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Blue Screen of Death: Thunderbird Portable on Virtual WinXP Machine

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gillespieza
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Blue Screen of Death: Thunderbird Portable on Virtual WinXP Machine

I get the blue screen of death when I try to use Thunderbird Portable on my Virtual Windows XP Machine. It flashes by too quickly before reboot to actually see what the message is (although those messages are notoriously unhelpful).

Any ideas?

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It's a driver issue. A user space program like Thunderbird can't crash Windows XP (unless it uses one of the documented unpatched ways). So, it would be a drive issue. It's nearly always the video card.

Open a run prompt and run:
%SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.msc /s

That will bring up your event viewer. Check the Application and System sections for the errors right after you reboot. Disable or update whatever drive is causing the issue and you should be good.

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