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Blue screen appears randomlly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by UnderscoreX, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. UnderscoreX

    UnderscoreX Thread Starter

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    For no specific reason (I don't do anything out of the ordinary to trigger it) the blue screen appears saying it needs to shut down my computer to prevent harm etc.

    The error screen changes slightly each time, it always begins with
    Stop: 0x0000008e (0xC0000005, 0x8059C18D, 0xF89F5CAC, 0x00000000)

    The underlined is the error that keeps changing, but it always seems to end with CAC. Sometimes when it restarts a disk chack starts up for Drive D: but it never finds any probIems. I haven't added or installed anything different lately, so I have no idea why this all of a sudden decided to start happening. Any ideas?

    Running Windows XP Service Pack 2

    Edit - I just removed my external hard drive and it seems to last longer untill the blue screen appears, but it still comes. And still just as annoying.
     
  2. casper0191

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    Have you tried going into Safe mode?
     
  3. UnderscoreX

    UnderscoreX Thread Starter

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    I have and the same thing happened. There does some to be some things that trigger it actually, but it's entirely random. For example it was working fine until I pressed play on a movie file and it Blue screen'd. I tried opening my flash drive and it happened again. Does that mean it might be a problem with the memory or something like that ?
     
  4. casper0191

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    Well it could be but it might be with your programs that is causing it. Did you run any anti virus programs on your computer.
     
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