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Windows 7: Laptop died with an error

24 Apr 2010   #1

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Laptop died with an error

But I don't know what it is. Last night, I was trying to discharge my battery to see how much life it has left. It shut down suddenly, and I thought it was normal, so I plugged in power and left it off so it could charge. This morning, when I turned it on, it took me to the Windows Error Recovery page, and now there's a minidump. The message given to me upon log in was "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown". Something of that sort. Does anyone know if that was supposed to happen?

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24 Apr 2010   #2
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The dump file is a STOP 0x124 error - that's a hardware error that's reported to Windows by your CPU.
Since you were trying to drain your battery I wouldn't be too concerned about it - and would wait to see if you get another under normal operating conditions.
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