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Fresh Windows XP SP3 installation randomly reboots

By Quivver
Mar 28, 2012
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  1. I have an older computer I rebuilt recently that won't stay online. It boots fine, I can log in and use it for a while, then it randomly reboots (no BSOD). When it comes back up there's a 1003 system error in event viewer, here's the event description:

    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 cc55c9a4, parameter2 0000001c, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 80502367.

    I've tried flashing the BIOS, running a chkdsk, did several passes with memtest, tried running without AV, upgraded all the drivers I can find; there's obviously something I'm missing, but I don't know how to read minidump's, was hoping somebody could help?

    Norton 7.1 Corporate Edition, MalwareBytes for AV/Malware protection

    It's an old rig:

    Windows XP Pro, 5.1.2600 SP3 Build 2600
    ASUS A8N5X BIOS Revision 0902, 3/20/2006 (nForce4 Chipset)
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 DC 4400+
    Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
    Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
    Western Digital 160gb SAS (one, no RAID)
    1gb PC3200 memory (can't remember the brand off the top of my head)
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,944   +167

    Remove Norton, and install Microsoft Security Essentials for test purposes. I have told several Techspot users to do this... and all the Norton stuff has been causing many, many issues of late, this includes McAfee and Kaspersky. Maybe some recent upgrades to Windows Firewall, make Windows unstable using 3rd party antivirus software that tries to "take over" Windows firewall
     


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