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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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL during run of Adobe CS 4 product

I get bluesreen IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL during running of Photoshop CS 4 or Ilustrator CS 4 on Windows XP Home edition SP3. Details of error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000A (0x911A7008 0x00000002 ...
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BSOD Asus G750JM Win8.1

I have been getting random reboots and/or bsod's on my G750JM that I very recently bought. Everytime it does this the error is: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE The bug check in my event logs shows this: ...
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BIOS mem test hangs up with new DIMM installed

I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports ...
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Crashes for different reasons, every 20 minutes or so

This afternoon, my computer crashed (BSOD) 6 times in about 4 hours. The strange thing is, each time, it gave a different reason: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ...
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Win7: moved hard drive to different computer (similar architecture), now it bluescreens while booting

I've moved a drive containing Win7 64bit to a different computer. The architecture is not too different. The "new" computer (not too new, really) is an AMD FX 4100 quad core, GeForce GTX 560, some ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR BSOD - what is wrong?

Hello I have a problem with my PC getting the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR bsod. It is a few months old pc. I am not overclocking or changing anything in bios, but sometimes (this is my third time) I get ...
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Alienware m15x (older model) BSOD investigation

A friend of mine asked me to help him with an Alienware m15x laptop that had a little service history. It was bought in June 2008, serviced in January 2009 for a random FPS drop problem. Alienware ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z cannot install Windows

I have an Acer Aspire 7741Z that crashed on me and I had to replace the HDD. I didn't have a Windows disk to use for install so I installed Ubuntu. It works, it boots, everything is fine. Now I ...
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Computer suddenly dies; screen displays weird flickering lines, then restarts

I've been having this terrible problem for a little while and just managed to get a picture of 'dead screen' for the first time and I am posting it to seek help. Randomly, at irregular intervals ...
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Windows XP Blue-Screens And Reboots Instantly On Boot-Up

My computer was running perfectly until yesterday; my internet suddenly died. Being wireless, I decided to reboot; now the computer doesn't boot. It shows the "Starting Windows" screen (safe mode ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D410. Running Windows XP. I am receiving the STOP: 0x000000ED (0X899CF030,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000) blue screen. Initially, I tried everything specified with the ...
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Blue screen of death - graphics card?

I recently acquired a new computer running Windows 7 with NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 graphics card. I noticed something was wrong when I tried playing a game and it went at about 0.1 fps. I went to ...
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Windows xp recovery console without Ntfs.sys? (0x00000024 BSOD)

I have two physical disks in a computer, for simlicity lets call them C and D. C: got Windows XP and D: got some data. The problem is that whenever i have D: connected i can't boot windows. I get ...
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Convincingly “breaking” a system for a non technical user [closed]

For various reasons out of scope for Super User, I've been tasked with temporarily disabling one of my own systems. I have full admin control and own this system. It’s running Windows 7 SP1. I want to ...
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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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Computer Won't Boot, gets stuck at startup repair

I'm having a problem where my HP Envy 15 will not boot up correctly. It started when my system froze, so I held the power button to turn it off. When I attempted to turn it back on, it came to a black ...
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Kmode_exception_not_handled computer constantly restarting

pacewhale less than a minute ago I'm using the yoga 2 pro i7 and I've had trouble with blue tooth recently so I tried updating the driver from the lenovo website. I close my laptop to go out for the ...
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virtualbox and a cloned HDD = BSOD! virtualbox issue

good morning super users. 3:30 am , I'm sleepy and hungry, and I need to repair an old machine running windows 2000. The power supply is fried, so I just want to boot up from the hard drive using ...
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Why it is named blue screen error when there was no blue screen appearance in this event?

My internet got disconnected. I removed my Ethernet cable and plugged it to the required port and then the light started glowing showing that I can access my internet now. I tried to access the ...
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ASUS 797-AR BSOD when two DIMM channels are in use

I've run into a very strange issue. Built a new machine this past weekend and everything was running smoothly for about four days. Then I had a stick of RAM die. Exchanged them for a new pair and now ...
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Internal hard drive is dying. Is this the right procedure to recover data (with ddrescue)?

As the title says my hard drive is supposedly dying. Two days ago, I powered on my Windows laptop after a week of not using it. After being on it for an hour with no particular problems, I got a BSOD. ...
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How to restore a recovery point on a windows 7 that won't boot

I was trying to analyze what was causing slow boot on my Windows 7 machine and installed Windows Performance Analysis Tools (following those instructions). After that I set it up for boot tracing ...
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Laptop won't boot after installing new RAM (compatibility issue?)

I bought some new RAM for my Toshiba Satellite P500-14L laptop (max. memory 8GB according to Toshiba website). Previously I had 2x2GB Samsung M471B5673EH1-CF8 1066MHz DDR3 Now I bought 2x4GB ...
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Windows 7 failure (0xc0000428)

I have an old computer, the configuration is: Pentium D Dual Core, 1 GB Ram, 250GB HD. The error is intermittent: sometimes the computer freeze during Windows startup and sometimes freeze after 15 or ...
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Windows 8 - BSOD/locks persist after all hardware replaced except PSU. ATIKMDAG.SYS

I saw another user with a post similar, but no clarification, so I will lay out my situation. Problem: BSODs and/or Graphics distortion upon resuming the display from shutting off. NOT sleep mode. ...
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BSOD on new computer build

I recently started getting BSODs on my windows 8 loaded pc. I thought this may be due to a hardware issue, so I replaced everything except the HDD and wireless card. I kept having issues, it now blue ...
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Unable to install Windows XP : Blue screen error pops up before “Starting Windows Setup”

I got caught up in a strange problem. It's really annoying me. I'm writing this by logging into ultimate boot cd. Strange because, it never happened before. Just about a week ago I installed and it ...
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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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AMD ATI video driver causing BSOD after installation

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Initially without the video driver, everything was fine except that the screen icons and applications windows were of ...
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Windows Keeps crashing after boot

My math teacher gave me an old Windows XP computer a few years back and last year, There was a power surge in my home and the motherboard was just completely fried. I took the hard drive out. Today, I ...
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Constant BSODs and boot failures?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) that I got as a Christmas gift in 2011. Recently, it has been showing signs of weakness. I was suspicious of virus infection after ...
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If I started the PC from RealVNC AMT KVM connection mode, the system is always Blue Screen of Death

If I started the PC remotely via RealVNC Intel AMT KVM connection mode, the system is always Blue Screen of Death. In the RealVNC window I could see the BIOS checking information, and then the ...
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ntoskrnl.exe and other drivers causing many blue screens, sometimes computer hangs randomly and makes loud buzzing noise through speakers/headphones

So I've been getting many blue screens lately, and most of them are caused by a variety of drivers, but mostly ntoskrnl.exe. I know this by looking through the logs in BlueScreenView. I've been ...
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BSOD 0x1E during install of Windows XP Mode (Virtual PC) on Windows 7 x64 PC

I was trying to launch Windows XP mode (Virtual PC) that I had installed awhile ago, and I got a BSOD message that said STOP 0x19 BAD_POOL_HEADER both times I tried to start it. So I thought maybe ...
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My Hard Disk Drive is very slow

This HDD is probably the worst. Windows 8.1 constantly gives me this error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE accompanied by the BSOD. After playing games, the BSOD would happen. I looked up on the internet ...
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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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How should you use Memtest86+ for BSOD the right way

How should i run memtest? should I run memtest while the two or more rams are both installed or 1 ram per memtest? by the way here is the result in my Dump file. I tried the mdsched and my there was ...
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Blue Screen of Death on ntoskrnl.exe

I've been experiencing intermittent BSOD on my Lenovo Y470 Laptop for many months now, but I just could not find a fix for it. The BSOD can be hard to reproduce, it generally happened after running ...
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Tones play through PC speaker when Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) appears?

I've been getting a BSOD with error code 1E recently (related to a 3rd party driver). However, the really weird thing is that when the blue screen comes up, the computer plays an odd series of ...
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BSOD with Windows 7

I'm experiencing a BSOD problem that's random. Meaning the computer starts up and runs but at any time it crashes. The logs say Kernel-power which dosen't help me. I have the dump file which I cant ...
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Windows 7 - BSOD at every boot

I have a laptop with Windows 7 that was originally installed with Windows XP. I'm pretty sure that its the video card drivers that are causing the problem. I was getting errors with x000000428 not ...
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BSOD after installing Paragon HFS+ on Windows 7 x64

I just installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 9.0 on my laptop (a Dell Vostro 3500 with Windows 7 x64). I previously had a cracked version and now I have bought the full version. The cracked version ...
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Windows 7 BSOD at same occasions

Since I installed Win7 on my DELL Inspiron 1520 notebook, I frequently experience BSODs. I noticed that those nearly only happen on two occasions disconnecting a DUN connection (Bluetooth, UMTS USB ...
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Computer BSOD on cold boot. Works fine off manual restart from BSOD? CPU fan not spinning at startup?

I think the title explains it all Running win 7 Gigabyte Mobo X6 1055t 4gb ram passes memtest86+ Good PSU And yes the cpu fan header is connected. Is it just a bad install?
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BSOD: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

recently I've been encountering BSODs on my Windows 7 64-bit SP1 computer and need help to resolve the problem. These BSODs usually happen when my computer is idle for a while (about a couple hours). ...
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BSOD Assistance

Computer has been crashing a lot recently, various BSODs involved. Trying to pinpoint the problem (via Driver Validation) has only led to more crashing. Just installed and tried to use the debug ...
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Storage Spaces BSOD after re-installing Windows 8.1

After reinstalling Windows 8.1, reconnecting my Storage Spaces array causes a BSOD. I have a 3 drive Storage Spaces array + separate SSD. I re-installed Windows 8 -> and upgrade to 8.1 After ...
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD error, help me please

I've just updated my win 8 to 8.1 and some unknown errors appeared in my PC. First of all, I got IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD reasoned errors, but after a few driver updates, it disappeared. Now I get ...
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A patch is preventing system from booting

DISM.exe /image:C:\ /removepackage /Packagename: < Name of patch > I am using the command to remove a patch from a bluescreened 2008 R2 server. I am doing this from the recovery X:\ prompt. ...