Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40e 2684 Notebook ?

My IBM r40e sometimes does a blue screen data dump, then recycles back to the start screen and continues as normal until the next time


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Ahhh the blue screen of death. There are so many things that can cause a data dump error that you are having. The operating system is having a error that it cannot recover from so it "dumps" the information to a file and starts over. It can be caused by a hard drive that is overheating and corrupting data when it gets hot. Could be a software conflict with the OS causing a kernal error. Could be a driver error causing the issue. The first thing I would start with is when you start the computer I would open the task manager (ctrl,alt and del at the same time once) and start closing running programs that are not needed for Windows. Also close running programs in the taskbar(icons located where the clock is) that are not needed like the virus scanner,printer program,webcam, ect. Then wait and see if you get the blue screen of death. Work normally as you would opening and running programs. This way you can eliminate the possibilty of a virus scanning program or backgroung program being the problem. You could also try booting the computer up in "safe mode" and see if you get the error. If you get the error during safe mode then it could be a hardware issue like a hard drive overheating or a defective memory dimm/bank. Also make sure that you do not have an excessive amount of programs starting up with windows causing the memory resources to be overtaxed. The last resort would be to try a format and clean installation of windows to eliminate the chance of a corrupted windows installation as being the cause. If you still get the error after that then it is definently a hardware issue.
When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then go to start menu->run.
Type in run "chkdsk /r"
then press "y" then restart computer then it fix error on hard drive.
Then it works again if you are not able to enter in safe mode then you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Then boot your computer with that disk.
When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios setup then go to boot menu then set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom then save and exit settings then it boot with disk.
Then follow the procedure and select "R" for recovery console type in console prompt "chkdsk /r"
then press "y"
then it fix error then check .
If still face same error then again boot with disk and this time choose "r" for repair previous windows .
Then it works fine.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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