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Constant bluesceen and rebooting, Win XP

By firzen46
Mar 2, 2011
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  1. I've been getting alot of bluescreen errors and reboots lately (A few times daily), sometime it wouldn't even restart...I want to know what the problem is and what I can do about it. Please Help.

    In the Event Viewer, the description is:

    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 8054bfd2, parameter3 a7f00b1c, parameter4 00000000.

    Data:

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 38 1000008
    0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 63 30 eters c0
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
    0038: 38 30 35 34 62 66 64 32 8054bfd2
    0040: 2c 20 61 37 66 30 30 62 , a7f00b
    0048: 31 63 2c 20 30 30 30 30 1c, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 30 0000


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  2. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Are you using a laptop or desktop PC? What's you computer's specs? Have you reformatted it already? Please let us know.
     
  3. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a desk top with Win XP Pro SP3, Pentium (R) Dual Core, 2.5GHz with 2GB of Ram.

    I have not formatted it yet....Its my last option....
    Need any more details??
     
  4. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

  5. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem. It wont even login today...
    When I turn on the power and after it finnishes loading, it stays at the blue page (the one before the the accounts of the computer appears).

    What do I do now...?
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your issue is with memory corruption. In fact, you have the error 0x4E:pFN_LIST_CORRUPT which is the strongest error code for bad RAM Therefore you’ll need to run Memtest on your RAM. This test engages almost immediately after to boot up.

    1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

    2. Burn ISO to a CD.

    3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


    There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
     
  7. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    memtest wont start

    The memtest program wont start...
    I downloaded the Memtest86+ V4.20 (25/01/2011) Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip), unzip it, and burn it into a CD. I put it into the CD reader and rebooted the computer. I selected the CO-ROM to be booted first, but nothing happens, the computer still loads the Windows OS and goes to the Blue Screen.
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    This may sound like a dumb two questions but a) are you sure the ISO file was burned properly and b) did you save the bootable order when exiting the BIOS
     
  9. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    a) I'm pretty sure i did. I used the master setting. (Where you can't edit the disc.)
    b) Yes.
     
  10. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    How many CD-ROM do you have?
     
  11. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have 2.
     
  12. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    are you sure that you configured the right one when you check the BIOS?
     
  13. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The two CD-ROM seems to starts before the Harddrive does.
    I tried both.
     
  14. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    no. You should make the CD-ROM as the 1st boot, and the hard disk as the 2nd boot. . if you have 2 CD-ROMs, just choose among the 2, and the one that you have chosen, is the Drive where you will put in your CD .
     
  15. firzen46

    firzen46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There is only one option to start the CD-ROM first, I don't get to choose which one in the SETUP. I did made it the 1st boot though.
     

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