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BSOD too fast to read

By guttersnipe
Oct 1, 2006
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  1. I have an older system that I gave to my mom and now a year later it's BSODing
    on her. It's an AMD XP2200 on an MSI KT3 Ultra2 MB running WinXP Pro, a Nividia 4200 video card and all with the latest updates. I'm not rulling out anything, but I would like to be able to read the BSOD message that blurts on the screen for about 1/4 of a second before it reboots and does it again. I've tried the "catch a character at a time - trick", but this one is just too fast! Does
    anyone know a way to trap that (BSOD) screen? I'm sure if I can read it, I can
    pretty close figure what's happening with this system.

    Thanks!
    guttersnipe
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Right click my computer and select properties then the advanced tab. Under startup and recovery, click settings and uncheck the box that says automatically restart. Click ok/apply/ok and reboot the computer. The next time the computer crashes you will see a BSOD that you can read.

    You might also want to take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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