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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PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later?

I've started getting random blue screens from my (admittedly aged PC). Unfortunately it reboots straight away so I don't get chance to read the error. It's been happening when browsing Stack Overflow ...
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How to diagnose Blue Screens in Windows 7 (64bit)

Using programs like WhoCrashed and BlueScreenView you can see the BSOD and the errors but how do you tell exactly what's causing the BSOD? I'm not sure if it because of bad hardware, bad driver ...
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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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How to get more info out of the uninformative Windows 8 BSOD?

Windows 8's Blue Screen of Death is different from the previous Windows versions' one: In order to find out what caused the problem you need to write down or remember the search term it presents ...
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How to install RAID drivers on already installed Windows 7?

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 6GB RAM Intel i7 920 Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5" Club 3D Radeon HD5750 GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard I've been running fine with Windows 7 installed on the SSD. I wanted to ...
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Any advice on what to do when getting a cryptic blue screen in windows?

What are some steps that you usually take? Are there any good ways of finding out what they mean etc.? For example I have gotten these ones where it pretty much only says "IRQ less or equal to" (or ...
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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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What does the error code “1000008e” mean?

My computer keeps restarting and crashes with a blue screen. It gives me the following error code: BCCode: 1000008e BCP1: C0000005 BCP2: 9A245607 BCP3: AB3326EC BCP4: 00000000 OS Version: 6_1_7601 ...
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what is the solution for blue screen error (BSOD)?

on my desktop, I have BSODs frequently on Windows Vista and 7, with new error code every time I need to know what cause it and how to solve this error.
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Laptop overheats, BSOD, turns off when playing games

Recently, my year-old laptop began BSODing, turning off unexpectedly and heating up very fast when playing games. This is regardless of the integrated graphics or the add-on NVidia graphics used. My ...
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Tracking down random BSOD on windows 7

I have gotten a computer running windows 7 handed to me that randomly, several times a day, bsods with a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) or WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124). Crashes happens regardless ...
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What can cause a BSOD

I keep getting a blue screen of death (memory parity check error) when trying to watch the olympics online at ctv.ca (silverlight player). I can watch for max 10mins then it goes down. So to diagnose ...
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Disable “Auto Restart after BSOD” from Command Line

I just did a major system upgrade (CPU, MB, RAM). The old HD doesn't like my new equipment (which resulted in a BSOD). I feel like I could fix the issue if I knew how to disable the auto-restart. How ...
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Windows 7 64bit STOP Error Code 0x000000F4

I got a BSOD when my computer was almost idle (only utorrent was running) with stop error code 0x000000F4. Also at the blue screen it got stuck at the 2nd step (don't remember what it says) and as a ...
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BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 2 x 2GB DDR3 RAM, Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz, M.B. Intel DH55HC series machine which gives me the following BSOD. The BSOD comes up randomly for no apparent observable ...
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BSOD trying to migrate Windows XP from a physical to a virtual machine

I am attempting to migrate a Windows XP Home installation from a physical machine to a virtual machine. The physical machine has two hard disks; the first is 250GB containing the "C:", the second is ...
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Capturing Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later? Sometimes I get a BSOD screen for a split second and I have no chance to see the ...
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I keep getting the BSOD. how do I trace what application / driver is causing it?

I get a APC_INDEX_MISMATCH error and it says it is dumping memory. Where is the dump sent? More importantly how do i scan it to find out who is causing the BSOD?
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How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?

I occasionally (always at the least convenient moment...) receive this BSOD on my Windows 7 desktop PC: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 ...
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8400GS causes BSOD in Acer M1610 running Windows 7 32-bit

Title says it all, just installed the Nvidia card, I know this is a driver related issue I just don't know how to fix it I cannot find a driver version that will work not even the one that windows ...
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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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c000021a BSOD on Windows 7 boot

I guess I can't since I'm getting the error message: The version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with this version of Windows you're trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that ...
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BSOD BCCode 124, request for analysis of my WinDGB log

I've been experiencing system restarts for some time decribed with BSOD log by BCCode 124. I checked my RAM with MemTest for 3.5 hours with no error, then scaned system with Avast and Malwarebytes. ...
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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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How do I disable GPU acceleration on Office 2013?

How do I disable GPU acceleration on Microsoft Office 2013? (This is causing my computer to blue screen.)
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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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How do I resolve BSOD: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA?

I have been trouble shooting this for a few days and cannot fix this anyhow. Computer specifications Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: ...
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Copying files from and to HDD crashes PC with BSOD

When I copy files to a particular HDD i receive a BSOD. The screen tells me it's creating a memory dump them restarts the machine. When browsing on the same drive, the PC often becomes unresponsive ...
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Reasons for the blue screen of death in Windows 7 logs

Lately I see a blue screen of death a lot and want to know why it appears. Where should I gather the information so the problem can be diagnosed best? Couldn't find anything in C:\Windows\Logs.
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Windows 7 BSOD Crashes

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64 doing a clean install from Vista 64 and ever since I keep getting random blue screen crashes. I have the feeling it's caused by my video card but everything has the ...
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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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Fastest way to reproduce a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)?

As part of a multi-operating system challenge (testing computer integrity), I need to find the fastest way to reproduce a genuine Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on a Windows machine. Any version that is ...
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Windows 7 likes to crash on me about every week

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit edition and it seems like every week I get a blue screen since it crashed for some reason. I have no clue what is causing this. I have 4 gigs of RAM with 2 of them not ...
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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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Why does ATI 5570 HD video card driver installation cause Windows 7 To Blue Screen?

This one is for the hive mind. I have a brand new Dell Optiplex 760 workstation with 4 gigabytes of RAM running Windows 7 Professional (32bit). This is a new box with nothing installed other than what ...
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How to cause a BSOD on Windows XP and newer versions?

Is there a way to programmatically cause a BSOD on Windows XP and newer versions? How? BTW just to clarify, this is not for malicious purposes. The client requested to be able to shut down/reboot a ...
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BSOD on Vista laptop(safe mode works)— thoughts and approaches?

I have a 18 month old Dell laptop that has always treated me well. Last night, as I was in the middle of typing a gmail to someone, I got a BSOD. I don't have the exact message in front of me but it ...
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Windows 8.1 RTM BSOD with fault “Critical Structure Corruption”

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 Enterprise x64 (US English) to Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (RTM, US English) on my lab workstation. It worked mostly fine for the last few days (since the upgrade), but this ...
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BSODs and Prime95 failures

My computer is notoriously unstable. It blue screens all the time. I'm running Windows 7. Here's what's in the box: Intel Core i7 920 (Stock cooler, not overclocked) Gigabyte EX58-UD3R motherboard ...
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Why does unplugging my thumb drive result in a blue screen?

When I unplug my thumb drive, Windows XP Pro almost immediately BSODs. How can I stop this? It happens whether I use "safely remove" or not, and will happen with other USB drives as well.
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Nvidia GeForce Graphics Card Blue Screen of Death crash

For the last couple of months, I get sudden crashes while watching a video. It usually happens when I am skipping parts in a video - then my PC gets stuck, and after few seconds I get this popup ...
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Windows BSOD when all cpu cores enabled

I'm getting a blue screen "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval", just a few seconds after the Windows desktop is loaded. (For reference, ...
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BSOD During Windows 7 Install

I current have a working XP partition a Dell XPS m1330 laptop along with a working Ubuntu partition. After launching the Windows 7 install DVD from within XP I run through the options for a custom ...
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Minidump folder cannot be found

Although I have enabled the creation of minidump files in my system, it appears that either Windows doesn't create them where the Startup and recovery dialog points to (%SystemRoot%\Minidump) or at ...
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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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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 ...
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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 stop 0x0000007b Error

I'm having problems with two computers I have at my current work place. They are very similar to other machines I repair and reimage but for some reason when I reimage these two machines i contiune ...
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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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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 ...