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Blue screen of Death

 
 
Chumly
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:28 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Totally true, in fact less than four on any modern machine is a potential bottleneck.
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dagmaraka
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:29 pm
@dagmaraka,
there's a slew of hundreds of them (just examples.... there were warnings, information, and error messages logs all related to servicing):

Windows Servicing identified that package WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-Package-de-DE-MiniLP(Feature Pack) is not applicable for this system


Windows Servicing is setting package WindowsUpdateClient-SelfUpdate-Core-CoreComp-Package(Update) state to Resolving(Resolving)

Windows Servicing failed to complete the process of setting package WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux (Feature Pack) into Install Requested(Install Requested) state
nimh
 
  3  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:33 pm
@dagmaraka,
dagmaraka wrote:
I haven't completely shut it down for a few days, maybe I should do that to clear memory or whatnot (as if I knew what I'm talking about).... i just put it on hibernate since i want to just continue where i left off.


I do that too (lazy), but it does create trouble. I mean, I dunno how it works, but if I hibernate my laptop over + over + over again, without ever a complete restart, it becomes increasingly slow, and, eventually, erratic. Nothing like a blue screen or anything, just, the longer I havent restarted, the more chance something doesnt work properly - and, yeah, it gets sloooooow after the xth time hibernating.

Of course, usually it reaches my limit of tolerance always right when I have dozens of different windows or browser tabs open (which taxes memory, of course, but doesnt cause any problems right after a restart), and I have to save or bookmark a bunch of stuff before I can restart, except the computer is by then really slow so the saving and bookmarking lasts for ******* forever.

If only I just was smart enough to see the limit coming in time and restart it before it's such a mess...
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:36 pm
@nimh,
This is an effect of how Windows handles memory allocation.

When a program starts, it asks Windows for a certain amount of memory, which is then allocated to that program.

"Well behaved" programs will give this memory back when they close, but if a program fails to give the memory back, or terminates abnormally, Windows leave the allocation in place.

This is known as a "memory leak."

dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:37 pm
@nimh,
yeah, i have about a dozen things open right now Rolling Eyes
but i need them ALL!

i will shut down sometime today....meanwhile i'm afraid to go get a glass of water....i just need to keep typing or else it might die again.
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:38 pm
@dagmaraka,
dagmaraka wrote:
WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-Package-de-DE-MiniLP(Feature Pack) is not applicable for this system

"WUClient" is the Windows Update client. It's sorting through available updates and determining which ones to install.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:39 pm
@DrewDad,
oh. that would explain it.... sometimes i do have to end programs when they become unresponsive....so maybe i have no memory left.

won't hurt to shut the puter down and restart in any case.
High Seas
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:40 pm
@dagmaraka,
OK, got to leave without waiting for Robert, so here's something that may help, and can't hurt:
http://www.ccleaner.com/

It's freeware. Good luck.
dagmaraka
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:40 pm
@dagmaraka,
The previous system shutdown at 12:38:22 PM on 8/21/2008 was unexpected.

- System
- Provider
[ Name] EventLog
- EventID 6008
[ Qualifiers] 32768
Level 2
Task 0
Keywords 0x80000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2008-08-21T16:40:22.000Z
EventRecordID 76348
Channel System
Computer DagmarinoBrlo
Security

- EventData
12:38:22 PM
8/21/2008
9808
D8070800040015000C0026001600B201D807080004001500100026001600B201600900003C000000010000006009000000000000B00400000100000000000000

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Binary data:
In Words
0000: 000807D8 00150004 0026000C 01B20016
0008: 000807D8 00150004 00260010 01B20016
0010: 00000960 0000003C 00000001 00000960
0018: 00000000 000004B0 00000001 00000000

In Bytes
0000: D8 07 08 00 04 00 15 00 Ø.......
0008: 0C 00 26 00 16 00 B2 01 ..&...².
0010: D8 07 08 00 04 00 15 00 Ø.......
0018: 10 00 26 00 16 00 B2 01 ..&...².
0020: 60 09 00 00 3C 00 00 00 `...<...
0028: 01 00 00 00 60 09 00 00 ....`...
0030: 00 00 00 00 B0 04 00 00 ....°...
0038: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

dagmaraka
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:49 pm
@High Seas,
High Seas wrote:

OK, got to leave without waiting for Robert, so here's something that may help, and can't hurt:
http://www.ccleaner.com/

It's freeware. Good luck.


thanks. running it now.
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:50 pm
@dagmaraka,
dagmaraka wrote:
meanwhile i'm afraid to go get a glass of water....i just need to keep typing or else it might die again.

Ah.. it will be an informative evening on a2k Razz
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:51 pm
@dagmaraka,
Didn't your computer reboot after the "blue screen."
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DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:52 pm
@dagmaraka,
Nemmind.
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dagmaraka
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 12:57 pm
@nimh,
yep, make yourselves comfortable. i'm gonna be here awhile.
dagmaraka
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 01:41 pm
@dagmaraka,
must go to the bathroom though..... if the g_d d__n thing crashes again mid-scan and mid-defragmenting, i'm throwing it through the window.
Razrez
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 02:07 pm
I'm definitely going to agree with those posting about memory most likely being the issue. I am not pro, but from what I've heard vista does use a lot of memory, and the first clue to me was the "kernel" error stuff you saw at blue screen.

I had some trouble a while back and learned a lil bit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computer_science)

Someone mentioned memory leak and that's my first guess too.

Now, fixing it is another issue because in my experience memory can be touchy. Sorry I'm not more help!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 02:17 pm
i switched to a mac a few months ago, and the other day i was trying to move some data from my old pc to an external hard drive....when....my pc died, really died

so.....being the technological daredevil i am, i took the hard drive out of my pc, cracked open another external harddrive i had, put the pc drive in the housing and......

sucess, i was able to transfer the files i needed (including some hard to replace family pics i'd scanned)


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sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 02:18 pm
@dagmaraka,
Hey, it's been almost half an hour... is she back yet?

Oy, the suspense...!
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fishin
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 03:16 pm
Before you get to wrapped up in clearing caches and looking for other software related issues try grabbing a can of compressed air and cleaning the vent where the cooling fan is located. Also check to make sure the rubber "feet" on the bottom of the tablet are all still there. They have a tendency to pop off and that causes a loss of air flow under the system.

Tablets are notorious for BSODs from overheating.
dagmaraka
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 03:34 pm
@fishin,
It hasn't crashed for a few hours now (knock on wood).... I am OCD about my computer. It's clean and when on table it's on a stand... it gets air from all sides. That shouldn't be a problem

It didn't fly out the window yet. But it's getting there. I'm still missing my previous computer. My old Dell. Loved it...perhaps the Gateway knows and feels unloved.
 

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