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08-20-2008 07:33 PM  12 years ago
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enahs

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Dreaded blue screen of death
I have a Dell XPS with Windows Vista and have recently been getting the blue screen of death. I've had the computer since January without problems. Within the last couple of days I've been getting this. It seems like it has only started up since Windows manually installed a massive update. Not sure if it's just a coincidence or if it is a culprit. Basically, I have no idea what it means or why it's been doing it. I've been hesitant to call Dell because it's extremely difficult to work with them in my opinion. Thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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08-20-2008 07:36 PM  12 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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Upgrade to Windows XP Pro.

Ironic ain't it.
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08-20-2008 07:37 PM  12 years ago
Drunk Monk

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on the blue screen it should tell what has the error like, BAD_POOL_CALLER or something like that. Could also be something in the eventlog to help.
Stephen

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08-20-2008 07:37 PM  12 years ago
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What deetee said and since its a Dell, throw it away and have someone build you a nice computer if you can't. Whoops just noticed its a laptop, don't want to build one of those its not cost effective at all.
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08-20-2008 07:37 PM  12 years ago
enahs

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I never had issues with my old laptop with XP. Not too sure why Microsoft had to go in a completely different direction from XP. Seemed to be one of the more stable OS they've had.---------
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08-20-2008 07:38 PM  12 years ago
rkeith2

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Go to Dell and put in your service tag and request online chat. I have repaired servers and pc's with them on a chat screen.
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08-20-2008 07:53 PM  12 years ago
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Some of the vista updates will include generic hardware drivers andmy gateway laptop did the same thing until I did a restore and it was the wired network card driver. if your hardware works, don't update drivers from MS's website. Vista is a funny animal indeed.....No honey I got that used.... MAAC#73745
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08-20-2008 08:20 PM  12 years ago
rmschmidt

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How much ram do you have running Vista? You may just get by putting the Vista disk in and see if it will let you repair it!
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08-20-2008 08:24 PM  12 years ago
enahs

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I have 3 gigs of RAM. I'll look into getting with Dell and trying an online chat with them.---------
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08-20-2008 08:26 PM  12 years ago
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What model XPS is it? I second going on their website, typing in your service tag, and using the online chat. It's actually very helpful. Much better than talking over the phone.
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08-20-2008 08:31 PM  12 years ago
enahs

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It's an XPS M1530. I'll try the online chat thing. Thanks for all the help---------
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08-20-2008 08:33 PM  12 years ago
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NOT POSSIBLE
There IS NO "Blue screen of death" with Vista. The STOP software code now presents a WHITE Screen of Death.

If you're getting the BSD with Vista, it's probably a virus pretending to be a BSD.

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08-20-2008 08:53 PM  12 years ago
enahs

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It just happened again. It gave me this code: 0xxDEADDEAD or something similar to that. Then the computer restarted itself and when Windows loaded it gave me a prompt saying that "windows just recovered from an unexpected shutdown" and it was checking for a solution. Weird.---------
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08-20-2008 09:03 PM  12 years ago
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It's a "manually initiated crash" error from the Windows driver development kit.

Probably a mismatched driver or bad hardware.

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08-20-2008 09:08 PM  12 years ago
enahs

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What's the best way to go about fixing it? Just doing the online support with Dell? I'm not all that computer savvy.---------
Shane
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08-20-2008 09:14 PM  12 years ago
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There IS NO "Blue screen of death" with Vista.
Absolute bollocks.

Stephen

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08-20-2008 09:14 PM  12 years ago
rkeith2

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The XPS 1530 is very touchy when it comes to using NON Dell specific drivers, especially video (ask me how I know)...

They will help solve the blue screening

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08-20-2008 09:15 PM  12 years ago
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NOT POSSIBLE

There IS NO "Blue screen of death" with Vista. The STOP software code now presents a WHITE Screen of Death.

If you're getting the BSD with Vista, it's probably a virus pretending to be a BSD.

Leif
Bull$hit hardware/driver problems will give you a blue screen every time. Im getting them right now as im overclocking and trying to find that sweet spot. Runs stable on the desktop and 3dmark06 is fine but when testing with prime95 i get a BSOD (CPU @ 3.91GHZ @ max voltage) time to bring it down a notch i guess, i was hoping to keep it above 3.9ghz

most likely you had a driver update that is causing the problem. easiest thing to do is revert back to before this all happened.
The only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire
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08-20-2008 09:31 PM  12 years ago
raptorheli2

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i agree. complete BS about no BSOD in vista.

if possible get the stop code and google it, you will find the culprit i would wager.

another quick thing you can try is a system restore back to the last time it worked ok.

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08-20-2008 10:07 PM  12 years ago
legoman67

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ya there is BSOD in vista, i have had it afew times, one was after i tried to install an update...

did you just install a bulk lot of updates?
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