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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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on Windows 8.1 only when I Restart the PC

I am getting the dreaded DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on a newly setup Windows 8.1 rig. It uses a Gigabyte H87-HD3 Motherboard, i5 4570, 16GB RAM and has a Kingston 240GB SSD (no other h/w on the M/b). ...
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BSOD when running Windows Phone 8 Emulator

Each time I run the Windows Phone 8 emulator in Visual Studio 2012, I get a BSOD with the message PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I cannot seem to locate where this logged so I can see which device is ...
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Windows 7 - BSOD PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED and bootcat.cache is erased

I have a computer 64-bit Windows and I keep getting the BSOD PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED message. Yes, I've erased the Bootcat.cache file from the specified location. I don't know what else to do. ...
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Find Physical Device Object from Bug Check Message

My machine crashed. The bug check was this: The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xffffe00000fca060, 0xffffd000201a5840, 0xffffe000014d3b60). I searched for 0x9f and quickly located ...
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How to screenshot a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) [duplicate]

I am using windows 7. Recently my computer crashed, and displayed the dreaded BSOD: I was trying to copy down the error message, but I didn't have enough time. Is it possible to take a screenshot ...
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BSOD Internal power error in start up

I have a netbook with windows 7 started. Nothing Special Atom 1.6ghz 1Gb ram etc When I'm trying to turn if on It throws BSOD with internal Power Error ( sorry but I can't say exact code because ...
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Stop code from .dmp file?

I have a .dmp file that a user emailed me and we are both running Windows 7. What is the easiest way to translate/retrieve the Stop code from the file?
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Random BSOD after Windows Update [closed]

After Windows Update last week I've been getting random BSOD once in a while. Some days I'm fine, some days it will crash once or twice. Any idea how to fix this issue?
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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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Unable to boot Win 8.1: Error bad_system_config_info

Windows 8.1, 64 bit, home-built PC, running approx 4 years. OCZ-Vertex 256 GB drive, approx 1 year old, Drives D-H are 2 - 1 TB drives in a RAID 0 config, 8 GB RAM. Upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8.1 ...
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Win7 Welcome Screen lock up and BlackSOD even after System Recovery

I'm not an IT tech but very computer savvy and the goto guy for family, friends and colleagues when they have computer questions or issues. System Information: Stock Best Buy Lenovo IdeaPad B570 ...
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Windows 7 - BSOD PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

So.. I tried last known good config, tried booting into Safe mode, tried system restore -- nothing. I get PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED and error code is: 0x0000006B. Trying to run sfc /scannow in ...
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Ad Hoc Network Connection causes Blue Screen of Death DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

I recently had my home internet go down, so I stood up a tethered Ad Hoc Wireless hotspot from my 4G mobile phone. However, once I connected my Windows 8.1 64 bit computer to it, it blue screened with ...
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New laptop crashes with bug check after hibernate

About once a week my laptop crashes with a bugcheck 9F when restoring from hibernate. I have examined the dumps with windbg and they all seem related to hyper-V The FAULTING_MODULE is always ...
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BSOD Windows XP after loading logo

I've been getting BSOD after Windows XP loading logo. Weird thing is if I try to reinstall Windows XP - the installation CD doesn't see the hard drive, but then why is it trying to load into Win XP? ...
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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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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 random crashes

I have a Windows 7 computer with this hardware: Asus P8P67 PRO Intel i7 2600k 8GB RAM AMD Radeon HD 6970 2TB HDD (used for storing data) 128GB SSD OCZ Vertex III (used for the OS) The PC works ...
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Booting From VHD Windows 7 Stop Error 0x0000007B

I have created a a boot entry with EasyBCD 2.2, and I used a VHD that is on my C: partition. The VHD is Windows 7 Pro x86. Then I went to the edit boot menu to check that it was showing, and I hit ...
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Random Crashes and Critical Errors with Toshiba SSD - BHDrvx64 the Cause?

I recently bought and installed the Toshiba Q Series Pro (THNSNJ256GCST) 256GB SSD into my laptop. Whenever I boot up in the mornings, the OS (Windows 7 Pro x64) will have random critical errors ...
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Why is my computing shutting down or bluescreening?

This is a common question, but after searching around for a long time and trying a lot of different diagnostic methods, I haven't found a solution. Crashes Note: while writing this post, my computer ...
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Xp bsod on startup after ram upgrade

I just upgraded my hp dv6426us from 1gb of ram (512x2) to 4 gb (2x2). I have a vista 32 bit and xp 32 bit dual boot os configuration. Now when I boot up xp gives me a bsod right after showing the ...
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How do I set the BSOD on Windows 8.1 to pause and display useful hexdump information instead of a frowny face?

My Windows 8.1 machine is crashing once-a-day with a BSOD, and not leaving any DMP file behind, so I have nothing for WinDbg.exe to examine. Nothing interesting in the event log. The BSOD used to ...
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check if hdd has bad sectors ad force windows to ignore them

i have a 500gb hdd (SeaGate), and every now and then i get a bsod with error being ntfs.sys it happens daily, maybe even 3 times a day is there a way I can check if my hdd has: a. A bad sector/s ...
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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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Likely cause of BSODs associated with Desktop Window Manager warnings

My primary PC experiences a BSOD (bug check 124) roughly once a day and has been doing so for several months. These BSODs appear to be related to warnings 500 and 501 in the Windows event log. Both ...
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BSOD crash. CPU fan turning on and off. The computer won't boot. Processor thermal trip error

One of my friend's desktop suddenly crashed and is throwing up random symptoms. The following is how the issues have taken place: The Operating System (Windows 7) abruptly crashed with a BSOD error ...
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BSOD during Windows 7 64 bit installation - Dell Inspirion R15 3537

I recently bought Inspiron 15 3537 with Windows 8. I am trying to install fresh Windows 7 instead. I followed all the instructions, yet at the end of the installation I get the blue screen with ...
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BSOD caused by driver

my pc just got a BSOD when booting up. I used bluescreenview to view the minidump file & it seemed to be caused by this driver called peauth.sys. I did a google search and one of the answer ...
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How to fix blue screen of death (BSOD) error? [duplicate]

am very sure that my graphics card nvidia geforce 210 is causing BSOD, because when i remove the graphic card and use the on-board graphics there are no such errors. I have got 3 BSODs up to date. ...
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Windows 8 , Your Pc ran into problemlem and needs to restart

I have Hp laptop with Windows 8, After trying to install Norton, it does not boot and restarts itself. I tried to go to HP recovery by pressing F11 but gives me same error and restarts. Error is ...
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Memory Management problems with new Dell XPS Laptop

I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and ...
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Getting BSOD with registry error on windows 7

I have recently started getting a blue screen of death (BSOD) error very shortly after logging in to my Windows 7 laptop. It is fine if I am in safe mode, but crashes every time when I log in to ...
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Macbook Pro with Bootcamp 5.0 - Windows crashes on return from sleep

My Macbook Pro (13" Mid 2012) crashes upon return from sleep when in Windows 7 (64 bit). I'm running the Bootcamp 5.0.5033 version of the drivers. The minidump analysis is: 0: kd> !analyze -v ...
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Windows Crashes on nvlddmkm

I recently in installed Windows on my computer after having Linux for over 1 year. Now whenever I start any game I get a bluescreen from nvlddmkm. I understand this is form nVidia, which makes sence ...
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Restoration of system image causes STOP 0x07B BSOD [duplicate]

I restored a Windows 7 Clonezilla image of a Dell laptop I had to a virtualbox hard drive. During the boot process, I get a BSOD, I've tried repairs using both the internal system repair and using a ...
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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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Getting “NTLDR is missing” and can't boot into Windows XP CD because it gives BSOD 0x07B

If I try to boot normally into hard drive with my Windows XP - I get "NTLDR is missing". If I try to boot into Windows XP installation CD - I get BSOD 0x07B. So, basically I can't access recovery ...
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Getting BSOD, is my RAM broken?

I am getting BSOD maybe once every 2-3 weeks. I manage to take a picture of the latest: Upon restart, I also get this error message from Windows: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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BSOD - Hollow file with actual size

I was working in VS 2012 on a cpp file when I got a BSOD. When the pc turned back on, I couldn't see the contents of the file again. These are the details: when I open the file I was working on ...
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Computer screen stops working after installing graphics driver

I have a Dell studio 1558 laptop with Windows 7 ultimate. Yesterday i got a blue screen with error for "atikmpag.sys" file and the screen stopped working. It just went blank. Later i hooked it up to ...
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Windows 7 BSOD when playing games

I get a blue screen of death from almost any game I play (only from games). I can run the computer for days with no problem as long as I don't start any games. The BSOD is KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ...
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What's causing bluescreens on my new PC?

I recently brought a gaming PC and I am frequently encountering bluescreen problem: The blue screen message is memory problem detection restart PC to prevent damage to the computer. The following ...
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Several BSODs, different STOP codes, can't identify the source

I'm having constant bsods on my desktop. These are from the past week. Why are they so inconsistent? I have no idea how to figure out what's wrong. Here is a screenshot from BlueScreenView: View ...
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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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unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED on my laptop windows 7

I am in a pickle. I was unistalling some usless programs when my laptop died & when I turned it on I had unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED (the blue screen) If I hit repair windows it goes to a ...
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ndis.sys BSOD after installing VirtualBox

I have just installed VirtualBox and it installed perfectly and ran fine until I went to restart my computer. After a restart I blue screened, with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL caused by driver ...
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Read minidump file Windown 7

I am having troubles after installing VirtualBox with a BSOD on startup and was wondering how to view the minidump file that is created.
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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 ...