PC Restarts Itself under strange conditions

By Aadryk ยท 23 replies
Dec 6, 2006
  1. Hello!
    My PC randomly restarts Itself...Ive tried everything!
    It doesnt matter if Im browsing the internet using word or my PC is just sitting there doing nothing It randomly reboots...

    Ive changed mobo, checked my processor and my ram on another machine with no problems, changed my power supply 3 times, ran all Antivirus, antispyware, antimalware known to man... Disconnected everything but my Main HDD...and formatted countless times.

    But here comes the weird part... If I run My PC on safe mode It never restarts, and if I run a game for instance Counter-strike source in normal mode It doesnt restart either... so it only restarts if I use it normally in normal mode.

    I dont think its overheating because I use water cooling and Ive actually tried putting Ice in it and it still restarts itself... I now have NO idea whatsoever of where the problem may be, Ive checked every forum on earth with no concrete answers. I know its a very strange case but any help will be greatly aprettiated! Thanks!!

    Windows XP SP2
    Intel P4 3.0 Ghz HT
    1.0 GB Ram
    Nvidia Gforce 5700 LE
    40 GB IDE HDD
    40 GB Sata HDD
    250 GB Sata HDD
    DVD +R-R Combo
    Pm800-M2 Motherboard
    And a 350 Watt Power supply...

    I forgot to write that before this last power Supply change, I used to get Random BSODs The only one I can remember at the moment was "IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and a number of other screens...This doesnt seem to happen anymore....Thanks again!!!
  2. Jono91

    Jono91 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Post your minidumps from the BSOD's (If you still have them) and someone will have a look at them for you

    also what wattage PSU's have you tried, because it could be an insufficient power problem
  3. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I dont have the minidumps because I dont know how to get them...lol
    And the PSUs have all been 350 W, but I would assume that if the power supply was the problem It would reboot while playing a game wouldnt it!?
    Thanks again!

    I just remembered that the only Application that I know for certain that it is going to reboot is when I burn a DVD...:)
  4. vintwala

    vintwala TS Rookie


    Have you tried using a different hardrive?
    When formatting the hardrive that you own, have you tried doing a low level format?
    Have you tried using a different OS, maybe like Win 2000 or Win 98?

    Try those and see if your computer still restarts.
  5. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just remembered that the only Application that I know for certain that it is going to reboot is when I burn a DVD...:)

    No Ive always used the same HDD...
    How do I do a Low level format...
    And I dont think it will restart on Win 98....But its a Great Idea I will try it!!! thanks!!!
    Any other suggestions will be apretiated...
    Thanks again!!! :)
  6. vintwala

    vintwala TS Rookie


    You can find tons of information about low level format on the web. Just google it.

    This website has some information about low level formatting and it also has links to the software that you can use from different HDD Manufactures.


    Here is a website from segate which gives you more information about low level formatting. It might be useful if you want to know what low level formatting means.


    Hope this helps.
  7. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey thanks!
    I will try that today or aybe tomorrow and post the results!
    Thank you so much!

    Ive read the web pages and I dont quite understand how to do itr...is it dangerous?
    Can you please help me just by writing something like:
    Burn your manufacturers low format files on to a CD boot the PC Follow the instructions and format the drive and so on...I would be very thankfull!
    THX! :)

    Oh and BTW I dont have a Floppy drive....lol
    Will I need it no matter what?
  8. vintwala

    vintwala TS Rookie


    Can you give me some info about your HDD? Is it a Segate or Western Digital or something else? Is it a SATA or just regular?

    Because different manufacturers have different software and they would have a .iso file which you can burn on a cd and boot with it.

    Once you get the bootable cd then all you have to do is follow instructions. And it is not dangerous, don't worry.

    Floppy drive is not necessary if you can get a bootable cd.

    Hope this helps.
  9. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a seagate Sata 40 gb....ive just downloaded the ISO,
    I will post my results here....I hope this fixes my problem...Thanks for all your help!!!

    I did the low level format and my pc Keeps on restarting automatically...Its getting more frustrating....I really dont know where the problem is... And Im tired of only being able of using my PC in safemode....
    Can anyone help...?
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    1. virus - run a virus checker
    2. bad ram - use memtest 86+ from a floppy for 7+ passes
    3. bad PSU
    4. bad driver
    5. another faulty component

    troubleshoot in that order.

    BTW- your current PSU seems undersized. I would go with a quality 450W PSU.
  11. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advise!
    1. Ive already ran more than 3 antivirus and malware programs
    2. Ive just ran Memtest for like 5 cycles only is that ok?
    3. Ive changed my PSU 3 times already though all have been 350 watts... And I dont think thats the problem anymore because It never reboots in safe mode and I can play games in normal mode with no problem...
    4. Bad Driver is my strongest guess right now though I dont know how to check that. But It reboots even after a fresh Reformat even a Zero filled format....

    I tried to install a Windows Vista Beta Build 5365 that I had And recieved the following message...
    "The instruction at 0x 73109980 referenced memory at 0x ffffff85 memory could not be read"
    I dont know if that may help.

    Thank you very much for your kind responses! :)
  12. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just recieved this message today on the error sending report, hopefully it will be of help!

    BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : 80562E46 BCP3 : B9AD6178
    BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 0_0 Product : 256_1

    The following files will be included in this error report
  13. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I figured out how to get my minidumps!!!
    Should i post them here?
    They are Rather large.... I will post one and see if anyone can help....Im pretty desperate....

    Opened log file 'c:\debuglog.txt'

    Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Loading Dump File [D:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini121206-03.dmp]
    Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

    Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    Executable search path is: D:\WINDOWS;D:\WINDOWS\system32;D:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers
    Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
    Product: WinNt
    Built by: 2600.xpclient.010817-1148
    Kernel base = 0x804d0000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8054ae28
    Debug session time: Tue Dec 12 02:54:24.937 2006 (GMT-6)
    System Uptime: 0 days 0:16:37.521
    Loading Kernel Symbols
    Loading User Symbols
    Loading unloaded module list
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

    BugCheck D1, {2, 2, 1, f70e1cd7}

    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nv4_mini.sys
    Probably caused by : nv4_mini.sys ( nv4_mini+137cd7 )

    Followup: MachineOwner

    0: kd> !analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;.logclose;q

    Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *

    An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
    interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
    caused by drivers using improper addresses.
    If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
    Arg1: 00000002, memory referenced
    Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: f70e1cd7, address which referenced memory

    Debugging Details:

    WRITE_ADDRESS: 00000002


    f70e1cd7 1000 adc byte ptr [eax],al






    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 00000000 to 80517ee6

    805328c9 00000000 00000000 7f3ff000 68c23502 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x19

    STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb

    f70e1cd7 1000 adc byte ptr [eax],al

    SYMBOL_NAME: nv4_mini+137cd7

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

    MODULE_NAME: nv4_mini

    IMAGE_NAME: nv4_mini.sys


    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_W_nv4_mini+137cd7

    BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_W_nv4_mini+137cd7
  14. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Followup: MachineOwner

    eax=ffdff13c ebx=0000000a ecx=00000001 edx=40000000 esi=f70e1cd7 edi=00000002
    eip=80517ee6 esp=805328b1 ebp=805328c9 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
    cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00000286
    80517ee6 5d pop ebp
    ChildEBP RetAddr Args to Child
    805328c9 00000000 00000000 7f3ff000 68c23502 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x19 (FPO: [Non-Fpo])
    start end module name
    804d0000 806b8000 nt ntkrnlmp.exe Fri Aug 17 20:35:48 2001 (3B7DC674)
    806b8000 806d8080 hal halmacpi.dll Fri Aug 17 15:48:20 2001 (3B7D8314)
    b992a000 b9950e00 kmixer kmixer.sys Fri Aug 17 16:00:45 2001 (3B7D85FD)
    b9c21000 b9c71a80 srv srv.sys Fri Aug 17 20:32:06 2001 (3B7DC596)
    b9cea000 b9d14280 mrxdav mrxdav.sys Fri Aug 17 15:50:20 2001 (3B7D838C)
    b9fb8000 b9fcb700 wdmaud wdmaud.sys Fri Aug 17 22:42:48 2001 (3B7DE438)
    ba90c000 ba92be80 afd afd.sys Fri Aug 17 20:30:36 2001 (3B7DC53C)
    bf800000 bf9b7580 win32k win32k.sys Fri Aug 17 22:52:56 2001 (3B7DE698)
    bf9b8000 bfe09580 nv4_disp nv4_disp.dll Sun Oct 22 15:02:50 2006 (453BDC7A)
    bff80000 bff90a80 dxg dxg.sys Fri Aug 17 16:55:56 2001 (3B7D92EC)
    f2ed4000 f2ee5f80 dump_viamraid dump_viamraid.sys Fri Mar 26 02:00:04 2004 (4063E304)
    f2ee6000 f2ee7000 Icam3 Icam3.sys unavailable (00000000)
    f2f09000 f2f6c880 mrxsmb mrxsmb.sys Fri Aug 17 22:31:45 2001 (3B7DE1A1)
    f2f6d000 f2f95000 rdbss rdbss.sys Fri Aug 17 22:44:30 2001 (3B7DE49E)
    f2f95000 f2fb9b00 netbt netbt.sys Fri Aug 17 20:32:18 2001 (3B7DC5A2)
    f2fba000 f3009e00 tcpip tcpip.sys Fri Aug 17 20:31:44 2001 (3B7DC580)
    f305a000 f305fd80 USBCAMD2 USBCAMD2.SYS Fri Aug 17 16:03:40 2001 (3B7D86AC)
    f307e000 f3081900 watchdog watchdog.sys Fri Aug 17 15:59:35 2001 (3B7D85B7)
    f3092000 f3095380 dump_scsiport dump_scsiport.sys Fri Aug 17 15:52:22 2001 (3B7D8406)
    f33a6000 f33a8280 rasacd rasacd.sys Fri Aug 17 15:55:39 2001 (3B7D84CB)
    f34e0000 f34e7380 Npfs Npfs.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:50:03 2001 (3B7D837B)
    f34e8000 f34ec680 Msfs Msfs.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:50:02 2001 (3B7D837A)
    f34f0000 f34f4c80 vga vga.sys Fri Aug 17 15:57:51 2001 (3B7D854F)
    f58a4000 f58b2080 sysaudio sysaudio.sys Fri Aug 17 22:47:26 2001 (3B7DE54E)
    f5924000 f592c880 Fips Fips.SYS Fri Aug 17 20:31:49 2001 (3B7DC585)
    f5934000 f5943300 Cdfs Cdfs.SYS Fri Aug 17 22:33:34 2001 (3B7DE20E)
    f6a05000 f6a26780 update update.sys Fri Aug 17 22:53:56 2001 (3B7DE6D4)
    f6a4b000 f6a77580 rdpdr rdpdr.sys Fri Aug 17 15:50:45 2001 (3B7D83A5)
    f6e05000 f6e15180 psched psched.sys Fri Aug 17 15:54:25 2001 (3B7D8481)
    f6e16000 f6e2b900 ndiswan ndiswan.sys Fri Aug 17 20:30:58 2001 (3B7DC552)
    f6e2c000 f6e3e980 parport parport.sys Fri Aug 17 15:50:05 2001 (3B7D837D)
    f6e3f000 f6e9e900 ALCXSENS ALCXSENS.SYS Thu Dec 11 05:38:41 2003 (3FD85741)
    f6e9f000 f6ebff80 portcls portcls.sys Fri Aug 17 22:31:59 2001 (3B7DE1AF)
    f6ec0000 f6f52c00 ALCXWDM ALCXWDM.SYS Wed Feb 18 09:51:07 2004 (403389EB)
    f6f6a000 f6f88180 USBPORT USBPORT.SYS Fri Aug 17 16:03:07 2001 (3B7D868B)
    f6f89000 f6fa9c00 ks ks.sys Fri Aug 17 22:24:52 2001 (3B7DE004)
    f6faa000 f7379400 nv4_mini nv4_mini.sys Sun Oct 22 15:08:02 2006 (453BDDB2)
    f738a000 f7393480 NDProxy NDProxy.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:55:30 2001 (3B7D84C2)
    f739a000 f73a3380 termdd termdd.sys Fri Aug 17 15:46:42 2001 (3B7D82B2)
    f7675000 f768e600 Mup Mup.sys Fri Aug 17 22:21:29 2001 (3B7DDF39)
    f768f000 f76b6700 NDIS NDIS.sys Fri Aug 17 20:31:13 2001 (3B7DC561)
    f76b7000 f7739400 Ntfs Ntfs.sys Fri Aug 17 20:33:04 2001 (3B7DC5D0)
    f773a000 f774d780 KSecDD KSecDD.sys Fri Aug 17 15:50:01 2001 (3B7D8379)
    f774e000 f775f300 sr sr.sys Fri Aug 17 16:00:38 2001 (3B7D85F6)
    f7760000 f7775f80 SCSIPORT SCSIPORT.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:51:48 2001 (3B7D83E4)
    f7776000 f7787f80 viamraid viamraid.sys Fri Mar 26 02:00:04 2004 (4063E304)
    f7788000 f779d280 atapi atapi.sys Fri Aug 17 15:51:49 2001 (3B7D83E5)
    f779e000 f77c1b80 dmio dmio.sys Fri Aug 17 15:58:27 2001 (3B7D8573)
    f77c2000 f77e0880 ftdisk ftdisk.sys Fri Aug 17 15:52:41 2001 (3B7D8419)
    f77e1000 f780cc00 ACPI ACPI.sys Fri Aug 17 15:57:52 2001 (3B7D8550)
    f782e000 f783d400 pci pci.sys Fri Aug 17 15:58:04 2001 (3B7D855C)
    f783e000 f7846c00 isapnp isapnp.sys Fri Aug 17 15:58:01 2001 (3B7D8559)
    f784e000 f7857280 MountMgr MountMgr.sys Fri Aug 17 15:47:36 2001 (3B7D82E8)
    f785e000 f786a000 VolSnap VolSnap.sys Fri Aug 17 15:53:19 2001 (3B7D843F)
    f786e000 f7876380 disk disk.sys Fri Aug 17 15:52:31 2001 (3B7D840F)
    f787e000 f7888f80 CLASSPNP CLASSPNP.SYS Fri Aug 17 20:32:31 2001 (3B7DC5AF)
    f78ae000 f78b9980 cdrom cdrom.sys Fri Aug 17 15:52:25 2001 (3B7D8409)
    f78be000 f78cba00 redbook redbook.sys Fri Aug 17 15:51:37 2001 (3B7D83D9)
    f78ce000 f78dc000 drmk drmk.sys Fri Aug 17 16:01:08 2001 (3B7D8614)
    f78de000 f78e8000 fetnd5b fetnd5b.sys Tue Oct 29 00:20:28 2002 (3DBE28AC)
    f78ee000 f78fd400 serial serial.sys Fri Aug 17 22:27:19 2001 (3B7DE097)
    f78fe000 f790a700 i8042prt i8042prt.sys Fri Aug 17 22:44:51 2001 (3B7DE4B3)
    f790e000 f7919e00 rasl2tp rasl2tp.sys Fri Aug 17 20:30:47 2001 (3B7DC547)
    f791e000 f7927800 raspppoe raspppoe.sys Fri Aug 17 15:55:33 2001 (3B7D84C5)
    f792e000 f7939580 raspptp raspptp.sys Fri Aug 17 20:30:51 2001 (3B7DC54B)
    f793e000 f7946400 msgpc msgpc.sys Fri Aug 17 15:54:19 2001 (3B7D847B)
    f799e000 f79aa600 usbhub usbhub.sys Fri Aug 17 16:03:11 2001 (3B7D868F)
    f79be000 f79cbb00 ipsec ipsec.sys Fri Aug 17 20:30:42 2001 (3B7DC542)
    f79fe000 f7a06200 wanarp wanarp.sys Fri Aug 17 15:55:23 2001 (3B7D84BB)
    f7a2e000 f7a38700 STREAM STREAM.SYS Fri Aug 17 16:01:16 2001 (3B7D861C)
    f7a3e000 f7a46180 netbios netbios.sys Fri Aug 17 15:54:00 2001 (3B7D8468)
    f7a8e000 f7a9de00 VIDEOPRT VIDEOPRT.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:57:42 2001 (3B7D8546)
    f7a9e000 f7aa7980 Imapi Imapi.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:53:17 2001 (3B7D843D)
    f7aae000 f7ab3c80 PCIIDEX PCIIDEX.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:51:46 2001 (3B7D83E2)
    f7ab6000 f7aba900 PartMgr PartMgr.sys Fri Aug 17 20:32:23 2001 (3B7DC5A7)
    f7abe000 f7ac4d00 viaagp1 viaagp1.sys Wed Jul 02 05:08:01 2003 (3F02AF01)
    f7ace000 f7ad2580 ptilink ptilink.sys Fri Aug 17 15:49:53 2001 (3B7D8371)
    f7b5e000 f7b65780 processr processr.sys Fri Aug 17 15:48:32 2001 (3B7D8320)
    f7b66000 f7b6aa00 usbuhci usbuhci.sys Fri Aug 17 16:03:04 2001 (3B7D8688)
    f7b6e000 f7b72a80 usbehci usbehci.sys Mon Apr 01 16:42:09 2002 (3CA8E241)
    f7b76000 f7b77000 fdc fdc.sys unavailable (00000000)
    f7b7e000 f7b83600 mouclass mouclass.sys Fri Aug 17 15:47:50 2001 (3B7D82F6)
    f7b86000 f7b8bb80 kbdclass kbdclass.sys Fri Aug 17 15:47:47 2001 (3B7D82F3)
    f7ba6000 f7baa080 raspti raspti.sys Fri Aug 17 15:55:32 2001 (3B7D84C4)
    f7c3e000 f7c41000 BOOTVID BOOTVID.dll Fri Aug 17 15:49:09 2001 (3B7D8345)
    f7c42000 f7c45f60 hotcore hotcore.sys Fri Jul 22 03:07:00 2005 (42E0A924)
    f7cda000 f7cdcf80 ndisuio ndisuio.sys Fri Aug 17 15:53:53 2001 (3B7D8461)
    f7cee000 f7cf1a80 serenum serenum.sys Fri Aug 17 15:50:13 2001 (3B7D8385)
    f7cf2000 f7cf4580 ndistapi ndistapi.sys Fri Aug 17 15:55:29 2001 (3B7D84C1)
    f7cfa000 f7cfdf80 TDI TDI.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:57:25 2001 (3B7D8535)
    f7d2e000 f7d2fb80 kdcom kdcom.dll Fri Aug 17 15:49:10 2001 (3B7D8346)
    f7d30000 f7d31100 WMILIB WMILIB.SYS Fri Aug 17 16:07:23 2001 (3B7D878B)
    f7d32000 f7d33800 viaidexp viaidexp.sys Thu Oct 18 00:12:14 2001 (3BCE72BE)
    f7d34000 f7d35700 dmload dmload.sys Fri Aug 17 15:58:15 2001 (3B7D8567)
    f7d64000 f7d65280 USBD USBD.SYS Fri Aug 17 16:02:58 2001 (3B7D8682)
    f7dae000 f7dafa80 ParVdm ParVdm.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:49:49 2001 (3B7D836D)
    f7dda000 f7ddbf00 Fs_Rec Fs_Rec.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:49:37 2001 (3B7D8361)
    f7ddc000 f7ddd080 Beep Beep.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:47:33 2001 (3B7D82E5)
    f7dde000 f7ddf080 mnmdd mnmdd.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:57:28 2001 (3B7D8538)
    f7de0000 f7de1080 RDPCDD RDPCDD.sys Fri Aug 17 15:46:56 2001 (3B7D82C0)
    f7df6000 f7df6d00 pciide pciide.sys Fri Aug 17 15:51:49 2001 (3B7D83E5)
    f7e37000 f7e37c00 audstub audstub.sys Fri Aug 17 15:59:40 2001 (3B7D85BC)
    f7e6e000 f7e6ef00 swenum swenum.sys Fri Aug 17 15:48:47 2001 (3B7D832F)
    f7e91000 f7e91b80 Null Null.SYS Fri Aug 17 15:47:39 2001 (3B7D82EB)
    f7f65000 f7f65d00 dxgthk dxgthk.sys Fri Aug 17 15:53:12 2001 (3B7D8438)
  15. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unloaded modules:
    b992a000 b9951000 kmixer.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    b992a000 b9951000 kmixer.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    b9f75000 b9f9c000 kmixer.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f7ef6000 f7ef7000 drmkaud.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    b9f9c000 b9fb8000 aec.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f470d000 f471a000 DMusic.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f4cbb000 f4cc9000 swmidi.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f7d74000 f7d76000 splitter.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f79ce000 f79d9000 STREAM.SYS
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f7c0e000 f7c14000 USBCAMD2.SYS
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f4d1b000 f4d3e000 Icam3.sys
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f34f8000 f34fd000 Cdaudio.SYS
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f33aa000 f33ad000 Sfloppy.SYS
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    f3500000 f3505000 Flpydisk.SYS
    Timestamp: unavailable (00000000)
    Checksum: 00000000
    Closing open log file c:\debuglog.txt
  16. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Try update or reinstall of the driver.

    By the way, you can post that log as an attachment on your post. Saves my scroll wheel :D
  17. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Lol sorry!
    Thanks...Ive tried installing and reinstalling the Nvidia drivers...And Ive tried running the PC without the drivers or the GPU and I still have restarts...:(

    There is another Minidump...It may help...:)
  18. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    driver fault, this time with ntkrnlmp.exe
    Do you run dual core?

    I'm gonna suggest a few things that will probably cover a whole lot of things, some you could've already done.
    -update all your drivers, including motherboard chipset drivers and directx 9 (if applicable)

    If its still unstable:
    -Go to start>run and do a chkdsk /f on your HDDs and also a sfc /scannow. For the sfc scan, you may need your windows XP cd.
    -i know you mentioned you've cleared ram, but do this again, this time following this guide: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

    see how you go :)
  19. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a Intel P4 3.0 Ghz HT

    I have updated all my drivers I ran Chkdsk on all my drives and the scannow,
    I ran memtest again 11 times with both sticks then with one stick 32 and with the other 34 finally the second stick threw 3 errors I happily removed the second stick thinking that will solve my problem and eeeeeeeeeee still restarting...:( Memtest is not infalible...lol. So I tried a new techique, I tried kicking it with all my might with tears in my eyes and all, with no success whatsoever...:p

    Im so lost with my problem...Im thinking the only solution is to buy a new one.... which ofcourse I dont want to...
    Plese help....or I might end up bold... or being a Pc technitian...:p
  20. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    since you got the debugger program, run it on the latest minidump and check if its got driver fault again, and where from this time.

    There are two other things you probably can do.. first is a hardware check (i suggest you do this first, faster) before doing the software check.

    Hardware check - Open up your PC, observe for anything faulty: burns, smells, unnatural marks, popped/leaking capacitors, loose connections, shorting connections etc.
    -Clean out any dust, boot into BIOS and confirm good temps and voltages. Post them here if you wish.
    -Note the sticker on the side of the PSU and post all the info there (brand, ratings etc)
    -If no weird markings are found etc, take out any expansion cards and extra components, so you're left with a minimum setup [cpu/mobo, power, audio/video (onboard if possible), 1 ram, 1 hdd] and try boot up. See if its stable.

    >if it is, then you know that one of those you've took out is causing it, so plug one by one until you find it.

    the software check you can do, is to go boot into safe mode first. If its stable, then open up start>run> msconfig and then boot in diagnostic startup. this will make the PC boot similar to Safe mode without the restrictions (normal boot). Reboot and see if the system is stable.

    -If it is, select the "Selective startup" and check one of the unchecked boxes. Reboot and see if the system is stable. Do this (check another box, reboot and observe) until it does the restart thing, then go to the tab and check only one at a time until you recreate the problem, and note which one it is. You may need to repeat this test multiple times but taking out the processes you've written down each time you encounter the problem.

    -If it still give the problem with the diagnostic startup, it means some hardware related or corrupted OS fault, or something else still..

    for the heck of it, if you got spare ram sticks that are compatible and know works, try them on.. you might discover something new...
  21. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow! thanks a Lot!
    I will take the steps 1 by 1 and post my results here!
    Thanks for all your help!!!!
  22. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your mindump indicates a bad or faulty video driver.
  23. Aadryk

    Aadryk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I found what it was...It was the damn motherboard it kept crashing and restarting god knows why...I replaced it and everything works like a charm now!!!! after 5 months!! lol Thanks for your help guys!!!
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,520

    A DVD burning program such as Nero can demand 100% of the processor. Also, unless you're gaming this is as hot as the processor is likely to become.
    I don't know if either one of those things matter, but it's something to consider.

    Since I didn't read the post above this, never mind.
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