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Computer Bluescreens But Used To Have Scrambled Colors

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 30, 2013 4:28:38 PM

So I've had this computer for about 7 years. The model number says it's an "EMACHINES T5224" but I have no idea of how to get the specs (I don't know too much about computers), but it runs Microsoft Vista and I haven't made any upgrades. And about 2-3 years ago it flipped out after I tried copying and pasting mp3 files: the colors started to be scrambled (for pack of a better word) and they would rearrange whenever something on screen would normally react (ie: mousing over icons, clicking and dragging over desktop, etc.). The functions of the computer technically worked fine but I couldn't see what was going on.

I left it alone since then with the vague idea that it had something to do with the graphics card. This week I tried to do a system restore but no luck. After a few attempts booting up, it decided to not even boot up and it bluescreened with an error code starting with "STOP: 0x0000008e" now I have no idea what is causing the problem. Hopefully you guys could help me!

I wish I had a picture of the problem before the bluescreen, but as soon as I figure out how, I'll post a picture of the blue screen (I'm typing this on a phone...). The full error code is "STOP: 0x0000008e (0xC0000005, 0x8c2FF057, 0x88FC39A8, 0x00000000)".

November 30, 2013 7:10:06 PM

It's probably due to some of your ram dying. I'd have to say this machine is too outdated to be worth fixing though. Hopefully you didn't have anything important on there.
Googling this error code typically this is something from XP not Vista, you sure you used the right restore disk? (or if you used a restore point, it wasn't one from before that system was possibly "upgraded" to Vista from XP?)