Blue Screen of Death HELP!!!!!!

By cooljjay
Mar 29, 2007
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  1. I just recently bought a used toshiba p25 laptop and it gets the blue screen of death. I have reinstalled winXP numerous times and restored the system and it still happens. I have gotten it twice since this last install but i usually get a window that says a prog has been shut down because of a serious error. can someone tell me whats causing it and what needs to be replaced to cure this problem????
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Check your memory, reset your bios and make sure your fans are operating and the air passages are clean
  3. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I have flashed the bios, and i have moved the memory to another slot, the fans look clean and i am going to reseat the cpu tomorrow. The memory is a cheap no name brand so I might switch it out. any other ideas?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Memory could be the issue. Can you attach your Minidump so that it can be read?
  5. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    went ahead and cleaned the heatsink and re seated the cpu, bought new simm installed it and so far just got an error saying that internet explorer has preformed an illegal operation and needs to be shut down
  6. joked u 2

    joked u 2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 191

    When you reloaded windows, did you format the HDD using quick or just the normal long? Does windows load? do you get to the desktop? Have you tried safe mode?
  7. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    nope i just formatted it the quick format way, i might try doing the long. After I have installed the new memory simm and cleaned the fans I haven't received the blue scree but just internet explorer error that happen twice. i am trying to defrag and scan.
  8. joked u 2

    joked u 2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 191

    try scaning you hard disk for errors, rt-click on the drive in my computer -> properties -> tools ->check now. try that
  9. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    just did that before I went to bed last night so lets see what greif i shall get today.
  10. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    well i have reinstalled windows again did a full slow format, cleaned the fans, installed new memory, installed all updates, flashed the bios, ran defrag and scan disk and i still get the screen so far no more errors but got one blue screen.
  11. joked u 2

    joked u 2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 191

    when it blue screens, press the pause button, write down the number and take it to microsoft technet and they will give you a detailed report of what the problem is and how to fix it.
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Attach minidump.
  13. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    heres a photo of the screen

    heres a photo of the death screen i receive, i will contact technet and see what they say

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  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    You have a pending hardware failure... This is most likely a hard drive fault
  15. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    cool, so i should try to replace the harddrive before I move to the motherboard?
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Yes,
    a hard drive is much less expensive than a laptop motherboard
  17. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    cool i will run to frys tomorrow and pick one up and let you know if it cured my case of BSOD.
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    That would be great cooljjay... Good luck with this
  19. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thanks i need it, i got this pc really cheap and thought that a new installation of windows would cure it but i forgot i was dealing with microsoft lol
  20. cooljjay

    cooljjay Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    well thanks all who answered it seems after all in was the harddrive. havent gotten any more errors or BSOD's since i installed a new hdd.
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