Program that lists the last program loaded before a fail?

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  1. Devante
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    I boot my laptop up, 4 minutes after being in Windows XP, I get a blue screen.

    It doesn't do it in Safe Mode.

    Is there a way to list what the last program or driver that was loaded during startup is?

    It's not my laptop so I don't know what the last programs installed were.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
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    In safe mode, just disable your startup programs one by one until it doesn't blue screen. That would be how I do it. [​IMG]

    It could be a bad driver that's causing the problem.
     
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    Take a look in the event log (goto Start, Run, then type in "eventvwr" . Should work in safe mode). Errors show up as red crosses, if you can find one double click it for a bit more information. In the case of an application error, it should tell you what program caused the fault.

    Otherwise, there's a setting in XP to stop the blue screen flying past so fast, which waits for you to turn the PC off yourself instead of auto-restarting so you can actually read the message before it disappears.
     

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