Windows 10: Machine_check_exception BSOD (hal.dll error)

Discus and support Machine_check_exception BSOD (hal.dll error) in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello all, I've had a problem tonight that has happened before, but usually not so much that is causes a blue screen. (Usually just computer lag, very... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Megazord, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Megazord Win User

    Machine_check_exception BSOD (hal.dll error)

    Hello all,

    I've had a problem tonight that has happened before, but usually not so much that is causes a blue screen. (Usually just computer lag, very slow mouse cursor, any graphics being shown slow down) Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds it could be a RAM related issue just based on my experience being into computers since I was a teenager (28 now). However, I'd like to be sure and get help from people who I know, know more.

    So what happened tonight when I blue screened was I had Hearthstone open, with Firefox and over 150 tabs open (normal for me) and I blue screened. Something I noticed was that many of my programs crashed before I blue screened (ethernet driver, printer driver, etc.) I then tried to recreate the problem, and was successful after turning paging back on so I could actually make a dump file. Booted up BlueScreenView and saw that it was hal.dll.

    I use my PC regularly for multitasking with games + browsers open all the time, and usually don't have much of an issue. Is this an issue even with 16 GB ram? Most of the time my set up is the game I'm playing open on monitor 1, and my browser open on monitor 2. After reading up similar problems before posting this I noticed that that the dump file is always requested to be debugged, so that's why I'm here. (BTW, I looked into doing that briefly but I'm not sure - how complicated is it to do it yourself? I've never done it before clearly)

    I have attached my dump file along with all the other stuff in the zip below.

    Specs if needed:

    I had a completely different issue back in June where my computer would just turn off seemingly randomly. I got a new graphics card and that one problem has since gone away. I couldn't figure out WTF was going on for the longest time. That is why there is so much information listed with each component.

    16 GB RAM (4x4x4x4) DDR 3 RipJaws. 2 sticks are from an older set, two are from a newer one. Same model - Despite this there are some small discrepancies between specs. Have tested in Memtest 64+ overnight multiple times both with all 4 in and found no issues. After I tested each one individually (but only for a couple hours instead of all night). There may configurations of this RAM set up that could be explored more.

    Asus Phoenix GTX 1050TI just recently got used and has breathed new life into my system after using an older 470 SC for quite a few years.

    i7-950 - Apparently not compatible with the Intel processor diagnostic utility? I tried to run it anyways and got an IMC test failure. Applied new thermal paste to it about two months ago. Haven't had it overclocked in a very long time, stock speed.

    EVGA SLI3 Mobo - don't think they make updates for this anymore. Also the part that I had tested the least. (How do you test of a MOBO without having another one?)

    Corsair TX 750 PSU

    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3

    1 TB WDD Blue

    120 GB Kingston HyperX SSD - Has OS on it
    Checked all hard drives again in crystal disk info and they're all rated as "Good" still, as usual.

    Let me know if you need anymore information. Thank you.

    Megazord, Aug 11, 2018
  2. TSX420J Win User
    TSX420J, Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Danicela,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community. I understand that you are getting the error MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION BSODS be rest assured, we are happy to help you.

    Appreciate you for trying to fix the issue by yourself.

    There area lot of CPU functions that are disabled in safe mode ( You may use your favorite search engine and perform a search). Let's follow the steps below and try resolving the issue.

    First run the hardware and device troubleshooter and check.

    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar.

    • Click view all in the left panel.

    • Select ‘Hardware and devices' and follow the on-screen instructions.
    I suggest you to contact your manufacturer and update the BIOS. Machine Check Exception is related to the BIOS. After BIOS is updated, it should be fine.

    Hope this post helps. Get back to us for further queries. We are happy to help!
    Joy Kemprai, Aug 11, 2018
  4. TSX420J Win User

    Machine_check_exception BSOD (hal.dll error)

    HAL DLLs error on XP

    I finally put my computer together And ran into problems. First problem was once I installed windows XP I could not get my PC to run through VGA so I connected it though S-video. Now window starts up and works fine. Next I installed the GPU drivers and set the res to 1080p, and restarted using the VGA output. Everything worked fine. Next I installed the MB drivers, restarted and could not get windows to run. I tried to install windows again and now I get a software error saying Something about HAL DLLs. I am a noob, a very fustrated noob. Please help me. Thanks in advance. *Respect :respect:

    I went on yahoo and did a seach but only got info for NT.
    TSX420J, Aug 11, 2018

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