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5 Crashes (blue screens) in XP JUST TODAY!!! HELP!!

By zeropercenthero
Nov 9, 2005
  1. ASUS A7V8X-X Mobo
    Athlon XP 2500+ (no overclocking, all on default settings)
    512MB PC2700 KVR333X64C225/512 Kingston Value
    PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 pro
    Creative SB Live! 5.1 sound card
    Maxtor 40GB
    WD 120GB
    LiteOn CD-RW
    HP 6122 Deskjet Printer
    WinXp Prof

    I don't have any experience with this. The only thing I know in WnDbg is the "!analyze -v" command, and then I don't know a whole lot about what I'm looking at.

    I have compressed my last 6 minidumps in a zip folder. 5 of them have happened just today!!

    This makes a total of about 50 minidumps in the last three months.

    Many of them claim the fault is with one ati .dll file or another. But I have tried unistalling drivers, installing updated drivers from ati, rolling back to previous drivers, unistalling those, and reinstalling updated drivers... all this with no success in stopping these crashes!

    I have tried witching out the video card with one exactly like it (9600 pro, my bro and I both have these cards, his was giving him no trouble so I tried it) STILL it blue screened.

    I tried switching up the slot I have my 512 stick in, and even using a different stick of 512 Kingston Value (also from my bro, his had no trouble). Nothing has been fixed by this.

    If someone could help me identify and eliminate the problem I would be so incredibly greatful.

    Let me know if you want more minidumps, because i have PLENTY to go around.

    A round of minidumps for everyone, ON ME!

  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    Two minidumps are crashed with IP Misalinged.

    IP_MISALIGNED – this crash happens when CPU’s instruction pointer fails to point to the beginning of a valid instruction. Instead, it points into the middle of an instruction. This is believed to be a hardware problem, possibly caused by over-clocking, over-heating, or power supply problem.
  3. zeropercenthero

    zeropercenthero TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have another case with a different PS. maybe I'll switch it all over and see how it runs.

    It can't be from overclocking, that's for sure. Everything is on default settings.

    Thanks again. Any other help would be greatly appreciated!

  4. zeropercenthero

    zeropercenthero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I haven't switched to the other case yet but here is a STOP message i just got from a bluescreen today (hoping maybe this will help..)

    STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0xBF8EB6F6, 0xA87487cc, 0x00000000)

    win 32k.sys Address BF8EB6F6 Base at BF800000 Date Stamp 3b7de698

    anymore ideas/advice?
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