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Bluescreens 0x0000007F - probably not by hardware


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Finsch

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Hello there


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.

Summary:
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.

EDIT:
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.

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Edited by Finsch, 02 September 2005 - 04:31 AM.

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darth_ash

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When it goes to BlueScreen, does it show the source of the error, i.e. the file that caused the error?
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Just reproduced the error and no, it does not show the reason for the error. Reproduced it by again opening the java applett:
google.de --> searched for "gamma latex" (Without quotation marks), second hit is a java based formula editor for latex, address:
http://wwwmayr.infor...tart/gamma.jnlp
(it is not harmful, usually.)

bluescreen occurs when closing.
I have the dump and the minidump files, if they are of any help. They contain a lot of unreadable elements, though.

Edited by Finsch, 02 September 2005 - 05:06 AM.

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