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BSOD Machine_Check_Exception... help

By nandoarcadia
Oct 7, 2009
  1. Hi all,

    i have a computer with the following features:

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    2.06 GHz
    3.00 GB Ram
    nVidia GeForce 6200 Turbo Cache PCI XPress x16 256 MB

    Windows XP SP3

    I've follow the instructions sugested by some of you guys, but nothing.

    i have a Minidump log file.

    Can anyone help, please?

    Thanks in advance,
    nandoarcadia
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Your error is 0x0000009C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
    This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).


    This is a very difficult issue to work with because it can be any hardware you have in your system. I have yet to have any minidump with this error give a definitive cause and your situation is no different.


    I suggest at this point your do two things.

    A) Run a harddrive diagnostics by using your harddrive manufacture's free utility that you can get off their website.

    B) Update your NIC drivers

    Also, if you have overclocked anything ease back on voltage and timings.
     
  3. nandoarcadia

    nandoarcadia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, Route44.
    Let's see what i can do.

    nandoarcadia

    P.S.: Did you see the attached file (the Minidump Log file)?
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Yes, I read it. As I said previously, I have yet to have any minidump with this error give a definitive cause and your situation is no different.

    In other words, the specific hardware was never identified.
     
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