Random bsod after reinstalling xp pro

By knuttucks
Dec 18, 2009
  1. Hi, I reinstalled xp pro with format after a trial of Win 7 did not live up to expectations (despite running the compatibility program some hardware - netgear sc101 & software was not compatible). No hardware changes have been made to the system (except an extra 500Gb sata drive) which has run perfectly for the last 12 months. I am getting bsod at random times but have noticed they normally occur a few minutes after comming out of standby (S3). On the last two I noticed that on reboot my usb bluetooth device was reinstalled. (I changed the dongle and drivers after the bsod on 14-12-09 but is still went through the routine on 17-12-09) I have attached dmp files as I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks Martyn
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I read 5 of your most recent dump files and four of them are 0x00000080: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE
    This general indication of a hardware failure is often quite difficult to pin down. Follow usual hardware troubleshooting protocols, in particular: Roll-back any recent hardware or driver changes; ensure that RAM sticks are matched and undamaged; check for viruses or hard drive damage; run ChkDsk to identify file system problems; ensure that all connections are sound inside the computer and all cards well-seated.

    The good news is your dumps are definitive in that they all cite a probable cause and they all point to the driver Rtenicxp.sys which is a Realtek 10/100/1000 NIC Family all in one NDIS Driver.

    Try updating your NIC drivers first but there is a possibility that your NIC card is bad, but at this point this is only a guess.
  3. knuttucks

    knuttucks TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, ran chkdsk and reported a clean drive after over 90 minutes (320gb sata). Checked all connections and found the main 24pin power connector not seated fully. Hope this solves the probs!
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