I've been getting this error message irregularly (sometimes once every 3 weeks, sometimes 3 times a week!) for the past year. I've *finally* had enough and decided to post here after learning of these boards and the help they can provide. The Exact error message is: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000004, 0x805461F0, 0xB2000000, 0x00070F0F) I understand minidumps can be helpful, however, there seems to be a problem. My computer has crashed 6 times in the last month. 4 of these have been machine_Check_Exceptions with the exact same hexidecimal code shown above, and the other 2 were unrelated (I know what they were about). However, there are only 2 minidump files, the newest being on the 23rd of this month. However, as my machine crashed earlier today with a Machine_Check_Exception, it seems it is not making dump files when it happens. DOes anyone know what's going on?