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BS'sOD dropping down like rain

By Techno-Viking
Oct 21, 2007
  1. I bought this PC 2-3 years ago. I've sent it for repairing several times and they'd just take my money and formated the disk and then reinstall windows and said "everything should be fine". I know they are making fool of me cuz i got BSOD every now and then. In those 3 years, I got maybe 5 days without BS'sOD.
    I've started writing down those errors with a lot of zeros in it.
    In last 2 day i wrote this one:
    0x000000C2 , (0x00000007, 0x00000CD4, etc..)
    and
    0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xBF80A733M etc... )
    win32.sys - ADRESS BF80A733 base at BF800000

    i think there are more of them...i just cant find out solution how to get rid of 'em.
    I was wondering if you could tell me, where to find that dump file or whatever can help you that can help me to solve this problem. I can't imagine what it feels like to work on a computer which doesn't have blue screens of death.
    Oh yea, I forgot to mention. I am playing quake3 aswell, very often. Not a single BSOD while I was in the game. I dont understand...
    Thank you in forward...
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Looks like a bad memory chip to me. Take the memory out and try another module - borrow one if you can.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    test your ram with memtest 86+ booted from a floppy for at least 7 passes.
     
  4. Techno-Viking

    Techno-Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I downloaded latest version of memtest86+
    # Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.gz)
    # Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)

    i have floppy disk, whats next? :)

    p.s. sorry for my bad computer knowledge and experience...i hope you dont mind
     
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Download memtest 86 here

    Choose this one off the page:

    Download - Pre-Compiled Memtest86 v3.3 installable from Windows and DOS

    Unzip the program, by right clicking and choosing extract.
    Left click install.
    At the enter your target diskette drive screen, type A.
    Press enter,
    Insert a formatted floppy in your drive.
    Enter again.
    After the disk has finished writing reboot your pc with the disk inside the drive.
    Let the test run for at least 7 passes :)

    Hope this is clear enough. was in a bit of a rush posting it :)
    Good luck :)

    Oh... and last but not least plx post your results.
     
  6. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    C:\\Windows\minidump\

    Attach at least three if you can.

    It does sound like a RAM issue,though.
     
  7. Techno-Viking

    Techno-Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    The picture speaks for itself.

    [​IMG]

    I got some newer errors aswell.

    IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
    0x0000000A (0xFFFFFFF0, etc...)

    -

    0X0000050 (0xCDCDCD03, etc.. )

    -----------

    Here is at least 5 minidump files:
    http://www.mamashare.com/en/file/14263/Minidump-rar.html


    -----------

    I will try the memtest86 solution as soon as possible i get the 1.44 floppy unit :)

    You'll be hearing from me, laterz !
     
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    If you have a cd burner and are familiar with the .iso format there is a download availible for that version instead of a floppy.

    If you need help wih the .iso part post back :)

    http://www.memtest86.com/

    Memtest 86.33. iso image zip. :)
     
  9. Techno-Viking

    Techno-Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Hehe thx! I just received 2 floppy 1hour ago. I'll try with floppy first. If some problems occur , I will report back :)
     
  10. Techno-Viking

    Techno-Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Ok, i did it with floppy disk. But when fimbles said to "Let the test run for at least 7 passes", i was like, "ok!". When i realized that pc checked out 2 passes for 1h45min I know i wouldn't have enough time for it. So I am postponing it for tomorrow. : ))) Fimbles, you should let me know it takes long so i can leave it during the night : ))
    anyways i forgot to mention that i get a lot of these:

    [​IMG]

    and from Windows Media Player aswell... : )

    Well, hear ya tomorrow when i let the test run for at least 7 passes : ))
     
  11. Techno-Viking

    Techno-Viking TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I run memtest for 10 passes and NO ERRORS!!!! IAM MAD NOW!!!111
    I wanted it to find some errors so i'd knew its ram problem...i was planning to change it...but now...i don't know what to think !!!
    ....
    god damn....
    Can some1 help me ? This problem is impossible to solve...
     
  12. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Memtest is not infallible.
    I would do what I suggested in post #2 - beg or borrow another RAM module and try it with that.
     
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