|I got a bluescreen hours ago on my Toshiba Satellite U400 Laptop using Windows Vista. I can't exactly pinpoint the cause but this is what the bluescreen says|
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectably exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory operations such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x88253B18, 0x88253C64, 0x82C82430)
Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 100
I cant pinpoint the exact cause but here are some infos and problems with my laptop:
1. For the last 6 months I have problems with the Hibernate and Sleep options with Vista because most often laptop will not switch the light of the power button off and also some other lights dont turn off but screen is resting. I see it working correctly (lights are off) about 1% of the time I use hibernate/sleep mode.
2.I saw some ants crwaling out of my keyboard and i stupidly pat the back of my laptop upside down for about 4 minutes and i did that for 2 days (that would be 3 times all in all). I did so lightly cause I don't want to spray insect killer on my laptop. But after doing it everytime I oepn my computer it would operate correctly until a half day after my last patting. I was able to use the Linux OS (my laptop's on dual boot) and then when I logged on to Windows Vista, after having the hibernate problem again, when I rebooted the PC, the desktop showed for 2 minutes and then there went the bluescreen.
right now I am using Linux OS on my laptop.
could the problem be on Vista? I read that most dump crash is 99% hardware caused but I am able to log on to Linux OS.
Please help me. I'm new here in troubleshooting stuff and I will appreciate any help. Thanks.