How often does ur XP crash


How often do you get a BSOD on XP  

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Denis W.

Depends on how you look at it. The main source of my BSODs is attempting to create audio CDs with Nero Express :angry:

Other than that, not at all, for now. A year ago, I had a string of DRIVER_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors (but they're history now).

Which reminds me: This idiot from Apple's Switch campaign should look at XP, not at the 9X OSes. Just laugh at this.

(Something to note: is everyone aware that XP sets itself to by default not show the BSOD and immediately reboot?)

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vincent

Common sense in hardware changes, and software changes/installs prevent BSOD's. Unless it is a buggy driver or that piece of hardware is a lemon.

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Subfusion

Never. But recently within the last 2 weeks my laptop has frozen :(

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hercxena

Never since I got this system which was oh about 4 years ago on XP Home and never reformatted it. *shrug*

Matt

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Slimy

never. bet that will change when i build my own pc :o

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pcw

Not in a looooooooooooooooooong time, although when I'm OC'ing it happens quite a lot but that of course has its explanations..

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WiZzArD

This thing never crashes, it's rock solid. I've only ever seen one BSOD since using Windows 2000 or XP.

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tickbabies
Not in a looooooooooooooooooong time, although when I'm OC'ing it happens quite a lot but that of course has its explanations..

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same here. xp pro has ran pretty well for me too.

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chconline

Never did yet since December when i built my system.

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Adam Theriault

You just need to know what your doing and how to run things and respond to problems.

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Yusuf M.

Only happened to me 3 times within 6 months because of a faulty hard drive. Other than that it's been good. XP hanged on me for 10seconds one time.

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Hurmoth

I am not a really good person to answer this question because I work in Technical Support. I see the BSOD a lot because I have 400+ computers to baby-sit. Now on my own personal computer, I have never seen it ... wait that's because I use Linux :p

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whytehouse

I run three computers in my home all with WinXP since it came out, which is what 3 years +. Between the three computers, I had a few BSODs (that I believe were driver related) the first year I installed it on the various computers. I truly can't remember the last time it has happended on any of them, so it must be more than a year ago....I'm not babysitting 400, like that other guy mentioned, but considering I'm running XP on procs ranging from AMD2600 through AMD3500 (obviously some acquired in the last 12 months), 512MB ram through 1GB ram (various brands), various size hard drives (ATA & SATA), nVidia and ATI vid cards, all Creative Audigy's, and various outher odds & ends, iPods, DVD-RW drives, etc, between the three comps, I feel it's a pretty darn reliable and stable system.

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+vlsi0n

happy to say never :)

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moogoat

besides being my own mistake, i'd say not very often...once a month or two?

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Koolslacker

I can't remember the last time XP crashed.

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Ivand

Not since Octuber 2003 when I last reformated

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Grand Maester

I had a gateway that would give me a blue screen of death about every 20 minutes. After about four months It fried its own circuit board.

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Seboune75
Windows 95: Never

Windows 98: Never

Windows 2000: Once due to Norton PartitionMagic failing to partition the drive correctly. Aside from that, never.

Windows XP: Same as 2000.

Have you ever turned on your computer? :huh:

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ForeverUnknown

only when i oc too high or screw with critical files

it's been a few months since my last bsod though

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kirk26

Never ever ever.

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Denis W.
Windows 95: Never

Windows 98: Never

Windows 2000: Once due to Norton PartitionMagic failing to partition the drive correctly. Aside from that, never.

Windows XP: Same as 2000.

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Wow, if I remember correctly, the 9X OSes would blue screen if I ejected the #($* CD while running a program. Some screen that read:

"Insert the XXXXXXX CD with serial XXXX-XXXX into the CD drive.

If the CD is in the drive, it may require cleaning.

Press Enter to continue, etc."

Those are the OSes that give Windows a bad impression of being riddled with BSODs.

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Rob2687

almost never

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STanger

not since the first time I installed SP1 which was my mistake

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paulbeattie87

every few months, but not a much now as I use mac more and more.

Paul

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