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Event ID 6

By tommy2k8
Oct 7, 2008
  1. According to the Windows Event Log, I got 2 ID 6 errors in the past 24 hours.

    Some processing performance features have been disabled due to a known firmware problem.
    This has happened 104 times since June.

    Can anyone shed any light on this?
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    One way this error has been resolved is to update the chipset drivers for your motherboard.
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Please copy ONE of the Errors: (make sure the Source and Description are exactly the same.)
    Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> click on each, System and Applications, one at a time to open each log> right click on the Error> Properties> click on the Copy icon, top right, below the down arrow> Paste here (Ctrl V)

    The format will be this:
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: your source
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 6
    Date: 12/29/2004
    Time: 10:57:43 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: xxxxx
    Description:
    Full description.

    We need all of this and an idea of why you were looking in the Event Viewer. What problems were you having? An Error can have several different causes, which is why we need the Source and full description.
     
  4. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    BSOD's

    I'll try that.

    Wou;ld these errors cause Blue Screen Of Death's?
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I'll let you know when I see it.
     
  6. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Since June

    Since June, I've had intermittent BSOD's, and they all point tio a memory problem, but this ID 6 could be the reason for it
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Can you attach the BSODs? Since you suspect it might be memory have you ever run Memtest to be sure?
     
  8. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    I have run TuffTest, Memtest and the Windows Diagnostic Memory Test, all come up clean
    BSOD'a attached (well, some)
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    3 of your 5 minidumps state your crashes are due to memory corruption. How many passes did you run memtest for?
     
  10. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Memtest

    I ran it for 4 passes. Strange
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The minimum for Memtest is 7 passes. Most often people begin it before they go to bed and check it the next morning.
     
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