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Shockwave Flash causing instability?

Twice in the past two days, my computer has choked while playing youtube videos [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jul 16, 2014 - 14 answers

BSOD, Mac edition

My Macbook Pro will sometimes refuse to come out of sleep and show a blue screen instead. How can I keep it from doing this? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Jul 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Blue screen of death problem

How can I fix my blue screen of death problem (XP)? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jun 1, 2012 - 7 answers

uTorrent is teh suck

What is the best torrent client that isn't utorrent? [more inside]
posted by Bonzai on Mar 2, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I replace both drives in a RAID 1 configuration?

How do I replace both drives in a RAID 1 configuration? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Feb 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Weird BSOD on Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop

Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Dec 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Recurring computer crashes

Weird recurring computer problems - gradual data corruption? Seems like we've tried everything... [more inside]
posted by splice on Oct 6, 2010 - 19 answers

Surprise! My computer doesn't work!

I accidentally pulled on the video card on my computer, and now it will only boot in safe mode. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Oct 4, 2010 - 10 answers

It's busted, no waittaminnit, it's not!

What happened to my PC and why did it stop? Alienware Area 51 ALX, twin Nvidia 880 cards, Win7 32 bit. On Friday, I got a BSOD and then the system immediately re-booted. On boot, instead of the normal POST hardware enumeration screen, I got what appeared to be random characters and then Win7 went to start-up repair mode. Several cycles of this did no good. Backup was out of date (yes, I know, stupid of me,) so managed to get to a command prompt from the Win7 install DVD and run XCOPY to copy my entire user file to external HD. Took 3 days, I guess running under CMD wouldn't allow USB Speeds. Today, the file copy finally finishing last night, I started the machine intending to run Memtest 86 from CD, it started right up. [more inside]
posted by Expat on Apr 27, 2010 - 9 answers

What is causing my new PC build to BSOD?

I build my own PC for the first time, and everything started out alright, computer booted, Windows 7 installed no problems. But ever since then I get about 2-5 minutes of playing around with my computer before it BSODs... [more inside]
posted by Endure You Are Not Alone on Jan 25, 2010 - 24 answers

USB Crashes Windows 7?

Windows 7 x64 desktop gives me a BSOD (blue screen) whenever I insert my USB thumb drive/memory stick. Thumbdrive works fine on all other computers. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Ahh, Vista... how I won't miss you.

Questions about hard drives, enclosures, and other ways to survive a blue screen of death. [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 21, 2009 - 7 answers

What's causing my new computer to crash?

My new computer freezes or reboots when I'm pushing it (e.g. encoding video). Can you help me figure out which part is bad before I start having to ship things back to newegg and pay restocking fees? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Sep 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Computer BSODing at random

Windows Vista 64. Computer started bluescreening at random a few days ago, with increasing frequency - it's up to several per day now. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Sep 2, 2009 - 13 answers

No video input detected on bootup.

Computer froze completely during a game, all subsequent downloads of various installer files were corrupt. BSODs galore. Now, when I turn on my computer, no video input is detected whatsoever. Next step? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Jul 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Please help me decide where to start fixing my BSOD issue

Blue Screen of Death hell and I don't know where to start... is it software? Hardware? HDD? RAM? Drivers? Any pointers would be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jul 8, 2009 - 21 answers

Ready to jump off a klif.sys....

I'm getting a Blue Screen of Death on startup (Windows XP Pro) which says that the "problem" (whatever it may be) is being caused by a file called klif.sys. Googling around indicates it's a Kaspersky file, and I do indeed have their anti-virus software installed on my system. But I haven't found any solutions, and I can't get past this BSOD. Is there any hope for me? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by DavidNYC on Apr 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me feel better about buying a new laptop.

My computer is having a hardware issue when booting... I think. [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Mar 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Adventures in Blue Screen of Deathing

Blue Screen of Death in XP SP2. [more inside]
posted by minifigs on Jul 31, 2008 - 6 answers

XP is not playing nice

Windows XP pro is failing to load. There was a brief power failure which shut the machine down, and now xp won't load. I get a BSOD that flashes so quickly I can't read it. [more inside]
posted by Shohn on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

BAD_POOL_HEADER BSOD

"BAD_POOL_HEADER" BSOD on Windows Vista [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jan 4, 2008 - 6 answers

BSODude, This Fucking Sucks

BSOD Filter: Help me pinpoint the cause. Dump file contents included. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Dec 7, 2007 - 6 answers

After installing 10.5, can no longer boot into WinXP via Boot Camp!

After doing a clean install of MacOS X Leopard, while leaving my previous Boot Camp partition in tact, I'm getting a blue-screen when attempting to boot directly into XP via Boot Camp... [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Oct 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Vista + Skype + Jabra BT800 = BSoD

Vista blue-screen-of-death. Vista Ultimate + Dell Vostro + Skype + Jabra BT800 = BSoD [more inside]
posted by wile e on Oct 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

The Fan of Death

BSOD! My windows PC has decided to give up. I would just let it go, but it's got an interesting symptom... [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Jul 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Networking Headache

Internal wireless vs. USB. What's better for desktop networking? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jun 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Red screens of death even without Vista

Diagnosing multicolor screens of death [more inside]
posted by lullabyofbirdland on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Help with booting external drive -- it's encrypted, getting BSOD after Windows starts

Help with booting external drive -- it's encrypted, getting BSOD after Windows starts. It "kind-of" boots, then crashes. Drive is fully encrypted but I have password and can get to Windows. Is there a way to get data off? Is there a way, after pre-boot authentication, to just use DOS or something? Maybe network it and copy files? [more inside]
posted by powpow on May 12, 2007 - 14 answers

I should have followed my bliss and gone to cooking school...

Why am I seeing so many "Inaccessible Boot Device" blue screens of death? [more inside]
posted by Cyrano on Apr 9, 2007 - 5 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

bsod computer problems

There is something wrong with my computer. Help me diagnose what is causing bsods, random restarts and registry errors. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Feb 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Pagefile error = BSOD --> XP = thorn in my side

XP Woes. Pagefile in a non default area causing the continual loop of BSODs. I ask for my friend, his laptop bsod'd and I am having trouble fixing the problem. I know basically what a pagefile is, and this particular error occured after a sudden shutdown when he was out of his apt. What to do now? [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales on Nov 9, 2006 - 22 answers

The blue screen of death is alive and well

Please help me recover my hosed NTFS partition(s). [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Why does my new computer crash?

Why does my new computer crash? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Jun 12, 2006 - 18 answers

Failed WMP install leaves me in BSOD/reboot loop

I attempted to install the latest Windows Media Player, it failed and asked me to reboot and try again, and now I'm locked in a reboot - blue screen of death - reboot loop. Help! [more inside]
posted by mumeishi on Dec 31, 2005 - 7 answers

Advice on choosing new wifi card for my PC.

I need help selecting a new wireless card for my PC [more inside, obviously] [more inside]
posted by The God Complex on Jan 25, 2005 - 4 answers

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