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Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 14:55
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On Christmas

The sad truth is that Christmas is for kids. At least with the way Americans do it. It has become all about the loot, with very little “goodwill to all” that I seem to remember. Illusion perhaps, but I recall a broader focus. Of course, I also recall we were mercenary little suckers with plenty of Matt Mason space hardware, Hot Wheels, Tonka Toys, and even a pair of M-16s. Mattel had to love us.

RE: BSOD error

BSOD error

Your people
reached the same conclusion I did. Too bad there’s just one set of
drivers available.


Have a wonderful
holiday. See you in ’09.


Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 14:39
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: BSOD error


Here what my co-worker pulled
up so far.







like main theory is Intel wireless driver causes it.  Rolling back or
updating it fixes.  May be other causes though.”


I will be
gone until Friday of next week so I will not reply back until then. 

Have a great Holiday and
New Year Mr. Royall!


Richard Bernier
Communities & Conversations

Dell Inc.
800-822-8965 Ext. 726-8859 | Richard_Bernier@dell.com

twitter? You can contact me right

my blogs at

Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my


I suppose I’m doing ok.


I have something I want you to research inside Dell. The subject
of this message, 0xDEADDEAD, is a special BSOD (blue screen of death) stop code
in Vista that MSDN claims can only be triggered intentionally. Apparently, it
is tripped via a specific system call, and is basically meant to halt a Windows
box so that an external hardware-level debugger can poke around inside.
Theoretically, this stop code is only available if it has been enabled in the


Well, theory is apparently wrong, because I’ve seen
0xDEADDEAD three times in recent memory on my M1530, and I didn’t enable
it. A quick Internet search turned up at least one M1550 user who’s
experiencing the same thing. One theory is that Intel left debug code active in
their wireless drivers. Could be, but how and why is it being enabled?


I realize the boys and girls in the laptop department
don’t tell you much, but please try anyway. I didn’t see any
reports from non-Dell users, at least not recently.


This topic will go on my blog, since other people are being affected.


Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 08:08
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: 0xDEADDEAD


Mr. Royall,


Hello!  Yes, I am here until Friday then I will be gone for
the holidays.  Please tell me, how are you doing?


Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Dell Communities & Conversations
Dell Inc.
800-822-8965 Ext. 726-8859 | Richard_Bernier@dell.com
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my

From: Scott Royall
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 5:49 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Subject: 0xDEADDEAD


Are you