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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What's causing this error?

A pc I am working on ran great till 20 minutes ago, when the following happened: I insterted a usb flash drive with a file and tried to search something on the internet when I noticed the mouse ...
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Gigabyte R9 280x blue screens - Windows 7

I'm building a new mining rig right now and I just installed Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on the Hard Drive. I installed the Chipset Driver, the USB Controller Driver, and the LAN Driver. That is ...
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BSODs from AMD driver when using Flash or HTML5 in Firefox for Windows only

I have a r9 290x on my system with Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux installed. On Windows when watching videos in Firefox (Flash or HTML5), I will often get a BSOD identifying my AMD driver as the culprit. ...
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Windows 8 CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I've been getting blue screens for several days now, only new thing I did was install a hard drive. I'll be doing anything, browsing the web, etc. and I get a blue screen, that says ...
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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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Troubleshooting AMD graphics card w/ artifacts and BSODs

I am running a fully updated copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on a self-built PC with AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 gHz CPU with 8.0 GB RAM and a discrete AMD Radeon HD 5570 graphics card. A problem I've been ...
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BSOD - Win8_driver_fault on Windows 10

So, i have been having a lot of BSODs since I bought my new Laptop. HP 15-ab034tx I clean installed Windows 10 on it, and it reduced the frequency of BSODs. After that, installing an older version of ...
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What to do when Windows can't get the BSOD crash dump?

So I'm running windows 10 on a Toshiba Satellite P50t-B10T laptop and getting the infamous DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION error. The usual procedure seems to be to take the memory dump and analyze it to see ...
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Problems with corsair ddr3

My problem: I bought a brand new Lenovo desktop, comes with 1x4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v. Since i`ve installed a CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DDR3 1x4GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v the computer, random ...
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Blue Screen - Not Tied To Drivers, Extremely Frustrated

Computer crashes spontaneously, sometimes frequently, other times going for 5-6 days. I use my laptop a lot. Heavy use doesn't seem to affect it. I noticed, albeit anecdotally, that it happens more ...
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Windows won't boot - gives blue screen

Background Okay, so I have recently purchased a Sony Viao running Windows 7 Home Premium. It recently ran a CHKDSK scan at startup, which I thought was strange since I have not done anything to it ...
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Repairing an old Windows computer without install disks

I am trying to fix an old HP Pavilion dv9000. I think the system got corrupted, after different people tried to fix it. When I start it up the HP logo shows up then this: then: then: then: ...
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Frequent BSOD on laptop

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo G700, for a while it worked fine, but about a month ago it started having problems. Laptop has become BSOD issue with the code CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. I reinstalled ...
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I have had 2 BSOD since upgrading to Win10

I have had 2 BSOD, one called "Video_scheduler_internal_error". & the other called "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" . Can someone tell me what this means?? This PC is brand new. About a week old. i ...
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Windows installation error [INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR]

I am trying to do a clean install of windows 8.1 or windows 10 (newest updates) on a Sony Vaio SVD13217PAB (UEFI mode, GPT disk type). After the installation restarts for the first time in the ...
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BSOD: Page fault in non-paged area, Windows 10 [duplicate]

I own a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, Windows 10. Every time I run uTorrent, I would get a BSOD, saying page fault in non-paged area. I have tried running sfc /scannow, disk check, manually reconnecting my ...
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AMD ATI driver - atikmdag.sys causing BSODs

For the past two years I've been having problems with ATI drivers on Win7. From what I can gather, it's caused by ATI drivers. I have AMD Radeon Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition 128-bit 1GB DDR5 ...
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Is it possible to set Windows 10 to save memory dumps to an external drive?

I have a new but cheap and underpowered netbook which came with Windows 10 and has some issues I'm trying to sort out. This is hindered by the fact that the internal storage is quite small so every ...
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BSOD after installing HyperX Fury SSD

I bought this Kingston HyperX FURY 120GB SSD, I installed it on my PC (specs below) and went for a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install on my SSD. The installation process was succesfull, everything ...
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Lenovo laptop BSODs at semi-random times

My Lenovo laptop is 2 years old so it is right at the point where I can't decide if this is a hardware failure or not. I've managed to trigger BSODs in various conditions, resulting in ...
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MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD - memtest86 showing no issues

I have just done a new I7 build and I am getting more BSODs than I'd like. I thought the first install might have had something go really wrong at some point, so I blew it away and started again. You ...
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Windows 8.1 on ThinkPad S540 plagued by frequent BSODs with error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad S540 laptop, and I encounter very frequent BSODs (even 3-4 times per day!), where the error code is always CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. No further information ...
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Asus Maximus motherboard problems after <1 week

CPU | Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K CPU Cooler | Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060010-WW Motherboard | ASUS ROG ...
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Frequent BSoD's With Varying Errors

I have just recently finished building my computer and have had numerous problems with BSoD's. I have been getting errors about Memory_Corruption, Critical_Structure_Corruption, and ...
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Windows 10 Blue Screen (BSOD) SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION if left idle for a few minutes

My Windows 10 Pro computer has been fine for the past 5-6 months I have been using it. But the past few days, it will get blue screen if left idle for a few minutes.. I have tried updating all drivers ...
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Samsung Book 9 Pro Network Adapter causing BSOD when waking from sleep

Firstly, this is my first post here. Apologies if this isn't the best place to ask this question. I bought a new Samsung book 9 pro in January and it's a fantastic laptop apart from one problem. When ...
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blue screen error upon external disk connection

In Windows 7 enterprise edition, When I connect my 1 TB external disk, famous blue screen error comes up and my computer restarts immediately. I want to fix my external hard disk. What is your ...
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Disable one component of USB composite device that causes bluescreen when plugged in or booted

I just bought a cheap new netbook on clearance (Lenovo 100S) and I've been given a nice used external monitor (Dell SX2210). The netbook only has two USB ports but the monitor includes a USB hub with ...
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The cat spilled water on my computer. What should I do?

Yesterday, my cat knocked a glass of water (drinking water, not distilled) off my desk which splashed directly into the external connectors of my computer. ¹ Seconds later, I blue screened. ² The ...
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atapi.sys causes BSOD since Windows 10

Ever since I upgraded my aging notebook (Fujitsu E8310, love the 4:3 screen!), I am experiencing a BSOD DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE after waking up from sleep/suspend. So I decided to get it fixed once ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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Why won't Windows 10 let me boot with new RAM?

Updated I have an ASRock H55M-GE motherboard. Currently it has 2X2GB RAM, for a total of 4 GB RAM. I thought I'd like to update the RAM, so, first I bought two new Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 4GB RAM ...
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Why does Windows still have the BSOD on Ctrl+Scroll+Scroll “feature”?

While Windows XP came out I heard about a testing feature that existed to manually cause a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). I also heard this was supposed to be removed in XP Service Pack 2. It didn't get ...
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Installing Vista x64 Ultimate on EVGA board with Nvidia chipset

I am trying to install Windows Vista x64 Ultimate on EVGA board (123-YW-E175-A1) with a Nvidia chipset and a Q6700 CPU. The install disk boots, loads some files, then I get a BSOD. Any advice?
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Which driver causes the BSOD Driver Power State Failure?

I get a BSOD with DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE on my Dell laptop running Windows 7 SP1. It got replaced once, but that one has the same error. The BSOD occurs only when it tries to awake from energy ...
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Motherboard restores corrupt BIOS on a regular basis

I have a pretty new PC and I am having issues with it since the beginning. The components are: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H OS: Windows 7 64bit When I turn on the PC it runs OK, no problems, ...
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How to make Windows 10 BSOD show more details like older versions of Windows

I would like to know if there's any way to make Windows 10 show more details when crashing like windows 7 did. And on this link to Microsoft developer net how to attach a debugger if it's possible ...
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Easiest way to BSOD on a fresh install?

I want a fairly easy way to BSOD a fresh install of Windows 7 or 8 on purpose. Preferably offline, with nothing to undo to get it back up and running again as normal, i.e. a reboot should fix the ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade BSOD (SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD)

After the Windows 10 setup files have downloaded and its rebooted into the upgrade process we seem to be getting this weird problem. After the files have copied across (so the first part of the ...
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whea_uncorrectable_error windows 10

I have bought a new pc. i get a bsod every few minutes with whea_uncorrectable_error. i don't know what to do. i have uploaded the dmp file, can someone help me find out the cause of the problem. ...
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Multiple random BSODs

I've been getting different BSODs lately. The most recent, last night was while I was playing Fallout 4, my PC got hung up and gave me a system_service_exception (win32k.sys). I checked event viewer ...
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Windows 10: Inaccessible Boot Device BSOD

Essentially, I was trying to work on a HFS+ disk I have (under W10), so installed Paragon HFS+ to be able to access it. However, unfortunately, I rebooted my computer after installation and got a BSOD ...
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE upon startup and opening Google Chrome/Facebook

Ever since I've had to reinstall Windows about two months ago, I once in a while get a BSOD, namely VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. Upon looking it up, I have found out that things like bad cooling, a power ...
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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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How long should I keep driver verifier running and should I do anything on my pc?

I have another post up at winten forums where people are helping me with BSODs on my gaming pc whenever I play games and they suggested I run driver verifier and send them two more bsod minidump ...
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Laptop begin to lag after forced shutdown

I have some problems with may laptop. I usually remove my battery when it is full, because I want to preserve the health of the battery, however it also turned out bad. My laptop's a/c adapter always ...
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Blue screen after changing few components

I bought a new PS with 550W corsair 550v, msi r7 370 armor core x2 graphic card (2gb 256 bits) and an fx 6300 processor. I installed them in my new case. After this I had some problems on Windows ...
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What DIRECTORIES get removed when “refreshing” Windows? [duplicate]

Alright, so yesterday Windows 10 decided it'd be nice to install a corrupted update (or at least I'm assuming that's what happened since nothing else makes sense), and now no matter what I try (safe ...
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Not sure whether to replace my ram or not [closed]

I've seem to have a ram problem since a while, according to forum posts etc, so i decided to run the windows memory diagnostic tool, after i logged in again, it said "your computer has a memory ...
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Blue screen after Windows 7 login, “Driver Irql Not Less Or Equal”

This occurs just after I log into Windows 7 Home Premium. Does any body what this means and how to resolve the issue?