Hi, everyone. I've recently been having a lot of BSODs occurring (twice a day nearly) and I want to know what's causing it. I've done some research about some of the codes that I've been getting, and I believe I may have either some memory or drivers issues, but I can't be sure. Which is why I'm here.
My computer's a x32 bit Windows Vista Inspiron 1420 laptop. The most recent blue screen I got was a 'KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED' and the code along with it was '0x1000008e'. The following information is more info about the most recent blue screen:
Dump File: Mini021112-01.dmp
Crash Time: 2/11/2012 2:52:47 AM
Bug Check String: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code: 0x1000008e
Parameter 1: 0xc0000005
Parameter 2: 0xa319bc07
Parameter 3: 0x9a3cc97c
Parameter 4: 0x00000000
Caused by Driver: win32k.sys
Caused by Address: win32k.sys+abc07
File Description: Multi-User Win32 Driver
Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company: Microsoft Corporation
File Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Crash Address: win32k.sys+abc07
Stack Address 1: win32k.sys+bba34
Stack Address 2: win32k.sys+bbdf0
Stack Address 3: win32k.sys+c83d7
Full Path: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini021112-01.dmp
Processors Count: 2
Major Version: 15
Minor Version: 6001
Dump File Size: 143,768
I've gotten previous blue screens that which names seem to do with memory (I can't recall the names right now).
I would appreciate any help in getting rid of these blue screens.
Note: I can't remember what I did or was doing when the blue screens began to show up more and more, but I believe I installed a Java game and also Avast! Virus scanner.
Note: A year or two ago, I switched out a stick of dead RAM from this laptop with another RAM stick which was working from another laptop. I've read about 'overclocking' but am not sure what it means when it comes to RAM and memory.