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Adobe Reader XI in Windows XP crashes haphazardly

I'm annotating PDF files (Shared Review), downloaded from an academic publishing site, for proofreading. The files are embedded with connection to a server in India (not sure if that's relevant). At ...
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429 views

Regular winXP crashes, suspected memory, error 0xc0000017 among others

I'm running WinXP on a desktop machine I built in 2009. It's been successfully overclocked in the past, but I've brought it back to stock a while ago since one of the fans stopped working and it ...
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PC randomly dies

EDIT: After everything that was done, when we took it back onsite the system crashed within two hours (after being on for a few days straight in the shop) The big guys upstairs decided to go ahead ...
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Windows XP program crash boxes for any user are all shown to Administrators

I have an interesting problem with a Windows XP setup involving "users" with restricted access rights and "Administrators" with full system access. If a program crashes for a user, the standard crash ...
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243 views

How to troubleshoot an xcopy crash

I'm trying to copy a recording I made on Canon DC320 to my computer but I keep crashing with the message The parameter is invalid. I've done some troubleshooting using Process Monitor and xcopy and ...
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349 views

Printer driver installer fails on Windows XP. How to diagnose?

I have a printer driver which I'm trying to install on a Windows XP workstation. The installer runs, then suddenly crashes. I can find no error dialog or log file or system event record to tell me ...
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XP can't read data from transferred HD

Computer A, running XP, died. XP was installed on a fresh HD in computer B. Slaved data-backup HD from A was installed as slave on B. B will not read it; shows only 2 folders, Recycler and System ...
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603 views

Virtual Box Windows XP Image DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I am running Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.1.18 on a Windows 7 Machine and trying to start a Windows XP image. When it starts up it immediately crashes with the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I did a ...
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49 views

How can I recover from UNMOUNTALBE_BOOT_VOLUME error on Windows XP?

My win XP machine was running really slow so i decided (not a great idea in hindsight) to download and run CCleaner. I cleaned up files and registry settings (it makes you save a backup) and then i ...
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101 views

Video playback crashes Elonex netbook system

My netbook crashes when playing video files (avi, wmv). I thought it was a Windows Media Player issue, so I downloaded latest codecs, but it still didn't work. VLC player plays ridiculously slow, and ...
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606 views

Windows XP Explorer crash

I have been experiencing very frustrating errors from Windows XP for the last few months, and cannot pin down what's causing the problem. A few times a day, seemingly at random intervals, most of the ...
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856 views

Windows XP only loads in VGA mode, and crashes when raising resolution

My kid's computer (Windows XP, SP3) started to (what appears to be) crash on boot. It will only boot in Safe or VGA mode, and if I try to raise the resolution from 640x480 it just reboots itself, and ...
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The igxprd32 display driver has stopped working normally

I have a 32-bit WinXP machine with NO GPU, and 4GB of RAM. Recently, I started playing Spiral Knights, which caused my computer to BSOD once every couple hours. Microsoft suggested updating my USB ...
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43 views

System restore - System crash

I had a problem with my Outlook Express program. I tried everything with it, but I couldn't start it (OE encountered program, so it will close). I tried to copy out the deleted e-mails.dbx from the ...
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340 views

Apache Tomcat 6.0.29 startup causing Win XP SP3 reboot

Some of our Windows XP Developer machines die (black screen - no ping) when starting up Tomcat from a console. This only happens if the Tomcat debug console window is displayed (not minimised). When ...
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401 views

Computer crashed, now OpenGL crashes the computer and other things don't work

My computer crashed yesterday randomly after a update, so I restarted the computer and when I got to the login screen, I noticed the resolution had changed, which usually indicates that something ...
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Debugging CSRSS.EXE Application Error/Crash

For a while now, I have been getting an intermittent crash of SVCHOST.EXE on boot in Windows XP. Because it is intermittent, I cannot reliably reproduce it, nor can I narrow down when it started, and ...
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BSOD on boot error c000021a

When I turn my Windows XP Professional PC on it goes past the Windows XP loading screen then I get blue screen of death with the error C000021a the session manager initialization system process ...
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293 views

Why does my computer crash every time Firefox updates?

After a new update of Firefox, my computer crashes for a few days, then everything seems okay. Any clue? Thanks EDIT: XP Pro, SP3. I don't upgrade. They seem to be just added features pushed onto my ...
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962 views

Blue Screen crash, how do I read the WinDbg output?

I downloaded some debugging symbols needed by the WinDbg tool. Then I opened up the DMP file created by the last Blue Screen crash. This is what was display. Is this a problem with my Video Driver? ...
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1k views

Why does Windows XP freeze sometimes when shutting down?

When shutting my PC down, by going to Start->Turn Off Computer, then clicking Turn Off, I am taken to a "Windows is shutting down screen...". However, I often find that my PC "freezes" at this time ...
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565 views

Howto analyze dump files [closed]

PDF-XChange Viewer keeps crashing on my Windows XP sp3 and I'm investigating the reason. Since I don't have the sources and the support team could not reproduce my error, I decided on debugging it on ...
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370 views

Thinkpad T500 - Applications hang when attempting to perform HDD writes after docking the PC

For the past four days, my laptop PC, a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 running Windows XP SP3, has been getting into a "bad state" after waking the PC up from sleep and docking the PC. The most prominent ...
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How to grab the stack of a GPFed application?

I have an app with many components that crashes with a GPF. The ModName is listed as one of the main modules within the application. It calls a bunch of other modules depending on the situation. ...
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2answers
485 views

Computer crashes every 5 to 10 minutes

I have a computer that crashes every 5 to 10 minutes. It just blanks out, and then starts up. When Windows starts up it says there was a serious error. Furthermore the error report window comes up ...
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153 views

Failed to reinstall XP, BSOD every time I reboot

Some days ago, I was using one online TV S/W, when it caused my PC to not respond, after waiting a bit more, I decided to reboot manually. It failed to reboot and BSOD happened, it said ...
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640 views

Explorer.exe Constantly Crashing at Login

I've got to admit I'm completely lost on this one. My bosses personal computer has been acting up for a while since the IT guy he was using cloned his old HD to his new HD in the same computer. ...
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4answers
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Recurring crash: “An unhandled win32 exception occurred in mscorsvw.exe”. How to diagnose/fix?

I recently got a new PC at work and had to reinstall development tools, etc. The PC runs Windows XP (blech), and I've got Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 installed, each with ...
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428 views

Suddenly XP computer is randomly hibernating or shutting down when Firefox is up

3.6.1.6 FireFox. This has happened over the last couple of days. If I don't boot Firefox, everything seems okay. But when I boot Firefox these random things happen. Either the computer just shuts ...
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219 views

System randomly Crashing

Computer is running windows XP. seems to be crashing randomly, no pattern in its timing or activity to cause it. What could be causing this/how do I diagnose this? Event log shows >Event Type: ...
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156 views

Dumping physical memory

How do I troubleshoot a machine that is displaying a message that it is beginning to dump physical memory?
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576 views

Windows XP computer reboots at start

I have trouble with a Windows XP computer. After Windows is started and I can see the desktop background (sometimes I can use the system a few seconds), then the system is rebooted before I can do ...
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855 views

Sending an email when an application crashes?

I've got a big piece of scientific equipment which is hooked up to, and controlled by software running on a Windows PC. Unfortunately the software, provided by the manufacturer, crashes occasionally ...
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Application got shut down in WinXP if I close the 2nd window of that application

I'm using WinXP and here is my question: I run an application, such as Chrome, there would be one app in the task bar, and it's fine. Suppose a new window of Chrome opened(so there would be 2 window ...
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Why can't I install any software any more with MSI installer (msiexec)

I suddenly can't install any software. I have admin rights on my machine but if I try to install anything that uses the windows installer I get this error: Does anyone have any suggestions for ...
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firefox causes my system to reboot, again and again and again

because i was told it was a Windows problem, i wiped the hard drive and have a fresh Windows XP SP3 install. because the computer tech was able to install SP2 and SP3 using IE at their shop, it led me ...
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How do I troubleshoot my computer crashing with BSOD 7F?

One of my end users is experiencing an issue with her laptop crashing a couple times a day and I'm trying to figure out what is causing the problem. The event properties for the system crash show the ...
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88 views

Safari has lied to me. It hasn't crashed

Every time I open up Safari on bootcamp, it flashes a message Safari has encountered a problem and needs to close. but this is patently untrue. If I ignore the message, as I am doing now, the browser ...
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diagnostic tool for the power supply?

Essentially, I'm trying to get to the reason why my computer (with XP home) crashes, at least once per day (the crashes seem to be getting more frequent now). By "crash", I mean it freezes up on me: ...
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Windows XP crash with blue screen during following shutdown (rdbss.sys, STOP code D4)

Quite reliably, about every 1-2 days Windows XP (v. 5_1_2600 SP: 3) crashes. Network goes down, absolutely no applications can be started ("The application failed to initialize properly ...
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Windows Wont Boot After Power Outage?

I have a computer that I was installing Service Pack 3 on, and then someone drove into a power pole and took out my power. Now my computer will not boot into Windows, it goes to the loading screen ...
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Does Windows XP write crash logs for applications?

Does Windows XP write crash logs for applications like Mac OS does? Where can I find those logs?
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Virus cleanup + dying drive = XP Automatic Updates crashing in esent.dll

Background I'm doing system recovery on an old WinXP SP1 system brought to me on suspicion of virus infection. After taking preliminary backups, I used MalwareBytes to detect and clean the infection. ...
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Drive letter not appearing after heat-related crash

I recently had my old PC (has 3 physical hard drives partitioned into 6 partitions) off while on vacation. When I came back, I turned it on. I hadn't realized the room was warmer than it usually is ...
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How to diagnose a Windows XP hard crash

I have a 64-bit Windows XP machine which has hard crashed several times today. The symptoms are that the screen just goes blank, then the reboot cycle starts. There is no blue screen and even though ...
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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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318 views

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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Windows XP freezing randomly, only while playing games

I have a custom-built PC with the following hardware: Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Socket 939) 2 GB PC3200 DDR1 memory MSI MS-7125 motherboard (nForce 4 MCP) Geforce 7600GT PCI-express graphics card Windows ...
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353 views

How to know why/when an application crashed on Windows XP

I am using Windchill with Catia on Windows XP SP2. I am facing Catia V5 crashes heavily but I don't know why. I am using only the recommended graphic drivers. Please help me out. How can I know what ...
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Java application crashes my computer. How do I troubleshoot?

I am using NetBeans 4.1 for my university course (this is an older version, but is the required version for the course - I can't use a newer version). Whenever I use it for longer than several ...