Random Reboots. Error Codes: 1000008e, 1000000a, 0000004e

By PapaPrem
Nov 29, 2009
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  1. Hello all. For about the past 4 days, my computer has been randomly rebooting by itself. I am running WindowsXP SP3. I did a system restore to roll back my system to a date when everything was running fine. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem.

    Here are the relevant messages from Event viewer from the first system error event to the most recent (4 in total so far):

    1)
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 11/26/2009
    Time: 3:26:24 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    Error code 0000004e, parameter1 00000099, parameter2 000fffff, parameter3 00000007, parameter4 00000000

    2)
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 11/28/2009
    Time: 12:14:02 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 003c0070, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 804ea16f

    3)
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 11/29/2009
    Time: 2:48:48 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bd1f132a, parameter3 b25d287c, parameter4 00000000

    4)
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 11/29/2009
    Time: 7:25:03 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: COMPUTER
    Description:
    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bd1f132a, parameter3 b518f87c, parameter4 00000000

    I have also uploaded the most recent minidumps as a zip.

    Thank you for any help you can offer. Much appreciated!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    All four of your errors cite the same Nvidia display driver nv4_disp.dll

    I suggest doing the following:

    1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions) to your desktop screen and install.

    2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

    3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper. If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

    4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.
  3. PapaPrem

    PapaPrem Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks Route. I'll surely give the steps you mentioned a try. By any chance, do you think this is primarily a video driver issue or could faulty RAM or PSU also be the culprit?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    You're welcome and yes there is a good possibility it could be RAM. The reason I say this is because of your error codes.

    One is 0xA and thise can be due to either hardware or fauty drivers attempting to address a higher IRQ Level than what it is designed for.

    Two errors are 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware and are often a strong indicator of corrupted memory. However, sometimes they can be caused by drivers.

    The remaining is 0x4E:0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
    This indicates that the memory management Page File Number list is corrupted. Can be caused by corrupt physical RAM (I speak from personal experience), or by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists.


    * 8E and 4E are quite commonly associatedf with bad RAM but as you can see drivers can also be an issue.

    * Get back to us with the results after you update the video card drivers.
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