BSOD..I think it is hardware...I think

By protege26
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Hi all. New to posting here, but not new to viewing. I am writing to see if anyone can help me with my blue screens. The errors range from page faults to just stop errors. I am attaching my last 4 dump files which only go back to yesterday. Here are my system stats. If more info is needed, feel free to ask!
    Oh...memtest was run and it passed 15 times!

    K.R. Crowe III

    AMD Athlon XP 2400
    MachSpeed N2PAP-Lite nVidia nForce2
    nVidia GeForce FX 5500 Graphics 256MB (ForceWare driver 91.31)
    Okia 450W Power Supply
    Windows XP Pro SP2
  2. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    1 crash caused by "FastFat.sys", which is part of the FAT32 file system. This is a serious error, you should immediatly backup all important data, and follow these intructions:

    (If you are using the FAT32 file system for XP, I would recommend using NTFS, but lets sort the BSODs out first.)

    Another crash by "win32k.sys," caused by a page fault error. The owning process seems to be "weather.exe", which is flagged as Adware according to many sites. Head over the Security and Web forum, and post a Hijack This log.

    1 crash caused by memory corruption. If you are using 2 sticks of RAM, then remove one to see if it is the cause. I know you have run memtest, but faulty ram can still pass it.

    3rd crash caused by "win32k.sys" again, but with a different bugcheck of 0A.

    Again, the most likely problem is faulty RAM, so run windows with only one stick for a while.
  3. protege26

    protege26 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi. Thanks for the reply. I followed your link to MS Support and ran checkdisk with nothing found. The version of my FastFat.sys file is for XP SP2. The version number is 5.1.2600.2180. So it seems fine. Not sure what caused that mess.

    As for weather.exe, it is for a program called Weatherbug. I use it everday and have never had any problems with it. I also recently received a clean bill of health with my HiJack This logs from Ritchie on the forums. But I'll be happy to post one here as well.

    And for the memory, I have ran windows for a few days each with just one stick and all was fine. One is generic 256 PC133. The other is Ultra 512 PC3200. It is brand new. I am wondering if it may be my new GeForce card as well not liking my motherboard, but it should have shown up as the error. But all seems well with my memory. Any other ideas or things I can do to help you help me more? lol.

    Thanks for your help so far though!!
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