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#1 HAJiME

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:15 PM

I got a pc for my birthday last summer. It's from Dell.

And it worked a treat for a few months.

Then it started to hum loudly on occasion and i got the blue screen of death at the climax of the humming... (aparently at this point i should tell you that the BSOD stayed on, which is aparently unusual? The comp didn't turn itself off.) It happened more and more until the computer wouldn't boot up without the BSOD coming on. I didn't take note of the exact message.

So i contacted Dell support... who told me it was the hard drive and they'd send me a new one.

The comp no longer hums with the new hard drive, but i've had the BSOD twice since. I took a photo both times, keen to establish what precisely was causing the problem so when i contact Dell again i have some knowledge behind me.

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I'm not doing anything specific when this occurs. It happens at random. Again, it doesn't turn itself off when this happens. It will remain on for as long as i leave it.

Any info?

Thanx,

Joey.

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Edited by jgweed, 06 January 2007 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:09 PM

While this could be caused by many things, the first step I would take is to be sure I have installed the latest drivers for your video card. Find out what video card you have and check the manufacturer's site for the drivers for your version of Windows.
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 05:01 PM

I agree with jgweed (as usual) on this one as a 0x8E error often means a problem with a driver.

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#4 HAJiME

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 05:34 PM

Heh, unfortunetly i do not have a cowfish. I stole mine off google. :thumbsup:

Thanx for the help, i'll check that out.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:46 AM

Okay, i've downloaded the driver. I went to the ATI site and found the driver(s) for my Radeon X300.

When it installed, would it have just overwritten the driver that may or may not have already been on there?

And if i get the BSOD again, what should i do? It hasn't happened for a good couple of weeks since the last time.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:10 AM

In most cases simply installing the new driver will fix things. Sometimes, if it doesn't work, uninstalling the driver, then rebooting and reinstalling the driver will cure it.

Otherwise, it's just a matter of waiting for the next BSOD. While you're waiting, here's some stuff that will help you to locate further information on these errors:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry409491
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:36 AM

Thank you for your help. :thumbsup:




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