Bsod in winxp

By baladain
Dec 23, 2009
  1. I am having a lot of trouble tracking down the cause of this stop. dmp files attached.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    All four minidumps report the error 0x00000080: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE
    This general indication of a hardware failure is often quite difficult to pin down. Follow usual hardware troubleshooting protocols, in particular: Roll-back any recent hardware or driver changes; ensure that RAM sticks are matched and undamaged; check for viruses or hard drive damage; run ChkDsk to identify file system problems; ensure that all connections are sound inside the computer and all cards well-seated.

    All four report ele5132.sys which is an Intel Pro Wireless NIC driver as the cause of your system crashes. Many people are having issues with this driver.

    If your system is pre-built then go to their website and update the latest NIC drivers from there for your exact model. if you or someone else built it you will find updates at your motherboard manufacture's website. Make sure they are for your particular model.

    It could be the NIC itself is bad but this is only conjecture in light of the error code.
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