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Random Blue Screens (Have tried everything I know)

By Zymosis
Oct 7, 2006
  1. CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Newcastle 2.2GHz Socket 939
    Motherboard: ASUS A8V Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    Ram: OCZ Enhanced Latency 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel
    GPU: Have Tried 2 cards (same error with both) - Geforce MX200 & 5200
    PSU: Antec True 550W
    OS: Windows XP Pro

    Restarts happen randomly. Typically takes about 7 days for restart.
    -I have ran Memtest for about 12 hrs, without a single error.
    -Reinstalled XP about a month ago to cure problem
    -Tried different graphics card, as I thought that may be the problem.
    -I have tested all leads on my PS with a multimeter. They are not even 1% off of advertised
    -Temps of 40 deg C at idle, 55 under full load.
    -Graphics card has newest drivers from nvidia, latest bios upgrade, and as far as I can tell latest drivers for all hardware.

    Errors:
    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 48304523, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f6dc4c82.

    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 80521e14,
    parameter3 b927dbd4, parameter4 00000000.

    Error code 000000f4, parameter1 00000003, parameter2 85b52da0, parameter3 85b52f14, parameter4 805c7478.

    Error code 0000004e, parameter1 00000099, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.

    Any help would be appriciated :)
     
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    Three of the dumps are either caused by or reference klif.sys, this belongs to Kaspersky Anti-Virus. The other one is caused by RT2500.sys, a wireless adapter card driver. Uninstall Kaspersky to see if it fixes the problem.
     
  3. Zymosis

    Zymosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will uninstall it when I get back from work and can get something else installed. I dont feel like running no anti-virus on a poorly setup university network :)

    Thanks for you help.
     
  4. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Posts: 102

    Lol, if your concerned about a virus on your network, just upgrade to a beta for Vista, since no one has wasted their time making viruses for it yet.
     
  5. Zymosis

    Zymosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Continued Problems.....

    After uninstalling kaspersky, I was thinking the problem was fixed (12 days of uptime before another random bs)

    Since then I have had 4 or 5 minidumps created. Can somebody look through these for me and see if they have any other ideas.

    I'm thinking more and more that its a hardware problem, but I def cannot narrow it down.
     
  6. Zymosis

    Zymosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anybody willing to help out.

    I guess this is a TTT for what its worth :)
     
  7. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,214

    all of your dumps point to memory corup.. how many sticks of ram do you have if more then one try testing each one own its own to see if your pc crashes I know you said you ran memtest but bad ram has been know to pass memtest
     
  8. sultan_emerr

    sultan_emerr TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Random restarts/reboots/resets/crashes/freezes could be due to several reasons, including overheating, RAM, hardware issues, etc., just do the following and post back with the info so that we can narrow it down some.

    Try rebooting(restarting) in safe mode, then go to control panel/ system / advanced Tab/ startup and recovery box/ settings button/ sytem failure and uncheck "restart on system failure" ( take the check out of automatically restart box ) , and check the Write a system event, and the Admin alert boxes (check "send admin alert"). This will force a BSOD on the next crash (freezes/restarts = crashing) that posts the Stop Error Code. On the next crash write down the exact Stop Error Code and post that exact error here back on this thread. (While you're waiting for a reply, you can put that error code in Google search, and in the MS Support Knowledge Base (KB) = to check it out.-
    http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1 ).


    Also go to your device manager (devmgmt.msc) and check the properties and look for anything suspicious and check that the settings are where they should be.

    Check:
    1. Overheating(Open the case and check to see how much dust has collected inside it, and if there is alot of dust get a can of compressed air and blow the dust out and clean out all dust bunnies, etc. on the heatsink/;fan combo,etc.; and be sure all the fans are spinning and properly functioning ). Install diagonstic tools like MotherboardMonitor= http://mbm.livewiredev.com or Everest = http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html , and check the tempurature.

    2. Poor power supply (weak power supply or noisey / dirty electricity). If possible, swap the RAM and Power Supply (PSU) around with another computer.

    3. Bad driver or drivers not updated, or a device conflict. Pull the connectors and push them back on. Reseat all of the cards. RightClick - my comp/properties/select the hardware tab/click device manager/see if there are any "!" next to anything. Try updating the drivers from the manufacturers' websites.


    4. Not enough memory or bad Ram. You might need to add more Ram. Missmatched ram or a bad stick of ram will cause this also. Try reseating and or swaping the ram sticks. Make sure they are seated/snaped in firmly.
    Run Memtest86: = http://www.memtest.org
    and
    FREE RAM Diagnostic Tool. - CST Inc.s DOS based DocMemory = http://bucarotechelp.com/computers/default.asp .


    5. Could be IRQ conflict

    6. Perhaps the CMOS battery on the motherboard is going bad and needs to be replaced. Check it to be sure.
    Also check your pc clock's time and day, to be sure it is set correctly.

    7. Hard drive could be failing.

    8 Right click desktop/properties/screen saver/Power/Hibernate tab ,and make sure hibernation is not enabled, and cleann out your Cache & Cookies & Temporary Internet Files and Folder: = http://www.coloarts.state.co.us/cleanFiles.asp[/L]

    9. Make sure you have updated all programs and hadrdware.

    10. Motheboard short (loose screw, misplaced mounting standoff , etc.?)
     
  9. Zymosis

    Zymosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not to sound rude, but did you bother to read my initial post?
     
  10. Zymosis

    Zymosis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey thanks man. I actually had some time and ran the dumps like 20 mins before checking this.

    I have tried days and days with just one stick in, and have done hrs of memtest with just one stick. I think I need to give OCZ a call though.
     
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