Saturday, September 15, 2007

A second unexpected blue-screen!

And I got my second blue-screen, it seems to be the same issue, the error reported was something about DRIVE POWER something, it went too fast for me to write it down or memorize it. The power cable was in the computer but it was not powered, it was running from the battery at over 50% full. I was merely looking at a browser window, I was not doing anything dramatic or intensive :)

It did create a dump file with an accompanying XML and .txt file for further analysis by Microsoft. Sending the problem information to Microsoft p;roduced "no new solultions". So some could ask, is Microsoft really interested in the problems or just collecting dumps from our computers? ;-)

To get to that program, you go to Control Panel, select Classic View, and then page down to find Problem Reports and Solutions. Then click on that, and then click on "See Problems to Check", look through the problems reported there, click on the ones you want to report to microsoft, then press the Check for Solutions button in the lower right corner of the screen. You can also recheck for previously submitted problems by clicking the "Check again for solutions to other problems" on the lower left corner of your screen.

This process can be done manually or if you prefer (*cough* trust Microsoft *cough*) you can set it up to happen automatically whenever a problem occurs. Check the settings for more details.

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