Solved system crashes and blue screen appears

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May 22, 2012 at 10:52:31
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.059 GHz / 1014 MB
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Operating on XP system crashes and blue screen appears, reboot resolves the problem but nachine seems to be running very slowly when loading up or downloading.

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May 22, 2012 at 19:33:13
The code & error messsage on the blue screen are a clue to what the problem is. If you want help with that issue, we'll need to know what was on the blue screen.

Running very slowly can mean many things - system is infected, too much crap is running in the background, CPU is running too hot & throttling, system is simply bogged down because you don't regularly run a cleaner, etc.

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May 22, 2012 at 20:15:31
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Win XP is set by default to automatically Restart when it encounters an unrecoverable error.

To have XP possibly display an error message you can investigate instead of the computer rebooting:

1. Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
4. Under System failure, click on the small box beside Automatically restart to remove the checkmark.
5. Click OK, and then click OK.

If you then get an error message, look at all of it's details.

If a blue screen appears it will stay on the screen.

Copy down the things that are unique in the message and post them here.


STOP: 0Xx00000xx (we don't need the stuff in brackets beside that)


There may be a problem file named at the end of the text.

There may be a link to More info or similar - if so, click on it to see if it names a problem file.

There may be a mention of a MINIDUMP file having been made. That MINIDUMP file can be analyzed.

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May 23, 2012 at 03:18:42
Thanks for your help, have done as you suggested and will wait and see what messages I get when next it happens. Is it possible that my hard drive may be starting to fail?

Thanks again


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May 23, 2012 at 08:19:45
"Is it possible that my hard drive may be starting to fail?"

Blue screen messages can be caused by all sorts of software or hardware problems.
A hard drive that is starting to fail is only one of them, and if you did have that problem you would likely have more symptoms than you've described so far.

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