Win32K.sys File Failure

By Zerohero2
Nov 3, 2005
  1. How do you fix a win32K.sys file from giving you a blue screen after three hours of using the computer. I recently installed a Western Digital 30GB 7200RPM Hard drive and a 256 stick of PC2100 Kingston memory ( I previously had 512MB stick of PNY Optima 400Mhz DDRam all by itself) and I just can't get the dang thing stablized. I'm Running on Windows XP Home Edition SP2. Please help.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    win32k.sys error can be caused by a lot of different things.

    Does your system become stable if you take out the new stick of ram?

    See HERE for instructions for testing your ram.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Zerohero2

    Zerohero2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll have to try that out. but do you suppose it is my hard drive or Ram?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lets test your ram first.

    I would be inclined to think it`s probably a ram problem.

    If that checks out ok, then attach 5 or 6 minidumps here.

    You can find instructions for this in the thread that I linked.

    Regards Howard :) :)
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