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Minidump LOG - Runs without crashes in safe mode

By 111
Dec 4, 2005
  1. I have done a clean install, checked ram and passed. The computer will give faulty module errors with explorer and media player, others not as often. Then after a few errors it would give me a BSOD.

    I have been running everything fine in Safe Mode for a day without issues. Below is a posting of the Minidump log.


    kd> .sympath srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    WARNING: Whitespace at end of path element
    kd> .reload
    Loading Kernel Symbols
    Loading unloaded module list
    Loading User Symbols
    kd> !analyze -v
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
    it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
    is pointing at freed memory.
    Arg1: dba8748d, memory referenced.
    Arg2: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
    Arg3: bf87234d, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
    Arg4: 00000000, (reserved)

    Debugging Details:

    Could not read faulting driver name

    WRITE_ADDRESS: dba8748d

    bf87234d 0089450c8955 add [ecx+0x55890c45],cl




    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50

    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from bf846fa9 to bf87234d

    f6c54d20 bf846fa9 f6c54d60 f6c54d48 f6c54d40 win32k!LFONTOBJ::ppfeMapFont+0x108
    f6c54d58 804da140 e13069c8 00000000 863ceba0 win32k!GreGetCharSet+0xbf
    f6c54d58 7ffe0304 e13069c8 00000000 863ceba0 nt!KiSystemService+0xc4
    0012be88 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 SharedUserData!SystemCallStub+0x4

    CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -db !win32k
    16 errors : !win32k (bf872340-bf8723b8)
    bf872340 *00 89 55 f8 83 c2 04 c7 *00 f0 01 00 00 00 89 45 ..U............E
    bf872350 *0c 89 55 ec 8b 45 c4 8b *45 f8 3b 01 0f 85 e1 b9 ..U..E..E.;.....
    bf872360 *e8 ff 8b 4d ec 57 e8 ef *4d ff ff 85 c0 0f 84 d0 ...M.W..M.......
    bf872370 *fb fb ff 8b 4d e8 8d 47 *fe 50 e8 db fe ff ff 85 ....M..G.P......
    bf872380 *b9 0f 84 bc b9 fb ff 8b *08 e4 8d 47 10 50 e8 c7 ...........G.P..
    bf872390 *c0 ff ff 85 c0 0f 84 a8 *4d fb ff 8b 4d e0 8d 47 ........M...M..G
    bf8723a0 *fe 50 e8 b3 fe ff ff 85 *b9 0f 84 94 b9 fb ff 8b .P..............
    bf8723b0 *18 f8 8b 48 24 b2 0c e8 *c0 fe ff ff 89 45 d0 8b ...H$........E..

    MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption

    IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption






    Followup: memory_corruption
  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    Your debug report shows that it is memory corruption and the culprit is faulty memory. You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest.

    1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
    Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
    2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot. Reseat video card as well.
    3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
    4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
    5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
    6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
    For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
    DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
    DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
    7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices
    8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
    9. Run 3DMark 2005 to test your video card
    10. Upgrade BIOS

    If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
    1. Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.
    2. If you have only one memory stick, replace the ram
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