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BSOD on Boot

By Mindrider
Nov 5, 2007
  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your minidumps crash with various culprits, including memory corruption.

    Either a faulty battery or faulty ram are the probable culprits.

    Replace the batter and see if that solves your problem.

    Also, test your ram as per these instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  2. Mindrider

    Mindrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you howard_hopkinso for the prompt and possible solution for my problems.

    Oh I forgot to mention that after several tries of rebooting in battery mode, it would successfully boot up and it would prompt a dialog box that would say windows has recovered from a system failure...

    This is my second reinstall of Windows XP Pro with SP2. Before I would get a stop message on boot when on battery mode that would say:

    PAGEFAULT_NONPAGED AREA or something and at times it would say...
    IRQ_LESSTHAN_OR_EQUAL or something
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    A faulty battery would cause all manner of system crashes, just like an underpowered or failing psu does on a pc.

    That would also explain why you have no problems when running the laptop on the ac adapter.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. Mindrider

    Mindrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your latest batch of minidumps are consistant with either a power problem(your battery), or a ram problem.

    However, if it were a ram problem, I would expect your system to crash, even when using it with the ac adapter.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. Mindrider

    Mindrider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow howard_hopkinso! Thank you very much for the lightning response to my inquiries. I'll be bringing my laptop back to the shop for a possible battery pack replacement.

    Again thank you very much!!!
     
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