BSOD help needed please!

By Psydan
Mar 18, 2006
  1. Hi guys, hope you can help me fix my BSOD and help keep me sane :(

    I'm running:
    XP Pro
    Athlon XP 2800 CPU
    ASUS A7N8X Motherboard
    1024MB DDR RAM (333)
    Radeon 850x Series GFX Card

    I thought the problem was GFX related, changed between my Radeon card and a Nvidia card but it still happens, whether I'm playing a game or on the desktop, it just seems to be completely random.

    After the first BSOD after a new XP install, windows boots to the desktop and displays the error "Windows recovered from a serious error".

    I turned automatic reboot on error off and the BSOD displays
    STOP: 0x0000009c
    Microsoft suggests disabling BIOS caching/shadowing which I've done and checking RAM stabilty which I've also done with the bootable memtest program.

    I also debugged my minidumps and was pointed to a probable error with ntoskrnl.exe but I'm not sure what to do about that.

    I've tried re-installing XP, updating all my drivers ,underclocking my CPU, deleting page files, defragging, running chkdsk, changing ram slots etc but I just cant find a solution. :(

    Can anyone shed some much needed light on my problem please?
    I hope so! :(

    Thanks in advance for your kind help,
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    All your minidumps crash with a bugcheck of 9C.

    You have some kind of hardware failure.

    This could be anything from a bad mobo to bad cpu.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions for testing your ram/hdd etc.

    Disconnect anything not required to run your system.

    Just leave the mobo/cpu/1 stick of ram/hard drive/graphics card.

    If you still get BSOD`s, then the problem must be with one of those components.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    L2 cache Memory


    The L2 cache memory of the AMD CPU is faulty. Probably CPU is the culprti. Forward the problem to AMD and RMA the CPU.

    Debug report

    MA Model Specific MCA
    O ID Other Information Error Code Error Code
    VV SDP ___________|____________ _______|_______ _______|______
    AEUECRC| | | |
    LRCNVVC| | | |
    ^^^^^^^| | | |
    6 5 4 3 2 1

    MEMHIRERR - Memory Hierarchy Error {TT}CACHE{LL}_{RRRR}_ERR
    These errors match the format 0000 0001 RRRR TTLL
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As always. Thanks for the info cpc2004.

    Regards Howard :)
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