That 1000008e STOP Error code is the same as 0x8e.
Aumha explains that this is commonly caused by hardware problems, perhaps a driver. Have a look at;
Look for 8E in the left hand column and click. You will see an entry at the top for 0x0000008E and below that the one for 0x1000008E. They are both the same.
The entry for 0x8e is the one you are interested in.
You need to find out what is causing this so I would suggest looking at XP's EVENT VIEWER. Goto Start > Run, type in eventvwr.msc and click OK.
In the new window look in both Application and System logs, and look for failures. See what else is recorded. if it is a driver failure you are looking for something like xxxxx.sys, where xxxxx is the name of the driver file and .sys denotes a driver.
You say the laptop keeps crashing whilst you are AFK. What is the laptop doing when you are away from the keyboard?
for some reason my laptop keeps crashing when im afk so i havnt seen it but when i come back i find my laptop shutdown instead of on or on standby and when i boot it back up a window comes up saying The system has recovered from a serious error and asks me to send the error report to MS.when i click "To see what data this error report contains, click here" it says:
<div>BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : AA733949 BCP3 : A9EF58A0BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP _ 3_0 Product : 251_6