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BSOD: 0x0000008e

By That-One-Guy ยท 6 replies
Oct 17, 2005
  1. *Pardon my newbieness*

    After leaving my computer on for the night, as I often do, I came back the next morning to find that my computer had frozen. Since then, I have been getting many errors, including: applications failing to start, the computer hanging and/or crashing, and the thing that worries me most, the frequent Blue Screen of Death labeled 0x0000008e.

    Since this problem, which first happen two days ago, I have searched all around the internet, tried updating my bios, loaded in all different modes, and done a RAM check - all of these resulting in no change. (My System-Restore didn't have any points saved, for some reason...)

    Also, I have tried repairing my OS using this thread but there was no option to do it. This resulted in me trying to reinstall my OS, only for another, different BSOD to come up.

    Some of my system specs: (Tell me if I need to add something)
    Any advice is welcome because I really have no clue what to do. Also, the minidump is attached... (I think I did it right)

    Thanks in advance!

    Attached Files:

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    One of your minidumps crashes with a hardware error.

    The rest crash with memory corruption.

    I think you may have a ram problem.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions for testing your ram.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. That-One-Guy

    That-One-Guy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, I'll run the test again tonight... using your suggestions on how to do it exactly....

    Is there nothing else that could cause this?? Like a software problem or something? Oh, how I hope....
  4. That-One-Guy

    That-One-Guy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, I ran the test, which found no errors... any other suggestions? Thanks for the advice so far!
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It could still be a ram problem, because some faulty ram can pass memtest.

    Can you try a known working stick of ram?

    If it turns out that it`s not a ram problem, then you will need to diagnose what is the faulty hardware.

    This can prove very time consuming, and difficult.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. thekhan

    thekhan TS Rookie

    I am a Newbie

    I am using HP Pavilion dv9000 Laptop with Windows XP Media Center Edition. When ever I try to run VOIP software e.g. ZOIPER or try to turn up/down the volume I get BSOD with no file mentioned just the error says

    0X0000008E(0XC0000005, 0X00200020, 0XB7E096B4, 0X00000000)

    Kindly help me what it means?

  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    It would be good if you could start your own thread because the one you attached to is over 2 years old.

    That being said, 0x8E errors are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).

    The thing is we don't have enough information at this time. Access your Event Viewer and post the information that you find.
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