blue screen & kernal dump?

  Jacqual 18:07 31 Oct 2007

Very occassionally I get the blue screen, which informs me it is making a kernal dump - takes a couple of minutes - then the computer shuts down, and restarts and runs fine again. But isn't the kernal dump a large copy of who knows what, and isn't it clogging up the hard drive somewhere? This has happened three or four times - but infrequent and in between everything works fine. Next question is where is it saved and I believe if I can identify it I can just delete it. Does this mean that there are maybe three/four huge slabs of copied data lurking somewhere? If so where!

  aca 19:51 31 Oct 2007


to start, what you need to do is to stop the PC automatically restarting. This way the PC will stick on a blue scrn and you should be able to get a stop code. Then post back here or do a google. This will help diagnose problem.

Have you added any hardware recently?

To stop auto reboot on XP

Control panel-System-System properties-advanced-start up and recovery

untick automaticall restart box

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