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I have the dreaded blue screen on start up on my PC the stop is caused by a faulty device driver on the Kernal Stack. Error codes 0x000000C4 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) It also tells me to disable BIOS memory caching and shadowing. The boot up in safe mode and scan by AVG showed virus's which have been deleted. sorry but I need help as I am unable to do any of this. thankyou

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  • clacybrown Oct 30, 2008

    unfortunately our teen son had turned this off, I work on my laptop and he does his homework on the desk top. I am not pleased and hope you have another solution.

    thank you

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Hi Clacybrown,

Well, you hit the jackpot with this one -- virus plus the BSOD :(.

The good news is that you can boot into safe mode and that you are virus-free. The next step that I would try is to restore your system to an earlier point in time. Assuming that yours is an XP machine, boot into safe mode. Then click, "start", then "run". In the box that appears, type "msconfig", without the quotes. Then select "restore your system to an earlier time", then follow the prompts. Select a time that is before you started having problems.

Please let me know if this fixes your problem; if not, there are further steps that can be taken. If you feel it is appropriate, I would much appreciate a "Fix Ya" rating on my solution. Good luck!

Bob

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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The blue screen is referred to as A BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. Now that sounds a bit frieghtening but it does no harm at all to the pc. Yes ram can cause a BSOD but then so can outdated drivers. The first thing you should do is go to the motherboards manufacturers website and download all the latest drivers for that board. Install them and hopefully that should cure the problem.
Also on the blue screen you will find a explaination of what has caused the BSOD. Common ones are Page invalid, Kernal problems, a program problem. Also you will see a lot of error codes like
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<p>Blue screen errors, or blue screen of death (BSOD) errors, are the most severe errors Windows can encounter. Since Windows can not recover from this kernel level error, a blue screen is displayed with the error details. The error details contain a STOP error code, which indicates the type of error.<br /> <p>There are a lot of possible causes for blue screen errors, but most of them relate to the computer hardware. The cause of a BSOD error can be a temperature problem, a timing error, a resource conflict, hardware failure, a corrupt registry, a virus or simply a device incompatibility or driver error.<br /> <p><b>How to analyze blue screen errors</b><br /> <p>The first thing to do to analyze a blue screen error is to check the meaning of the STOP error code. You need to stop Windows from rebooting when a STOP error is encountered. Once the blue screen of death is shown, you can check the meaning of the STOP error code. Together with the filename of the driver or module, this will give an indication of the error cause.<br /> <p>Another option to analyze the cause of the blue screen error is to look at the Windows system event log or to debug the memory dump (minidump) that Windows created when the error occurred. The event log can be viewed using the event viewer. Right-click Computer in the Start menu, and then select Manage. In the Computer Management window select Event Viewer. The information in the event log can be of great help to isolate the cause of the blue screen error.<br /> <p>Reading the minidump requires a bit more technical knowledge, but Microsoft has tools to read the minidump.<br /> <p><b>The most common cause of blue screen errors</b><br /> <p>In reality, the most common cause of blue screen errors is a device driver problem. Outdated, incorrect or corrupt drivers can cause the system to encounter a STOP error, resulting in the BSOD.<br /> <p>So the easiest way to try and fix a blue screen error is to reinstall and update your system's device drivers. This will ensure that all driver bugs are fixed and that all hardware has the correct driver.<br /> <p>If you know which device caused the error, you can update or reinstall that driver first. The file name in the blue screen of death can help identify the driver. Look for a file with the .SYS extension and search for that file name.<br /> <p>If you do not have the drivers for all devices, or are not comfortable updating your PC's drivers manually, you can use a driver update tool to find, download and update all device drivers for you. Such tools will accurately identify your computer hardware, including any device causing an error, and automatically install the latest drivers for it.<br /> <p>In most cases updating or reinstalling drivers will solve your blue screen errors.<br /> <p><b>Other causes of blue screen errors</b><br /> <p>However, if updating device drivers does not fix the blue screen error, there are a number of additional things to try:<br /> <p>Load the default BIOS values - resource conflicts and timing issues can be caused by incorrect BIOS settings.<br /> <p>Update the BIOS - especially after adding new hardware or installing a Windows service pack this can help fix issues.<br /> <p>Update Windows - missing updates, including service packs can be a source of stop errors.<br /> <p>Check your system - run a virus scan and spyware scan after updating your definition files.<br /> <p>Driver rollback - if you have recently updated a driver, you can use the driver rollback to revert back to the previous driver version.<br />

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Often, if you're lucky, the problem will resolve itself with a simple reboot and you may never have to worry about it again. More typically though, the BSOD is a harbinger of trouble and you may find yourself faced with another and another until you throw up your hands in frustration... but all is not lost.

So the easiest way to try and fix a blue screen error is to reinstall and update your system's device drivers. This is if you are able to boot into safe mode (Press and hold the F8 key during boot up). This will ensure that all driver bugs are fixed and that all hardware has the correct driver. If you know which device caused the error, you can update or reinstall that driver first. The file name in the blue screen of death can help identify the driver. Look for a file with the .SYS extension and search for that file name. There is a neat program on the net that can fix this problem, it's called DriverFinder, you can get it here.

If this doesn't work or you can't think or find the corrupt driver you could use System Restore (If it is enabled) to go back to a time where you didn't get the error. To use the system restore utility, go to 'start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore.

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How to analyze blue screen errors The first thing to do to analyze a blue screen error is to check the meaning of the STOP error code. You need to stop Windows from rebooting when a STOP error is encountered. Once the blue screen of death is shown, you can check the meaning of the STOP error code. Together with the filename of the driver or module, this will give an indication of the error cause.
Another option to analyze the cause of the blue screen error is to look at the Windows system event log or to debug the memory dump (minidump) that Windows created when the error occurred. The event log can be viewed using the event viewer. Right-click Computer in the Start menu, and then select Manage. In the Computer Management window select Event Viewer. The information in the event log can be of great help to isolate the cause of the blue screen error.
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The most common cause of blue screen errors In reality, the most common cause of blue screen errors is a device driver problem. Outdated, incorrect or corrupt drivers can cause the system to encounter a STOP error, resulting in the BSOD.
So the easiest way to try and fix a blue screen error is to reinstall and update your system's device drivers. This will ensure that all driver bugs are fixed and that all hardware has the correct driver.
If you know which device caused the error, you can update or reinstall that driver first. The file name in the blue screen of death can help identify the driver. Look for a file with the .SYS extension and search for that file name.
If you do not have the drivers for all devices, or are not comfortable updating your PC's drivers manually, you can use a driver update tool to find, download and update all device drivers for you. Such tools will accurately identify your computer hardware, including any device causing an error, and automatically install the latest drivers for it.
In most cases updating or reinstalling drivers will solve your blue screen errors.
Other causes of blue screen errors However, if updating device drivers does not fix the blue screen error, there are a number of additional things to try:
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  • Update Windows - missing updates, including service packs can be a source of stop errors.
  • Check your system - run a virus scan and spyware scan after updating your definition files.
  • Driver rollback - if you have recently updated a driver, you can use the driver rollback to revert back to the previous driver version.
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