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Random BSOD after installation of windows XP SP3

By BenzCode
Jul 6, 2008
  1. Can someone help me to analyze my minidumps. Attached all my minidumps.

    below are the summary of all the problem i have encountered.

    Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsMapStream+46 )
    Probably caused by : usbVM303.sys ( usbVM303+2269 )
    Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonCreate+9d1 )
    Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonRead+b76 )
    Probably caused by : nv4_disp.dll ( nv4_disp+6b82 )
    Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+107 )
    Probably caused by : smwdm.sys ( smwdm+22904 )
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+2c1 )
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    BugCheck Codes Mentioned In Mini Dump Files
    Bugcheck: 0x50 - Twice
    Bugcheck: 0x24 - Twice
    Bugcheck: 0x19 - Twice
    Bugcheck: 0x8E - Twice
    Bugcheck: 0xC5 - smwdm.sys (sound driver for Windows)

    This is a lot of different errors follow these steps.

    1. Run a Virus Scan.
    2. Run Check Disk (ChkDsk) on Windows.
    3. Update Sound Device Drivers, Graphics Device Drivers, Other Multi Media type Drivers and your USB drivers. Because of all these being mentioned in the .dmp files.
    4. Run Memtest this will need to be burned to a CD and then used at boot up for a minimum of 7 passes about 3-5 hours can vary on different comps
    5. Download your HDD manufacturers test and run that.

    Post back if you have any questions and your progress on these steps
  3. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Posts: 171

    was this service pack installed on an exisiting old xp install? If so, the majority of ppl here will agree that installing service packs on a fresh install of xp is always the best way to go. SP upgrades on existing installs is like gamble to me. With all the stray files, drivers, registery entries/errors, multitude of applications installed, previous multitude of apps installed, malware, some types of AV scanners/apps getting in the way of SP installs, severely fragmented HDs etc etc etc etc etc can all get in the way of service pack installations. It could of been one program that could of caused the problem, OR it could of been a combination of problems that could of done that. Always do SP installs on a fresh install of any os you have.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Uninstall SP3, then see if it works. If it does, you do not need SP3 for anything anyway.
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