W/the overclocking thing.. What do you think the error there is? I mean, i can understand overheating... but i've run programs like prime 45 on here and had all four quads running at 100% before no problem..
It will (try to) record what was going on when your computer crashed and save it to a text file. By studying the file you'll at least get a list of likely suspects as to what caused the crash.
The file created should appear in the root of the drive where Windows is installed. As for being "easy to read and understand", it may be, but it might just look like gibberish unless you know what you're looking for. You can attach a copy of the dump file here and we'll have a look.
You could also try right-clicking My Computer, then go to Properties>>Advanced>>Startup and Recovery Settings, then uncheck Automatically Restart.
It will produce a BSOD with an error code. Let us know what it is and we'll try and help.
I've dropped my overclock speed and lost alot of the blue screen errors, but I've had a blue screen in that time, with a more specific error info.
wink32k.sys address bf803E0C at BF800000 Datestamp 41107f7a
Only seen this error once, I think, with this particular blue screen.
Run Memtest86 and see if there are any errors.
Frozen One wrote:
Can someone help me?
I have Norton Anti-Virus and it detected Backdoor.Graybird and blocked it but my computer is still getting stop 0x0000008e errors and whenever I try to remove it my computer just crashes. I tried to follow Symantecs way of removing it but it doesn't show up in task manager. :banghead:
In my case, removing of SPTD.SYS and SPTD7234.SYS (the number generated for filename is random 4 digits) from C:\Windows\System32\Drivers under safe mode worked. I also deleted some registry keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sptd
Thanks for the earlier memory check suggestion, now I know my ram is OK and I have a nice memtest86 boot disk for using whenever I need it
a. I can't do it from Safe Mode
Some don't have any codes, but the last code has something to do with NTFS?
Any help would be really appreciated!
Sounds like you have a corrupt file system or possibly a corrupt ntfs.sys or even a bad HD...
Does the machine boot normally or just in Safe Mode?
Are there any errors in the Event Viewer that reference "disk"?
You can boot into Recovery Console from your XP CD and run "chkdsk /p" to attempt to fix any file system errors.
Recovery Console Howto & chkdsk Syntax Here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
I also believe that your Dell ships with HD diagnostic software which can check the drive for Errors.*** Any of these programs have the potential to wipe out your data or make it unrecoverable. ***BACKUP your data before you attempt any repairs.
My BSOD has the same generic " Windows has been shutdown to prevent damage" Message and no drivers or anything. The stop error is
0x0000008f (0xc0000005, 0806373fd 0xb9a4299c 0x00000000)
I have gotten this error, it was out of the blue and not on any specific program's opening. Now it wont even let me on my account, it says click F8 to go into safemode but that doesn't work. I got it to go to a menu with that option but I'm not sure how I did, and when I pressed enter it just gave me a list of data adresses or something similar. I cant follow the symentac instructions because I cant even get on the computer. Any suggestions?:confused2
EDIT: I can get into safemode now, but i dont have the windows cd, is there a way to get the recovery console without it?
Your particular error is due to a problem with your Master Boot Record (MBR). The exact text according to Microsoft's support should be MBR_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH. This would lead me to suspect three possibilities:
1. Your MBR is corrupt. Boot from your Windows install disc and use the recovery console. Once that is loaded, type 'fixmbr', answer yes when asked if you really want to do this, and reboot.
2. Virus or spyware. When was the last time you scanned your computer for either one? Also it might be time to update your virus definitions.
3. Hardware failure. The hard drive may be dying. I would recommend backing up your data and looking for a new hard drive. Using the Marketplace tab at the top of this web page will provide some excellent deals.
Since you've already replaced the RAM I will assume you are somewhat comfortable with digging around in your PC. Before trying step 2, remove your hard drive and place it in another computer as a secondary disk to scan and clean. If it turns out to be a virus it will be easier to clean the drive if you haven't booted from it as key Windows and/or antivirus files may have been infected or compromised.
Go ahead and let Windows fix your MBR.
While I can't say for certain, it sounds like something in your windows install may have been corrupted. Try doing a repair install after backing up your data.