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BSOD Firefox Attempted Switch From DPC 0x000000B8 HAL.DLL

Q: BSOD Firefox Attempted Switch From DPC 0x000000B8 HAL.DLL

I'm getting Blue Screens of Death everytime I use Firefox v40.0.3 and it ONLY occurs when I'm using Firefox.
Code: 0x000000B8
Attempted Switch From DPC
Faulting Driver ==> HAL.DLL
Every BSoD has the same error data.
Windows XP SP3 all latest drivers and running stable eccept for this problem.
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33GH
4 GB memory
SATA 320GB WD drive
nVidia Quadro FX580 latest drivers
HP xw4600 Workstation
I've tried everything I can think of, like turning Hardware Acceleration on/off
Makes no difference what other programs I have running at the same time nor what I'm doing. It ONLY occurs while Firefox is running even if Firefox is loaded in the background but I'm not actively using it.
I tried using IE v8 (the last one MS offered for Win XP) extensively and it worked fine. No BSOD and this was for several hours. Started Firefox in "Safe Mode" still get BSoD. Ran virus scans with no hits.
I have a near identically setup of XP on a second primary partition that I can set active on/off hidden/not hidden. Firefox works fine on this second partition. It obviously has the same hardware and all drivers are the same too.
I have attached one dumpfile output listing by BlueScreenView. Every BSOD dumpfile is the same except for the date/time.
Dump File         : Mini090715-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 9/7/2015 1:53:46 AM
Bug Check Code    : 0x000000b8
Parameter 1       : 0x00000000
Parameter 2       : 0x00000000
Parameter 3       : 0x00000000
Parameter 4       : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver  : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+291a
File Description  : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company           : Microsoft Corporation
File Version      : 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Processor         : 32-bit
Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+22f0e
Stack Address 1   : ntoskrnl.exe+6ec4b
Stack Address 2   : hal.dll+291a
Stack Address 3   : SYMTDI.SYS+1c1cc
Computer Name     :
Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini090715-01.dmp
Processors Count  : 2
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 2600
Dump File Size    : 65,536
Dump File Time    : 9/7/2015 1:54:30 AM

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Preferred Solution: BSOD Firefox Attempted Switch From DPC 0x000000B8 HAL.DLL

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have a feeling it is something to do with the windows anniversary update and a driver that has been installed (if I had to guess something to do with intel rapid storage technology as I had to have a custom version running before to avoid bluescreens, however I cannot remember the version number and am unsure if windows updated it.)
*Edit* Windows has not updated intel rapid storage, it is the same version I was using before.
Anyway, it was happening as I was playing Gears 4 and I have attached the perfmon and information asked for within the thread. (also perfmon is showing devices that are not recognised and detected, I am aware of these, one is an xbox 360 controller which does not have drivers and the others are my wireless device which I have disabled as I am using ethernet.)

A:BSOD, cannot peg down what is causing it (Attempted switch from DPC)

Please disconnect the xbox 360 controller from the system and uninstall it's software.The earlier versions of these devices are known to cause BSOD's on some WIndows systems. As for the disabled wireless device - please re-enable it, then update it's drivers.Once the drivers are updated, then feel free to disable it again. Your UEFI/BIOS (version 4206) dates from 2013.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and that outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.Please uninstall the Corsair Link soft... Read more

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Since installing Windows Updates on Jan 2, 2018 my TPYoga 12 has been giving BSOD's when waking from sleep. The message is "Attempted switch from dpc". It happens at least once a day now. Sometimes the next boot is successful, and sometimes it happens a second time after the system tries to reboot which then shows a diagnostic screen. Choosing to boot as normal from that diagnostic screen then does boot successfully. This is on a system running Win10 Pro V1709 build 16299.192.  I have seen one other user with a TPY12 report this recently (see post in german). Looking at many posts regarding this specific message over the years it seems to be related to a driver issue. Given the rather intense troubleshooting instructions for issues like these I'm hoping someone here has found a fix.  Below a screencap of my deteriorated system reliability. 

A:ThinkPad Yoga 12 BSOD since 2018: "Attempted switch from dpc"

Some more searching led me to this post stating that it's related to the Synaptics touchpad driver. Windows did install four Synaptics items the day before things went bad. I have uninstalled the touchpad driver in Device Manager, re-downloaded the driver package from Lenovo's driver page, and installed it. Let's hope this fixes it, and let's hope Windows doesn't "update" the driver again.  For the record, here are the updates that ran right before the problem appeared:  

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I am getting BSOD's: Attempted switch from DPC. Kernel-Power. Event ID 41. Task 63.

I installed a new hard drive and Windows 10 to fix my laptop from previous BSOD I was having with Windows 8.1 but now I am getting a different BSOD. Usually It happens when I have to restart the computer after installing software/drivers. Also after I used the program to test the memory RAM: mdsched.exe.

I will really appreciate if you can help me to fix this problem.

Thank you.

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well this is happening agian, its 2000 pro, and when i searched in google the 0X00000B8 the place it tells me to go in reg edit isn't there, it says to go HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Clusnet\Start well, i get as far as services, i can't find clusnet in there, i updated the service pack too

A:BSOD Dumping phy. mem. 0X000000B8


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Hi guys,

I did a search in relative to my error but couldn't find a solution from some of the previous thread with the same error code.

I get the following blue screen message:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

A wait operation,attach process, or yield was attempted from DPC routine.

If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.If this screen appears again,follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue,disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Starup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000B8 (0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000)

Begninning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

I've attached my logs from Event Viewer and Minidump. Also, I've reinstalled my video card driver with the latest one available from ATI (my video card is ATI Radeon 9600 series), and upgraded from SP2 to SP3. Note that my problem was around even during ... Read more

A:BSOD code: 0x000000b8 on Windows XP

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in last months I randomly receive blue screen errors at most the Ox000000B8 one. Sometimes I receive no BSOD during a few days period, sometimes I get it repeatedly in 1 day and sometimes after 1 crash and recovery almost immediately follows other. When I'm listening to videos on youtube sometimes it occures a crunch in sound and after a while BSOD follows but if I remember correctly I had BSOD many times before I caught to launch web browser immediately after windows startup. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks Pavel

A:BSOD 0x000000B8 A wait operation...

Download and install Drivers for Atheros AR5B97 and Windows 7.

Follow Driver Install - Device Manager to install it.

Let us know the results.

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I randomly get a blue screen while typing on my keyboard. It only happens when I am typing, never when the computer is left idle.

The blue screen code is 0x000000b8. I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

I did a search on the web and it brings up whole lot of stuff for Win2k.

Could someone help?

A:BSOD code: 0x000000b8 on Windows XP

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I'm running Windows XP with all the latest updates on a Dell XPS 410. My on-board DVD drive is an HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N. Whenever I try to load a disk in the drive, it crashes. Insert, hum, crash. BSOD. Also, if there's a disk in the drive, the computer will go into a BSOD before it can boot. I have a few suspicions about Alcohol 120% causing this, but I've tried uninstalling it, and that hasn't fixed the problem. I also uninstalled several other programs (MagicISO, IsoBuster, PowerISO) and not seeing the problem change. DVDIdle might, I guess, be another possible culprit, though I don't know. I would think the fact that I can crash before even making it to the startup screen disqualifies a certain amount of software. But if you think I should go ahead and uninstall a bunch of things again, I will. I've tried flashing the firmware. It hasn't helped. I can't seem to find any new drivers for it. I've tried googling and such, but I haven't found a solution there either. This one really has me stuck.

The error is a Stop 0x000000B8 with four all-zero attributes.
My external DVD drive doesn't have this problem.
And no, I don't remember the last time I used this drive without the problem. I only discovered it today.

For your pleasure, I have included a picture of my BSOD.

A:Solved: BSOD with DVD Drive (0x000000B8)

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I decided to clean my Windows 7 desktop's hardware with compressed air. When i turned on the computer i got the blue screen with 0x000000B8. I've been getting it since then and it only boots up sometimes but not for long. Also, everything is mounted and plugged properly. I've never got BSOD before.

Please help, thanks!!

A:After cleaning hardware, i get BSOD 0x000000B8

I decided to clean my Windows 7 desktop's hardware with compressed air.Click to expand...

What exactly did you use?


A portable hair dryer on highest speed and coolest setting works well for me and is safer to use.


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Hello there, i'm new around here, I've recently encountered a BSOD out of the blue while the PC was idling. So far it only happened once, but I don't want to take any chances.

The affected driver was commonly known as the ntoskrnl.exe, it happened a year back but the affected was associated with some other drivers that I known, so solving it wasn't that hard. But this time it doesn't associate with any other driver ( I may have been wrong ). Anyway, this issue occur right after I've updated the AMD Catalyst Driver, which may be root cause of this issue, but I just gotta make sure.

I've attached my recent dumpfile below, if I've made any mistake on posting, or miss out any information required for debugging, please let me know.

Many thanks

A:ATTEMPTED TO SWITCH FROM DPC affected by ntoskrnl.exe

Additional data is required: BSOD Posting Instructions

Cause is RAMDiskVE.sys, for more we need additional data.
Driver Reference Table - RAMDiskVE.sys

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RAMDiskVE.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RAMDiskVE.sys
1: kd> lmvm RAMDiskVE
start end module name
fffff800`d2da0000 fffff800`d2db8000 RAMDiskVE T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: RAMDiskVE.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\RAMDiskVE.sys
Image name: RAMDiskVE.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jul 22 16:29:05 2014 (53CE7531)
CheckSum: 000234C3
ImageSize: 00018000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Hello there,
I need your help as Win 7 is giving me BSOD?s out of the blue.
Right now it is running in protected mode after debugging (start up menu F8) and it works just fine (at least so far), so I suspect it is some faulty command or file that is used only when booted up "normally".
As Win7 restarts automatically after a crash, I was able to gather only the following information:
something like faulty DPC routine
Stop: 0x000000B8

I have changed the ram-banks already to exclude an error with those, brand new harddrive didn?t do the trick either (probably because I just cloned my existing Win7-partition as I am not too eager to set up my system from scratch )
The memory.dmp I have is about 230mb, so way to big to have it attached, so I just attached the mini.dmp it created yesterday.

System is Win7 x86, all updates included (and up-to-date), laptop is about 2 years old, it worked just fine until about 2 weeks ago...
If you need further information in order to help me stay sane, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I sure would appreciate any information
Thx and kind regards,

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Win 7 DPC Routine Stop: 0x000000B8


You are getting an error with snapman.sys.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [E:\Temp\Rar$DI00.688\050510-40794-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x8300b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8314a570
Debug session time: Tue May 4 17:46:53.374 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:34:44.887
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

B... Read more

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I hope to resolve my problem, numark can't BTW...

I attached the zip file...

So, when i try to install the drivers for the numark soundcard dj io i get a BSOD with the 0x000000b8 error the only time that i manage to install it was when i boot from a safe mode but even then when i try to use it in normal mode a get also a BSOD...

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5520 with :

Chipset : Intel HM 77
Processor : Intel i5-3210
Video : Intel HD 4000 & AMD HD 7670M
RAM : 6 GB
Connections : 4 X USB3

Please heeeeeelp me...

A:BSOD when installing drivers for DJ IO, error 0x000000b8

here are some images

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On my Son,s computer . Before the update I made a image with macrium reflect , updated and the computer will not run , I keep getting a attempted switch from dcp error after anniversary update .. Ideas , thanks .

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Hello everybody.!I would appreciate any help.Started getting BSOD(Attempted_Switch_From_DPC) almost every other day and I've paid attention that this usually happens when laptop is idle.My laptop is a month and a half old and it shipped with 8GB DDR4 ram soldered in MB(  base ram speed is 2666mhz but the real working speed that shown in Task Manager is 2400 because of CPU).So I decided put extra RAM and it turned out that my laptop supports up 48GB RAM so I bought 32GB DDR4 2666 module from Samsung and got 40GB in total. I'm not sure maybe it's coincidence but I started getting these BSODs after these things: installing RAM, updating BIOS, updating Windows system (Cumulative update), using USB type-C adapter with 3-USB and 1-LAN output.  I don't know who the culprit is.Here is the link to the DUMP file, data from Msinfo and Speccy -  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjF0Y2tXlq21hAVSSnCL8_95zho4?e=rt8xuIMy laptop is Lenovo ThinkPad T590Records from Event Viewer:Log Name:      SystemSource:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PowerDate:          11-Sep-19 11:43:42Event ID:      41Task Category: (63)Level:         CriticalKeywords:      (70368744177664),(2)User:          SYSTEMComputer:      LAPTOP-1NK0CFUHDescription:Th... Read more

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I started getting this error and BSOD after the last major update (Anniversary update?). My PC starts fine and is OK for hours, then suddenly falls over. It never did this before the update.

I have updated all my drivers and also run a scan and repair on the registry using the Registry utility in Advanced System Care, but it's still happening.

What else can I do without just rolling back to a restore point (which would presumably just try to update itself again...)


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I've been trying to fix this for weeks and its driving me INSANE.

I bought an audio interface to use with my computer. Specifically, an M-Audio M-Track 2x2.

It always causes my laptop to blue screen. If the laptop doesnt blue screen right after plugging it in, then i basically get no audio at all. I wont get any playback. WMP wont play files, YouTube videos will not play, nothing works. It doesnt seem to have a particular pattern of when it blue screens, but it likes to blue screen as soon as windows update is done attempting to install driver software after being plugged in.

I've called M-Audio, ASUS, Posted in forums, and nobody so far has had a solution for me. It is so frustrating.

I've tried so many things to fix this, only for nothing to work.

I've disabled driver signature verification on startup, ive reinstalled drivers, ive updated drivers, i reset windows to its factory state, and TONS more. But nothing fixed it. I hate to return this product because ive been wanting one of these for a very long time. If somebody, and i mean ANYBODY, can shed some light on this situation, I would be so grateful.

Blue Screen Specifications:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 100000b8
BCP1: FFFFF880036B00C0
BCP2: FFFFFA800D45B760
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thanks in advance.

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Hello all,

First, as the name suggests I am a complete technophobe so apologies in advance for the stupid and/or dense nature of my questions and enquiries.

Second, thanks to whoever takes the time to have a look at this for me, very much appreciated.

So, recently I decided I wanted to remove Doubleclick and other spy/malware from my laptop. I was advisd to download Spybot Search and Destroy and let it get to work. I did so and ran the program a couple of times, making the fixes and deletions it recommended.

Around this time, the computer started acting strangely when i was attempting to use the internet. Speed of accessing sites is incredibly slow and some sites it wont load at all. On Firefox, when i click off one tab onto another, then return to the original tab, nine times out of ten that tab will now be blank. Sites that used to be very quick to use are now painfully slow, others i cannot access or just get the loading symbol infinitely.

So I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and now if anything performance has deteriorated further. Very confused. I am blaming this program because i cannot think of anything else i have downloaded recently that may have caused an upset to my computer's sytem.

I have browsed these forums but saw that the fixes and solutions offered are done so subjectively based on the logfile of the individual, so I have prepared one here; again, my thanks in advance:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
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A:Firefox/IE etc behaving strangely following attempted spyware removal

sites that wont load include Tweetdeck.com and Tweetedeck the application, which i was using fine until now, plus several forums that i use regularly are now going slooooooooooow to the point that they are basically unusable.

Tried system restore this morning and ran CC Cleaner; no effect on internet performance whatsoever.

Please help!

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Just downloaded and installed Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC from Microsoft.com so that I can run some older business software of mine on my new computer. I followed the instructions exactly and everything seems fine until I try to use XP mode. The XP window opens and seems to be booting up just like normal then my entire screen goes distorted and I get the blue screen of death.

The laptop I am using is less than 2 months old and is using th OEM version of Windows 7 Pro x64. It is a Gateway NV53A. Dump files and system health report are attached.


A:BSOD with first attempted use of XP Mode

Quote: Originally Posted by andrewr80

Just downloaded and installed Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC from Microsoft.com so that I can run some older business software of mine on my new computer. I followed the instructions exactly and everything seems fine until I try to use XP mode. The XP window opens and seems to be booting up just like normal then my entire screen goes distorted and I get the blue screen of death.

The laptop I am using is less than 2 months old and is using th OEM version of Windows 7 Pro x64. It is a Gateway NV53A. Dump files and system health report are attached.


Love to help but no dmp files included in upload try this method.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
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Greetings and happy new year.

I am (was) running XP Pro on a Evga 680i SLI system, 2GB memory, EVGA 8800 Sli setup.

I had been having sporadic boot issues. If I cold booted the system, it would normally boot with no problems. If I rebooted I would get the Windows splash screen dimmed. Sometimes it will brighten and boot normally.Lately, it has taken several attempts to get past the splash screen. As I have time today, I decided to reinstall Windows. the install gets past the "Windows is inspecting your hardware". As it gets to the part where it would show the partitions etc, I get Blue Screen/crash. I have used two different installation CD's, and I am currently 50+% complete on MEMTEST.


Regards -


A:BSOD on attempted XP Pro reinstall


After continuing to troubleshoot, I determined a partition on one of my HDD's was bad/corrupted. I had been having issues booting AND shuting down. It was a crap shoot if the machine would do either correctly. On top of it all, after reformatting the partition from Linux to windows, I was greeted with a GRUB error. I disconnected the hard drive with the bad partition and was able to reformat and reinstall windows. Once that was complete, I reconnected the problem drive, and was greeted with the windows self diagnotics on that partition. I trasnferred the data to a different partition and reformatted it. No problems since. What I do'nt know is why it happened to begin with. (I understand the concept of drives getting corrupted for whatever reason. What I don't uderstand is why it caused the boot problems on a non boot drive/partition.)

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Windows XP, SP3, Avira, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, TFC, Desktop PC
I had a "gut instinct" that something was lurking.....tiny little changes in behaviour etc...so
I Attempted to run GMER....the program did not load.....
It immediately presented a BSOD.
Hard reboot
Renamed it....ran it again....same result
and again....took the .exe out of the name.....bsod again....but PC rebooted itself.
Error: Bad_Pool_Header.....0 x 000000019...(0x000020, 0x8A834000, oox8A834828, 0x1B050000 ) +.physical memory dump
Stop: 0x00000019, 0x00000020, 0x8A6A1A08, 0x8A6A2230, 0x1B0500FA...(2nd attempt)
The gmer website tells me the fact that gmer wont open/run suggests malware is responsible
Sent gmer to the recycle bin....downloaded it again...immediately renamed to abracadabra.....ran it with same result.
Tried again....got an "acess is denied" message....but the gmer screen presented itself on my desktop !!...so I clicked on scan....it threw a few error messages ,...
access denied etc.....and then told me no malware was present,that nothing had been altered by malware.... but it did Not scan !
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by HP_Administrator at 6:29:14 on 2013-06-06
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2826 [GMT 10:00]
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
============== Running Processes ================
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A:Attempted to run GMER, Instantaneous BSOD

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up any importan... Read more

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Had my computer for around two or three years now, decided to restart it after being on for a couple days. Windows wanted to install updates, so of course I end up pressing shut down instead so it can. When I go to turn it on again, it gets to the point where it is loading Windows, sits there for about 15-20 seconds, and throws a BSOD at me. I restart and get the same result every time with the same exact error, whether I try to boot normally, the last good config, or in safe mode:


A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000018, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF732D25F)

*** iaStor.sys - Address F732D25F base at F731E000, DateStamp 42b2df42

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A:BSOD on attempted Windows load

That error is almost always a defective ram issue. If you have more than 1 stick of ram take one out and use process f elimination to find the bad one...remember to always use the very left memory slot.

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A little backdrop to put things into perspective. I'm running a four year old machine which has run rather like a charm during the time I've had it. To the best of my knowledge, Windows SP1 was already installed on my system from a previous update I had run years ago. However, the other day I made an attempt to update Kaspersky Internet Security from my 2010 version to the newer 2014 version, as I had just installed it on another family member's PC and already had the download file. I kept getting an error which stated that SP1 was required to do so. I checked Windows Update, and it showed SP1 as having been installed in 2010. So I attempted to install SP2 which I did not have installed. This again brought up a warning that SP1 was required. Upon opening Windows Update manager, low and behold, SP1 now showed up as an available installable update

Now, skip forward to present situation..... The SP1 installation via Windows Update Advisor seemed to run fine, but after the first reboot, the system is not starting up, but a black screen with white text shows a counter running from 1/xxxxx to xxxxx/xxxxx and showing some sort of system files and registry entries. Unfortunately, I was unable to record what file it stopped on and I'm no longer even able to get to this page.


I attempted safe mode, which resulted in the system start up halting at Loaded: windows/System32/drivers/crcdisk.exe and then the system reboots after a while.


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A:BSOD after attempted Vista SP1 install

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Had my computer for around two years now, decided to restart it after being on for a couple days. Windows wanted to install updates, so of course I end up pressing shut down instead so it can. When I go to turn it on again, it gets to the point where it is loading Windows, sits there for about 15-20 seconds, and throws a BSOD at me. I restart and get the same result every time with the same exact error, whether I try to boot normally, the last good config, or in safe mode:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000018, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF732D25F)

*** iaStor.sys - Address F732D25F base at F731E000, DateStamp 42b2df42Click to expand...

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A:BSOD on attempted Windows load

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I was having some BSOD errors on windows 7 while gaming and after messing about with drivers and checking all hardware I came to the conclusion that a clean install of windows would be my best bet. So that's what I did, and after my clean install I have nothing on my PC other than a few drivers (the correct ones) and a handful of programs. I just experienced another BSOD which was System_Service_Exception and I am now at a loss as to what could be the problem. Would appreciate any help, thanks.

A:Windows 7 BSOD (Clean install attempted)


Upgrade to Service Pack 1, by running Windows Update. Do you still have BSOD's then?


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I built a desktop and it was BSODing non stop with the error message, "attempted execute of noexecute memory".

I then stripped out the components till finally only these are in the system and re- installed windows.

Asus Z170 Pro
Core i5 6600k
Gskill Ripjaws 16 GB, DDR4, 2400, CL15
Samsung 850 evo.
The memory earlier was Corsair and I swapped it for the GSkill kit, and while the BSODs have reduced, I still get them, with the same Message.

I'm attaching the dump file.

Help will be greatly appreciated,

Thank you.

A:BSOD. Attempted execute of noexecute memory

Hi natbatter,

Have you tried some tests for the hardware?

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It started to occur randomly, I didn't install any new software or hardware.


Hi shera & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I am extremely sorry for the delayed response . There are very few BSOD analysts. Do you still need help with your problem? If yes, then kindly reply back to this topic and I would reply within 48 hours. Also, I would be notified via email once you post.

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My fiance recently informed me that he was getting new blue screen errors during his scheduled Norton 360 scans. I noticed his browser was redirecting to Ask.com and when I asked if Norton had mentioned a virus, he said no, but a popup had (he unknowingly clicked on some popup claiming his system was infected and needed to be cleaned - he is not at all technologically inclined). The problem is, neither Norton Antivirus nor Malwarebytes will complete a scan because a blue screen error occurs before it finishes. Online virus scans will not complete as well. At first the errors varied, but the last 5 have been consistent:
0x000000C2 (0x00000040, 0x0000000, 0x80000000, 0x0000000)
I do not have the exact wording of the blue screen as I am not at the problem computer, but can get this if necessary.

I have a feeling that a virus may be causing the stop errors.
Other things I have done to try and solve the problem:
I have removed and replaced each Ram stick to see if it was a mem problem. I have also checked for outdated drivers.
Below is the DDS Log. Thank you for whatever help you can offer, and please forgive me if I haven't included some pertinent information, I've never posted in a tech help forum. Let me know what other info I can provide!

ETA: Complete Stop Error:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
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A:BSOD occurs every time virus scan is attempted

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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My friends PC had a few BSODs for some time now. She never bothered to try and resolve the issue, relying on her laptop instead. I though it was her security software (Norton) so i removed that and that BSOD went away. A few weeks later (first week in August, i think) it returned, but the PC wouldn't boot into normal mode without BSOD, only safe mode. I tried to update the bios in safe mode and when it got to the end of the update it just sat there without fully completing. I tried to close the update and suddenly...BSOD. Afterwards, I got a BSOD everytime i tried to boot into normal mode, and a BSOD everytime i tried to access the internet (using Chrome everytime) in Safe Mode. however, if i didn't try to get online and used the PC, it was just fine. I attempted a system restor, which was successful and as of today, my PC will boot into normal mode for about 5 minutes then BSOD; it will boot into Safe Mode and BSOD when I try to use Chrome but not when I use IE. That's all the info i can remember.

Just by the behavior of my PC only BSOD-ing in safe mode when i try to access chrome but not when i use IE, i think it's Chrome, but i wanted some expert help, just to be sure.

A:BSOD after attempted driver update; use of chrome trigger

Welcome to the Forum.
I would first suggest you remove Norton for testing purposes:

Start Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Internet Security Public
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Online Backup Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Online Backup Public
Use Revo Uninstaller Free to remove the software.Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling. This allows you to remove leftover registry entries of the software.

Microsoft Security Essentials & Malwarebytes Free.

Update and make full scans separately:Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Free

Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

You may also take a look at: Good & Free System Security Combination

Start Menu\Programs\PC Help & Tools Public:Start Menu\Programs\PC Help & Tools Public
This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evide... Read more

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I am having trouble with my computer. I am currently running Windows Vista 64-bit, service pack 2.
My computer was running fine last night and was even working normally when I turned it on this morning. The problem started when I started watching videos on YouTube; halfway through one of them my screen blacked out. It would intermittently pulse gray for a split second, then return to black. Ultimately, the computer blue-screened and I had to reset it. Upon booting back up, the computer seemed to be working normally again, so I gave it a few minutes and then started playing a video game (Mount & Blade: Warband, if knowing which is important). A couple minutes into the game my framerate crashed, giving me a new frame every 5 to 10 seconds. Several minuted after this started, my computer blue-screened again, forcing another reset.
This time the motherboard splash screen that first pops up upon startup was filled with graphical glitches/artifacts, and the boot information feed that comes up after that poured out a seemingly random sequence of numbers, letters, and other characters in place of the actual boot information. The computer got to the Windows loading screen before the monitor blacked out and the computer blue-screened again.
At this point the computer will start up fine in safe mode, but I will always blue-screen when attempting to boot in normal mode. I'm at a loss as to what the prob... Read more

A:Windows won't start normally (BSOD when attempted). Possible graphics issue.

I'd boot into safe mode...uninstall current graphics drivers via Device Manager...then reboot.
Reinstall graphics drivers from either Drivers Disk or download from website of manufacturer.  If OEM system...get drivers from system manufacturer's website and install from desktop..

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I started having trouble with fairly random freezes and BSODs. I ran Speedfan and noticed my old GPU (a Radeon 4870) was running a temp of ~61-65C. The cpu was also hot, running upwards of 90C.
I ordered an Nvidia 740 after reading they ran fairly cool, and didn't want to buy a high end card for this older PC that I'm trying to keep alive at least until the end of grad school.
When the new graphics card arrived, I decided to give the case a thorough cleaning, vacuuming out dust bunnies. I removed the fan from the CPU heatsink and found about 2mm of dust blanketing it. After cleaning that off with paper dampened with isopropyl alcohol, the CPU runs at a reasonable 35C. When not gaming the GPU stays under 30C.
After thinking all was better, I booted up this afternoon, only to have it freeze up (hourglass when mouse over start menu, followed by screen going completely black (didn't even see the blue screen this time. On reboot, I got "Windows has recovered from a serious error, with the same codes as before my attempted repairs/cleaning:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP4: FFFFF80003380E70
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
This PC is something I put together a few years ago
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Everytime I wake up my desktop from sleep, I get the BSOD with the message - Attempted Write To Readonly Memory, and the system restarts. I have this problem for a few months now, since I was on Windows 7. I thought the problem might go away after upgrading to Windows 10. But even after the upgrade, the issue still remains. It is pretty annoying as I can't leave my system idle for a few minutes. I'm attaching recent dumps and msinfo file to this thread. Please take a look and let me know how do I fix this. Thanks.

A:BSOD after wake up - Attempted Write To Readonly Memory

BSOD Posting Instructions

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Ok so I was installing my drivers from the cd for my new motherboard and all was going well but then my mouse+keyboard cut out and the system crashed and now when ever I try to boot it and it gets right about to the windows screen this happens.
Any help would be nice
(Didn't uninstall old gigabyte drivers as i'm not sure where the unistaller/file locations are

A:BSOD when reaching windows screen after attempted driver installation

Quick note I can get into the system if I boot in safemode if that helps at all.

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Thanks in advance,

After installing a used fx 4600 and associated drivers BSOD with various descriptions manifest about 30 minutes after startup. Saw ASUS screens never before seen, some quick look program.

Removed the Quadro and re-installed the geo-force card. Same results. Purged all the NVIDIA drivers which was difficult. with negative effect.

System now seems to run for an hour or two before the BSOD depending on Solidworks activity.

This had been an extremely stable system if a little slow for three years running that i've used it for design of large assemblies.

Please help if you can?

Best regards and thanks,

Here is the file as mentioned in the posting instructions

A:BSOD after attempted Quadro 4600 install, errors seem like Memory?

Hello Joealfadog, welcome to Seven Forums. I will try to help you on this. You have 2 Dump files, both dated today. Unfortunately, they gave me little information but did leave a few hints.

based on that there are a few thngs I would like you to do, the first being:
Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible, including the PSU and CPU cooling you use.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs

Next, please run Disk Check on all drives. next, please find the manufacturer's diagnostic program for you hard drives and run the long and short tests on each mechanical drive. If I had your system specs, I may be able to help find the correct program.
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Hey everyone,

For ages, I've been having these issues of my laptop constantly freezing, crashing, programs not responding, etc. Well, I've finally decided to do something about it.

Device: HP Pavilion m6
Windows 7 x64
AMD A10-4600M Processor APU with Radeon 2.29GHz
Available space on the C: drive: 330GB

The current problem: Windows will not start in normal mode. Upon entering the login screen, it will crash and enter a BDOS screen reading, "A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught." I have been having problems with perpetual freezing for months now, but it has never gotten this bad before.
NOTE: Windows will run smoothly in safe mode, which is why I have narrowed the most probable cause to be a driver issue

Steps I have already taken:

-Ran CCleaner with no issues
-Defragged the disk with no issues
-Scanned for viruses with multiple antivirus programs (Vipre security, Malware bytes, and RogueKiller)
-Have gone into MSconfig and have disabled all startup programs and all startup services EXCEPT FOR MICROSOFT services
-I have attempted to do a system scan several times, but it would always get stuck at 64% of verification scan, even in safe mode
-I have checked the Event Viewer. The errors that appear at the time of the two most recent crashes are:
1. The DHCP Client service depends on the Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock service which failed to start because of the following error:
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A:Constant freezing, BSOD driver has attempted to corrupt system

I read the dump files you posted. They all gave the same cause

start end module name
fffff880`081e0000 fffff880`081f2000 tcpipreg (pdb symbols) c:\symcache\tcpipreg.pdb\2E2DF5F7FC39481BBAF303EBD91BB0721\tcpipreg.pdb
Loaded symbol image file: tcpipreg.sys
Mapped memory image file: c:\symcache\tcpipreg.sys\506C62BE12000\tcpipreg.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
Image name: tcpipreg.sys
Timestamp: Wed Oct 03 11:07:26 2012 (506C62BE)
CheckSum: 00010902
ImageSize: 00012000
File version: 6.1.7601.17964
Product version: 6.1.7601.17964
File flags: 0 (Mask 3F)
File OS: 40004 NT Win32
File type: 1.0 App
File date: 00000000.00000000
Translations: 0409.04b0
CompanyName: Microsoft Corporation
ProductName: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
InternalName: tcpipreg.sys
OriginalFilename: tcpipreg.sys
ProductVersion: 6.1.7601.17964
FileVersion: 6.1.7601.17964 (win7sp1_gdr.121003-0333)
FileDescription: TCP/IP Registry Compatibility Driver
LegalCopyright: ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
That is a Windows update driver - TCP/IP Registry Compatibility Driver

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I've been having this problem for a week now, i tried running memtest86 to diagnose Ram but the display does not show the test once it starts it show half the stats, the other half is hidden in mi right side screen. Only once it showed correctly and determined Errors with Tests 13 - hammering with both sticks. Now i am not able do determine which stick is faulty, because i cant run the test or see results properly.

This are my specs:

The error persists while listening to music (buzzing sound until it restarts), downloading things from steam or more likely while left idle. Never while gaming or doing heavy tasks, only light individual things as mentioned. I've had instances once BSOD reaches 100% in order to restart, it wont do it at all, staying like that for ever until i do it manually.

Now that i think of it, my PC would freeze and BSOD on me with buzzing sounds quite repeatedly when i had it build. But it stopped eventually, but now the problem has returned quite worse, i think it might always had been a faulty PSU (Corsair RM 850) or Ram (Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory).
I hope that this dump file shows some answers , please help thanks in advance.


Ok, i noticed the posting instructions, i downloaded the tool to create the zip file i need to upload, but it does not create any zip file in my desktop, even running it as administrator, all goes correct but it doesn't create any zip file. What am i doing wrong?

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A few days ago my computer blue screened with some sort of memory error. When I attempted to start it back up, it began installing windows updates that I had been putting off. After it looked like it had mostly finished, it got to a screen that said "preparing to configure windows. Do not restart your computer". After sitting on that screen for about thirty seconds the computer rebooted, and then went back to that screen. After about 20 minutes of this, I decided that it probably wasn't going to fix itself.

Things I've tried:
Booting into safe mode (when I attempt to boot into safe mode I end up in the same loop)
There's a tutorial on this site about repair the registry hives, I followed it but It had no effect
I found a tutorial on another site that suggested using the dism took to revert pending installations. This also had no effect
I used a windows 7 install disk and a repair disk and have had no luck with them.
The automatic start up repair tool lists error "system file integrity check. Code: 0xa" or something similar

A:Infinite reboot loop after a BSoD and attempted windows updates

Hello Sk8kidamh,

That issue certainly doesn't sound good.

Can you just clarify that you cannot log into your computer, but you can get into options, such as system restore, command prompt, start-up repair?

If so, please open System Recovery Options (What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help) and select Command Prompt. When in Command Prompt, please type sfc /scannow and select enter.

Hopefully we can resolve this issue.

Thank you,

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I seem to have done what every member of this forum warns everyone not to do: I tried to fix my malware with tools I'm not supposed to use without supervision.
I had a virus or something that deleted all my icons and pester me with fake scans. I used Malwarebytes to fix that.
Then I noticed that my Google searches were getting redirected.
The malware would redirect me to find-fast-answers every once in a while.

I tried Combofix and TDSSKiller which solved this problem for me a few months ago, which did not solve the issue. After a few hours of solution searching, I read somewhere that Hitman Pro fixes my very symptoms. Hitman Pro found a few things as well as a possibly infected boot file. I told it to repair everything.

I assume that's where it all went wrong.

I can no longer boot into Windows normal or safe mode. In normal, I get to the Windows logo, which then freezes for a sec and I get a BSOD with stop code 0x0000007b before restarting. In safe mode, the last driver that shows up on the screen is classpnp.sys before flashing a blue screen and restarting into Windows recovery (which I assume is also 0x0000007b, but I am not 100% sure).

I tried chkdsk, sfc, and the steps to fixmbr, to no avail, though I'm not 100% sure if I did it right, because the whole recovery mode thing confused me. I tried the automatic Windows repair, two system restores and a Use Last Known Good Configuration, none of which had any noticeable effect.

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A:Google Redirects + Foolishly Attempted Solutions = BSOD on Boot

Hello DeadJenkins,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.[*]Press Scan button.[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.[/list]

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I switched on my PC today and halfway through the boot screen it goes into BSOD.
The error code goes something like

STOP 0X000000BE (0x**, 0x**,0x**,0x** I don't know whether this bracket part matters)

with the message: attempted to write to readonly memory

The bluescreen immediately turns green with remnants of the loading bar stuck on the screen.

Attempting to go into safe mode results in the same message except it only flashes for a split second (and stays blue) before it auto-restarts.
My PC is a windows XP. I do not have a windows XP CD so I can't boot with that. The only way I can boot right now is to use another hard drive containing XP also using a SATA cable, in case I need to modify files on the "problematic" hard drive. This means that I do not run the problem'ed OS at all when I alternate boot, unless I could find a way to do it.

I do not think it is the haxdoor virus since I couldn't find the driver in problemdrive:/windows/system32/drivers.
Also, I did not install any new drivers or hardware. The newest hardware I've used so far is a new USB external 2.5 hard drive which seems to work fine for the past week I've been using.

The last time I shutdown, during the shutdown message, I plugged out the USB external hard drive before it is completely off, which I do not know whether it is the cause.

I heard that loading the hive in regedit of "system" from the problemdrive:/windows/system32/config and deleting t... Read more

A:XP BSOD on bootscreen (STOP 0x000000BE, attempted write readonly memory)

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I'm running Windows 7 64bit on a new Asus N61v laptop with Atheros networking card. Everything was working fine but lately I've had some problems with the wireless network dropping out. Today my wireless stopped working entirely. I logged on to the quick browser profile I had and the wireless worked fine, but whenever I switched back to my main administrator account the wireless adapter wouldn't enable and kept saying no wireless networks available. The switch on the side did nothing at all, nor did enabling it via networking or the keyboard hotkey. After a while bluetooth stopped working too. I could connect to my router via ethernet cable, and went into device manager to update my drivers. I selected my network card and checked for driver updates via windows. It didn't work. So someone suggested I try system restore. I restored my laptop to June 2nd. It didn't fix the wireless adapter. I went back to device manager to reinstall drivers but I accidently hit "driver rollback", that's when my computer restarted and the BSOD appeared. Now I can only avoid the BSOD by restarting in safe mode WITHOUT networking.

Here's the BSOD

[top of screen cut off]
to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Wireless Adapter stopped working, attempted to install drivers and now... BSOD

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I have 2 boot.ini lines:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro SP2 - bootlog " /fastdetect /sos /bootlog
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro SP2 - bootlog nogui test" /fastdetect /sos /bootlog /noguiboot
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First one works fine. Attempting to use the second one causes "STOP: 0x000000B8" caused by adding /noguiboot machine run fine I was just testing if it would show driver loading lines without switching to the animated logo display (I have a customised one). No external devices attached to laptop when I tested this. Just curious why this would be an issue. Running XP PRO SP2, obviously I won't use this combination. Is it valid as I thought I had used it on other machines?

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

A wait operation,attach process, or yield was attempted from DPC routine.

If this is the first time you?ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.If this screen appears again,follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue,disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,resta... Read more

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I am experiencing some BSODs on my ASUS G75VW. It's not happening at specific times, but every now and then, within 1-2 days, and that is completely random. I thought it was initially from some Adobe applications because it happened mostly when I was linking projects between the apps, but I found it also happened idly. I don't think it's hardware specific but rather a wrong setting or application problem. I have attached the history log below.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000b8 (0xfffff80002407cc0, 0xfffffa800c759660, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000).

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f7 (0xfffff80002c0dc60, 0x0000f88003f6a02d, 0xffff077ffc095fd2, 0x0000000000000000).

A:random BSODs error 0x000000b8/[email protected]

Welcome to SevenForums.

Probably caused by : iusb3xhc.sys ( iusb3xhc+5e81 )

Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
Check for updates on its drivers: Driver Reference Table

See if enabling or disabling USB selective suspense helps:USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

Replace Avast! antivirus with Microsoft Security Essentials as it contributes in BSOD-s.avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:
Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Free up the start-up, nothing except the antivirus is usually needed.Startup Programs - Change
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Let us know the results.

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This may not be the right place to post this, but I was wondering whether I should upgrade to FireFox. I used to use IE, but I switched over to Avant browser. I love it, but I hear so much more about firefox. Could someone who has used both tell me if this is a good idea?

A:Firefox switch?

FF is great, now I am assuming you have either DSL or Cable internet, otherwise you probably won't notice the speed difference, but I use FF with the FasterFox extension which I have set to turbo.I haven't used Avant though but I do love FF. especially the tabbed browsing and bookmarks, and also how you can restart where you left of if the browser or computer shuts down for some reason

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hi !

The “EASY” way to run both Firefox 3 & 4:

1. duplicate the existing profile
2. name them F3 & F4
3. duplicate profiles.ini
4. name them profiles.F3 & profiles.F4
5. create a bat-file, Firefox 3.bat:

COPY C:\Users\HACKERMAN\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.F3 C:\Users\HACKERMAN\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini



6. create a shortcut to Firefox 3, (firefox.exe in the firefox-3 folder), name it FIREFOX 3

7. create a bat-file, Firefox 4.bat:

COPY C:\Users\HACKERMAN\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.F4 C:\Users\HACKERMAN\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini



8. create a shortcut to Firefox 4, (firefox.exe in the firefox-4 beta folder), name it FIREFOX 4

9. create shortcuts to Firefox 3.bat & Firefox 4.bat, put them on your taskbar / desktop.
both bat-files & both shortcuts (Firefox 3.lnk & Firefox 4.lnk) should be in the same folder: "E:\SYSTEM"
now you can use both versions without having any trouble with your add-ons etc. since each ve... Read more

A:How to use both Firefox 3 & 4, and easily switch between them !

This method is easier: Run Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4 Beta Simultaneously - TechSpot

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I don't know what happened, but now when I open Internet Explorer (6) and either type in a URL or select a "FAVORITE" the desired page opens in the Firefox Browser INSTEAD!!!

To be SPECIFIC.....IF I OPEN an Internet Explorer window and then select a "FAVORITE" OR type a URL into the address bar, the Internet Explorer window STAYS on the HOME PAGE and a NEW FIREFOX WINDOW OPENS TO THE DESIRED LOCATION!!!



A:Internet Explorer/firefox Switch

It sounds like you need to reset IE as your default browser. Open up internet explorer and and under the 'TOOLS' menu you with find 'Internet Options'.

Under the Internet Options window, choose the 'Programs' tab.

Towards the bottom you will see a button that says 'Make default'. That will revert IE6 back to being your default browser. To prevent this from happening in the future, also check the box that says 'Tell me if IE is not the default browser'.

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So I've heard these two are the best browsers around, although I've seen firefox and its good it takes up more RAM than Chrome by about 30MB, should I switch or stay?

A:Switch to Firefox or stick with Chrome?

Go with both and you can A/B them side by side.

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