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bluescreen of death at start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by computerwiz5, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    I turned my computer on today and its goes through the xp splash screen but then displays a blue screen then reboots automatically. I dont have enough time to read it but i saw something about a dump (memory dump?)

    Is there a log i can look at?

    What should i do, i think its hardware. I did a virus scan, and spyware, nothing works. Right now im in safemode.

    Need help please,

    Danny
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Sounds like a memory dump....

    Memory Dump Files
    When a Stop error occurs, Windows XP Professional writes information to the paging file (Pagefile.sys) on the systemdrive root by default. When you restart the computer in normal or safe mode after a Stop error occurs, Windows XP Professional uses paging file information to create a memory dump file in the systemroot folder. Analyzing the dump file can help provide more information about the root cause of a problem and enables offline analysis by using tools run on another computer. You can configure your system to generate one of three different types of dump files.

    More about it:
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_mncs.asp
     
  3. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    thanks a lot, how do i fix it though, i dont know anything about this and the article is confussing me
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Basically it means that something in the computer has failed. The blue screen with the error message, the memory dump, records the information that may help identify why your computer has stopped unexpectedly.

    You have to be able to read the dump file to know where the problem is occurring...

    How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=315263

    Have you recently installed anything new in the computer?
     
  5. computerwiz5

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    i did a system restore and everythign is ok
     
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