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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Windows 7 crashes and freezes randomly

First of all, thanks for your time! My problem is that PC freezing or craches randomly. Sometimes crashes with BSOD, sometimes PC just reboots. For notice, simple reboots are more frequent than BSOD ...
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Windows 8 keeps crashing with different message every time

my windows 8.1 keeps crashing with different causes in the blue screen: tcpip.sys, ntfs .. (sorry didn't remember them all) here is the link for all the minidumps I found in the system: ...
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Windows 8 CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED bsod

I've got into a BSOD situation where windows 8.1 64bit is giving CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED error. I got into this scenario after having put windows 8 on standby , and the next time on bootloader (I have ...
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How do I fix these BSODs?

I have windows 7 ultimate running on an Acer Aspire 7560 with 4gb of ram, and an AMD A6 or A8 processor, I believe. I've been getting these BSODs recently and I'm wondering what they point to. I used ...
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knowing which hardware causing KMODE EXCEPTION

I have windows 8.1 on my asus N55SF, recently i had problem with my screen, although i think the problem wasn't in the screen it self, but i guess it had something to do with the intel graphic or the ...
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Memory not compatible with motherboard?

I've been getting BSODS on my computer and have tried everything that I can think of to find out what's causing... My motherboards memory compatibility list is: ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 even on a fresh install

I had Windows 7 installed and was receving BSOD after BSOD every hour or so. Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 Memory: 64GB Corsair DDR3 PC2133 (8x8GB) Graphics Card: AMD R9 270X (4GB) Processor: ...
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How to determine the cause of the blue screen of death error on Windows 7?

Every now and then I get a blue screen error (not necessarily on the same computer). It just seems to happen sometimes while booting. The system will then automatically attempt a reboot living little ...
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Windows 7 BSOD, safe mode working,

I need help getting my dualboot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 to work, and since I'm not to experienced with computers I've been pretty dumb. Here's what I've done, quite shortend though: First ...
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Computer freezes, but works if I run memory diagnostic tool

TL;DR: My computer freezes randomly, but if I run Windows memory diagnostic, the computer works fine when it boots, even though the diagnostic tool reports no errors found...is it my RAM or is it the ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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Is it safe to backup my HDD?

Currently I see 2 parameters reaching design limits, namely Reallocated Sector Count as well as Spin Retry Count from the SMART data. The computer boots once out of 10 attempts and I have seen BSODs ...
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BSOD that started today: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, 0x0000001A and 0x0000001E

first of all, this is my system: MOBO Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3. Intel i5 2310. Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost. 4 GB of RAM 1333, Kingston. PSU Corsair TX550M. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits. Ok, to the issue. ...
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HP 8760w random crash error minidump

I have a issue with my Elitebook 8760w that I just bought(Used), since I installed another 16GB of ram and a second hard drive I am having random crashes with this error code I have tested the ram ...
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Determining which Graphics Card is causing BSOD?

I used to mine Dogecoin with my tower. It has 2x NVidia GTX GeForce 570 2.5 GB graphics cards SLI'd together. I no longer mine but I mined for months, maybe a year, 24/7 and it has shortened the life ...
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Windows computer getting Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) after a fall

Accidentally knocked my laptop onto the ground last night and have been having some trouble with it since. After picking it up, I opened the screen to make sure there wasn't any obvious damage and, ...
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What are possible consequences of frequent BSODs?

I have a Sony laptop which originally came with Windows Vista. So, later when I changed OS to Windows 7, I had to find windows 7 version of drivers for my graphics card, but that version was never ...
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Check my video card memory [duplicate]

I have a r9 290x GPU, and i am suspecting that it has started to fail me. All my games have started crashing randomly, freezing my computer, giving me a black screen before it recovers and tells me ...
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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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Dell OptiPlex 7010 random BSOD

We bought a batch of 80 of these computers. We're experiencing this problem on 6 of them right now, but that number keeps growing. The BSOD error code is 0x0000007E, which is a driver problem. I ...
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BSOD 7b diagnostic on VirtualBox

I migrate my machine (Win7 x86) to Virtualbox VM with SATA AHCI controller. VBox SATA has device ID 8086:2829 On clean installed Win 7 I see that the driver is msahci On serial debug I see that msahci ...
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“symtdi.sys” Is Causing Blue-screen After Upgrading To Norton Internet Security 2012?

I've just updated a Windows Vista machine to Service Pack 1. Subsequently, I upgraded the previously disabled Norton Internet Security 7 (expired) to Norton Internet Security 2012. On reboot I get a ...
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Installation of Windows XP on Dell Inspiron fails due to BSOD

I have a Dell Inspiron with an i3 processor and I need to install Windows XP. When I try to install it, I get this blue screen: Why is that? What can I do to install Windows? EDIT in the bios, ...
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New Build PC - blue screens (BSOD) during OS (Win7) install attempts

A recent PSU failure prompted a more wide spread upgrade of my desktop. This is a new build with a couple of older components. New build specs: Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro CPU: Intel i3-4130 ...
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Samsung Notebook NP510R5E [duplicate]

When I turn my Samsung 510R laptop, I just get a snowy screen. Then after about 90 seconds, it shuts down. Need to know how to fix. Haven't tried anything to fix it yet.
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Visual Studio corrupted my Windows 7 after power failure, in the middle of installation

I was at the middle of Visual Studio 2012 installation that the power went off! after I turned my computer on, Windows 7 boots up with welcome screen and an empty dialog like the picture below: ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED after waking up from sleep

Windows 8.1 (u1) is unable to wake up correctly from sleep : it wakes up, shows the screen, and then dies with a BSOD. So I disabled automatic restart after BSOD, and then was able to identify it : ...
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Windows Explorer cannot load the desktop, and will only open a File Explorer window

Yesterday, after a blue screen (memory dump), my Windows 7 has the following problem: it start, but it don't load explorer.exe, it only show a File Explorer windows (with regular hard disk etc). I've ...
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Bluescreen error after moving the lid

I have an HP pavilion. I can't move the lid when its on! If I do, after a while it brings up a blue screen error and restarts. It says it's because of preventing a damage. What's the damage and what's ...
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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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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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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 ...