installed (we've already removed it) I cannot start up Windows: A ...
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PC can't boot. Strange flashing screen

I am running the Windows 8 64 bit consumer preview on a virtual drive on a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 that natively runs Windows 7 Ultimate. This has been working for about a month. It has been fine, ...
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Blue Screen of Death (display stopped working) on Compaq Presario 6608AU laptop

I have a Compaq Presario 6608AU laptop with Nvidia GeForce 7150 / nForce 630M. After what is usually 3 to 4 hours of usage, the screen sometimes goes blank - after a couple of minutes there is a BSOD ...
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c0000142 DLL Initialization failed

I have a computer with the following configuration: Intel DH87MC motherboard, Core i3 4130 processor with Transcend 4GB RAM. I'm really stuck with the following error which I'm getting on every ...
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Windows XP 32-bit page fault (other OSes unaffected)

The cause of this is unknown, as I performed a proper shutdown at the last time before this has occurred. I have attempted to boot into Safe Mode and twice used the Last known good configuration ...
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Can anyone that knows how to analyze crash/dump files help me figure out what is crashing my pc?

I recently built a desktop pc with windows 10 64-bit and everything works fine except for playing certain games. I can play some games like diablo 3 for hours with no problems but other games like ...
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Clevo N150RD BSOD driver power state failure

as the title says, I'm getting a BSOD with driver power state failure on Windows 10 64 bit. In details, I'm getting the error while I use After Effects oh Agisoft Photoscan with high settings. ...
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nVidia nvlddmkm.sys BSOD as well as chronic driver crashing

I get the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD whenever I play any game, and sometimes even when I'm not doing anything GPU intensive. It gets so bad that after that happens I often cannot reboot without rebooting into ...
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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1

Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1 I've had a lot of problems with my computer after i installed Visual Studio Community edition with update ...
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BSOD hal.dll+12a3b

This is a reoccurring problem, could someone give me an idea as to the cause. This has been happening on a brand new Dell Precission M4700 ================================================== Dump ...
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Windows 10 BSOD Page Fault in Non Paged Area (Only while torrenting)

Hello I was wondering if anyone could help with an issue on my Windows PC as to why I keep getting BSOD only during Torrent downloads in Windows 10. It always happens during the downloading of ...
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windows 7 and windows 8 works only first boot

I recently bought and installed a SanDisk Ultra Plus 128gb SSD to replace my old 1TB Western Digital, now my PC fails to boot the second time I start it up. I have tried a fresh install of Windows 7 ...
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Blue Screen during MDT deployment after custom image recapture

I currently have a WDS/MDT 2013 Update 2 setup for deploying machines for my organization. My process is to create a base image with our standard software load and all of the latest Windows updates, ...
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Laptop crashes due to nvlddmkm.sys when left alone

Everything is fine when I am using the computer but if I leave it alone, it will (not 100% reproducible) give bsod. This is what whocrashed gives: On Mon 17-Aug-15 05:08:39 GMT your computer crashed ...
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How to handle an issue that is not easily recreated?

My (asus) laptop randomly gives a bsod error at startup. Not always. Few times a week. This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0x374823) Google query: NVIDIA ...
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BSOD Before Windows Will Loads - Graphics Related

Alright deep breath here: (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit btw) Today I installed Star Craft 2 Beta. After trying to log in, it had some issues where it said my device stopped working (referring to ...
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BSOD - probably video card prob

I'm receiving the following BSOD: I've tried installing the latest driver from nVidia (296.10), but it says "NVIDIA installer cannot continue", "The graphics driver could not find compatible ...
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CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION BSoD on Windows 10

So this is a continuation of my misadventures on this question here...where I resolved some problems by updating my Nvidia driver. I updated my Intel graphics driver to a new beta version as I ...
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Blue screen IRQL while installing NVIDIA CUDA, Windows 7

I've been messing around all day over my PC installing many development packages, at one time I installed CUDA 7.0 but then I realized that it was not compatible with some other tools I'd had to ...
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Frequent “display driver(windows8)” errors on windows 10

I also very frequently get the BSOD "video_scheduler_internal_error". I have a ASUS ROG G-series laptop, with an nvidia 860m. I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8 using the built-in upgrade ...
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Can I force system-wide software rendering on Windows?

I have a laptop (hp elitebook 6930p) that has some kind of unspecified (probably overheating/faulty memory) problem that i think related to the graphics card that causes BSODs/crashes (often without ...
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How to handle a warranty service that refuses to admit anything is wrong

The ASUS laptop I have purchased had problems from day one (bsod (nvlddmkm.sys for win7, kernel_security_check_failure+DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL for win10), random shutdows etc.) I have taken it to an ...
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BSOD after new Nvidia driver installing

Nvidia has recently released a new driver (.43) that has corrupted express installation. I'm not entirely sure that it was exactly this version, but it was working just fine to me. Yesterday i've got ...