9 posts tagged with crash and bsod.
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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

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

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 Backup was out of date (yes, I know, stupid of me,) so managed to get to a command prompt from the Win7 install DVD and run XCOPY to copy my entire user file to external HD.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

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

Red screens of death even without Vista

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

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