Here's the error message:
"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
Stop:/0x0000000A (0x0000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804E6DES)
Beginning Dump of Physical Memory
Dumping physical memory to disk: ___"(here there's a counter)
I may have gotten the Technical info wrong. If it's important, let me know. The computer kept restarting as I was copying the above.
This was really the first time I've read the entire message. Each time I saw "Dumping physical memory" it scared the crap out of me and I forced a shutdown immediately.
In order to get this error message I repeatedly forced the failure using my camera and noticed a couple of additional clues. Sometimes the camera was recognized as Drive H (according to the shut down menu), sometimes as Drive G, and sometimes as both simultaneously.
Additionally, there seems to be no problem if I connect the camera, the camera is recognized by the computer BUT I PERFORM NO "FILE" OPERATIONS and then disconnect it. However, if I open a program to view a photo then go through the normal shutdown the problem occurs. I have not tried sticking a thumb drive in and then removing it without any file operations but bet the result would be the same. The computer does crash after actually performing file operations with a thumb drive and then removing it.
Thanks for your patience.