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Random Errors on XP

By MiDi
Apr 10, 2008
  1. Hi,

    Last week i downgraded from Windows XP Pro 64-bit down to 32-bit (due to some software issues), and now all of a sudden I'm getting random errors. This can be when i'm playing a game (mainly starcraft, hasn't occured in Counter-Strike: Source yet weird..), browsing the internet, or it just being idle. I've gotten two errors on the bsod, since i turned off the "Automatic reboot", they are Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area and BAD_POOL_HEADER. I'm about to run memtest, but i noticed something strange and i was wondering if this could be an issue.
    The IRQ Assignments are set up like this:

    (ISA) 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    (ISA) 3 Communications Port (COM2)
    (ISA) 8 High Precision event timer
    (ISA) 9 AX51P34W IDE Controller
    (ISA) 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
    (ISA) 13 Numeric data processor
    (ISA) 14 Primary IDE Channel
    (ISA) 15 Secondary IDE Channel
    (PCI) 16 Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
    (PCI) 16 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 17 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 17 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 18 ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    (PCI) 18 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 18 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 19 Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
    (PCI) 19 Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    (PCI) 22 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    (PCI) 22 Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    (PCI) 23 Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC



    Now the part that's stumping me is (PCI) 18. Could the USB Host Controllers being shared with my video card cause an issue? I would try to move the video card to another slot, but Only one PCI-E 16x port means im not moving it anywheres lol. The only reason i'm suspecting the video card is, the last few days CCC (Catalyst Control Center) has been crashing on me, Not every time did the computer throw up a bsod, but still was very strange, I have reinstalled the drivers + CCC and CCC hasn't crashed but, I'm still getting bsod at random times.

    Anyways here's my specs from everest, if anyone can help it'll be greatly appreciated. :) I'm sorry if i did not give enough info, ill check back daily, if you need more info just let me know.

    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name SH
    User Name Admin
    Logon Domain SH
    Date / Time 2008-04-10 / 05:53

    Motherboard
    CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 3000 MHz (15 x 200) 6000+
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset AMD 690G, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Muskin 991527 (996527) 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
    DIMM2: Muskin 991527 (996527) 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (10/08/07)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (512 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (512 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (RV630)
    Monitor Compaq FS7600 [17" CRT] (CNC6430VC5)

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI Radeon HD 2600 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Audio Adapter Realtek ALC885/889A/890 @ ATI SB600 - High Definition Audio Controller

    Storage
    IDE Controller ATI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Storage Controller AX51P34W IDE Controller
    Disk Drive ST3120026A (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive WDC WD5000KS-98MNB0 (465 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N (DVD+R9:16x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:20x/8x, DVD-RW:20x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
    Optical Drive YI5772K ECA932L SCSI CdRom Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions
    C: (NTFS) 476937 MB (295389 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 114470 MB (20341 MB free)
    Total Size 577.5 GB (308.3 GB free)

    Input
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network
    Primary IP Address 192.168.1.2
    Primary MAC Address 00-1D-7D-94-EE-A3
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.2)

    Peripherals
    FireWire Controller Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 1394A-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer Controller (PHY: TI TSB43AB23)
    USB1 Controller ATI SB600 - OCHI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB600 - OCHI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB600 - OCHI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB600 - OCHI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB600 - OCHI USB Controller
    USB2 Controller ATI SB600 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
    USB Device Razer Diamondback

    DMI
    DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
    DMI BIOS Version F4
    DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    DMI System Product GA-MA69G-S3H
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number
    DMI System UUID 30303144-37443934-45454133-FFFFFFFF
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    DMI Motherboard Product GA-MA69G-S3H
    DMI Motherboard Version x.x
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
    DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Very informative first post. So well done on that.
    I would only suggest that you put your System Specs in your Profile
    That will help for future posts, and even avoid members reading your entire first post to get to it.

    This does sound like a Memtest analyzing issue (Note: 7 Passes required)
    But I thought I'd go back a step to where you stated:
    Before loading Xp did you remove the old partition fully ?
    As Xp only takes about half an hour to install (not including the 3 Hrs of updating after that!) You may want to do a clean install of Windows again.

    Another option would be to attach any MiniDumps recently created in c:\windows\minidump Sometimes these MiniDumps give precise identification of the offending file or hardware (and sometimes they are difficult to interpret)

    You may also want to check your event viewer of anything happening at time of crash (ie Antivirus updating or something)

    Regarding the interrupts. Your computer will automatically (plug and play) place the correct hardware in the correct spot. But sometimes (usually only, when conflicts arise) you need to manually adjust this setting. The easiest option, is to go to Device Manager and uninstall them fully (especially same interrupts) and allow Windows to install them again on the next restart.

    Please read through this clearly, and also advise on the outcome to Memtest

    I re-read it myself
    There are 8 things I have asked for you to either do, or answer
    I hope that wasn't too much on an innitial reply to your issue (O Oh that makes 9 !)
    .
     
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