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My old WinXP PC just had its first BSOD ever (HAL.dll)

#1The cranky hermitPosted 11/23/2013 11:14:20 AM
I've been running this since 2008. It's never BSOD'd before. Whocrashed analysis:
On Sat 11/23/2013 6:03:44 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini112313-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x294F)
Bugcheck code: 0x10000050 (0xFFFFFFFFBAD0B0B0, 0x1, 0xFFFFFFFF806E794F, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

The most recent big software change I made was that I re-installed PhysX (I felt like playing Batman: Arkham Asylum and it wasn't behaving; reinstalling PhysX did it). If that's not the culprit, then I'm worried I might have a hardware failure.

What should my next steps be?
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#2Kokuei05Posted 11/23/2013 11:17:43 AM
Did you overclock your CPU?
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#3water1111Posted 11/23/2013 11:20:02 AM
Holy #$% when was the last time you posted cranky? I remember you posting last in 2011!
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#4DiehardFFv2Posted 11/23/2013 11:22:25 AM
water1111 posted...
Holy #$% when was the last time you posted cranky? I remember you posting last in 2011!


He was arguing with Shebeski earlier this week. Pay attention, fanboy.
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#5The cranky hermit(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 12:17:28 PM
I didn't overclock my CPU, which is a Core 2 Duo 2.53Ghz.
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