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12 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
windows xp info....

I love this forum...its helped on litterally every win7 issue I have had. However I have 4 winxp machines for my buissness. They on adverage have given very little issue. but Now Im having a BSOD that I cant seem to get past. Completely out of the blue,, no new drivers no nothing. Like i say its a buissness machine so its a glorified web browser.

Question is,, where is a forum I can post BSOD issues like this one....but for winXP
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12 Nov 2011   #2

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Don't know if this will help or not, but I'd start with this basic Microsoft KB article for troubleshooting XP problems.

How to troubleshoot hardware and software driver problems in Windows XP

You may also have some success posting on one of the Microsoft community forums.

Windows Community - Microsoft Windows

Don't forget some of the basic tools like running a full system scan for malware (Malwarebytes free is often recommended), Safe Mode > Last Known Good Configuration, Clean Boot, Disk Cleanup, System Restore, etc.
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12 Nov 2011   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
If its a business machine why not just restore it to "Last known working good state". I assume this only happens on a single machine.

I can't remember the exact procedure but when booting XP or "system repairing" XP I think you can get into Boot last known good or working version.

Usually business machines will have taken some type of backup so why not restore from one of those.

Unless this is a recurring problem IMO the time is better spent in fixing the problem rather than "Monday Morning Quarter Backing" trying to analyse what's gong wrong -- especially with an OLD OS like XP - unless it's sort of obvious like application XXXX always causes a BSOD when it didn't last week.

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12 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Pressing F8 at the correct time during boot up will get you the safe mode, last known good, etc options. You need to press it just after control goes from the BIOS and the windows boot loader starts up.
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13 Nov 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium x64

Well I did find the "use known good" it pans out, Avast had deleted one of my video drivers. "nvata.sys"...and it was causing it. weird thing though is safe mode would give the same blue screen. Thanks for the info contributors. It saved my butt
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