Do you run virus scan on your machines?
Do you have a Windows CD ROM?
I buy slightly used refurb Dell’s with XP Pro on eBay. I make sure they are non-smokers and usually get em for $90 delivered. They are fast too.
Have you installed any new software lately?
I have an older laptop with Win XP that never had a BSOD until I bought a new camera and installed the camera software on it. Turns out the software uses more memory than my laptop can handle. When I would try to use the program I’d get the BSOD.
When I would put my SD card from the camera into the computer it would also try to start the camera software program and BSOD. I just uninstalled the program and everything is back to normal.
Other than that it could be some bad memory. If you google the error message, you might get some answers.
We have a desktop that is at least 6 years old. My husband was getting that message every time he opened a PDF file from his e-mail account and tried to print it. We saved the PDF file to Documents and when we opened it and printed from it, it worked just fine. I know that we can’t expect this computer to last much longer, but I’m surprised it’s lasted this long being as it went through Hurricane Katrina.
Looks and sounds like you are having an OS corruption problem, but it might be the Harddrive as well.
I would slave the drive over to another machine and do a complete backup of everything you want. Then, I would do a clean re-install of Windows on that drive.
Keep your data backed up on a regular basis and start using the machine again. If you start getting BSOD again on a regular basis, then you probably just have a bad harddrive. A new harddrive would be much cheaper than a new machine, so that is the route I would take if I were you.
One more thing: It’s also WinXP.
A three year old computer.When was the last time you opened it’s case.Computers are notorious dust collectors and dust is what kills computers.
The dust builds up around the CPU and the power supply and it just causes those items to overheat and wear out prematurely.
You should vacuum out your computers case at minimum of every six months.
Their are other causes of trouble overheated DRAM and video cards.
All of these problems could be stopped with only minor housecleaning in your pc’s case.
It is usually a sort of software error somewhere in your computer.
To start with, I would suggest, if you haven’t been doing it, defrag your hard drive. This should be done weekly to keep it clean. Cross-linked files are a sort of software errors.
Clean your registry. I use PCTOOL’s Registry Mechanic to keep my Windows Registry cleaned up on a daily basis.
Clean your hard drive. Go to My Computer, select Drive C:, click on “Tools”, then perform the various disk cleaning chores. Twice a month.
Go to Browser’s “Tools” on the menu, click on “Delete History”. Do this each week!
All these should go a long way to clean up your computer and keep it clean!
I get that second BSOD on boot up once in a while on an XP that is used for music editing and has NEVER been on the internet. I hit the breaker switch on the C/drive and hit load windows as usual when the option comes up after the blue screen and it boots. I have never had a prob with the machine while it is running, only on boot.
If you have the Windows XP disk (not the factory restore disk) you can reinstall the system files by installing XP over the current installation. This will put XP back to service pack 1 and you will have to reload the service packs again from Microsoft.
After doing a Google search of your error code, it seems you may have a Dell computer -
“The driver cited is ele5132.sys and from everything I have been able to tell this is your Network Card (NIC). Try updating the drivers from DELL’s website.”
You could call Dell and ask for updated driver disk and ask for support on how to install it.
Hopes this helps
Try pulling out and re-seating the memory chips.
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Drivers are usually the problem with the Blue Screen of Death.
XP introduce something called “Protected Memory Space” to the masses. Earlier, this was only used on Server editions. This means, that a program is only allowed to play in a certain area - it can’t leave. If it tries, the program crashes. So, I don’t think it’s a program.
It could be a corrupted OS, that’s entirely possible; but my first area of searching would be to open the Device Manager and look for the Yellow Exclamation point. This means that WindowsXP is not happy with a driver. Uninstall that device, find a ‘good’ driver and re-install it.
That should fix you.
This is a software problem, likely a corrupted or unstable driver. If you are technically saavy with XP the system event log should show which file is causing the error; replacing it with an updated driver might solve the issue.
I'd try unplugging the computer, opening it up and "break and make" all connectors. Clean it out too.
As another poster said, the camera on my laptop was causing the issue. I have disabled it and never had another blue screen of death.
Your issue could be due to hardware issues (small amounts of ram to old drives getting ready to crap out) or poor patching (are you on the latest SP and updating all your apps?) or a combination of both. If you machine was something custom built then one could justify upgrading the hardware components but if its an "off the rack" clone, its easier to get a new box.
I got that screen after viewing some shows on the Internet movie database site. Can’t say for sure it happened there but I don’t usually watch shows online.
I’m thinking you got a virus. I had to do a full restore, but everything has been fine since. That’s been over a year ago.