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More Mini Dumps from Random restarts

By wickedss
Dec 26, 2006
  1. Hi Everyone,
    I have the classic issue of random restarts. There is no rhyme or reason to them at all. I disabled automatic restart on system failure to try to see if it gave an error message, but all it does is go to a black screen until I push the power button to turn it off. Interestingly, I don't have to hold down the power button for 8 seconds, it turns off immediatly. It does have to be pressed for 8 seconds any other time though.

    I have replaced the psu with a known working psu (same wattage per nothing has been added since this Compaq was built. Also the psu is from same model Compaq), reseated all components, tested memory with memtest and moved it to different slot, ran diagnostics software on the hdd, optical drives, and cpu, &, finally, did a reformat and reinstall of Windows XP Home. I am reasonably sure it is the memstick but I no longer have any spare sticks to test with and before I have her go out and buy a new one I would like someone to look at the mini dumps for me so I feel better telling her to get new memory.

    It is a Compaq Presario S6000CL
    WinXP Home
    2800+ AthlonXP
    512 ram
    80 gig hdd
    Onboard audio, video, lan
    56k modem pci slot

    Thanks so much for your Help

    Attached Files:

  2. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    Your windows is crashed randomly without pattern and this is symptom of hardware error. Probably the ram is faulty. Some faulty ram can pass memtest. Test your windows with ram from another PC is better than running memtest.

    Mini122606-03.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {2240000, 2, 1, f6c891cd}
    Probably caused by : hardware ( ALCXWDM+81cd )

    Mini122606-04.dmp BugCheck 100000D1, {2240000, 2, 1, f6cd11cd}
    Probably caused by : hardware ( ALCXWDM+81cd )

    Mini122606-05.dmp BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, bf82079d, f7626b1c, 0}
    Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxDestroyThreadInfo+201 )

    Mini122606-06.dmp BugCheck 10000050, {dd851b58, 0, f7304ae2, 0}
    Probably caused by : SYMEVENT.SYS ( SYMEVENT+b0b4 )

    Mini122606-07.dmp BugCheck 10000050, {c430e918, 0, 80566a37, 0}
    Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!ObpCloseHandleTableEntry+13 )

    Attach the latest minidump here if you have.
  3. wickedss

    wickedss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It turned out to be the mobo. New mem and all diff components threw up same errors. Also replace the psu due to it was on its way out. Some voltages not registering on tester. My guess it that it is what screwed the mobo over time.

    Thanks for the help anyway,
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    I'm glad to know your problem is fixed. Hardware error is more easy to fix as we can replace the hardware. BTW there have no good freeware to test the motherboard and PSU. Memtest is also not 100% accurate.
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