Bsod

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by pedroboe, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. pedroboe

    pedroboe Guest

    Hi all:

    I am new here, been using Win XP for 6 Months but I am not totally skilled at advanced troubleshooting. Here is my present system:

    Dell PIII 500MHZ
    512 RAM, SODIM
    Nvidia Gforce 3 200 Titanium (just installed a week ago)
    Turtle beach Montego II sound card

    DVD and CRD Drives (Toshiba and Mashita)


    I am getting the BSOD once in a while. I have become very paranoid about my cable conection and I am preesently using a few firewall and trojan programs at the same time. I also downloaded a utility to tweak the G3. I have stopped using that, but have not uninstalled it.
    I understand there must be a way to track the series of event leading to this major crash. I have used many of the tweaks provided elsewhere on this website, including disablind the page filing. but everytime I go back and look at the Advanced tab under system, Windows has gone back to thre default setup

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the info about the programs that are causing this crash? is it Sherlock? log file?

    Sorry, I am not in the computer business!

    Thanks...
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    What kind of codes/messages are you getting with the bsod?
     
  3. pedroboe

    pedroboe Guest

    That is a good question. I always get so shocked that i just reach for the reset button without even noticing the error message. However. It has not happened since I uninstalled the "Black Ice defender" firewall program. I had it running simultaneously with another one called "The cleaner" and I uninstalled both. Now I am just using the "Tiny" firewall and Norton Antivirus as well as the "port blocker" from Analog X. The reason of my paranoia is that Iv'e had about 3 trojans and 2 viruses in my system in the last 2 months. It seems like my cable provider is constanly fequented by punks.....
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Cool, you're up and running on all cylinders then.

    For future reference, you can go to Microsoft's knowledge base with any bsod messages to help you troubleshoot them. "STOP: Ox..." messages are pretty well documented as are many others. Typing in variations of the error code(s) will often bring up relatively simple solutions. Here's a link to the knowledge base:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;rid;kbinfo
     
  5. pedroboe

    pedroboe Guest

    Thanks a lot for the info and prompt reply!