MiniDump help needed

By Iggy_az
Nov 10, 2005
  1. I'm running WinXP Home with all updates, No Overclocking, 512M Ram
    I have run the RAM program with 12 passes with no errors.
    MB is a ECS K7VTA3 version 6 with the latest BIOS.
    I have the latest Norton Antivirus and have no viruses or trojans.

    My problem has started about 10 days ago.
    System shuts down and reboots sparatically ( 4-6 times a day)
    Most of the time it is when I'm on the internet but also happens when I'm not.
    My guess was my sound card drivers and have removed and reinstalled with the original ones from my MB disk.
    I have checked and cleaned my registry using Norton WinDoctor and have no issues.

    I have attached my last minidump in a zip file for you to review.
    Thank you in advance

    Iggy in Arizona
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It`s very difficult to be sure from just one minidump. Can you zip 5 or 6 minidumps together, and attach them here?

    Your minidump crashes with a hardware error.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Iggy_az

    Iggy_az TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here is 5 Minidumps

    Hi Howard,
    I have attached 5 minidumps from today.
    If you need more I will have to send them in a few days.
    I deleted about 10 yesterday for no good reason.

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The most likely culprit is either faulty ram, or video ram.

    Go and follow the instructions in the link I gave you.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Iggy_az

    Iggy_az TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did all the tests and maint as per instructions

    I completed all the test on my RAM, removed and cleaned contacts and dust bunnies. I also removed my Video card and cleaned contacts and reinstalled. Still having complete shutdown when I'm on the internet running video news clips. All my fans are running and CPU cool.

    I have attached a few more new minidumps for you to review.

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You have some kind of hardware problem. As you know these can be difficult and time consuming to diagnose.

    I can`t tell you which hardware it is.

    when you find out which hardware is bad, please let us know.

    Regards Howard :cool:
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