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Blue Screen of Death?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by foreverducky, Dec 17, 2009.

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    I was wondering what I am supposed to do now that I am receiving the blue screen of death on my desktop besides this: :hammer:

    I don't know why this is happening all of the sudden. I've never had this problem before.

    Any help?
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    make a note of the error code letter for letter....and google it, it will then tell you what the problem is :)
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    Google is your friend :thumbsup: If its not giving you enough time to write it down, take a photo of it- that way you won't get any of the letters wrong.

    First thing to try, unplug everything except for the power (duh), the keyboard and the mouse, and try to start up again.
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    Generally speaking a BSOD results from:

    1. A driver for some hardware (most common)
    2. Faulty hardware often memory
    3. malware

    So first question is, any changes recently? new devices plugged in? driver updates? (possibly auto updates from windows?)

    Memory added? worth checking and reseating memory

    and of course, hopefully youve got a great virus scanner already installed (not avg) but anything suspicious like pop up windows etc?

    sometimes looking in the windows event viewer will give you more info
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    Mac Mac Mac Mac. Mac Mac Mac Mac...
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    Don`t forget to ask for your commision payment from Keith and catrancher Tink. :lol:
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    :yeahthat:

    wait... just noticed we've got Skywatcher up there too!

    Tom :)macwave:... right then... follow me!)
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    Well after seeing my iMac my Dad and now my brother in law both want one so I want a cut as well now :macwave:
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    Hmm... figured that was gonna happen. :taunt:

    Tom :)macwave:... I love a parade!)
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    It has that effect on everyone :yes:
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    does this answer billies ? about the BSoD tho :wink: :lol:
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    I think it does really :D

    its an expensive solution but it is a solution ;)
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    :lol: too right its an expensive fix :lol:
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    It IS the final solution though. :yes: :D :D

    And truly, it's not expensive if you step back and look at the overall picture. We've had our iMac (the upside down bowl style :D ) SIX years now (with one addition of memory and two system upgrades).

    Herself's Mom is on her THIRD PC in that same time frame. THREE!!! :eek: Dropped smack blue screen of death dying done gone. Could not be resucitated. Nada. Niete. No good. Far male...

    Gimme a mac anyday. Quality will out. :yes:
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    There seems to a recurring theme on these boards... ;)
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    Nahhhhh, ya' think? :D :D :D
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    We need more sly tactics..... Subliminal messaging! :macwave:

    I was just talking to my granny smith about the Blue screen of death the other day... :whistle:

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