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Today I encountered something I had not seen in quite a long time.. a Blue Screen of Death.
Now, it may not seem like a big deal to you, and it definitely did not seem like it at the
time, as I just shrugged it off and resumed what I was originally doing, but it kept happening.
Within an hours' time, I would see once again the Blue Screen of Death, popping in my face.
After a few occurances, I decided it might be a good idea to try and reformat.
That I did. Apparently, that did not help AT ALL, considering it's STILL happening. In fact,
it's happened probably 4 times during the course of my attempting to write this very post.
Now, I am totally unsure as to what might be causing this problem. So I have come to you,
oh wonderful, helping, caring people of Doomworld forums. Can you aid an idiot in need?
The most common thing I see when a BSOD occurs is the following:
"*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (bunch of other hexidecimal numbers)".
However, on one single occurance, something strange happened. Rather than doing what it would
normally do and print information all over the screen, it instead only printed about 5 lines
to the screen.. one of them being something along the lines of "Unknown hard error".
I have tried a couple of things to see what might be causing this, with no clear answer in
sight. Firstly, I, as suggested, used MEMTEST to check for any problems with my RAM. Everything
appeared to be fine. I also tried running windows in Safe mode, only to have it BSOD in me again
As of right now, I'm thinking it might be the hard drive. Actually, I'm hoping it is the hard drive, rather than something more crucial, such as the mother board.
Here are my system specs:
CPU: 3.4Ghz Pentium 4
GPU: nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
RAM: 1024MB DDR2 RAM
HDD: 160GB Maxtor
OS: Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2)
And yes, I do realize this is probably the WRONG place to be asking for help, but whatever.