Blue Screened.. 3rd time this week.

By mossimoboy
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Hey everyone, I know its been a while, but I have a BIG problem on my hands.
    I run a CS:source dedicated server on my home pc, and recently, I've been getting a lot of blue screens. I have no idea whats causing them and no idea what they are about because it shutsdown my PC faster than I can read a few words. It might not even be the server because sometimes when I'm downloading things and listening to music with windows media player it will blue screen. (again, too fast to read it)

    I'm in a lot of stress because its happened about 3 times this week!
    Please help!

    System Specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    2 Gigs PC3200 OCZ Platinum RAM
    Chaintech S939 VNF4 Mobo
    Sapphire Radeon X1600xt
    Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
    7200RPM 80GB HDD
    CD/DVD combo drive
    With WinXP x64 (Maybe I got an early and buggy version of this?)

    I believe I have the latest drivers for all my hardware.

    I can provide extra information if needed

    THANKS!
  2. Maximus

    Maximus TechSpot Member Posts: 63

    I've been getting the same thing as you....in exactly the same programs, although my hardware is different. Do you get the " Blah blah has caused a problem and needs to close" at all? Might be a device fault......or something with your hardware.....any hardware conflicts? If anyone has an input it's appreciated as I'm having these symptoms too.
  3. rki

    rki Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    Upload your dumps here (3-4) should do.
  4. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Err.. Sorry I am unfamiliar with the term. I don't know how to post a "dump."

    And maximus, I have sometimes been receiving that in CS:Source when it freezes. I do get them occasionally in other programs.
  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Can someone help me post a dump...
  6. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    Go to C:\Windows\minidump and zip up as many of the most recent dump files (*.dmp) that will fit under the 100 KB file attachment limit. When you click post reply there's a second window titled Additional Options, in the middle is a Manage Attachments button, click that and in the window that opens select choose. Now browse to and select the zip file and click upload, when it's finished uploading close the window and and the zip file should be listed above the Manage Attachments button. You can now click submit reply.
  7. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Ehh... rki none of my minidumps will fit in this post. They are all over 100 KB.
  8. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Is there anything else I could do to help you analyze the problem?
  9. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie Newcomer, in training Posts: 278

    Zipping them up will greatly reduce the size. If all else fails you could always get winrar and multiple archive it..
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