Bluescreen in WinXP

By PHATMAN5050
Feb 28, 2002
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  1. I have a conflict which i'm sure will make even the brightest scratch their heads. Whenever i install ANY kind of program in WinXP the next time i turn my computer on after like 3 or 4 hours or so i will be greeted to the desktop with a dark blue or purple colored screen with white writing on it. Usually i can check what the writing is telling me before it automatically shuts my computer off, but the writing is now in a different language. Cabrone and i think its maybe dutch or german but it definately isn't english. Its a very annoying problem as i install a program one out of every third time i turn on my computer. What am i to do? :confused: :confused:
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,409   +281

    The event viewer in computer management in admin tools in control panel :) will record system errors. Give that a look, maybe post what it says.
  3. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 645

    There are two with special icons. One that has a yellow ! inside of a triangle which says 'The driver disabled the write cache on device \Device\Harddisk0\dr0.' and the other is a X inside of a red circle which says 'The Fileprot service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.'
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Post the writing here, this is an internatinal forum, there has to be someone who can translate it. I speak fluently four languages + some less fluently.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    WHERE DO YOU KEEP GETTING THESE PURPLE SCREENS FROM!!!??

    Where, Phatman.. Where? LoL. I remember you telling me you got a purple screen while installing XP itself. Perhaps this problem goes deeper than just installing software. It could be a memory disk, or thermal problem.

    Personally, the only time XP crashes with a blue screen is if I jerk the hard disk out while it is on. :blush:

    Sure there weren't any big red X's in the error log? You may want to look further down. They have the time stamped on them, so if you remember when you last purple/blue screen was, you may be able to find it easier. Anything that halts the system with a blue screen will automatically get a red icon next to.. The yellow ones are just cautions.
  6. ToRN

    ToRN Newcomer, in training Posts: 189

    Re: WHERE DO YOU KEEP GETTING THESE PURPLE SCREENS FROM!!!??

    And you would want to do that why?
  7. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 645

    I would post what it says, but for those of you who get these messages, it automatically shuts down your computer 5 seconds later.
  8. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 645

    Re: WHERE DO YOU KEEP GETTING THESE PURPLE SCREENS FROM!!!??

  9. Mac_Bug

    Mac_Bug Newcomer, in training Posts: 62

    Have you tried to maybe reinstall XP, since it sounds like a fubar situation?

    Btw now that @home is byebye your spec link dont work :)
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