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Problem Blue Screening

By nonreflexabilit
Jan 21, 2008
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  1. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    im using a new hd from my previous one. my uguru is constantly reporting problems now. if that has nething to do with it. i wud reinstall it using the cd and its not working. i dont know if my uguru not working is a symptom of my bsod problems or not.
     
  2. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    i am using anew hd, same brand and make but a different one. my uguru isnt working now at all, it says it encounters a problem everytime i try to start it up. i dont know if its a symptom of my bsod or if its just a fluke. whoops double post

    Just did a chkdsk(only way i know how to find errors with hd) : and will do the /f once my computer restarts.
     
  3. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    around my last post, i rearranged the RAM, it worked fine until today.
    attached is the minidump.

    The date for the first one is today.
    The second one is three days from now, the 20th... when its still the 17th...
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Your older of the two dumps was unreadable.

    Your newer one shows a 0x4E error: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
    This indicates that the memory management Page File Number list is corrupted. Can be caused by corrupt physical RAM, or by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists.

    The cause was listed as memory corruption.
     
  5. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    ok ill do another memtest
     
  6. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    i ran for a week with only one ram stick, switching between them at the half way mark. At the end of those three days (each) i had no problems and i ran a memtest for each individual stick. no problems detected with either stick. today, i inserted the second stick, i got a blue screen about 2 minutes after boot up.
    bad_pool_header.

    becuz i have had this error b4, i have already checked for its problems, and have ruled out hd(got a new one to be sure), drivers (used a variety from disk and online),RAM(just checked recently as mentioned above), as for the router- other computers in the house have no problems what so ever though mine is the only hand built one. what do i do now? whats is it still the RAM? cuz i get no problems with either of them individually...

    i restarted the computer again, within another two minutes i got another bluescreen.
    memory_management
    i get so frequently bsod's plus the wide variety of error messages suggest something would be wrong with my?

    then with another restart 5 minutes till bad_pool_header again
    and now one stick and its perfectly fine..
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    The problem with Bad Pool Header errors as per M$ is that even the !analyze of the debugger has problems zeroing in on the issue.

    It appears to be how Windows is allocating memory.
     
  8. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    well, each individual stick of RAM is ok but, when both put together, bsods come. what do i do to fix this?
     
  9. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    does avast auto block things? cuz i got a trojan warning and sirens went off so i panicked and closed everything and iono if it took care of it or if i need to hunt it down and manually get rid of it.
     
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    It depends on how you set it up. See what your quarantine report reads. I would do a manual scan and, yes, anti-virus programs will block as that is a main part of their protection.

    Also, have you tried different RAM slot configurations: 1-2, 1-3 or 2-4 to see if that stops the BSODs?
     
  11. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    ya when first built the system i ran it as 1-3, after first crash i swapped to 1-2 then ive tried 2-4 after that crash.

    after manual scan it said nothing. shud i assume that my system is fine?
     
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    I think the only way you can tell is if you receive no more BSODs.

    Try Trend-Micro's free online scan.
     
  13. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    so its not like im lacking software that allows me to run 2 gigs?
     
  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    No, on your question. Have you tried different slot combinations for your RAM, i.e. 1-3, 2-4?
     
  15. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    yeah i have
     
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    How is your system running now and if it has been resolved please tell us what brought stability. Thanks.
     
  17. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    after i first realized the ram was wierd, i switched the slots, it was fine for about a week , switched the slots again fine for about a couple days. now, with 2 sticks i bsod within 5 minutes of boot up. only thing that brings stability is having 1 stick. it runs fine with one stick, like it did when i just built it. when i first built it it ran with the same 2 sticks for about 2 months until my first bsod. as stated b4 i can switch between sticks without problem, but running with both sticks crashes my system within 5 minutes of boot up
     
  18. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    i added the second stick and it worked for about 2 days until another bluescreen. Now my comp wont even boot up. It gets stuck at the abit screen that says "Press TAB to show POST screen,DEL to enter SETUP".
    The error post code (52) says Test all memory (clear all extended memory to 0). Am I supposed to remove the Ram sticks? I've tried clearing the cmos 5 times and it still wont start. What am i supposed to do?
     
  19. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Please list your system specs in your profile. I want to look at your hardware and the OS you are running and anything else you can supply.
     
  20. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

  21. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Remove one RAM stick and see what happens. OCZ makes some great RAM but is your Abit board and this RAM compatible? What is Abit's recommendation?

    I am also wondering if your mobo is setting this RAM at a different voltage than what OCZ specifies. Check out voltages and see if it matche the right voltage to your mobo.
     
  22. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

  23. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. I sure hope this works for you because you have worked long and hard to rectify your issue.
     
  24. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    It has BSODed on the 2 setting, now changing it to 2.1.
    Thanks for sticking with me for so long.
    In setup, when setting the RAM voltage, do you have to double the voltage if you have two sticks?
    For example, does setting the voltage at 2 give 1 volt to each stick or does it give 2 for each stick?
     
  25. nonreflexabilit

    nonreflexabilit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    The 2.1 setting does not work either.
    Now my computer crashes with one stick .
     
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