XP crashes while in cmd usally durning telnet session???

Hello,
I am comtinually having this issue,
it seems that My XP Pro laptop (Sony PCG-TR5GP) crashes (Blue Screen of death) and restarts
everytime I go into the cmd and use telnet. Now it doesn't happen right away or even all the time.
But it continually happens. I have many applications running and I use this computer for work.
If anyone could think of why this is happening???
Thanks
LionelhAsked:
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Mohammed HamadaConnect With a Mentor Senior IT ConsultantCommented:
Download everest, it will tell you all the hardware descriptions you need...!
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
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AndreDekoltaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you installed all Windows SPs and updates?  Is the BIOS current?
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Yes SP2 and updates
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
BIOS updated?
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
Latest XP compatible driver?
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Which drivers are you refering to?
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Here's a dumb one...
Have can I figure out what Bios update to use on my laptop,
I know the processor,
But i'm not sure what motherboard sony uses???
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
Go to Sony's www they will provide the correct one based on model number.
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
I'll try again, I can't find my model
It's a japanse edition and they don't make them anymore.
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clivewakehamConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Go to www.driverhq.com and it will scan your computer for missing updated drivers. (I do it about once a month)

And what are you using telnet for?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Make sure you also have this security patch installed into your computer..
Windowsxp-kb896428-x86-enu

Have alook at this document..
http://www.security.nnov.ru/Idocument859.html
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys I'll check this out,
And I'm using just the regular command prompt for telnet.
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
thanks for driverhq thats great and it might fix my problem
but 29.99 a year???
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clivewakehamCommented:
I know it is expensive (so is Experts Exchange!).

But I have found the latest drivers on that site for several computers and any problem I had with faulty drivers usually vanish after I have updated them.

The only other way is to find the manufacturer, find their website, find the driver you need etc etc.

In the end it was only a suggestion.
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Thanks Again,

I think I'm going to try it out clive...
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