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Random BSOD

Kieran Top

Vista Is The Best
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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System One

  • System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 8 Cores
    Dell Inc
    16.3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB Vram
    Sound Card
    I don't know
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Sony TV
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    2x San disk SSD and an unkown HDD
    Dell XPS 8000
    3 Fans
    Logitech K120
    Logitech Hyperfurr G402
    Internet Speed
    200 Mb/s Download 20 Mb/s Upload

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
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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