I've been getting a BSOD Stop error for a short while now. I originally thought it might be a software issue, from reading other posts, but on further investigating, I don't think it is.
I'm running Windows XP Home on a P4 3.0Ghz laptop, (Hyperthreading enabled), 1Gb RAM, 80Gb HDD (Partitioned ~30Gb C:, ~50Gb D:), ATi Radeon 9600 Mobile graphics.
I have been getting the following error:
STOP 0x0000008e ( 0xc0000005, 0x <this varies>, 0x <this varies>, 0x00000000)
it has been reporting win32k.sys as the problem.
I would be minding my own business using the computer, then without warning, and with no apprarent pattern (could be within 5 mins, could be within 25 mins), it BSOD's on me, with the same error. If I restart again immediately, it will boot, but won't load windows again, it will get to the welcome screen (but not actually say welcome), and then reboot. If however, after the win32k.sys message, I wait for a short period (10 mins or so) and then turn the system on, it loads up windows fine.
I don't know if I'm due for another BSOD anytime, so I will post this now, and then write more in a minute (if I'm still here - if not, expect more in 20 mins or so)