Random cashes...(minidumps inside)

By cRaZi_RiCaN
Nov 18, 2005
  1. My computers ben crashing again but i nvr get to see the error. When i reboot it says windows has just recovered by a serios error caused by a device driver. Well here are the minidumps any help apreciated.
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    All of your minidumps are caused by ZonaAlarm. Your version of ZA has a loy of confimed case that crash Windows. The crash is caused by ZA is conflicit with some softeware such as eMule and etc. De-install ZoneAlarm or upgrade ZA may resolve the problem.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All your minidumps are crashing at vsdatant.sys. This is your Zonealarm firewall.

    This is a known issue on some systems/configurations.

    Download the free Sygate firewall from HERE

    Now disconnect from the internet, and uninstall Zonealarm.

    Reboot your computer, and install the Sygate programme, reboot your computer again.

    Reconnect to the internet.

    If you would like to be able to read the BSOD`s. Right click my computer, and select properties, then the advanced tab.

    Under startup and recovery click on settings, and untick the box that says automatically restart.

    Click apply/ok, and reboot your computer.

    The next time you get a BSOD instead of your computer restarting, you should be able to read the information on the screen.

    P.s Sorry cpc2004. Our posts have obviously crossed.

    Regards Howard :) :)
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