BSOD Minidumps

By thomas175
Jan 7, 2006
  1. I have been experiencing BSODs on my new computer. Have installed two different Graphics cards and two different mouse during attempts to solve this.

    Have run Memtest86 for 9 and a half hours, zero errors, as well as the MSMemoryDiag, zero errors. SeagateSea Tool comes up clean.

    Between installations of Graphic cards DriverCleaner removed all traces of the previous driver. Actually have tried several driver versions on the same card.

    DXDiag, no problems, HiJackThis, no problems, RootKit, no problems. BootVis shows only the explorer and Sygate firewall at startup.

    EWIDO, MSAntiSpyware, SpyBot and AdAware no problems

    Have attached a zip file of the last 5 MiniDumps. Can anyone shed some light on this problem?


    XP Home SP2, ASUS A8V Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 3000+, Kingston 1 GB (dual 512 MB), Seagate 7200.7 IDE 40 GB, Matrox P650, 2 Dell 1703FP (digital).
    All latest driver and software updates.
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    The culprit is faulty memory. Failed memory hardware, such as memory modules, CPU Level 2 (L2) SRAM cache, or video adapter RAM. You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest. As you have swap the video card and it is unlikely the problem is related to video card. Most probably it is faulty ram or CPU.

    1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
    Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
    2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot.
    3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
    4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
    5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
    For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
    DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
    DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices
    8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
    9. Upgrade BIOS and make sure that the motherboard has no leaking capacitor

    If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
    Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.

    Debug report
    Mini010206-01.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, bf801d96, f39aec44, 0}
    Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxRealInternalGetMessage+1ed )

    Mini010406-01.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c000001d, bf959d93, f3a019a8, 0}
    Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!MulBitBlt+b6 )

    Mini010406-02.dmp BugCheck 10000050, {c10479cc, 1, 80543805, 0}
    Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+ff )

    Mini010706-01.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c000001d, 805b0533, f239ac74, 0}
    Probably pool corruption caused by Tag

    Mini123005-01.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, bf8023b4, ba12d39c, 0}
    Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!AllocQEntry+4b )
  3. thomas175

    thomas175 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for responding. I have done most of these but I will do them again. In suggestion 9 how do I check the capacitors?
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

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