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Windows 7: The Nastiest Blue Screens Alive

09 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
The Nastiest Blue Screens Alive

Hey guys,

I have a BIG problem with my desktop computer. It started about an hour ago, when I received a blue screen with "STOP - 0X0000000A".
I restarted it manually, this time on safe mode. Instead, I receive
"STOP - 0X00000008E" as a blue screen.
I have exhausted almost every method of starting my computer, but they all seem to end up with blue screens (Startup repairs and the like end up with
"STOP - 0X0000000A").

Please, somebody answer my call for help.

P.S Im currently using a laptop as my backup, and sorry, I cant provide a crash dump, as I cant even start my computer.

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09 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Process of elimination my friend.
Have you run memtest yet?
How many RAM modules do you have? if more than 1, remove them, and test 1 stick at a time.
Check your mobo for any leaking caps.

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09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7

Alright, thanks. Yes, I have two ram modules, so I guess I'll try to start it up with just one.

Funny, as my computer is infamous for having blue screens. This was actually a trick I used in one of my previous encounters, but I dont think it was the problem before.
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09 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

Have you tried to boot "Last known good configuration"
To resolve an error caused by a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS
  • Restart your computer.
  • Press F8 at the character-based menu that displays the operating system choices.
  • Select the Last Known Good Configuration option from the Windows Advanced Options menu. This option is most effective when only one driver or service is added at a time.
If it's not possible, I don't know if there is any other options beside system restore
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09 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7

Well, I tried the removing the memory sticks one by one, that still produced blue screens for each.
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10 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora


One way to check whether this is a hardware issue or not is to boot into a different Operating System entirely and see if you still get errors.

One Operating System you can use is Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: Download | Ubuntu

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Once you get it running - leave it (or use it) for a few hours until you crash or until you are satisfied that it is not going to crash.

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