What's this message all about/

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by videot, Aug 29, 2005.

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    videot Guest

    Several times of late when editing my video I get a blue screen & a
    waring that windows is shutting down my PC, to avoid damage. Whats'
    this all about & can this condition really damage your machine?

    Thanks in advance
    videot, Aug 29, 2005
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  2. This is called "the blue screen of death" or BSOD and is a well known
    feature of Windows. It's very unlikely that you've damaged anything,
    though you might lose unsaved data.
    bernard.newnham, Aug 29, 2005
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  3. Likely caused by a hardware problem such as flaky
    memory or intermittent power supply, etc. etc. etc.
    Almost certainly NOT related to editing video (or
    any other particular computer software task.)
    Richard Crowley, Aug 29, 2005
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    Steve King Guest

    I get the same message under these circumstances. I have attempted to
    install two different sound cards in a new AMD 64 bit CPU computer. After
    the install the card works fine on first use, i.e., when playing a file.
    However, upon hitting play the second time, either in the same software or
    in other software (video editing) I get the same message. I have assumed it
    is a driver conflict. Just haven't had time yet to try the various slots
    and reserve IRQs, etc. to see if I can get working. It is a pain.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Aug 29, 2005
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    nap Guest

    are you using Pinnacle software
    nap, Aug 29, 2005
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    Steve King Guest

    Nope. For me, it's Audition and Vegas.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Aug 29, 2005
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    Steve Guidry Guest

    Funny . . .

    Steve Guidry, Aug 29, 2005
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    nap Guest

    I thought someone would get that.. !
    nap, Aug 29, 2005
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    marks542004 Guest

    The Blue Screen of Death became less common with Windows XP. It should
    give you an error code or something like Error 0E AT xxxxxxx in module

    There is a utility called DR WATSON. If you run that it tries to trap
    errors and gives a more detailed report.

    Oftem but not always a driver issue.

    Certain error conditions can cause actual damage but it is rare.
    marks542004, Aug 29, 2005
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    videot Guest

    No way will I ever have Pinnacle software ever again.
    videot, Aug 30, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    Actually, the STOP code reveals the problem. One of the first things on a BSOD shows the following:

    STOP 0x00000000

    You have to substitue the 0s for your code (ex. 0x00000EA)

    Do a google search for that code it will tell you what it means.

    Tony, Aug 31, 2005
  12. Yeah, and Googling for that, still gives you 30 possibilities sometimes.
    Very helpful, those error-codes :(

    Martin Heffels, Aug 31, 2005
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    AnthonyR Guest

    Hey Steve,
    What if because you opened both and certain amount of system memory is used
    caused error?
    Did you also try running many other things that uses system resources just
    to be sure?
    Just a thought but could also be bad drivers, aren't IRQ's handled by
    windows or bios now?
    maybe try allocating a certain IRQ to the slot in the BIOS, so that one
    isn't used by windows?

    Good Luck,
    AnthonyR, Aug 31, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    If you have an NT-based OS (W2k, XP, etc.), open Event(.log) Viewer, go to
    System and look for the red circles with a white X. Click on those, and one
    will likely reveal what went on at that moment. The Event Viewer will have
    this/these events in its log, so you can still go back to that date/time. It
    is likely that you will get more info, and maybe even a link to MS that will
    be of some use - heck it might even narrow the event down to a driver, but
    then the fun begins, trying to find out which one.

    Good luck,
    Hunt, Oct 14, 2005
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