BlueScreen Error

Zoostorm / DON'T KNOW
August 26, 2009 at 05:20:02
Specs: Windows XP SP3 Pro
Hi, i was recently playing a game on my PC
when it crashed.
An error message appeared, and the whole of
the graphics on my desktop went dodgy, like
very very low quality.

I can't remember exactly what it said, but it
told me to reboot, so i did.

After rebooting, it gets to the Windows loading
page, then bluescreens and reboots again.

I have tried F8 and all of Safe mode, Recent
Settings and VGA mode, but unfortunately,
both are met with the Blue Screen and reboot
again.

Its too fast for me to read, shift & pause
doesn't work, and i cannot get into the
windows settings to turn auto-reboot on error
off.

Anyway, after realising that its being fussy, i
decided to just reformat it, as everything on it
can easily be re-downloaded

However, after the WinXP disc has finished
loading, it also Blue Screens, stating the PC
has restarted to prevent any further damage.


I have reformatted and that before, and its
always been simple, even on the same PC.
I have also not made any hardware changes to
the PC whatsoever.

And i cannot think of any recent downloads
that may of affected it, other than the game i
was playing which crashed.


Windows XP Pro SP3,
Intel Core2 Quad Processor,
4gb DDR2 RAM
Nvidea 9800GT Graphics card.

Thanks for any help!


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#1
August 26, 2009 at 05:31:03

In your bios is a setting to pause on error so you can read BSOD error. Since you stated that your reloaded windows and it is still happening that points to hardware. Easy thing to check first is remove all hardware not needed to boot. Printers scanners NIC ect. Boot. if error is still there Check RAM Remove all but 1 stick, boot swap RAM boot. Here is a link that explains BSOD errors
Trouble shooting BSOD
http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm

"Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep."
Theodore Roosevelt New York City, February 17, 1899


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#2
August 26, 2009 at 05:38:47
I've looked through Setup and cannot find the pause on error
option.
The only harware connected to my PC other than my monitor,
mouse and keyboard was my router, and removing that didn't
help.

Going to remove the RAM now and will get back to you shortly.

Thanks for the fast reply too :D


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#3
August 26, 2009 at 05:56:08
Removing RAM also didn't solve it.
Any more ideas?

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#4
August 26, 2009 at 06:14:18
The setting to pause on error so you can read BSOD error is accessed from within XP, not the bios. Since you cannot boot into XP, that's going to help. You could probably change the stting by booting to a live CD, but it sounds like you have a hardware problem. When you removed the RAM, did you hear any beeps ? Also, go back into the bios and check temperatures, particularly the cpu temperature.

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#5
August 26, 2009 at 06:21:04
No, there wasn't any bleeps when i removed the RAM, and i
cannot boot to the windows CD because as soon as it gets to
Windows Setting Up it also Bluescreens.

Temps:
CPU 48'C
System 44'C
System fan speed 2450 RPM
CPU Fan Speed 1991 RPM


Dont know if you need all the following, but i might aswell put
it down while im here;

Vccp - 1.29V
Vddr - 1.77V
+ 3.3V - 3.32V
+12V - 11.90V
+5V - 5.02V
Voltage Battery - 3.16V


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#6
August 26, 2009 at 06:37:15
did you swap ram? you have 4 GB if that is 4 sticks try one at a time If you can swap KB and mouse also. If you can create an UBCD4WIN cd http://www.ubcd4win.com/ that has some good tools to check hardware, make sure you add memtest plug-in. Good luck

"Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep."
Theodore Roosevelt New York City, February 17, 1899


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#7
August 26, 2009 at 06:50:36
Those temps are fine-but they might have been higher while you were playing games. In addition to the suggestions in response 6-I would try reseating the video card. If that doesn't help, remove the video card and try another one if you can, or onboard video if there is any. In my response 4, I meant " Since you cannot boot into XP, that's NOT going to help."

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#8
August 26, 2009 at 11:31:36
Also try disconnecting any optical drive(s).

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