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Black screen then "Beginning dump of physical memory&qu

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Anyone here recognize this?

Screen suddenly goes black

For a brief couple of seconds there is some text before it re-boots itself.

part of the text says: Unexpected Kernal

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group.


It's getting worse.
 

Tim The Enchanter

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Doesn't sound familiar, but doesn't sound good either. :?

Maybe a virus? Reminded me an Email I got re: a virus called wininit.ini, but when I found the mail, this one shuts the computer off after you turn it on. The cure was to restart to DOS mode by hitting F8 during reboot, and delete wininit.ini from C:windows directory. I searched my system, and found no such file, so if you have it you might try deleting it. Your own risk of course, but sounds like a major malfunction anyway.

Wish I had an actual answer, you may need an actual tech person. Good luck.
 

Dee Dee

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I suspect that this is a message that Satan sends right before you are thrown straight into Hell.

:(

Sorry...never heard of anything like it before.
 

Tim The Enchanter

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I suspect that this is a message that Satan sends right before you are thrown straight into Hell.
:lol:

Good one Dee Dee. Hopefully it's just the computer that gets thrown straight to hell, if anything. Maybe Wayne will have a better answer for you Pamela, and not just jokes. It's certainly not funny when stuff like that happens to your work tools. 8O Been there, lost that time. :evil:
 

Terry Russell

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Pam,

This may help you look in the right direction. Hope so.

Beginning dump of physical memory, what should I do?
Commonly known as the blue screen of death or BSOD. When this happens on your computer the only thing you can do is to turn the computer off, removing the power source or just by pulling the power cable from the wall socket. Wait for a least10 seconds before turning it back on or plugging it back in. Your computer should boot up back to the normal logon screen.

Blue Screen of Death n. [common] This term is closely related to the older Black Screen of Death but much more common (many non-hackers have picked it up). Due to the extreme fragility and bugginess of Microsoft Windows misbehaving applications can readily crash the OS (and the OS sometimes crashes itself spontaneously). The Blue Screen of Death, sometimes decorated with hex error codes, is what you get when this happens. (Commonly abbreviated BSOD.)

The message you are getting is because of driver errors. The screen you are seeing is like the old blue screens on win 98/95. What happens is after a crash the computer dumps the physical memory into a log file with the .dmp extension. This log file can be used to determine what the cause of the crash is. Windows NT/2000 installs default to dump the memory into the log file and then automaticaly reboot the system. This option can be taken off in the system settings in the control panel on the last tab. (i cant recall what its labeled.)
I would suggest that you look at the log file and try to determine what is causing the memory dump before you turn the option off first so that the problem can be resolved first. If you dont then your computer will just crash instead of giving you the memory dump error. Most cases it is because of a corrupt driver or program error. Either way its because of something other than your memory chips so dont worry your ram isnt bad.

Problem: When I use a GPIB board in my Windows 2000 system, my computer crashes with the following error message:
Stop 0x000000D1 (0x00000060, 0x00000012, 0x00000000, 0xBFE6058A)
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Address BFE6058A base at BFE5C000 DateStamp 37939fe5 - gpibpci.sys (gpibatnt.sys for PCMCIA)Beginning dump of physical memory.

Solution:
Windows 2000 controls power in such a way that the system crashes under heavy communication traffic to the PCI-GPIB board. This is a timing-related issue with the driver, which shows up when the ACPI mode is enabled (by default) under Windows 2000. To fix the problem, replace the gpibpci.sys file on your machine with the one that is attached below and then reboot the machine. It should be at this location on your Windows 2000 system: C:winntsystem32driversgpibpci.sys

Since files with the .sys file extension are typically hidden by Windows 2000 by default, you may have to alter your View settings in Windows Explorer to see this file (see KnowledgeBase 2IQB2PLI, linked below).

Note: We received feedback that this same error message occurred due to a defective RAM chip in one customer's computer system.

PCMCIA Solution:
The Blue Screen is caused by an older Client Manager software for a Lucent WaveLAN wireless LAN card. This software starts a process called CMLUC. Updating to version 2.58 of the WaveLAN software should solve the problem.

Related Links: KnowledgeBase 2IQB2PLI: How Do I Show Hidden/System Files on Windows Operating Systems?
 
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Thanks to all of you!!!

Especially atc. That was more detail than I could handle so I forwarded it to my nephew. He called me yesterday afternoon and walked me through disableing the model that was enabled for the fax program he set up for me on Sunday night. (just before this started to happen)

So far.... hasn't happened again since. :wink: Hope this fixed it.
 

Farm Gal

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:lol: :lol:
Pam: Those fax programs are a PAIN and seem to conflict with everything, always. I have now made a rule athat any fax programs go on the 'office extra' machine... the one we last upgraded from, but keep on-site for the kid to play with and 'just in case' value.

Glad youwere able to make the dreaded BSOD go away... I had way too many of those last january, bad time was had bay all.

(caused blue air syndrome) :oops: :oops: :lol:
 

TEL2002

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Qeustion about the 'fax program' causing problems.

Are you folks referring to those 'free fax' numbers, where ;your faxes come into you as emails?

I am thinking about trying one of those free fax numbers...but sure don't want to crash my system.

Thanks in advance for your info.

Terry
 
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Terry,

No, this was some other fax program that my nephew set up through a modem that was hooked up to my regular fax phone line.

I was thinking about the yahoo free fax too. Just don't want anymore hassles about it right now so I'm not willing to try anything for a while.

About the time I think everything has been running smoothly I'll try something stupid again. :oops:
 

jim farrelly

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terry,

i use the free version of efax. it's terrific, is free, and in fact comes as an email. i believe for a few $$ a month u can get an 800 number and can also send faxes. the efax number i have has a seattle area code and prefix.
 
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