I had the same problem.
After some research I realized that it had to do something with my videocard drivers
from ATI together with Battlefield Heroes... I had to reinstall to solve the problem.
Here's some information for you and everyone who needs it how to analyse a dumpfile and determine the cause of your problems:
1. Download http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/s...86_184.108.40.206.exe
and install it.
2. Start WinDbg
3. In the menu of WinDbg goto "File>Symbol File Path" and type in the following: SRV*C:\Symbols*Symbol information
WinDbg will now only download the necessary Smybol Files and not the whole load of 170MB.
4. Now it's time to open your dumpfile: %SystemRoot%\Minidump
at File>Open Crash Dump
5. Now there will open 2 windows: Command and Disassembly.
You can close the Disassembly window if you aren't some type of nerd...
6. Bugcheck Analysis
shows you an Error Code which you can use with e.g. google
to find more information about the problem.
If you wanna have more information about the error code, go to the Command
window and type !analyze -v
Now you can see a bunch of information in the window.
In the first lines there's a word in capital letters that describes the type of the error.
Also very interesting is the line Probably caused by
. Here you can see which file probably caused the error.
After your description that the bluescreen/freeze is there since you're using XP, I would say it has definitely something to do with your hardware.
First of all, update every single driver
for your notebook to the latest version. Disable every hardware you do not necessarily need to determine the cause of your problems e.g. printers, soundcard, touchpad (try to use an USB mouse instead) or driver software for your laptop's shortcut key functions.
When the problem occurs again, try analysing your hardware
Try following software to test your RAM: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Just run the tool and let it test for about 30 minutes up to an hour. When your RAM is Ok, there won't be any error.
You can also test the stability of your system to determine where the problem can be found, google knows everything
I hope I also helped you a little bit without directly analysing your dumpfile, but I'm at work right now. Perhaps later...