Random BSOD

Kieran Top

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Has This Happened Once or more?

win32k.sys has caused the error.Screenshot_2.png Reading from this online pdf the sys is the Kernel side of the Windows Sub Sytem and its somthing to do with the GUI (graphical user interface).
 

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    Dell Inc
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    I don't know
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    1 Sony TV
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wither 3

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When you get a BSOD, the file responsible for the crash is listed near the end of the BSOD. What is it?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
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    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
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    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
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    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
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    Viewsonic VG2436
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    1920x1080p
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    Samsung HD 105SI
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    Apevia XJupiter
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    air
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    Logitech MX 600
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    Logitech MX 3200
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    30 Mbps

wither 3

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Normally, if one doesn't get the BSOD screen, it means the CPU is overheating. For other causes, the screen normally displays long enough to read it (maybe it depends on the system). For overheating, one would normally just check to see if the fan or vent is dirty.

One can download a utility to read the file created when this happens but, I'd have to look for where the file is stored. You can also look in the Event logs in Control Panel.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
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    30 Mbps

wither 3

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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

wither 3

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Did you get this resolved?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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