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Strange bootup problem

By pyramides
Dec 7, 2009
  1. I recently built a PC using these parts:
    XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    550W OCZ Fatal1ty Modular Power Supply
    Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L motherboard
    1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD
    BX80605I5750 - Intel Core i5 750, S 1156, Lynnfield, Quad Core
    Xigmatek Midgard case
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Quiet Intel CPU Cooler
    Windows 7

    Each morning I get various BSOD's, but if I remove 1 stick of ram the PC boots without a problem. I then can switch off put the memory back in, again the PC boots without a problem and will run perfectly well all day, restarting as often as I like.

    I have run memtest86 on the individual modules of ram and on the 4Gg total and no errors found.

    The BSOD's are varied in the error codes but I'm am leaning towards a hardware fault, but am open to any suggestions.

    A PS, I have recently installed Bluescreen view and here are the last few BSOD's.

    120709-30014-01.dmp 07/12/2009 08:16:41 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 0x00041790 0xc0802068 0x0000ffff 0x00000000 ntkrnlpa.exe ntkrnlpa.exe+b9b1d NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120709-30014-01.dmp
    120709-28392-01.dmp 07/12/2009 08:14:45 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 0x98378dcc 0x00000000 0x82c5b101 0x00000000 ntkrnlpa.exe ntkrnlpa.exe+858e3 NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120709-28392-01.dmp
    120609-19765-01.dmp 06/12/2009 06:23:55 PFN_LIST_CORRUPT 0x0000004e 0x00000099 0x008293a3 0x00000005 0x00000002 halmacpi.dll halmacpi.dll+5cca Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120609-19765-01.dmp
    120609-22776-01.dmp 06/12/2009 05:54:06 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM 0x00000024 0x001904fb 0x9d413a78 0x9d413650 0x82aa231e Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+14221 NT File System Driver Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120609-22776-01.dmp
    120609-21980-01.dmp 06/12/2009 05:51:12 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 0x00041790 0xc080205e 0x0000ffff 0x00000000 ntkrnlpa.exe ntkrnlpa.exe+b9b1d NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120609-21980-01.dmp
    120609-23665-01.dmp 06/12/2009 05:43:45 MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 0x00041790 0xc080271e 0x0000ffff 0x00000000 ntkrnlpa.exe ntkrnlpa.exe+b9b1d NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120609-23665-01.dmp
    120509-24741-01.dmp 05/12/2009 09:40:25 KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x1000008e 0xc0000005 0x82c6265a 0x8e387128 0x00000000 ntkrnlpa.exe ntkrnlpa.exe+21865a NT Kernel & System Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120509-24741-01.dmp
    120509-34226-01.dmp 05/12/2009 07:25:58 SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x1000007e 0xc0000005 0x9324d01c 0x8e38f5cc 0x8e38f1b0 USBSTOR.SYS USBSTOR.SYS+1301c USB Mass Storage Class Driver Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32-bit C:\Windows\minidump\120509-34226-01.dmp
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you running two 2GB memory modules? Can you swap the modules in their positions, like module 0 in slot 1 and module 1 in slot 0? How many memory slots are on the motherboard two or four?
     
  3. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I am running 2 x 2Gg modules, At the moment they are in slots 1 and 3 which are the correct slots.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So swap the modules. 1 to 3 and 3 to 1... tell us what happens
     
  5. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will not be able to tell you untill tomorrow as it only occurs when I first boot up.
    But I am sure that Ihave tried the modules the other way around.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay,
    G.skill is not the best memory around, but you could try and raise the memory voltage up a step or 2
     
  7. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Could you explain in a little more detail as this is new to me.
     
  8. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looking at the blue screen viewerI have noticed that in the 11 BSOD's 6 of them involve 'ntkrnlpa.exe' which I have googled but not much help,except I was led back here.
     
  9. haribo2k9

    haribo2k9 TS Rookie

    I think you might be using Windows 7 (32-bit), which only supports up to 3.5GB of RAM, try using the 64-bit version (if your processor supports it) or if it doesn't, just use less RAM.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: Have you reinstalled your operating system at all?
     
  10. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have reinstalled the O/S several times.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You raise the memory voltage from the bios. Just look carefully through the bios and change the memory voltage setting from AUTO to MANUAL. Now you will be able to change the memory voltage. Don't worry about the total memory installed. If you are running Windows 7 32-bit, the total system memory seen will be less than 4GB. If you are running Windows 7 64-bit, the total 4GB will be seen. This doesn't have anything to do with your BSOD's. Check your hard drive for errors. NTkrnlpa can point to hard drive corruption
     
  12. pyramides

    pyramides TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a copy of the ultimate boot disc and have run tests on the hd, nothing found.but will have a look at the voltage thing.
    Oh and bye the way its NTkrn thats r n not m /lpa.
    thanks.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Oh and bye the way its NTkrn thats r n not m /lpa"..

    Hard drive virtual memory or still a system memory problem
     
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