Blue Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by DAN, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. DAN

    DAN Guest

    Hi All

    os win xp pro.
    Is the blue screen of death generally a software or hardware fault.
    DAN, Feb 22, 2004
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    Unk Guest

    Most will reply with software.
    However, an example of hardware would bad memory.
    Unk, Feb 22, 2004
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    Sultan Guest

    DAN wrote in
    Yes to all. Could be anything from bad memory to heat issues to software.

    Sultan, Feb 22, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    DAN posted ...
    Yes .. either condition would / could / might cause a BSOD .. The following,
    which I've cut 'n pasted, may help a little .. ;)

    OK, you’ve asked for help, but to actually get any help you will need to
    provide a little more information as it’s my experience that very few people
    are ‘truly’ psychic. Think along the following lines. (Thanks Golem, good
    list, damn shame golem doesn’t use the newsgroups much nowadays...

    What help do you require?
    What Operating System and version are you using?

    Is there an error message or code ?
    What program causes this error?

    What is the EXACT wording of the error ?
    When does the error happen?
    What are you trying to do when this happens?
    What else is running in the background?
    What changes have you made to your system right before this started?
    Did you Add/Remove any Software?
    Did you Add/Remove any Hardware?
    Did you make any new Tweaks?
    Did you apply any new patch?
    Do you get other error messages?

    Get the picture ? There’s no need to answer all the questions everytime,
    they are just a ‘flavour’ of what can help others gain an insight into what’
    s causing your problem and can help them formulate a good answer. When you
    get an answer, you may get more than one, it’s still up to you to decide
    what to do about the problem you have, but generally answers posted to a
    multitude may be better than answers posted directly to you. There are
    people who’ll deliberately screw your system. Don’t necessarily go for the
    first answer, wait a bit, someone will point out if it’s wrong .. eventually
    ... maybe ..

    Have a look at these sites for further advice on posting and on Usenet.
    Paul - xxx, Feb 22, 2004
  5. I don't think I have had a BSOD in XP - I used to get a number on
    Geoff Pearson, Feb 22, 2004
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    Beowolf Guest

    It's *your* fault.
    Beowolf, Feb 22, 2004
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    Joe Seph Guest

    Joe Seph, Feb 22, 2004
  8. Blinky the Shark, Feb 22, 2004
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