Since about one month i keep getting frequent bluescreens. The "computer has been shut down to prevent hardware damage".
The error message in the lower part of the blue screen is
*STOP: 0x0000007F (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
At first i thought faulty hardware is the reason, so i performed an extensive memory check with memtest. It performed about 100 tests and failed two of them, so i dont think that is the problem.
But i think i know exactly when the problem happens: Whenever i close an application. The system runs stable for hours, i can play games, watch videos, whatever i want. But when i close an application, there is a very low risk of the bluescreen error occuring.
Nearly always when i close opera, the error is occuring. I use that browser for ages now, at the moment Opera 7. This is not the most up to date version, but it ran stable for a year or so, and the installation or config has not changed. I switched back to the Microsoft IE, because then the error does not occure.
But 10 minutes ago, i was on a website that opened a java window. When closing that window, i got the bluescreen.
Bluescreen 80 % of the times when i close Opera
Bluescreen 2 % of the times when i close any application - really rare
Bluescreen right now when closing a java window - never noticed that before. Maybe it is jave related, because i have 20 sites opened in opera, there might be a java applett running.
This does not sound like a hardware error, does it? Can someone help me with this problem? I included an everest report with my post, see attachement.
English second language, i hope it is readable.
And i forgot to add: I did not install any additional hardware, did not install any new drivers. Only thing that changed was that i installed Worms Mayhem, which is a game by team17 that makes use of codemasters "Starforce" copy protection, which is known to cause problems in rare cases. But i think that has nothing to do with my problem, though time of installation and time of problem occuring for the first time match.
Edited by Finsch, 02 September 2005 - 04:31 AM.