My PC Randomly reboots with the same content of minidump

By shrombe7
Apr 24, 2006
  1. I've assembeled this PC with this specifications : (note: all cards are built in motherboard)

    Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
    Mainboard : Foxconn 661MXPRO
    Total Memory : 256MB DDR-SDRAM
    Video System : SiS 661FX/GX Mirage Graphics
    Physical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk : WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 (75GB)
    CD-ROM/DVD : BENQ CDRW 5232X (CD 52X Rd, 52X Wr)
    Sound : Realtek AC'97 Audio
    Operating System(s)
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional (Win32 x86)

    5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)
    Network Services Adapter : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

    it randomly restarts and gives this minidump file:-

    Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0003.5
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini042406-01.dmp]
    Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

    Symbol search path is: C:\Symbols
    Executable search path is: D:\Trash\Wxp (F)\I386
    Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
    Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
    Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
    Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055ab20
    Debug session time: Mon Apr 24 11:19:21.203 2006 (GMT+2)
    System Uptime: 0 days 0:26:54.758
    Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
    Loading Kernel Symbols
    Loading User Symbols
    Loading unloaded module list
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for hal.dll
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

    BugCheck 9C, {0, 8054da70, b2000000, 1040080f}

    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!KdPitchDebugger+ef4 )

    Followup: MachineOwner


    i've done these things trying to fix it:-
    1- updated all drivers
    2- updated BIOS
    3- formated and re-installed windows
    4- disabled bios shadwing and caching
    5- ran RAM diagnostics (memtest)----> 9 tests pass
    6- made sure there is no overheating (i have 2 120mm fans)
    7- no overclocking
    8- PSU is 400W
    9- ran virus and spyware scan
    10- even change HD and IDE cables

    But still no change

    is there a solution for this
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    A bugcheck of 9C means you have some kind of hardware failure, see below.


    This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).

    I suggest you disconnect anything not required to run your system. Check for overheating, check your ram/psu etc.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions for testing you ram/hard drive/page file.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. shrombe7

    shrombe7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'm trying speedfan ... so far so good so i think it is an overheating problem...
    i'll try also changing the cpu cooling system to a better one...

    thanks for the advice ....
  4. shrombe7

    shrombe7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i changed the cpu cooler to a copper unit but no chnge... still restarting

    i guess the problem may be PSU or Ram
  5. shrombe7

    shrombe7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it all turned out to be bad motherboard
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m sorry to hear it was your mobo.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Regards Howard :)
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