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What is the Source of this win32k.sys Error - Txt of dump attached

By hnsexeter
Aug 16, 2006
  1. Hi guys,

    Can somebody please tell me the source of this error, I've tried everything

    Reinstalled XP SP2
    Updated All Driver
    Updated BIOS
    Tried New Graphics Card
    Tried New RAM
    Tried New Hard Disk

    Totall lost now what else to do apart part from bin the PC
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What power supply have you got, its the most overlooked component that can cause problems.
     
  3. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Its the original one it was shipped with 250W and I've added no extra wardware to the original unit

    Having purchased more RAM, tried a new graphics card (that is now still in its retail box) and a new hard disk Im reluctant to spend more on it to fix it unless I have a pretty solid solution
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Two things:
    -Have you tried to update drivers, or roll back on those that you've changed to stable ones?
    -have your run a memtest yet, with only one stick of ram at a time?
    -done a chkdsk /f recently?
     
  5. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    memtested both 512 sticks - fine
    dont know which driver is causing the problem so cant really roll them all back
    chkdsk /f did on old 120Gb drive - new 80Gb drive is also fine
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Er, adding more ram, a hard drive, and a graphics card is definitely 100% classed as adding more hardware. I doubt your 250watt psu is up to it especially if its a cheap generic one. Go here http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp and see how much power your system actually needs. For a generic psu you should multiply your calculation by 1.5 as generic psu's wattage's are rated as absolute peak and means that running them at too high a wattage all the time will cause problems.
     
  7. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43


    Apologies, I didnt add the hardware I swapped it like for like and not all at once.

    First I swapped the RAM still got BSoD, then swapped back again
    Second swapped graphics card, still got BSoD, then swapped back again
    Third swapped hard disk, still got BSoD

    Hope this helps

    What I really need someone to do is read the attached minidump and tell me the source of the crash - I've thought all along its the Processor Cache
     
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    then post up 5-6 of your newest ones in the original minixxxxxx_xx.dmp files here
     
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