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I get a blue screen that says my computer was shut down to protect from crashing, and it says it dumped my memory

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Good Evening:


Hope that you are wellJ

It does appear that you have suffered a system crash.

  1. This document explains how to disable Autorestart, a feature whereby Windows XP and Vista automatically restart the computer following severe system crashes.

http://helpdesk.doit.wisc.edu/page.php?id=7049

  1. Them attempt to do a restore. Go to ALL PROGRAMS, select ACCESSORIES, click on SYSTEM TOOLS, select SYSTEM RESTORE and follow prompts. Go back to a time before problem started.

  1. Run a spy ware removal, a cleaner and a scan disk.

These are general solutions because we don’t have an error message.

And, remember; always include the type of Operating System and the type of computer you own, when you submit your questions. It simply makes for much faster solutions.

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I recently saw a very tricky virus that made it look like my computer was getting blue screen of death. It was acutaly a virus that had replaced my screen saver. They had even faked the screens that made it look like it was rebooting. I had also been locked out of the screen saver functions so I couldn't turn it off.

I booted in safe mode and removed the current screen saver.
I also ran a full virus scan.

Blue screens are normally caused by corrpted system files or faulty hardware.
But I'd do the screen saver test first.

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