I'm getting Blue Screens of Death everytime I use Firefox v40.0.3 and it ONLY occurs when I'm using Firefox.
Attempted Switch From DPC
Faulting Driver ==> HAL.DLL
Every BSoD has the same error data.
Windows XP SP3 all latest drivers and running stable eccept for this problem.
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33GH
4 GB memory
SATA 320GB WD drive
nVidia Quadro FX580 latest drivers
HP xw4600 Workstation
I've tried everything I can think of, like turning Hardware Acceleration on/off
Makes no difference what other programs I have running at the same time nor what I'm doing. It ONLY occurs while Firefox is running even if Firefox is loaded in the background but I'm not actively using it.
I tried using IE v8 (the last one MS offered for Win XP) extensively and it worked fine. No BSOD and this was for several hours. Started Firefox in "Safe Mode" still get BSoD. Ran virus scans with no hits.
I tried starting Firefox in "Safe Mode" but still get the BSoD. I started the computer in Safe Mode with Network access then started up Firefox. Still got the same BSoD!
I have a near identically setup of XP on a second primary partition that I can set active on/off hidden/not hidden. Firefox works fine on this second partition. It obviously has the same hardware and all drivers are the same too.
I have attached one dumpfile output listing by BlueScreenView. Every BSOD dumpfile is the same except for the date/time.
Dump File : Mini090715-01.dmp
Crash Time : 9/7/2015 1:53:46 AM
Bug Check String : ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC
Bug Check Code : 0x000000b8
Parameter 1 : 0x00000000
Parameter 2 : 0x00000000
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+291a
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+22f0e
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+6ec4b
Stack Address 2 : hal.dll+291a
Stack Address 3 : SYMTDI.SYS+1c1cc
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini090715-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 65,536
Dump File Time : 9/7/2015 1:54:30 AM
Edited by USER9999999999, 08 September 2015 - 03:35 AM.