BSoD
Jul 8 2008, 11:13 pm
By: Pyro682  

Jul 8 2008, 11:13 pm Pyro682 Post #1



Blue Screen of Death. I have an Alienware Aurora Laptop.
Any Computer geeks out there who can help me out?
The BSoD comes on randomly, and i cant get a single straight game in.

I know this is either a hardware issue/ something wrong with the OS.
This is not a virus, nor is it malware, spyware, warioware, or whatever ware.

How do i diagnose this puppy?

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jul 8 2008, 11:19 pm by Pyro682.



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Jul 8 2008, 11:36 pm Doodle77 Post #2



What does the BSoD say? If your computer automatically reboots the second it appears,
1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"



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Jul 8 2008, 11:46 pm cheeze Post #3



Reformatting is usually the best way to check if it's a hardware/software issue. If reformatting fails, then it's hardware, and you'll to get it fixed through manufacturer. Otherwise, the reformat should have solved the issue. If you don't want to reformat.. try a Linux live cd.



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Jul 8 2008, 11:54 pm Pyro682 Post #4



TRAP_CAUSE_UNKOWN


*** STOP: 0x00000012 (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


Reformatting? Im not totally CPU spiffy... How do i reformat?



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Jul 9 2008, 12:40 am pneumatic Post #5



Reformatting basically resets your hard drive. Everything on your hard drive is erased which means you'll have to reinstall the operating system. You also need to back up all your data before you reformat.

Here's a guide for Windows that may be good:
http://www.cyberwalker.com/topic/36



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Jul 9 2008, 12:46 am Pyro682 Post #6



Thanks, I'll start now.



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Jul 13 2008, 12:36 am ShadowFlare Post #7



Unless it is the hard drive that has the issue, a simple clean install without a reformat should be good enough.



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Jul 17 2008, 7:22 pm Pyro682 Post #8



Woah... Ok, this isnt good. I redid evreything in windows, and fixed a bunch of other problems.... I reformatted and everything, but i still get the BSoD.


TRAP_CAUSE_UNKOWN


*** STOP: 0x00000012 (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

this is the code, once again.

Any help?



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Jul 17 2008, 11:22 pm Vi3t-X Post #9



Did you format your computer, or just used to basic crappy "System Recovery" that is usually packaged in with computers.

Off-Topic: Didn't Dell buyout Alienware?



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Jul 17 2008, 11:41 pm ihjel Post #10



Off-Topic: Yes they did.



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Jul 17 2008, 11:45 pm cheeze Post #11



Are you sure you reformatted? There might also be a problem on the CD. :/
Try a Linux live cd and see if it's hardware issue too. If that's the case, you'll have to go to the manufacturer.



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Jul 19 2008, 2:51 pm Pyro682 Post #12



ok, turns out i just used the crappy system recovery CD. ill reformat soon. (gotta backup data files)



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