Power Supply? CPU?

By mcinsane
Oct 8, 2008
  1. while on the computer, it will randomly show a blue screen saying "windows is shutting down due to an error" and will start dumping all the memory. But then when i go to start it up, i keep getting a blue screen with these errors:

    0x000000A5 (0x00000011, 0x00000007, 0xFFD11010, 0X20060113)
    0x000000c5 (0x003F0043, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x81CE752B)
    0x0000000A (0x00000060, 0x0000001B, 0x00000001, 0x81CA90A4)
    0x0000001A (0x00041284, 0x00008001, 0x000002A4, 0x87800000)

    Eventually it will boot up to the desktop, but its a struggle to get to.
    I've used 2 different OS systems and hard drives, I've checked the ram using memtest & even replaced the motherboard with different ram, and none of these things have fixed the problem. The only things left that could cause these problems are the power supply, CPU, and motherboard. Is there anyway i can check these for corruption? I dont want to start replacing everything randomly because that costs money :stickout:
    I made the computer myself and heres the specs:
    P5k-E Asus Motherboard
    2 x 1Gb DDR2 1066mhz Kingston
    140GB Western Digital Hard drive
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
    Radeon 512Mb Graphic Card
    Windows Xp Home W/ Service Pack 3
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    You could borrow a PSU and see if that cures problem
  3. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    bios setup could be suspect, make sure that you set cpu clock, fsb to auto, and make sure psu is powerful enough and that 12 rail is connected to mb.
  4. mcinsane

    mcinsane TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive tried to replace the PSU with another computers PSU, but i was missing a 2x4 pin. So inorder to replace it, i need to actually buy one. And Ive used the jumper to clear the cmos server times, and have actually gone into bios setup and made sure fsb was auto, and made all the settings default. I have even updated the bios on several occasions. And nothing works yet. But if you guys think its the power supply, i can go buy one. I just wanted to get your guys opinion and make sure it wasnt the CPU or something else.
  5. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    can you post your minidump files. and what does system event log show?.

    would'nt want you to spend uneccessarily especially now.
  6. mcinsane

    mcinsane TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont know where to find the dump files on Vista
  7. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    I beleive %SystemRoot%\Minidump (C:\Windows\Minidump\)

    instructions on how to submit are at links at top of Forums page
  8. mcinsane

    mcinsane TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cant find it
  9. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    ok well! rightclick on computer on desktop and select manage > expand event viewer on left hand pane > expand windows logs > select system: then read all the errors and copy and past the details in a txt file and post it. have a read and see if you can see anything obvious.

    also you can go Control panel > performance information tools > advanced tools
    and lgenerate a system health report. see what problems it shows
  10. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Have you checked the hard drive for errors, both quickly and with the manufacturers full tester ?
  11. mcinsane

    mcinsane TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've used 2 different hard drives and i still get the same problem. But i have checked the hard drives for errors with the manufactors testing programs.

    And as for the event log, i have alot of these erros:

    Source: LSM
    Date: 10/8/2008 12:38:08 PM
    Event ID: 1050
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: Ryan-PC
    Registering with Service Control Manager to monitor Terminal Service status failed with The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    , retry in ten minute.

    But i dont think this is the problem since theres a log about it happening 30 mins ago, and my computer has been running fine for the past 2 hours.
  12. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    after you restart from the next crash note the time and check the system and application logs on restart to see what the last activity was at the time of crash.
    those LSM errors are not critical.
  13. mcinsane

    mcinsane TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When the computer crashes, this pop's up in the eventlog, nothing else.

    Log Name: System
    Source: EventLog
    Date: 10/8/2008 10:40:35 AM
    Event ID: 6008
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: Ryan-PC
    The previous system shutdown at 9:42:48 AM on 10/8/2008 was unexpected.
  14. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Rightclick my computer and select "properties" then click advanced tab
    in startup and recovery section click "settings"

    On the dropdown menu at the bottom select "small memory dump (128k)" and OK

    so when you crash again: go to windows folder then Minidump folder and post the dumpfile that should be in that folder.

    then we can analyze the cause of your crash.
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