BSoD + Windows Freezes

By persona1
Jan 10, 2006
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  1. System:
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice)
    Gigabyte GA-K8U-939
    1024mb (2x512) OCZ Gold PC3200
    Gigabyte X800XT PE
    OCZ Modstream 450W
    Seagate Barracuda 160GB
    Windows XP (Service Pack 2 Integrated)

    Ok, let me start of by telling you that I've had an issue with windows freezing on startup (where the blue loading bar goes across). It seems to always freeze after about the fifth restart (I can install my drivers fine and restart but almost all applications that require a restart will make it freeze at or after the fifth restart). That has continued over four motherboards, three versions of windows, two power supplies (380W and 450W), two hard drives, and many, many, many, many, many... really alot of windows installations.

    Now with my fourth motherboard I am getting issues with BSoDs. Anything to do with multimedia I run a risk of getting a BSoD. For example I just got a BSoD while watching a streaming video. I can no longer play games either as 10-15 minutes into the games I get a BSoD. I also recently downloaded speedfan and saw one of my devices (It won't give the name, it just says Remote 2) idled at 50C and jumped to 60C+ when running games (I wasn't even playing, just in the menu). I assumed this was my southbridge as all my other device's temps showed fine in other programs and BIOS. I took the southbridge's heatsink off, removed the thermal pad (was really hard to get off) and replaced it with some AS5. The temperatures of the device (Remote 2) didn't change at all. I aimed a 120mm fan right at it and that didn't do anything either.

    Here is the event log:

    Event ID: 1003
    Category: (102)
    Source: System Error

    Description:
    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 0ef1ab8b, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 85482800.

    Data:
    0000: 74737953 45206d65 726f7272 72452020
    0010: 20726f72 65646f63 30303120 64303030
    0020: 50202031 6d617261 72657465 65302073
    0030: 62613166 202c6238 30303030 32303030
    0040: 3030202c 30303030 202c3130 38343538
    0050: 30303832
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    If that doesn`t help. Zip 5 or 6 of your latest minidumps together, and attach them here.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. persona1

    persona1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, but I only have one minidump since I just installed windows today. This was my first error on this installation but I've gotten many of the same kind before.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Usually, it`s difficult to diagnose a problem from just one minidump.

    However, since that is all you have right now. Zip it up and attach it here, and I will take a look, and see if it gives us any clues as to what the problem may be.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. persona1

    persona1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright I edited my previous post with the minidump. Thanks for your time.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your minidump crashes at ipnat.sys. This is the Windows IP Network Address Translator. Your crash happened when using Firefox. The bugcheck for this crash is D1.

    0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

    Do a Google search for ipnat.sys.

    Make sure you have the latest chipset drivers installed for your mobo.

    Please be aware that this may not be the actual cause of your problems. As I said earlier one minidump is not usually sufficient to identify the culprit.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. persona1

    persona1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah, I was watching a videostream in firefox when it happened. I'll try to come back with more minidumps soon. Thanks lots.
  8. persona1

    persona1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, this was a BSoD in a game (all my games do this after 10min-15min). This time I have the minidump though.
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your last minidump crashes at ati3duag.dll. This is your video card driver. It has a bugcheck of 8E.

    0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

    A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn’t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).

    Try upgrading your graphics drivers.

    BTW. What were the results of Memtest?

    Regards Howard :)
  10. persona1

    persona1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I only ran memtest86+ for about 2 1/2 hours but no errors there. I'll check again overnight this time.

    Oh and I flashed my BIOS to the latest one a couple of weeks ago. I was getting it before and after the flash. I've been using Omega Drivers since I got this motherboard so maybe I need to install Catalyst.
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