The hard disk or disk controller may be failing and creating errors or problems that the driver cannot handle.
Check that the cabling is plugged in securely, and if using SCSI drives, make sure the drive cables are terminated properly. You might remove the drive and test it non-destructively on another system. Also note if the system works either when first turned on (i.e. cold) or if it requires the system to be on for a while (i.e. hot). This is an excellent clue that you have a thermal hardware problem.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 16-Jan-2014
Get the Latest Drivers
Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.
You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.
While BSoD fatal stop errors are identified by Microsoft Windows, they are often caused by
non-Microsoft applications, drivers and hardware issues.
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