Windows® XP BSOD 8e
The Windows® XP operating system was released in the market in two major platforms, one for office use, known as the Windows® Professional and the second for the home use which is also known as Windows® Home Edition. Both the platforms require the same hardware configuration of 233 Megahertz, 1.5 gigabyte hard disk space and 64 megabyte of RAM memory to run them. The Windows XP was released as a successor to Windows® Millennium Edition. The latest version is provided with the update of the Service Pack 3. The Windows® XP operating system came with new features including a fresh interface to its users. The BSOD is also known as the Blue Screen of Death. The operating system flashes BSOD "8e" Stop message when the system has undergone serious errors in its hardware.
- Hardware faults
- Hardware updation
- Space constraints
The "8e" Stop message occurs in the Windows® operating system due to a couple of reasons. The main reason the error occurs is because of hardware faults in the system. The hardware problems might include faulty hard disk, incompatible device drivers with the hardware, or incompatible drivers with the operating system. If the error has occurred due to faulty hardware or device drivers, restart the system in Windows® XP safe mode, download and install the latest drivers. The regular updates of the operating system to download the latest service pack would also help in resolving any compatibility issues.
The device drivers could be rolled back to a last good configuration if it has been updated. If the error in the system has happened by updating the device driver then this problem could be resolved by this method. Ensure that the hardware that is installed in the system is listed in the Microsoft® listed products. Examine any newly installed hardware on the system to see if it conflicts or causes error "8e" in the system. This can be done by removing the hardware and checking if the error goes away.
The "8e" Stop message might occur in the system due to failure in reading space. When the operating system has used up much of the system space there would be an error; this can be resolved by removing all the unused programs and temporary files. The system can be optimized for better performance. Schedule regular scans in the system to both defragment the system as well as provide the necessary disk cleanup to the temporary files that are stored in the system. This would free a good bit of hard disk and secondary memory in the system.