Vista BSOD

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Post 3+ Months Ago

My friend has a recently new (~2-3 weeks) laptop from Toshiba. At random points, it restarts and shows a BSOD. The following error is shown:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

I have turned on Verifier and got some dumps in C:/windows/minidump

I've been told I need to read these .dmp files using WinDBG. I installed the debugging package for my 32-bit version of Vista (, and everything seems to have been successful. When I run the installer again, it provides the options repair and remove (and something else), confirming it's installed, since it would otherwise show 'Install'.

However, when I run 'windbg' or 'windbg.exe' it tells me no such thing can be found. If I open cmd prompt, the path starts with C:\ and ends with \Hilary (which is her username). I believe the full path is something like C:\Users\Hilary.

Do I just need to change the path? Does this account not have enough powers? When I tried switching accounts (start->switch user), this is the only one that was listed, with no apparent administrator account.

As I've also been told, once I run the .dmp file through WinDBG, I should type
!Analyze -v
which should lead me to the problem.

Thanks in advance. Much appreciated!
  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

BCCode: 1000008e points to a hardware issue and possibly a driver problem.

Try updating all the drivers (video, sound, chipset, LAN, etc.). Yo9u could also try running memtest

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