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blue screen

by ddbpack / October 16, 2004 3:25 PM PDT

have for at least 6 times gotten a blue screen that pops up and says stuff like check hardware install etc. and then there is also message stating dumping physical memmory! then dumping physical memory to drive! since my hard drive is physical memory what is this about! pc also counts to 100 and then restarts! i cn be emailed at ddbpack@aol.com

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Lack of information.
by Cursorcowboy / October 16, 2004 10:16 PM PDT
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1. In order for us to analyze a potential problem and offer tips, we must rely only on the question content to attempt a qualifying response. A question should state the exact system error(s) - spelled, spaced, and capitalized just as it is shown on the display. Helpful perhaps is the window title in the colored bar of the report and any information when provided by a "Details" section also.

2. Most error messages:

? usually list and describe standard default error messages - written within the program code and usually recognized by most "Gurus"

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Re: blue screen
by AussiePete / October 16, 2004 10:42 PM PDT
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What were you doing the last 6 times - was it the same program or action????
Basically your system has crashed and winXP does what is called a "memory dump" which is essentially what the computer was doing when this systems error occurred. The information contained in the "dump" is meaningless to the lay person.
Sounds like you have a hardware driver problem - either the wrong driver or incorrectly installed, or a corrupt driver file.
But basically u have told us nothing - not even what the exact error message was. There could be a thousand reason why this has happened.
Peter

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