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Random reboot & blue screen

By epep
Apr 28, 2010
  1. i am running win xp pro on an iMac with bootcamp. recently I got a few random re-boots and blue screen with the following message:

    Error Signature:
    BCCode : 1000000a BCP1 : 9B5F59EB BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
    BCP4 : 805150E1 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

    and I attached the dmp file here.

    Please if someone can help, because this is my only computer.
    Appreciate any kind of help, thanks!!

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Your error is 0xA and one of the major causes for this error is hardware. In your case it is memory corruption. You need to run the free and completely safe Memtest86+ on your memory.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed but either one should work. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Once it completes the 8 individual tests it will begin at Test # 1 again and so on. Even though the tests look like they are just repeating themselves they are not. Instead they are throwing at your RAM, so to speak, a vast array varying patterns.

    Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
  3. epep

    epep TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much! I will run the test this weekend and will come back for any result.
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