Blue Screen of Death - Do mention the error code or something from it if you can spot it before the restart

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How do I find out who is corrupting my memory?

Question: My Windows 8.1 media center is experiencing blue screens. Here's an excerpt from the most recent ones (sorry for the formatting, but superuser does not support nice tables): Date Bug ...
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system thread exception not handled - upgraded graphics driver and now can't view photos

I have a relatively new HP Pavilion laptop with AMD Radeon A6-6310 graphics. My computer would randomly give me a BSOD with the error message "System Thread Exception not handled" while watching ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows ...
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Blue Screen System Crash Windows 7 32/bit Can´t boot system

I am using an Acer Laptop 5720 - O/S Windows 7/32 bit. A Windows update was running and was at around Step 2 in Progress when the Laptop power button was pressed and the Laptop switched off - BLUE ...
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Recurring BSOD 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE in NETIO.SYS (bugcheck analyses within)

Problem description I've been encountering some intermittent 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE blue screens with first parameter 0x3 on my Windows 8.1 laptop, once every 20 minutes to an hour. ...
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Unable to boot after removing battery

What happened? Something's strange with my computer. Just today, I had to do a battery swap. Like always, the system is always turned off when the battery is swapped. Before the battery swap, both ...
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PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later?

I've started getting random blue screens from my (admittedly aged PC). Unfortunately it reboots straight away so I don't get chance to read the error. It's been happening when browsing Stack Overflow ...
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How to install RAID drivers on already installed Windows 7?

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 6GB RAM Intel i7 920 Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5" Club 3D Radeon HD5750 GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard I've been running fine with Windows 7 installed on the SSD. I wanted to ...
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Unable to get Windows working properly on a Mac

I have a late 2012 21.5in iMac. I'll be the first to admit it was a mistake to buy - it's just not for me. Over the past few months, I've been trying to get Windows working, and... well, nothing is ...
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BSOD: hal.dll +12A3B

I have a Toshiba Satellite L350D with Windows 7 x64 which is throwing BSOD hal.dll +12A3B with the following error WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR When i got the laptop in my hands the temps was too high and ...
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Windows XP blue screen of death even in Safe mode

So I was using CCleaner option to save HDD space, and when it "finished", my computer just went off. And now whenever I try to start it it shuts down with the Windows XP blue screen of death, even in ...
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Lots of BSODs with new SDD on Windows 8.1 x64 pro

I bought a Samsung 850 EVO 120GB about 1month ago. I installed Win 8.1 x64 pro on it and since than my PC is almost useless because I get all sorts of BSODs (currently at 20) which aren't present with ...
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BSOD when running Windows Defender

I have recently installed Windows Phone 8 SDK on my Windows 8 Pro 64bit machine and I've been getting blue screen of death ever since. They show up every time my computer starts to be idle. The error ...
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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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Occasional BSOD at Windows 8 cold boot

My new computer with Windows 8 Pro occasionally shows BSOD with sad smile, but only during cold boot. CPU: i7-3770 MB: ASUS P8B75-M BIOS v.1002 MEM: 32GB (4x8Gb) Geil After the system has loaded, ...
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“Bad_pool_caller” bluescreen. How to figure out what's causing it

I bought my HP 15-r085no in September last year. After a while, I got a few bluescreens with the accompanying horrible sound. There was two (I think) different bluescreens, where one of them was with ...
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Why does my desktop PC crash after upgrading or installing new memory card?

Before I start detailing my issue with my computer system, I would like to let you know that my system is Compaq Presario SR1817CL Desktop PC. I bought this computer back in 2004 or 2005. Since then, ...
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Unable to ever properly get Windows running under bootcamp

I have a late 2012 iMac I'm trying to get Windows 7/8/8.1 running on. I've tried all 3 versions, and nothing ever works. I'm pretty certain it's a driver problem - the OS installs fine and I can do ...
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Still another “driver_power_state_failure” on Win8.1 (with DUMP)

Continuing from question Yet another "driver_power_state_failure" on Win8.1 (with DUMP) I followed advices provided, upgrading Nvidia drivers and win8.1, but unfortunately I had another ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

This BSOD happens every time I open certain programs. The whole computer goes into a freeze for about 2 minutes, then shows a blue screen. It gives me the error DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I tried playing ...
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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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Yet another “driver_power_state_failure” on Win8.1 (with DUMP)

please bear with me if I post another question on this subject, but this is starting to kill me. Full specs of my notebook are here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sJx43YcJyRtL5RkopHR5YbV I ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Clone Failed: Checked Win7 in USB tray: but now no drive letters. Nothing

BSoD Windows 7 exists but is Invisible. I had done a re-size partition with EaseUS to do a clone. So, I am drowning in dozens/hundreds of web pages I have listed trying to fix this (I am not ...
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How to fix CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 installed. I have installed SpyHunter 4 on my PC to remove malware (douty.com, etc.) and rebooted to fix the errors, but the pc got hot and shut ...
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Increasingly frequent BSOD: Is it a sign of drive impending failure?

These past few months I’ve been getting increasingly frequent KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR BSODs, after some Googling it seems that it could be attributed to a failing drive. So after opening ...
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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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Windows 8.1: PC crashes after opening metro app

I recently installed windows 8.1 to my ASUS computer, it works and I installed my drivers. But for some reason when I connect it to an external display and open windows store, the computer crashes. ...
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Booting Win7 64bit from USB 3.0 thumb drive - is it possible to use the 3.0 speeds?

As it sits it takes 4-6 minutes to load a web page using my USB 2.0 slot. My Thumb Drive(PSF32GTAB3USB) is 3.0 and I have a port on my laptop (N53SV) that's also USB 3.0. However, if I try booting ...
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Computer Crashes When Waking From Sleep Sometimes

I have been having issues with my computer waking up from sleep. It seems like after the computer sleeps for “a long time” (tends to be overnight) it crashes with a KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR, which ...
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ASUS G74sx - after BSOD, HDD & CD-Rom dissapears even from BIOS

I have an ASUS G74sx DH-71 laptop. Prerequisites: HDD running in AHCI mode. HDD S.M.A.R.T. 100% Health - Tested no bads, realocs or other issues. Ram Tested with memtest86+ 6 Cycles - No Issues. ...
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BSOD STOP 0xF4 Dump Fail 0XC0000010

System Info: Laptop: HP Envy 15 3040nr OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Windows 8.1 Bluetooth LE connection error

I've built a Bluetooth LE HID device which is a combined keyboard, mouse, and consumer device. All OS's can connect to it fine...except Windows 8.1, on all hardware. It connects and pairs, but then ...
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Kernel-power error, automatic reset the computer

I have a problem sometimes when i run full screen application, sometimes the machines goes automatically to reboot with no warning, I was looking in the event viewer and seems to be a kernel-power ...
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Windows 7 64bit STOP Error Code 0x000000F4

I got a BSOD when my computer was almost idle (only utorrent was running) with stop error code 0x000000F4. Also at the blue screen it got stuck at the 2nd step (don't remember what it says) and as a ...
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BSOD crashes after a freeze period of 100% Highest Active Time while the Hard Disk actually appears to be idle

After a few BSoD crashes of my Windows 7 that follow a period of semi-frozen environment, I have started monitoring my Resource Monitor to try to catch the culprit in act. The symptoms are: The ...
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Windows 7 & now windows 8 BSOD Internal_power_error

Recently I purchased a Asrock 990fx Extreme9 and FX-3970, both of these parts are used but I was assured that they were in working order. I have gone through 3 days of trouble shooting issues with ...
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Can I pull a .DMP to another computer?

A computer keeps giving a BSOD any time it's shut down, and also randomly a couple times per week. I've pulled some of the .DMP files from it and keep trying to load them on a different computer, but ...
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My PC keeps crashing from a bugcheck

My PC keeps changing from a bug check and I am clueless as to what caused it. And I am not sure of how to use DBG. I have attached a minidump to this post. Hopefully some kindhearted soul would be ...
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BSOD when installing AMD graphics drivers

Please do not down-vote without leaving a comment why. If you down-vote without giving feedback, it doesn't help me fix the problem. This problem is a recurring one. I've had it happen before, but ...
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Windows 8.1 BAD_HEADER_POOL BSOD

I run Windows 8.1 on my PC and my work laptop. Yesterday I had 2 bluescreens on my laptop (never had them before on that machine) and today I had like 5 bluescreens on my PC. All the bluescreens on ...
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Boot looping laptop with W7HP fixed with the addition of RAM

I was repairing a laptop for someone else that was always stuck in a boot loop. The computer has 4 GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7 Home Premium (I don't have the password for the computer but I ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR even on fresh Windows 8.1

Short summary: Windows 8.1 Blank screen on boot, after System Restore gets bugcheck 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR, argument 0x00: MCA error. Possibly related earlier minidump (it won't generate ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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BSOD after Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade to 8GB. I purchased Komputer Bay 4GBx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the RAM and turning the machine on, I got the blue screen ...
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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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How can I troubleshoot a “Hardware Malfunction” blue screen?

Update 3/10/2011 (2): Switching harddrive slots once again allows Windows to load, but crashes are much more frequent than they were previously. It's clear that the issue has to do with the hard drive ...
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How can I resolve Windows 7 BSOD after wake up from sleep?

All drivers are up to date. When I wake it up from sleep, Windows 7 respond slow just like virus infect. Then I get BSOD and system restart. I don't have virus infect. BlueScreenView says BSOD cause ...