View Full Version : Windows error messages at shutdown
05-06-2010, 08:30 AM
The Blue Screen is coming up on shut down and displaying:
"Stop: 0x0000008E(0x0000005, 0x8056CA2E, 0xB645E608, 0x00000000)
Check disk space, if driver is identified in the StopMessage, disable the driver, or check with the manufacturer for updates. Disable BIOS Memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need use safe mode to remove or diable components, restart your computer press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and Select safe mode."
It has come up a few times now and has thrown a different set of numbers for the 3rd set in the parentheses on occasion.
I did a search, but found next to nothing. On Microsofts website is all I get out of it is that it is a hardware error.
Anyone with any thoughts would be appreciated. Is there anyway for me to run hardware checks at home to see if something is failing, or do I have to bring it in?
Thanks for any ideas.
05-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Whenever you see something odd like that, first thing to do is run a chkdsk - that can solve a lot of disk errors.
In windows explorer, right click on your C:\ drive & choose properties. Then go to the tools tab & click 'check now'. Select both check boxes & click OK. It'll warn you that it will have to run at reboot - click OK. If you want to be really thorough, repeat this for all of your drives, but be warned that it can take a long time on big drives.
Then reboot & let it run. Number of errors, speed and size of your drive will determine how long it'll run, but to be safe you might want to kick it off right before you go to bed or something.
05-07-2010, 08:24 AM
Thanks Jeff, I did run it and it came back clean, no errors. I think it is something else in the computer. From what I can gather it is hardware failing, but doesn't identify what component. Possibly one of my USB ports as my backup drive is connected and every so often it disappears. I now am getting the BSD of death at shut down evertime I shut down, where as it started out as every 3rd shut down or so.
Is there any software that can run checks on other components? I'm not sure I want to bring it in to be looked at, rather just buy or build a new one. It is a 7 year old Dell Dimension 8300 and the cost of a check up would probably run close to the cost of a low end replacement.
05-07-2010, 12:35 PM
Try unplugging everything you can - HDs, printer, accessories etc. & see if you get the same error. If you have a PS/2 port, use a PS/2 KB & mouse and remove them from USB. To go a step further than that, pull all but one (or 2 if they need to be in pairs) memory stick, and disconnect every internal drive except C:\
That may help you narrow things down.
Oh, and also check in the event viewer to see if it's logging any useful errors.
05-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Geez, the Event Viewer is disturbing. Lots of errors, although most seem to be repeats. Maybe the hard drive is the problem, but I am going to try disconnecting things and adding back as you suggested. Between freezing at the kids spring baseball games and the computer, looks like the honey do list will be put off for another week. :)))
05-14-2010, 08:55 AM
I went through unplugging everything and adding back, and didn't get a BSOD at all. Actually didn't get one again until Tuesday. I hate computers. Also in the process of doing an immediate backup, I found out that Acronis was failing to do the scheduled backups. I thought I had a backup running every Sunday, but I had nothing except the original I did a couple months ago manually with Acronis. So I have one more problem to figure out.
The walls in the kitchen and dining room may never get painted, along with the kitchen table I'm supposed to be building.
05-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Maybe run an HD diag?
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