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Computer Crash Error: TRAP_CAUSE_UNKNOWN

post #1 of 5
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I just bought a new computer and only a few days ago it started crashing with this same error:
TRAP_CAUSE_UNKNOWN
0x00000012

I've searched the Microsoft website and nothing came up for Windows XP or related to my situation.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it but recently its been crashing while I've been listening to music/watching movies with WMP 11.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated as it is a new computer.

Update: I know that the error is an unknown one so how would I go about figuring out what the error is?
I've also noticed I've been getting a system error ID 1003 is this in anyway related? and how can I fix it?
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post #2 of 5
This is what's called a BSOD (blue Screen of Death) Windows stops your computer when something that can harm it is about to happen. Each time your computer crashes like this, it generates a dump file in C:\\WINDOWS\\MiniDump. This dump file can be analyzed and you can find out the error but since you already know how to look at the system log, I think that you should just start out by looking at that error in your event viewer and it gives you a big jumble of number or letters that should look something like.. 0x0000000a (more random letters/number in parenthesis) Just copy like.. the first three terms then google it without the parenthesis and commas and you'll come up with some answers. Best of luck to you !
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post #3 of 5
I've NEVER heard of "TRAP_CAUSE_UNKNOWN"

Did you buy this computer from a vendor, or did you build it yourself?

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro....mspx?mfr=true

Quote:
Explanation:

This is a Windows 2000 character-mode Stop message. It indicates a trap from an unknown cause.

User Action:

If this is the first time you have restarted after installing additional hardware, remove the hardware and restart again. Check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the hardware and its drivers are compatible with Windows 2000. For information about the hardware, contact the supplier. If you are installing Windows 2000 for the first time, check the Windows 2000 system requirements, including amount of RAM and disk space required to load the operating system. Also check the Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the system can run Windows 2000. If Windows 2000 is loaded and no new hardware has been installed, restart with recovery options set to create a dump file. If the message continues to appear, select the Last Known Good option when you restart. If there is no Last Known Good configuration, try using the Emergency Repair Disk. If you do not have an Emergency Repair Disk, contact your technical support group.
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post #4 of 5
Look around here, Bsods are tricky, so many reasons for a BSOD it ain't funny. Enter the stop code in the search window..0x00000012
Did you install anything after you recieved the computer?
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post #5 of 5
If you have your original Windows disks, do a repair install. It will restore any missing system files that are missing.
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