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Machine_Check_Exception(Windows XP)[No minidump?]

By Joshle
Jun 26, 2012
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  1. So, as the title implies, I got a BSoD today that said "Machine_Check_Exception" now unfortunately...for whatever reason, there is no minidump to go along with it, the "minidump" folder is empty. So I don't know what to do about that.
    But, I would like to say that I have run a virus scan, a malewarebytes scan, and gmer.
    I have logs from both malewarebytes and gmer, if anyone would like to see them, though the malewarebytes run came up with no infected files, so I don't know if that is necessary.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is XP fully updated to Service Pack 3 and beyond? Is the computer clean and free of dust? How old is this computer?
     
  3. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure, how do I check? I believe so. And I dunno, maybe 3 or so years old.
    Nevermind, yes it is updated to service pack 3.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Run Windows Update manually until no more updates are found. Download and install the optional updates too
     
  5. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, so I did that but now...my enter key suddenly stopped working? It's making it really hard to type...
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  7. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Can you borrow one?
     
  9. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Possibly, at some point in time.
    Is there anything else I can do in the meantime?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may be infected with with malware
     
  11. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well last time I ran malewarebytes it came up with nothing, but I can run it again to be sure.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You need an antivirus program like Microsoft Security Essentials. Malwarebytes is not an antivirus program!
     
  13. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have avast. Also comes up empty. But you said maleware, not virus. So I assumed malewarebytes. My apologies.
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Get rid of avast
     

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