Carl I honestly don't believe it was anything to do with memory chips.
None of what you have said would add up to anything doing with memory..
Debugging means it is fixing itself..so why do anything during that process..???
you could use the ctrl-Alt-del. to stop it I suppose..
I would just let it run it's process. If it is going to mess it up anyhow what is the difference..Pulling a plug in the middle of a process is not what we want to do..
The key here is " Middle" or as in " already started" Then that would still depend on what has started and if the computer can restore itself after re-boot, assuming you can re-boot.
If you want to prove this out, I suppose you could mimmick the process all over...Mess it all up again and see if the memory is where it is at..or another way would be to research it thru yourself and see what happens.
Now that your back up on line another thing you could do is punch the error msg into the Internet and see what comes up.
Trapper, Actually I was in Outlook Express and it was in the process of "debuging" and would not shut down and that is why I pulled the plug. Now, you think it was Service Patch 4?
Two lessons I've learned:
1- When a blue screen appears, pull the memory chips myself,
2- Do not pull the plug when a program is "debuging".
----- Original Message ----- *From:* trapper <mailto:trapper@xxxxxxx> *To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:56 AM *Subject:* [pcductape] Re: STOP error - Blue Screen
I think their should be a place for you to go to and complain and get re-imbursed for the troubles..If I bought a toaster and the toaster burnt my house down cuz it wasn't right, you betcha their would be a lot of recall and insurance claims etc.. if you "DL" a software product by MS and it crashes your computer and cost you $ and down time then why should that be any different than a toaster. I wonder if in that small prints somewhere it has a disclaimer. Probably does.. Evidently that service pack 4 was re-witting your stuff when you pulled the plug on it..? I know some of these "DL" advise to backup ( theres that crazy word again) before you start a install. In case of a power outage or something..!
Trapper, The DL was Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. Carl
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