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Blue Screen Everytime I Power On

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#1 wadeb_21


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Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:53 AM

I am using a Dell Inspiron 8600 and everytime I power on I get this blue screen that says "A problem has been detected and the windows has beeen shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


I have tried using safe mode but am unable to it brings me right back to the blue screen. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions or a fix to the problem. I would really appreciate it, thanks.

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#2 Herk


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Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:11 AM

Never a good sign. Here is Microsoft's help. Scroll down to the part about damaged file system since you didn't just install XP. BTW - the error codes that you get with the blue screen are important in diagnosing this problem.

#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:43 AM

Just to elaborate on Herk's comments:

The 'Blue Screen of Death' (or BSOD) is refered to by Microsoft as a Stop Message. They can occur for many reasons. In order to diagnose it's cause we need as much info as you can give about the stop message. Please write it down and post it back here the next time it happens. In particular, it helps to have the somewhat cryptic series of numbers about half way down the blue screen that have this sort of format:

0x0000008E (Followed by four other sets of numbers in parenthesis.)

It is also helpful to know the answers to these questions:
  • What are you doing when this happens (are you on line, starting the computer, etc).
  • Does it always happen at the same time?
  • Is it always the same message, or is it a different set of numbers each time?
  • Have you added any hardware or software lately?
  • Are you experiencing any other buggy behavior from this computer (such as it runs slower than it used to, etc)?


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