"A Prob. has bn detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent dmage to your cmp.

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by arjhay, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. arjhay

    arjhay New Member

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    "A Problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

    this message always appears in my screen.. ( i think once a week) it's background is blue and the writings are white. Why is it that this message always come up?? If i am typing something, it will show up and I can't save the document i'm typing. Please Help.
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    THat message is your classic BSOD, what OS are you running? :)
     
  3. arjhay

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    xp .. is that the "os?" :)
     
  4. Praetor

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    - Yes that would be the operating system
    - What software/hardware/tweaks have you applied prior to this BSOD popping up? :)
     
  5. Fure6

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    How bout processes...?

    if you don't know how to look at them, you probably do, but this is how: ctrl+alt+delete. the delete above the arrow keys.
     
  6. arjhay

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    i don't know what to answer... i mean, i don't get the question.. :(
     
  7. arjhay

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    what do you mean, processes?! :(
     
  8. djadragon

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  9. Praetor

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    The things listed on the Process tab, under the Image Name column :)

    That's not a process
     
  10. arjhay

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    80GB
    Geforce 4 MX 440SE 128MB/TV OUT
    16x DVD
    52x CD-RW
    512 MB DDR
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor H-T (FSB 800)


    .. is that what yo're talking about? :)
     
  11. Praetor

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    No. I mean the stuff under the Process Tab of the task manager, listed in the image name tab :)
     
  12. arjhay

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    huh? sorry praetor, i don't know how to ge that stuff. i'm bad at this things. could you explain how? :(
     
  13. Praetor

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    Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and goto the aforementioned tab :)
    Have a look around... u'd be surprised at the amount of stuffos floating around there heehee
     
  14. Grantie

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    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your

    I have basically the same problem but my system will not go pass that screen....Windows will not start :mad:. It all started after I installed Roxio cd and dvd creator 6. I tried to repair windows xp but that did not work. I really don't want to do a clean install of Window XP because then I will lose all my stuff.

    Can anyone help me PLEASE
     
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  16. Grantie

    Grantie New Member

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    Will it work

    Will this work seeing that windows will not start? It wont even startup in safe mode?
     
  17. Praetor

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    Oh .. .right. Since you cant get into windows you will be SOL for that route. Noting that you've tried a repair installation and safemode you are somewhat out of options. A reinstall is almost a definite requirement here.

    You can avoid losing your files via going into the recovery consoel and copying everything somewhere else (assuming you've got another partiton somewhere).... that will require a bit of navigating in DOS. Now if you've got encrypting filesystem and you dont remember your password (cuz say you have autologin) then you'll have to use the Windows2000 recovery console (not confirmed to work on SP2)
     
  18. Grantie

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    In the recovery consoel, how do I copy everything somewhere else?
     
  19. Praetor

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    copy <sourcefile> <destination>
    :)

    Something like copy <sourcePath>\*.* <destinationPath> would be useful
     
  20. Grantie

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    ok thanks. I'll try that
     

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