BSOD stands for Blue Screen of Death. It is a full-screen error message generated on Windows systems when the operating system encounters a kernel or driver issue from which it cannot recover.

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Move Win2k3 to new hardware: STOP 0x0000007B (How can I get PERC drivers installed?)

I have an ancient celeron-based Windows 2003 SBS server on an old Dell machine. It has a very basic IDE non-RAID setup. The server is so old, it takes about 30 minutes to boot up and log in. A new ...
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Server 2008R2 System Crashes when a non-local user logs in

I have a Server2008R2 box that is rebooting at "Applying Registry Settings" whenever an active-directory user logs in. If I remote in as myself it crashes, if I log in from the console as myself it ...
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Server 2008 R2Crashes

We're running a setup as follows using Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008 R2 (Hyper-V Host) | |-- SBS 2008 (DC) |__ Windows Server 2008 R2 (TS) Recently we've experienced multiple crashes that ...
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BSOD on Hyper-V after creating Virtual Network on Intel NIC

I have a home server with a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a i5 760 proc and 2 off-board Intel(R) Pro/100+ Management Adapter NICs. I installed a Windows 2008R2 Enterprise on my ...
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What files does Windows Server 2003 R2 Ent need to boot successfully?

Help - I have a server which keeps rebooting. It brings up the Windows Server 2003 loading screen then reboots, continually. This happens whether I use normal mode, safe mode or last known good. I ...
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sfc scannow offbootdir=d:\ /offwindr=d:\windows server 2008 runtime

I've been getting bluescreen restarts during windows boot on a server 2008R2 machine. I've been running "sfc scannow offbootdir=d:\ /offwindr=d:\windows" for about 7 hours now. The windows partion is ...
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Troubleshooting Windows BSOD that tells me “The driver is mismanaging system PTEs”

I recently moved a hard drive from a Dell Optiplex 760 mini-tower to a 760 small form factor. All seemed OK until I attempted to remote desktop into it and recieved a blue screen of death stating ...
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AMD Opteron BSOD - A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocation time interval

On one of our servers we got an -for me new- BSOD with the error message: "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocation time interval" The server's specs: HP ...
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BSOD Dump - EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT - ON Windows 2008 Server 64bit

My windows 2008 server (datacenter edition) 64bit , has recently created a series of BSOD on different applications. The error message is in general EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT. Can anyone please help ...
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group policy service pack 3 BSOD

Has anyone had any problems pushing out sp3 though active directories group policy. I have a had full of Dell Optiplex 740 PC running xp pro SP2 w/AMD Atholon 64 x2 4050e. Every time i push out sp3 ...
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Diagnosing bad RAM

I'm trying to diagnose the problem with an unstable HP Pavillion DV4 with 4 GB of RAM. I'm getting BSODs and several errors trying to install software, etc. I've tried running memtest86 3.5 off a CD ...
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Further Diagnosis of BSOD 124

We are experiencing spurious BSOD's (about once in 1..2 days, time varies) on a Hyper-V Server. I've come as far as this: Bug Check code 124 e.g. 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa800a3bf558, ...
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MEMORY_MANAGEMENT crash on Windows Server 2008

My Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine has blue-screened twice in the last month. In both occasions, the reported STOP cause was a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error, and the parameter 1 value was 41790 ("An ...
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Interpreting minidump files from Windows Server 2008

I have a couple of minidump files generated by blue screen crashes on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine. I have installed the debugging tools and I am able to look at the contents of these files. ...
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Disable CHKDSK without being able to bootup

The system I am working on started to randomly reboot, thinking it was a harddrive error (we've had two machines fail due to this already), I rebooted the computer to run chkdsk. Now the problem is ...
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Crash Dump error 0x80070057 - Windows Server 2003R2 SP2 BSOD BackupExec related

as of last night we have had an IBM Server running 2003R2 BSOD a couple of times and I have been trawling the net for answers ever since. I've pinned down what triggers it and that is a BackupExec job ...
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Innaccessible Boot Device BSOD - 0x0000007B

I have a Dell Poweredge 1750 that until yesterday was booted up, and seemed ok. It then froze, and on restarting, was presented with BSOD - Innaccessible Boot Device - 0x0000007B Obviously, I've ...
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Server 2003 blue screen all the time, even in rdc

I have a MSserver 2003, it is not working anymore. What we have done is run a regcleaner. After reboot we got the logon screen and after logon the screen stay blue and nothing happends even if i try ...
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Windows 2008 virtual machine fails to boot after incorrect shutdown

My host machine lost power and after reboot the Windows 2008 virtual machine hosted in it, dumps a blue screen on boot. If I try SafeMode, it gets stuck on loading ...
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Terminal Server sessions are not automatically closing

I have users running an application on a terminal server using a shortcut that has "Start the following program on connection". Normally when they exit the application the terminal server session ...
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Getting a BSOD after upgrading to MOSS SP2

Recently we updated a SharePoint test server to MOSS SP2. After doing so, a series of errors appeared in the error log, along with a random blue screen of death. After the BSOD, the following screen ...
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Hyper-V host - PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

I just built a new Hyper-V host machine. I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, then installed the Hyper-V role. Now, while trying to install a guest OS (2008 R2) the guest will first bomb ...
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Easiest way to reverse driver-induced BSOD on Windows 2003?

Say I install a driver (FC HBA) that immediately blue screens the server (Windows 2003). If I reboot and select Last Known Good, will that enable me to get to the login screen? I know it loads the ...
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Windows 2003 x64 crashing with “probably caused by: iaStor.sys”

My 2-year old mail server started crashing with BSOD about 2 months ago, and every time you check memorydump it says "Probably caused by : iaStor.sys ( iaStor+4b676 )". Initially it ran with Intel ...
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Can I turn off a faulty core temporarily on my CPU?

I have the following CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Series Phenom X4 Model HD960ZWCGDBOX Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor I'm getting BSODs and an event ...
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Moved Windows Server 2000 from IDE drive to SATA drive now get Inaccessible_Boot_Device BSOD

I'm moving my Small Business Server 2000 to newer hardware. I used Acronis TrueImage to create an image of the partitions on the current 250GB IDE drive and restored the images to partitions on a ...
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W2k3 BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I'm getting BSOD on a w2k3 machine either during startup (before the mouse cursor or CTRL-ALT-DEL login has appeared), or if I'm lucky enough the machine boots, but sooner or later the same BSOD ...
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Blue Screen on MS Small Business Server 2003 clean install?

I am trying to do a clean install of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 on a brand new Dell Precision Workstation T3400.  I am installing from boot cd.  Setup loads initial setup files ...
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BSOD Stop Message in Safe Mode only, normal XP boot works?

I know normally it is the other way around, but after some hacking in the registry on two Windows XP Home SP3 machines, they boot fine in normal mode and work without problems but when booting into ...
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Hyper-V VM bluescreens upon LiveMotioning

I am doing some testing with Hyper-V LiveMotion, and when I stress the VM and try to LiveMotion it, sometimes it'll work just fine, sometimes it'll restart and give no clear error, sometimes it just ...
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BSOD Error codes

Where is the best place to find out information about blue screen of death 'STOP' and other error codes? Technet has a list but it doesn't seem to have the STOP code that I've seen: STOP 0x000000F4 ...
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VMware + Vista 64 = bluescreen?

I'm running a Windows Vista Business x64 laptop and my laptop seems to bluescreen (BSoD) after I install VMware (im using VMware Workstation 6.5). When I have VMware installed it always bluescreens on ...
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Troubleshooting the dreaded 0x9C BSOD

We have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 with Service Pack 2 installed. Recently, we've been experiencing multiple STOP errors occurring with that server. ...
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How to diagnose a Windows blue screen?

Sometimes I have to answer support calls responding to PC crashes with blue screens. How can I effectively narrow down the problem giving the information on that screen? What are the most important ...