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clusters of bsods

By phillipnolan
Oct 20, 2006
  1. I have a client's computer that had a cluster of bsod's in July and August for about a week.

    The computer is a dell workstation xeon 3.2 with 1gb ram. AFIK it has the latest drivers for all hardware. I have run checkdisk and recreated the paging file. (that solved it for a while)

    A new group has started in the last few days. Some are logged, some are not.

    Those logged seem to point to drivers, but i have been unable to figure out which drivers.

    I am almost to the point of a complete wipe and reload.

    The last two minidumps are attached. I have also started speedfan to monitor the voltage and systernals debugview to monitor the crashes.

    Anyone have a suggestion?

    I will get back to this board late this afternoon or Saturday evening.


  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    The problem is related to bad paging file or hardware error of hard disk which resides the paging file. Define the paging file at another hard disk may resolve the problem.

    A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
    Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
    system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
    longer function.
    Arg1: 00000003, Process
    Arg2: 86ca5b50, Terminating object
    Arg3: 86ca5cc4, Process image file name
    Arg4: 805f9f88, Explanatory message (ascii)

    Debugging Details:
    PROCESS_OBJECT: 86ca5b50
    IMAGE_NAME: csrss.exe
    MODULE_NAME: csrss
    FAULTING_MODULE: 00000000

    EXCEPTION_RECORD: f6053d10 -- (.exr fffffffff6053d10)
    .exr fffffffff6053d10
    ExceptionAddress: 7c94eaa0
    ExceptionCode: c0000006 (In-page I/O error)
    ExceptionFlags: 00000000
    NumberParameters: 3
    Parameter[0]: 00000000
    Parameter[1]: 7c94eaa0
    Parameter[2]: c00000a3
    Inpage operation failed at 7c94eaa0, due to I/O error c00000a3

    EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc00000a3 - { <-- Device not ready
    PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
    ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - "0x%08lx"
    IO_ERROR: (NTSTATUS) 0xc00000a3 - {
    EXCEPTION_STR: 0xc0000006_c00000a3
  3. phillipnolan

    phillipnolan TS Member Topic Starter

    Thanks cpc2004

    sorry it took me so long to get back to this -- the client has not had a recurrence of the issue. After posting i re-created the paging file and "defragged" the drive again.

    Being related to the paging file might explain the apparent randomness of the problem.

    I have another computer that is exhibiting similar issues except that it is logging errors to the raid array. Unplugging and reconnecting the SATA cables seems to resolve the problem for several months.

    I will try that solution on this computer and see if it helps this one as well.

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