I noticed after reading thru some of the posts that you people are very helpful here. Like Ibby.
I have been facing this problem for last few months on my IBM T60 Laptop running XP Pro OS. I get a blue screen and then the computer hangs ... showing some NMI parity check. It would boot up only when we press the power off button and then press on again - but in whole booting it wud go directly into the same blue screen. The only way possible to get my data was to boot uo in safe mode... where it seemed to work ok. I went back to IBM .. they cudnt do anything .. they said they changed the motherboard, updated the BIOS, and formatted my HDD....this is like in April. Then the notebook seemed to work fine for a few days.
Yet again the blue screen started in May first week ... however this time it was a lesser problem though still a problem. While working suddenly ... after a few minutes of work but still randimly, the screen wud turn blue and now showed Memory Dump and then then ut wud reboot on its own... this used to happen anywhere from 5 minutes repetion to 1.5 hours... I tried changing the single sodimm of 1 GB into a single SODIMM of btranded same specs memory of 2 GB thinking that something may be wrong with the memory, and the problem worsened. Now it felt like it wasgoing into some kind of a loop... the rebooting was happening within every 2 minutes. I changed back to the original 1GB SODIMM, and got back to the same status as described above. The problem happens suddenly .. and I have not been able to find any corelation to any particular software or internet or wireless commectivity with this error. Usually I am just using ... WORD, EXCEL , MS OUTLOOK, MSN MESSANGER , ADOBE ... nothing niche actually
Spoke to IBM techincal guys .. they said software problem. I spoke to Microsoft ... and gave them the error code... that used to come everytime the PC wud reboot.. saying something lilke ...
MESSAGE AFTER REBOOT
1. POP UP SCREEN / WINDOW SAYS FOLLOWING
THE SYSTEM HAS RECOVERED FROM A SERIOUS ERROR. A LOG OF THIS ERROR HAS BEEN CREATED.
PLEASE TELL MICROSOFT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM
THERE IS AN ERROR SIGNATURE WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS
This was a month ago. Microsoft said this is hardware problem due to overheating of the machine perhaps. Anyways rather than going to the Ibm guys as they suggest the easiest is to reformat which still didnt serve the purpose since the last time ... so I tried doing some more investigation or else buy a new laptop.
Someone told me to download CCLEANER and try fising the registry and also clean away most unwanted problems.
Well indeed it did fix up a lot of registry issues... so it seemed. And for a 2 weeks the machine was perfect !! I thot I had saved myself.. But again for last few days .. the same rebooting started... and has happened 3-4 times in 2 weeks... the error is the same MEMORY DUMP and the error report contents are as follows -( the file names or memory dump names have changed )-
The latest error message now shows the following error message when it is sending the error code to Mictrodoft if I check the details as -
Ok After pulling my hair out and messing around with options and settings for 18hrs total I have figuired it out when rebooted press f2 when in setup scroll down to onboard devices click enter then down to flash cache modual should say enabled turn that off then scroll up to sata operation and choose ata then exit and save and try to reboot this worked for me. at worst case scinerio you can always put it back good luck and I hope this works for you
Ok, my suggestion for the original poster is that if the issue is still not resolved, and you want to know for sure whether it is software or hardware related, reinstall Windows XP. I'm certain that this is a more time effective way compared to 3 months of trouble shooting on a forum with hundres of people suggesting to use software's such as registry fixes which will only worsen problem in most cases.
If the issue persists after re-install, take out all hardware devices disconnect DVD player, CD writer, sound, LAN, additional hard drives, everything that can be disconnected) (Except for 1 memory module, the CPU & graphics card if not onboard)
See how the system runs.
If the same problem occurs the issue is not with any of the devices which you took out, report back to the forum and you can start diagnosing the remaining components (ie try another graphics card/memory module/cpu/hdd if possible).
If the issue was resolved than it was software related and the issue is resolved.
Another option if you wish to go for Microsofts suspected heat issue is purchase another PC tower with good cooling fans/sinks.
As for the last person to post the 0x00190203, 0x839D72A8, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000 error message.
This is a problem with either the hard drive (Bad clusters perhaps) or corrupted files on the hard drive.
Hi, I have a problem with my dell laptop running vista. Basically whenever I start it up windows asks me if I want to start it running normally or repair mode. Whenever I select either of these options I allways end up getting a blue screen with the error message
Okay I had a similar problem to this, where a USB stick would cause an immediate BSOD. USB Mouse and printer worked fine. I had Ubuntu on another partition and whenever I plugged in the same USB stick in the same computer, it worked. So I figured it had to do with the drivers, so I uninstalled Windows Service Pack 3 and installed Service Pack 3 again. Now it works fine, a great relief.
I was wondering if you could give me great assistance on fixing my Dell windows XP laptop. I haven't got professional help yet because I am hoping its not that serious; none of my friends or family members who know a good deal about computers can find the solution to my problem. The problem starts midway as the windows xp loads before the welcome screen. the blue screen comes up even before I even start any programs; its unlike the usual case where the computer suddenly reboots itself during usage. so the blue screen comes up and this is exactly what it says on the screen-
Disable or uninstall any antivirus, disk fragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
my dad thinks theres been a corruption in the hard drive for not properly turning the computer off, so I went to reboot the system but it doesn't work, the safe mode doesn't work, nothing worked so I tried the diagnostic test for any errors on the system and there was a few and if I can recall it was related to the hardrive. I ran the test for the windows blue screen on the symptoms tree. So after about 3 hours of the test it showed aout 6 errors. and I don't know how to fix them.
I'm not sure if I gave you enough information but if you have a question plz feel free to email me. And with all due respect plz try to come up with a solution that you might think would work as soon as possible!!
hi! is this problem resolved? if it is please post here what you've done to resolve the memory dump/hardware failure/computer reboot problem. Because I experienced the same thing just yesterday and I'm in panic because I might not able to use my laptop properly. I've been programming in Netbeans when I notice memory dump and when I played songs in Windows Media Player, the blue screen appeared and said bla bla bla what I did was to remove the battery of the laptop and turn it on again. I brought it to school and my friend helped me. What we did was to restore the system to its last known good state.
You can find system restore in Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
And the system has been good so far, I dont know when will it reboot again and I'm thinking of reformatting it.
it seems that this happends wenever I play warcraft 3
Once in a while I play the game then my computer screen freeze but the sound is still on!
i w8ted for 10 mins or so hoping it'll unfreeze. yet it still stays the same.
i then press any key and my computer restarts by it self.
once I get to my desktop, an error window pops out and shows two files that said to have an error:
The blue screen is a very complex thing. It comes with an assortment of different symptoms depending on why you have a blue screen. A lot of times you will get a blue screen from a virus. When you do, you are able to go into safe mode and save your important data. But if you get it due to a problem with windows (or even occasionally a virus damages windows), it wont start up at all. I go to an all computer school and recently the school system was infected with a blue screen virus. Unfortunately, it was the type that doesnt let you boot windows at all. There are two choices for this: 1. Re-image your computer or 2. get a program into your flashdrive that boots up your computer. Option two was referred to me by a friend and he did not tell me what program it was, so sorry :(. well, if you would like more information, this might be helpful: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750081.aspx
Before doing the re-install of Windows i'd suggest using a data recovery program like Selkie Rescue Data Recovery (www.SelkieRescue.com) it allows you to by-pass Windows and grab all your data and you can put it on another computer using a crossover cable or network(super easy) THEN go ahead and do the re-install without losing your data. When you're finished, just migrate your files back to your computer (it keeps it all in the same order--love it!)
Check Processor socket for dust.
Check memory slot for dust
Check Memory with MEMTEST_86.
UPDATE ALL drivers no mather what drivers there are.
Try registry cleaner and some other soft for bad clusters on HD.
Check all conection and cables inside PC
Check PSU FOR DUST
I have Thinkpad T61 with Windows XP Professional. This problem started after the installation of SP3. I had been using my computer for one year without any problems with SP2. I'm affraid I have to reinstall it once again and disable automatic updates so it will not install SP3.
I'm also running Fedora 10 on the same notebook a it works fine, so I'm pretty sure it's not any harware issue...
ccleaner always finds "problems" half of them are not problems (If not more) they are empty MRU's left behind after opening & closing programs. If you delete, use PC, reboot and run ccleaner again you will find some are back again.
generally I would tell people to refrain from using registry programs. They can cause for more harm than good at times. (reg cleaners don't discriminate in what they see as "rubbish")
However. I use a Thinkpad T61 at work running XP with SP3 no problems.
Seeing as MS always uses overheating as an excuses when in doubt (They could have requested you to send the dump files for analyzes or advised to download the dump file reader from their side if you know how to read them) I would say the overheating is unlikely (Unless you genuinely can feel a hot part on the laptop around the fan outlets (warm is normal, hot is not) or if parts of the laptops feel hot.
As ccleaner did help a bit I would agree the problem is software.
Again run a checkdisk (Go to my computer, right click C:\ drive, properties, tools, check disk, tick both boxes, click yes when prompted that drive is in use need to reboot message, and reboot)
This will truly fix the default MS registry properly and scan for errors.
If that fails either run a repair on windows, or install from scratch. (Trust me, reinstalling the operating system saves sooo much time! Takes perhaps half a day including application reinstall & update, but would def fix any software issues haha. If you don't want to concider it unless you got a good reason for it :)
Setting preferences is waaaay less time consuming that dealing with a problem for days and days :).
I forgot to add in the above post that she said the problem started after updating to sp3 for windows xp home, so I told her to uninstall the last update(sp3) and she did, and still having this problem. LOL, I told her to just reinstall windows, but she doesn't want to lose her data.