I get following blue screen after running my laptop for an hour...
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. [...] Technical Information: *** STOP 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x805B03F5, 0xF703DC7C, 0x00000000) [...]
So how can I tell if this is faulty memory or some other hardware problem?
My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A45-S250.
I seems that the stop code youve got is generally related to RAM, but not always so. Sometimes it can be caused by driver errors. I would recommend reading this About.com on STOP codes. It has helped me in the past.
Also, to test for a RAM error try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic. This should help you figure out if it is a RAM problem.
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