Bsod Dump Stop

By bladerboy6000
May 25, 2008
  1. Hi Guys!

    I have recently had a BSOD on my windows XP professional desktop computer. (we use it for home)

    The BSOD said: Beginning dump of physical memory 1,2,3 and kept going up. WHile this was doing this, my bro turned the computer off. We turned it on and it loaded to the first screen (Advent) and then locked up.

    IS this screwed up completely/ what to do!



  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Most likely your brother turning off the computer had not additional negative effect. The hard drive has likely gone bad. Replacements are no longer very expensive, but in these times the cost is still significant at $40 to $60 to $80 to $100 depending on size.
    Hope you still have the original recovery Windows XP disk set.

    Save your hard drive. Most failures occur in the first 8 sectors of the drive magnetic media. You can usually, but not always, recover the data, email, and other stuff installing it as a slave or second drive in a USB enclosure. You can drag and drop data, or use recovery software to get most of it.
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