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When move my laptop while its on as in pick it up or move the laptop
screen i get the BSOD

Some of the errors:

1 - Stop 0x000000D1 or DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL


3 - STOP 0x0000007F

If the computer is still I do not get these errors.
Any idea what could be wrong?

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I got an error message much, but not exactly, like this on my desktop
last week. From what I have read, you've got a driver problem. Here's
what Microsoft says about the error:

The Stop 0xD1 message indicates that the system attempted to access
pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. Drivers
that have used improper addresses typically cause this error.

Interpreting the Message
This Stop message has four parameters:

Memory referenced.
IRQL at time of reference.
Type of access (0x00000000 = read operation, 0x00000001 = write
Address that referenced memory.
Resolving the Problem
For additional troubleshooting suggestions that apply to all Stop
errors, see "Stop Message Checklist" later in this appendix.

Stop 0xD1 messages can occur after installing faulty drivers or system
services. If a driver is listed by name, disable, remove, or roll back
that driver to confirm that this resolves the error. If so, contact
the manufacturer about a possible update. Using updated software is
especially important for backup programs, multimedia applications,
antivirus scanners, DVD playback, and CD mastering tools.
For more information about Stop 0xD1 messages, see the Microsoft
Knowledge Base link on the Web Resources page at http:// Search using keywords
winnt, 0x000000D1, and 0xD1.

If a driver update or rollback doesn't fix it, you might have a
hardware issue such as a bad stick of RAM.

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Yes I am updating drivers now, I am curious on why this happens only
when I physically move the laptop and not accessing drivers or using
ram where I would expect it to happen.

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Yes, there is a mechanically bad electrical connection somewhere inside
the computer.  Good luck finding it; the practical fix is probably a new

paul.j wrote:
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Barry Watzman wrote:
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Before being this pessimistic, I would first try to determine when
exactly the problem occurs. Does it occur:

- when, without moving from one place to another, you somehow twist the
frame, move the screen, push on a given place? If so, I believe the hard
drive can be almost certainly be ruled out. Finding the specific
"trigger" spot can help a lot in pinpointing the problem and, yes, then
you need some luck to solve the problem without an expensive repair.

- if the problem happens when the whole thing is moved and the previous
approach has failed to be conclusive, then the hard disk is probably in
bad shape. Back it up fast, and exchange it with an other one. If the
problem disappears, cigar.

- I do not know of any driver than would interfer only when the machine
is being moved. Or, was this a pun?


John Doue

Re: BSOD when laptop is moved

Hey John,

thanks for the reply,

I can move about if I keep the laptop at the same angle. When I move
the screen it is putting pressuse on the main part of the laptop,
pushing it down if I pull the screen to me (when i get the BSODs).

No, I have checked all the BSOD messages and refer to driver problems,
but I do not think this is the issue more like some dodgy connection.

I dont think it will be the hard drive, I purchase a new one before
christmas and it has been fine since then, it could be though.

I think I will take it apart, see if I can see any loose connections
or problems. I would rather not pay sony another small fortune to put
a new mainboard in.

Thanks for the help guys :)

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paul.j wrote:
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Hi Paul,

Whatever the message on the BSOD, from what you say, it seems pretty
clear the issue is not with the HD but, either with a connector (that
the best scenario for you) or with a broken soldering on the MB. If
after checking all connectors and especially the display connectors, you
are still stuck, do not give up all hope: I have had a case where I have
been able to spot a broken soldering visually after having more or less
located the most probable location.

Of course, if you are this lucky, you are still left with the problem of
repairing the broken soldering. Unless you have the right equipement and
expertise at this, leave the repair to someone else, once you understand
this person will not take any responsability in case of further damage

Good luck.

John Doue

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From your description it sounds like a memory error/ possible hard disk too.
I would check my expanded memory card.  Make sure the connectors are clean
(use rubber eraser) and make sure it is seated well.  Same thing with the
hard disk connector.  (Although cleaning is near impossible.)  Try those and
see if the problem doesn't go away.  (If it doesn't, then it could be a cold
soldering joint or crack in the motherboard or connector.  You should take
it to a PC service center.)

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I agree that it could be a memory connection issue. Fairly easy to check.

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