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Blue Screen of death

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DolphinDolly, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. DolphinDolly

    DolphinDolly Thread Starter

    Oct 8, 2008
    My partners laptop gets the blue screen of death within 5 mins of starting up. The technical info is "A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

    Diagnostics: Start DST Short Test
    Error Code :1000-0146 "

    We are currenly running some diagnostic Symptom Tree tests - Windows Blue Screen. It's been running for over an hour and it's 70% complete.

    What advice can you give to get rid of the blue screen of death?
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    I'm not sure what the DST "short test" is -- but Google indicates it may be a hard drive diagnostic failure.

    How's your warranty support?

    What are the full results of the test ?

    And post the minidumps you have for this >>

    I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

    1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
    2 > navigate to c:\windows\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder. *this assumes 'c' is your boot drive, if it is not, subsitute accordingly
    3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
    4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.

    This might point us to a 3rd party driver causing the error, if one exists for it.
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