Blue Screen of Death :(

By SantaCru
Dec 30, 2006
  1. My computer appeared bluescreen frequently when i play games, like Oblivion and Warcraft. This is what it gaves me

    BCCode : 9c BCP1 : 00000000 BCP2 : 8054D370 BCP3 : CC0000FF
    BCP4 : 20040189 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

    Anyone able to help?
    heres my minidump
    View attachment 12071
    View attachment 12072
  2. SantaCru

    SantaCru TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27


    Even after i reformat my com, the bluescreen still comes.
    I rem the blue screen has the words Machine_Check_Exception.
    I did a search on it, n found tat it occurs when my hardware overheat or i overclock it. I'm sure i did not overclock them, but i dun noe bout the overheating part.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    A strong reason for concern is the Machine Check Exception... which is a common indicator of a motherboard failure, or a motherboard install error, or a CPU install error. Can also, but rarely, be a memory failure, a video card problem, cooling fan or other component electronic failure.
    Not easy to trouble shoot. I would go back to a fundamental setup... Power supply, motherboard and CPU, one memory module, and a floppy drive. Boot to a MS-DOS or Windows 98SE startup boot disk, and run routines for as long as you can. If no problem, add a component, such as changing memory module, try again. Keep on going, adding one component at a time and retest, to see if you can force it to give you the error... This sometimes is a waste of time, but often helps you boil down the problem to something you can fix.
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    From limited info it's the cache memory of the CPU. Both the dumps are the same and list the following error.

    Same error fixed by replacing the CPU:

    NOTE: This is a hardware error. This error was reported by the CPU
    via Interrupt 18. This analysis will provide more information about
    the specific error. Please contact the manufacturer for additional
    information about this error and troubleshooting assistance.

    This error is documented in the following publication:
    - IA-32 Intel(r) Architecture Software Developer's Manual
    Volume 3: System Programming Guide

    MEMHIRERR - Memory Hierarchy Error {TT}CACHE{LL}_{RRRR}_ERR
    These errors match the format 0000 0001 RRRR TTLL

    Concatenated Error Code:

    This error code can be reported back to the manufacturer.
    They may be able to provide additional information based upon
    this error. All questions regarding STOP 0x9C should be
    directed to the hardware manufacturer.

    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9C_IA32_GenuineIntel
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