I will mention some gamename's but the problem isnt realy about games so I guess I have posted the problem in the right place, sorry if I didnt.
Im getting a blue screen lately with a "Stop" error message, I have tried to find info about these errors but there are so many of them. I think it started when I installed the game "star wars jedi knight academy" I have played this game before on my laptop but didnt experienced any problems.
I can play the game normal, but the blue screen apears randomly (for example, I started up the game and in the main menu I clicked on a button and the screen apears.) Sometimes I can just Game a whole time and the BSOD doesnt come. But it isnt always with gaming, sometimes when im surfing the web to.
I just uninstalled star wars JKA and installed a other classic game: Red Alert 2 When I clicked on the exe the Error was there again, this is the exect message:
*** STOP: 0X0000008E (0XC0000005, 0X805634F2, 0XF1DEBC, 0X00000000)
I found out that there are many stop errors but mine doesnt realy fit in, I didnt changed anything or messed arround in bios. I also didint changed anything inside the laptop. I scanned with my virus and spyware programs to but im clean. I dont know if it is useful to say but my DVD drive doesnt work anymore, maybe that has something to do with it?
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out, caus its annoying when youre bizy with something and suddenly the BSOD pops up.
Also a screen of the report I get afterwards, maybe usefull. (it is in Dutch do, but i guess the numbers and such is in the same place as it is in the english version)
ps. srry if I explaned it a little unclear, im not good at such:p
My laptop info: Coppied from xfire profile :)
Manufacturer: Packard Bell NEC Processor: mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 2600+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz Memory: 224MB RAM Hard Drive: 35 GB Video Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR Monitor: Digitaal LCD-scherm (1024x768) Sound Card: Logitech USB Headset Speakers/Headphones: Logitech USB Headset Keyboard: USB-hoofdhub Mouse: USB-hoofdhub Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
0x0000008E KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED errors can indicate a number of problems, but the usual culprit is either incorrectly installed drivers or a memory error. Ensure that all your drivers are updated to the latest version from your manufacturer's website.
Failing that, download and run MemTest86+ for a few hours and then report back with the results.
I havn't had any problems lately :) mayby because I have unistalled all games on the system. I have all the updates I should have, and I checked out the mem-test but it says that you need a floppy to make a setup file or something. But i dondt have a floppy drive :S^^.
This doesn't matter yet because I havn't had any problems the last 2 days, so I'm happy. If they come back I will report back. Thanks for the help so far! _o_
224MB of RAM is not good at all. You'd be much better off with a gigabyte (1024MB). Also, I'm going to bet your processor isn't very up to speed, considering the companies Packard Bell and NEC no longer exists. Well, NEC does, but they haven't made home PCs in years.
lol im 45 minutes further and I had the @#$%&*! screen again^^. Is my laptop dying then, is my ram broken? It used to work. what should I do? (uninstall all games, get a job and build my own "pc"?)thanks, B.B.
I think it is a good time to upgrade, as in, start from scratch.
well I dont need a ubergame pc or something because im a practicioneer of the sport le parkour so i need to train alot, but in the evening I like to play a nice oldschool game. What will happen if i just continue gaming a bit and the BSOD sometimes pop up? will I damage whats left of my laptop?
Considering that error usually points to damaged memory it's a bit late to be worrying about damaging it.
yes but how worst can it get or is this is?
Well obviously in degrees of broken-ness it can be anything from a scratch on the case up to it not working at all, this problem is in the middle somewhere. In terms of whether continuing to use it will cause further damage, I don't know but I doubt it.
Personally I think it's largely irrelevant because if it does cause further damage you won't be able to use it, but if you don't use it for fear of breaking it then are you actually any better off than if you have a broken laptop...?