Major Problems!

By shockwave ยท 13 replies
Sep 30, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    I'm new here, so please be kind and help me :]

    All of a sudden, im having major problems on my comp.

    I first got BSOD 0x0a .. then i got 0xd0 then 0x8e .. etc.

    My comp suddenly freezes (even the mouse pointer doesn't moves)

    here is my event logs:

    I've attached my last 6 minidumps

    I hope someone can help me :)

    Thanks all in advance.

    Attached Files:

  2. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Bumpidy bump :/
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Your minidumps are in driver SYMEVENT.SYS which is part of Norton's Internet Security. Your event logs from above are all network services failing.

    Putting two and two together, it might simply be a case of something corrupt with Norton, so I'd advice trying to uninstalling all things Norton and test for stability.

    It could also be a simple hardware failure- such a bad network card or corrupted memory. I'd lean more towards working with Norton first though and see if your system returns to stability with it removed.
  4. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Thanks for the reply Sharkfood .. i m uninstalling Norton now ... i'll update here soon :)
  5. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hi Again Sharkfood,

    I uninstalled Norton, and since over 24hrs .. my comp is working fine :)

    But do you suggest me to re-install Norton again ? .. or what should i do ? .. coz i need to save my comp from viruses too :)

  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    The current favorite is AVG Anti-virus Free edition. It is a great package, and the developers to a fantastic job of keeping it up to date, as well as not taking up all your system resources as programs like Norton tend to do.

    You can download it here:
  7. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19


    I installed AVG Anti-Virus as DonNagual suggested and it din't find any virus, but i again get the BSOD (STOP 0x7E, 0X50 and 0x8e as yet)

    It doesnt works even if i go in Safe mode or Last known good configuration that worked.

    Apparently, i installed a new hdd yesterday, but it was working fine in the beginning, it just BSOD'd a few moments earlier .. and even if i remove the HDD i get BSOD so i personally think HDD is not the issue.

    Here is the the latest logs from Event viewer:

    I have attached the 2 Latest Minidumps.

    Please help me :(

    Thanks in advance!
  8. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Bump :(

    Please help :(
  9. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Two of the earlier dumps were caused by memory corruption and one with corrupt modulelist, i.e. system files not loaded. The last two are caused by system files, this points to a hardware problem. Download Memtest86+ and test your RAM.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have deleted your new thread on this subject. Please don`t open any more threads for this. Thanks.

    It has been suggested that you run Memtest to determine if you have a ram problem.

    We are currently awaiting the results of the said ram test.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  11. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hi Howard,

    You could've merged that thread with this, instead of deleting.

    But anyways,

    Rams are working totally fine.

    The problem is within my drive which also has Windows XP (Pro) installed

    I switched on my PC and it kept restarting before the Windows XP loading screen.

    I Tried in safe mode but it still kept restarting.

    Then i tried on my other comp (which is working fine, and from where im posting this thread now) since someone told me it might be hardware problem.

    I repeat, My memories are absolutely fine.

    When i put the OS harddisk on this comp, i got the same thing (it again restarted before the windows loading screen).

    Then i tried repairing my windows, and it ran the first setup (where it copies file to prepare the setup upon restart) but on the restart, although i passed that Windows loading screen, the setup dint continued, and instead a BSOD (stop 0x7e) appeared.

    But since then i would keep encountring the BSOD (stop 0x7E). Even the safe mode doesn't works.

    I tried seaching for the stop error, but dint find any solution for my problem

    I also ran chkdsk, and everything turned out fine after the scan.

    But im still getting the same BSOD.

    Can anyone please help me ?

    The only way i can access that harddisk is when i choose this (current) OS on startup.

    So please tell me what could be the problem and how can i fix it ?

    I want to avoid reinstalling windows, and since i do have access to that OS drive, maybe you can help me determine and remove the culprit ?

    I hope to get an earliest response.

    Thanks in advance!!
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Putting the hard drive into the other computer would probably cause bsod`s due to the drivers for the other mobo being loaded.

    I agree with peterdiva that your problem is probably one of hardware, although it`s still possible it`s a software problem of some description. Unfortunately, you minidumps don`t tell us exactly which hardware/software is at fault.

    Have you checked to make sure you`ve not got a failing psu?

    Check the wattage and how many amps the psu delivers on the 12volt rail. You can find this info on the psu label.

    Check your mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors. see HERE for more info.

    Run your Hard drive manufacturers diagnostic tool on the drive.

    Altenatively, take a look at this thread HERE. As this is a new hard drive, it could be at fault.

    Disconnect anything not required to run your system and see if you get any kind of stability.

    MY gut feeling is this is hardware related. Faulty ram/psu/mobo/hard drive

    I am aware you don`t want to reinstall Windows, but given the circumstances, and especially if none of the above helps, it`s probably the logical next step. This would rule out a software problem once and for all.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. shockwave

    shockwave TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19


    I some how managed to repair Windows XP .. but my computer still hangs and im still getting BSOD's (STOP: 0x1a)

    I tried testing my memories .. but the comp hangs there too. I removed all the other hardware except RAMs and DVD Drive .. and still it hung.

    But the RAMS would test fine on other comp. And i replaced RAMs from other comp with my current comp, and it hangs white testing too (even though they are tested OK)

    What could be the problem ?

    Processor ? Mobo ?

    Here is my PC Config:

    Intel 2.4ghz
    Intel 856gebv2
    XFX 5200
    Win XP Pro
    Segate 200gb, 160gb & 80gb hdd's.
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The fact that even memtest hangs, makes me think you`ve either got a psu or mobo problem, with an outside chance of your cpu being faulty.

    What are the particulars of your psu? Brand/wattage/amps on the 12volt rail. You can find this info on the psu label.

    Check your mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors. See HERE for more info.

    Regards Howard :(
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