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BSODs, IRQL, Bugchecks, Reboots and Insanity

By Xisticide
Feb 3, 2006
  1. Every so often, and for no apparent reason, I've been getting BSODs and random reboots. Everytime I think I've solved the problem, it comes back.

    The error code on the blue screen is usually DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL or just An error has occured and windows has been stopped.

    The messaged in the event viewer for the last 6 are as follows:

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000000a (0x00000020, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x806ff904).

    Error code 000000c4, parameter1 00000053, parameter2 00000e48, parameter3 00001e10, parameter4 cdcdcdcd.

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000c4 (0x00000053, 0x00000e48, 0x00001e10, 0xcdcdcdcd).

    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c000001d, parameter2 bf813f9f, parameter3 aea68bd4, parameter4 00000000.

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000000a (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x806895e2)

    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbf80f6c6, 0xb65fbcd0, 0x00000000).

    I've run the RAM test and found no faults and I'm pretty much out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Minidumps for these 6 are attached along with a couple more.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    1 of your minidumps is corrupt and unreadable.

    3 minidumps crash with memory corruption. 2 have bugchecks of 7E, and 1 has a bugcheck of 0A.

    1 minidump crashes with hardware. it has a bugcheck of 50. It references aswMon2.SYS
    . this is your Avast antivirus programme.

    1 minidump crashes at ntkrnlmp.exe. It has a bugcheck of 0A.

    2 minidumps crash at win32k.sys. They have bugchecks of 50, and 8E.

    It deffinitely looks like ram/psu problem.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. Xisticide

    Xisticide TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran the memory test on all 4 sticks individually and together, each got through over 7 passes without any errors. Also tried different sticks in different slots and they all wound up giving blue screens. Uninstalled the video card driver so I could install a newer version, and it BSODed with no driver, did the same with the soundcard driver with the same result, so I'm guessing it's neither of them. Ran Chkdsk too and it came up fine. Really stumped cause it's a fairly new PSU too. :(

    Any ideas?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Probably not the problem, but check your mobo for leaking, or bulging capacitors. See HERE for further info.

    What psu do you have? Make, and wattage please.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Xisticide

    Xisticide TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a Jeantech, 450W.

    I'm starting to suspect the mobo too, the more I think about it, I think it's one of the few parts that's always been connected (obviously) while other parts have been swapped in and out. I'll go give it a check thanks.
     
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