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  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Win 8 Pro


    Hi all. I just upgraded Win7 to Win8 the other day. Each time I try to shut down my PC, I see the new frowny face BSOD for a spilt second, then my PC reboots (instead of shutting down).

    I changed some setting to avoid the auto reboot and ensure a dump file was being created. Now, the BSOD appears until I press my power button.

    I've attached the zip file created by the SF utility I found on this forum.

    Any help you can offer would be great appreciated.

    -- Lance

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  2. #2

    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1

    The cause of your problem is a driver.
    Update driver or uninstall software if possible.
    This is a driver that appeared several times since the inception of 8.
    This is all I know about the driver
    Applecharger.sys | what is Applecharger.sys file?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Win 8 Pro

    Okay. I got rid of all Apple products, but now I have a new problem. My metro (Start) screen locks up. The live tiles no longer update/animate, and I can hardly use the PC. If I get into the desktop, I can run whatever apps can run within that shell. Any Win 8 apps simply don't start. I can access the Start screen using the windows button on my keyboard and it will run for a few seconds, and then it locks up again. I'm thinking Win8 is a lemon.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 197
    Win 8 Enterprise RTM

    Windows 8 is not a lemon, but you gpu might be bust. Update your display drivers.
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