0x0000008E (Blue Screen error)

By vivec66
Apr 13, 2008
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  1. Hey, guys im sorta new to this forum, but hi and nice to meet you all.

    -Ive bein having this problem for some time now (3-4 monthes)...it happens very randomly. It can happen whenever it wants.
    Here are the codes i get.

    0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x80578fe1,0xba503a60,0x00000000)
    0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x80578fe1,0xba503160,0x00000000)
    0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x80578fe1,0xba4fba60,0x00000000)
    0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x80578fe1,0xb5577cb4,0x00000000)
    0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x80578fe1,0xba507ad4,0x00000000)

    They are all the same except for the 3rd set of numbers..

    -Here are my Systems properties..
    Microsoft Windowss XP
    Media Center Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2

    Dell XPS
    Pentium (R) D CPU 3.20GHz
    3.19 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

    ...I hope someone can help me with this
    -Thanks Mike ps. if you need me to provide any more information please be sure to tell me.
    pps. I play the game GuildWars, can that possably do anything to the computer?
  2. X1950XT

    X1950XT Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Hi, welcome to the forum.

    What you have there is a BSOD (blue screen of death).

    It happens when files are corrupt in the HDD or the connection between the HDD and the motherboard fails.

    Are you using windows vista?
    Try using system restore to restore all the windows files.
  3. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no im using Windows XP
  4. X1950XT

    X1950XT Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Ok good because i have some friends that have windows vista and get BSOD's because of it.

    Try using system restore to restore all the windows files.

    You might have that option when u start your computer, in my pc the restore key is F8.
  5. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    wait, ive bein having this problem sence like november. i just kind of delt with it. but my system restore only goes back 2-3 monthes
  6. X1950XT

    X1950XT Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Oh, then your best bet is to reformat...

    Just to be sure, try to check the connection inside the PC between the mobo and the HDD.
  7. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    err.. =/ i cant do anything else? i dont want to reformat my computer
  8. X1950XT

    X1950XT Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Well... you could reinstall windows if you have a CD of windows.

    Try to reinstall ONLY windows XP and it will probably work.
  9. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    why cant we just find out what the problem is and fix it. or if its a program delete it.


    Cant i show u guys my [Mini dump folder, or event 1001?
  10. X1950XT

    X1950XT Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    I don't know if it can be a program. But you could just reinstall your windows or restore. That's the only way i know how to fix it :(

    Srry
  11. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    bumpppp

    can anyone else help?
  12. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    Post the most recent minidump from c:\windows\minidump. All the crashes are most likely the same.
  13. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i think i did it right =/

    theres the last 3.

    Attached Files:

     
  14. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so can somebody please help me out........... =[
  15. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    Minidump 031808-01:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 80578fe1, ba507a60, 0}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 032108-02:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 80578fe1, ba503a60, 0}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Minidump 032108-03:

    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 80578fe1, b97a7cb4, 0}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    As you can see, "memory_corruption" is cited as the likely cause. Test your RAM with Memtest86 for a minimum of 7 passes.
  16. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ehh can somebody give me like a walkthrough.. i dont really know how to use that mem86

    its says enter diskkete drive or somthing. what do i type in there?
  17. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    Download this .iso, it will be zipped so, unzip it. Then, burn the .iso to a CD as an image file. If you don't have software to do that, click here. After you've burned it as an image you will need to boot off that CD. So, leave it in your optical drive and reboot.

    If your optical drive isn't ahead of your HDD on the boot order, look for a message upon starting your PC about entering "setup". Tap whatever key it suggests (usually F1, F2 or Delete) and then roam around within the BIOS until you find the "Boot Sequence" options or something comparable to that. Put your optical drive in front of your HDD on the list, save and exit.
  18. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    err how do i un zip it? and how do i burn it/save it as an img to a cd. i put a blank cd in the cd drive.
  19. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    ..I believe it's a "Compressed (zipped) Folder" so you should just be able to open it and then move the file outside of that folder.

    You need software to burn that file as a .iso image. So, unless you have software that's able to do that, click the link I provided above and choose a program. After installing whatever software you've decided on, run it and find the option to burn an image file or a .iso file. Obviously, you'll put a blank CD in your optical drive and follow the software's prompts.
  20. vivec66

    vivec66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok i think i unziped it. (aka extract) well it gives me a "BOOT" folder. And in it has BOOT Security Catalog and MEMTEST.IMG IMG File


    then what? when i click on the MEMTEST.IMG it just says.."Windows cannot open this file: i guess i need to open it with a program but i dont know what one. plz help



    do i save the MEMTEST.IMG on to the CD through the program i Downloaded?
  21. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,019   +83 Staff Member

    ...I'm sorry vivec66, I don't have the patience for this :). I'm sure someone will stroll through and help you shortly.
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