What's causing the blue screen?

December 24, 2010 at 13:22:49
Specs: Windows Vista, Dual Core 2.13ghz/3gigs DDR2 ram
I recently logged onto my computer only to see an NIC Failure message pop up. Upon logging into windows in anything but safe mode I immediately get a blue screen and it restarts. Checking the error log in set up I see that's been nothing but NIC failures each time it tries to boot up, even though the NIC failure message no longer appears. Internet access on the PC is impossible at the moment and I've been forced to use a laptop.

Can this be the cause of all of the blue screens?

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December 24, 2010 at 15:07:09
Sometimes when an error occurs it causes a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) and the screen flashes by so quickly you rarely get to see the error message. By disabling the auto restart on system failure feature, you can read the error messages on the blue screen and pass that on to your helpers/support. To do this

1/ Click Start button.

2/ Select Control panel.

3/ In Control Panel select system

4/ In the System Window look on the Left hand side of the window and you will see a list of options. Click on the Advanced System Settings option.

5/ The User Account Control may pop up. If it does then enter the required information (if you are not the administrator) or, if you are the administrator, click the Continue button.

6/ In the Advanced Settings window look for the Startup and Recovery section and then Click the Settings button.

7/ In the Startup and recovery window look for the section marked System Failure and remove the tick mark from the Automatically Restart option. Now press OK button.

8/ Finally click the OK button on the System properties Window and then close the system window.

You may be able to do the above in safe mode.

Now when the BSOD happens it will stay on the screen allowing you to read the error information. Report back with this.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 24, 2010 at 20:46:12

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000018 (0x82B55BFC, 0XA101BBF8, 0x00000002, 0xA101BBF7)
*** Lbd.sys - Address 82B55BFC base at 82B54000, DateStamp 4bfb8017

Is what I suppose is the relevant information.

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December 25, 2010 at 06:20:35
It would appear that you need the fix described here:

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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