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Machine_check_failure? Hi. My computer keeps crashing with a machine_check_failure, especially when I stream video. Out of desperation I formatted my harddrive thinking that might get rid of the problem. The problem persisted throughout the installatino process. It finally worked, perhaps because I blew out some dust from the hardware or maybe because the temperature droped a lot. Anyway, I now have a fresh installation of windows xp professional, yet it seems the problem is continuing. I suspect it's a hardware issue.

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Hi ,
You may have a bad video card, or heating problem, perhaps the fan on the video card if off. open the PC carefully and see when you sart up your PC if this fan, run.
install new version of Video Driver.
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