By A2ZPearl
Jun 21, 2008
  1. hi to all

    im using vista home basic, i got BSOD at booting, please can anyone help me what is causing this. minidump is attached.

    please help me
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your error is 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware issues. Because it cited win32k.sys which is a core Windows driver that is even further indication of a hardware problem.


    1. Run MemTest on your RAM for a minimum of 7 passes. Any errors and you have corrupted memory that must be replaced.

    2. Run a full harddrive diagnostics on your harddrive. Your harddrive manufacturer will have a free utility that you can download and run.

    * Your crash may be due to other issues but with only one minidump we don't have much else to go on.
  3. A2ZPearl

    A2ZPearl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is new laptop dell 1525 .i run both memtest and harddrive diagnosis tool no error found. im attaching additional dump files please help me out.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Errors 0x8E, 0x50, and 0xA. All are strong indications of hardware issues.

    How many passes did you run MemTest?

    Try the following: Go to Dell's website and update all your drivers for your particular model. It might be your wireless card/adapter.

    Once updated see if that brings stability.
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