Solved PCI.SYS BSOD shows up On Shutting down XP

December 24, 2013 at 17:47:52
Specs: Windows XP
i cant turn it off from my comp.screen i have to turn it off on tower cause a blue screen pops up saying something bout pci.sys why is this happening & how to fix it

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December 25, 2013 at 14:52:22
Fortunately I've not had this one... but a trawl (google) using

pci.sys error during shutdown windows XP

does bring up a host of hits - all generally around XP; but also with some windows 7 systems too...

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-x...

is typical of an XP...

My feeling is either a damaged/corrupt driver. (Did you do any recent updates at all - be it from M$-land or wherever)?

Or - and this is very remote... - possibly a RAM stick starting to show its age...; or least a need for a clean of its contacts... Failing RAM, or RAM with slightly oxidised contacts can often produce all manner of "errors" and BSOD on startup - and shut down... As I say it is a long shot.. But then so were the moon and Mars once...

A dump etc. as per JohnW is a useful thing to apply; and all the more so as he does seem to be more across those annoying BSOD etc. than many here (myself not the least these days...).



#1
December 25, 2013 at 00:17:41
Is this something that has suddenly started happening 'out of the blue', or is it after a fresh installation of Windows or some other change? Reason for asking is that the last time I encountered a similar problem it was after a reinstallation of XP.

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December 25, 2013 at 12:48:33
Copy & Paste the dump (.dmp ) file onto your desktop & then upload it using Image Uploader. I upload to Imgur.com for images & load.to for files. Neither need an account. Post the link please.
Minidump file is located in C:\Windows\Minidump
How to see hidden files in Windows
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Image Uploader
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How to use for files.
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#3
December 25, 2013 at 13:01:33
it happened out of the blue n i cant figure out why

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December 25, 2013 at 14:52:22
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Fortunately I've not had this one... but a trawl (google) using

pci.sys error during shutdown windows XP

does bring up a host of hits - all generally around XP; but also with some windows 7 systems too...

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-x...

is typical of an XP...

My feeling is either a damaged/corrupt driver. (Did you do any recent updates at all - be it from M$-land or wherever)?

Or - and this is very remote... - possibly a RAM stick starting to show its age...; or least a need for a clean of its contacts... Failing RAM, or RAM with slightly oxidised contacts can often produce all manner of "errors" and BSOD on startup - and shut down... As I say it is a long shot.. But then so were the moon and Mars once...

A dump etc. as per JohnW is a useful thing to apply; and all the more so as he does seem to be more across those annoying BSOD etc. than many here (myself not the least these days...).


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#5
December 25, 2013 at 16:03:40
i will check my ram and the contacts thank u & i will do dump.etc.

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