Pctcore.sys blue screen
DANNY JAY asked on February 16, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Pctcore.sys Causing BSOD
» Pctcore.sys, Address: F8325c4 base at F82DF000 Datestamp 4eco9376. Tech stop: 0x00000050 (0xe15edcb0, 0x00000000, 0xF8325c54, 0x000000001)
File PCTCore.sys is not a Windows system file. PCTCore.sys is a keyboard driver and comes with application developed by PC Tools.
PCTCore.sys error can be fixed either by re-installing the associated program and then reboost your computer. You can also simply copy the same PCTCore.sys file from another same operating system and replace the missing/broken file. However, due to the nature of your computer environments, the PCTCore.sys related Registry entries may have been invalid/broken or even infected by malware or virus(Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.EW), leaving the PCTCore.sys error messages unresolved.
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LINDA HENDREN replied on February 19, 2013
- BRADLEY SMELSER replied on February 16, 2013: » Try the methods suggested.
Step 1: Boot the computer in Safe Mode and check if the issue persists. Refer the link and follow the steps.
A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
Step 2: If the computer boots fine in Safe mode then perform a Clean boot as this will help you to disable the non-Microsoft services. Refer the link and follow the steps.
Method 2: Access the Device manager, check for hidden drivers and delete the unwanted ones. Follow the steps:
a. Click Start.
b. Choose "Run"
c. Type "devmgmt" and Click Ok.
d. Open Device Manager.
e. Click on View.
f. Select show hidden devices from the menu.
Drivers icons may appear grayed out. You can right click the grayed out driver and click uninstall.
- LODIA HOOTENFURNAS replied on February 16, 2013: » Googling something like: pc tools pctcore.sys 0x00000050
Reveals many reults with BSODs involving PC Tools and I can see that some people really like their PC Tools, but some people can't stand it.
You need to get PC Tools out of the BSOD equation for the moment.
Run without PC Tools for a while and if you still have BSODs, we can fix them, but we are going to need more information should that occur. I would NOT follow the "Method 2" advice.
- JD HEMMINGS replied on February 17, 2013: » That looks like a file that belongs to PC Tools and not XP, so I think you do not have an XP problem - you have a PC Tools problem.
I recommend you uninstall PC Tools, reboot and then run for a while and see how things go without PC Tools. If you are compelled to do so, you can always reinstall PC Tools again, right? It could be that whatever version of PC Tools you have installed on your system of unspecified make and model with unspecified XP version and unspecified Service Pack is out of date.
- JOSEPH FAZIO replied on February 19, 2013: » Just an FYI. PCTCore.sys PC Tools KDS Core Driver and as you say should be removed.
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