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Random reboots & many error messages

By Doffy
May 28, 2009
  1. Hello.

    I tried to figure this out with people from my own country but they havent been much help so now I come to you guys who hopefully have more experience and knowledge of these sort of problems.

    My comp crashes like once or twice everyday and I've tried everything. I have run that Memtest thingy because thats what they told me to do but my RAM is fine.

    The lastest error message in the Event Viewer is this:

    I have no idea if this has anything to do with drives (but I highly doubt it since my drivers are from the official sites). But I posted the topic here anyway, please move it if its wrong.
     
  2. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 698

    Hi Doffy,

    Anyway you can upload the dumpfile listed here

     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    That 0x4E error is a very strong indicator of corrupted memory.

    0x0000004E: 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.


    How long did you run Memtest? The minimum is 7 Passes. Please attach your five latest minidumps as snowchick7669 instructed so that she or someone else can read them and see if we can find a more definitive answer.

    Also, please give us your system specs, particularly motherboard make and model and the type, plus the amount and make of your RAM.
     
  4. Doffy

    Doffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's the latest crash / minidump file.

    My mother board is Asus P5N-E Sli and i will find out what model and make my RAM is later. Thanks! :)
     

    Attached Files:

  5. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 698

    As per Route44's post, how long did you run memtest?

    It also mentioned firefox.exe in the debugging

    Please review Route44's post about running memtest on your RAM, for at least 7 passes.

    If all clear then try reinstalling/updating firefox, as all the errors have been when firefox is performing an action
     
  6. Doffy

    Doffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran memtest all the way to the end, and it said everything was fine. As for firefox: trust me it has nothing to do with firefox, theres something in my computer which is casing it to crash all the time, Ive reinstalled and uninstalled but it keeps happening. Im also familure with registry so I have removed all the firefox stuff before I installed it again and I have tried all the versions. I also have a backup which I made when everything windows was installed clean which I have restored again and again and again but that doesnt help either. Ive defragmented to, but that doesnt help.

    One thing I noticed tho was that when I scanned with avast that the antivirus program couldnt scan pagefile.sys on my D drive, is that suspicious?
     
  7. Doffy

    Doffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's another minidump file
     
  8. Doffy

    Doffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump......
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Sorry, Doffy, for the delay. The error is, again, 0x50 and it specifically cited memory corruption. When you say I ran memtest all the way to the end what does this mean? Are saying you let it run for a full 7 Passes?

    Also, do you know how to access your BIOS?

    In your next posting please give us the make, type, and the amount of RAM installed. Plus, give us your security software you have installed.
     
  10. Doffy

    Doffy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It means that I waited until it says complete. But I will try to do it again ok. =)
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Hmmm, Memtest will keep on going until you stop it manually. Nowhere will it say complete. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. You need to run it for a minimum of 7 Passes; longer if possible.

    Again, in your next posting please give us the make, type, and the amount of RAM installed. Plus, give us your security software you have installed
     
     
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