Have you had a BSOD?

By cagalindo
Dec 27, 2006
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  1. Have you ever had the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH or the BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH?

    i never have :) :p

  2. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I had one after I installed outdated drivers that came with a EVGA graphics card, but that the only I can remember.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    None on Xp, but some on my previous computer (they ran on ME, or 98/SE).
  4. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Yeah I get one now and then running xp media center but never got one on some of my systems others werent so lucky...
  5. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Fortunately, aside from beta versions, windows 200 and XP are much more stable than previous windows versions. A BSOD is almost always hardware/configuration related.
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I never get them ;)
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Got a couple when I had the BIOS configured incorrectly for my RAM.

    I get the black screen of death on my Powerbook about once a month, and lockups regularly, got to send it back to Apple sometime, good thing I bought AppleCare.

    Back when XP first came out I had a GeForce 2MX card and it would continually BSOD with an infinite loop error. Curiously all the Whistler betas I ran never expierenced those. It took quite a while before MS and nVidia got on the right page and the BSODs stopped.
  8. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    It's extremely rare that I get BSODs and most of the time when I get them they are because of my overzealous overclocking attempts. :D
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I got a BSOD on wednesday and apparently according to the minidump, the culprit is either faulty ram or mobo. However, it hasn`t happened since, so I`m not too worried at the moment.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    When I get them then I raise voltages or lower the memory divider.
  11. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Oh really?!
  12. bobstolemycooki

    bobstolemycooki TS Rookie

    I got one when... I don't remember exactly when but I either plugged in or unplugged the power from an internal CD drive while doing something on the computer.
    Windows also had troble booting after that...
  13. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Only a couple hundred on a win98 machine(really a peice of ****)


  14. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Is the BSOD that funny look your spouse has on their face when they discover you have purchased a new motherboard, or is it when you buy a new 700 GB hard drive? I suppose the purchase of a new version of Photoshop could do it as well?

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