Constant Blue Screen of Death

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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013 - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM
 lewiswilkins03 - Jan 10, 2013 at 09:16 AM
Hello,
As a Windows hater I was intrigued as to what Windows 8 would be like. In short - I like it! Yes WiFi drivers and activation were both absolute nightmares (especially to someone who is used to Ubuntu where everything actually does 'just work') but my most recent problem is that it will constantly Blue Screen on my whenever I do anything. I have had six so far in that past two days and they are making me wish I hadn't paid the extra to get the boxed version, or even paid at all. What's worse is that the new BSoD is much less useful than the old one and only gives you a few seconds to write down the error. I am uploading the minidump files to MediaFire now so shall link them here when it is done (it's taking a while).

Thank you in advance.


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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,239
Nov 5, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Hello

Win 8 is unfamiliar to me, however, if you would just be quick enough to note down the error code, 10 caracters beginning with 0x, I may be able to pinpoint the problem.

What the make and model of your computer ? Do you still have Ubuntu on it or did you partition ?

Have you recently added software or hardware ?

Have you scanned for viruses ?

Regards
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Nov 11, 2012 at 08:37 AM
Just caught one, it said SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION but no code.
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lewiswilkins03
Jan 10, 2013 at 09:16 AM
keeps happening to me for no reason (it also says 'SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION'
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,239
Nov 11, 2012 at 03:33 PM
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Nov 13, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Ok, I'm not sure how this worked but I appear to have solved my problem. Here's what I did:

I looked at the article you linked me to in a state of 'I can't really be bothered' so I didn't follow the instructions, but the last one caught my eye. It mentioned switching BACK to normal startup. Mine was set to selective by default so I changed it to normal, restarted and now everything works fine. My guess is that selective startup was either not loading something that it needed to or was loading something that wasn't working quite right.

Thanks for your help, wouldn't have stumbled across this solution without it.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,239
Nov 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Dear Blobman

You are most welcome ! Thanks for your feedback. Not many bother.
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