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Random bsods -minidump analysis please

By qmd ยท 7 replies
Feb 19, 2008
  1. Hi, have been having this problem for some time - get a BSOD randomly usualy in the first few mins after botting up - but sometimes after PC has been on for hours. It can be during gaming, surfing, or nothing. sometimes it wont happen for days, or like the last half hour it can restart over and over in the first 30 seconds after boot. Since it started happening my PSU started playing up and has been replaced, my graphics card has been upgraded, and my HDD's have been replaced (although the data was cloned from the old drives). I've run checks on HDD (chkdsk and WD diagnostics) and memtest86+ with no errors found.

    my PC is as follows (at least I'm pretty sure - this is from memory):
    Windows XP SP2
    Abit KN8 SLi
    AMD 64 3000+
    1GB Crucial RAM (think 2700 but can check on this later)
    Hiper 580W type R PSU
    Maxtor 250GB
    WD 300GB
    GeForce 7600GT

    if anyone could help me interpret these minidumps that would be great.

    thanks a lot,

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,313   +100

    Hmm, going out on a limb here but, check Add/Remove Programs and see if you have NVidia's Network Access Manager installed. If so, uninstall it and reboot. Then, make sure your nForce4 drivers are up to date and upon installing the latest drivers decline the installation of NVidia's Network Access Manager. Reboot after the installation process has completed.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    re: Mini021708-07.dmp

    kd> !analyze -v
    * *
    * 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: 0000003c, memory referenced
    Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 00000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: b8e67701, address which referenced memory


    b8e67701 8b793c mov edi,dword ptr [ecx+3Ch]



    b8e67701 8b793c mov edi,dword ptr [ecx+3Ch]


    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner


    IMAGE_NAME: NVTcp.sys


    SYMBOL_NAME: NVTcp+b701​

    get the latest updates for your chipset/driver
  4. qmd

    qmd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi, thanks for the responses guys - removed NVidia's Network Access Manager from my add/remove programs list, and that seems to have at least helped - I'll d/l the latest drivers from abit next.


  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,313   +100

    Great :D! Keep us updated..
  6. qmd

    qmd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well after restarting my PC multiple times yesterday - still seems to be running perfectly, obviously difficult to say definitively as it was random when it was crashing - but it looks pretty good! :grinthumb

    I installed the latest drivers no prob and didn't install the Network Access Manager - so at the moment am running with windows own firewall - any recomendations for other firewalls?

    Thanks again!
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    sunbelt kerio personal firewall (paid/free)
    zonealarm free/pro (paid/free)
    comodo firewall

    other AV suites like AVG, Nortons, Mcafee, one care etc.... lots... just have a look yourself and see what suits you better..
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,313   +100

    Great, glad it worked :D!
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