Frequent Crashes on WindowsXP with Dumps

By Severion
Jan 14, 2009
  1. Greetings,

    I've been getting system crashes on my XP Pro machine now fairly regularly. I read a similar thread recently where someone recommended attaching a set of mini-dumps to help diagnosis. I've done this and would really appreciate any help from anyone kind enough to consider.


    Brett from Colorado
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your errors are all the same: 0x00000080: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE

    This is the definition as per This general indication of a hardware failure is often quite difficult to pin down.

    Fortunately the driver cited in all five minidumps is Rtnicxp.sys which is a Realtek 10/100/1000 NDIS 5.1 Driver for your system's Realtek NIC card.

    You can try two things first:

    1. Uninstall and reinstall current drivers for your NIC card.


    2. Update your NIC drivers.

    3. The third option is that If both 1 and 2 don't work you may need to replace the NIC card.
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