BSOD many times

By ther0ck
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. Hello there!!!

    I cannot remember how many times I got bsod from different message like PAGE_FAULT something like that. This time, I got ntfs.sys causing of bsod now. I run memtest and after 2-3 minutes of running, I got 4 errors and 0 passes. Do you think this is 100% memory fault? Or there is some faulty hardware involve on ntfs.sys error?

    By the way, I have XP Pro Sp2 OS.

    Thank you in advance....
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Any errors with Memtest and you have corrupted memory that needs to be replaced.


    Also, we here at TechSpot strongly recommend all XP users to install Service Pack 3 for security and stability.
  3. ther0ck

    ther0ck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you very much for the rapid reply and I guess I need to buy new one. I will upgrade my sp2 to sp3.

    Thank you again.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    You are welcome and please keep us updated.
  5. ther0ck

    ther0ck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Just finished updating my OS from sp2 to sp3, Once I got new ram, I will update you.

    Thanks...:)
  6. ther0ck

    ther0ck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi there!

    Just now before making this reply, I got bsod again with "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is it related on faulty ram also?

    Thank you...
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Faulty RAM will cause all kinds of errors. "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is an 0xA error and they can be caused by faulty hardware and RAM can certainly be one of the causes.
  8. ther0ck

    ther0ck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    After I had removed my old ram, and replaced one (not new) from friend to try out , and see if I will getting the BSOD again, but fortunately until now, I still did not experienced any BSOD.

    Thank you Ruote44.
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    You are welcome and thanks for the update. :)


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