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critical operation failed

by unloco96 / February 10, 2008 5:12 AM PST

After hours of leaving my computer on and running my cp (dell d600XP sp2) it crashes, a blue screen will appear and it basically says that windows has shutdown to prevent further damage, a fatal operation that is crucial to windows has unexpectadly shutdown, been deleted or is missing. if this is the first time you've seen........ i run several anti virus, rootkit anti spyware programs and all detect nothing other than tracking cookies. This has happened several times to me. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Typical of an overheating computer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 5:18 AM PST

Try this simple test. Remove the case cover. Better, same?

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so many possibilities
by jconner / February 10, 2008 5:24 AM PST

copy down the exact error message and google it. However since it runs for hours (presumably doing nothing?), then it may be heat / component related. See if its time to blow out the dust (carefully). Also you can try blowing air at it from the front using a box fan and see if it runs longer without failing. If yes then probably time to have it looked at. You can find much more specific tests to try by searching the forum with the message and how to diagnose both hardware and software failures.

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microsoft error report
by unloco96 / February 10, 2008 11:55 AM PST
In reply to: so many possibilities

also this is laptop if it makes a difference...
It crashed twice today but interestingly I did not see a blue screen, the computer restarted itself both times today.

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Link to laptop cleaning.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 12:01 PM PST
In reply to: microsoft error report
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a cleaning i will go
by unloco96 / February 10, 2008 12:22 PM PST

I have only owned it for about 6 months or so but i will give it a good cleaning..

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