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.
Good evening I was hoping someone could help me. For the past week or so my computer has been crashing and comes up with the blue screen, and the following codes:
STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC000005, 0x805446DE, 0xA98A37FC, 0x00000000)
I have tried just about everything I can think of.
I have tried uninstalling SP3, and that wasn't the problem.
Uninstalling and reinstaling the antivirus, that wasn't the problem.
Uninstalling new software and drivers, that wasn't the problem.
I recently installed a new hard drive and 2 memory cards, and the computer was working smoothly for over a month. The last thing I did to the computer was install Java and Flash Plugin about 2 weeks ago, but after installing them nothing was wrong.
I'm sick of this blue screen! I can't get anything done on my computer, and I'm about to start classes soon and I can't even use my computer because it randomly crashes.
I have a Dell XPS M140, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM, Win XP MCE.
Thanks I would really appreicate someone's help.
Have you tried uninstalling all the "Java and Flash stuff" and seeing
whether you still get the BSOD. I had a problem with Java & Flash
once, and when I took it out, and updated (on Win XP Home) everything,
then re-installed Java & Flash, the problem disappeared. No idea
why. I only think I think, apart from that it's a lot of trial and error!
Sometimes you, seemingly, I guess, have to keep several versions
of Java installed, because one thing needs the new, the other the old,
and the other the very old. So, it makes sense to keep the old install
data around in some fashion, backed up, etc.
If this doesn't make sense to you, then welcome to the club.
Keep trying. Being just plain lucky also helps.
Standby and hibernate are fully compatible with all hardware configurations, even with some off-the-shelf branded configurations. Rather than standby, just leave it in normal mode or shut it down. That may not be the solution, but it's worth a try. Right click on the desktop, got to screen saver, click on "Power" at the bottom of the small window. Turn off all hibernate and power saving options.
Your troubleshooting is logical. Blue screen is often an indicator of faulty memory.
I thought uninstalling and reinstalling java, flash and its plugins was the solution, as the computer ran smoothly yesterday. I was able to restart after uninstalling/reinstalling and the blue screen didn't appear at all...until today! I put the computer on standby last night, and today when I wake up the computer from standby as soon as it gets to the login screen, the blue screen of death reappears. So I manually shut down the computer and turn it back on. Then I get as far as login back in, open up my browser to this page and it appears again. I am frustrated with my computer. I don't want to have to remove the hard drive again and lose everything I installed, that only comes with 1 license (like my MS Office and Antivirus). I did a PC Cleanup from the System Tools menu and nothing. I don't know what else to do! I'm this close to kicking myself in behind trying to figure this out! Microsoft wasn't helpful at all, and I don't know if it's an issue with Microsoft, some stupid virus (which the antivirus doesn't find, nor spyware), or what the heck!
I ran hijack this, but I can't get into the computer. Hopefully later on I will have enough time to copy the file into my USB and post it here.
Hope someone can help.
Thanks. God Bless.
I thought it may be a RAM issue and put in a new 1 GB chip, but am still having the issue. Computer works in Safe Mode
Cryssteen, can you do me a favor and run this program and this program in safe mode? After that, report back what happens with both.
Thrax whenever I ran a malware program or the vundo fix it stoped right after 30 minutes of scanning. Mlware found 19 infected objects and vundofix found 8 items before the following appeared. The instruction at "0x00c0101c" referenced about "0x009800000". The memory could not be "read". Click pn OK to terminate the program. Click on CANCEL to debug the program
I will run siri uz when I get back.
As for your issue, I'm not quite sure yet. Have you done a memory or a hard drive integrity test? Do you know how? I can link you some tutorials if you need them.
Yes, instructions would be great.