BSOD troubles under XP Pro x64 (minidumps included)

By Jefepato
Jul 10, 2007
  1. I'd like to apologize for reposting this, but after I was asked for (and posted) minidumps in my last thread, it died with no further replies.

    I've been having occasional BSODs, followed by a restart after a few seconds (not long enough to read what it says). I haven't noticed anything in particular these occasions have had in common -- I haven't had any crashes while playing games, but I don't spend much time playing games, so that could easily be coincidence.

    I ran a disk check, which turned up nothing. With SpeedFan, I've verified that my power supply is fine and nothing is overheating. My computer isn't dusty, and the memory was checked recently. All drivers I could find have also been updated recently.

    Specs as follows, thanks to Newegg:
    RAM: 2 sets of these: (that is, 4 sticks and therefore 4 GB total)
    OS: Windows XP Pro x64

    My last six minidumps are included. If anyone can tell me what's wrong, or direct me to a means of figuring it out, I'd be very grateful.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    I'm not running a 64-bit version of XP, but the minidumps are all pointing to a memory corruption. Start by testing or replacing your memory
  3. Jefepato

    Jefepato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran a memtest and found nothing wrong. Which doesn't mean there isn't anything wrong, of course -- overnight I'll do a few more passes of the test and see if anything changes.

    In the meantime, is there any other problem that might cause similar errors?
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Try running each stick one at a time to see if you have a bad stick.
  5. Jefepato

    Jefepato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I assume this can only be done by physically removing all but 1 stick?

    If so, does the fact that it's dual-channel RAM matter, or is it still fine to have only one stick in at a time?
  6. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    1. Yes.
    2. Dual Channel makes no difference. Running one stick at a time won't cause any problems.
  7. Jefepato

    Jefepato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All right, I'll get that done when I have a day free.

    If the memory is indeed corrupted, is there any solution other than replacing the damaged stick(s)?
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Turn off the automatic restart by going to Control Panel, System, Advanced, Start Up and Recovery, Settings...

    This will allow a blue screen to stay visible so you can read the error message, and post it here
  9. Jefepato

    Jefepato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Memtest, after running for many passes, came up with no errors.

    Here's the error message I got with the last BSOD:

    *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFF8000101CBB6, 0xFFFFFADF9067F9D0, 0xFFFFFADF9067F3E0)
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Maybe your memory is not compatible with your motherboard or the memory settings are wrong...
  11. Jefepato

    Jefepato TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Everything I can find on the memory and motherboard suggests they should be compatible. I don't know about memory settings, though.
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