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I am getting a BSOD on first boot. It reboots just fine but every afternoon when I boot the computer I get BSOD once early in the boot cycle (before the windows symbol comes up)...

I assume this is a driver or some sort of conflict causing the problem but how do I resolve it... Where do I begin? Should I just re-install Vista?
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I've never really gotten consistent fixes for BSOD's, but I have fixed a few.

Not all are driver issues although drivers issues are most common.

The problem is, if the computer keeps rebooting and wont let you see the error message, its pretty much impossible to diagnose the problem.

Under Start/control panel/system/advanced/startup and recovery (settings)
(in XP, sorry no Vista exp)

I always uncheck the 'automatic restart'; this way I can see the error message and go from there. If you can get the error message, debugging it will help. It'll even pinpoint what file is causing the issue.

Get that error message!
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