Intermittent Restart with Blue Screen Error

By ahanson ยท 6 replies
Sep 25, 2008
  1. I have a problem wherby my PC intermittently restarts itself for no apparent reason.
    The only clue i have to follow is an entry in the System event log saying:
    System Error:
    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 80551211, parameter3 f64b5b94, parameter4 00000000.
    I have done some digging but there are so many similar errors out there none actually relate to this that i can find. The PC otherwise works fine.
    The PC is up to date with Windows Updates and has latest virus defs installed, and a scan shows nothing.
    The Spec:
    P4 Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Win XP.
    Can anyone help me?

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0x8E errors are due to hardware issues. But we don't have enough information to determine which one(s). So...

    1. Run Memtest on your RAM for a minimum of 7 Passes. Any errors and your have to replace your corrupted memory.

    2. Do a harddrive diagnosis by using the free utility from your harddrive manufacturer. Make sure you run the Long Test.

    * Let us know what the results are.
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    Route44, I like u're location, amusing.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

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  5. ahanson

    ahanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can you talk your b******ks on someone else's thread i posted the error for people to help me. If you want to chat log into a chat room.

    Thank You.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Okay, sorry, you're right. Now, can you tell me if you have done what I suggested in my earlier post or not (I quoted it). If you get passes in both or not we need to know this information. As I said earlier, there is not enough information to go on as to a solution and since this is an 0x8E error and they are caused by a hardware issue (rarely by a driver) these two tests are standard troubleshooting. Or you can read the sticky in this forum by Julio and follow that advice.
  7. ahanson

    ahanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have not had a chance to run the memtest yet, have been really busy.
    I will do this over the weekend/beginning of next week and post the results if there is anything out of the ordinary.
    Thanks Route44.
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