I'm having problems with my OS. At random times - right after I press Ctrl + 'S', the system just restarts (which is annoying because whatever I just tried to save is lost). It's happened around 4 or 5 times so far, but they've all been spread apart. But just today it happened twice in a row - which really ticked me off. My first thought was that some key combo near ctrl + 'S' is causing the computer to restart - but whenever I log in I get a message saying that the system has recovered from a serious error, so I'm guessing it's not that.

The error signature is as follows:
BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : 804DC033 BCP3 : EF775C80
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

When I tell windows to send an error report to Microsoft, it says the error was due to a problem with a device driver. This is the page I got:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused Windows to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.

More information


Problem report summary

Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error code information)

Solution available?

What does this problem mean?
Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs to be restarted


Computer symptoms
A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Additional steps for you to take
Please continue to send problem reports so analysts at Microsoft can study and try to correct the problem as quickly as possible


Anyone know why this is happening?

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Last Post by bobbyraw

chkdsk /r from the windows recovery console usually fixes device conflicts for me,you will need the winxp cd tp do this .
how to use the recovery with the Windows CD-ROM in the cd-drive start your computer. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press 'R" to repair. athe promt usually you need to type in 1 then enter if asked for password just hit enter .at the prompt ,type in with out the quotes ., "chkdsk /r " note there is a space between / and R ,it may take awhile to run ,don't interrupt the chkdsk leave it run for as long as it takes . .


what device have you installed recently. boot into safe mode with network go tot he manufacturer website and download the latest drive. (extract if you have to ) then remove the device though system properties and reboot, when windows find the new device browse to the folder you have the new drivers saved

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