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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...
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How can I find drivers or devices that cause DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE bsod in windows?

For some time now I have been experiencing temporary lockups and crashes on my brand-new windows 8 system. Investigation of error logs shows exclusively DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE errors; ntoskrnl.exe ...
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Acer 5738, Windows 7 random shutdowns

I can run my computer any number of hours continuously without any issue, but if I do a Skype video call (not just audio, never happens with audio call), some flash games, or even certain online ...
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I have been attempting to diagnose random computer crashes for a few days, and have been unsuccessful so far. I had a desktop that I build a year and a half ago which I ran Linux on. I never had ...
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Asus Integrated Cards Crashing

I bought a used ASUS notebook several months ago, and I encountered a bizarre phenomenon: Whenever running resource intensive software it would crash. I tried many things to test this myself, ...
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Can a GPU's memory “die” through overclocking?

I hear people comment about GPU memory/ram "dying" from an overclock. Is this possible? Is there an objective way to tell, besides circumstantial blue screens?
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Does Windows 7 have some type of invisible “mini” BSOD?

The oddest thing just happened, and I've never seen it before -- I was right here on my computer (Win7 Ultimate x64), merrily programming along in Notepad++, when all of a sudden, Windows seemed to ...
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Could different brands of memory be incompatible even if they have identical specs?

I've recently assembled a PC with two different brands of memory with identical timings (9-9-9-24) and speed (1333 MHz). My motherboard, an Asus P8Z68-V, has independent memory channels, leading me to ...
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Blue Screen with no crash dump generated (0xF4)

I'm getting frequent Blue Screens (every hour or two), with a STOP 0xF4 code. The really fun thing about these is that no crash dump is ever generated. As shown in the screen shot below, it says ...
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Computer blue screens then restarts unsuccessfully

My computer has always had this problem but lately its gotten a bit more frequent. While running at seemingly random times the computer goes into a bluescreen and before it has a chance to make any ...
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1answer
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Can SSD and a network adapter conflict and cause a crash?

I've been experiencing strange issue, where the computer abruptly crashes. Perhaps someone out there can shed light into what could be the cause of this? OS in question is Windows 7. The peculiar ...
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Google Notifier hangs on sign-in, must be force-quit (Mac OS X)

OS X 10.6.7 and GN 1.10.7. It was working fine. Then suddenly it started hanging whenever I tried to sign in, regardless of which account. Just gives me the spinning loading icon (not spinning ...
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Graphics are corrupted both in windows & the BIOS

I have an 8800GTS, latest drivers from Nvidia, and 2 monitors. I've recently been playing Dragon Age 2, but 5 - 10 minutes, the graphics utterly die. The game locks up, Numlock won't go on & off, ...
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How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash?

What are some common guidelines and issues related to hardware being the issue of a computer crash? What should I look for and how do I troubleshoot these problems? What are some tools that are ...
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How do I troubleshoot computer dumps?

Once I have a dump of a computer crash/freeze, what are some tools and steps to take in order to troubleshoot crash based off of the dump itself? I am looking for tools to isolate what processes or ...
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Windows 7 (64 bit) random crashes and lockups. Please help me troubleshoot the problem

The machine has been randomly freezing and crashing recently. It is a recently new build PC. Freezing The machine would lock up when left for a period of time and then take a long time to respond to ...
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Recurring Memory Problem

I have a rackmount computer running Ubuntu (Karmic). It's about 18 months old and for as long as I've had it I've had problems with memory. It has 2 x 2 GB of RAM (Crucial Ballistix - ...
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Windows 7 Locking up Randomly

I've got a Windows 7 machine that is locking up randomly. It can be in the first thirty seconds, or it can be hours later. There is nothing specific I can find that is running when it happens. When ...
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Causes of hard crashes on Windows XP and how to debug

I am occasionally seeing hard lockups on XP: totally unresponsive to keyboard/mouse, screen freezes at time of crash, no SSH/VNC possible. Very intermittent, nothing in the logs. I never see a blue ...
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Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...
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.NET applications stopped working on Vista

It all started this morning when I tried to open a C# solution I'm working on for quite some time now. Right after loading the solution I got the error: "vhost.exe has stopped working". Since then ...
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Computer is dying--what should I be looking for?

Okay, I'm a bit knowledgeable with pooters and such, but i'm confused. My computer is dying slowly, and I'm not sure what part is causing this. Computer details: Vista, dell machine, intel Q6600, ...
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LG R500 Notebook crashing

I've got an LG R500 Notebook that has started crashing. It usually crashes in Windows (Vista, all updates installed) when playing a game. The symptom is that the screen goes dark and then the ...