Windows Error - BSOD

By davjos
Feb 8, 2008
  1. Hi, everyone & anyone -

    Could someone be kind enough to translate what the attached minidump file is trying to tell me?

    Thanks in advance,

    Attached Files:

  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I do not do minidumps. But if you find the Error in the event Viewer that corresponds with the BSOD, I'll try to help:

    Follow this path:
    Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> Click on System & Apps, one at a time on the left> look for Errors on the right> right click error> Properties> note description of error, Event# and Source.

    There is a "copy" button below the up/down arrows. Click that, then go to any place that allows you to type (ie. notepad, wordpad, this board) and you can paste (use CTRL-V) the entire event details there. It makes for easy reporting of the event.

    If you want to paste the Event here, you do not need to include the lines of code that follow the Description- but paste all else. You will be looking for Error that occurs at the time of the problem. Please ignore Warnings.

    Please follow the copy instruction.
  3. davjos

    davjos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 2/7/08
    Time: 10:17 P
    User: N/A
    Computer: ACER-81080EA37F
    Error code 10000050, parameter1 bad0b148, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 80563ae3, parameter4 00000000.
    Thanks for helping...
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Please tell me what you are doing when this happens.

    Are you getting random reboots?
    How much RAM do you have installed?
    Do you have a nVidia graphics card?
    Does this happen when you start up?

    Please do the Windows Memory Diagnostic:
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your error is an 0x50 citing ntoskrnl.exe as the issue but this is too general of a description to give any definitive answers. The more minidumps the better so if you have them then send them

    Here is a description of what this error means from


    Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

    Since this error can be caused by many things if you answer Bobbye's questions that should help narrow it down.
  6. davjos

    davjos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No random reboots... 512K RAM...nVidia Graphics Card - Is this the same as Graphics Controller? My control panel says Intel Extreme Graphics 2M ... it doesn't happen on startup, only rare occasions, about 6-8 months between incidents
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    When it does occur is it when you are playing games or utilizing online video or runningCD/DVDs?
  8. davjos

    davjos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Last time, I was working on an Excel workbook (with IE7 and MS Word docs open also).
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Since this only happens once every 6-8 months, you need to keep a record of exactly what you are doing at that time. Perhaps working on Excel, having Word open and the browser launched was too much for the system to handle.

    I can't get too worried about 'once every 6-8 months' because that likely means it's something very specific that you are doing at that time and not a flaw in the system itself.
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    What Bobbye said; if it increases in number of occurences then I would be concerned.
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