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Random Restarts

By Autopsi
Jun 13, 2005
  1. I tried searching the forum for my problem first, but found none that were exactly like mine.

    My computer will randomly restart, usally in the middle of really High end gaming.

    I tried searching the forum for my problem first, but found none that were exactly like mine.

    My computer will randomly restart, usually in the middle of really High end gaming.

    First I assumed that it was graphics card related so I updated all my drivers and got the most recent DirectX. And it still almost randomly restarts.

    I searched the forum and read some of the suggestions that people made for situations like mine.

    I D/L MM5 and my CPU/Case never exceed the highest of 48 deg. C, but normally sit at ~46 deg C.

    I tried running ramtest86 [sp?] and after ~2hours and 3 passes there were no errors. How long should I run the program?

    I turn off the auto restart feature and let it hit the B.S.o.D.

    I got:

    Stop: 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    Help please :)

    Specs:
    Win XP/SP2
    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+
    2.20 GHx, 1.00 GB of RAM
    Radeon 9600 Series Graphics Card

    p.s. I noticed that in my device manager I have two (2) Radeon 9600 Series listed and one is marked Secondary. I only have 1 card but my mother board did come with an onboard graphics card [I highly doubt its Radeon 9600.] I think my motherboard in AOpen AK77 600n. :hotbounce
     
  2. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Most likely something to do with the video card. You said you updated drivers so that isn't it so I would suggest you uninstall your video card and put in a different one and see if the problem continues. If it doesn't, then you know it was your old video card.

    Make sure you are installing correct drivers for the video card also.
     
  3. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Footnote: Just read on the web that someone else had a similar problem and the cause was a faulty processor. If all else fails, something to keep in mind.
     
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Your XP crashed with double fault and usually it is a stack overflow. Extend the defualt size of the stack. Refer microsoft article MS04-032 and*Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB 822789)
     
  5. Autopsi

    Autopsi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok Updated ATI Drivers and disabled the secondary Graphix Card.

    Flashed the BIOS. And Ran the Memory Test for like 5 hours and 6 Scans and found no errors.

    NOW :eek: I get another BSOD

    0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0XBF837815, 0xA8410A68, 0x00000000)

    Win32k.sys - Address BF837815 base at BF800000
     
  6. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Attach the minidump here if you want to find out the culprit.
     
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