How to interpret MEMORY DUMPS?!?!?!

By vk7773
Jun 23, 2005
  1. Windows XP - Used dumpchk to create txt files for some memory dumps and now I'm not too sure whether it's a hardware or software (driver) issue...i think i have an idea but just want to verify first...tanx...vk.
    Here's one of em:
    MajorVersion 0000000f
    MinorVersion 00000a28
    DirectoryTableBase 02b602c0
    PfnDataBase 805610a8
    PsLoadedModuleList 8055c700
    PsActiveProcessHead 805627b8
    MachineImageType 0000014c
    NumberProcessors 00000002
    BugCheckCode 0000000a
    BugCheckParameter1 09000055
    BugCheckParameter2 0000001c
    BugCheckParameter3 00000001
    BugCheckParameter4 80501ff4

    PaeEnabled 00000001
    KdDebuggerDataBlock 8054c2e0
    MiniDumpFields 000004ff

    ServicePackBuild 00000200
    SizeOfDump 00010000
    ValidOffset 0000fffc
    ContextOffset 00000320
    ExceptionOffset 000007d0
    MmOffset 00001068
    UnloadedDriversOffset 000010a0
    PrcbOffset 00001878
    ProcessOffset 00002268
    ThreadOffset 000024c0
    CallStackOffset 00002720
    SizeOfCallStack 00004000
    DriverListOffset 000069b0
    DriverCount 0000007d
    StringPoolOffset 00008ed0
    StringPoolSize 000026a0
    BrokenDriverOffset 00000000
    TriageOptions ffffffff
    TopOfStack f8a94da4
    DebuggerDataOffset 00006720
    DebuggerDataSize 00000290

    Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
    Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
    Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055c700
    Debug session time: Thu Jun 23 12:40:00 2005
    System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:45
    start end module name
    804d7000 806e2000 nt Checksum: 001EE722 Timestamp: Tue Mar 01 19:34:38 2005 (42250A1E)
    Unloaded modules:
    b88e0000 b890a000 kmixer.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    f8d4a000 f8d4b000 drmkaud.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    b890a000 b892d000 aec.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    b8a82000 b8a8f000 DMusic.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    b8a92000 b8aa0000 swmidi.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    f8c09000 f8c0b000 splitter.sys Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    f8985000 f898a000 Cdaudio.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    f8b59000 f8b5c000 Sfloppy.SYS Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)

    Finished dump check
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Bugcheck paramter 2 is IRQL and your value is x'1c' which is a clock level interrupt. Clock level interrupt is a well test routine. My XP has thousands of clock level interrupts within an hours. Clock level interupt routine does not crash unless it is hardware error at CPU, M/B or RAM. I've resovled several case of Bugeck 0A at IRQL x'1c' and they are related to hardware error.

    Refer the following urls and it has link to some of my resolved cases of clock level interrupt interrupt at XP refer page 8 Kritonas
    kritonas install the CPU hot tester and find out this is CPU problem. You can ask him the url of the hot tester link. refer the post from Boxer
  3. vk7773

    vk7773 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks cpc2004...funny thing is that my mobo, video and ram all had to be replaced b/c they were all faulty...possibly bad psu and so i replaced that too...i also replaced the hdd for good measure...but i kept on getting the bsod's still...only thing left was cpu and so i replaced it and so far so good...ur suspicions were correct once again...tanx for the advice!!!
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