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Keep getting Blue screen error message

by engelasche / March 2, 2007 9:21 AM PST

It's happened to me three times over the past week and it is getting really annoying. I keep getting this random error message. I don't know why, because most of the time i'm just surfing the net. The error first blanks the screen and turn blue with the following message.

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

blah blah blah

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0X0000007F (0X00000008, 0X80042000, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory."

What's happening and how do i stop it?


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Can I ask?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 11:20 AM PST

"blah blah blah"

I've seen more than a few members write this rather than share details that could lead to a cure. Why are people doing that?


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i know
by engelasche / March 2, 2007 1:58 PM PST
In reply to: Can I ask?

i know i should write the whole thing but the "blah blah blah " was in place of instruction if it happened again on start up.

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by tomron / March 2, 2007 12:29 PM PST
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Possible hardware fault
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 7:44 PM PST

This 0x7F STOP ERROR can indicate a hardware fault.

The web site below lists all the major Stop Error codes, and yours, (7F) is listed on the left hand side;

You don't mention any details of your system, eg age, make, hardware details, other problems you've had recently, so diagnosing is difficult. But if that Stop Error does relate to a hardware fault, you will need expert help from a repairer, unless you know what you're doing.


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by Stevel024 / March 3, 2007 1:37 AM PST

It could possibly be a virus or a driver error

I just had the blue screen of death pop up on me 3 times today, found out that ZoneAlarm drivers became corrupt, so just went into safe mode and uninstalled it, computer works fine now, so it might not be a big deal. Try installing drivers for your computer again, and maybe uninstall and reinstall security softwares.

If it is a virus and you can't remove it with scanners, you might just have to format your computer.

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