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Error code 0000004e Win XP SP3

By bwenger
Dec 17, 2010
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  1. Error code 0000004e, parameter1 0000008f, parameter2 000baf6e, parameter3 000900ae, parameter4 00000000

    keep getting blue screen of death

    attached is dump file

    your help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your issue is with memory corruption. Therefore you’ll need to run memtest on your RAM.

    See the link below and 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.


    Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html


    * Get back to us with the results.


    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match?
     
  3. bwenger

    bwenger TS Rookie Topic Starter

    memtest results

    ran 11 passes, no errors. any other suggestions?
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match? How about memory timings?
     
  5. bwenger

    bwenger TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bios does not have ability to change voltage or timing - timing is 5-5-5-15 and voltage is 1.8 in cpuid.
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I take it this is a Dell or HP or other prebuilt system, correct? Unfortunantly these companies will often lock the BIOS from only doing certain things.

    Since this is a prebuilt I've got to believe the memory and timings are set correctly.

    Therefore, check your RAM and see if it is set firmly in the slots.

    If you have more minidumps attach them.
     
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    May I add one more thing, please ensure that your system (+RAM) is clean/dust free.

    @Route
    Hey mate, hope all is well :)
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    @ Good advice there Archean. :) And all is going well friend. :grinthumb
     

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