Happy Friday! This week's topic is Judy's experience with the dreaded Windows blue screen of death (BSOD). Judy's BDOD was followed by a message of a memory dump on her Windows 7 machine. So, what's causing it, and can it be remedied?
Unfortunately, there are endless possibilities for why this may be happening.
What you are experiencing, in general, can be caused by both software and hardware issues. If you go through our members' advice, you'll find that many people mentioned possible issues that may be causing the blue screen of death: a possible hardware issue, such as a bad memory module or motherboard, computer overheating, or even a failing hard drive. However, there are other possibilities, which include not having the latest drivers (possibly the video card driver), outdated BIOS, conflict of software with hardware, or even malware or viruses. This makes this problem a bit of headache to track down.
But the good news is that many of your fellow members are here to help relieve that headache and have shared their experiences with you. They've taken the time to explain what could be causing this issue. My best advice is to start by trying to capture or jot down the error code when your machine gives you the blue screen of death. When you are armed with that information, do an Internet search to pinpoint the issue, and then work from there.
I have picked out a few answers in the Q&A section to get you going, but there is plenty more advice to go through in the discussion thread, so take your time reading each one. I hope that information helps, Judy. And when you get a chance, we'd love to hear back from you to tell us what caused your problems, so please post back in the discussion thread.
Thank you for your contributions! Have a great weekend.
Windows 7 computer, what do you mean you're "dumping memory"?
Hello everyone. I am using Windows 7 when I play a game or go to
some Web pages. Sometimes my computer screen will turn blue and
display a message saying it's dumping memory? I am not a computer
whiz, but I have never had this happen before. I've used every
windows program since "95" and have never had this experience. Does
anyone else have this problem? What causes it and is there something I
can do to fix this issue? Thank you for your time.
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
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That does not make sense to me. How is it that the camera with the larger megs takes photos with fewer megs? I have tried about every setting on the Nikon but cannot get it to take a photo with more than 2 megs in size. What does the 14.2 megs stand for? Is it not the size of the photo? Please help me; I'm puzzled by this.
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