Many problems, computer unstable. Need Help

By Nick_krambo
Feb 19, 2008
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  1. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    got a memory_management BSOD. Off to memstest all night...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    OK 7 passes and all that, I usually turn off the monitor.

    Good night - sleepy heads :zzz:
  3. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    So ran memtest all night long, 9 complete passes with no errors. Looks like my RAM is probably fine. Whats next?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Can be harddrive itself

    For the moment download CCleaner, and do a full Defrag

    I think it's slowly getting to an answer, we may need others input too
  5. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I ran CCleaner and haven't had success with a defrag yet. Here is a couple more crash dumps from the past little bit while i have been trying this.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Inside the new MinDumps:
    ---------------------------
    BugCheck 1A, {5001, fffff78000001000, a09e, fffff980068ef201}
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+1587f )
    Followup: MachineOwner

    BugCheck A, {153557, 2, 1, fffff80001e93d9b}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkFreeOrZeroedPage+db )
    Followup: MachineOwner

    BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80001eb3122, 0, ffffffffffffffff}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiComputeFlushRange+292 )
    Followup: MachineOwner
    ---------------------------

    Ok please check your BIOS settings are automatically setting up your CPU (ie no to overclock etc)
    Unplug your floppy drive (even the DVD drive) and test again

    Confirm your Ram is the right Ram for your system (voltage & speed being the concern)

    This error still reports as memory related (even though your tests are ok!)

    Possible remove 1 Ram card (just in case)

    I suppose another option would be page file
    You can turn this setting on and off by right-clicking the Computer icon, clicking the Advanced System Settings link, then clicking the Settings button under Performance. Here's a guide:http://www.techspot.com/guides/72-windows-vista-memory-tweaking/page5.html
  7. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    From everything I can find, the RAM is good to go for my system, DDR2 800. All bios settings are pretty much set to auto (the defaults). Nothing is overclocked. Disabling cd and floppy drivers didn't prevent crash,( I don't even have a floppy drive.) I turned off the page file and still got a STOP: 0x0000001A memory_management crash. Everything says memory, but i see no problems with it
  8. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Got a new BSOD. Identified the wdf01000.sys driver. heres the minidump.
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Your minidump states that the probable cause is wdf01000.sys and it is blocking the driver NuidFltr.sys from loading prpery.

    Both of these are part of Windows OS. I am just wondering if you need to do a repair or a fresh install because you might have corrupted files.
  10. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    is it possible to just replace the files or am I going to have to wipe the computer? I'm not sure if this is the problem though, because I run 64 bit now and when I had 32 bit vista before this install, i still had problems
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    I always say go with the simplest first. I think whiping a harddrive is the last resort.
     
  12. Aolish

    Aolish TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 216

    Im really surprised no one suggested in doing a complete reinstall of XP. Who knows this could all be due to some sort of software problem happening in his system. I would recommend a full format and complete reinstall. Obviously backup before you do this. If problems still occur then at the very least you know for a fact that it is indeed a hardware fault somewhere in your pc. good luck.
  13. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    hmm I'm trying to not have to do full clean install. That really is a pain and I'm not sure if it will help.
  14. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I still have found no resolution to this issue, but have stumbled upon a greater problem. I reseated the RAM to see if it would help, and now my computer won't even turn on. The motherboard light is on and so is the LAN lights. I put the RAM back to where it was before and checked connections on my graphics card and processor. I have no idea whats wrong now. Is the PSU no good?
  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What is the make of your DDR2 800 RAM?
  16. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    Model: PDC22G6400LLK

    Timing: 4-4-4-12

    Voltage: 2.2V
  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Okay, I thought you might have had the Crucial Ballistix because many people are having to return that RAM because of so many experienced failures.

    Remind me, have you overclocked or are these timings what the motherboard set your RAM at?
  18. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I haven't OC'd them at all. These are what they are supposed to be. My motherboard actually clocks them at 5-5-5
     
  19. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    After completely taking my computer apart and cleaning and fixing wires, the computer seems to be running with a lot less BSODs. I still get them here and there but it isn't that much of a problem. I am confused though because something is causing lots of my programs to crash, and none of them are really related. Even windows explorer and superfetch have been failing.

    After leaving my computer on for an extended period of time, it will become unresponsive to any mouse or keyboard actions and I will have to manually shutdown. I don't think this is a hardware issue, but it is still possible. What are some tests and other things I can do to attempt to get to the bottom of this?
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Just on this, have you also disabled floppy in CMOS too?

    Also, I was thinking is your Video memory in bios set to high, I had a report once that said try putting the Bios Video memory to 64Meg (or lower) and allow Windows to automatically adjust to your actual Video memory.
    By the way, what is your Video card memory anyway?
  21. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I actually haven't ever disabled floppy anywhere. I have never really thought about it.
    Would that be done in bios?

    Video card memory is 256 mb
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes in Bios (cmos settings)

    Disable Floppy Drive
    Set Video Memory to 64Meg

    Save and Exit
  23. Nick_krambo

    Nick_krambo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    OK I'll do that and see how my computer fares. Will my gaming graphics take a serious hit while the card is clocked like that?
  24. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Windows will re-adjust to the correct setting (won't affect it)
    But do it !
  25. labateca

    labateca Newcomer, in training

    It is likely to be a problem of excessive temperature processor
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