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Blue Screen error caused by a device or driver

You will receive this message when a hardware device, its driver, or related software has caused a blue screen error. This type of error means the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from potential data corruption or loss. In this case, your Windows Program is unable to detect the specific device or driver that caused the problem.

The following troubleshooting steps might prevent the blue screen error from recurring. Try them in the order given. If one step does not solve the problem, then move on to the next one.

Steps to solve this problem

Download and install the latest updates and device drivers for your computer

  1. Use Windows Update to check for and install updates:
    1.  

      Click to go online to the Windows Update website.

       

      Note: If Microsoft Update is installed, you'll be taken to the Microsoft Update website.

    2. Click Custom to check for available updates.

    3. In the left pane, under Select by Type, click each of the following links to view all available updates:
       

      • High Priority

      • Software, Optional

      • Hardware, Optional

       

    4. Select the updates you want, click Review and install updates, and then click Install Updates.

  2. If you recently added a new hardware device to your computer, go online to the manufacturer's website to see if a driver update is available.

    How do I find my computer manufacturer?

    Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32, and then click OK. Your computer manufacturer is listed as the System Manufacturer in the right pane of the System Information window.

    Click to go online to see contact information for most computer manufacturers

  3. If you recently added a new program to your computer, go online to the manufacturer's website to see if an update is available.

Scan your computer for viruses

Many blue screen errors can be caused by computer viruses or other types of malicious software.

If you have an antivirus program installed on your computer, make sure it is up to date with the latest antivirus definitions and perform a complete scan of your system. Check your antivirus product's website for information on getting the latest updates.

If you do not have antivirus software installed on your computer, we recommend using a web-based scanner to check your computer for malware. Many of the top antivirus software providers offer this service free of charge on their websites.

To see a list of Microsoft and third-party providers of antispyware, anti-malware, and antivirus software, go online to the following website:

Security software: Downloads and trials

To see a list of antivirus software vendors, go online to the following Knowledge Base article:

List of antivirus software vendors

Tip: Consider scanning your computer using more than one web-based anti-virus scanner, even if you have an anti-virus program installed on your computer. This will help make sure that you are using the most up-to-date anti-virus definitions and allows you to benefit from the different strengths of each anti-virus software manufacturer. If you do run multiple anti-virus products, make sure you run only one product at a time. Running multiple anti-virus products simultaneously can produce incorrect results.

Check your hard disk for errors

You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this might take several minutes or longer. For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's checking for errors.

Note
If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted to reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.

For more information, go online to read the following article:

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.

  2. Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now.

    To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk check will report problems but not fix them.

    To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

    To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

  4. Click Start.

Steps to work around this problem

Warning
These steps are designed to address a particular problem but might do so by temporarily disabling or removing some functionality on your computer.

Remove any new hardware or software to isolate the cause of the blue screen

If you received the blue screen error after adding a new hardware device or program, and downloading updates didn't solve the problem, try removing the device or program and restarting Windows. If removing the new device or program allows Windows to start without the error, contact the device or program's manufacturer to get product updates or to learn about any known issues with the device or program.

Restore your computer to an earlier state

If the blue screen error occurred after installing a system or program update, consider using the System Restore feature to remove the changes. System Restore uses "restore points" that have been saved on your computer to return your system to a point in time before the problem began. This won't fix the problem, but it can make your computer work again.

Do one of the following:

If Windows doesn't start:

  1. Restart the computer and, when the screen becomes blank during startup, repeatedly press F8 until the Windows Advanced Options Menu displays.

  2. Use your arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and then press ENTER.

    For more information about safe mode start up options, go online to read an article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Click to read KB315222

  3. If you are prompted to select a version of Windows, select the correct version, and then press ENTER.

  4. Log on to the computer using the Administrator account or an account that has administrator credentials.

  5. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

    [systemroot]\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

    (Where [systemroot] is the drive and directory where your Windows system files are located -- for example, "C:\Windows")

  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore the computer to an earlier state.

Or, if Windows starts:

  1. Log on to Windows using an administrator account.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. You might receive a message that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Review this list, and then click OK.

  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows configuration, and then restarts the computer.

  6. Log on to the computer as an administrator.

  7. When the System Restore Restoration Complete page appears, click OK.

Below is a link, if the above does NOT help...

Advanced troubleshooting

 

More Help from MicroSoft

(When a website is unresponsive)
Help and Support | Security | Microsoft Update

 
Problem caused by Microsoft Internet Explorer
This problem occurres because Microsoft Internet Explorer, which was created by Microsoft Corporation, was slow or unresponsive.
This type of problem occurs when a program is slow or has stopped responding and you choose to shut it down. This is also referred to as an application hang. Most of the time, there's nothing you could have done to prevent this type of error, but there are some troubleshooting steps you can try.
Troubleshooting
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It's hard to determine exactly what causes Internet Explorer to stop responding, but it's usually due to one of the following reasons:
Spyware, adware, or other malicious software. If you have downloaded free software from the Internet, you might have inadvertently downloaded spyware with it. Spyware is software that can display advertisements (such as pop-up ads), collect information about you, or change settings on your computer, usually without your permission.
Internet Explorer add-ons: Add-ons are software that add features or tools (an Internet toolbar for example) to Internet Explorer.
Computer viruses: If your computer has a virus, the virus can cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.
Submitting a problem report is the best way to inform Microsoft about the unresponsive application on your computer. We use these problem reports to analyze the problems in the software and fix them.
In addition to sending problem reports, there are also a few things you should try. These solutions are not meant to fix all application problems, but they may help you prevent or troubleshoot unresponsive applications.
Install the latest security updates for Internet Explorer
These updates address many issues that have caused Internet Explorer to stop responding
Install latest security updates for Internet ExplorerUpdate your Windows software
Follow the steps below to view updates that are available for your computer.
Click to go online to the Windows Update website
Note
If Microsoft Update is not installed, you will be taken to the Windows Update website. See the note below if Microsoft Update is not installed.
Click Custom to check for available updates. In the left pane, under Select by Type, click each of the following links to view all available updates:

High Priority
Software, Optional
Hardware, Optional

Select the updates you want, click Review and install updates, and then click Install Updates.
What do I do if Microsoft Update is not installed?
Follow the steps below to install Microsoft Update and check for updates.
Click to go online to the Windows Update website
Click the Go button next to the Get Microsoft Update Today! message, and then click Start Now.
Review the license agreement, and then click Continue.
After setup is complete, click Check for Updates.
Click Custom to check for available updates. In the left pane, under Select by Type, click each of the following links to view all available updates:

High Priority
Software, Optional
Hardware, Optional

Select the updates you want, click Review and install updates, and then click Install Updates.
Install, run, and regularly update your antispyware, anti-adware, and antivirus software
To see a list of Microsoft and third-party solutions for spyware, adware, and antivirus software, go to the following website online.
Security software providers
In addition, you can use the free Windows Live OneCare safety scanner to check your computer for malware. To use the scanner, go to the following website, and then click Full Service Scan: Windows Live OneCare safety scannerStart Internet Explorer with no add-ons
Depending on your version of Internet Explorer, do one of the following:
In Internet Explorer 7, do the following:
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click Start, click Run, type iexplore.exe –extoff, and then click OK.
Internet Explorer will open a new window with all add-ons turned off.
In Internet Explorer 6, do the following:
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Browsing, clear the Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) check box.
Restart Internet Explorer.
Note
When you turn off third-party browser extensions and restart Internet Explorer, all third-party browser extensions will be unavailable. You can easily turn on these components again.
Continue using Internet Explorer the same way you did when you received a crash report. If Internet Explorer starts and runs with all of the add-ons turned off, then the next step will help you determine which add-on is causing it to crash.
 
 Disable all add-ons (one at a time) until you can no longer reproduce the problem
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Programs tab, and then click Manage Add-ons.
Click the name of the add-on you want to turn off, and then, under Settings, click Disable.
Click OK.
Restart Internet Explorer. Continue using Internet Explorer the same way you did when you received a crash report. If Internet Explorer continues to crash after disabling this add-on, continue with the next step.
Repeat steps b through g for each add-on listed. When you can no longer reproduce the problem, the most recently disabled add-on is the cause of the problem. Please report this add-on to us by using the survey at the bottom of this page to help us improve our error responses.
If Internet Explorer crashes with all of the add-ons turned off, then you need to reset Internet Explorer:
Reset Internet Explorer settings
By resetting Internet Explorer settings, you return it to the state it was in when it was first installed on your computer. This is useful for troubleshooting problems that might be caused by settings that were changed after installation. When you restore Internet Explorer's default settings, some webpages that rely on previously stored cookies, form data, passwords, or previously installed browser add-ons might not work correctly. Resetting Internet Explorer to its default settings does not delete your favorites, RSS feeds, and a few other personalized settings. The following table describes what will happen to various settings when you reset Internet Explorer.
Settings categories
 Items affected
 
Settings that are deleted
 Browser history, temporary Internet files, cookies, form data, and stored passwords
Typed URL information, offline webpages, menu extensions
Websites added to intranet, trusted, or restricted zones
Websites added for special cookie handling under the Privacy tab
Websites allowed to use pop-ups under Pop-up Blocker settings
Explorer most recently used list
 
Settings that are reset to Windows or manufacturer defaults
 Home page
Search providers, tabbed browsing settings
Colors, languages, fonts and accessibility settings (General tab)
Security settings for all zones (Security tab)
Advanced tab settings
Privacy tab settings
Pop-up blocker, AutoComplete, Phishing Filter, and Zoom settings
Page setup, toolbar, and text size settings
Feeds settings (sync and notification, not feeds themselves)
ActiveX controls that are not on the pre-approved list (reset to opt-in state)
Toolbars, browser helper objects, and browser extensions are disabled
 
Settings and items that are maintained
 Favorites
Feeds
Content Advisor settings
Pre-approved ActiveX controls
Temporary Internet file (cache) path settings
Certificate information
Internet Programs (e?mail, instant messenger, and other programs associated with Internet use)
Internet connection, proxy, and VPN settings
Default web browser setting
 
Steps to reset Internet Explorer settings
In Internet Explorer 7, do the following:
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset.
Click Reset, click Close, and then click OK.
Restart Internet Explorer.
In Internet Explorer 6, do the following:
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Restore Defaults.
Restart Internet Explorer.
If you are using Yahoo! Toolbar, download a fix.
If you are using the Yahoo! Toolbar, a fix has been released to help prevent the problem you have experienced. Go to the Yahoo! Toolbar website online and click Download the Yahoo! Toolbar.
 
 

 

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