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Help! BSOD 0x08E

By mega44
Jul 1, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I'm having random BSOD's on my pc since a few days, they appear in normal mode after anything between 1sec and 1hour after logging in. On reboot i get the "windows is repaired..." popup. In safe mode everything runs fine.
    I tried the following:
    -Virus/rootkit scan
    -Swapping ram
    -Swapping 3D + updating drivers
    -Removing sound card
    but still no luck...

    i attached 2 minidumps:
     
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    God 13 minidumps today thats alot
    In MiniDump 070108-12:
    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 81d4c731, f642cc3c, 0}
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
    Process Name: explorer.exe

    In MiniDump 070108-13:
    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 81d7b731, f5f9ac3c, 0}
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
    Process Name: iexplore.exe
    Unsure as to what these actually mean somebody else on here maybe able to help with this.
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware issues.

    1. You swapped RAM. Does this mean that you put in different RAM or you switched the sticks to a different slot? If you haven't already run MemTest for a minimum of 7 passes you need to do so.

    2. Run a full harddrive diagnostics using the diagnostic utility provided by your HD manufacturer.
     
  4. mega44

    mega44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    I swapped ram from a 100% working pc to mine
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    But is your motherboard rated for that RAM and vice-versa? List your system specs and tell us what RAM you were first using and then the RAM you swapped out. Give us the timings and CAS Latency.
     
  6. mega44

    mega44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the timing thingies are kind of over my head :blush:
    system:
    AMD Athlon 1800xp
    ECS Elitegroup K7S5A
    Nvidia Gefroce4

    I tried 256mb DDR ram and 512mb DDR RAM in both slots
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Okay, according to the information that I was able to google this is what your motherboard is rated for:

    2 x 168-pin 3.3V SDR SDRAM (PC100/PC133) &

    2 x 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (PC1600/PC2100)

    Can you tell me what the PC the sticks are, i.e. PC100, etc.?
     
  8. mega44

    mega44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    256mb: pc2100 CL2.5
    512mb: pc2700 CL2.5
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Your 2700 may be compatible but will run at your 2100 speeds. Try this: Take out your 512 and see if that brings stability. Then take out your 256 stick and put back your 512 stick and see if it is stable.

    256 megs of RAM for XP is a bit low. 512 is the recommended minimum though XP will function with 256.

    Second, the most your motherboard will handle is one gigabyte (2x512) of RAM. This motherboard has two slots for DDR and two slots for SDR. Make sure your DDR is in the correct slots.

    Keep us posted.
     
  10. mega44

    mega44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm running 256mb RAM now, still got a BSOD yesterday, gave up after that :rolleyes:

    last minidump:
     
  11. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    21 Mini Dumps in a day
    MiniDump 070108-21:
    BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 815b5731, f914cc3c, 0}
    Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

    Again same Hardware error. You should try the 512mb RAM card as Route44 said and see if that works
     
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