Physical memory dump

By Eryx
May 10, 2008
  1. yesterday while i was at school comcast came over to rehook up my internet, the guy installed the drivers for usb for the motorola surfboard. when i came home, i started my pc and everything was running good. i then decided to update my call of duty 4 by installing the patches. i attempted to play, but said i needed to start the pnkbstrA.exe. so i check boxed this in the msconfig window and restarted my pc. as soon as it got to the welcome screen, it crashed to a blue screen which said

    "***STOP: 0X00000008E(0xC0000005, 0x8062c26b, 0xF67B998c, 0x00000000)

    Beginning dump of physical memory.
    Physical memory dump system adminstrator, etc."

    it did this everytime i tryed to restart, so i went into safe mode and chose system restore to before i installed the patches. it ran through and restarted as it should. but then i decided to restart my pc without updating the cod 4 or activating punk buster.

    could it possibly be the motorola drivers? they seem to be working right now

    please help, thanks.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0x8E errors are nearly always hardware/hardware compatibility issues though sometimes they can be due to a device driver. Let's try to narrow this down:

    1. Are you having any other issues besides this one game?

    2. Did this game run fine before patching?
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