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Alas I have failed

By Kev32
Aug 17, 2005
  1. I'd like to thank cpc and others for the great help unfortunately my PC is still a tired old wreck. It was working perfectly since last week friday when I changed the RAM until but a few seconds ago when I got yet another blue screen. I have uploaded the minidump but I fear that it is useless....I guess I'll just pay the £50 to get it looked at by a technician.

    The BSOD is exactly the same 0x1000008e (0xc0000005....) and blames the ati2dvag.dll driver.

    {EDIT} I have just updated my ATI drivers to 5.8, this may help, i don't know. Something unusual I have noticed is that in my startup list I have a KernelFaultCheck.....
     
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Maybe your new RAM is incompatible with the motherboard. Check the hardware specification of your motherboard and verify whether it is compatible with your new RAM.
     
  3. Kev32

    Kev32 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    OK Checked RAM, no it appears that Infineon styled RAM is fine. I've sent off the 2 bugged modules to get analysed by the technicians who I bought it from. They will send me some new RAM free if they find errors.
     
  4. Kev32

    Kev32 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    All I can say is that these errors are weird. They happen so randomly, sometimes not for 2 weeks then constantly each day..then gone again. Games run so sporadically it's weird. They'll work fine for the first 7 days then not work, I'll cry try play them again in 2 days and they'll work perfectly.

    {EDIT} Well I got a new BSOD, labbeled Page_Fault_In_NoN_Paged_Area labelling ati2dvag as the driver to blame (as usual). Got this error code :

    10000050, {80000000...}

    Will attach the minidump although I'm taking the PC to a specialist tomorow.

    {EDIT} Just received ANOTHER BSOD but back at the original values of 0x1000008e {0xc0000005). Will post the minidumps. At least now I know this cannot be a memory problem. The only other hardware I got in my PC is an ABIT KV7 mobo, Radeon 9800 PRO GFX card and a AMD Athlon XP3200 CPU.

    {EDIT}So I've tried with a new GFX card (Nvidia) which I know works and RAM which I KNOW works. I've also removed my modem along with my drives yet still it crashes. That singles it down to PSU/Mobo/CPU...
     
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