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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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Installation Fails

The problem I have is getting my HP DV7T-7000 Windows 7 64-bit laptop's USB 3.0 ports to function at USB 3.0 speeds. I used to get 3.0 speeds but noticed I'm having a problem in the last few months. ...
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Can I remove the BSOD?

First off, is it possible to hack Windows and remove the BSOD error message entirely and replace it with a "Suck it up and deal with it" code that forces the CPU to the next instruction, as if an ...
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Can prematurely powering down a computer cause bad sectors in a hard drive?

Q1: Can forcibly powering off a PC without using the built-in shutdown/reboot functions, cause a HDD to accumulate bad sectors? Whether it be the result of BSODs, lockups, crashes, etc. Q2: If so, ...
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Computer Shuts Down, BSOD, Aggravation

---BOUNTY & EDIT--- Ok, here is the latest update, and attached a bounty! So I ran all of my ram sticks 1 at a time for around 24 hours each. None of them caused a BSOD. I ran test on all of ...
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Windows 7 occasionally crashes with bugcheck code 0x124

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 32-bit on my Acer Aspire 4520 notebook. Whenever I am installing software, surfing the internet or watching a video online, the system occasionally crashes with ...
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New computer can't run Linux, but runs Windows with no problems

I have a brand-new gaming laptop which crashes every time I run Linux. If I run Linux natively, it completely freezes (including the mouse cursor) after a seemingly random period. If I run Linux in ...
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Getting a STOP error on Vista boot (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)

I'm trying to boot into a Vista 64 bit machine and during startup, right after the progress bar starts scrolling back and forth, it BSOD's with a STOP error 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). ...
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Windows XP - Blue Screen

I have a Dell Latitude D810 I found in our IT storage in basement (computer graveyard) that I was going to use for parts, specifically the keyboard. When I found it, it had a note on it "Blue Screen, ...
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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 https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/aee2b86b-ab1d-409a-b8ca-e0f6a4c90b3c/windows-7-pro-...
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Pixelated screen followed by hard crash

Bit of a tricky one as I am troubleshooting this from range but was hoping for some opinions from everyone here. Sisters computer is on the fritz. It is a recent build of a core i3, 4 GB Corsair RAM,...
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Diagnosing BSOD hardware issues

I own, an about a year old, rig which carries quite the punch. And for a year, I was happy. Not that long ago things began to crumble. I first detected the problems running my dual monitor setup. For ...
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help! striped raid causing bsod!

This links to my previous question. I've been running my machine (mobo is XFX 790i Ultra Sli) off a raid 0 for a couple of years now with two Samsung f1 1tb drives with no problems. I've also been ...
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Why does connecting my iPhone to iTunes causes my Acer laptop to crash?

I have an Acer Travelmate 8200 laptop and whenever I connect my iPhone to it, it crashes with a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). I have figured out that if I delete all the pictures in my phone I can get ...
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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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Interference When Installing Windows XP

I had several problems on my old pc, so I decided to reinstall Windows XP. The problem is, when it copies the files, I get a lot of errors with Windows XP setup cannot copy file, so I ignore all of ...
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Lost all data on Windows XP after blue screen

I got a blue screen and was trying to boot with my OS disk. Frankly, I was unsure exactly how to do this. I was trying everything and booted in partition mode. Finally, I booted with disk and ran ...
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Attempting to install the Intel USB 3.0 drivers results in BSOD

I have everything installed from the motherboard disk except for the Intel USB 3.0 drivers. When I tried to install those drivers, I would get the BSOD. To clarify, the BSOD would appear right after ...
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Windows 10 BSOD on Asus zenbook

Please help me finding the reason of BSODs. Thx Download minidumps on: www.uschovna.cz/en/zasilka/FRHUX4YFYJ647E64-FUY UPDATE memtest runs every configuration well except of the configuration SMP ...
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Windows Vista BSOD on my desktop

My desktop is on the fritz; it keeps going to blue screen with the stop message of 0x0000007E immediately after the Vista loading bar, right before transitioning to the login screen. My desktop runs ...
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Only browser causes BSOD — all other TCP operations okay

A few weeks ago I started getting BSODs -- mostly in TCPIP.SYS, but occassionally Memory Parity. I had some viruses which are now all removed. I got new memory -- didn't fix it. Over time I was ...
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My desktop won't shut down. Instead it BSOD's with a driver power state failure error

I've got an older HP Pavilion Elite desktop PC, currently running Windows 8.1 Pro. I can't shut it down gracefully, because when I try to it will wait a while and then go through a BSOD and reboot ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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Windows 10 downgrade bootloop

I downgraded to Windows 8.1 according to this answer's advice. Now, whenever I start my computer I am stuck seeing a bootloop of a black log-on screen. I can also see my mouse cursor which moves back ...
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Weirdness after Windows operating system reinstall

I have reinstalled my OS succesfully. I have turned off and restarted a few times and it was fine. A few hours later, when I turned it on, there was an error on the screen: Windows could not start ...
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Repeated BSODs (0x7A) while Win 7 is running

I repeatedly encounter BSODs with this error code: 0x7A - KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR My computer is running Windows 7 (all the latest updates and service packs installed). I already looked up the ...
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BSOD “STOP 0x0000007B” after installing WIndows XP on external HDD

I got a bsod saying: STOP: 0x000007B (0xF78A2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) I know this seems to have been asked multiple times, but Í think I'm a different case. I just installed winxp ...
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Windows XP fails to start, and, while trying to reinstall it, installation says “hard drive is corrupt”, but I don't think it is

A few weeks ago my Windows XP installation began showing the 'blue screen of death' during normal use, then restarting. That went on until it failed to start completely, even in safe mode. I thought ...
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BSOD error 0xc0000001 after setup of Windows 8

I recently set up Windows 8. The installation was successful but after restart I got a BSOD with error 0xc0000001. A suggested solution is using the 'recovery options', but since I just set up ...
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My PC's Windows 8 partition got destroyed. How can I fix it?

I had a nice setup with my desktop PC running Windows 8. It had been running fine since the first or second of this month - when I installed it. But after attaching my laptop's HDD with a SATA cable ...
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PC: Quick Freeze, then BSOD, then forced reboot, then freezes again

Lately I have been experiencing a weird issue. My PC will hang for a second and then BSOD - it stays there, so I have to reboot. Once Windows starts again and I'm logged in, after 1-10min it freezes ...
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Is there an application to log component temperatures to file?

I purchased a computer a month or two ago (core i7, 24gb ram, geforce gtx 590, windows 7 ultimate). Within the last week it began to bluescreen regularly. I tried lots of things (check hds, check ...
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Windows 7 - computer restarts every 1 hour and say “Boot device not found”

Since yesterday, my computer hangs and restarts automatically approx every 1 hour approximately. Also occasionally, the system does not boot and fails with the error "boot device not found". I don't ...
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tracking down the cause of bluescreen error (code 124)

I've been having problems with a blue-screening Laptop (BCCode 124), and I've been trying to track down whats causing it. (It bluescreened randomly after 5-30 minutes of running in win7). It worked in ...
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Windows7 + Dell D830 = frequent blue screens

I'm using Windows 7 on a Dell laptop (Latitude D380). The laptop used to be incredibly stable on Windows XP, but now I experience frequent blue screens (with a message saying "MEMORY DUMP") when I ...
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what to do if a computer gets a blue screen when trying to install windows xp

What might be the reason why I get blue screen when I try to install windows xp. on a laptop. Specifically an Acer aspire laptop with AMD Processor. What do I do to make it work. Its probably not the ...
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Firefox always the one causing BSOD 0x124 on Windows 7 64-bit

This occasional bugcheck code 0x124 problem has been haunting my 64-bit Windows 7 since Firefox 3.6, going through all Firefox versions, till the latest one (10.0). I followed all the steps described ...
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Windows 7 BSOD on boot after windows update

After Windows updates today, I restarted my desktop (for the first time in a couple weeks), and on boot up ran into a BSOD: STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF8000355AB5A, ...
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Firefox Crashes when watching video or playing flash games

Firefox crashes on me when I'm watching videos or playing flash games. Once in awhile, instead of just firefox crashing it'll result in a full blown blue screen with "irql_not_less_or_equal." Any ...
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System randomly Crashing

Computer is running windows XP. seems to be crashing randomly, no pattern in its timing or activity to cause it. What could be causing this/how do I diagnose this? Event log shows >Event Type: ...
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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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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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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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BSOD - Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

Recently, my Dell desktop has been randomly crashing when left running for an extended period of time. The following information was written to the dump file: Unable to load image \SystemRoot\...
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I randomly have a BSOD, will recovering the PC make it work?

I randomly have the Blue Screen of Death, it happens to me a lot. Do you think recovering the PC will make it work?
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atikmdag.sys+127f8 BSOD with ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver

Please see this dmp file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fdx5cx36dxxpwbz/120413-28704-01.dmp I can't figure out how to solve it. My OS is Windows 7 64bit. Graphics card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
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BSOD after Windows 8 Update on Macbook Air

Whenever I try to update Windows 8 running dual-boot on my 2012 Macbook Air 13", I get a perpetual blue screen of death after restarting that can only be solved with a System Restore. According to ...
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Dropped Dell XPS has hard-drive trouble

Yesterday, my mom dropped her laptop to the floor and got the blue screen of death after trying to boot the system. I was able to start a Fedora live CD and get some of her stuff off the hard drive, ...
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Frequent BSoDs regarding memory corruption

I have been getting randoms BSoDs recently and they are becoming more frequent. The error is always different but it has something to do with memory corruption. Bsods are totally random. Can happen ...
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Deleted contents of winsxs folder and BSOD

What can I safely delete from the "C:\WINDOWS" folder? I deleted the contents of that folder and my Windows 7 BSODs now. Do I have to reinstall?
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Different BSOD messages every time I turn on the computer

Every time I turn on my computer I receive a different BSOD. I can't even give info about my computer because I haven't been able to stay on it long enough. The following are the BSOD messages that ...