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# 68147 15-Sep-2010 19:32
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The title pretty much sums it up.

I just came home, restarted my laptop which was running Linux idle all day (Ino i'm so eco friendly), to find when I rebooted Windows just blinks a BSOD and restarts. Cannot go into safe mode or anything.

Is there a file or something I can modify on the hdd to be able to view the error. Or a log I can check.. Although I dobt it's logging anything.

I'd usually just re-install, but if it's a hardware problem i'd really want to know.


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  # 388511 5-Oct-2010 22:03
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bsod is usually a hardware error , when i had a similar problem that your experiencing now it was a bad ram bay. one way to check was by testing my ram for errors.
since your un ecofriendly version of linux works fine, it may just need a reinstall.
test your hardware via diskchk and ram check to find out if its hardware based error or not

gz ftw

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  # 389027 7-Oct-2010 07:53
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when starting the pc press f8 and then select I think Disable Automatic Restart and you will see the BSOD

Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.10, MCITP 2008

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