as per the sticky thread. my temp @ load is 40celcius, ive increased my page file and i passed memtest @ 9 passes ive installed the debugging tools for windows xp. everything works fine except ive problem with pathing the symbols directory (ive point it to the right directory) whenever i !analyze -v, this came up so i ran symchk and it gave this output - *.pdb files mismatched or not found -- any advice on how to resolve this is very much appreciated... in any case, ive attached 2 dumps and 1 debuglog(based on 031310-02 dump) that i need help deciphering. tanx !!