Computer Screen of death

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spiers

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Hi,
My computer has just started to show the blue screen of death.
It was working fine, then all of a sudden it makes the power off noise and the computer dies.
At first i thought it was a power problem, but since the screen is displaying a message im not sure now.
I booted up twice after it happened and now the screen appears about 2 minutes after each boot.
I can get into Windows, it just comes up after then.

I get the message
STOP: 0x0000008E (0X80000004, 0X804D4D02, OXF3F278C0, OXOOOOOOOO)

I think this is a driver, but im not sure what it relates to, any ideas on what it might relate to, if its a driver.

If its not a driver, what do you think the problem is?
Thanks.
 

spiers

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Not added any new hardware recently.
Had the computer in "DOS" mode for 10 minutes and nothing happened.
First i went into the BIOS to check settings and then press an arrow key on the select operating system screen, so it just waited for a reponse from me, stopping the countdown.
I think it only happens once in Windows.

That link looks very complicated, anything easier to digest?
Maybe get another stick of RAM?
 
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Another stick? That's your call....

If you're only running on one now, it could, maybe, possibly fix your problem but wouldn't you be better off testing the one you have? That'll at least get the probability of the ram being the problem - out of the way...

Keep us posted.
 

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It seems to be working fine now.
Not sure what the problem was, will post back if it happens again.
 
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spiers said:
It seems to be working fine now.
Not sure what the problem was, will post back if it happens again.
make sure your pc is clean inside, google articles on cleaning your pc, overheating can cause all sorts of intermitent problems, until it gets bad enough to fry something. basically unplug pc open pc case, use canned air holding can up right and blow out all the dust, especially the heat sink fins, all the fans, etc., dont blow fan blades and make them spin, hold the fins still with a straw or pencil while blowing dust off blades. if you can get up to windows down load speedfan from the internet and run to get cpu temps.
 
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